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.
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."
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."
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.
Episodes of theologian John Piper's podcast "Ask Pastor John" have been played 100 million times over the last five-and-a-half years, and just one episode, on whether oral sex is okay, has been played more than 1.5 million times.
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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
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.