Pope Francis has spoken out on his famous remark in 2013 when he said "Who am I to judge?" about gay people, by clarifying that Christians can show them the way and walk with them, but insisted that the Church does not condemn people.
Francis' thoughts were included in a new interview book titled The Name of God is Mercy, to be released in 80 countries on Tuesday, which will include his reflections on a number of other issues concerning the Roman Catholic Church as well.
Catholic website Crux reported that Francis said he was "paraphrasing by heart the Catechism of the Catholic Church" when he told reporters at an event at the Vatican in 2013: "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" more >>
Following its five-day student missions conference which drew 16,000 attendees, Urbana 15 released figures on New Year's Day summarizing major milestones reached by the organization and its participants — among those accomplishments, raising over $940,000.
Urbana announced the fundraising feat via Twitter, sharing the good news with more than 11,000 followers. "$940K+ Raised for our missions partners around the world," read the graphic posted to the social media site on Jan. 1.
The funds were raised "the old fashioned way," said InterVarsity Internet editor and media relations liaison Gordon Govier in an email shared with The Christian Post Wednesday. more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham is beginning a tour Tuesday slated to stop in all 50 states to prayerfully encourage Christians to vote for candidates who support "biblical principles."
Known as the "Decision America Tour," its first scheduled stop will be Tuesday at noon at the state Capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa. Since last year, Graham has been promoting the Decision America Tour as a way to bring American believers together to vote and live out their faith.
"Many Christians in America today want to follow Jesus at a distance. They want to give themselves a little room — they want to watch which way the wind will blow before they are publicly seen too close to the Lord," said Graham in a Facebook post from Sunday. more >>
The tenured hijab-wearing professor who was suspended by Wheaton College for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, spoke at a press conference in Chicago Wednesday to address her possible termination.
After the provost of the Illinois Evangelical institution sent a recommendation to Wheaton President Philip Ryken earlier this week that the school should begin the termination procedure for political science professor Larycia Hawkins, Hawkins will likely have go before a committee of elected tenured faculty who will also have to make a recommendation on whether the school should terminate her employment.
Hawkins told supporters at the Chicago Temple Wednesday that although she holds no "hatred" toward the administrators at Wheaton College, the fact that the college is moving this quickly to terminate her over a Facebook post means that no one at the school is safe to express their beliefs or point-of-view. more >>
After a Washington Post article last month claimed that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson doesn't believe in Hell or the Rapture, the retired Seventh-day Adventist neurosurgeon assured Evangelical voters on Monday that he holds "mainstream" Christian views.
In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, the 64-year-old Carson and his new campaign chairman, retired Major Gen. Robert F. Dees, were asked to comment on the recent shakeup of Carson's campaign staff and on the Washington Post article from Dec. 1 that stated that Carson "does not believe in Hell" and "dismisses the Rapture."
Dees, who is also the director of the faith-based Institute for Military Resilience at the Evangelical Liberty University in Virginia, told Tapper that Carson is "a man that believes in mainstream doctrine." more >>
Officials at Wheaton College have recommended the school begin termination proceedings of tenured professor Larycia Hawkins, who was suspended last month for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
After the political science professor took to Facebook on Dec. 10, 2015, to announce that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims and wrote that "we worship the same God," the Illinois Evangelical higher-education institution placed her on administrative leave for what the school believed was a violation of its statement of faith.
Wheaton reviewed Hawkins' Facebook post and her follow-up post days later that reaffirmed her "same-god" belief and asked her to submit a reconciliatory theological statement, which she did. more >>