A New Testament scholar is tackling a subject that has confounded sincere Christians across the ages: the identity and function of the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. And, he maintains, many Christians in the West remain closed to the Spirit and are hampered by fear when it comes to relating to Him and tapping into his power.
One of President Donald Trump's informal evangelical advisers has assured that the group of evangelical leaders who advise the administration do in fact criticize the president behind closed doors but don't necessarily do so in public.
A large cross that had been on a Michigan-owned property for nearly 70 years was removed this week, two months after the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists objected to it, claiming it erased the separation between church and state.
Foster parents in Philadelphia have filed a lawsuit against the city over its new policy banning Catholic Social Services from placing children in foster homes because the city regards their biblical beliefs on same-sex marriage as discriminatory.
Ten people were left dead Friday morning after a gunman, who is now in police custody, opened fire inside the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
The United States-based persecution advocacy nonprofit In Defense of Christians says its website, employees' social media accounts and email accounts were hacked Thursday by someone they have good reason to believe was acting "for or on behalf of the Turkish government."
New research shows a widespread departure among Christians from traditional Bible teaching such as Jesus being the only way to salvation and some scholars have blamed the ideological shift in part, on influential divinity schools and charismatic church leaders.
"American Idol" finalist Phil Stacey is lending his voice to the International Day for the Unreached event happening on May 20 which will be broadcast on three continents in hopes of taking the Gospel to the 2.5 billion people across the world who have never heard it.
Christianity in developed countries still grapples with encroachments of animism, according to a Bible translator who has experience witnessing to animists.
Pastor J.D. Greear of Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, has had to defend his complementarian view of gender that women and men have equal but separate roles in the church and family, after some likened his view to Jim Crow laws.
Following the celebration around their RIAA Certified Gold Album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., for KING & COUNTRY is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated third full-length album and the two say they believe the joy of the Lord can help the current state of America.
"American Idol" viewers voted for the top-three contestants on season 16 of the vocal competition this week and before the episode was over Katy Perry was brought to tears by what she called Michael J Woodard's "anointed" performance.
NBC has announced that it won't be renewing the high school drama series "Rise" that featured LGBT storylines for a second season following a poor ratings performance.
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, and Jason George can be seen together in a movie trailer for the upcoming Christian film "Indivisible," which is based on a true story about the hardships that military families frequently face.
Roma Downey said that she makes an effort to live her life "in gratitude" and that she is very "interested in people" and how human beings can "show up for one another" and offer support.
In his 14-minute sermon at the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Saturday, American Episcopalian Bishop Michael Curry stressed the power of sacrificial, receptive love, as Jesus demonstrated in his death.
Coptic Christians in Egypt enter into this year's Islamic celebrations of Ramadan under intense pressure, a persecution watchdog group has said, but they are showing their faith in Jesus by continuing a centuries-old tattoo tradition.
Persecution watchdog group Open Doors reports that at least 10 people have been killed and a 14-year-old girl was raped earlier this week at a Christian college it helped to construct in South Sudan.
Josh Holt, a former Mormon missionary who's been imprisoned in Venezuela since June 2016, begged the U.S. government for help Wednesday, saying his life was under threat as riots erupted and inmates took over the Helicoide detention center where he's being held in Caracas.
A transgender woman who was born male has filed a complaint against a Canadian beauty waxing spa after a female Muslim employee declined service over religious reasons.
An evangelical ministry has said that in the midst of all the turmoil surrounding Jerusalem and Gaza, a dwindling number of Palestinian Christians are fighting to survive in the land where Jesus Christ was born and sacrificed Himself for the world.
It can be difficult to remember the security of our eternity when we are facing the ugly realities of a sinful and fallen world. In a time when human life is devalued, when virtue is weakened or even shamed, and when our God is continually shoved out of a culture that constantly claims to esteem love above everything else, it is tempting for God's people to fall into discouragement and even despair.
Church bylaws are a necessity, both from a legal and an organizational perspective. They provide the framework from which the organization exists and operates.
What teachings of the scriptures encapsulate the requirements for eternal life? We're going to look at some scriptures, and some instructions in those scriptures for how to receive eternal life, live it out on Earth, and how to be found as a faithful servant when we meet Jesus in heaven.
Mark Dallas is truly a hero. However, real heroes don't generally see themselves that way. They say they were just doing their job or doing what anyone would do. The fact that they believe they're not heroes is one of the reasons they are.
Among the patriarchs of Christian theology C.S. Lewis, deserves a spot in the top five. However, some of his beliefs aligned closer to Catholicism, rather than Protestantism. Lewis' stance on the afterlife will take some modern-day evangelicals off guard and it should.
I have met far too many youth leaders who have been fired. Some of them have been let go for legit reasons. Others have been fired because they were doing God's work in God's way and it created a ripple effect that not everyone liked.
Earlier this week, news broke that researchers, using new digital technology, have deciphered two previously hidden pages of Anne's red-checkered diary. News accounts suggest they contain "dirty jokes" that had been deliberately covered over (presumably by Anne) with brown masking paper and tape.
Before Fox News and CNN, the pulpit was where people acquired their information. Spurgeon preached against slavery. Martin Luther went against the political leaders of that day.
Advances in technology and transit have ushered in sweeping changes in how Americans procure consumer goods. So much so, that many often forget those that tech threatens to leave behind.
This week, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling. The landmark decision gives states the right to legalize betting on sports.
Things are falling into place just as scripted by Hamas. The terrorist organization recruits and sends its young men on suicide missions. Israel responds with the expected force. The media reports the events along anti-Israel lines. Then the nations of the world rise up to condemn evil Israel.
Some people virtually celebrate abortion. Just because evil may prevail for a time, God will only allow it for a while.
What all graduates should have in common on this important occasion is a rack of great memories associated with whatever school you're leaving behind. Sadly, that's not the case for many graduates these days.
On May 25 Ireland will vote on whether to repeal the 8th Amendment to their constitution which provides legal protection to children in the womb. While the Catholic church has been clear that they oppose repealing the 8th, other churches have been less so.
In many ways, it is a mistake to focus simply on Andy Stanley's sermon, for in doing so we run the risk of getting distracted from a larger and more important reality: that the kind of position Andy has articulated is not unusual in the contemporary church worldwide. And it is this fact, rather than the words of one preacher in one sermon, that we ought to find truly disturbing.
Parents today—especially in California—face really tough questions about their children's education. One of them: Who do kids belong to?
I want to pay off my mortgage! My financial advisor says no since I am 1 year into my cancer healing journey and about to be laid off in June. But I'll have 6 months savings in my emergency fund even after paying off my mortgage. Should I be debt free or hold off?
The dedication of the American Embassy in Jerusalem was monumental. For multitudes, the event was a monumental blessing. For many others the day constituted monumental crisis. For Mitt Romney, the historic event gave opportunity for a cheap shot at President Donald Trump.
When it comes to the issue of divine sovereignty and human freedom, the first theological question I get asked as a minister is: Are you a Calvinist or an Arminian?
Darwin speculated that, since there is evolution within well-defined species, then all species must surely be the result of evolution. Logical enough, but simply wrong. Darwin never seriously dealt with the following three devastating problems with his theory.
I've come to believe that holiness to the Lord is the great missing piece of Christianity in modern evangelicalism. In the face of so many multiplied evils in our world, many of us have thrown up our hands and rejected the truth of the scriptures: That we can be holy in a fallen world.
To understand why President Donald Trump's porn star payoff matters, know the timeline of events.
I hate the fact that so many Palestinian protestors have been killed or wounded in recent weeks. And I'm not saying that Israel has done everything right in the conflict. But for Hamas, this is the only way to defeat Israel. The strategy is as cynical as it is simple. Hamas cannot possibly defeat Israel militarily. Hamas can only win the propaganda war, the war of public opinion.
A new memorial aims to remind us of a dark, painful chapter of American history. And remember this history we must, because it's being repeated.
History was made Monday when Israel observed its seventieth anniversary as a nation and the United States officially moved its embassy to Jerusalem. However, the day was historic from a very different perspective as well.
It seems that in Andy Stanley's attempt to repackage and simplify Christianity for non-believers, he's only created more confusion.
Are Israel and Iran on the brink of war? It's a hugely important question from a confusing part of the world. I'll try to bring a bit of clarity.
How many hours do you actually have to minister to the teens in your church if they are regular attendees? Religious activities take up a whopping 0.1hour a day with volunteering 0.5 hours.