Three theologically conservative church bodies released a report championing progress in their latest round of ecumenical dialogue.
Representatives from the Anglican Church in North America, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the Lutheran Church-Canada have been engaging in an ongoing dialogue for the past six years.
Titled "On Closer Acquaintance", the interim report on ecumenical dialogue charts the progress made thus far on conversations between ACNA, LCMS, and LCC. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham spoke out against an abortion doctor who said that his Christian faith allows him to be non-judgmental of people and therefore participate in abortions, with Ham arguing that the "right" to abortion is more about man's sinful nature.
"Abortion is not health care. Abortion is murder. Calling it 'health care' or some other sugarcoated term doesn't change what abortion really is—the taking of an innocent life. And by God's standard of course, murder is sinful and utterly wrong," Ham wrote on his AiG blog.
He shared with his supporters the story of an abortion doctor from Chicago, who identifies as a Christian and sees abortion as health care. more >>
Pope Francis has said that the fifth commandment in the Bible, "Thou shalt not kill," applies to the death penalty, and called Christians everywhere to fight to end the punishment.
"Even a criminal has the inviolable right to life, a gift of God," Francis said as part of a speech marking the Year of Mercy at the Vatican, alongside the beginning of an an international conference called "For a world without the death penalty."
"This issue has to be considered within the perspective of a penal justice, which is more and more in compliance with human dignity and God's plan for humanity and society," the pope said, according to Catholic News Service. more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini is sharing how he derived strength from God through prayer as he was being tortured in Iran, telling believers: "We are one in prayer. It is the most powerful thing we do."
Abedini, who held hostage for three and a half years in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith before finally being released, has been posting reflections on his Facebook page about his imprisonment.
On Monday he shared Isaiah 53:7, which reads: "He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth." more >>
Christians must be aware that although times have changed, the Bible's message has not, the Rev. Billy Graham explains in response to a question on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Responding to a question posted by a follower on the website's "My Answers" section Monday, the 97-year-old religious leader explains that while the Bible may use some archaic language, such as "idolatry," its words can still be applied to modern-day living.
"The Bible doesn't need to be updated, and one reason is because it tells us truths about ourselves and about God that will never change," Graham says, pointing to Luke 21:33 which states: "Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My Words will never pass away." more >>
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. explained his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by arguing that Jesus' advice was not intended for politicians.
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, the evangelical leader argued that "Jesus never intended to give instructions to political leaders on how to run a country."