Can the Islamic State, or ISIS, be classified as a "religious movement," or is it a political movement that's only superficially religious? This issue was discussed by two Middle East experts at a recent Faith Angle Forum.
A Middle East expert drew comparisons between the Islamic State and the Protestant Reformation at a recent Faith Angle Forum.
Os Guinness: How Rick Warren Won Over a 'Gay Rights' Activist With the Subversive Love of Christ (CP Interview 2/2)
For Christians to be persuasive, their message must be centered on and shaped by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Os Guinness argues in his new book, "Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion."
Analysis: #Transgender and #Transracial? The Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal Comparison Undermines Arguments Against Gay Marriage
With the nation captivated by the discovery that the leader of a civil rights organization is a white person who has been pretending to be black, some conservative pundits have drawn a comparison with Bruce Jenner claiming to be a woman who now goes by Caitlyn Jenner. If one can be transgender, they argue, why not transracial? The comparison is problematic, however, and could undermine the conservative argument against gay marriage.
Os Guinness: Why Balaam's Ass Is the Patron Saint of Apologetics and Christians Need to Recover the Art of Persuasion (CP Interview 1/2)
Christians have lost the art of persuasion and they need to get it back, Christian author Os Guinness argues in his new book, "Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion."
Contrary to previous research, Republican state cultures do a better job at promoting family stability than Democratic state cultures, when controlling for other factors, according to a research brief published by the Institute for Family Studies.
How Can Christian Organizations Protect Their Religious Freedom From Gay Marriage, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Challenges? Russell Moore and Legal Group Offer Guidance
The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and Alliance Defending Freedom published legal guidance to help Christian groups prepare for the religious freedom challenges likely to result from sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination ordinances, and the legalization of gay marriage.
A number of prominent pastors and lay leaders have signed a petition pledging civil disobedience if a U.S. Supreme Court decision redefining marriage to include same-sex couples infringes upon their religious freedom.
Is the Obama administration moving to require Christian nonprofits that receive government grants to follow LGBT non-discrimination rules in hiring?
The debate over transgenderism derives from different views over what it means to be male and female.
Most Americans, even most liberals, believe the state of moral values in the United States is getting worse, according to a Gallup poll.
What Should Christians Do About Anti-Christian Hostility? Christian Sociologist George Yancey Offers Guidance (Interview)
What should Christians do about the hostile environment they increasingly face? In a Christian Post interview, professor George Yancey talks about his new book written for fellow Christians, "Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias."
Abercrombie & Fitch Guilty of Religious Discrimination, Supreme Court Decides in Muslim Head Scarf Case
A Muslim woman who was denied employment because she wears a head scarf won a religious discrimination case against clothing retail chain Abercrombie & Fitch in the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.
Americans' acceptance of sexual immorality is growing, according to a Gallup report. The largest increase in moral acceptability from 2001 to 2015 was for homosexual relations, which increased g23 percentage points, from 40 to 63 percent.
For the first time in seven years, more Americans identify themselves as pro-choice than pro-life on abortion, according to a Gallup poll.
Republicans and President Barack Obama should stop attacking the liberals arts. Attacking the liberal arts is both illiberal and unconservative, but many Republicans and Obama have been diminishing liberal arts education, especially the social sciences and humanities.
Conservatives should be among the strongest supporters of the social sciences and humanities, yet Republican politicians, as well as President Barack Obama, do not have a high view of those disciplines these days.
Analysis: Does Gay Marriage Distract the Church From Fighting Poverty? 3 Important Points to Keep in Mind
Churches should stop spending so much time fighting against abortion and gay marriage and do more about poverty and suffering, some say. There are three important points to keep in mind when you hear this claim.
What does Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, share on social media? Some of their posts may surprise you.
Ted Cruz: Many Republicans Scared of Gay Marriage/Religious Liberty Debate; Some Are Even Running for President
Many Republican politicians are afraid to engage in the debates over religious freedom and gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz told a gathering of pastors in Washington, D.C., adding that some of them are even running for president in 2016.
A study that purported to show gay marriage opponents can easily be convinced to change their minds if they talk to gays was retracted after finding it used fake data.
In "The Dadly Virtues: Adventures From the Worst Job You'll Ever Love," a collection of opinion writers and humorists use their day job (writing) to reminisce about their most important job (being a dad).
Payday Lending 'Grinds the Faces of the Poor Into the Ground,' Russell Moore Says; New Left-Right Christian Coalition Seeks to End Practice
Faith for Just Lending, a new coalition of Christian groups representing different parts of the political spectrum, was formed to advocate for the elimination of unjust lending practices that hurt the poor.
The big story this week from Pew Research Center's report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," was the sharp decline in the number of Christians and increase in those who are unaffiliated with any religion. Digging deeper, the report contains interesting news about Evangelicals.
Must Faithful Christians Believe in a Young Earth? A CP Interview With Christian Astronomer Hugh Ross
Must Christians who believe the scientific evidence for an old Earth also believe in a liberal reading of Scripture? This was one of the questions The Christian Post asked of Hugh Ross, whose book, A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy, is now in a second, expanded edition.