After giving birth to a 10 pound baby girl in July, "The Real" talk show co-host Tamera Mowry-Housely says she now realizes just how powerful her prayer for a "chunky, plushy baby" was.
"You have to watch what you pray for!" Mowry-Housley told People. "Ariah's a big girl, but I love the fatness. I love to show off her rolls and I dress her in rompers for summer. She has the chubbiest legs!"
Mowry-Housley, the 37-year-old Christian actress and wife of Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, gushed about the joys of the couple's newest addition, Ariah Talea Housley, who recently shared her first smile with her parents. more >>
Former Christian reality television star and former social conservative activist Josh Duggar has reportedly not attended mandatory church services that are included in the rehabilitation program that he's believed to be enrolled in after it came to light that he cheated on his wife and allegedly twice paid to have sex with a porn star.
After the oldest son on the now-canceled reality show "19 Kids and Counting" admitted that he cheated on his wife, Anna, and developed an addiction to pornography, the Duggar family announced last Wednesday on their family website that Josh Duggar checked himself into a long-term Christian treatment center.
Following the family's announcement, speculation has arisen that the 27-year-old has checked into the Reformers Unanimous healing program in Rockford, Illinois, after ET Online revealed that a plane registered to Duggar's brother took off near the family home in Arkansas and landed in Rockford last Monday night. more >>
Russell Moore believes definitions are important, especially when it comes to terms like "Evangelical" and "gay Christian," the prominent Southern Baptist leader recently revealed in a discussion about what he thinks is at the root of divergent beliefs about human sexuality among Christians.
"Evangelical," according to this independent supplement to The AP Stylebook, "has generally come to mean Protestants who emphasize personal conversion; evangelism; the authority, primacy — and, usually — inerrancy of the Bible; and the belief that Jesus' death reconciled God and humans" — a nugget summary, compared to Wheaton College's extensive primer on "Evangelicalism."
The authority, primacy and inerrancy (or reliability) of the Bible is at the heart of debates among Christians who argue either for or against the "sinfulness" of homosexual acts, according to Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Moore follows the long-held orthodox view that has called for the expression of human sexuality in the confines of monogamous heterosexual union. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina offered her take on the growing controversy of the Kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses because it violates her religious conscience.
Fiorina spoke on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Thursday saying that religious liberty is clearly under attack but that rights of religious conscience is less clear when an individual is an "arm of the government."
"First, I think that we must protect religious liberties with great passion and be willing to expend a lot of political capital to do so now because it's clear religious liberty is under assault in many, many ways," Fiorina declared. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has said that intolerance toward conservative Christians in America is growing, pointing to the legalization of gay marriage, and argued that contrary to an opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio, judges should be allowed to refuse to perform such marriages if they go against their beliefs.
"It is quickly becoming more and more obvious that religious freedom is declining (quite rapidly) in America," Ham wrote on his AiG blog on Tuesday.
"Christians are increasingly being punished by the government for acting on their sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage that are based on the standard of Scripture. And we are hearing of more and more people being disciplined or fired from their jobs because they profess their Christian faith." more >>
Former "19 Kids and Counting" star Jessa Seewald, (formerly Duggar), questioned her brother Josh's Christian faith yesterday by sharing a blog penned by her father-in-law, Michael Seewald, in which he suggests her brother's recent actions point to him not being a believer in Christ.
Jessa tweeted out a link to the blog titled "Grief, Shame And Taking the Lord's Name in Vain" where Seewald addresses the recent Ashley Madison hack and leak which prompted Josh Duggar to confess that he had used the adultery website to cheat on his wife, Anna.
"What is troubling is that many who take the name of Christ are among its members," wrote Seewald, regarding Christians who were found to be members of Ashley Madison. more >>