A 60-year-old Canadian megachurch pastor imprisoned in North Korea is being forced to work eight hours a day, six days a week in a labor camp while under the constant watch of guards.
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Presbyterian Church located in the Toronto area, was interviewed by CNN at an undisclosed hotel in Pyongyang last week.
Close-shaven and wearing a gray uniform, Lim spoke to Will Ripley of CNN, telling him in Korean that he is getting medical treatment and regular meals while working hard labor. more >>
Atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins says the best argument for God he's ever hard has to do with a deistic God as the fine-tuner of the universe.
Dawkins visited Google's office in Kirkland, Washington, to discuss his book, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, after which he took a couple of readers' questions. He was asked in a video published on Monday what is the best argument in favor of God and the best argument against evolution that he has heard.
Dawkins prefaced his answer by making it clear that he is not "in any sense admitting that there is a good argument," and insisted that "there is no decent argument for the existence of deities." more >>
The Golden Globes awards show in Beverly Hills, California, aired Sunday night and many of Hollywood's most famous faces came together to honor the television and film industries' favorite performances of 2015.
Returning for the fourth time as host was British comedian Ricky Gervais, who not only included the film "Spotlight" and the Catholic Church in his opening monologue, but also spoke candidly about being an atheist during media interviews ahead the awards show.
In an interview with the The Hollywood Reporter published last week, the self-proclaimed atheist spoke about past controversies he created while hosting the Golden Globes, such as making a joke about Scientology in which he said: "if you can't make fun of religion, what can you make fun of?" more >>
The production company behind the film "God's Not Dead" and the upcoming sequel have denounced a recent act of vandalism against an atheist billboard in which an unknown person spray-painted to the movie title on the sign.
Last weekend, an American Atheists billboard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was defaced with a spray-painted message reading "God's Not Dead."
Like the children of Issachar in 1 Chronicles 12:32, we, as God's people, should understand the times and know what we should do.
What does 2016 hold in store for us, and how should we respond?
I offer these words as spiritual observations more than as prophetic pronouncements, in the same spirit that I wrote that 2015 would be a year of pushback, which it clearly was in many ways. more >>
The official Vatican state newspaper has slammed expressions of "political correctness" that at the same time mock people's faith, calling it a "sad paradox."
The Vatican paper wrote that "behind the misleading banner of uncompromising secularism, the French weekly is forgetting once again what religious leaders of every faith have been repeating for a long time in rejecting violence in the name of religion — that using God to justify hatred is true blasphemy, as Pope Francis has reiterated several times." more >>