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.
A congregation in Georgia that voted overwhelmingly to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) is being prevented from disaffiliating from the Mainline Protestant denomination, according to one church leader.
Central Presbyterian Church in Athens voted Sunday to leave the PCUSA for a more conservative denomination with the final tally being 159 in favor and 36 opposed.
The PCUSA's Northeast Georgia Presbytery, which Central Presbyterian Church belonged to, does not recognize the validity of the congregational vote, however. more >>
Islam teaches that Christians and Muslims worship the same god, the head of The Center on American-Islamic Relations wrote last week in defense of a suspended Wheaton College professor who asserted that notion on Facebook in December.
In an op-ed condemning the Illinois Evangelical higher education institution for suspending and attempting to fire political science professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same deity, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad argued that the school's belief that the two religions don't worship the same God displays a level of "ignorance."
"It is clear that Wheaton College has the right to its own theological stance on the nature of God, but from an Islamic perspective, there is only one deity worshiped by Muslims, Christians and Jews," Awad asserted. "In fact, the Muslim declaration of faith (shahada) states: 'There is no god but God.' more >>
People are often fascinated with Heaven, wondering how it might look and feel. Whether in near death experiences or in dreams, some even claim to have touched the afterlife.
In a blog post shared earlier this month, Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie says "those who think the most about the next life do the most in this one."
"If you really start thinking more about Heaven and seeking Heaven, it will transform you," writes Laurie. "As Warren Wiersbe has said, 'Heaven is not only a destination, it's a motivation.'" more >>
Donald Trump attended the Sunday church service of a liberal Mainline denomination in an apparent attempt at outreach to Iowa Evangelicals. The pastor gave a sermon on taking care of Syrian and Mexican migrants — a lecture which Trump admitted may have been aimed at him.
"Jesus is teaching us today that he has come for those who are outside of the church," the Rev Dr Pamela Saturnia of Muscataine's First Presbyterian Church said on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
Saturnia called for healing and acceptance for "those who are the most unloved, the most discriminated against, the most forgotten in our community and in our world," citing both "the Syrian refugees" and "the Mexican migrants." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham says he's "deeply concerned" about reports that the Faculty Council at Wheaton College has made a recommendation against the move to terminate a tenured professor who suggested that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
"Both my father Billy Graham and my mother attended Wheaton College in Illinois — in fact that's where they met. I'm surprised and disappointed that the faculty council there is now recommending the college drop their plans to terminate a professor who published that she believed Islam and Christianity worship the same God in December," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.
"This is no minor issue that should be debated. Islam denies that God has a Son. They deny that Jesus is God," he added. more >>