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.
A progressive Christian festival last week featured overt support for Planned Parenthood and abortion, with Christian speakers and attendees speaking of their "favorite" kinds of abortions and how they can be "morally correct" and "life-saving."
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."
Out-of-pocket medical expenses in particular could become very costly for retirees, according to a new report from the Vanguard Group.
A Colorado school district violated the law by promoting a Christian group's mission trip to a poverty-stricken Central American country, according to a federal judge.
A $3 million gift from an anonymous donor means the inaugural class for University of Houston's College of Medicine will not have to worry about paying their tuition.
Three weeks ago, Arkansas Pastor Timothy Rogers drew flak after a video of him declaring that Hell is a "fairytale" and no different than Santa Claus became public. In an interview with The Christian Post, Rogers stood by his position and elaborated on his faith journey.
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.
Brian Johnson, worship pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California, is gearing up to release a new book that details how he overcame his struggles with anxiety.
An author and associate professor of Christian theology has hit back against Elevation Church pastor Steven Furtick's recent message that it's not wrong for Christians to have doubts.
E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor of The House of Hope Atlanta church in Decatur, Georgia, publicly apologized Sunday for his church's refusal to bless the child of a female member because she was married to another woman.
"Last Man Standing," a hit sitcom starring Tim Allen and Nancy Travis, will return to television later this year, but fans will have to find it on a new network.
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.
Actress Jane Fonda has reportedly refused to say "Jesus Christ" in the context of taking the Lord's name in vain on the "Grace and Frankie" show on which she stars, because of her Christian faith.
Another church in China was demolished on Tuesday, this time by 70 police officers under orders of the Communist Party.
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.
A Coptic journalist has detailed her frustration living as a woman in an Egyptian society where men regularly treat Christian woman as whores, and shared ways in which the Coptic Church has also mistreated females.
"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.
How would I describe to a single individual the path to personal revival?
John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color," is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His dissatisfaction with Kavanaugh's nomination seems to be proffered in such a way as to suggest that black Christians are, or should be, primarily, if not solely, concerned about matters that subjectively fall under the ever-expanding and ambiguous banner of "social justice."
Some were more offended by the image of a noose than the fact that those made in the image of God have been slaughtered by the millions. Not only is an image of a noose appropriate when talking about the millions killed by Planned Parenthood, but a swastika would be, too.
From accusations of "treason" to blunt assessments that, "The President of the United States made a fool of himself in his meeting in Helsinki on Monday with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin," the majority consensus is that Putin won and Trump lost.
When religious leaders—in this case, the pope himself—offer nothing but bromides instead of practical ideas that can work, many of the faithful tune out or just check out altogether.
During the last session of the North Carolina General Assembly, proposed alcohol legislation would have lowered the criteria for Movie Theaters to obtain a mixed beverage permit. Some theaters already sell beer and wine, but this would have authorized them to have bars.