WASHINGTON — A prominent evangelical leader who attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington Thursday believes President Barack Obama's speech championing religious freedom needs to be put into practice by his administration to end religious intolerance in the United States and abroad.
Obama's speech to the crowd of 3,600 that included the Dalai Lama focused on religious freedom and the need to combat evil actions carried out by militants in the name of religion across the world.
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference who attended the prayer breakfast, told The Christian Post that he respects Obama's spiritual convictions, but nevertheless is a critic of the administration's actions that undermine religious freedom in the U.S. more >>
The presidents from three leading American faith-based universities convened Wednesday to discuss the role of faith-based colleges in an increasingly secular society and agreed that faith-based schools, more so than secular schools, stress the importance of living lives filled with morals, ethics and responsibility to others.
John Garvey of Catholic University of America and Richard Joel of the the New York-based and Jewish Yeshiva University participated in a Wednesday night discussion on the state of higher education and the calling of faith-based universities, which was moderated and hosted by Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr at the National Press Club.
Although all the presidents agreed that that it is imperative for colleges to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a career, what is equally as important and often overlooked by state and secular schools in today's secular environment, is making sure that students are prepared to make tough moral and ethical choices when they are faced with many of life's tough dilemmas. more >>
Multi-platinum band Third Day debuted the lyric video for the song "Victorious" on Tuesday, just weeks before the release of the group's new album.
"Victorious" is the second track off Third Day's forthcoming album, "Lead Us Back," to be released next month. The new song features acoustic guitar, haunting piano rifts and powerful vocals by the group's Mac Powell. The lead vocalist told The Christian Post that "Victorious" was among his favorite songs due to a personal experience with it.
"There is a song on the album called 'Victorious' - I heard a sermon about God being victorious in battle, whether on the field in the Old Testament times or in ourselves with feelings, emotion, and sin and more of a mental thing," Powell said. "God is victorious and helps us become victorious. So that song for me helps me as a believer, that idea carried on onto that song and on the album, and I love singing it." more >>
An elderly British minister was warned by her car insurance company that her auto coverage could be voided because of the Jesus-phrased decals that she put on her vehicle.
The Rev. Wena Parry, a 75-year-old minister of Independent Congregational Church in South Wales who loves to drive around with phrases like "Christ is My Lord," decaled onto her car, told BBC that she was informed in a letter from her insurance provider, Age UK Insurance, that putting such "modifications" on her car violated her auto insurance policy.
"Every opportunity I have I want to tell people about Jesus. I reckon there must at least be a million people who have read the texts on my car and no one has had a problem with it before," Parry said. "But, there might be somebody within that company that hates Christianity." more >>
John Luke Robertson, who stars on A&E's "Duck Dynasty," opened up about a difficult time in his church when he chose to attend a different worship service that involved speaking in tongues recently.
The 19-year-old Louisiana native and his family are well known for their traditional Christian beliefs, which are often highlighted on their popular reality television series. In a recent post to his blog "Young and Beardless," Robertson confessed to having a falling out with the Church of Christ, where he and his entire family of "Duck Dynasty" stars go to worship.
"I left my church for a very Non-Christian-like reason at one point of my life," the teen penned. "I was angry at someone at church and God mostly. I didn't leave the church altogether because where was I going to go?" more >>
Notable preacher and retired pastor John Piper has recently stated that racism is a "human issue" and cannot be merely divided into a "North-South kind of thing."
The chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary recently preached to the congregation of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
In a sermon titled "The Plundering of Your Property and the Power of Hope", Piper spoke about the suffering Christians endure for their beliefs and practices. more >>