Christians of different denominations and backgrounds frequently take to social media to debate over theology and criticize pastors and leaders they do not agree with.
Pastor Chris Durso of Christ Tabernacle Church of Queens, New York, blasted the practice during a previous interview with The Christian Post while discussing some of the criticism he has received over the Internet about the way he does ministry.
"I get tons of mean tweets and Instagram posts, and the thing that kills me the most is that none of that is biblical, and none of that is responding or acting in love like the Bible tells us to do," Durso told CP. "The irony of somebody ridiculing me with such anger and disrespect blows my mind." more >>
NEW YORK — The Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals affecting the legalization of gay marriage in five states, effectively doing away with attempts to maintain the traditional definition of marriage in those states. As a result, six other states will likely follow suit as they also fall under the same federal court jurisdiction. This means that same-sex marriage could be legal in 30, or even 35 states, plus Washington, D.C. if the trend continues.
Eric Metaxas, author, television host and outspoken religious freedom advocate, shared his thoughts with The Christian Post about the Supreme Court's latest move, which gay marriage proponents have cast as the "final legal stamp of approval to marriage equality."
"Superstar" Billy Graham, the former professional wrestler and devout Christian who took his stage name from the famous evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, has been released from the hospital.
"Superstar" Billy Graham was hospitalized earlier this week due to a liver complication, but was released Thursday.
On the former World Wrestling Entertainment champion's Facebook fan page, Graham posted a photo of himself from the 1980s and gave an update about his release from the hospital. more >>
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has not been seen in public in well over a month, missed a major national ceremony paying tribute to his late father and grandfather, fueling speculations on Friday over his whereabouts.
The KCNA state agency published several articles about the 69th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, but Kim was not listed among the attendees. Hwang Pyong So, North Korea's second most important leader, attended a flower presentation in Kim's name at the shrine at Kamsusuan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, but Kim himself was missing.
The last time the 31-year-old leader was seen in public was at a music concert along his wife, Ri Sol Ju, on Sept. 3. Since then, he has missed a number of events that he was expected to attend, including the convening of the parliament for its second session of the year in late September, and a welcoming of athletes from the Asian Games earlier this week. more >>
The spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak throughout West Africa is leaving hundreds of children orphaned, and a number of them are reportedly marginalized by some tribal communities due to the fear of witchcraft and black magic.
"There's a strong belief in witchcraft that Ebola is contracted through a curse or in some cases that it is a white man's fabrication," said Jamie Bedson, charity Restless Development's Sierra Leone country director, according to The Financial Times.
"There is a mistrust of foreigners, and in one place everyone threw away soap given out by the government because they thought it was poisoned." more >>
Today, Pastor Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church are hosting "24 Hours of Hope," a free global online event designed to encourage individuals living with a mental illness, educate and support their families, and equip church leaders for compassionate and effective mental health ministry.
On Thursday, Kay Warren talked to The Christian Post about what she has observed transpiring in the church community on the topic of mental health. Because of the family's high profile, CP asked Warren to talk about how the suicide of their son, Matthew, who struggled with mental illness, has impacted the church in the U.S. Matthew Warren died at the age of 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 5, 2013.
Rick and Kay Warren hosted the historic gathering on "Mental Health and the Church" last March, which was also co-hosted by Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Orange County (NAMI-OC). more >>