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.Tags Sports
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.1 comments
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.
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.
A Vatican delegation to Ireland concluded Tuesday in an investigative report on causes of a major sex abuse scandal that local church leaders were guilty of negligence. Delegates also asked victims for forgiveness in the name of the Roman Catholic Church, and vowed to continue to implement reform to further protect children.
A victims advocacy organization alleging pressure from lawyers representing the Roman Catholic Church to hand over confidential documents related to clergy sex abuse cases claims the tactics being used are akin to "bullying" and "intimidation." Church officials deny, however, that any tactics are being used to pressure the group.