An interfaith coalition of pastors, college officials, and legal scholars have come together to denounce a California bill that would limit religious exemptions for schools.
California's legislature is presently considering Senate Bill 1146, a piece of proposed legislation that critics fear will drastically curb the religious freedom of private academic institutions.
The statement, titled "Protecting the future of religious higher education," was published on the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's website Tuesday and includes signatories from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish backgrounds. more >>
As an evangelical leader who is a registered independent, I need to first and foremost consider the way of Jesus as I look at the political landscape. It is through this lens I have concluded the following, knowing that not all evangelicals will come to the same convictions, which is part of the beauty of participating in the life of this great country.
Hillary Clinton has stated, "Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it's a personal life or a national life."
It is this disposition of steadfast mercy that offers the best path forward for our nation as we seek to love well, empower those who have been marginalized, and cultivate a society that is already great. more >>
As Roma Downey gears up for the release of the highly anticipated reboot of "Ben-Hur," the outspoken Christian producer and actress is set to be honored with a star on the famous Hollywood walk of fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that they will present Downey with the 2,586th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
Downey's star will be placed next to her husband's, producer Mark Burnett. more >>
Evangelical leader James Dobson, among 40 other spiritual leaders, attended a meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in June and now Dobson is opening up about what transpired, including details about a brief comment he made that suddenly put him under intense scrutiny.
On the 25th floor of Trump's Fifth Avenue tower, the group of evangelicals gathered for a "conversation" with the outspoken politician. But before the night was over, a comment from the founder of Focus on the Family would later cause a firestorm of commentary and criticism — leading Dobson to call Trump "a baby Christian who doesn't have a clue about how believers think …"
Dobson, who was granted the first question at the conference, asked the GOP nominee how he would protect religious liberties. more >>
Franklin Graham blasted the University of Houston student government Thursday for suspending its vice president, Rohini Sethi, who posted "Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter" on social media, calling the move an attack on free speech.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Graham said, "We've all heard about the Black Lives Matter movement which has been associated with numerous demonstrations and calling for violence against police."
"Wow. Somebody needs to tell this student government association that their vp was right — all lives do matter. Shame on them! God is the Maker and Creator of all life. He didn't make one group more valuable than other groups or one life more valuable than another. In His eyes, every life matters. And no one should be punished for saying that," he continued. more >>
When wondering about the future, people should put their trust in God and not the words of fortune-tellers, says the Reverend Billy Graham.
In a recent advice column, the 97-year-old evangelist received a question from a person about wanting to know what the future holds.
"If God knows what's going to happen in the future, why doesn't He go ahead and tell us? I've tried astrology and things like that so I could discover the future, but I no longer think they can be trusted. Is God any better?" asked the person. more >>