The family of a Pakistani man who was killed while trying to rescue his Christian daughter from a forced Islamic marriage has been given hope for justice after the men who killed him were charged over the murder by state authorities.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reported the news on Sunday, noting that both Muhammed and Zahid Iqbal have been arrested in connection with Tanveer Masih's murder, though a police search is still underway for fugitive Tahir Iqbal.
Masih was shot dead on May 31 by two assailants on a motorcycle, reportedly after he was invited by one of the cousins of the men who took his daughter to discuss her return home. Fourteen-year-old Mehwish was kidnapped by Zahid Iqbal in Shadab Colony in Faisalabad after she went there to work as a domestic servant, but was raped and forced into an Islamic marriage. more >>
The Church of England is condemning a group of gay clerics who are seeking to out gay bishops and other clergy in the Church, arguing that the accusations could spark a witch hunt against priests.
The Rev. Colin Coward, founder of the gay pressure group Changing Attitude, said that a number of bishops within the CofE are gay.
"There are at least 10 other bishops in the Church who are gay, many of whom are in some kind of relationship," Coward told the Sunday Times. more >>
A person should fill their mind with truth and not with pornography, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In his daily devotional on Sunday, Warren reflected on Proverbs 15:14, which speaks on what a wise person is "hungry" for on an intellectual level.
As pornography becomes more and more normalized in American culture, the church as a whole is starting to realize that this is no longer an issue to be ignored. That's great news! Back when we started XXXchurch, we couldn't get churches even to acknowledge the power of porn, let alone talk about it in church!
But even as churches become more open to speaking about this issue, there are still some things you can't count on hearing from the pulpit.
Here are three things the church won't teach you about porn. more >>
I read the sad story recently of a church that fired its pastor because "he didn't visit the members enough." Granted, I don't know all the details about the situation, but I am not optimistic about the church's future.
"Visitation of the members" became a common job description of pastors about a century ago.
It's a bad sign. more >>
A beloved Christian couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who were preparing to move to Japan for long-term missionary work, perished with their three children in a fiery crash in Nebraska on their way to finish missionary training in Colorado.
Nebraska State Patrol confirmed in a Fox 9 report in August that Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, and their three children, Ezra, 3, Violet, 23 months, and Calvin just 2 months old, all died in the multiple vehicle crash involving a semitrailer on westbound I-80 near Brule in Nebraska.
The Omaha World-Herald reported at about 11:30 a.m. on July 31 that the semitrailer truck driven by Tony Weekly Jr., 53, hit the back of the Pals' westbound 2007 Dodge minivan and the collision pushed the semi and van into three other westbound vehicles. Another victim, identified as Terry Sullivan, 56, also died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. more >>