Notable Christian leaders have denounced the decision of First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, a historic Baptist congregation, to allow for LGBT ordination and marriage.
The church, which disassociated from the Southern Baptist Convention in 1999, says its now accepting of gay ordination and marriage, but claims that it doesn't have an official position on homosexuality.
"Now, here's the big issue — we have a congregation that has clearly adopted a statement saying it's going to welcome same-sex couples, that it will perform same-sex weddings and that it will ordain openly gay ministers, but it says it's taking no position on homosexuality," said Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a podcast Tuesday. more >>
The Israel Antiquity Authority has announced that it will be providing ancient artifacts for display at and the Museum of the Bible, a future educational faciility focused on the history, culture and influence of the Bible, set to open in Washington D.C. in 2017.
"Making the archaeological heritage of the land of Israel and the vital archaeological work conducted by the IAA available and accessible to people around the world is our mission," said IAA Director Israel Hasson in a statement shared with The Christian Post.
"The rare opportunity to have a long-term exhibition in the U.S. capital of a large selection of archaeological treasures that were excavated in Israel and illuminate the story of the Bible is remarkable." more >>
After winning support for gay marriage through the image of the monogamous same-sex couple, a coalition of LGBT groups has released a joint statement in solidarity with Amnesty international's recent support for decriminalizing prostitution.
Multiple United States-based LGBT groups released the joint statement Thursday in support of the recently approved resolution by Amnesty International championing the decriminalization of sex work.
Signed by the Transgender Law Center, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the National Center for Transgender Equality, the statement applauds prostitution as a survival skill for runaway gay youth. more >>
If all goes well and he is able, former President Jimmy Carter will be teaching his Sunday school class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, this Sunday and several Sundays more over the next three months while he's being treated for brain cancer.
If you plan on sitting in on one of those classes, however, you might find the competition a little stiff as the church only seats 300 people and you are not allowed to make reservations.
"Because of the high volume of calls we have been experiencing as of late, we ask for your understanding and patience as we seek to return your call," a recording on the church's voicemail noted when The Christian Post reached out to find out more about the class on Friday morning. more >>
After initially ignoring calls to write a book about his thoughts on certain hot-button issues, NFL tight end and outspoken Christian Benjamin Watson has decided to tackle race and religion head-on in his first book, Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race—And Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.
"In the weeks and months following my initial Facebook post about Ferguson that received national attention, I've been humbled by the number of people who have asked me if I would consider writing a book," Watson, 34, has shared online.
Although the New Orleans Saints tight end says he felt inadequate to take on the task, "I started to hear from even more people about how my thoughts and feelings about certain events are, in many ways, representative of what they are thinking and feeling." more >>
A Missouri congregation has voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the Mainline denomination's "theological controversies," including its growing acceptance of homosexuality.
First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, a Springfield congregation with approximately 1,700 members, voted 493 to 185 on Sunday in favor of disaffiliating with PCUSA.