The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a nonprofit founded nearly 40 years ago by John Piper and Wayne Grudem to promote the idea that husbands are God-appointed leader of their wives, among other complementarian views, has named Owen Strachan as its eighth, and youngest president.
Whether in Doubt or Disagreement, Christians Need to 'Come Back to Jesus,' Says 'Second Truth' Author
While some Christians might certainly agree to disagree on some issues, others believe that there are certain elements of their faith that are not up for debate. But instead of warring over those differences, Christians should find a way to "come back to Jesus," according to a philosophy professor and author of the new book, "The Second Truth."
Hillsong, a Pentecostal powerhouse with church campuses spanning the globe, recently descended on New York City's Times Square to declare the name of Jesus before thousands of onlookers while also shooting cover art for a new album that shares its name with the megachurch's 2014 conference theme.
Dr. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship church and president of The Urban Alternative, recently shared his perspective on why the issue of homosexuality is unavoidable in today's cultural climate, and explained why he believes Christians cannot afford to remain silent or compromise on "God's standard about sexuality and the family."
'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Documentary Affirms Artifact 'Is Not Historical Proof' Christ Was Married But Imagines Titillating Possibilities Anyway
A new documentary set to premiere on "The Gospel of Jesus's Wife" repeatedly reminds viewers that while testing shows the papyrus fragment indeed is an authentic ancient document, its contents do not actually prove that Christ was married. Yet, that does not keep the hour-long TV program from exploring, with titillating dramatizations, the possibility that Jesus was more than Mary of Magdala's savior.
President Barack Obama, in his proclamation on the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer, made special mention of "Americans, who are being held or persecuted because of their convictions," and called on the nation to remember "all prisoners of conscience" around the world.
A recent panel featuring prominent church and academic leaders from various states not only led to a vibrant discussion on social justice and political issues, but also affirmed a rift in attitudes among African Americans on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
Americans Unite With 'One Voice' on 'Day of Prayer' While Secularists and Atheists Continue Push for 'Reason'
The National Day of Prayer, when people of faith across America, and in a handful of other countries unite to appeal to God's mercy, was organized this year on the theme of "One Voice, United in Prayer," but, as expected, secularists and atheists want no part of the campaign and continue to push for states to recognize a "National Day of Reason."
The 2014 National Day of Prayer has as its theme this year "One Voice, United in Prayer," inspired by Romans 15:6, which reads: "So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." A special prayer by Anne Graham Lotz, the campaign's 2014 honorary chairwoman, was to be read simultaneously across the nation to set off the May 1 events. Read it and listen to it here.
TD Jakes Returns to 'Oprah's Lifeclass' to Help Viewers Get Over Their Past and Find a 'New Way of Thinking'
T.D. Jakes, megachurch pastor, bestselling author and film producer, is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for another "Lifeclass" event this week to help viewers get over whatever past hurts or tragedies might be holding them back, and inspire them to embrace a "new way of thinking."
Rob Bell, described as a pastor, author and spiritual leader, has invited supporters to attend the first tapings of his new show picked up by OWN, or The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Pastor Wilfredo De Jesus, Filmmaker Tyler Perry, GE CEO Among 2014 Global Leadership Summit's Lineup
The Global Leadership Summit, a two-day event telecast live from Willow Creek Community Church, has announced the lineup of influential leaders among its 2014 faculty, including "Time 100" pastor Wilfredo De Jesus, Hollywood filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry and the CEO of General Electric.
Theologians Challenge Bart Ehrman's Scholarship in 'How Jesus Became God' With Book on 'How God Became Jesus'
Bart Ehrman, prolific author, New Testament scholar and former evangelical Christian, says it took him eight years to research and complete his new book, "How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee." Yet, a group of fellow scholars claim in their own response book, "How God Became Jesus," that the Christian-turned-agnostic's scholarship on Jesus' divinity leaves much to be desired.
The soul, the only aspect of a human being the Bible says is eternal, is like a car, according to megachurch pastor and award-winning author John Ortberg. "If you want to care for your car, you kind of have to know what the parts do, what the carburetor does, what the fan belt does — somebody's gotta know that if they want to care for it."
In a provoking new video meant to draw awareness to the growing plight of homelessness in New York City, the nation's first-ever rescue mission documents how it carried out an elaborate undercover scheme to see if people would recognize their own family members if they were homeless and living on the streets.
In a heart-stirring testimony, Pastor Donnie McClurkin credited his God-given musical talents and the prayer of an influential gospel singer in helping him to get free from the shame and sense of inferiority he had been experiencing at just 11 years old.
Evangelist Nick Vujicic recently was in New York City to mark the release of his new book, "Stand Strong" with a hugging campaign in Times Square. Admirers from as far away as Chile and Australia lined up last week to hug and take photos with Vujicic, who has inspired millions around the globe with his story of overcoming physical limitations (without limbs) and bullying.
Meb Keflezighi, Deeply Religious Christian, Becomes First American in 30 Years to Win Boston Marathon
Mebrahtom "Meb" Keflezighi, the first man among more than 35,000 runners competing in Monday's Boston Marathon to cross the finish line, was also being celebrated because he is the first American to claim the top spot in more than 30 years.
Nick Vujicic, a Christian evangelist born without limbs who has inspired millions around the globe with his story of faith and perseverance, is using his new book, "Stand Strong," to speak to the 3.2 million U.S. teens, and countless others around the globe, who say they have been bullied.
Bill Gothard Denies 'Sexual Intent' in Hugs, Foot Contact With Young Ladies in Statement Following Resignation
Bill Gothard, an influential conservative Christian leader in the homeschooling movement, has released a statement denying allegations that he sexually harassed women and teen girls. He insists in the statement that his behavior toward those whom he favored, such as holding hands or touching the feet or hair of young ladies, was never carried out "immorally or with sexual intent."
Joel Osteen on Bringing 'America's Night of Hope' to NYC's Yankee Stadium: 'There's Something Special Here' (Video)
Texas megachurch pastor Joel Osteen recently made a visit to Yankee Stadium in New York City to take in a game and give a brief preview of what attendees can expect when he returns in June for "America's Night of Hope."
Hollywood Exec DeVon Franklin: 'Heaven Is for Real' Box Office Success Can Green-Light More Faith-Based Movies
DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia TriStar Pictures, is praying for a major turnout for the new film, "Heaven Is for Real," in theaters this week. Blockbuster sales at the box office would, according to the Hollywood executive and devout Christian, result in more faith-friendly features on the big screen.
Hillsong's Heartbeat Is to Pour Into and Serve NYC, Says Pastor Carl Lentz; 'That's Never Gonna Change'
Pastor Carl Lentz, who has been leading Hillsong NYC for more than three years, recently said that serving New York City will always be central to the vision and mission of the megachurch.
Obama Laughs at 'Crazy' Birth Certificate Scandal; Says Document 'Still Up On a Website Somewhere' (Video)
President Barack Obama, lashing out at Republican-led efforts to strengthen voter ID requirements, poked fun at critics who have hounded him since the start of his first term about his birth certificate and the validity of his office.
Christian Planned Parenthood Exec Challenges Misconceptions About Nation's Leading Abortion Provider
Alexis McGill Johnson, a self-professed Christian who is also the chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's leading reproductive healthcare and abortion provider, told The Christian Post Thursday that many Christians don't believe that abortion services were accessed by only 10 percent of the nonprofit's clients. She also insisted that decisions to terminate a pregnancy should "be left to a woman, her doctor and her God" and not a politician.