Christians can hear God speak to them and depend on his guidance in their lives if they follow four simple steps, says Pastor Perry Noble, answering the question: "How do I know if God spoke to me or if I'm hearing His voice?"
Noble, who heads NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, said in message on his blog Sunday that although he is a pastor, "God speaks to me the same way that He speaks to you," and provided tips on how to hear God in one's daily life.
One effective way to hear God's Word is through the Bible, which serves as a living example of God's message to us, Noble writes. more >>
Pro-life students at Notre Dame University held a prayer vigil to showcase their opposition to the Catholic school honoring Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner due to the two politicians' views on abortion and the death penalty.
Approximately 100 people attended the vigil, which took place on Notre Dame's campus on Sunday afternoon and was in reaction to the university announcing that Biden and Boehner were to receive the Laetare Medal in a ceremony in May.
According to the Notre Dame Students for Life's official club statement, "by awarding the Laetare Medal to these leaders, the university has in fact compromised its Catholic identity." more >>
Christians should not be shocked when pastors give into the temptation of immorality because sin is just an element of human nature, leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says.
Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, weighed in Friday on the recent news of Pastor Darrin Patrick's dismissal from The Journey megachurch in St. Louis, Missouri, and resignation from the Acts 29 Network because of his participation in inappropriate extramarital meetings, phone calls and conversations with two women.
In a blog post to his website titled "What to do When a Pastor Falls?" Moore explained that it is natural for congregants to feel angry or betrayed when a prominent pastor or pastor they know caves to sin and falls from grace. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has defended "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from liberal backlash after the latter issued an invocation at the April 9 NASCAR race and called on God to put a "Jesus man in the White House."
During his pre-race prayer at Texas Motor Speedway's Duck Commander 500, the 69-year-old reality TV star asked the Lord to help Americans repent in the name of Jesus and also politicized his prayer by asking God to put a Christian in the White House.
"Father thank you for founding our nation. I pray father that we don't forget who brought us — You. Our faith in the blood of Jesus and his resurrection. Help us father to get back to that," Robertson said. "I pray Father that we put a Jesus man in the White House. Help us do that and help us all to repent to do what's right to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen." more >>
Uniformed police officers say they will be on hand to keep the peace at a Wisconsin high school Tuesday during a parent-led "Jesus Lunch" just in case tensions flare up between critics and supporters of the weekly event.
Every Tuesday during their lunch break hundreds of Middleton High School students attend a parent-led gathering at nearby Fireman's Park that includes Christian worship and discussion.
Chief Charles Foulke of the Middleton Police Department released a statement last Friday explaining that officers were going to be present at this week's luncheon. more >>
For some Christians it's been years since they've cracked open a Bible or carried one to church. While most are familiar with well-known biblical accounts of Moses parting the Red Sea, the extraordinary strength of Samson, or how David conquered Goliath, few build upon these basic Sunday school teachings, resulting in what one apologist calls "biblical illiteracy."
In a portion of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston addresses biblical illiteracy and Christians who know "just enough about the Bible to be dangerous."
"The Bible can be stripped down, vandalized, added to, taken away [from], and 95 percent of people in the Church would not even know you were doing it because they simply do not know the Bible," Johnston told The Christian Post earlier this month. more >>