With over 5.5 million Americans devoting their lives to caring for loved ones suffering from debilitating health conditions resulting from their military service, televangelist Joel Osteen says it is the church's role to ensure that military and veteran caregivers get the spiritual guidance they need to build their faith.
The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday urged members to lift the decades-old ban on openly gay adult troop leaders "sooner rather than later," during a speech at the organization's annual national meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Permanent Plaque Memorial Honoring Michael Brown Not Funded by City of Ferguson; 'We Will Not Designate City Money to Be Used'
The city of Ferguson announced on Wednesday that a permanent memorial plaque will replace a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown, nine months after he was fatally shot by a former police officer. City officials also clarified that contrary to previous reports, the city is not funding the project.
Ken Ham Says Critics Who Ask Why Money Raised to Build the Ark Encounter Isn't Going to the Poor Instead, Object to the Bible's Gospel Message
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to criticism directed at the Ark Encounter project by stating that those who ask why the money isn't used to help poor people instead are really objecting to the Gospel message.
Support for same-sex marriage in the United States is at a historic high, according to recently released results from a Gallup poll.
John Glenn, former astronaut and the first American to orbit the Earth, told The Associated Press in an interview last week that there is no conflict between evolution and a belief in God, and that evolution should be taught in schools.
Franklin Graham Speaks Out Against School District's Sex Ed Program as Being a 'Poison' Aimed at 'Brainwashing' Children to Believe Their Gender Can Change Over Time
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has spoken out against a Virginia school district that's weighing a curriculum change to its family life classes that focus on educating students on the "fluid spectrum" of sexuality, which would include teaching the concept that one's sexuality "evolves" throughout his or her lifetime.
Girl Scouts of America Allows Boys Who Identify as Girls to Join Troops; Opponent Says Policy Is 'Slap in the Face to Christian Parents'
Social conservative organizations are now raising red flags after it was recently revealed that the Girl Scouts of America are allowing boys who identify as girls to join its troops.
In continuing with a warning she gave last week on her website that God will soon unleash his judgment upon America, Billy Graham's 66-year-old daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, further clarified on Wednesday that biblical signs are indicating that the rapture will occur during her lifetime.
A study that purported to show gay marriage opponents can easily be convinced to change their minds if they talk to gays was retracted after finding it used fake data.
In "The Dadly Virtues: Adventures From the Worst Job You'll Ever Love," a collection of opinion writers and humorists use their day job (writing) to reminisce about their most important job (being a dad).
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship President Alec Hill Resigns From Post to Seek Treatment for Cancer
Alec Hill, president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an influential Christian youth organization, has announced that he'll be stepping down from his position of 14 years after receiving the diagnosis that he has myelodysplasia, a form of bone marrow cancer.
Must Faithful Christians Believe in a Young Earth? A CP Interview With Christian Astronomer Hugh Ross
Must Christians who believe the scientific evidence for an old Earth also believe in a liberal reading of Scripture? This was one of the questions The Christian Post asked of Hugh Ross, whose book, A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy, is now in a second, expanded edition.
Two high schools in North Dakota have reversed course and will now allow for pro-life student groups to form at their facilities.
Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death by Execution 1 Month After Jurors Found Him Guilty of 2013 Terror Attack
A jury of five men and seven women sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by execution on Friday after finding him guilty on 30 federal charges last month for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Amtrak Search Discovers 8th Body in Wreck; House Republicans Block Democrats' Attempt to Boost Amtrak Budget as Tempers Flair
An eighth body was discovered among the Amtrak train wreck on Thursday, nearly 36 hours after the train derailed and rolled onto its side outside of Philadelphia. Tempers meanwhile flared at the House of Representatives, where Republicans blocked an attempt from Democrats to boost Amtrak's budget by more than $1 billion just hours after the crash.
Hundreds of police officers from across the United States gathered at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Thursday to pay respects to slain officer Benjamin J. Deen, who was gunned down in the line of duty during a routine traffic stop over the weekend. The New York Yankees also reportedly arranged flowers for the service.
Controversial author and religious scholar Reza Aslan has said in an interview that he believes "anti-Muslim fervor" is rising in America due to media portrayals of the ongoing war on terror, but at the same time admitted that if ISIS calls itself Muslim, it should be taken seriously.
'Is Christianity Dying?' Russell Moore Says Rise of Nones, Decline of Christians in America 'Good News' for Church
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the new Pew Study survey documenting the decline of Christians and rise of religiously unaffiliated, by calling the "increasing strangeness" of Christianity "good news" for the church.
Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts 'Saddened' by Gates' Push for BSA to Drop Ban on Gay Troop Leaders
The leader of a Christian scouting group that was founded by former members of the Boy Scouts of America after the organization opened its membership to openly gay youth, said he's "saddened" by the BSA president's Thursday statement that the organization should also lift its ban on openly gay troop leaders.
Obama Denounces Growing Anti-Semitism in Speech at Washington Synagogue; Seeks to Reassure American Jews of Support for Israel
President Barack Obama warned of rising anti-semitism in the world, while seeking to reassure American Jews of his support for Israel, in remarks at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington on Friday.
Atheists Who Want Air Force General to Be Court-Martialed Want to 'Give God a Dishonorable Discharge,' Religious Liberty Group Says
Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Olson made "entirely appropriate" remarks when he thanked God during a National Day of Prayer event earlier this month, a religious liberty group has said. The Foundation for Moral Law argued that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which is calling for Olson to be court-martialed, is a "radical fringe element" that wants to see God be given a "dishonorable discharge."
Franklin Graham Urges Christians to Pray for Each Supreme Court Justice by Name on Gay Marriage Decision
As the Supreme Court continues its deliberation on the upcoming decision on gay marriage, Franklin Graham is using social media this week to plea for Christians to pray of the justices of the hight court by name.
A Christian mom in Virginia recently took to social networking site Facebook to express her gratitude to a Virginia State Trooper, who she called a "Good Samaritan," for not profiling her African-American son and instead helped him fix a flat tire.
Four people broke into a historic Minnesota church in an attempt to search for ghosts on the property, according to local police.
What does Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, share on social media? Some of their posts may surprise you.
Six Baltimore police officers were indicted Thursday on charges in the death of Freddie Gray, who died last month after being gravely injured while in police custody, and will each be arraigned on July 2.
Bill Gates Recommends a Richard Dawkins Book on His Summer Reading List Despite Dawkins' 'Overzealous, Antagonistic' View of Religion
Billionaire Bill Gates has shared his summer book reading list, among which is included the Magic of Reality by atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Gates called Dawkins "one of the great scientific writers" of all time, despite what he said is his "overzealous" and "antagonistic" view of religion.
The Church can experience long-lasting racial reconciliation when Christians finally choose to do three particular things that they apparently have been failing to do, according to three Christian leaders who recently took on the issue of how racial unity and the Gospel are intertwined.
Atheist Woman Sues New Jersey for Rejecting '8THEIST' Vanity License Plate While Accepting 'BAPTIST'
A New Jersey resident is suing the state for rejecting her request for vanity license plate "8THEIST."
Bill Nye Says Ken Ham Debate Allowed Him to Explain to Millions Why It's 'Disastrous' to Believe Creationism Is Possible
The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye has defended his 2014 debate with The Creation Museum's Ken Ham, by stating that it allowed him the platform to tell millions of viewers why the idea that creationism is a possible theory for life on Earth is a "disastrous" thing to teach the young generation.
Franklin Graham Says American Christians Are Being 'Bullied Into Silence' After Atheist Group Demands Air Force General Be Court-Martialed for Thanking God
The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that atheist groups are attempting to "bully Christians into silence" after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation called for an Air Force general to be court-martialed for giving credit to God at a National Day of Prayer event.
Jeb Bush Says Christian Businesses Should Be Allowed to Deny Services for Gay Weddings; Same-Sex Marriage Not a Constitutional Right
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, told David Brody of Christian Broadcasting Network that Christian business owners should be able to legally deny services for same-sex weddings, and said traditional marriage is indispensable for America's success.
The big story this week from Pew Research Center's report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," was the sharp decline in the number of Christians and increase in those who are unaffiliated with any religion. Digging deeper, the report contains interesting news about Evangelicals.