The University of Iowa has decided to temporarily reinstate several religious student groups after they were kicked off campus for policies that the university deemed discriminatory.
A new study is challenging the American Psychological Association's contention that therapies for unwanted same-sex attraction are harmful.
The Trump administration has issued a directive to protect the rights of faith-based federal contractors that have religious objections to same-sex marriage and homosexuality.
A Catholic school in Indiana might fire a guidance counselor who didn't reveal that she's in a same-sex marriage, which is contrary to Church teaching on sexual ethics.
After growing up in an intensely abusive household and later suffering from the results of that treatment, Rick found Jesus — and his life was never the same.
An end-of-summer trip for a Missouri church youth group was tragically canceled Friday morning when three teenagers were killed and 10 others injured after a van they were traveling in blew a tire and crashed.
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.
Pastor Rick Warren has hailed the congregation at his California-based Saddleback Church as it became the first in U.S. history to baptize 50,000 people.
A coalition of Charlottesville, Virginia, area clergy held an interfaith worship service last week in preparation for the one-year anniversary of the violent white supremacist rally held in their city.
In the wake of the fall of some celebrity megachurch pastors, evangelicals must start becoming much more suspicious of who they trust, a prominent Baptist theologian is warning.
Amid dozens of church closures in the heart of the Bible belt, some in South Carolina are planting congregations in bars and movie theaters.
"Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt accepted an award at the Teen Choice Awards Sunday where he again unashamedly spoke about his love for God.
The Gospel Music Association has announced its nominees for the Dove Awards and several new solo male artists are topping this year's list.
Pastor Donnie McClurkin is urging people to pray to God for his niece's safe return home after she was reported missing earlier this week.
Pastor Erwin McManus has been celebrating the friendships he's made at Mosaic Church — old and new — and wrote earlier this week about R&B singer Usher Raymond who's a member.
Country singer Carrie Underwood announced Wednesday morning that she and her husband are expecting their second child.
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.
The hardline Iranian regime is responding to a new wave of sanctions imposed by the United States by increasing its grip on the nation's oppressed Christian community, activists are warning.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted he ignored a U.S. deadline for releasing pastor Andrew Brunson, as his country faces severe financial difficulties.
Not every church I visit is a famous cathedral. In fact, sometimes I find the most interesting churches to visit are the thousands of parish churches across England.
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."
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.
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?
It is now a year since the violent racial clashes on August 11 and 12, 2017, in sweet Charlottesville, Virginia. There were three bad factions whose foolish purposes clashed violently, leaving one person dead, worsening racial misunderstanding, and obscuring the real racial issues in Virginia and in our country.
So just how many alien civilizations are out there in the vast expanse of space? Let's do some number-crunching.
We conducted a professional survey with our entire church. One of the many questions we asked our congregation that day was the following: What topic would be of most interest to you during a Sunday sermon? There were two topics people asked us to address: finding purpose and marriage.
I am shocked and saddened to see the attack that some pastors, who have been working over the course of the last year in order to help advocate for long-needed prison sentencing reform, received at the hands of thousands of their social media followers, many of which I'm sure they consider friends. And some are just vicious and outright evil.
Praying for the needs of others is something each of us can do better. Not only personally, but in our own church. I have great interest in how my own church can learn to do this more effectively.
This year alone, more than 42,000 people will be released from federal prison. Many will return to their communities with strained relationships and sparse job skills, stacking the odds against their future upward mobility.
When a classic children's book gets turned into a TV series, it's usually a cause for celebration. Usually.
Amazon Prime day just recently took place and I found lots of great deals. While big sales like this can be great for saving us money, I actually was saddened by the number of people I saw trying to fill a void with stuff.