The birth of Jesus Christ holds great significance for billions of people worldwide, especially regarding spiritual matters.
Jesus' birth also holds a chronological significance, as western nations based their present form of time-keeping off of the estimated date of the event.
Every time someone speaks of the war of 1812, or the blizzard of 1996, or the 2008 presidential election they are referencing how many years it's been since Jesus was born. more >>
A set of United States maps showing the counties that have the highest concentrations of sin, based on the "Seven Deadly Sins," has caused a stir since Memolition reposted it this month. In each of the maps the southeast, an area often referred to as the "Bible Belt" for its tradition of faith, has the largest amount of sin per capita.
"We compiled those maps from the standpoint of geographic information science," Mitch Stimers, who worked on the study as a graduate student at Kansas State University in 2009, told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday.
Now a director of institutional research and instructor of geography and geosciences at Cloud County Community College, Stimers insisted, "we weren't attempting to interject any moral interpretation into them." more >>
Women are more likely than men to believe God is male, according to a Harris Poll released earlier this week.
The survey of 2,250 adults in the United States revealed that 43 percent of women and 34 percent of men believe God is male.
Overall, 39 percent of Americans believe God is male, 31 percent believe God is neither male nor female, 10 percent believe God is both genders and one percent believe God is female. more >>
Sec. of State John Kerry spoke Sunday about losing his faith in God while a soldier in the Vietnam War, then returning to his Catholic faith after an "epiphany" that suffering is part of God's plan.
After the Vietnam War shook his faith, correspondent Martha Raddatz asked on ABC's "This Week," "how did you get that back?"
Kerry answered that he thought a lot about it; his "epiphany" came from reading parts of scripture about suffering and realizing that, given the free will provided by God, people are responsible for certain events here on Earth. more >>
In recent days controversy has arisen regarding the racial identity of Jesus Christ courtesy of remarks made by Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Kelly declared on the cable news channel that Jesus was white, spurring much debate and controversy online and offline.
Craig Mitchell of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C., told The Christian Post that the historical Jesus was likely not white. more >>
For the second year in a row, feminists within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, have staged an event wherein women wear pants to worship service.
At the "Second Annual Wear Pants to Church Day" the Mormon women wore dress pants instead of the usual dresses.
Meant as a message to encourage gender equality within the Mormon sect, hundreds and maybe thousands made such statements during services across the United States on Sunday. more >>