Donald Trump's Evangelical outreach is mostly with preachers who mainstream Evangelicals would consider heretics, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says.
Record $1 Billion Worth of Church Property Sold Last Year as Churches Turn to Redevelopment to Raise Revenue
As a record $1 billion worth of religious-affiliated properties were sold across the United States in 2014 due to high maintenance costs and declining membership, some churches are now choosing to redevelop their properties through profitable deals with real estate investment companies in an effort to improve their financial security.
Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris Chides Christians Who Read Filthy Gossip on Internet and Believe It
In a biting message aimed at Christian gossip lovers on Sunday, Robert Morris, founding senior pastor of the 36,000-member Gateway Church in Texas and chairman of the board of The King's University, cited gossip as a factor in how some Christians get lost, and chided those who won't listen to gossip but have no problem reading it on the Internet.
It would be several hours before Pope Francis would eventually arrive for a solemn interfaith service at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum honoring victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan Friday morning, but he was already proving to be a unifying force among the diverse throng of invited guests who were patiently waiting to meet him.
Pope Francis Knocks Abortion, Christian Persecution, War and 'Anomalous Lifetyles;' Says Men and Women Are Different
In a historic speech delivered at the opening of the 70th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Friday, Pope Francis called for a defense of the environment and a recognition and adherence to "moral law" in society while knocking abortion, war, Christian persecution and "anomalous" lifestyles.
Oklahoma City Congregation Divided as Pastor Battles With Assemblies of God Over Rights to the Church's Money and Property
Members of El Tabernaculo de Fe, a large Hispanic Oklahoma City congregation, are now reportedly brawling with each other as their pastor, Rev. Velio Estrada, is locked in a legal battle with the Oklahoma City District Council of the Assemblies of God over who has rights to the church, as well as the management of the church's money.
In the last five years, the number of workers with health insurance deductibles, as well as the size of those deductibles, have increased at a much faster rate than increases in workers' wages and general inflation, according to a new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation on Tuesday.
Pastor Saeed Abedini Tasered, Threatened With New Charges and More Time in Iran Prison as Wife Pleads for His Release
After a new round of verbal and physical abuse from Iranian intelligence officers Wednesday, American Pastor Saeed Abedini was threatened with additional charges and more time in prison as his faithful wife, Naghmeh, pleaded for his release.
The mother of a left-handed 4-year-old Oklahoma preschooler is now speaking out after her son's teacher reportedly forced him to write with his right hand because some associate left-handedness with evil and the devil.
Imam Says America, Europe Taking Muslim Refugees Will Only Help Spread Caliphate; Tells Muslim Refugees to Breed With Europeans
In a controversial speech delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel, top Imam Sheikh Muhammad Ayed said European countries accepting refugees in the ongoing migrant crisis are not doing it out of compassion but out of a need for workers, and warned that it will only help the spread of the Islamic caliphate.
Bob Carswell, the 61-year-old pastor of Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma, Alabama, who took down a gunman who shot a woman and an infant inside the church on Sunday, said he was just doing his job to "protect his sheep" and has already forgiven the suspected gunman, James Minter, 26.
Long Hollow Baptist Names Robby Gallaty as New Senior Pastor After Losing Pastor David Landrith to Cancer
After losing Senior Pastor David Landrith to an aggressive cancer last November, the five-campus Long Hollow Baptist Church in Tennessee, which became the first Southern Baptist church in the state to baptize 1,000 people annually, named Robby Gallaty, 39, as its new senior pastor on Sunday.
Megachurch Pastor Takes Leave of Absence After Bigamy Allegations; Says 'Rhythm and Blues Got the Best of Me'
Cornelius (Neil) Davis Jr., senior pastor of the 4,200-member Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, Michigan, has reportedly taken a leave of absence from the helm of his megachurch after allegations surfaced that he walked out on his first wife and two children then subsequently went on to marry again without getting a divorce.
Two days after the much-watched and talked about Republican debate on CNN Wednesday, results of a new Rasmussen poll released Friday placed 2016 GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson a percentage point ahead of rival Donald Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination next year.
A day after his measured showing in Wednesday night's historic Republican debate on CNN. which he called a "mud throwing," "reality TV show gone bad" that he "didn't much care for," retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential contender Ben Carson said he gained more than 500,000 new fans on Facebook and more than $1 million in small donations as a result.
Texas Pastor, Congregation Escape From Demon-Troubled Man Who Said God Sent Him to Kill Infidel Christians
The pastor of a small church in Texas is now thanking God after he escaped with his congregation from an armed "man of Islam" who entered his church declaring demons were chasing him and God had authorized him to take lives.
Christian CEO of Aldelano Corporation to Unveil 'Solar ColdBox' That Could Be Answer to Global Food and Water Crises
Food and water insecurity are among the biggest crises facing the global community and next month Al Hollingsworth, the Christian founder of Aldelano Corporation, will unveil a solution called the Aldelano Solar ColdBox which promises to produce gallons of drinking water from the air daily, store perishable food and generate power.
Law enforcement officers in Elberton, Georgia, are now keeping a close eye on Sunday services at Union Grove Baptist Church after an enduring feud between longtime members, led by a 103-year-old woman, and their new pastor, Rev. Tim Mattox, came to a head in recent weeks.
Donald Trump Cites Proverbs Ahead of CNN Republican Debate, 'Never Bend to Envy;' Says He'll Try Toning Down
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump heaped praise on his favorite book, the Bible, just hours ahead of the CNN Republican debate Wednesday night, citing the Book of Proverbs to excoriate envy just three weeks after he came under fire for refusing to name his favorite Bible verse.
Alabama Proposes Whopping 40% 'Porn Tax' to Help Fund Essential Services; Bill's Definition of 'Porn' Seems Problematic
Currently ranked among the top ten most conservative states in the U.S., and the most conservative state in 2013 according to Gallup, Alabama is now seeking to raise revenue from the consumption of pornographic material and adult entertainment to fund essential services through a 40 percent state excise tax.
If He Raises $10 Million Before Christmas Glenn Beck Says He'll Bring Syrian Christians to US Without Permission
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says if he can raise $10 million before Christmas he's willing to risk prison time to get Syrian Christian refugees into the U.S. without the requisite permission.
A Louisiana megachurch pastor and his family are mourning the loss of his 20-year-old son who died after his motorcycle crashed into a car that was pulling out of a private driveway last Friday.
After sitting in jail for six days for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her Christian faith, Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis returned to work Monday with a 'remedy' to avoid violating her conscience and disobeying God - until further notice, any marriage license issued by her office will not have her name or authorization.
Marine turned Army chaplain the Rev. David W. Peters, who won Trinity Wall Street's 2015 R econciliation Preaching Prize, urged New Yorkers on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday to learn how to reconcile and put the lesson into practice.
At 8:46 a.m. on Friday, the exact time when the first plane crashed into 1 World Trade Center North Tower on September 11, 2001, the Rev. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Wall Street church, rang the Bell of Hope in the churchyard of the historic St. Paul's Chapel. The chapel forms part of the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.