As America continues to grow more hostile toward public prayer and conservative religious viewpoints, younger generations of courageous Christians will be faced with the challenge of defying the norm of secular culture to defend prayer and biblical truth.
In his book No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins highlights 11 instances when young men and women risked everything to defend biblical truth and their religious beliefs from intense societal, political, cultural and spiritual opposition.
Perkins hopes readers, especially younger Christians, will be inspired to live out their faith with the same courage displayed in the real-life stories exhibited in his book, No Fear, which was praised by leading evangelist Franklin Graham, who believes the book will "help raise up a new generation of world changers." more >>
I'm almost getting used to the vitriol hurled at Christians in the media these days. But something just the other day caused me to chuckle. At least at first.
As you probably know, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets, four games to one, to win the World Series. As a lifelong Mets fan, I want to put the series behind me as quickly as possible — you'd understand that.
But something written in the aftermath of the World Series forced me to linger on the subject a little longer than I would have preferred. more >>
The University of Southern California will be purchasing a church property that dates back to the 1930s as part of the public academic institution's ongoing expansion efforts.
USC is in negotiations to finalize the purchase of the campus of United University Church, a Los Angeles-based church jointly operated by a United Methodist congregation and a Presbyterian congregation.
Pastor Frank Wulf of United Church told The Christian Post that he could not comment on the pending transaction, but direct CP to an earlier interview he gave to The Los Angeles Times. more >>
President Barack Obama has become the first sitting U.S. leader to be featured on the front cover of an LGBT publication, after he was named "Ally of the Year" by OUT magazine.
In a wide-ranging interview, Obama said that attitudes toward LGBT people in America have greatly changed over the past few years, and suggested that parents can no longer find justifications to tell their children why gay people do not deserve equality.
"To Malia and Sasha and their friends, discrimination in any form against anyone doesn't make sense," Obama said in an interview for the magazine, referring to his daughters. more >>
For some time now I've been saying that gay activists will overplay their hand and that the bullying will backfire. I've also said that we can outlast the gay revolution and ultimately, by God's grace, turn the moral tide in America.
Of course, to speak like that is to invite all kinds of scorn and ridicule, not to mention the ugliest death wishes you could imagine. How dare we not roll over and die!
But events from the last 7 days remind us that, even though the cultural battles promise to be long and difficult, many Americans are ready to push back. more >>
Prominent Evangelical and Catholic groups jointly warned that a proposed Department of Health and Human Services rule regarding abortion, gender identity and gay marriage could erode religious liberty.
The National Association of Evangelicals, Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Family Research Council, World Vision and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other religious groups jointly submitted comments last week expressing concern that religious groups could be required to engage in actions contrary to their beliefs about abortion, gender identity or gay marriage.
Religious organizations could, for instance, be required to provide abortion referrals or coverage, pay for health costs related to gender transition, or hire, or not fire, someone in a same-sex relationship, even if those actions are antithetical to their beliefs. more >>