A random post on Facebook might have served as the catalyst for generating numerous news articles seeking to debunk the claim that Friday evening's black moon is a sign of the Apocalypse.
On Friday night in the Western hemisphere, a phenomenon known as a black moon is expected to appear for the first time since March 2014.
"On Sept. 30, sky-watchers in the Western Hemisphere may be tempted to add another lunar moniker to the list: a 'black moon,' popularly defined as the second new moon in a month. However, it's not exactly going to make for good sky-watching," reported National Geographic. more >>
Best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey took to social media to clarify comments he made regarding his failure to understand how evangelical Christians could support Donald Trump.
In an interview with the European publication Evangelical Focus published last week, Yancey said that he was unable to understand how conservative evangelicals could support Trump, stating that Trump and his campaign often contradict biblical Christianity.
In response to the controversy garnered by his remarks, Yancey posted a message Tuesday on his Facebook page offering more context to his comments. more >>
WASHINGTON — Dozens of Christian scholars and theologians have signed a joint declaration on American foreign policy in a scholarly journal that outlines a thoughtful, distinctly Christian vision for engaging world affairs.
A crowd of approximately 75 gathered at Washington's Mayflower Hotel to hear several Christian national experts speak on this declaration including former National Security Council staffers Paul Miller and Mary Habeck, and University of Virginia political scientist John Owen.
Given prominence in the discussion was the evangelical political witness as it relates to foreign affairs. more >>
Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has said that he was embarrassed watching the first presidential debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, which he compared to a "wrestling show."
"I was embarrassed in front of my children," Moore, who is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said in a video on his Facebook page.
Moore watched Monday's debate with his children, noting that his oldest two sons are Americans by immigration, as they were born in the former Soviet Union and later adopted. He said that it is regretful that the spectacle Trump and Clinton put out will be the first presidential debate that they will all remember together. more >>
Just a little over a month after its announcement that the text of the English Standard Version Bible will remain unchanged in all future editions, Crossway is now "convinced that this decision was a mistake" and would "allow for ongoing periodic updating of the text."
The goal behind the earlier decision was "to stabilize the English Standard Version, serving its readership by establishing the ESV as a translation that could be used 'for generations to come,'" the Christian publisher says in a statement. "We desired for there to be a stable and standard text that would serve the reading, memorizing, preaching and liturgical needs of Christians worldwide from one generation to another."
But "this decision was a mistake," says Lane T. Dennis, Crossway president and CEO. "We apologize for this and for any concern this has caused for readers of the ESV, and we want to explain what we now believe to be the way forward. Our desire, above all, is to do what is right before the Lord." more >>