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.
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.
A major Missouri newspaper that in 2016 endorsed Hillary Clinton for president has denounced the state Democratic Party's recent decision to remove a position welcoming pro-life supporters into their party.
A new study is challenging the American Psychological Association's contention that therapies for unwanted same-sex attraction are harmful.
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.
Come the start of the new school year, all school buildings in Florida will have to conspicuously display the national motto "In God We Trust."
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.
The Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board has announced the creation of a new evangelism and leadership group meant to help pastors and church plants.
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.
Hallmark Channel's most-watched and longest running prime-time series, "When Calls the Heart," has a loyal following, says Brian Bird, the show's executive producer who's worked in Hollywood for over 30 years.
"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 queen of soul, Aretha Franklin has fallen "gravely ill," according to her friends and family.
A Baptist pastor has hailed Justin Bieber for reading and promoting Christian author Tim Keller's book on marriage following his endangerment to model Hailey Baldwin.
One half of the gospel group Mary Mary, Erica Campbell, her husband, world-renowned music producer/pastor Warryn Campbell share why they believe sex is better between couples who are married.
Trinity Western University, Canada's largest privately-funded Christian university, will no longer require students to sign a Community Covenant agreeing to abstain from same-sex and other relationships outside marriage between a man and a woman.
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.
Over 2,000 people have been killed and 170 villages burned in English-speaking regions of Cameroon which has halted some Bible translation efforts, a Christian leader has warned..
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.
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?
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.