As many as 10,000 people left the Church of Denmark between April and June, statistics from the Scandinavian country have shown, due in part to a nationwide atheist campaign urging people to question the divinity of Jesus, and the importance of believing in God.
The Independent noted that the 10,000 people who left the faith in that time period is almost double the number who did the same between January and March, which has led the Danish Atheist Society to celebrate the news.
"We're pleased that Danes have taken the opportunity to express what they actually want. We have long seen in surveys that there aren't that many Danes who are devout Christians," Chairman Anders Stjernholm told Politiken. more >>
A recently passed law in Massachusetts that would require churches to abide by transgender discrimination rules for public events may have its fate determined via voter referendum.
In July, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law Senate Bill 2407, which among other things allows transgender men to use women's restrooms in places of public accommodation and requires employers to use the preferred pronouns of their employees.
A Connecticut pastor and Howard University graduate who counts performing at the inauguration of former President Bill Clinton among his achievements, was arrested last Wednesday for purchasing crack cocaine but he contends that with God as his witness "the devil is a liar."
The Rev. Kenneth DuBose, 45, of St. James Missionary Baptist Church, was arrested with a small bag containing 27 grams of crack cocaine in the front of his car along with two Bibles that were found in his trunk, Bridgeport Police told The Hour.
Police say they saw DuBose buying drugs from a man who was the target of a sting operation by the Bridgeport Police Department's Tactical Narcotics Team. DuBose allegedly told police that he was just counseling the alleged drug dealer even though he tried to flee the scene. more >>
Citing his exhaustion and personal brokenness, Pete Wilson, senior pastor of the multi-campus Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and author of the best-selling book Plan B, shocked his congregation on Sunday when he announced his resignation from the church he founded 14 years ago.
Cross Point Church was planted by Wilson and his wife, Brandi, in 2003 and has since grown to "reach more than 7,000 people each weekend through its five locations around the Nashville area and online." It is promoted as one of the "fastest growing churches in America."
On Sunday, however, the day the church celebrated its 14th anniversary and America remembered the terror attacks of September 11, Wilson told his congregation that he was no longer fit to lead. more >>
Religion and politics are taboo topics for some Americans, but the upcoming Faith in the Public Square event hosted by Westminster Theological Seminary will tackle both one month before the presidential election.
Political viewpoints and theological backgrounds will run the gamut at Faith in the Public Square that will feature speakers discussing topics on religious liberty, sexual ethics, and the history of Christian political thought.
"I expect some of the conference participants will vote for Hillary Clinton, some will vote for Donald Trump, some will vote for a third-party candidate, and some will not vote at all because they choose to sit this election out," said Westminster President Peter Lillback about the event that will be held in Glenside, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 6-7. more >>
WASHINGTON — David and Jason Benham told hundreds of evangelical Christians Friday that the "prophetic implications" of Isaiah 59 are happening in America today, as those who publicly defend traditional Christian beliefs are being turned into "prey."
The Benham brothers, successful real estate entrepreneurs who gained notoriety among conservative Christians when their HGTV reality show was canceled because of liberal opposition to their beliefs on homosexuality, spoke for about 20 minutes at the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit on Friday afternoon and warned that what people are calling the "sexual revolution" is actually more like the moral decay of society.
As Christians around the country — from wedding venders and pizza shop owners to government officials and MLB commentators — are facing social upheaval and massive consequences for voicing and acting on their Christian convictions and opinions, the Benhams suggested that there is a "radical revolution to overtake America." more >>