Almost 70 percent of homes left vacant in Baghdad by Christians who fled the city after the U.S. invasion in 2003 have been seized illegally and an investigation by the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq suggests that government officials might be behind the seizures.
Fallen Tree Branch Kills Son of Wesleyan Christian Academy Principal on Jamaica Trip; School Chaplain Sustains Serious Injuries
Lee Rickman, the 24-year-old son of Wesleyan Christian Academy High School Principal Tim Rickman, died tragically Saturday after he was hit by a fallen tree branch during a mission trip on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.
American Christian Man Killed by ISIS in Syria Fighting With Kurds 'Smiled' at Muslims Hostile to His Faith in Jesus, Says Pastor
American Christian Keith Broomfield was killed last week while fighting ISIS alongside the Kurds in Syria, and his pastor says he would smile at Muslims who were hostile toward his faith and make a cross over his heart.
1,500-Y-O Christian Church Discovered on Road Near Jerusalem; Experts Say Site Was an Area of 'Intense Activity'
A 1,500-year-old Christian church filled with artifacts from the Byzantine era was discovered by road workers expanding Israel's main highway that connects Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Christian Millionaire Wayne Huizenga Jr. Shares Conversion Story With 500 NYC Business Leaders at Luis Palau Event
Christian millionaire Wayne Huizenga Jr. shared his conversion testimony with 500 business and community leaders in New York City Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by renowned evangelist Luis Palau in preparation for the upcoming NY City Fest event set for July 11 in Central Park, Manhattan.
Miley Cyrus on Sexuality: 'I'm Open to Every Single Thing That Is Consenting and Doesn't Involve an Animal'
In a recent interview discussing her "fluid sexuality," pop singer Miley Cyrus revealed to controversial Paper magazine — in which she appears nude posing with a pig — that she's sexually open to "every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal."
Indiana Marijuana Church to Host Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous Meetings Inside Newly Purchased Church Building
Indiana's First Church of Cannabis, an organization that is expected to test the limits of the state's new controversial religious freedom law by using marijuana recreationally during its services, has purchased a former church building as its worship center where it plans to host Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
The Vatican is expected to make a ruling on the highly controversial apparitions of the Madonna which allegedly first began in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje in 1981.
Indiana's First Church of Cannabis, a religious organization pushing the boundaries of recreational marijuana use in the state that recently received tax-exempt status, has released its own version of the Ten Commandments named "The New Deity Dozen."
PC USA Petitions Obama to Uphold Rights for Sudanese Pastors Facing Execution for Preaching the Gospel
The Presbyterian Church (USA) recently reached out to President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials urging them to use their resources to ensure that the rights of two Sudanese pastors facing possible execution for preaching the Gospel are upheld in Sudan.
A former youth pastor from Amplify church in Plum, Pennsylvania is facing multiple charges associated with the rape of a 16-year-old girl he was charged with discipling.
Muslim Iranian Interrogator Persecuting Christians Gives Life to Christ After Christian Prisoner in Solitary Confinement Shares Gospel
A Muslim Iranian interrogator involved in the persecution of religious minorities gave his life to Jesus Christ after a Christian woman locked in solitary confinement for three days shared the Gospel with him.
'Touched by an Angel' Creator Martha Williamson Says CBS Rejected Pilot Featuring Angels Smoking and Drinking
Martha Williamson, creator of the hit 1990s faith-based CBS series "Touched by an Angel," revealed Thursday that the network wanted a less than holy version of the angels Americans came to love on the small screen but she rejected the perverted pitch because of her personal faith values.
Two Sudanese Pastors Facing Possible Execution for 'Offending Islam;' Pastor Says God Chose Him to Suffer
Two South Sudanese pastors are facing possible execution after being imprisoned for two months by authorities who arrested them for various alleged offenses, including "offending Islamic beliefs" and "inciting organized groups."
Couple Gets Vision to Use People's Relationships With Pets to Show God's Love for Mankind; Now Hosts Dog-Friendly Worship Service
In a novel method of attracting worshipers, Unleashed Community Church in Oregon, started by a couple who got a vision from God to use people's relationships with their pets to show His love for mankind, is now encouraging parishioners to bring their dogs along for Sunday Service.
The Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and president of international relief organization Samaritan's Purse, took to Facebook this week to let his followers know that Olympic gold medalist and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Bruce Jenner's transformation into a woman named Caitlyn, will not change who he is on the inside or improve his relationship with his children.
Comeback Tour? Ex-Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll to Preach at Missouri Megachurch Sunday, Hillsong Conferences This Summer
In what some critics are calling a leg on his comeback tour, former Mars Hill lead pastor Mark Driscoll, who stepped down from his now dissolved Seattle-based megachurch in October, is expected to deliver a sermon at James River Church near Springfield, Missouri, on Sunday.
9 North Alabama United Methodist Church Closings Announced Just Weeks After Data Pointing to Shrinking Christian US Population Was Released
The United Methodist Church in North Alabama announced the closing of nine churches on Monday just weeks after a Pew report found that the number of Americans identifying as Christian in the United States has decreased since 2007.
Former Mars Hill Deacon Says Mark Driscoll Is 'Unrepentant' Amid Reports That He Is Planning Comeback
Former Mars Hill megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has been making a series of public appearances fueling speculation that he's planning a permanent comeback to the spotlight with a new church plant after his resignation from the Seattle-based church in October, where he was accused of plagiarism, misogyny and emotional abusiveness. Some former church members are warning, however, that he isn't ready to be back in the pulpit.
Almost 100 Public Schools in Kenya Close After More Than 2000 Christian Teachers Refuse to Work Fearing Attack From Radical Muslims
At least 95 public schools in northern Kenya have been closed indefinitely after Christian teachers in the area refused to work due to fear of an attack from radical Muslim groups such as al-Shabaab whose members slaughtered 148 Christian students at Garissa University in April.
Hundreds of Jewish Protesters Block Christians From Visiting King David's Tomb, Site of Jesus' Last Supper
Hundreds of Jewish protesters blocked a group of Greek Orthodox Christians from entering the site in Old Jerusalem that Jewish tradition believes is where King David is buried and where Christians believe Jesus held his infamous Last Supper on Sunday.
A Christian rap group that goes by the name We Are Watchmen embraced GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in a brand new rap song "Set It on Fire."
Iraqi Christian Militia Trainer Says No One Else Is Helping Christians Fight ISIS in the Region, Including the US
Matthew VanDyke, the leader of the Sons of Liberty International, a group that focuses on training and equipping Iraqi Christian militia to combat ISIS, recently discussed the lack of help from outside forces in the region.
The locations of the world's largest Christian-focused retailer, Family Christian Stores, will likely stay open if a bid at a private auction by a subsidiary group for the company's assets is approved in bankruptcy court in June.
GOP Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio Warns 'Mainstream Christian Teaching' Could Be Considered 'Hate Speech' in Near Future
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., warned Christians that the church's mainstream teaching on homosexuality could be considered hate speech in the near future, during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week.