For many Christians the purpose of prayer is to commune with God and to seek answers. Some answers come right away, others with time. But when God shows prolonged silence, when there seems to be no answer from Him at all, is it a sign of His chastisement? Has the believer done something wrong?
In his new book Unanswered, a volume six years in the making that intends to shed light on hot-button topics within today's Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston gets candid about he and his wife's personal test in trusting God through His silence.
"We always wanted children," Johnston wrote in Unanswered. "We never could have dreamed that two healthy people, who loved God with all of their hearts, would be unable to conceive a child." more >>
Controversial televangelist Benny Hinn has revealed that his mother, Clemence, died days before Mother's Day, and said her passing has inspired him to search the truth about Heaven in the Bible.
"By now, you have undoubtedly heard the news of my mom's home-going," Hinn wrote on his website last week.
"I can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, mom's passing has only compelled me to be more consumed than ever with a passion to share what the Bible tells us about Heaven, and the need for salvation to one day receive all that He has prepared for us there," he added. more >>
A number of prominent conservatives, who vow that they will not vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, are on the search for a viable third-party candidate to give voters a true conservative option this November.
With both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropping their bids for the Republican nomination this week, quite a few staunch conservatives are refusing to unite behind Trump and are calling on a viable individual to run as a third-party or independent candidate.
"I would like to have a conservative to vote for," Bill Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard and a prominent #NeverTrump conservative, told NBC's Andrea Mitchell this afternoon. "I think an awful lot of people in the country would, including a lot of moderates and conservatives ... We have two candidates who are viewed by considerable majorities in an unfavorable way, not a favorable way, as the major party nominees." more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has called President Obama's expected commemoration of America's first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York a "monument to sin," asserting that many other people deserve a monument instead.
"A monument to sin? That's unbelievable. War heroes deserve a monument, our nation's founding fathers deserve a monument, people who have helped to make America strong deserve a monument — but a monument to sin?" Graham opined in a Facebook post on Friday.
Sources close to the White House have said the planned monument is expected to be erected on a piece of parkland that lies across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which is popularly believed to be the birthplace of the American LGBT activist movement, stemming from the protests in June 1969 against police raids on the tavern. more >>
Liberty University executive committee board chairman Mark DeMoss, a former aid of the late Jerry Falwell Sr., claims that he was asked to resign months after he voiced opposition to Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s endorsement of Donald Trump.
In early early March, the former executive committee chairman of Liberty University's Board of Directors criticized Falwell's endorsement of Trump. Evangelicals who back Trump, such as Falwell, will have a hard time explaining their support because Trump does not exhibit the "Christ-like behavior that Liberty has spent 40 years promoting with its students," he added.
DeMoss, who worked for Jerry Falwell Sr. from 1984 until 1991, was concerned about the direction of the Lynchburg, Virginia school, and was troubled that Falwell Jr. would compare Trump to his late father while introducing the Republican presidential candidate for his Liberty University speech in January. more >>
Singer Micah Tyler is receiving national attention following the release of his video that pokes fun at and disarms many of the negative stereotypes about his generation.
Tyler's "You've Gotta Love Millennials" has gone viral after hitting the internet Thursday, reaching over 23.1 million viewers on social media.
"As a millennial myself, I've heard so many hard stereotypes that have been firmly attached to my generation. Instead of shying away or ignoring any of them, I figured we might as well laugh about them together! Humor is such a disarming force," Tyler told The Christian Post, explaining why he created the video. more >>