A recent Newsweek article, "Christianity in Crisis," has stirred quite a controversy. The article, written by Andrew Sullivan, a Christian author, editor, political commentator and blogger (ardent supporter of separation of church and state) and published during the Holy Week, makes a case that "Christianity has been destroyed by politics, priests, and get-rich evangelists," and that Christians should walk away from the church all together and follow the teachings of Jesus individually.
One week after a controversy broke out over New York's Department of Education's (DOE) policy of suggesting that school test publishers avoid certain topics and words while preparing the tests- words like "evolution," "birthday" and any topics related to religion - the department announced earlier this week that it is abandoning the much-criticized practice.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood's newly chosen presidential candidate, Khairat al-Shater, has declared earlier this week that introducing Shariah law would be his "first and final" objective if he wins elections in May and June.
"October Baby," a pro-life, coming of a coming-of-age drama, is standing strong in its second week with surprisingly good box office results despite being launched the same weekend as Hollywood blockbuster "The Hunger Games," the film's producers told The Christian Post.
"American Idol" contestants need spiritual support and need to be ministered to, claims Leesa Bellesi, who is also known as the "Idol Pastor." The Orange County-based minister found herself convinced at one point, six years ago, that she should take up the task to protect the young contestants' faith and mental health from the cruelty of the industry and, as it later became clear, from cyber bullying, she has told The Christian Post.
Dr. Michael Guillen, a scientist and journalist known mostly for being the former science editor for ABC News and for guest appearances on "Good Morning America," will preach the Easter message Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral, church representatives announced Wednesday.
As the highly awaited new Egyptian constitution is being drafted, the nation's Coptic Orthodox Church announced over the weekend its withdrawal from a panel charged with writing it, saying Islamist domination of the panel made its participation "pointless."
Two twin grenade blasts Saturday killed an estimated two people and injured over 30 in a Kenyan city where Christians had gathered to hold an outdoor worship service.
As the violent conflict between rebels and the Syrian government continues putting the lives of civilians at risk, many Christians are reportedly considering fleeing the country, once considered a safe haven for Christians in the Middle East.
Local South Sudanese government officials and tribal elders have gathered in Yei River County in Jonglei state Sunday for a three-day Peace Conference under the sponsorship of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), to discuss the role of the church in helping end tribal violence and prevent future conflict.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative-led coalition government are pushing strongly to grant same-sex couples the option of entering into civil marriages, causing protests from British clergy.
Since the three weeks Crystal Cathedral Ministries founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his family left the California megachurch, the mood within the congregation has become "very positive," the church's new president and CEO, John Charles, told The Christian Post.
Joseph Walker III, pastor of one of Nashville's largest churches, faces a second lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct involving a congregant and violating the trust of another church member, it emerged Thursday. A church spokesman told The Christian Post the claims are nothing but "fabrications."
Deeming such topics problematic, the NYC Department of Education (DOE) has suggested that faith-related subjects, such as "Christmas," be omitted from standardized tests. Critics say the department's "politically correct" request, which would ban "television" and "birthdays," borders on absurdity.
The "Hour of Power," Crystal Cathedral's landmark television program, will air its first new episode Sunday under new leadership, after the church's founding family, the Schullers, quit the ministry. However, in some markets, the long-running program will be cut to just half an hour.
The year 2011 did not bring respite for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of migrants who fled the country are still unwilling to risk returning due to reports of continued discrimination, fear of renewed violence and the government's inability to protect citizens.
A Protestant pastor was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Vietnam Monday for leading a house church, unregistered as an official church with state officials, state media reported. The incident reportedly left Christians fearful that similar acts of persecution could become more common in the Communist state.
Kuwaiti authorities arrested a man Tuesday for insulting the Prophet Muhammad via his Twitter account, based on a Sharia-based blasphemy law, which is highly regarded in the mostly Sunni Muslim country. The incident reportedly drew calls for the man's death.
An organization of atheists and agnostics filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania state House resolution that declares 2012 the "Year of the Bible," claiming the measure violates the U.S. Constitution and requesting the court to "declare that the government is not 'Judeo-Christian.'"
New York City stores are finding themselves in a snag as changes within the NFL are making it difficult to keep Jets merchandise, especially jerseys with Tim Tebow's number 15, in supply amid fans hungry for Jets paraphernalia.
The father of JonBenet Ramsey, the six-year-old beauty pageant queen whose 1996 murder has yet to be solved, shares in a new book that it was faith in God that helped him overcome the tremendous ordeal and suffering he has endured throughout the case, which saw he and his wife eyed as suspects.
Monday marks another restless day in Sanford, Fla., where community leaders and activists, NAACP leaders, and Christian ministers, are scheduled to attend a series of events calling for punishment for the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. who was shot exactly one month ago while returning from a store, unarmed.
Reports of several cases of open persecution against members of minority Christian communities around the world emerged recently, including several cases involving countries or citizens forbidding Christians to worship, either in official or house churches.
Florida churches and prominent evangelical Christian leaders from across the nation are joining the calls for justice for slain teenager Trayvon Martin, with the issue of race dominating discussions about the African-American student's fatal shooting. However, some Christians say the case is more about social justice than it is race.
Charismatic televangelist Joyce Meyer, founder of a popular Missouri-based ministry and mission and a New York Times bestselling author, has penned over 90 books for adults. Now, the minister with a "tough" demeanor and unique sense of humor is reaching out to a new audience with her debut children's book, Every Which Way to Pray.