A group of about 40 theologically conservative United Methodist Church clergy and theologians have formed an organization known as the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The creation of the WCA was announced late last month and its first gathering is scheduled to be held in Chicago this October.
"In these times of great uncertainty about the future of the United Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Covenant Association stands together as an alliance to advance vibrant, scriptural Christianity within Methodism," stated an entry on the WCA's website. more >>
God is at the core of America's founding political documents, says Pastor Wallace Henley and former politician Tom DeLay in their new book, Revival! Revolution! and Rebirth! which is part personal story, part American history, and part policy prescription grounded in the Judeo-Christian worldview.
Henley, who's the senior associate pastor at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, where he has served for 14 years, is a former domestic policy adviser in the Nixon White House. DeLay, his co-author, served the 22nd district of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-2006, and was majority leader from 2003-2005.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards denounced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's comment calling pregnancy an "inconvenience."
In a speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Richards spoke about the issues she had with Trump's stated views on women and abortion.
"Donald Trump has pledged to appoint justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and undo decades of progress. His policies aren't just frightening — they're rooted in a disturbing worldview," said Richards. more >>
An Alabama school district has reversed an earlier decision forbidding a marching band from performing "Amazing Grace" during high school football games.
The Elmore County School District initially banned Holtville High School's marching band from performing the famous Christian hymn.
But on Sunday the district's Superintendent Andre' Harrison announced on Facebook that the earlier ban was to be lifted and the marching band will be allowed to perform the song during their halftime shows. more >>
Before people can help a loved one who's coping with a terminal illness, they must first face their own fears about death, says Saddleback Church Senior Pastor Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Sunday, Warren, who's the author of the best-selling book, The Purpose-Driven Life, quoted Psalm 89:48: "No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave."
"Before you can help anybody who is facing death, you've got to deal with the fears you have related to death," stated Warren. "Death exposes our hidden fears. When we feel exposed, we typically hide. We've been hiding from our fears since Adam and Eve hid from God because of their nakedness." more >>
Atheist author and intellectual Richard Dawkins expressed his outrage that people think calling Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont an atheist is meant to be insulting.
Recently it was revealed via an email leak that some Democratic National Committee officials wanted to smear Sanders by labeling him an atheist.
Dawkins took to Twitter on Monday to express his disdain for the news that DNC officials considered calling Sanders an atheist a way to help derail his presidential campaign. more >>