Americans named Billy Graham the number four "Most Admired Man" in world of 2014 according to U.S. polling agency Gallup. The polling results mark the 58th time that the 96-year-old televangelist has received the distinction.
Online scripture resource Bible Gateway says the website's most popular keyword searches include the terms "Love," "Faith," and "Peace."
Ex-Pastor Who Took Yearlong Break From Faith Asks 'Why Do I Need Religion to Love?' May Announce Atheism Soon
Ryan Bell, an ex-pastor who quit his faith in God for a year following his resignation from the Hollywood Adventist Church and a divorce from his wife of 17 years, is set to decide New Year's Day whether he will remain a believer or become an atheist. While he has distanced himself from zealous atheists, Bell expressed a desire to be "good" without submitting to boundaries.
A South Carolina man who lost his wallet with over $300 in cash inside thought his money was gone when he received a package with the wallet and a list of three Bible verses inside.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says anti-police propaganda is partly to blame for Saturday's ambush killing of two NYPD officers who were sitting in their patrol car.
YouVersion Bible App Reveals Most Popular Verses of 2014; 'Do Not Conform to This World' Tops the List
Bible app YouVersion released its list of the top 10 most bookmarked, highlighted and shared scriptures and topping the list for 2014 is Romans 12:2, a verse urging Christians to be non-conformists.
Christian professional golfer Bubba Watson reminisces about Christmas memories and thanks God for his family in the goofy YouTube rap video "Bubbaclaus."
Billy Graham is still focused on spreading the good news found in the Bible, says his daughter Anne Graham Lotz. "He is 96, he has not yet lost his focus on the gospel, reaching people for Christ," she described.
NewSpring Megachurch Gives Over 7,000 New Balance Shoes to Underprivileged Students; Parents' Face 'Priceless'
South Carolina megachurch NewSpring gave away over $215,000 worth of shoes and gift cards to students and teachers in underprivileged schools earlier this month. NewSpring Public Relations Director Suzanne Swift said the donations are a no-strings-attached way to show the community they care.
Pastor John Piper told a young Christian wondering if her relationship with the Heavenly Father is healthy that God wants her to feel rest assured that she belongs to Him. Good deeds, he stressed, won't lead to acceptance from God.
Drug Dealer, Pimp-Turned-Preacher: We Can't Wait for Racism to Go Away to Change Perception of Black Men
Career criminal-turned-minister John Turnipseed said the image of African American men as violent troublemakers has to change so when incidents like Ferguson occur, the public will fight for them.
SNL's Christmas Mass Skit Pokes Fun at Typical Churchgoers: Newly Minted Teen Atheist, Sweaty Palm Greeter (Video)
A hilarious, and surprisingly inoffensive Saturday Night Live skit poking fun at characters one might meet at Christmas mass has "favorites" ranging from the friendly greeter with the oh-so-sweaty hands to the organist who can't quite find the right note.
The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is trying to remind young adults who have strayed from the church or are seeking a place of worship that God is ever-present with a new advertising campaign portraying a woman taking a selfie with Jesus.
Planned Parenthood Distributes 'Genderbread Person' Sex-Ed Leaflet in Schools; Teaches Students They Can Be 'Genderqueer,' 'Genderless' 'Two-Spirit'
Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, allowed Planned Parenthood employees to teach freshmen students sex education last month using a gingerbread man-like diagram of transgender expression and pamphlets asking students if they are ready for sex, according to the nonprofit law firm Pacific Justice League.
Matt and Lauren Chandler to Christian Singles: Be Honest in Dating Relationships; Focus on God, Not Getting Married
Texas pastor Matt Chandler and his wife, Lauren, advised Christian singles in their weekly video series to be honest as they date and trust God to help find the balance between covering up the past and revealing too much, too soon.
NC Megachurch Pastor J.D. Greear: Holy Spirit Not Confined to Early Church but Not as 'Sensational,' Superstitious as Some Christians Claim (Video Interview)
North Carolina megachurch pastor J.D. Greear, author of the new book Jesus Continued, is concerned that some Christians are too confining in their view of the outward expressions of the Holy Spirit in action today.
Harvest Ministries Pastor Greg Laurie explained in a Sunday sermon entitled the "The Nonbeliever's Favorite Verse", that Matthew 7:1 exhortation to "judge not" does not mean that Christians should not try to judge the actions and intentions of others, rather, Christians must exercise judgment because there will be many false teachers as the End Times draw near.
Georgia School District Retrains Staff After School Police Officer Handcuffs 6-Year-Old Special Needs Student
A Georgia school district said it will provide additional training for campus police officers and staff after a mother complained that a School Resource Officer unnecessarily handcuffing her 6-year-old special needs child last Friday.
Megachurch Pastor David Platt: Watered Down Gospel to Blame for Why Giving God 'Blank Check' Is So Foreign
Southern Baptist International Mission Board President and megachurch Pastor David Platt said the reason why many Christians balk at the idea of allowing God to send them anywhere in the world for His purpose is because churches have watered down what it means to accept Jesus Christ as their savior.
Megachurch Pastor David Platt to Christians: Give God a 'Blank Check' With No Strings Attached for Missions
Alabama megachurch pastor David Platt urged Christians to give God a "blank check" when it comes to missions, allowing Him to send them anywhere in the world for the sake of the Gospel, even if that means relocating their family to Syria, Somalia or Iraq.
Greg Laurie on End Times: ISIS May Fulfill Bible Prophecy; US Needs to Align With Israel in Last Days
Harvest Ministries Pastor Greg Laurie points to ISIS' beheadings and various acts of Islamic terrorism against the Western world and Jews as signs that the Church is indeed living in the last days.
Pregnancy Discrimination Case Before the US. Supreme Court Unites Conservative and Liberal Women's Groups
Both liberal and conservative women aligned to support a case debating the issue of pregnant women's rights in the workplace which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.
Greg Laurie: No Question These Are the End Times; America's Role as Superpower Will Diminish as New World Order Forms
Harvest Ministries Pastor Greg Laurie said Sunday his study of Bible prophecy and current events shows America will fade as the world's foremost superpower in the last days, either because it will join with the antichrist or it will be diminished by the rapture.
An Asian American couple held in a Qatar jail for nearly a year after the death of one of their adopted children will return to their home in the United States today after being acquitted of murder charges.
Teen Mania Ministries Founder and author of new book "Resilient" Ron Luce said the reason why some many people's faith falls apart after a crisis is because they aren't passionate followers of Christ.