The Olympic torch reached Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium for the grand opening ceremony of the 2016 games after being blessed by Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta at the city's landmark and heavily guarded Christ the Redeemer statue after the city's mayor personally requested for it.
Tyndale House Publishers has decided it will not go ahead with the scheduled release of a book by former NewSpring Pastor Perry Noble, who was recently fired for alcohol addiction and other "unfortunate choices and decisions."
Discussing his new book, When Trouble Comes, Dr. Phil Ryken, President of the evangelical higher education institution Wheaton College, shares in a candid interview his experiences during "a season of deep discouragement" when he even thought of taking his life, though not in a sustained way.
August's Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be Spectacular With Double Meteors Diving Into Earth's Atmosphere, NASA Says
Shooting stars will likely light up the night sky next week during a meteor shower known as Perseids, which will be more speculator than we have witnessed in the previous 20 years, according to experts at NASA.
An evangelical church in the Swedish city of Uppsala plans to drop thousands of small, electronic bibles into areas controlled by the Islamic State terror groups using drones "to pass on the hope and love of the Christian gospel."
Muslim leaders in Normandy, the French city where an 84-year-old Catholic priest, Father Jacques Hamel, was killed, have refused to bury the 19-year-old convicted terrorist Adel Kermiche, who was shot dead by police after he murdered the priest. Meanwhile, reports say one of Kermiche's friends was detained days before the attack.
Brian "Head" Welch, co-founder of the nu metal band Korn who left the group in 2005 after becoming a Christian amid his struggle with drug addiction, rejoined the same band eight years later. In a media interview, the New York Times bestselling author explains why he did that.
NFL-Player-Turned-Pastor Antonio Armstrong's Mom Preaches: I Will Bless the Lord Even With Tears Running Down My Face
Antonio Armstrong, a pastor and former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker, and his wife, Dawn, dearly loved each other and their three children, including the 16-year-old son who allegedly shot them to death.
A 38-year-old man fatally shot his 36-year-old wife as she came out of her church in Chicago, Illinois, after Sunday service, and then shot himself to death. Both were found dead on the scene.
Pastor Antonio Armstrong, a former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker, and his wife, Dawn, were fatally shot inside their Houston home. Their 16-year-old son was charged with double homicide, but his motive remains unknown.
In a media interview, Donald Trump asked if Hillary Clinton's scriptwriters were behind a speech at the Democratic National Convention delivered by a Pakistani immigrant, who narrated how his son, a U.S. soldier, was killed in Iraq and criticized the Republican presidential candidate for his stand on Muslims and for not making any sacrifices.
Evangelist Franklin Graham said allowing tens of thousands of Muslim refugees into the United States, as President Barack Obama wants, could mean attacks on Christians in the country just as they are being targeted elsewhere, pointing to the killing of a Christian priest in Normandy, France, last week.
The Islamic State terror group executed and crucified a man in Syria's northern Aleppo province before hundreds of residents, accusing him of apostasy for refusing to join prayers at a mosque, according to local reports.
The church in Normandy, France, whose 84-year-old priest, Father Jacques Hamel, was killed by supporters of the Islamic State terror group earlier this week, had donated land to Muslims to build a mosque, according to a senior Catholic cleric.
Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor of the Rock Church and Academy in San Diego, California, responded to the shooting in his city that killed one police officer and wounded another, saying there is a need for the community to stand together and not allow hatred and violence to "divide our city."
In its jails in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State terror group uses a new method of torture to extract confession from prisoners. "The Flying Carpet" is a hinged board, to which inmates are strapped and then bent in half, breaking their backbones, a dissident group has revealed.
Police in southwest Nigeria on Monday arrested a pastor who chained his 9-year-old son inside the church for more than a month for stealing food, believing the boy was "possessed."
The day after appearing alongside Hillary Clinton as her running mate for the first time, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was in his Richmond Catholic church Sunday to seek prayers and also sang the Communion hymn. Kaine spoke to journalists after the service about his involvement in the largely black church.
A leaked email shows that Democratic National Committee CFO Brad Marshall told DNC's Communications Director Luis Miranda and others in May that the party should "get someone to ask" about Bernie Sanders' religious beliefs to undermine his presidential campaign. Sanders has responded by stating he's "not an atheist."
Terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in a Shiite neighborhood in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which left at least 21 dead and dozens injured Sunday.
Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback megachurch in California addressed racism in his sermon in the wake of shootings targeting law and enforcement officers following shooting deaths of black Americans, describing seven attitudes to racism and identifying the one which Christians should have.
Jon Bloom, co-founder of Desiring God, writes that the Holy Spirit flowing through the faith of a disciple of Jesus is the most powerful thing on earth, but believers do have one vulnerability which can weaken and destroy them, and which Satan targets in his attacks. The author also shares how Spirit helped him in a battle with the devil.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Saturday reacted to Hillary Clinton's VP choice, criticizing Sen. Tim Kaine's pro-abortion votes but also praising him as a "genuine" guy whose "faith is real."
National Geographic Channel's record-breaking miniseries "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" has been picked up for a second season, according to reports.
Syrian activists are posting photographs of children posing with drawings of Pokemon characters on social media to draw the world's attention to their plight as the conflict carries on for five years.