The Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution."
The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine.
In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual." more >>
Two family television watchdog groups are warning parents that the new version of the iconic children's series "The Muppets" is no longer the loveable kids show it used to be and is now exposing children to sexual innuendo and references to alcohol, drug use and adult content every three and a half minutes.
The Parents Television Council and One Million Moms have launched campaigns informing parents that ABC's new adaptation of "The Muppets," which features beloved children's characters Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, is not suitable for younger viewers.
The first four episodes of the new series, which premiered on Sept. 22 and airs Tuesday evenings during primetime, featured adult content every three minutes and 38 seconds, according to research compiled by PTC. In the four episodes there were 33 different adult references, with 46 percent being sexual and 45 percent related to drug or alcohol use. more >>
Over the past 20 years, a little over half of all church fires in the United States have been intentional, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.
Using data compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pew found that of 4,705 reported fire incidents at places of worship from 1996 to 2015, 51 percent were ruled intentional.
"Fires caused by arson are far more common at houses of worship than in most other kinds of structures," according to ATF figures reported by Pew reported earlier this week. more >>
Black and white congregational leaders from churches across the United States are meeting to discuss how local churches can be catalysts for healing the racial divide and animosity toward police in blighted communities across the nation.
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie Floyd, will co-lead a conversation on racial unity next Wednesday in Jackson, Mississippi, along with Jerry Young, the head of America's largest African-American Baptist denomination, National Baptist Convention.
Floyd told The Christian Post that the conversation aims to spark a discussion among leaders on how churches can act to bring tangible change to the problems that are causing racial tensions in their towns. more >>
A federal appeals court has ruled that police officers in the Muslim hotbed of Dearborn, Michigan violated the free speech rights of a group of Christian street preachers when authorities forced the evangelists to leave an Arab-American festival in 2012 after an angry crowd of Muslims began throwing objects at the them as they preached.
The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday, by a narrow 8-7 margin, that Wayne County, Michigan and two deputy police chiefs violated the constitutional rights of 12 evangelizing street preachers called the Bible Believers. The police officers kicked the evangelising group out of the 2012 Arab festival in Dearborn after a mob of Muslims grew enraged with the preachers, who held signs condemning Islam and also carried a severed pig's head.
One of the street preachers, Ruben Israel, a street preacher from Los Angeles who has evangelized for over 30 years, told The Christian Post last October that the preachers held up signs that stated that Islam is a "false religion." more >>
It is one of the most — if not the most — disturbing photos from the Vietnam War: a burned naked girl running down a road.
Only 9 years old at the time, Kim Phuc was trying to escape a napalm attack by American forces, her body severely burned, leaving many to wonder if she would survive.
Well, she did. "God [is] not finished with me yet," said Phuc when recounting her survival after doctors had written her off. more >>