President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation touting religious diversity in honor of Religious Freedom Day, while continuing to weather allegations of religious and racial bigotry.
A socially conservative family group is warning parents that leading children's publishing company Scholastic is "not safe for your child" and is calling on supporters to pressure the corporation to stop producing materials that promote homosexuality and transgender identity.
Lawyers who represent dozens of Christians arrested in China could lose their legal certifications after they were accused of illegally defending their clients.
White evangelical affection for President Donald Trump can be explained by three frameworks, Molly Worthen, professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, described Nov. 6, 2017, at Faith Angle Forum — selective libertarianism, women and authority, and presuppositionalism.
- TobyMac, Mandisa, Kirk Franklin Hope to Keep MLK's Dream Alive Tackling Racism in New Music Video
- Christian Couple Kept Their 13 Children 'Starving' and Shackled in Chains Inside House of Horror, Police Say
- Parents File Motion to Stop School District From Giving Trans Students Access to Girls' Bathrooms
HGTV's Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are being irresponsible, a feminist argued, since having "too many" children threatens the planet. And though population control is tied to troubling things, it is worth revisiting, she suggested.
Christian actor Kevin Sorbo has been barred from making an appearance at a Comicon later this year for the simple reason that he is friends with conservatives like Fox News host Sean Hannity.
A Christian speaker and blogger behind a viral Facebook video, detailing how she left behind homosexuality, is expecting a baby with her husband. The ministry behind the video has, meanwhile, been responding to death threats as well as media accusations that the churchgoer has been "brainwashed."
Teaching Pastor Andy Savage of Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tennessee, says he offered to resign from his post when he publicly confessed a week ago to his congregation that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old while he was her youth pastor in Texas 20 years ago.
A widely referenced quote often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi was likely never spoken by the famous Medieval saint, according to Catholic scholars.
While most churches are using Facebook to interact with the congregation and to reach outsiders, only few are comfortable using Twitter, according to a new study by LifeWay Research, which also found that small churches do not allow online giving through their website.
Here are just a few things that happened this week, Jan. 14-20, in church history. They include the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, the return of the papacy to Rome, and the publication of an influential catechism.
Micah Tyler makes music to encourage others in Christ, but the Christian pop star has had to dig deep to overcome some of his own recent struggles.
Catholic actor Mark Wahlberg is doing his part to call attention to the pay gap that exists between male and female actors by donating over $1 million to the cause.
Minnesota Vikings players are crediting the power of the Lord after they miraculously escaped Sunday's NFL divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints with a victory that puts them one win away from reaching Super Bowl LII, which will be held in their own stadium.
As Tim Tebow prepares for the annual Night to Shine prom created by his foundation, he's giving fans a glimpse at his level of dedication by sharing a video of him traveling to five different locations in 24 hours.
Legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood has made a film about the true story of three young American heroes who overtook a terrorist while on a train to Paris.
Evangelicals in Bolivia are "deeply worried" about the country's new Penal Code, which they say could ban evangelism, and sentence so-called guilty parties with up to 12 years in prison.
Three masked gunmen reportedly shot dead a Coptic Christian man in the latest attack on believers in Egypt's North Sinai. No group has claimed responsibility yet.
After the Church of England's #GodWithUs Advent and Christmas social media campaign reached 6.8 million people, the denomination is now bringing together 50 Christians with experience in digital communications to pool ideas for new apps, websites and more social media campaigns. Suggestions from only two of them will be selected.
Roman Catholic Church representatives are warning that Belgium's controversial euthanasia law is being abused, with patients being killed without the proper legal checks.
Days before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis to Chile, three Roman Catholic churches in the national capital of Santiago were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening to put "the next bomb" in the pontiff's "cassock."
Seven Christians have reportedly been arrested and jailed after they were detained while praying on a mountain in Ethiopia's Amhara Region.
When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back President Barack Obama's "net neutrality" policy, Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters, "It's not going to kill democracy."
No manner of skimping or quick start shortcuts can be used to replace solid planning. Time is needed to do it right!
Since the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. opened, news outlets have been having a cow of biblical proportions.
We can no longer bury our head in the sand and ignore the reality of Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic trafficking terrorists.
Hopefully, at some point, the power of God's love will overwhelm you to the point that you would never settle for God merely liking you! Strive for more. Don't settle, until you settle in the depths of the Father's love for you.
While discussing religion with Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show," Ricky Gervais described himself as an "agnostic atheist." Gervais said, "No one knows if there's a God, so technically, everyone's agnostic. We don't know. An agnostic atheist is someone who doesn't know if there's a God or not, as no one does."
It's hard to believe there ever was a time in our country when the racist subjugation of one group of people was not considered a grave injustice. Such evil was never because of Christianity but in spite of it. This same error today, I believe, is being made with respect to abortion.
Today we mark the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. His extraordinary importance to America and the world calls us to set aside all other news as we remember his historic life and legacy.
I don't know why this is so difficult. When the president does the right thing, we commend him and encourage him. When he does the wrong thing, with full respect for his office, we express our differences. Is this really so hard?
There is no escaping the realities of life . . . and death, even in a place as beautiful as Hawaii. One day, it will not be a false alarm. Be ready for whatever emergency comes your way. There is no more important thing.
Sadly, too many Trump haters in the media, Hollywood and in politics have not yet accepted the fact that their candidate lost in the 2016 election and that Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.
On August 28, 1963, the great reformer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech from the hallowed steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The language of hope fills the most recent edition to the "Star Wars" saga.
We are here to wade into our mess until that moment, that graceful moment, when we've waded far enough to finally catch a glimpse of what lies on the other side: our true self.
Launched in the beginning of January, "Equity Forward" identifies itself on its online "About Us" page as, a project aiming, "to ensure transparency and accountability among anti-reproductive health groups and individuals who are actively working to deny women access to services."
The term "culture" is a concept that has developed in the last few hundred years as a way to explain different behaviors between groups of people.
Today St. Andrew's is the seat of the Episcopal bishop of Hawaii, but it actually dates to late 1860s when Hawaii's monarchs, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, were closely aligned with the British under Queen Victoria.
A tipping point is the critical juncture in evolving developments that leads to a new and, often, irreversible state. We call that new state "the new normal."
"God has always had a people, men that could not be bought and women who were beyond purchase."
It's a tough world in which to be a woman (and please don't say it's not).
Many evangelicals now see that the term "evangelical" is not a reflection of them. A world out of whack is a hard place to live.
If you insist on branding me "Dangerous Dr. Brown," then I will wear the insult with honor, remembering that Paul's accusers called him a plague, an agitator, and a troublemaker (see Acts 24:5).
There has been a massive breakdown in institutional trust in recent decades.
I wish I had done so when our now-adult daughters were teens. Two of our girls experienced sexual harassment at school. Neither were physically assaulted, but both experienced verbal sexual harassment, one by male student and one by a male college professor.
Just as Chip and Joanna were not an "overnight success" but had to learn to persevere, you too must make small steps of progress daily, avoid discouragement and continually ask the Lord for His help
Liberal activist laypeople and clergy have urged the United Methodist Church (UMC) to abandon the denomination's traditional understanding of same-sex unions and homosexual behavior.
What are the keys to a long tenure? I immediately thought of the usual things such as prayer and spiritual vitality, but in truth, I had never thought about what it has taken to plant a church and then lead it for now more than a quarter of a century. That is a long time to lead a single community of faith.
Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced that it would launch an investigation into Planned Parenthood's involvement in illegally profiting from the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies.
A recent national survey conducted by the American Culture & Faith Institute evaluated people's views about abortion from a variety of angles. It did not arrive at the optimistic view that many in the pro-life movement have projected.
The state of Oregon told a pair of bakers to make the cake or eat a ruinous fine. And sadly, a federal court agreed.
Is "evangelical" nearly synonymous with "hypocrite," in particular, because of large-scale evangelical support for President Trump? I would say yes and no.