Iconic soul singer, Aretha Franklin died Thursday in her Detroit home at age 76.
A Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday details how the Catholic Church hierarchy systematically covered up sexual abuse across the northeastern state.
The community of Redding, California is reaching out to the couple whose flat tire started the Carr fire, telling them "this was not your fault."
Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who earlier this year won a United States Supreme Court case over his refusal on religious grounds to make a same-sex wedding cake, is back in court over his objection to making a transgender-themed cake.
Over 1,800 soldiers have made professions of faith in the last six months at an Army base in Missouri, a chaplain says.
Theologians and other Christian writers are weighing in on the phenomenon of Canadian psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson, whose influence among young men continues to grow.
The problem of nominal Christianity for evangelical churches was discussed at a recent Lausanne Movement conference.
A Michigan church pastor has apologized to a mother who was told to cover up for breastfeeding her child in order to prevent "lustfulness" in men.
People who struggle with an addiction to porn won't succeed in overcoming it if they try to battle it alone, explained people who minister to porn addicts.
Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church was given a proclamation by the mayor of Houston Tuesday for their humanitarian and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Leader of Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, California, John MacArthur, who also serves as president of The Master's College and Seminary warned Monday that evangelicalism's "newfound obsession" with social justice is a threat to the Gospel.
A movie depicting the actions of infamous Pennsylvania abortionist and convicted killer Kermit Gosnell has had its first official trailer released.
Burtonwood Records' new Christian artist, Nathan Sheridan, explained why he's not a "statistic" despite growing up with parents addicted to drugs.
"Fixer Upper" star Joanna Gaines shared an encouraging message with her fans as she introduced the fall issue of Magnolia Journal.
Global content leader Lionsgate is expanding its footprint in the faith-based world by signing a multi-platform film and television deal with the Erwin brothers and producing partner Kevin Downes, the creators behind the box office hit "I Can Only Imagine."
"Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt accepted an award at the Teen Choice Awards Sunday where he again unashamedly spoke about his love for God.
An Indian pastor and his son were beaten with sticks and clubs by a group of about 30 Hindu radicals while walking home from a prayer meeting, a rights group has reported.
White House National Security Adviser John Bolton met with Turkey's ambassador to the United States on Monday to discuss the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.
Belgium is coming under scrutiny as reports emerge detailing the number of people legally put to death in that nation through euthanasia, including children as young as 9 and 11.
U.S. Congress members are calling on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold his party accountable and oppose violent attacks on Christians and other minorities.
While all of these polls purportedly show strong public support for Roe v. Wade, nearly all of them are flawed in at least one of two ways.
The Christian church worldwide has always sought to improve people's welfare. How then, in light of the best scientific and historical knowledge, ought the church to respond to climate change? Of all the environmental issues at our hand, climate change is the most controversial and most talked about issue in the last two decades.
I'm aware, of course, that there are mega-churches famous for failing to preach against sin. And I'm aware that far too many leaders avoid addressing cultural issues like the plague. And to the extent that these ministries see "success," this would indicate that there is always a large audience for a non-confrontational, baby food gospel. But there are plenty of Christians who have no interest in pablum.
Most of us know it's not good for our health to sit all day, but many jobs involve hours of sitting. Many of us work long hours then have family and home responsibilities once we leave work. Is there a way to be productive at work and home while still getting the physical exercise we need each day?
A curious division exists among the Religious Left when it comes to the subject of abortion.
In large numbers, the military is targeting Christians in Kachin and Shan, another northern state, and has displaced around 100,000 more.
A big win for life in New Mexico had a small beginning: believers willing to speak out.
Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity are proving as transformational as the first century church was in ancient Rome. They also reveal the stark contrasts between mere revolution and extraordinary transformation.
I recently talked with Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church, about what Christians should keep in mind as primaries continue and the November 6 midterm elections near. His thoughts are a timely encouragement for Christians to remember to cast a vote that flows from a biblical worldview that is allied with God's kingdom, not a political party.
It's a rock-solid Western conviction: All men—and women—are created equal. But where does it come from? Well, not the Enlightenment.
Trump's loyal supporters are doggedly loyal. The question is: Are his evangelical supporters just as loyal? The deeper question is: Should they be? To my surprise, I've heard evangelical leaders defend Trump's harsh tweets, saying things like, "Well, he's the president, not a Christian leader."
In the ongoing political conversation about whether or not the President of the United States will sit down with Robert Mueller for an interview related to the question of Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election, one of the President's lawyers, Rudy Giuliani said "truth is in the eye of the beholder."
The book of Ephesians is one of these treasured letters inspired by the Holy Spirit. The revelation of truth contained in this epistle is needed today more than ever by Catholics, Protestants and every Christian.
Elon's Professor of Religious Studies, Rebecca Todd Peters, claimed that opposition to abortion by conservative Christians "flies in the face of Jesus' teaching that he came to bring abundant life."
The players who have been protesting are not disadvantaged by any means. According to a Forbes 2015 study, the average NFL player earns $2.1 million annually.
Why is it that organizations like the SPLC can designate conservative Christians as hate groups while ignoring radical leftists like Antifa? Why is that Facebook and Google and YouTube and Twitter appear to punish conservatives disproportionately for alleged violations of community guidelines? The answer is as disturbing as it is simple.
When will churches learn that the only way through abuse charges and complaints is early transparency and accountability regardless of who will face consequences? The harm and trauma have already occurred.
What many don't understand from Scripture is that there are even more stages of salvation in the life of a follower of Christ.
I asked seasoned pastors to share with me the areas they wish they could be better prepared and better equipped. The results were voluminous, and the needs are great. Here are the top eight:
Believe it or not, there are still people who haven't heard the gospel or don't have access to a copy of the Scriptures.
For thirty pieces of silver Judas sold out Jesus! Is it possible that we in today's churches sell out Jesus for even less?
Firefighters don't think twice. It's their job to go where lives are at stake. I believe this is the role of the church in the world. What I see today is a worrisome trend of God's people hesitating rather than rushing to the rescue of those in need.
You'd think incredibly harsh laws designed to protect the planet would—you know—protect the planet. But that's not typically the case.
Each person is held accountable for their own actions. Understanding this truth has brought me great peace. We are responsible for getting the message of the gospel out there. We give defenses for the faith. But ultimately, each person is responsible for him or herself.
While the rate of cosmic movement is now being debated within the scientific community, one fact is clear, and this simple truth has profound implications: The universe is expanding. As astronomers and cosmologists imagine rewinding the cosmic clock, the most reasonable inference is that the expansion of the universe (like the expansion of the balloon) had a beginning.
When it comes to youth ministry there are tons of myths floating around out there. Here are 5 of the biggest :
When I was a kid, there was an expression: "Stop the world. I want to get off." Glancing at the headlines sometimes make me feel that way. Why is America seemingly sinking into the abyss?