LifeWay Christian Resources announced Wednesday that the removal of a large bronze statue of the Rev. Billy Graham from its Tennessee headquarters to its new home at Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center in North Carolina has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.
In an "editor's note" on LifeWay's newsroom page, the organization explained: "LifeWay has delayed the removal of the Billy Graham statue because it was attached to the ground differently than expected. A new date has not yet been set," read the note.
In April 2006, the Graham statue was unveiled at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. more >>
The United States' largest Protestant denomination lost approximately 204,000 members in 2015, according to recently released statistics.
LifeWay Christian Resources released the Annual Church Profile statistics Tuesday, which tracked among other things the SBC's total membership, worship attendance, and number of congregations.
Total membership in the SBC in 2015 was approximately 15.294 million, which is a decrease from the approximately 15.499 million reported in 2014. This represents a 1.32 percent decrease. more >>
An online army of pornbots are attacking supporters of the Islamic State by posting sexually explicit images to their social media accounts.
The U.K. publication The Mirror reported Tuesday that thousands of Twitter accounts affiliated with the terrorists were bombarded online with images that are forbidden by the group.
"The accounts, known as 'pornbots,' feature nothing but graphic sexual images and are automatically generated, but almost never tweet and therefore cannot be deleted as spam," according to The Mirror. more >>
The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced her resignation over the group's support for President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive.
Maya Dillard Smith resigned from her position Thursday, stating that she came to the conclusion that the ACLU's support for the directive came at the expense of women's privacy rights after her daughters shared a bathroom with three transgender women.
Real Life Church in Valencia, California, and a local chapter of Young Life will be hosting "A Night to Remember" prom for students with special needs on Saturday.
Danny Caudillo, a spokesman for Real Life Church, told The Christian Post that Young Life Capernaum was one of five organizations the congregation chose to partner with this year as part of their 'Out of the Box' initiative "because we have seen what an impact it can make in these children's lives."
"Our sister church, Mission Church in Ventura, California, has put this event on for years, and we wanted to model our event after theirs," he explained. more >>
An underground female church leader in Iran, who in the past helped Pastor Saeed Abedini's ministry, has gone on a hunger strike inside Evin prison in protest of the denial of critical medical attention that she needs.
Mohabat News reported on Monday that Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran began her hunger strike last week inside the women's ward of Evin, the notorious prison where Abedini spent part of his three and a half year sentence for his Christian faith.
Zargaran has also refused to accept visitors as part of her protest, which has reportedly prompted other inmates to follow in her footsteps. The 36-year-old underground church leader was arrested in winter 2013 for "actions against national security," a charge often made against religious or political prisoners of conscience in Iran. more >>