The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University is drawing a hard line when it comes to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. In a letter posted on the college's website in late January, university president Everett Piper said in no uncertain terms that the billionaire businessman will not be invited to speak at his institution.
"Will I be inviting Mr. Trump to Oklahoma Wesleyan University to speak in our chapel service?" writes Piper. "My answer has been simple and brief. No, I will not."
While the university president asserts that "party affiliation and political positions do not matter," personal conduct, public statements, theological integrity and moral consistency do. more >>
Pope Francis will provide answers to a number of challenging questions posed by children from around the world in an upcoming book, titled Dear Pope Francis.
Some of the questions asked by the children, aged 6 to 13, include "What did God do before the world was made?" and "Do bad people have a guardian angel too?" more >>
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson considers himself an Evangelical — with an asterisk. In an interview published Tuesday for Christianity Today, the retired neurosurgeon discusses Evangelicalism, and shares his thoughts on how Christians should prepare for the Second Coming of Christ.
"I would describe myself first of all as a Christian — Evangelical in the sense that I believe we have a responsibility to proclaim the gospel and show other people why we live the way that we do and hopefully that will affect their lives," says Carson.
The Seventh-day Adventist, whose faith places great significance on the Second Coming of Jesus, says he looks forward to Christ's return and therefore lives each day as if it were his last. He prescribes the same aproach for other Christians. more >>
Former President Bill Clinton spoke recently to Iowa voters, explaining that the best way to understand his wife Hillary Clinton is through her Methodist Christian faith.
Speaking at a campaign stop in Mason City on behalf of the Democratic Party frontrunner, Bill commented about Hillary's beliefs, saying she "lived by that."
"In the Methodist church, the founder John Wesley, said we live under a simple obligation to do all the good we can, in whatever ways we can, to all the people we can, for as long as we can," stated Bill. more >>
Larycia Hawkins, the tenured Wheaton College professor who was suspended in December after asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, is accusing the evangelical institution of inaccurately "painting" her as unwilling to participate in reconciliation talks with the school's administration.
After the school placed Hawkins on administrative leave on Dec. 15 and claimed that she appears to have violated the school's statement of faith by posting on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, Hawkins submitted a four-page theological statement defending her assertion two days later at the request of Wheaton Provost Stanton Jones.
The statement that Hawkins' provided, however, did not ease the concerns of Jones, who wanted further discussion to take place on her theological views before the school could reinstate her. However, Hawkins told the school that after answering their theological questions in her Dec. 17 statement, she will not discuss her theological views any more. more >>
Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has said that while he is not actively involved with any organized religion, he believes in God in his own way.
Sanders, who is of an American Jewish background, said that he has his own ideas about God.