Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard welcomed their first child, a son, on Monday, April 20 and gave him a very Christian name.
After nine months and 11 days, baby Israel David Dillard made his arrival on Monday night at 11:49 p.m. Both mom and baby are doing well, according to the family, and Israel weighed in at a very healthy 9 pounds, 10 ounces.
"I can't even describe right now the anticipation I am feeling, as I am about to get to meet my firstborn son for the first time face to face," Derick wrote in a blog post last week. "So many people have already testified that nothing can quite describe that moment and that I'll just have to experience it for myself. When I look around, I can see new life everywhere. The trees are budding, which means summer is near. My wife, Jill, is beginning to have contractions which means that the birth of our son is near." more >>
Potential GOP 2016 presidential hopeful and conservative darling Ben Carson urged black Americans on the weekend to return to tested faith values that served their community well during America's dark era of slavery and Jim Crow and not allow hip-hop that "dismisses Jesus Christ" to "destroy things for us."
The retired neurosurgeon, who's also a devout Christian and staunch education advocate, explained in an interview on WBLS, an urban adult contemporary FM radio station in New York City, that modern culture has turned black Americans away from the faith culture once promoted by their forebears.
"We need to reestablish faith in our communities and the values and principles that got us through slavery, that got us through Jim Crow, and segregation, and all kinds of horrible things that were heaped upon us," said Carson, according to The Business Insider. more >>
While appearing on CBS' "Face The Nation" Sunday, potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum weighed in on the highly-debated Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and asserted that "tolerance is a two-way street" by making a comparison to a gay business forced to serve the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.
After Indiana passed and signed into law the first version of its RFRA act, media and corporate backlash pushed on lawmakers to go and "fix" the law so that it provides public accommodation protections based on sexual orientation.
Although many conservatives hailed the initial law as a win for religious freedom, because it provided courts with a balancing test for when government actions infringe upon someone's religious beliefs, an amendment was added to the legislation last week effectively eliminated such religious protections. more >>
The wife of a man seriously injured in a motorcycle accident has spoken out about God's healing power and her battle to prevent doctors from pulling the plug on her husband.
Danielle and Matt Davis of Savannah, Georgia, had been married just seven months when Matt crashed his motorcycle; doctors did not give Danielle and Matt's families much hope and nine days later asked if she wanted to turn off his life support.
"They said if it was them, they'd pull the plug," Danielle told WTOC News. "That's what they'd want their family to do. I knew that God could get us through that. I didn't think it was too big for God." more >>
Forever 21, a Christian-owned apparel company, is being sued by a transgender employee who claims she was unlawfully discriminated against by management after transitioning to a woman, then abruptly fired.
Alexia Daskalakis, 22, formerly known as Anthony, filed a lawsuit against the billion-dollar company in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday and is seeking unspecified monetary damages.
"This is a lawsuit where our client is alleging that she was discriminated against on account of her status as being transgender," Daskalakis' lawyer, David Gottlieb of Wigdor LLP, told The Christian Post on Thursday. more >>
WASHINGTON — Evangelical churches need to focus more on preaching biblical truth in order to prepare children to defend historic Christian teachings on social issues like same-sex marriage and abortion from the "distorted" theology being propagated by the Christian left, evangelical author Chelsen Vicari said Wednesday.
At a Family Research Council discussion on her new book, Distorted: How The New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging Faith, Vicari explained that as more mainline Protestant denominations are starting to affirm same-sex relationships and other issues that Christ has labeled as sinful, young Evangelicals are susceptible to caving in and embracing the liberal agenda that they encounter on college campuses and in youth groups, because they don't know enough about the Scripture to defend its guiding principles.
Vicari, who's the evangelical program director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, shared her own story about how when she was going through her undergraduate studies, her strong conservative Christian convictions were tested and ostracized by left-leaning Christian groups on campus. She eventually folded her convictions to believe that it's acceptable for Christians to be accommodating toward sinful behavior, such as homosexuality. more >>