A Christian student expelled from England's Sheffield University because he quoted the Bible's stance on homosexuality in a Facebook post supportive of controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has lost his appeal.
Felix Ngole, a 38-year-old in his second year of study for a master's degree in social work at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire was told that he is no longer a student at the university after a committee ruled he "may have caused offense to some individuals" by issuing a Facebook post last September quoting Leviticus on the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality.
Ngole's post came in defense of Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, who became the center of a media firestorm last year when she refused to allow her office to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. more >>
For many Christians, suicide is a taboo act that will keep a believer out of Heaven. Known by many as the "unforgivable sin," it's a complicated issue that's been widely neglected from theological discussion within the Church.
In a portion of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Dr. Jeremiah Johnston debunks misconceptions about suicide and mental illness — two issues secretly plaguing today's Church.
"Twenty-three percent of pastors right now, according to a reliable LifeWay study, are chronically depressed," Johnston told The Christian Post last week. more >>
An ongoing debate between evangelical groups on whether eliminating pollution and providing clean electricity over fossil fuels can be considered a "pro-life issue" has reached North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's doorstep.
Groups such as the Evangelical Environmental Network and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, along with 15,000 pro-life Christians in North Carolina, have petitioned to McCrory and other elected officials, urging them to aim for achieving 100 percent clean electricity in the state by 2030 as part of its Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign.
However, E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, told CP in a separate interview, that the Pro-Life Clean Energy plan is a "deceptive campaign" that has been been criticized by a number of pro-life leaders. more >>
Conservative Christians in America are growing increasingly concerned about their own religious freedom. They should be.
Lifeway Research recently released polling data that revealed rapidly growing concern and significant divergence of opinion concerning the erosion of religious liberty in America.
Lifeway found that 63% of those polled said they believe Christians are experiencing accelerating intolerance toward their religious beliefs, up from 50 percent in 2013, an increase of 9 percent in just two years' time. more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has warned that those who decide to reject God because of the way they have been hurt by other Christians, at the end only harm themselves.
"Dear wounded believer-in-exile, what is your story? What chapter is being written today? Is your spirit lying in the dust of your wilderness wandering? Can you hear His voice calling to you?" Lotz wrote on Thursday on her Facebook page.
"Don't reject the God of those who rejected you. Rejecting God doesn't hurt them; it only hurts you. You are the one who has been devastated. And you are the one God is calling," she added. more >>
RONKS, Pennsylvania – During a recent tour and screening of the new theatrical performance of "Samson" at the historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania theater, Sight & Sound, lead actor Michael Niederer (Samson) emphasized the power of the elaborate production's overarching theme – grace.
"It's amazing because I've been able to use the gifts He gave me for His glory and for His benefit," Niederer told The Christian Post.
Born and raised in a Christian home and doing theater since he was 7-years-old, the talented actor is grateful that he is able to use his gifts full time for God. Niederer talked about his character Samson and what he felt was a popular miconception about the famous Bible figure's strength. more >>