"The Walking Dead" season four returns to AMC with its latest episode entitled "Us" this Sunday, but fans are wondering what is in store for Daryl on the show.
Over the past few weeks, viewers of the apocalyptic drama series watched as Beth and Daryl grew closer, with Beth's influence offering Daryl hope. However, Daryl was left right where he started after Beth was kidnapped and he was surrounded by a group of vicious men.
"Suicide is stupid," the leader of the group, Joe, told Daryl- suggesting that harm could instead be done to others. more >>
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Christian leaders at The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) urged their fellow believers not to insist on supporting politicians who are strong on principle but less likely to get elected.
"Put up with presidential candidates who may not be as pure as you are in your moral principles," Tom Minnery, President and CEO of Focus on the Family's political arm CitizenLink, told The Christian Post in an interview at CPAC. Minnery called on Christians to support candidates who can get elected, even if they are not perfect for the Christian community.
John Andrews, former president of the Colorado Senate and Director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, also called for unity behind electable candidates. "I think it would be tragic for libertarians and conservatives to get into a family feud as the 2014 opportunity approaches to take back the senate," Andrews told CP in an interview at CPAC. more >>
Bishop Martin D. McLee, who heads The United Methodist Church in the New York Area, announced on Monday that he will be seeking to stop church trials of priests who have officiated same-sex marriages, though some critics have said this could lead to a split in the denomination.
"I am grateful to report that the matter concerning the Reverend Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree will not result in a church trial as a just resolution has been achieved," McLee said in a statement, according to NBC News. "I call for and commit to a cessation of church trials for conducting ceremonies which celebrate homosexual unions or performing same-gender wedding ceremonies and instead offer a process of theological, spiritual, and ecclesiastical conversation."
Ogletree, a Frederick Marquand Professor Emeritus of Theological Ethics and one of the authors of United Methodist's Book of Discipline, was facing a canonical trial after it was revealed in 2013 that he officiated his son's same-sex wedding, which goes against church teachings. more >>
Prayer and scripture are powerful tools of encouragement for struggling individuals, but the church fails when it presents them as the sole cure for mental disorders, writes a college student whose friend suffers from clinical depression.
In an article for Azusa Pacific University's student publication, Alec Bleher reports that his friend reflects a concern many have when it comes to how the Christian community responds to the issues surrounding mental illness.
"One of the things that bothered me was being told I just needed to pray more or that I needed to spend more time in the word," Bleher's friend and fellow Azusa University student, Nathan Robe, was quoted as saying. "…It was their way of saying, 'Well, you're doing this wrong and this is happening to you for a reason. It's because you don't do these things.' When you start [trying to be more 'Christian-like'] and things continue to go the way they have been, you begin to wonder, 'Am I not doing it right?'" more >>
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said over the weekend that conservatives have won the "culture war" controversy over comments made by Phil Robertson, star of the hit A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty."
While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in the Washington, D.C., area on Saturday, Palin riffed on the December 2013 incident involving Robertson, who at the time told GQ Magazine that as an evangelical Christian, he believes homosexuality is a sin. Robertson was suspended by the A&E network from appearing on his reality show, only to be reinstated nine days later following massive public backlash from those who argued the Christian businessman was well within his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Palin told the CPAC crowd that conservatives should feel good about their future because they are "pushing back" against the "perpetual panties-in-a-wad people" whose job is to be "professionals about taking offense" regarding political incorrectness. more >>
Some are crying foul at the opening episode of the much-anticipated reboot of the Carl Sagan science program "Cosmos."
Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sunday's debut episode featured an animated segment on the persecution of Giordano Bruno, a 16th-century monk and astronomer.
Bruno claimed that neither the earth nor the sun was the center of the universe, reportedly prompting his arrest and execution as demanded by the Roman Catholic Church. It is a scene that some, including media researcher Matt Philbin, have decried as unfairly attacking the Catholic Church. more >>