God has the ability to speak to those who believe in Him, even if it's not through an audible voice, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, says in his "My Answers" question-and-answer column on the organization's website that God can communicate in a variety of ways, including through prayer, the church community, and the Bible.
In response to a question about whether or not God will speak verbally to His followers, Graham explains that while it is possible for God to speak to someone in an audible voice, it's typically "a deep inner conviction about God's will." more >>
A Colorado couple and three of their four daughters, all 6 years old and younger, died after their family vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train while on their way to church Sunday. Their second oldest daughter, who is 4, was the lone survivor.
"We were at church and when they didn't show up for church, we were worried about what was going on," Keith Schlabach, a cousin of Christina Miller, 32, the mother who perished with her daughters, told The Denver Post Monday morning. "We thought they were broken down or something. One of the other guys was driving back from church toward Steve's house to see what happened, and then he got to the tracks."
Colorado State Patrol identified the family on Monday. Christina's husband, Stephen, 32, was behind the wheel of the family's 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan while his wife was in the passenger seat. A GoFundMe page seeking to fund the family members' funeral identified the deceased children as Abigail, 6, Kathryn, 2, and Ellianna who is just 8 months old. Heidi, 4, who was seriously hurt, was reported to be in stable condition Monday. more >>
A man known for his ability to recite 20 books of the Bible from memory has released a study Bible that reveals his techniques.
Tom Meyer, member of Wordsower International Ministries and a professor at Shasta Bible College in California, released last week. The book is written in a format that Meyer says will help people memorize verses and even entire chapters of the Bible.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Meyer explained that the study Bible came from what he believed was a vacancy among study books. more >>
The U.S. Department of the Interior says that people who visit America's national parks or national park lands are free to use restrooms and changing rooms consistent with their gender identity.
As the topic of transgender bathrooms rights has become a national issue in the wake of a law passed in North Carolina earlier this year that requires individuals to use state-run bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their biological sex, The Daily Signal reached out to the Interior Department to learn the agency's position on transgender bathroom use at national parks.
As there are as many as 14 National Park Service-operated parks, trails, battlefields, memorials, areas, sites and protected seashores in North Carolina, a Department of the Interior spokesman assured the media outlet that bathrooms, showers and changing areas at all National Park Service sites are open to individuals on the basis of their gender identity. more >>
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" has drew criticism, from both pro-life and pro-choice camps, after the show encouraged people to go "knock someone up" in Texas to celebrate Monday's Supreme Court decision that struck down key aspects of a pro-life law.
"Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!" read a tweet from the show on Monday.
The ruling in question refers to the 5-3 decision to strike down two key aspects of Texas' House Bill 2, which required abortionists to have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and for abortion clinics to be regulated as surgical centers. more >>
We know what happened when Mr. Smith went to Washington. But what about when Mr. Moore went to Chicago?
There's a stereotype out there that evangelicals only care about abortion and "morality" issues like homosexuality and marriage. Lots of pundits describe us as monolithic in our approach to these issues.
That may have been true in the past, but no longer. To cite just one example, Daniel Burke of CNN has identified seven types of evangelicals in politics. They run the gamut from extremely conservative to extremely liberal. And these groups are often so focused on their pet agendas they rarely talk to each other, much less work together. more >>