A new study purports to show that those who hold traditional views about marriage are psychotic. Will studies like this lead to more Christians being punished for their views?
The study by Giancomo Ciocca et. al., "Psychoticism, Immature Defense Mechanisms and a Fearful Attachment Style are Associated with a Higher Homophobic Attitude," was published in the September 2015 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
It claims to find that "homophobia" is associated with psychosis and other forms of mental illness. more >>
As Tamar Braxton promotes her upcoming fourth album, Calling All Lovers, the singer is warning people to get ready for the End Times following Sunday's total lunar eclipse, also known as the blood moon.
While a number of people simply snapped and shared photos of the blood moon, others, such as Braxton, questioned if the event foreshadows biblical revelations.
The state of Georgia has executed a woman despite last-minute pleas for mercy, including one from Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis. The woman reportedly sang the Christian anthem "Amazing Grace" as she was put to death via lethal injection, witnesses said.
NBC News reported that Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 47, was executed shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Gissendaner had been put on death row for the 1997 stabbing murder of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner, at the hands of her lover. She became the first woman executed by the state in 70 years.
Gregory Owen, who carried out the killing, is serving a life prison sentence, and is not eligible for parole until 2022. more >>
NEW YORK — A pastor chooses to declare to his congregation during a Sunday service, and just as the megachurch is finally debt-free, Earth-shattering news that threatens to level their decade-old ministry and rend their relationships — so goes the synopsis of Lucas Hnath's "The Christians," enjoying its debut in New York City.
Although Christian history is chock full of the kind of schisms depicted on stage at Playwright Horizons, and in many modern news reports, rarely do those far removed from the situation get such an insightful look at the personal potential losses faced by those who choose to take a stand on a particular side of the pew when wrestling with theological doctrines.
That is what makes Hnath's "The Christians" a play for the times. more >>
The story of Jonah is one of the most meaningful texts in the Bible for me. It tells not only of the great miracle of a man being swallowed by a great fish and living to tell about it, but it also serves to remind us of the attitudes we should possess when representing the Lord to those who reject Him and His ways.
Jonah was called by God to preach to the people of Nineveh. He didn't want to obey God at first. The reluctant prophet rebelled against God and got as far away from His will as he could get on a ship. His resistance would only prove to be futile. God sent a great storm to intercept the ship, which resulted in Jonah being thrown overboard by the crew. Jonah would have been lost at sea, except that God sent a great fish to swallow him up, actually saving his life and providing him passage in the right direction toward Nineveh.
Having been provided with another chance, Jonah obeyed God. He preached to Nineveh and the Bible says the whole city repented and was spared. You would think that would have made Jonah rejoice. Instead, he was angry and upset because Nineveh had been the oppressors of his own beloved people. He must have preached with incredible hubris and enthusiasm as he pronounced judgment, glorying in the hope that the Ninevites would get what's coming to them. more >>
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey recently sparked an online discussion about the Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity after recalling a time that she once considered Jesus Christ to be her brother.
In a Facebook video post that immediately went viral on Monday — garnering more than 1 million views and over 2,000 comments in less than 24 hours — the OWN network CEO opened up about her Christian faith to her 10 million followers. Winfrey is seen speaking candidly about how growing up without her father led her to faith when she was between the ages of 3 to 7 years old.
"For the earliest part of my life, I didn't know my father," Winfrey, who was raised by her maternal grandmother up until age 6, said in the 35-second clip. "Not growing up with a father, I heard in church that God was my Father and that God was the Father of us all and that Jesus was God's son." more >>