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 >>
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed billionaire and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for president on Tuesday, a move that has left some Liberty graduates "embarrassed" and "disappointed."
"I am proud to offer my endorsement of Donald J. Trump for president of the United States," Falwell, the son of Liberty founder Jerry Falwell Sr., said a statement issued by the Trump campaign.
"He is a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again." more >>
Christians should never feel as though they are not "good enough" for God, because God is looking for imperfect people to follow His path, motivational speaker and author Jefferson Bethke says in his latest YouTube video.
Bethke, who is known for publishing inspiring, popular YouTube videos about the Christian faith, discusses the feeling of imperfection and unworthiness in his latest video, Are You Too Messed Up For Jesus? which has received over 16,000 hits since being posted to YouTube on Monday.