Public school cheerleaders' right to include Bible verses on the run-through banners at football games must be protected, according to a unanimous ruling by the Texas Supreme Court.
In a decision released Friday, the Lone Star State's highest court ruled in favor of the cheerleaders of Kountze Independent School District, sending the litigation to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth District in Beaumont.
Justice John Phillip Devine delivered the opinion, arguing that the cheerleaders' legal action was not moot solely because the School District had altered their rules regarding religious banners. more >>
Three young children died in a house fire earlier this week while their parents were attending a Bible study, according to Wisconsin authorities.
Officials say that the three children, Natalie Maki, 11, Carter Maki, 7, and Ben Maki, 10, were killed when they became trapped in a house fire in Sheboygan Falls Tuesday evening.
THe fourth child, 9-year-old Jenna, was able to escape the fire and run to a neighbor's house, where she was able to contact authorities for help. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson considers himself an Evangelical — with an asterisk. In an interview published Tuesday for Christianity Today, the retired neurosurgeon discusses Evangelicalism, and shares his thoughts on how Christians should prepare for the Second Coming of Christ.
"I would describe myself first of all as a Christian — Evangelical in the sense that I believe we have a responsibility to proclaim the gospel and show other people why we live the way that we do and hopefully that will affect their lives," says Carson.
The Seventh-day Adventist, whose faith places great significance on the Second Coming of Jesus, says he looks forward to Christ's return and therefore lives each day as if it were his last. He prescribes the same aproach for other Christians. more >>
Russell Wilson doesn't just tweet Bible verses to his million followers, he is genuinely seeking after God's will, says former Super Bowl winning NFL player Eugene Robinson.
Robinson, who was in the league for 16 years, once played for the Seahawks before Wilson, 27, was the team's quarterback. Now that it's been 16 years since he left the NFL, the former safety has taken notice of Wilson's faith.
"Wilson is a perfect example of someone having a strong father and mother. I had the privilege of doing [the Seahawks'] chapel service," Robinson told The Biblical Recorder. "I'm telling you right now that young man is rock-solid in the Lord. Not saying that any of us have it all together, but he wants to know God, wants to know what God wants him to do." more >>
A growing number of Americans believe that there has not been enough discussion by political leaders about religious matters during this election cycle, found a recent Pew Research Center survey.
Pew's Forum on Religion & Public Life reported that, compared to the 2012 presidential election season, this year more Republicans and Democrats say that there has been "too little" discussion about faith by political leaders.
"Currently, 27% of Americans say there has been too much discussion of religious faith and prayer by political leaders, while 40% say there has been too little religious discussion," wrote Pew. more >>
Pope Francis is encouraging Christians to "reconcile family feuds" as Catholics enter the Church's Extraordinary Jubilee "Year of Mercy."
Francis made his comments during the Vatican's General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, where he advised Christians to reconcile relations with their "estranged brothers and sisters."
"I think about so many brothers and sisters who are estranged from their families; they don't speak to each other," the pontiff told the audience. more >>