A District Court judge has given the go-ahead for a lawsuit by a Wisconsin-based atheist organization against the Internal Revenue Service regarding the enforcement of its church politicking ban.
Judge Lynn Adelman of the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Monday that the Freedom From Religion Foundation of Madison could proceed with a lawsuit against the IRS.
Christian artist Jeremy Camp recently launched his new Speaking Louder Ministries, based off his album Speaking Louder Than Before, and wants to create a whole new realm of worship as an artist and as a believer who has the opportunity to spread the gospel.
"To speak loud enough with our lives that the message of Christ reaches every corner of the world and to reach out to the lost and the hurting with the good news of the gospel. To inspire and give other believers the opportunity to be the heart and hands of Jesus in their community," Speaking Louder's mission statement says on the site.
Camp speaks about this ministry being 15 years in the making as he has finally come to a point in his life where he is ready to let go and surrender all to God night after night in worship. more >>
An Indiana church that once stood up to the Ku Klux Klan after a 1930 lynching is in danger of being destroyed by the passage of time.
Shaffer African Methodist Episcopal Church of Muncie, a historically black congregation founded circa 1893, has several structural problems to its historic building.
Ivy Farguheson, reporter with The Star Press, wrote of the situation Monday as a local group, Whitely Community Council, seeks to raise funds for the church's repairs. more >>
Peter Buffett, Emmy Award-winning composer and son of business magnate and philanthropist, Warren Buffett, says the charity work of America's growing nonprofit sector is fueling a "perpetual poverty machine."
The younger Buffett, who is also chairman of the NoVo Foundation, noted in a recent op-ed in the New York Times that even in the face of growing inequality, nonprofits dedicated to a whole host of charitable causes continue to increase but have done nothing more than make the rich feel better about themselves.
"Philanthropy has become the 'it' vehicle to level the playing field and has generated a growing number of gatherings, workshops and affinity groups," noted Buffet. more >>
A church in North Carolina has packaged about 10,000 meals for those in need in developing countries in one day.
Peace Missionary Baptist Church of Durham, N.C., packaged the meals Saturday as part of an effort in conjunction with the international relief agency Stop Hunger Now.
Wil Glenn, spokesman for Peace Missionary Baptist and volunteer at the event, told The Christian Post that the packaging of thousands of meals was passionately performed. "Saturday was inspiring and very energetic," said Glenn, who has been a member of the church since 2000. more >>
The 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award was bestowed on Monday by President Barack Obama and former President George H.W. Bush to the founders of Outreach, Inc., which feeds children around the world. The recipients encouraged everyone to do what they can to help others, reminding people that "all are God's children."
"We are humbled to receive this award and are honored to represent so many other people who are also making a difference in the world. We are one of thousands – millions – of points of light," Outreach Co-Founder Floyd Hammer said in a statement. "We're from Union, Iowa, which is a town of only 394 people – and it's amazing that a handful of people from this small town can make such a big difference. The more of us who are making a difference, the better this world will be."
Kathy Hamilton, wife of Hammer and co-founder of Outreach, described the genesis of Outreach to The Christian Post on Tuesday. "My husband and I were sailing around the world. Friends of ours had been working in Tanzania and my husband was a carpenter. more >>