In 2010, a federal appeals court ruled that the humanitarian organization World Vision could continue its H.R. policy of only hiring Christians. The verdict came following a 2007 lawsuit, where three former employees had challenged the measure.
In September 2012, Hobby Lobby's owners filed a lawsuit against Health and Human Services in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, asserting its religious right to resist implementing the Obamacare contraception mandate. Lawyers for the arts and crafts company, which is owned by a Christian family, will go before the Supreme Court at the end of March.
How should Christian organizations remain faithful to their mission in an increasingly pluralistic country? more >>
When Harvard University was founded in 1636, its mission was that its students "be plainly instructed and consider well that the main end of your life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ."
The YMCA began as "a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the hazards of life on the streets."
Neither organization still intimately affiliates with its once-overt religious identity. Indeed, they are two out of dozens of colleges and non-profits that once manifested Christian ideals and now posses a reputation, values and processes which are staunchly secular. more >>
Editor's Note: This is the second part in a series on gender roles in Christian marriages. Read Part 1 here.
A Christian author claims that husbands are "dropping the ball" when it comes to shepherding their families' prayer lives, but not all Christian leaders agree that the man should be the spiritual leader of the home.
"My wife shared her heart with me, and said, 'I feel like you have failed me.' The weight from spiritual and emotional battles were falling on her shoulders alone," Sam Ingrassia, Columbia strategy leader for ministry group e3 Partners, told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. more >>
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke, who has been the host of several panel discussions at the four-day National Religious Broadcasters Convention, said that even though some of the recent movies coming out based on stories from the Bible are inaccurate, it's important for Christians to engage in the conversation about such films.
"Hollywood is putting millions and millions, and millions of dollars putting biblical stories out there, and my feeling is some will be accurate, some will not be so accurate. But the fact is that they are giving us an incredible opportunity to share those stories with friends and co-workers," Cooke told The Christian Post during a break in sessions at the NRB event. "I mean, 'Noah,' it's going to be water-cooler conversation. So let's get in there and start sharing our views on the story."
Cooke, whose expertise and accomplishments in the media marketplace are highly regarded, often talks about the need for better quality movies from the Christian community. more >>
World renowned pastor and motivational speaker Myles Munroe has a new messages for leaders in 2014 and it's a powerful one about character.
In his latest book, The Power of Character in Leadership: How Values, Morals, Ethics, and Principles Affect Leaders Munroe presents a lack of character as a malady affecting leadership in all areas of life today and charts a pathway for restoration.
"I believe that the world is so much lacking leaders of character and that is the number one plague of leadership today. We see leaders who are collapsing in every arena, whether it's politics, business, religion…," he explained in a recent interview on the book published last month. more >>
"I'm going to walk you through 500 years and show you how God is literally screaming at the world, 'I'm coming soon,'" says Pastor John Hagee in a video promoting his New York Times bestselling nonfiction book, Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change. Hagee's book, a top "prophecy" and "theology" seller online, appears to be leading the pack of several other books with similar titles also tying a series of upcoming eclipses to the end times.
The Bible and 'Blood Moons'
In Joel 2:28-32, passages pertaining to "the Day of the LORD" (an eschatological term), verse 31 reads: "The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." more >>