A college student in South Africa may face punishment from an academic institution's student government after posting a statement on Facebook in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
Zizipho Pae, a student of economics and statistics at the University of Cape Town, posted late in June a denunciation of the legalization of gay marriage in the United States via the 5-4 court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
A Baptist pastor in Tennessee whose young congregation is focused on evangelizing the state's growing Islamic community has stated that the great obstacle to evangelizing Muslims is the American Church's apathy on the matter.
Raouf Ghattas, founder and pastor of the Arabic Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, has sought to evangelize among the city's growing Muslim population.
"Many are apathetic, afraid, or just not sure how to approach a Muslim in witness. We work to train churches and individuals in how to reach out to Muslims, but they still have to be the ones to be active," said Ghattas to The Christian Post on Friday. more >>
A Florida man has given a large donation to the global missions arm of the largest Presbyterian denomination in the country.
Jim Davis, member of the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, gave $1 million to Presbyterian World Mission to support mission work in Egypt.
"Half of the gift will be used to help the Egyptian church construct new churches in underserved areas," said Kathy Melvin, director of mission communications with the Presbyterian Mission Agency, to The Christian Post on Friday. more >>
Two prominent women. They were both 88 years old, well known and highly respected in their spheres, yet they held two completely different worldviews. When they died 24 hours apart, I couldn't help but consider how these two women, so much alike in their tenacity, passion, and commitment, had given their lives over to polar opposite causes.
Anne Nicol Gaylor, co-founder of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, died June 14, 2015 and Elisabeth Elliot, Christian missionary, speaker and author, died the next day on June 15.
Anne Nicol Gaylor led an organization that claims to be the largest group of atheists and agnostics in our nation. She was an ardent advocate for abortion rights and a fearless defender of the separation of church and state, citing religion as the root cause of women's oppression. She was the author of the 1975 book, Abortion Is a Blessing. Her foundation has filed suit, often unsuccessfully, to keep Nativity scenes and the Ten Commandments off government property, to prevent White House faith-based initiatives, and to stop faith-based programs in education, health care and criminal justice systems. In Gaylor's obituary, Ellery Schempp was quoted as saying "… she helped make nonbelief respectful" (Meg Jones, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, June 15, 2015). more >>
The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College and LifeWay Research began a one-year partnership Wednesday to further perfect efforts to evangelize at home and abroad.
Part of this partnership will involve the appointment of Ed Stetzer, head of LifeWay Research, to the position of senior fellow at the Billy Graham Center.
Laurie Fortunak Nichols, spokeswoman for the Billy Graham Center, told The Christian Post that the two entities have "a similar mission to see Christ's Church better equipped to engage in Gospel witness." more >>
A church in Georgia has recently collected over five tons of Oreos, which were shipped overseas to members of the United States Armed Forces.
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church collected 5.6 tons of the beloved cookies in an annual charitable endeavor called "Operation Oreo."