A Christian convert who refused to stop worshiping Jesus Christ was kidnapped, tortured and left for dead by a group of Hindu radicals in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a Christian persecution monitor has reported.
Hindu extremists in the the area of Tewardih, Varanasi kidnapped the 30-year-old Christian convert named Joginder Gold after frequently demanding that he and his family stop worshiping Christ.
For many Christians the purpose of prayer is to commune with God and to seek answers. Some answers come right away, others with time. But when God shows prolonged silence, when there seems to be no answer from Him at all, is it a sign of His chastisement? Has the believer done something wrong?
In his new book Unanswered, a volume six years in the making that intends to shed light on hot-button topics within today's Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston gets candid about he and his wife's personal test in trusting God through His silence.
"We always wanted children," Johnston wrote in Unanswered. "We never could have dreamed that two healthy people, who loved God with all of their hearts, would be unable to conceive a child." more >>
Presbyterian Church (USA) may have as many as one-in-five of its members considering an exit from the mainline denomination, according to a recently released report.
In advance of the PC(USA)'s 222nd General Assembly in June, the largest Presbyterian Church in the nation released a report analyzing the diverse perspectives of its membership.
Multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Matthew West is known for sharing others' stories through his music, and in an exclusive first look, the singer introduces the true story of Robert Muir, a former drug addict whose transformation inspired "Grace Wins."
West wrote "Grace Wins," on his latest album Live Forever, after hearing the story of Robert Muir who, in 2014, attended a West concert with his mother and at the time was heavily addicted to heroin and in desperate need of help. Muir knew he needed to make a life change and during the show he found out about popwe, a non-profit organization that West co-founded with his father, Pastor Joe West.
When Muir returned home, his mother wrote to West and explained how his music impacted her son. Soon after, Muir was contacted by West's father and popwe connected him to Teen Challenge, a Christian-based drug and alcohol recovery program that helped Muir with the tuition for the 14-month recovery program. more >>
Singer Micah Tyler is receiving national attention following the release of his video that pokes fun at and disarms many of the negative stereotypes about his generation.
Tyler's "You've Gotta Love Millennials" has gone viral after hitting the internet Thursday, reaching over 23.1 million viewers on social media.
"As a millennial myself, I've heard so many hard stereotypes that have been firmly attached to my generation. Instead of shying away or ignoring any of them, I figured we might as well laugh about them together! Humor is such a disarming force," Tyler told The Christian Post, explaining why he created the video. more >>
Mrs. Studebaker has been a lifelong member of Nicolaitan Episcopal Church and often helps volunteers on various committees.
When a pressing issue about hosting an activist organization came up at Church Council one day, the lead pastor stated that he had not yet formed an opinion on the issue.
"I was a little worried," explained Mrs. Studebaker. "After all, he has the final say on stuff that happens at our church and Tree-Huggers Anonymous needed an answer within the week." more >>