Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi has shed more light on his cancer prognosis, saying in a video posted online Wednesday that his diagnosis of stage IV stomach cancer presents about a 4 percent chance of surviving another five years.
Qureshi, an author, global speaker and prominent Christian convert from Islam who was once part of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, announced in a post on his Facebook page last week that he has been diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer and explained that the prognosis was "quite grim."
In a 10-minute video posted to YouTube Wednesday, Qureshi expanded on the details of his diagnosis, revealing that he has stage IV stomach cancer. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, the five-years survival rate for individuals with stage IV stomach cancer is 4 percent. more >>
Nearly six out of 10 Mainline Protestant pastors say they have never discussed pro-life issues in their sermons and nearly eight out of 10 Mainline Protestant pastors say they haven't discussed pro-life causes from the pulpit over the last year, a new Barna Group survey finds.
As 700,000 abortions are performed each year in the United States, a LifeWay Research poll from last year found that over 70 percent of the women who get abortions self-identify as Christian and about 40 percent of women who get abortions were frequent churchgoers when they ended their pregnancies.
With such startling numbers of self-proclaimed Christian women going against traditional biblical teachings on abortion, Students for Life of America's Institute for Pro-Life Advancement commissioned the Barna Group to research the pro-life activism of Catholic, Protestant and non-Mainline Protestant churches and pastors to see if there was a noticeable lack of pro-life ministry that could play a role in why Christian women seek abortion as the answer to unwanted pregnancies. more >>
Inquiring minds want to know what happened to BET's popular gospel singing completion "Sunday Best," and now Yolanda Adams, one of the show's judges, is putting an end to speculation.
Adams says the show will be returning to the BET lineup for a ninth season in 2017, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
"We have not been cancelled so thank the Lord for that!" Adams said, adding that the show is on hiatus this year to accommodate Kirk Franklin who is on tour. "We look forward to 2017." more >>
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the potential to become the Indian version of Abraham Lincoln, says one human rights activist after the country's leader declared his devotion to help the poorest and most deprived social class, and labeled the unjust caste system as "poison" in an interview on Friday.
As the caste system makes it nearly impossible for those considered to be "Dalits" or "untouchables" and their children to rise from the lowest rung of Indian society and earn their way to a comfortable life, millions of Dalits have rioted in recent weeks to protest and proclaim that the injustice they face must end.
What is becoming known as the "Dalit uprising" began in July, as millions of Dalits have rioted against the Indian system of social order and have demanded that they finally be given the rights granted to them by the country's Constitution. more >>
In a day and age when many professional athletes succumb to lust and the pressure of sexual temptation, former NFL Player and Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht says he wore a wedding band even before he was married to guard against the temptation of sexual sin.
Utecht, the son of a Methodist pastor who grew up to not only star at the University of Minnesota but also play for the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals before his career ended after suffering his fifth documented concussion in 2009, has released a new book detailing his life story so that his wife and four daughters can understand why it is that their husband and father may one day not even recognize who they are.
In his book, Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My Family, Utecht explains that he is losing his memories. more >>
A Tennessee church's banners highlighting a sermon series titled "Naked Jesus" was vandalized by a man who tore it down in front of the lead pastor.
Heartsong Church, a congregation based in Cordova with an average weekly attendance of approximately 350, is currently having a sermon series called "Naked Jesus: The Bare Necessities for Life by God."
Heartsong Church Lead Pastor Steve Stone told The Christian Post that the incident took place on Monday after he had lunch with his wife. more >>