As the United States has by far more deadly shootings occurring in its schools than any other developed nation, many are left wondering if there are elements of today's American society that are partially to blame, or at least play a factor, when it comes to the troubling influx of deadly school massacres.
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The United States Department of Homeland Security has admitted that it has separated children from illegal immigrant families caught trying to cross the southern border but asserted that it is not doing so as a "deterrence" measure.
Churches must make every effort to become "safe spaces" for teens and young adults to open up about issues, pastors say, to counter the raft of increased violence in the nation's schools and elsewhere.
Texas' 12th Court of Appeals, ruled Wednesday that a 2015 state law that criminalized the practice of posting intimate photos and videos from a previous or current relationship popularly known "revenge porn," is unconstitutional.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said early Monday that 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois, who is suspected of killing four people inside a Tennessee Waffle House Sunday, is still at large and they have had no "credible sightings" of him.
Following the death of his grandfather Billy Graham, Will Graham hopes to carry on the famed evangelist's ministry by sharing the Gospel with millions "as if Christ is coming back in our lifetime."
Here are just a few things that happened this week, April 22-28, in Church history. They include the birth of Oliver Cromwell, the Billboard debut of the hit song "Oh Happy Day," and the creation of The United Methodist Church.
Are we living in the biblical end times? That's a question that has consistently emerged over the past two millennia, with scores of Christians wondering when Jesus' second coming will unfold. It's a topic that famed Christian author Joel Rosenberg has often discussed, as the prophecy expert routinely shares what he believes the Bible says about the end of days.
A Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor recently tackled the long-debated question of whether megachurches are biblical, pointing out that there are some key non-negotiable principles that every church needs to follow.
Award-winning Christian artist Jason Crabb just released his new album, Unexpected. After reaching out to legendary singer Gloria Gaynor on Twitter, he was able to secure a song from the hall of famer and an unforgettable duet.
CBS has pulled its new comedy series "Living Biblically" off the network's primetime schedule and replaced it with reruns of the "Big Bang Theory."
After a year of dating, Destiny's Child Star Michelle Williams announced Thursday that she is engaged to marry Pastor Chad Johnson, who serves as chaplain for the Pittsburgh Steelers, L.A. Dodgers and founded Elevate International — a Christ-focused mentorship organization that works in urban communities.
Coming off the success of the hit film "I Can Only Imagine," multi-platinum-selling contemporary Christian band MercyMe garnered three nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
"Inside Edition" correspondent Megan Alexander said that many Christians complain about what's on TV and in movies, but that there aren't enough believers working in newsrooms, production studios and at other influential outfits to help turn the tide with more positive and uplifting messages.
The parents of 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans have said that his life support has been withdrawn despite Italy granting him an emergency citizenship in hopes of delaying that action.
The Christian Association of Nigeria has urged Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim, to ignore calls from British Prime Minister Theresa May to embrace LGBT rights and laws that decriminalize same-sex activity.
Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy recently traveled to Bangladesh and spoke with dozens of the Rohingya Muslim refugees who were among the estimated 700,000 who fled genocidal violence committed by the Myanmar government last year and are now sharing the horrors that innocent families have faced.
Two senators, one Republican and the other a Democrat, have called for targeted sanctions against Turkey for the imprisonment of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in December 2016 on false charges of espionage and terrorism.
A U.K. pro-life activist with Down syndrome, who in the past has spoken before the U.N. against abortion, said that social media giant Twitter temporarily blocked her account for posting pro-life material.
While the Islamic State has largely been driven out of Iraq and Syria, various Islamic extremist groups remain the largest persecutors of Christians around the world, according to a new report from Open Doors USA.
You may have thought I was overstating things in my recent article, "Will California Go from Banning Religious Books to Burning Them?" You may have thought I was exaggerating when I referenced LGBT activists who compared Christian conservatives to ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Be assured that there was not a word of hyperbole in what I wrote. The truth is unsettling enough.
What is it that Christ has not touched for the better? What problems does his person or purpose not solve?
Someone asks "I have friends who are gay and planning a wedding. They know my beliefs on homosexuality — that it is not God's creative design. I'm expecting to receive a wedding invite anytime. What should I do?"
News has been spreading about the meeting of 50 ethnically and denominationally diverse evangelical leaders at Wheaton College earlier this week to discuss the current condition of the movement. Unfortunately, some sources and reporters who were not at the gathering have been framing it as a "crazy Trump bashing" spectacle (CBN News) that led some to "walk out of the meeting" in protest (Fox News).
Why should Christians care about cases such as Masterpiece Cakeshop? Do cases like this take us away from the centrality of gospel proclamation? Shouldn't Jack Phillips, Joanna Duka, and Breanna Koski just lay down their rights in the face of opposition for the sake of being like Jesus?
Into the fetid air of the great dismal that is today's selfie-celebrity cultural swamp comes the fresh breeze of a Tammie Jo Shults. Shults is a living example of the "remnant" described in both the Old and New Testaments. These are people of open, unwavering faith in God and His word expressed in the Bible, deeply committed to Christ, driven by a Holy Spirit-empowered passion that all people would know His love
Our commitment to the sanctity of life leads us to embrace racial and gender equality. But it also leads us to defend life from conception to natural death and to defend marriage and gender identity as intended by our Creator.
It happened again, another university professor was exposed as an unhinged liberal, filled with uncontrollable rage. Randa Jarrar tweeted that Mrs. Bush was a "racist" and that she was glad the "the witch is dead." Throughout the country, in far too many colleges and universities, administrators have hired nutcases like Jarrar to teach impressionable youngsters.
Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader.
Sometimes we misinterpret Jesus' familiar call for us to abide in Him found in the 15th chapter of the Gospel according to John. Abiding seems like a tranquil, passive, resting sort of call. The world will hate the call to abide.
Many of the "worship wars" today are fueled by, I believe, differing views of the nature of worship itself. I believe that a fundamental step toward resolving these debates is to seek to understand how the Bible itself defines worship.
Entitlement always rises as pride rises. It is impossible to be filled with humility and a sense of entitlement at the same time. Whenever we feel we are owed something it is because we have forgotten that God is the One who gives all good things.
Solomon's legacy is quite full of contrary themes. King Solomon worshiped God almighty and established the temple, yet Solomon was later turned to foreign gods.
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Imagine a crisp spring morning on the seashore when the risen Lord Jesus Christ invites you to his surprise charcoal-cooked breakfast!
How do you revitalize a dying downtown? Maybe it's the same way you save a dying marriage — one day at a time.
I'm not writing this to make you feel guilty for not serving. I'm writing this to those of you who have thought about serving in youth ministry, but have never really given it much thought for any number of reasons.
Porn star Stormy Daniels may be having the time of her life. She may be enjoying her newfound fame, at the expense of President Trump. She may be making boatloads of money with her "Make America Horny Again" tour and other endeavors. But at the end of the day, this is a sad story.
So, the New Yorker thinks Chick-fil-A doesn't belong in New York and a U.S. Senator thinks Mike Pompeo doesn't belong as the Secretary of State.
When I first became a part of the family of Christ I was pretty clueless. I had no idea how to study the Bible, and I didn't really know how to pray. Prayer is insanely important to the Christian life. If you aren't praying at least once a day it's hard to say that your even a Christian.
In life, it's not how you start, it's how you finish, and Mrs. Walker is well on her way to a strong finish, following a tumultuous beginning. Born to drug addicted parents, the life of addiction and destruction quickly became a part of her life story as well.
These are my five simple ideas to help improve your prayer life.
If segregating the congregation into special-interest services isn't the answer, how might we begin to change attitudes on the nature of church and worship?
Barbara Bush died Tuesday. Newsweek is describing her as "the no-nonsense first lady who ran the family that ran the country."
Isolation is often very attractive, and it is on the rise with no signs of slowing down. Nearly twenty years ago Robert Putnam issued his warning about isolation before restaurant booths would be filled with people staring at their iPhones instead of connecting with each other, before binge-watching Netflix would become common in our culture, and before social media was invented.
In the curiously seeking stage, one thinks there might be something to all this, but is not sure. One also struggles with old biased views of Christianity.