Prison Fellowship President James Ackerman has voiced concern with President Donald Trump's new plan to impose the death penalty on drug traffickers when it is appropriate to do so under current law.
Mississippi's sole abortion facility has filed a lawsuit against the state over the recent passage of a law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, the earliest time in a pregnancy for any state ban in the nation.
Prayers are now going up for the family of 19-year-old freshman at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mark Dombroski, after the standout rugby player was found dead in Bermuda Monday just days after competing in an international rugby tournament with his school's team.
Conservative group Focus on the Family has hit back against comedian and late night host John Oliver over a children's book written by Vice President Mike Pence's daughter, calling his mocking of the effort "vicious, vulgar, and vile."
A law firm is warning that a newly proposed ban on sexual orientation change efforts therapy making its way through the California legislature may threaten religious liberty.
Abortion is the most prominent underlying theme within the "Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice" program offered by a consortium of five public research colleges in Massachusetts, the program's first-ever graduate has said.
Of all the theological squabbles that have plagued evangelical Christianity over the years, especially in the West, a particularly profound division centers on the power of the Holy Spirit and the manner in which He is at work today.
Reformed theologian John Piper says 30 years ago he went through an unexpected crisis that left him in a state of "inexplicable depression."
A former professional football player has planted a church in Minnesota, hoping to established an evangelical witness to a population increasing thanks to new economic opportunities.
Meeting the pastor after worship, being greeted at the entrance, and filling out cards to drop off during offering are the most common ways American churches welcome guests, according to a newly released report by LifeWay Research.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix, who portrays Jesus Christ in the newly released "Mary Magdalene" film, said he is excited about the positive portrayal of women in the film and its potential impact on young girls.
The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" hit theaters nationwide Friday and tells the true-story of Bart Millard's life, including his difficult upbringing. In a candid interview, the musician told The Christian Post what his mother, Adele, thought of his honesty..
The Trinity Broadcasting Network is venturing out on an ambitious task for a new docuseries by traveling to 20 regions in the world to track the global impact of Christianity.
The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" hits theaters nationwide Friday and according to the popular American ticketing company Fandango and MovieTickets.com, the movie is already the top-selling feature film in theaters this weekend.
Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini's television series documenting the alleged abuses within the Church of Scientology has been renewed for a third season.
Two years after her husband's death, Kathie Lee Gifford is eager to find love again — but won't consider dating someone who doesn't share her Christian faith.
Christian blasphemy victim Asia Bibi, who sits on Pakistan's death row, is rejoicing because authorities have allowed her to keep a rosary given to her from Pope Francis.
A new study has found that the largest lava flood in Iceland's history, which was recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, greatly influenced the country's viking population to turn to Christianity.
A Turkish court has accepted an indictment that seeks 35 years in prison for American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in December 2016 on allegedly false charges of espionage and terrorism, according to a report.
Authorities in China's central Henan Province have imposed an effective ban on Christian gatherings and placed several Christians under house arrest without charge as the Communist government continues to crack down on churches across the country, according to a report.
A court in South Kazakhstan has declared that a Christian woman who showed another person how to download the Bible on a smartphone is "not guilty" of illegal missionary activity.
A pastor in Northern Ireland says his church is facing a threat of "extreme violence" after it screened a film featuring people who are turning away from the homosexual lifestyle.
People are fleeing the institutional church and there should be no question as to why this exodus is happening.
This issue is personal to both of us. We write, respectively, as the president of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, an evangelical denomination headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a Dreamer whose church, The Crossing Church, is part of the denomination.
Stephen Hawking didn't stay in his lane. He was a scientist, but in each of his books and nearly all of his media appearances, he ventured into philosophy, masking metaphysical observations and proclamations in language of scientific certainty.
Freedom is a very spiritual thing. It's a part of our being made in the glorious image of our Maker. Nevertheless, with the gift of liberty there also comes danger.
Like most leaders, Senator Roger Wicker is astounded that the Navy is even considering letting someone who doesn't believe in God join the chaplaincy. Three years ago, the idea was so absurd that even Obama's military attorneys went to court to stop it.
Washington State has legalized the commercial trade in babies. Think I'm kidding?
It is right and good for children to grow up, individuate, and live independently, semi-autonomous from their parents. But when taken to post-modern extremes, autonomy produces individuals who have come to believe that the world literally revolves around them.
The famed astrophysicist, who struggled for most of his life with ALS, left the shackles of his withered body on March 14th, his soul launched into a Christ-less eternity. He had a huge impact as a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. While he made references to God, he remained a staunch atheist to the end.
For the past two years, I have been monitoring the comments and challenges mentioned by church leaders. I am attempting to answer the question: What is hindering many of our churches from achieving health and vitality?
Tucked away within the former abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the upscale Parisian neighborhood of the same name is an elaborate monument that is obviously regal in nature.
The missionary [is] often caricatured as standing under a palm tree, wearing a pith helmet and declaiming the gospel to a group of ill-clad "natives" sitting respectfully around him on the ground.
Everyone who has been through elementary school has been asked the basic question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" When we ask that question, we are teaching children that your job is an important part of your identity. But how much help do we really give kids in figuring out why vocation is important?
Many pastors make praying for the lost a priority, of course.
"It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak."
We all inherently feel our work should have meaning beyond earning a living — be about something bigger than ourselves. We want a sense that even the tedium in our jobs serves a purpose.
As children, we are "members of the household of God" who "ought to behave in the household of God" as He prescribes.
We all know Abraham—an imperfect man, but one of unfathomable faith as he obediently put his son Isaac on the altar in Genesis 22.
I firmly believe there is a trend being established in the Western world. It's subtle in nature but if you are carefully watching what is going on, you will discern that the tide of public opinion is rapidly turning against true Bible-believing Christians. It is time for followers of Jesus to get ready for persecution in the West.
What explains Billy Graham's humility and integrity? Here was his greatest fear ...
I'll be honest with you: I can be quick to say, "That person needs Jesus." Truthfully, I need Jesus just as much (if not more sometimes) than when I make unhealthy comments like that. Recently, I've come to realize that instead of constantly praying for revival "in other people" I need to first be praying for revival within myself.
Christianity could well use a revival in these days of worldwide apostasy and no one would discourage the move of God's Spirit, but it is far more likely that the church may be concentrated rather than expanded in the next few years.
They're not friendly enough. There have been far too many times I've walked through the foyer of a church and NOT been greeted or said hello to or helped. First impressions matter.
I think its time we start to see each other differently in the schools of America. If we see someone down we should be the first one to try to help them up. We should be the first to encourage them. I think it's time we stop looking for the government to fix our problems.
Have we forgotten the hidden secret of fasting? I believe that we have. Fasting is challenging because the flesh always wants to negotiate. It says, "Can we meet in the middle? Don't completely remove food; that's too extreme...too hard...too rigid."
I was out of the country when Billy Graham died, so I did not get to tell you my thoughts about this amazing man of God. But if I keep silent, the stones may cry out.
There are countless churches in America today that are growing massive without solid, gospel-centered preaching.
And the winner is ... yet another film that most of us won't want to see. The message "The Shape of Water" wants to send is a depraved one.
Jeffress is correct that a sex scandal or two (or twenty) and layers of lies surrounding them should not flip our assessments of entire party platforms. But neither should a general allegiance to a party blind us to the failings of our politicians and the impact that those can have on a nation.
If you've never humbled yourself, taken full responsibility for your actions without blaming others, and asked for forgiveness, you should try it.
Bisexual confessions and ex-gay testimonies have something in common. People who speak up about either of these particular experiences in their life tend to get ridiculed by others.
Few realize how subtly doctrinal drift occurs.