In a speech at the Values Voter Summit, Ben Carson, former pediatric neurosurgury director at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center who shot to fame earlier this year when he gave a politically incorrect speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, compared President Obama's healthcare reform law to the institution of slavery and called Americans to not be ashamed of their Judeo-Christian heritage.
About two dozen hecklers interrupted Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) while speaking at the conservative Values Voter Summit, but rather than step down, apologize, or speak quieter, Cruz raised his voice, incorporated their complaints into his speech, and challenged President Obama to a new type of discussion.
At the Coalition of African American Pastors Leadership Conference on Thursday, Senator Rand Paul (R- Ky.) supported Martin Luther King Jr.'s definition of a just law and advocated reform of the prison system, drug laws, and child support.
Students at a liberal university in Boulder, Colorado suprisingly blamed President Obama and the Democrats for the government shutdown, despite national polls indicating most Americans blame Republicans.
In what the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) considers a victory for free speech, a sign reading "God Bless America" has been returned to a public display at a North Carolina library, after it was removed on suspicion of violating the separation of church and state.
Christian Counselor Debra Fileta says well-intentioned lies about romantic relationships hinder Christians from becoming the Mr. or Ms. Right for the sort of person they intend to marry, and the first place to start is by "dating inward."
A prominent pollster and youth outreach ministers argue that young people mimic the relational and evangelical focus of the Early Church. They maintain that older generations need to learn from youth and witness to them in new ways rather than attempt to convert them to the older forms of worship.
Alfonso Cuaron's box-office record-smasher "Gravity" also broke new ground for faith in Hollywood, according to Christian reviewers who praised the film. They saw the presence of God throughout – in an allegory to the death and resurrection of Christ, a personal interaction with God, and a God-given hope in the afterlife.
Pop star Miley Cyrus took to Saturday Night Live (SNL) to parody the Republicans blamed for the government shutdown. Reactions varied from disgust to support, and even some praised Cyrus' "sexy 'Republican' look."
Bishop Harry Jackson shared his miraculous story of surviving esophageal cancer and, as a result, rededicating himself to God, at the recent Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner and Reception in Washington, D.C He used this experience to inspire a new movement of those who decide to leave the gay lifestyle for Jesus.
'I Want Your Churches to Burn' Comment, Cross Vandalism at Pro-Life Events Increasingly Common, Says Pro-Life Student Group
National organization Students for Life of America (SFL) said that vandalism of crosses and offensive statements are commonplace at recent pro-life rallies, with pro-life students at Indiana University catching such actions on tape.
The Christian Relief Fund (CRF) and Bread for a Hungry World (Bread), two worldwide Christian ministries, have finished an official merger this week, a move which empowers both, representatives say. The idea for the merger came from a dual magazine ad.
The steady decline in youth and adult participation in Girl Scouts is at least in part attributed to sex education decisions made by Girl Scout national leaders, according to Christians studying the trend and former Girl Scout local leaders who are Christians.
Following the June closing of Exodus International, other groups promoting those who struggle with unwanted same sex attraction are taking up the ex-gay banner, and about 60 of these leaders attended the First Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner and Reception on Monday.
Christians who went to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," praised the film's message but warned Christian viewers to either not see it or to treat it with extreme caution.
Kylie Bisutti left a lucrative career in the modeling industry, where she found unhealthy pressures and excessive sexualization, to rededicate herself to Christ and become a better role model for little girls.
New film Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, stuns, disgusts, and inspires with superb acting, witty dialogue, and a poignant theme – the struggle of losing yourself in today's narcissistic iPhone culture.
Washington, D.C.-Area Pastors, Members of Congress Pray for Saeed Abedini, Protest Outside White House
Around 100 people, including pastors, Congressmen, and a U.S. Senator, joined in prayer and protest in front of the White House for Iranian-born pastor Saeed Abedini, to mark the one-year anniversary of his imprisonment.
Don Jacobson almost died in a hunting accident, but God saved and transformed his life through a series of miracles, he says, inspiring him to publish other Christians' stories about God's amazing deeds.
A new anthology of modern miracles aims to show Bible skeptics that God does wonders and invites them to see the miracles in their own lives.
Azusa Pacific University (APU) and its former chair of theology, Heather Ann Clements, a woman professor who announced her true identity as a man, Heath Adam Ackley, have decided to part ways but are still battling over transgender health insurance, according to Ackley's attorney. A spokesman for APU, based in Los Angeles, Calif., however, would not characterize the parting in the same way.
Bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson prays that his newest book would open readers to the tug of the Holy Spirit – that they would make a defining decision to follow Jesus, instead of asking Jesus to follow them.
Last month, a professor and former dean of theology who changed gender identities argued that the Bible defends those who renounce their birth gender, while a leading biblical expert on homosexuality said it condemns them as an "abomination."
Voice of the Voiceless (VoV), an organization defending the rights of former homosexuals, will honor litigator Mat Staver and former "Satanic Drag Queen" Trace McNutt at its First Ex-Gay Awareness dinner next week. Another former homosexual, the Christian singer/songwriter Dennis Jernigan, will perform his music, while Bishop Harry Jackson is set to give the keynote address.
In a reversal of a 127-year-old policy, the Moody Bible Institute will no longer require employees to refrain from alcohol and tobacco consumption -- a dramatic policy change affecting 600 workers in its radio, publishing and educational divisions.