Three Muslim men who pretended to be interested in learning about Christianity attacked a Bangladeshi pastor in his home earlier this week after he agreed to share the Gospel with them.
The men tried to slit the throat of the Rev. Luke Sarker, 52, with a knife. Sarker's wife heard his screams and ran to confront the attackers. The men fled after she and other neighbors arrived, according to local authorities.
There are conflicting reports as to exactly how the attackers escaped. Police said they found a motorcycle alleged to belong to the assailants outside the pastor's home. However, other reports claim the attackers fled using the same motorcycle on which they had arrived. more >>
Best-selling novelist Sue Monk Kidd is working on a book that will take place during the first century, and is expected to feature a married Jesus of Nazareth.
The author of such notable novels as The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings is working on a story whose narrator will be the wife of the Messiah.
Prolific author and pastor Max Lucado has released a book meant to help guide Christians who might be feeling stagnant in their walk of faith. Titled Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now, the book centers on helping to address this faith crisis within American churches.
Out of 1,000 churches only 11 percent of Christians feel driven by their faith, Lucado wrote in the opening chapter, according to a survey by REVEAL Research.
During an interview with The Christian Post, Lucado said that such studies prompted him to write Glory Days. more >>
A 30-year-old pastor from St. Louis, Missouri, who allegedly stole more than $21,000 to pay off his 20-year-old mistress he met online, was charged with one count of felony stealing, leaving his neighbors in shock, and his church and family stunned.
Police say Ralph 'Drew' Sawyer, who served as pastor of the Lindsay Lane Missionary Baptist Church in Florissant, used the church's ATM card at a Florissant bank to withdraw thousands of dollars from the church's savings account to pay his unidentified mistress to keep quiet about their affair.
An investigation revealed that Sawyer made 35 withdrawals from the account in June and July, totaling $21,727.50, according to 13 News Now. It was the church's treasurer who first noticed the missing funds and launched an investigation, according to charging documents. more >>
Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has suggested that the Church should not seek to convert homosexuals to heterosexuality.
During a news conference held by the seminary and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Mohler said he was opposed to reparative therapy, which involves changing a person's sexual orientation from homosexuality to heterosexuality, dubbing it a "superficial" approach.
"The Christian Church has sinned against the LGBT community by responding to this challenge in a superficial way," said Mohler. "It's not something that is so simple as converting from homosexual to heterosexual, and from our Gospel-centered theological understanding that would not be sufficient." more >>
Eva Brunne, the world's first openly lesbian bishop, has called for a church in Stockholm, Sweden, to remove all signs of the cross, and instead build an Islamic prayer room in order to welcome Muslims. Several other Christian leaders in Sweden have criticized the suggestion.
"Leasing a room to people of other faiths, does not mean that we are not defenders of our own faith. Priests are called to proclaim Christ. We do that every day and in every meeting with people. But that does not mean that we are hostile toward people of other faiths," Brunne, the bishop of Stockholm, explains on her website, according to SVT.
Thousands of refugees from the crisis in Syria and the Middle East have been making their way through Europe into Western states. Christian leaders, such as Pope Francis, have called on parishes across the continent to open up their doors and welcome in refugee families. more >>