Every year on the third Monday in January, the United States celebrates the life of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King is widely known and respected for his commitment to racial equality, advocating for a nonviolent method of social changes and preaching unforgettable words to mass audiences.
While popular memory has enshrined this image of King, the late civil rights leader was a man of many positions and actions, as well as the occasional flaw. more >>
A theological library in Canada has digitalized numerous rare Puritan volumes from the 17th and 18th centuries, including books from the personal library of one of the world's most renowned evangelical theologians, J.I. Packer, and made them available for online reading.
The John Richard Allison Library in Vancouver, which is jointly owned by Regent College and Carey Theological College, has made available its entire rare Puritan collection for online reading by anyone who's interested.
The collection includes books that come from the personal libraries of British-born Canadian Christian theologian Packer and Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College James M. Houston, one of the founders of Regent. more >>
National Geographic Channel's six-part documentary series "The Story of God" has released its first trailer, in which acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman asks some of the most fundamental questions human beings have, such as "what happens when we die?"
The large-scale project, which was announced last year, features Freeman exploring religious beliefs around the world, and part of his search reportedly takes him to Christian megachurches in America, such as Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
ET Online unveiled an exclusive first look of that journey with the release of the trailer on Thursday, which shows Freeman immersing himself in discussions, ceremonies and practices of faith groups around the world, from India to Egypt to Israel and the U.S. more >>
An earlier statement made by atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, in which he called Christianity "a bulwark against something worse," is reappearing on Facebook and Twitter.
"There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings," Dawkins said in an interview with the Times of London in April 2010 on the issue of Islamist terrorism. "I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death," he added.
The prominent atheist went on to say, "I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity, in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse." more >>
Leaders representing 88 million Anglicans have decided to suspend the U.S.-based, theologically liberal Episcopal Church for its pro-gay marriage position.
At a meeting of Anglican Primates hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, leaders representing the worldwide body announced Thursday that they were suspending The Episcopal Church.
"The traditional doctrine of the Church in view of the teaching of Scripture, upholds marriage as between a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union. The majority of those gathered reaffirm this teaching," stated the Primates. more >>
A leading Roman Catholic exorcist has said that what most Hollywood depictions of demon possession get wrong is that Satan is not a "god of evil," but is a servant of God.
"Satan is not the god of evil against the God of the good, rather he is a being who God created as good and who, with some angels — also created good by God — became evil because they refused God and His kingdom with their free and final choice," Father Francesco Bamonte, president of the International Association of Exorcists, wrote last week in Vatican Newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, as reported by Catholic News Service.
"Satan and the spirits at his service, therefore, are not omnipotent beings, they cannot perform miracles, they are not omnipresent, they cannot know our thoughts or know the future," he added. more >>