Christmas is a time full of tradition, as the holiday has been celebrated for centuries long before the United States was a thought or Europe knew about America.
This special wintry time of year is full of Santa Clauses, evergreen trees, mistletoes, presents, and a host of good cheer and family gatherings.
Ever wonder where some of these traditions came from? Listed below are some Christmas traditions and where they came from. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, Planned Parenthood's selling of baby body parts and IS-inspired terror attacks in the West are among the biggest stories that round out The Christian Post's top 10 stories for 2015.
To read No. 6-10 of CP's top 10 list click here.
Kim Davis, Donald Trump, Creflo Dollar and Josh Duggar are just of few of the figures who grabbed our reader's attention in 2015. Check out the top 10 stories of 2015 for The Christian Post. more >>
Reconciliation negotiations between Wheaton College and a professor who was suspended for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God have reached an impasse as the school has reportedly attempted to strip her tenure for at least two years.
Political science professor Larycia Hawkins, who was placed on administrative leave last week after she stated "we worship the same God" in a Dec. 10 Facebook post calling for solidarity with Muslims, told The Chicago Tribune on Tuesday that talks between her and the school have stalled and it looks like the school is moving toward terminating her employment.
The 43-year-old Hawkins, who is the first and only tenured African-American professor at the Illinois Evangelical higher-education institution, explained that she cannot accept the college's reconciliation proposal. Although the proposal would have allowed her to return to the classroom next fall, it would also remove the professor's tenure status for at least two years. more >>
The nation's largest atheist group has filed an appeal in court to remove a Ten Commandments display from a Pennsylvania public high school.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation filed the appeal earlier this month before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals against the New Kensington-Arnold School District.
At issue in the appeal was a lower court ruling that allowed for a Ten Commandments display at Valley High School to remain on the public grounds because the judge found the complaint "moot." more >>
The United Nations Children's Fund has said that as many as 1 million children have been forced out of school due to the Boko Haram terrorist group.
"Across Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, over 2,000 schools remain closed due to the conflict — some of them for more than a year — and hundreds have been attacked, looted or set on fire," UNICEF reported on Tuesday. "In far north Cameroon, only one out of the 135 schools closed in 2014 has re-opened this year."
The militant group has been waging a war in Nigeria for almost six years now, carrying out mass suicide bombings, shooting attacks, and raids on entire towns and villages, killing over 20,000 people. The Islamic extremists have focused heavily on Christians, trying to drive them out of the country, but have been attacking moderate Muslims and all who stand in their way. more >>
A Wheaton College professor who was suspended last week for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God argued Monday that her claim has been affirmed by the church for centuries and also affirmed by other Evangelical scholars.
After Wheaton political science professor Larycia Hawkins posted on her Facebook Dec. 10 that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims, adding, "we worship the same God," the school placed the tenured professor on paid administrative leave on Dec. 15 as her comments appear to have violated the Evangelical institution's statement of faith.
Hawkins addressed her Facebook post in an interview with Chicago's public television WTTW on Monday in which she proclaimed that her post was in not a "theological treatise" and was really meant to be just a call for solidarity. more >>