Two Kentucky churches once belonging to a local chapter of the Southern Baptist Convention have ended their ties over having female pastors.
Trinity Baptist Church of Bloomfield was officially removed from the Nelson Baptist Association while Union Band Baptist Church of Howardstown voluntarily withdrew its membership.
Lisa Zahalka, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, explained to The Christian Post that she was first contacted by the Nelson Baptist Association back in August about her pastoring Trinity and also Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized the recently suspended Wheaton College professor who decided to wear a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims and who suggested Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
"Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she's going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show solidarity with Islam? Shame on her! She said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Well she is absolutely wrong — she obviously doesn't know her Bible and she doesn't know Islam," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins was suspended earlier this week following a much-debated post on her Facebook page where she said that she would be wearing a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims as a sign of fellowship. more >>
Across the country, legions of young football players long to make it to the big time, to get that super-huge multimillion dollar contract with the NFL.
Jason Brown did just that. In 2009, Brown got a $37 million contract to play with the St. Louis Rams. But then one day he decided to walk away from it.
The reason? Brown decided that he was meant for something greater, specifically to be a farmer whose products feed the needy. more >>
Seems like comic book movies are constantly trying to push new borders on content and storylines. The latest film in the X-Men franchise might be pushing it on religion.
In a trailer released earlier this month by 20th Century Fox, the 2016 film "X-Men: Apocalypse" finds the group of superpower-laden heroes battling an ancient villain named Apocalypse.
"I've been called many things over many lifetimes," says Apocalypse, who lists Yahweh alongside the Egyptian god Ra and the Hindu god Krishna as the names he's been called. more >>
Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-site evangelical church with over 20,000 members, gave a sermon on Sunday, acknowledging how difficult it is for Christians to wait for God to tackle a desperate situation in their lives, and assuring that if they wait, God could exceed their expectations.
Sometimes we start to wonder why God hasn't done something about our problem, be it a job situation, a financial challenge, or the need for healing in a relationship or health, Pastor Groeschel told the congregation Sunday in his message titled, "When God Seems Late," the second in the series, "When God Doesn't Make Sense."
"With God, a waiting season is never a wasted season," the pastor of the Edmond, Oklahoma-based church stated. more >>
A leading Messianic group in America has responded to the Vatican's recent claim that Jews do not need to be believers in Jesus Christ to be saved, by saying that the Apostle Paul would have been "horrified" at the suggestion.
David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, said in a statement late last week that the suggestions of the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with Jews are "… egregious, especially coming from an institution which seeks to represent a significant number of Christians in the world."
He further pointed out that the document's title, "The Gifts and Calling of God are irrevocable," is taken from Paul's words in Romans 11:29, but said that the New Testament figure would greatly disagree with how they have been applied here. more >>