The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the firing of a middle school teacher by a public school district over the religious images that the teacher had in his classroom.
In a four to three decision, the Court decided that Mount Vernon City Schools had the right to fire science teacher John Freshwater for the various religious displays he had in his classroom.
These included a poster of the Ten Commandments, a poster of George W. Bush and Colin Powell praying with a Bible verse inscribed, and the Bible on Freshwater's desk. more >>
Fla. pastors from Christian congregations have expressed their concern over the strong presence of the Church of Scientology in their community.
Clergy from Clearwater, a city in which Scientology recently dedicated a massive building to their operations, have expressed their misgivings about the controversial religious sect.
Jeff Rudolph, pastor at Clearwater First Assembly of God, told The Christian Post that he remains surprised that people are so willing to believe the claims of Scientology. more >>
WASHINGTON – Satan can give the Christian Right all its goals and still destroy the church from within, Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, declared at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Coalition's "Justice Summit." Moore, an advocate for Christian values in politics, warned that outlawing abortion, protecting marriage, and defending morality is not enough.
"It would be a shame, you might even say it would be devilish, to be people with values right side up and crosses upside down," he said. Focusing on Jesus' temptation in the wilderness from Matthew 4, Moore warned that valuing anything more than the Gospel of Jesus Christ can easily become the church's undoing.
In explaining this threat, Moore turned to a child custody dispute involving a Satanist. In that case, the Satanist called on his Satanic priest to testify on his behalf. The priest explained that they don't worship the devil, but "what we believe in is the worship of the ego and the power of the self." He pointed to the upside down cross as "the reversal of all those things we find so weak in Christianity: humility, meekness, gentleness, crucifixion." more >>
Dancing, rap music, an open mic, and Jesus Christ? A couple of Christians in Michigan use a "night club" setting to connect churches, share testimonies, and proclaim the gospel. The ministry leaders just celebrated their 1-year anniversary.
"I wanted to show people that Christianity is fun," Darryll Stinson, event coordinator at the Phi Light Lounge told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. "You can worship God in dance, you can worship Him in your testimony, or even just by having fun and being yourself," Stinson added. He described the typical night at Phi Light: 40 to 60 people enjoying impromptu sessions of dancing, guest rappers and speakers, and featured poets.
"Christ gave us liberty and freedom to express ourselves," J.J. Jones, the founder of Phi Light, told CP. "God came at me saying, 'JJ, you don't have to be tight. You can't reach people if you don't show people where you came from.'" Phi Light celebrated its anniversary on Saturday. more >>
More than 12,000 people attended Will Graham's final evangelistic Celebration event of the year where more than 800 people in the primarily Buddhist nation of Thailand committed their lives to Christ.
The three-day event, titled "Celebration Abundant Life with Will Graham," was held in Nong Prajak Public Park in Udon Thani on Nov. 1-3.
"The abundant life you're looking for cannot be obtained on your own. That's why God sent His Son on a rescue mission to save us," Graham told the crowd, according to a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association press release. "Some of you are looking for answers in life. Deep down you feel something is missing. Jesus is what's missing. He's the only One who can fill you." more >>
'Today' co-host Kathie Lee Gifford gave a tearful account this week of her encounters with the Rev. Billy Graham, and how the Christian evangelist impacted her faith, family and marriage in ways that she will never forget.
"I've never met in my life a more powerful man who is as humble as Billy is," says Gifford in a stirring five-minute video on how the 95-year-old minister is part of her testimony.
Gifford, whose story was featured in the "Today" show's "#InspriedBy" series, goes on to explain how at the age of 12 she witnessed the kind of impact Graham's preaching had on others, specifically her own family. more >>