When members of Columbia Road Baptist Church in North Olmsted, Ohio first learned that Brian Mitchell, 31, was accused of raping a teenager under his charge, they were shocked.
Mitchell – a former youth pastor, volunteer, father of three and husband to a woman whose family had been in their church for several generations – was "well-liked" and clean-cut.
"The comments around here of course is trying to understand what he was thinking during it. We don't know what led him to do such a thing," Columbia Road Baptist Church Assistant Pastor, Bill Giallourakis, explained to The Christian Post in an interview Friday. more >>
Members of Congress who spoke on the first day of the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., highlighted the concerns of many that Christians are being told to keep their faith to themselves in America.
Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma spoke to those gathered at the Family Research Council event about the purported dangers to religious liberty in the United States.
More than 130 congregations located in and around the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be taking part in a sermon series titled "Explore God."
Beginning this coming Sunday, the sermon series will be tackled by congregations across denominational lines, with the series being part of an ecumenical effort to reach out to the Richmond metropolitan area's approximately 1.2 million inhabitants.
"We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose. Maybe you've seen Explore God billboards around town, or you heard an ad on the radio, and you wondered what it's all about," noted a website dedicated to the sermon series outreach. more >>
Believing in Heaven is not merely a form of "wishful thinking," the Rev. Billy Graham assures believers.
In a question posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website on Wednesday, the famed evangelist was asked about the existence of Heaven due to a family member's recent death.
"I've never thought about God very much, but the other day my aunt died and it kind of got me to thinking. I've always assumed that when we die that's the end, but she was very religious and always said she looked forward to going to Heaven. Was this just wishful thinking on her part?" the person asked. more >>
After admitting this week that he is facing a "health challenge" shrouded in conjecture, controversial megachurch pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, 63, is now on a mysterious "sabbatical," his church said.
Elder April McLaughlin, one of Bishop Long's assistants at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia insisted Thursday that "all is well" with Long even though the preacher admitted on Tuesday that he is facing the unspecified "health challenge" he is believing God to deliver him from.
"I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from. It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing, as part of a holistic approach to good health," Long said in a statement. more >>
An atheist organization has asked Ohio Governor John Kasich to meet with the atheist community after recently calling Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe "weird" for not believing in God.
Following a New Hampshire event in which Kasich officially endorsed Republican Chris Sununu, the former presidential hopeful went to a bookstore and noticed the latest Harry Potter book on the shelves.