The United States State Department is gearing up to host what is being described as the first-ever three-day ministerial to promote and advance religious freedom in Washington, D.C., which will be attended by delegations and leaders from over 80 countries.
A federal judge in New York has struck down a lawsuit against a coalition of Christian pro-life protesters who had been accused of threatening patients, staff and family members outside of an abortion clinic in New York City last year.
When Eliora "Ellie" Schneider was born on June 27, 2017, she wasn't expected to live. She weighed less than a pound and was about the size of a soda can.
An article and photo from a blogger arguing that Christian men "prefer debt free virgins with no tattoos" went viral this week, and received much pushback.
A newly opened Ohio restaurant that offered a Sunday discount to churchgoers for several weeks was forced to end the offer after owners were warned by an atheist organization that the discount could be discriminatory under the law.
Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C., and author of "Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God," recently explained this dynamic. The preacher said that God wants people to be close to Him and to "hear His heart as well as His voice."
Participants for the LGBT Christian conference Revoice are defending the event from criticism that the gathering will promote pro-LGBT ideas at the expense of biblical teaching.
An Anglican priest who has openly spoken about his journey with same-sex attraction is offering advice for Christians navigating through the storm of sexual identities, saying that he sees a "harvest" of souls coming from the LBGT community.
The pastor whose church is hosting the Revoice conference next weekend is addressing the confusion many have expressed about the upcoming Revoice conference amid concerns unclean spirituality is being allowed into the Church.
Amid concerns that the office of priesthood attracts narcissists, the Church of England wants all trainee priests to go through personality tests before their induction.
The Uniting Church in Australia's Assembly voted Saturday to change the denomination's definition of marriage and allow ministers to officiate weddings for same-sex couples.
Alveda King, the executive producer of the upcoming "Roe v. Wade" movie, has said she wants to set the record straight about claims that her team had deceived actors into being part of a pro-life film.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been on a hot streak for much of this year, and once again, he came out on top in the race for the Best Championship Performance ESPY Award.
Erica Campbell of gospel duo Mary Mary revealed that she once tried to kill herself.
Steph Curry is best known for being the sharp-shooting guard who doubles as the face of the Golden State Warriors franchise, but in the near future, he and his team at Unanimous Media are looking to entertain audiences all over the world with movies.
Chick-fil-A's Cow Calendars are going away at the end of the year.
A pastor who has started hundreds of churches in Pakistan, where he suffered persecution for his faith, has chronicled his extraordinary journey in a new book where he says that divine healings and prophetic dreams are leading many Muslims to Jesus Christ.
Fake markers placed along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage paths are leading Christians away from their intended destination.
The Bible Reformed Church, a place of worship located in China's Guangdong province, again served as the target of a government break-in on Sunday.
Thieves have stolen 21 ancient human skulls from St. Leonard's Church in Hythe, Kent, in the United Kingdom.
The rebellious generation may become the religious generation.
Americans are having fewer and fewer babies, and the New York Times wants to know why.
There is a judgment of God, which is to be feared and dreaded more than any other type of His judgment.
The need for "emotional vitality" in worship did not start with the rise of contemporary worship; it started much earlier, first with Romanticism, and then with the theological underpinnings of Revivalism.
We are called to practice righteousness. But what does that righteousness look like in our everyday life? How do we, as Christians, do righteousness?
Are we sharing what we have with those beyond these walls? Beyond these walls are people who are lost and don't know Jesus can rescue them. We can't just come to church week after week, experience the saving power of Jesus, live in His blessing, and then keep all of it to ourselves.
"Hey, don't judge." We hear those words a lot. But it takes real commitment to say them while staring at 130 thousand murder victims.
Over the last 25 years of equipping teenagers to share their faith through Dare 2 Share I have met countless youth leaders who were on the brink of burn out.
I informed my audience that I had taught the Apostles' Creed to my daughter. One of the students spoke for many when she insisted that children should be raised without "religious dogma". Instead, they should be free to "make up their own minds" about what to believe.
Summer is almost over for many college students. Parents and kids have started shopping for dorm room essentials and decor. But there is a more important preparation that needs parents' attention. It is to equip your student to make good decisions while he is away at school.
Here is where I take a contrarian position compared to many others, including positions I have held in the past: Of the 300,000 churches in need of revitalization, 100,000 will revitalize organically or internally, and another 100,000 will be revitalized through replanting. It's a bold assertion, but something that could very well unfold over the next five to ten years.
Science journalists reported on the discovery of a "nearby alien planet" that might be "capable of supporting life." Should this latest discovery provide real hope that we aren't alone in the universe? Probably not.
There seems to be a growing public conversation on the subject of repentance. When a pastor or politician or member of the press or (insert public figure of choice) fails to live up to the standard they profess, the consequences are swift and significant. But, are we failing at grace? When does an offender deserve a second chance?
I anticipated trouble as soon as two of the three speakers arrived wearing Planned Parenthood of Memphis t-shirts that read, "Trust Women." Panelists Mary Button and Rachel Ankney work as Planned Parenthood abortion doulas trained to offer women "support" during and after their abortions.
Few people truly understand how serious stewardship is. The rewards of good stewardship are eternal. Stewardship means we don't consume all we have been given on ourselves, but have preserved some for others.
Equal treatment under the law is a cornerstone of our government—but one group of humans doesn't get the same treatment as everyone else.
Human beings long for spiritual transcendence. And in an effort to achieve this lofty goal, multitudes of people choose to engage in various religious practices.
As a marriage life coach, I've never met one couple where porn has helped the relationship. Only hurt. Here's why (and how):
Is it worth debating people if you can't change their mind? Is a conversation only worthwhile if your interlocutor has an open mind?
As a blonde female, and as a pastor, this isn't the first time someone has called me stupid. Sadly, it comes with the territory. And while the Bible may say turn the other cheek, it does not say allow bullies to treat you like a punching bag.
There's something about a ministry that is advancing God's kingdom that brings out the Debbie downers and the negatives Neds in droves.
So, how will these 300,000 churches in need of revitalization be impacted by the wave that is coming? Let's look at three major categories.
As Americans debate the propriety of good relations with a dangerous Russian regime, Israelis see Moscow as the key to putting Iran in its place.
What do present-day Hollywood sex scandals have to do with a 50-year-old papal encyclical? In Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI clearly recognized that the gift of sex, by its nature, can easily devolve into self-interested mutual use, or even unilateral imposition, if it is not ordered to a good held in common: in particular, children.