A beloved Christian couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who were preparing to move to Japan for long-term missionary work, perished with their three children in a fiery crash in Nebraska on their way to finish missionary training in Colorado.
Nebraska State Patrol confirmed in a Fox 9 report in August that Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, and their three children, Ezra, 3, Violet, 23 months, and Calvin just 2 months old, all died in the multiple vehicle crash involving a semitrailer on westbound I-80 near Brule in Nebraska.
The Omaha World-Herald reported at about 11:30 a.m. on July 31 that the semitrailer truck driven by Tony Weekly Jr., 53, hit the back of the Pals' westbound 2007 Dodge minivan and the collision pushed the semi and van into three other westbound vehicles. Another victim, identified as Terry Sullivan, 56, also died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham believes that the upcoming Labor Day holiday should be a time when Americans not only celebrate their work, but see that work from God's perspective.
In an advice column published Thursday, the notable evangelist was asked a question regarding the nature of their job, specifically their issue with the job being boring.
"After college, I ended up taking what I thought was a temporary job, and five years later I'm still in it. Why hasn't God given me something exciting, instead of a job I don't really care about?" inquired the person. more >>
Wycliffe Bible Translators has started a new campaign that seeks to encourage discussion about the Gospel and show that despite statistics suggesting millennials and teenagers are becoming less engaged with God, the Bible still matters greatly in people's lives.
Extensive research, such as Barna's 2016 "State of the Bible" survey, has highlighted that while Americans hold various views on the Bible, one in five teens and one in three millennials believe that the Bible is not divinely inspired. What is more, only 16 percent of millennials would say that the Bible is the actual Word of God.
Scott Everhart, senior director of marketing at Wycliffe Bible Translators, told The Christian Post in an interview about the new campaign, called #WhyBible, that there are many forces at work looking to downplay the Bible's role in people's lives today, such as the "distraction of technology or the social pressures." more >>
A Tennessee church's banners highlighting a sermon series titled "Naked Jesus" was vandalized by a man who tore it down in front of the lead pastor.
Heartsong Church, a congregation based in Cordova with an average weekly attendance of approximately 350, is currently having a sermon series called "Naked Jesus: The Bare Necessities for Life by God."
Heartsong Church Lead Pastor Steve Stone told The Christian Post that the incident took place on Monday after he had lunch with his wife. more >>
The United Methodist Church is putting a delay on the creation of a commission meant to analyze and possibly suggest changes to the denomination's position on homosexuality.
Earlier this year at their General Conference, UMC delegates approved a resolution that created a commission that would review the Church's positions on homosexuality and gay marriage.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Council of Bishops' Executive Committee noted that an unexpectedly large number of nominees has prompted a delay in the procedure. more >>
Christian colleges were recently given the label of "absolute worst" for LGBT students due to, among other things, requesting a religious exemption to the Obama administration's current interpretation of Title IX regulations.
Campus Pride's "shame list" has 102 Christian colleges and universities at the time of this publication.
There is not a lesser "worst" category. Rather, all colleges that fail Campus Pride's standards are labeled "absolute worst." more >>