Some of the most popular biblical stories are frequently misappropriated in pastors' sermons, according to a theology professor whose new book explores how key aspects of these stories are often misunderstood.
A mental health crisis is upon American young people in light of such high technology usage, a prominent psychology publication reports. Yet this can be avoided if families make intentional breaks with smart phone technology and social media and deliberately celebrate life together, says a parenting expert.
A New York public school has installed urinals in a women's staff bathroom, a new video shows, a move privacy advocates and victims of voyeurism and rape consider dangerous and abusive.
The personnel shakeup within the White House has brought a new yet familiar face to one of the most visible posts in the administration.
Tensions are mounting in the case of Charlie Gard, an 11-month old English baby with a rare mitochondrial disease, with protests occurring in London and hospital staff reporting violent threats. Advocates from all over the world are continuing to fight through various channels for the young boy's life.
A Guatemalan mother of four who has lived in the United States for 24 years is seeking refuge in a Pentecostal Church in New Haven, Connecticut as the Trump administration continues to deport undocumented immigrants.
An American astronaut took Holy Communion and read from the Gospel of John on the surface of the moon 48 years ago this week.
The backlash against Teen Vogue continues to grow as its editors defend their decision to feature an anal sex instruction guide for young teens in its June issue.
Americans and evangelical Christians believe a university degree is about training for a specific job and increased financial opportunities, a new study highlighting their attitudes about higher education shows.
New research shows how the loss of a father significantly affects children — at the level of their DNA, shortening the ends of their chromosomes.
There are now more Protestants in America who do not identify with a particular denomination or tradition than those who do, according to a new survey.
The president of a major research company that frequently measures trends in the church revealed data showing that the smaller the church, the more likely it is in decline. But one small-town pastor says large church size does not necessarily mean good spiritual health and what the American church really lacks is five-fold ministry.
A social media game called the "Blue Whale Challenge" in which children are urged to cut themselves and take their own lives is raising alarm in the United States where suicide prevention advocates are advising parents to be vigilant.
A black academic from Oklahoma is renouncing his Southern Baptist ordination because of the massive support for Donald Trump within the denomination, and alleges the SBC is "complicit" in the rise of the alt-right. Yet noted SBC leaders believe he is furthering a misleading narrative that does not reflect the reality of Southern Baptist life and thinking.
Scholars and defenders of religious liberty are responding to a bestselling book that argues Christians should strategically and temporarily withdraw from politics, calling its implications "spiritually lazy."
Baby Charlie Gard's parents expressed concern that the attorney appointed to represent them in court is affiliated with a "Death with Dignity" organization, in what appears to be an ideological conflict of interest.
Eugene Peterson has reversed his new stance affirming gay marriage, saying he was "put on the spot" and that he really does believe in traditional marriage.
A new study out of Switzerland shows that people who are generous and focus on helping others report feelings of happiness more than those who act on their own self-interests.
Eugene Peterson, the Presbyterian pastor who wrote the "The Message," has come out in support of gay marriage, saying that he would officiate a same-sex wedding if asked.
A Texas pastor said it is better for parents to err on the side of telling kids too much information about sex at an early age, urging them to stay on the offense.
The man who leads the largest Roman Catholic Church in America is advocating that the church allow married men to become priests, and plans to spend his retirement ministering among the poorest of the poor.
Women's rights advocates are criticizing a teen fashion magazine aimed at girls for encouraging them to engage in anal intercourse and minimizing the dangers.
The campaign to save the life of 11-month-old Charlie Gard received a major boost Friday when the hospital announced that it has asked the High Court to re-hear the case after obtaining "fresh evidence about proposed experimental treatment" from two other hospitals.
American pro-life leaders are raising their voices in support of baby Charlie Gard, decrying the decision by European courts that a London hospital has the authority to withdraw life support against the wishes of his parents. They view this move as a flagrant violation of parental rights and are pleading with England to reconsider in an appeal to save his life.
Younger Americans are less likely to cheat on their spouses than older Americans are, and although culture has become much more accepting of loose sexual norms, adultery is still viewed with disapproval, according to the social science data.