Six months after Family Christian Stores, the nation's largest chain of Christian book and gift stores, filed for Chapter 11 protection, a Michigan judge on Tuesday approved a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale that is expected to help the struggling business drop millions in debt and remain open.
A Florida pastor and his congregation are now wrapped in heartache after his three daughters were killed in a car crash that left five people dead and a young boy fighting for his life as they returned home from a church convention Sunday.
A day before he was fatally shot "multiple times" by an Arlington police officer responding to a break-in report at the Classic Buick GMC dealership in Texas shortly after 1 a.m. last Friday, 19-year-old Angelo State University sophomore Christian Taylor tweeted: "Devil get up off me ... forever."
Members of a radical militant group in South Africa known as the Economic Freedom Fighters reportedly burned a tent to the ground that was being used for worship by an unconventional Christian group that made headlines last month after its controversial pastor was photographed feeding them what appeared to be a live snake.
Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of prominent evangelical preacher Billy Graham, who resigned as lead pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida in June after confessing to an "inappropriate" relationship with another woman who was not his wife, says he now understands why people commit suicide. He also said he never thought he would be unfaithful.
A former assistant professor at Northwest Christian University in Oregon, who alleges she was fired after she refused an ultimatum to either marry or leave the father of her unborn child and admit the pregnancy was a mistake, is now suing the university for $650,000.
In a series of tweets Thursday, Alabama's Republican Governor Robert Bentley made his state the third one to cut state funds from Planned Parenthood this week, as the fallout continues from the recent release of five controversial videos describing the harvesting and marketing of aborted babies' organs for financial reward.
Unabashed billionaire Donald Trump who one poll currently shows is leading the 2016 Republican presidential nomination among both white Evangelical Republicans (20 percent) and general Republican voters (24 percent), was also the most discussed candidate on Facebook and Twitter during Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson placing second.
In an impassioned speech to Christians Wednesday, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, warned that "there is a spiritual battle to turn off the light" in America and urged people of faith to shine their spiritual light to dispel the darkness.
Sarah Jakes Roberts, daughter of popular megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, upbraided a critic who called her "carnal" on Instagram for posting a photo of herself modeling clothes stocked in her closet by her stylist.
President Barack Obama ripped the practice of killing albinos in Africa for ritual purposes as "craziness" and "cruel" and called for its end Monday, as a weeks-long scandal swirled in the U.S. over a series of undercover videos highlighting Planned Parenthood's controversial marketing of aborted baby parts.
Hundreds of lay preachers seeking a spot in the limelight are now lining up to appear on a new reality show billed "So You Think You Can Preach" for a chance to win $25,000, a new car and a lifetime opening at the pulpit of at least two unnamed megachurches.
A Sunday morning sermon about the value of life turned into a frightening fight for it two days ago when a man placed a gun to the head of a Florida pastor's mother as she listened to him preach about "what's life worth."
In a fifth undercover video highlighting Planned Parenthood's controversial sell of aborted baby parts, Melissa Farrell, director of research at the organization's Gulf Coast branch, touted the clinic's ability to deliver intact babies for a higher reward despite the sell or purchase of human fetal tissue being a federal felony.
On a scale of 1 to 10, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in America is at a 9.1 when it comes to racial diversity and that number makes it the most diverse religious group in the U.S., according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
A 24-year-old man who was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend because she refused to abort their unborn child so he could "stay with ... his other girlfriend," was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the crime last Thursday, but he still maintains that he is innocent.
In a very candid video appeal on Wednesday, popular Christian rapper Lecrae challenged his "white brothers and sisters" to explain why they never protest when he talks about issues like abortion or the Islamic State terror group, but usually express concern when he speaks out about racial injustice.
Racked with grief but buoyed by her faith, Audrey Dubose, the Christian mother of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose who was shot dead in the head by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop on July 19, said she declared Psalm 93 the day she heard her son had died. On Wednesday, she made America listen to it as she thanked God for revealing the truth about his death.
Jex Blackmore, the national spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, which claims to have made up to 700 people sign over their souls to Satan at an event in Detroit, Michigan — billed the "largest public satanic ceremony in history" where a one-ton bronze statue of a goat-headed Baphomet was unveiled last Saturday — said Tuesday that the devil isn't real and advised Christians, "Don't waste your prayers on us."
Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called the controversial undercover videos showing officials from Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of organs from aborted fetuses "disturbing" on Tuesday and said it raises questions about the process nationwide.
After publicly criticizing the ministry of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, former Mars Hill Church lead pastor Mark Driscoll says the Lord has convicted him about his "sin" against the popular preacher and he's now seeking to make amends.
In perhaps the most humbling reaction to his controversial exit from Mars Hill Church less than a year ago, co-founder of the now defunct Seattle-based megachurch, Mark Driscoll, revealed in a tearful video interview with Hillsong Church's Brian Houston that it was God who told him and his wife, Grace, to resign from the church because a trap had been set.
E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest) in Decatur, Georgia, has become somewhat of a hero among gay rights advocates after a clip from one of his recent sermons on the hypocritical treatment of gays by some black churches went viral during the weekend. On Monday, however, he declared that his message should not be taken as support for LGBT advocacy.
He says he's not an atheist, but former born-again California rapper, actor, director and record producer Hopsin, whose real name is Marcus Jamal Hopson — who caused a stir last summer when he revealed he had lost his faith via the lyrics of his angst-filled song "Ill Mind of Hopsin 7" — says God is yet to prove to him that He exists.
In what appears to be a public cry for help to God, popular R&B singer Chris Brown recently lamented his life as a burden that would make the "average man" commit suicide and says he's tired of the devil ruining his life.