Americans named Billy Graham the number four "Most Admired Man" in world of 2014 according to U.S. polling agency Gallup. The polling results mark the 58th time that the 96-year-old televangelist has made the top 10 list.
The pollster's telephone survey results from 805 U.S. adults ages 18 and older placed Graham, referred to as "America's pastor," in the top 10 list of most admired men in the world for 2014.
Two percent of poll participants named him as their first or second choice when asked "What man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world do you admire most." more >>
The apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis is hoping that, in addition to millions of people witnessing the famous ball dropping in Times Square on New Year's Eve, multitudes will also see its video billboard displayed nearby with a cross and reminder to Americans of the "religious freedoms they enjoy."
"I am thrilled that the Cross of Christ will be seen in the most-watched place in the world on this day," Ken Ham, AiG president, stated.
AiG officials said that whether people in the U.S. hold to the worldviews of Christianity, atheism, Judaism, and other belief systems, religious freedom must be defended. more >>
The television station that will air the reality TV program featuring a family with 19 children has been honored by a conservative entertainment watchdog group.
UP TV, which will carry the program "Bringing Up Bates" next month, has a history of being honored by the Parents Television Council for its station's content.
Christian professional golfer Bubba Watson reminisces about Christmas memories and thanks God for his family in the goofy YouTube rap video "Bubbaclaus."
In the video the PGA golfer is dressed like Santa Claus while riding around in a hovercraft golf cart with an elf. He raps over a remixed version of the "Halleluiah Chorus," "No sledge, no beard, no reindeer. I might come deliver gifts on a John Deere, Caleb asked me to bring him a new ball, but I'm checking my list; this Bubbaclaus."
Though Watson's video is filled with ridiculous antics and an equally silly chorus, there was heartwarming lines about his childhood Christmases in Bagdad, Florida and his first golf experiences. more >>
Washington, D.C., passed a bill that attempts to counter a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing for closely-held businesses to be exempted from the federal birth control mandate.
In a unanimous vote taken Wednesday, the Council of the District of Columbia passed a bill that apparently conflicts with the Supreme Court decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby.
B20-0790, or the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014, was introduced in May by Councilmember David Grosso a few months after the Court heard oral arguments in the case. more >>
Pastor John Piper told a young Christian wondering if her relationship with the Heavenly Father is healthy that God wants her to feel rest assured that she belongs to Him. Good deeds, he stressed, won't lead to acceptance from God.
Piper told young podcast listener Mara, "God wants you to be confident that you belong to Him. He doesn't want you Mara to worry about your relationship."
Quoting 1 John 5:13, he continued, "He wants us, He want you to enjoy confidence, enjoy assurance, He wants you to be sure that you're OK with God so when you go to bed at night, you don't have to be afraid of anything. You can have a real peaceful night's sleep and even if you died in the middle of the night, you'd be OK, you'd be safe with Jesus." more >>