A young Pentecostal congregation that launched three years ago in Indiana had their church building constructed in just 24 hours last week as part of the "Church in a Day" project.
Michael Faulk, pastor at New Life Church in Cumberland whose congregation started in April 2013, told The Christian Post that the "walls went up" on Thursday morning and "24 hours later the building was complete with carpet and paint." On Friday the church spent the day "moving into and decorating our new facility."
"Having a permanent location within our community will allow us to move forward with reaching our community. It will also allow us to expand our ministry to areas that were previously not possible within the confines of our rented space," said Faulk. more >>
CHICAGO — Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the Republican nominee for U.S. vice president, lost another round in federal court on Monday in his bid to keep refugees fleeing Syria's civil war from resettling in his state.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed a lower-court ruling that Pence's order seeking to bar state agencies from helping the resettlement of Syrian immigrants discriminates against the refugees based on their national origin.
The setback for Pence comes a day before he is scheduled to debate the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, on national television. more >>
At the urging of America's largest secular legal organization, a public elementary school will no longer allow prayer during its kindergarten graduation ceremonies.
Springs Valley Elementary School in French Lick, Indiana, drew the ire of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation after it's kindergarten graduation ceremony last May included a prayer offered by a 5 or 6-year-old student. The ceremony include an invocation and a designated time for prayer was listed on the ceremony program.
After the ceremony, a parent who was upset that the event included a prayer alerted FFRF. In August, FFRF legal fellow Ryan Jayne sent a letter to Springs Valley Community Schools Superintendent Tony Whitaker, arguing that the school had committed a "constitutional violation." more >>
Six months after Antonio Cromartie was cut from the New York Jets, the NFL player is glorifying God for another opportunity to play professional football after being picked up by the Indianapolis Colts.
"Going into my 11th season and it's been an amazing start. I have to give thanks to my Lord and Savior," the 32-year-old cornerback tweeted. "I've been blessed two showcase my blessings."
With a contract that wasn't guaranteed for 2016, Cromartie was cut from his beloved New York Jets where he spent most of his career, from 2010-2014, before returning last year. After the team released him, the father of 12 still honored God. more >>
After Kelly Price performed her popular remake of the song "As We Lay" just before the gospel music showcase at the Indiana Black Expo on Sunday, some reacted by rebuking her for the song selection.
Price became a trending topic on Twitter Monday after numerous people questioned her decision to perform her 2000 remake of the Shirley Murdock song "As We Lay," which highlights the tale of a woman who's having an affair with a married man. Some people spoke out against Price while others joked about her song choice for a gospel event.
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who has worked with household names like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and R.Kelly took to Instagram on Monday to defend herself against the backlash that she felt from Christians. more >>
An Indiana pastor who was arrested in Kentucky earlier this month for allegedly seeking sex with a minor, killed himself one day before he was due in court for a second preliminary hearing, police say.
The body of 46-year-old David James Brown, the senior pastor at First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found in a storage unit in the suburbs of Atlanta on Monday.
According to Cobb County Police, Brown hanged himself inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, Georgia. His death is being investigated as a suicide by asphyxiation, as police have not found any evidence of foul play. more >>