Pope Francis has said in a recent speech that humanism and caring for others should be centered on Jesus Christ.
At a meeting of the Fifth National Convention of the Italian Church in Florence, Francis said humanism should take its starting point from "the centrality of Jesus," in whom people discover "the features of the authentic face of man."
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul says that liberty and freedom requires virtue and moral underpinnings, echoing Christian social critic and author Os Guinness.
Paul appeared on John Stossel's program on Fox Business Friday to talk about free-markets, the presidential race, and to promote his new book Our President's & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders.
"The one thing interesting about liberty is I want to leave them alone, I want you to be free to do just about anything if you don't hurt anyone," says Paul. more >>
The 2016 Republican presidential candidates laid out their tax plans during Tuesday night's Fox Business presidential debate, where retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson reiterated the fairness of his tithing-inspired tax plan and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, detailed his own fair tax proposal.
Moderator Neil Cavuto questioned Carson on his advocation for a flat tax system, which Carson has previously claimed to be based on the biblical practice of a congregant giving one-tenth of his or her income to a church.
Carson explained at the GOP debate in late October that his system would realistically have all Americans pay up to 15 percent, instead of 10 percent, in a flat income tax. Cavuto then pointed out billionaire Donald Trump's tax plan which calls for wealthier individuals to pay a higher tax rate "because it's a fair thing to do." more >>
University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe read from Psalm 46:1 during his resignation on Monday amid claims of racial hostility on campus.
Wolfe, president of the flagship school in the University of Missouri state system, said he hopes his resignation can be used to move the school forward instead of dwelling on incidents in the past that cannot be changed.
Choking up at times, Wolfe said, "I am resigning as president of the University Missouri system. My motivation in making this decision comes from a love of Columbia where I grew up and the state of Missouri. I have thought and prayed over this decision. It is the right thing to do." more >>
Legendary evangelist Billy Graham celebrated his 97th birthday over the weekend and his son, Franklin Graham, who has followed in his father's footsteps in ministry, took to social media with a touching message about his dad's condition and his deepest desire.
"Today is my father Billy Graham's 97th birthday!" Franklin posted, along with a photograph of a young Graham. "He came to faith in Christ just a week before his 16th birthday and went home and told his mother what he had done. He knew for sure that his heart had changed."
Graham went on to become one of the greatest evangelists of his time, preaching to millions and seeing many come to Christ. Graham is arguably the most influential Christian preacher of the last six decades. He was ranked No. 4 on Gallup's Most Admired Man List for 2014 and has been on its top 10 list 58 times between 1946 and 2014 — the most appearances of any man in the world since Gallup started the survey. more >>
The Bible has much to say about how we should treat our physical selves: Treating the body as a temple, disciplining the body, taming the tongue, running the race.
While such gems as "cleanliness is next to godliness" do not appear in the Good Book, parts of the Old and New Testaments do talk about staying fit.
Need some motivation to run those laps, to skip that second helping of chicken or that extra-large soda at the movies? Here are some verses and passages for you! more >>