Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took some time off the stump Sunday to visit megachurch Pastor Ronnie Floyd's Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas. Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, was quick to point out, however, that the visit was not indicative of an endorsement.
Floyd explained to congregants and media that Cruz's presence should not be mistaken for his (Floyd's) support, and that the church would welcome any candidate of any party to attend its services, Arkansas Online reported Sunday.
Perhaps in an effort to tamp down speculation that he is backing Cruz, the church preemptively issued a statement days ahead of the senator's Feb. 28 visit. more >>
Chick-fil-A restaurants that display the American flag are flying them at half-staff in memory of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches and headed by a conservative Southern Baptist family asked their restaurant managers to lower the American flag in remembrance of Scalia, who died Saturday of natural causes.
"Anytime the president orders the flag be flown at half-staff, Chick-fil-A restaurants do so — as is the case with honoring Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia," read a statement sent to The Christian Post by the fast food company. more >>
Angels have been the object of man's fascination since the beginning of time. In an effort to shed some light on these celestial entities, the Rev. Billy Graham offers his thoughts on the supernatural beings that never fail to captivate.
In a Q&A series published in The Kansas City Star last week, Graham expounds upon the mystique, power and purpose of angels.
"Angels are real. Just as real as you and I, " said Graham, explaining that the invisible beings exist in large numbers, as evidenced by Hebrews 12: 22 (KJV): "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels." more >>
Union University, a Baptist academic institution with campuses in Jackson, Hendersonville, and Germantown, Tennessee, will hold its first evangelism rally that will feature among its speaker the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Fred Luter.
Ernest Easley, spokesman for Union and organizer of the West Tennessee Evangelism Rally on Feb. 21, told The Christian Post that the event came at the request of University President Dub Oliver.
"It's really in the heart of our president for evangelism to permeate our campus," said Easley, who noted that they expect somewhere between 500 and 1,000 attendees. more >>
Even though Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump didn't know him at the time, he said a year ago when he saw Texas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress on TV, he liked him because he was saying things that the real estate mogul "wanted to hear."
And the like-fest continued Saturday at the Christian Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, where Trump exclaimed "wow!" then called Jeffress "incredible" after he delivered a glowing prayer and introduction of the real estate mogul before his speech at the school.
"Today we come to thank you for Donald Trump, who is willing to selflessly offer himself for service to this nation for no other reason than his desire to make America great again," Jeffress told God. more >>
WASHINGTON — Abortion doctors experience a "burden of guilt" for the deaths of babies they are responsible for killing, David Daleiden, the man behind the two and-a-half year undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood, explained Thursday.
Daleiden, a 27-year-old pro-life activist who founded the Center for Medical Progress and headed the undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood's aborted baby parts compensation practices, sat down with Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore and Focus on the Family's Jim Daly at the 2016 Evangelicals for Life conference to discuss his personal experiences from the investigation.
As the findings of the CMP investigation were released in a series of YouTube videos last year, Daleiden witnessed first-hand the inhumane and casual way that doctors and executives of the nation's largest abortion provider referred to and treated human fetuses and how they discussed ways that the company and its partners skirt around federal laws and restrictions. more >>