The "Christian Gap" between Democrats and Republicans is growing wider.
A recent analysis of data compiled by the Pew Research Center shows the Republican Party becoming more Christian as the Democratic Party becomes less Christian.
Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal wrote that "religious affiliation marks a sharpening point of distinction between Republicans and Democrats." more >>
A Fresno, California, congregation was forced to halt a scheduled service Sunday morning after their 39-year-old children's pastor and beloved father of five collapsed and died from a "cardiac event" after pouring his heart out during an impassioned sermon.
The pastor, Eddie Crain of Northpointe Community Church, was a father of five boys.
"We are saddened to announce that Pastor Eddie Crain died this morning after a cardiac event at the conclusion of our 8 a.m. service. He literally had just poured his heart out in his passion to make a difference for kids. Please pray for his family and for all who will be so deeply impacted by this loss to us all," Northpointe's Senior Pastor Steve Williams wrote in a note on the church's Facebook page. more >>
Grammy Award-winning singer and pastor Le'Andria Johnson is distributing cigarettes and condoms in the street as she joins a cast of preachers with no boundaries on the upcoming Oxygen network docu-series, "Preachers of Atlanta."
"I take it to the streets. I pass out cigarettes and condoms," says Johnson, pastor of I.P.C. Ministries, in the first trailer for the upcoming series. "I do all of that, but at the end of the day, when God tells me to do something, I do it."
Johnson, the season 3 winner of BET gospel music competition show "Sunday Best," will join another face on the show that may be familiar to music fans: Canton Jones. The Christian hip-hop artist who heads Free Life Church is appearing on the series with his bold musical style aimed at capturing the ears of the youth. more >>
A once struggling, predominantly white church in Florida has experienced amazing growth since merging with a predominantly black megachurch.
In January, Ridgewood Baptist Church in Orange Park announced that they were merging with Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
Megachurch Pastor Perry Noble called on Fox News, Megyn Kelly and former Westchester County, New York, District Attorney Jeanine Pirro to apologize Monday for casting doubt on the innocence of Resonate Church Pastor Davey Blackburn in the murder of his pregnant wife, Amanda.
The call comes just hours after the Indianapolis Metro Police Department announced the arrest of 18-year-old Larry Taylor of Indianapolis for Amanda's death.
Noble, who is senior pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina where Blackburn worked as a campus pastor before starting resonate church, says the grieving widower suffered "venomous" attacks against his character after a segment on Fox News' "The Kelly File" questioned his innocence. more >>
The Church of England has warned of a "chilling" effect on free speech, after leading U.K. cinemas refused to show an ad for the Lord's Prayer, citing it could offend people of other faiths or no faith.
"This advert is about as offensive as a carol service or church service on Christmas Day," The Most Rev. Justin Welby said, according to BBC News.
"Let the public judge for themselves rather than be censored or dictated to," he added. more >>