At a campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz in Utah Saturday, popular radio host Glenn Beck accused evangelical Christians who are supporting Republican frontrunner Donald Trump of "not listening to their God."
"Utah has an incredible opportunity. So many Christians have been standing up. But all throughout the South the evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah," Beck said in support of Trump's Republican rival.
Addressing Mormon voters directly, Beck then asked: "Where the hell are the priesthood holders? Where are you? Thank you. It's time to stand up. It's time to stand up. You know what time it is. The priesthood is supposed to rise up and restore the Constitution. Now is that time. Period." more >>
The number of Americans who pray or say they believe in God hit "an all-time low" in 2014, according to a new study published in the journal Sage Open.
San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge led the study carried out by a team that also included Ryne Sherman from Florida Atlantic University as well as Julie J. Exline and Joshua B. Grubbs from Case Western Reserve University.
The study, according to the San Diego State University News Center, looked at data from 58,893 respondents to the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults administered between 1972 and 2014. more >>
God has rules. The Bible is full of them. But many Christians today aren't fans of using "rule/command/demand" terminology because, after all, aren't we under grace? Aren't we free from "the Law"? Isn't the righteousness of Christ all that matters?
I love grace — love, love, love it. I am so glad that my salvation doesn't hinge on my ability to keep all of God's rules. I'd be up a creek if it did! And thank God for Christ's righteousness that covers me — I can't stand before God in my own!
But grace isn't supposed to be the means by which we get around the rules; it is actually the means by which we can now, from the heart, strive to obey God with increasing success. more >>
Princeton Theological Seminary hosted a controversial conference last week to explore so called "gender fluidity" and how people are "forging new gender identities" outside the norms of male and female.
Titled "Gender Benders: Theology and Gender Fluidity," the multi-day conference was presented by the seminary's center for theology, women, and gender last weekend.
The center's Director, Jacqueline Lapsley, said in a statement last month that "[g]ender identity is a topic of great interest today, especially for young people." more >>
For the first time ever, the majority of Norwegians do not believe in God, a new study has found.
The study, conducted annually by the Norwegian Monitor/Ipsos Norway, found that among 4,000 participants, 39 percent said they do not believe in God, while 37 percent said they do. Twenty-three percent said they were undecided, according to The Local.
In past years, the survey has found that believers outweighed nonbelievers, or the two groups were equal. more >>
Morgan Freeman has circled the globe in a quest to examine how different cultures view God for his upcoming NatGeo docuseries "The Story of God," and says a visit to Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, for the series made a positive impression on him.
"In a Houston megachurch I connected somewhat," Freeman told Page Six this week. "Encouraged to think positive. You don't just get some things just like that! You have to go do it to get it. God's plan for us is to succeed."
The 78-year-old Oscar winner is referring to his visit to Lakewood Church in early December of last year to explore the practices of Christian megachurches as research for the upcoming docuseries, which he hosts and executive produces. The fact that Freeman was "encouraged to think positive" during his visit coincides with the perennial uplifting themes of Osteen's messages. more >>