Statistics from Britain's national happiness index have suggested that Christians are among the happiest people in the nation, while those who don't identify with any particular religion generally scored the lowest life satisfaction numbers.
The Office for National Statistics posted numbers pertaining to several happiness and life satisfaction questions measured between April 2012 and March 2015.
The study, released Tuesday, found that Christians, with all denominations grouped together, reported an average mean of life satisfaction at 7.60. This was the highest mean in the table, alongside Hindus, who also posted the same number. The groups with the lowest average score were the non-religious at 7.41, and the "any other religion" group, at 7.31. more >>
A gay rights activist who previously favored prosecuting an Irish bakery for refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake has changed his mind on the matter.
Peter Tatchell, a prominent LGBT activist in the U.K., penned a column for the Guardian that was published Monday in which he took to defending the rights of Ashers Bakery in Belfest, Northern Ireland.
Tatchell stated that while he disagreed with Ashers' opposition to homosexuality, he nevertheless believed that the business had a right to refuse to make a pro-gay marriage cake. more >>
An appeals court has ruled that watching pornography at a university library is not conduct protected by the First Amendment.
The Third District Court of Appeals for the state of Wisconsin ruled last week that the punishment for disorderly conduct given to David Reidinger for viewing porn at a library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was legal, despite claims that his actions were protected by the U.S. Constitution.
On Dec. 14, 2014, at the university's McIntyre Library, Reidinger was found to be viewing pornography at a computer next to some students attempting to study. more >>
Christian rapper DJ Cooley is sharing his testimony in a 6-minute video on YouTube in which he talks about his experiences in the hip-hop industry since the age of 15, and the moment that led him to fully seek God.
Cooley says that while he was partying and drinking during the week he was still going to church on Sundays but was beginning to feel convicted for the lifestyle he was leading.
"I was doing that stuff all week long and still going to church on Sunday. That's crazy," He admits. "You know how that goes, you have flexing Fridays, syrup sippin' Saturdays, then you trying to be sanctified on Sunday. That was me." more >>
Two Kansas congregations, one a recently created worship community and the other an older smaller congregation, merged into one church.
Mending Place Church and South City Southern Baptist Church, both based in Wichita, finalized their merger on Sunday and now go by the name "Mending Place at South City."
Churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were mostly individual assemblies that were disconnected from one another. However, the Transforming the Bay With Christ initiative hopes to change all that and usher in a gospel movement to improve the quality of life for area residents.
"There was no collective sense of what each other was doing," said Mark Labberton, Fuller Seminary President and advocate for Transforming the Bay With Christ, to The Christian Post in late January.
Not only were churches acting as disjointed, individual assemblies that were diconnected from one another, but residents of the Bay Area mirrored that spiritual disconnect. According to a 2014 report from Barna Group, a research organization that studies faith and culture, the San Francisco metro area was considered America's most "churchless" city. more >>