Jeff Schapiro

Christian Post Reporter

Chick-fil-A Controversy Shows Power of 'Faith Driven Consumers'

When controversy erupted over Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's comments in favor of traditional marriage last month, thousands of Americans showed their support for the company with their wallets and helped reveal the buying power behind an emerging consumer group that one expert calls "Faith Driven Consumers."

Christian Law School Accused of Taking Part in 'Kidnapping' Conspiracy

On Tuesday, an Amish-Mennonite pastor was found guilty of abetting international kidnapping, and on the same day a lawsuit was filed against him and several organizations that allegedly conspired to make the crime happen. Among those who are named as defendants in the suit are the Liberty University School of Law and Thomas Road Baptist Church, which is led by Senior Pastor Jonathan Falwell.

Researchers Ask 'Are Women Happy at Church?'

Researchers at the Barna Group on Monday released part one of their "Christian Women Today" series and asked the question, "Are Women Happy at Church?" While 73 percent of women say they are making the most of their gifts and potential in their churches, some women say their experiences haven't been so positive.

Brain Tumor Survivor Rescues Slaves in India

Pranitha Timothy is a soft-spoken Indian woman who has led over 50 rescue operations to free slaves in Chennai, India. She has survived a brain tumor and a number of run-ins with violent slave owners, and says God has cleared the path for her to fight injustice in the world today.

Pentecostal Denomination Opens Up About Musical Legacy

What do music icons John Legend, M.C. Hammer and Babyface all have in common? They were all brought up in the strong musical tradition of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), an organization that, according to a spokesperson, has not often promoted its "longstanding legacy of musical greatness."

PAW Bishop Charles Ellis on Unity, New Orleans, Women Bishops

Presiding Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who is entering his third year as the leader of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), spoke with The Christian Post on Monday from the denomination's 97th annual Summer Convention in New Orleans about unity in the church, helping families in New Orleans and the fight to give women the opportunity to become bishops.

Gay Chick-fil-A Workers Speak Out

Chick-fil-A saw "unprecedented" sales numbers during its unofficial "Appreciation Day" on Wednesday, but it pained some gay employees of the restaurant chain to work on a day that they perceived to have been created against them.

American Artist's Faith-Inspired Painting on Display During Olympics

Leighton Autrey knows the dedication it takes to be a world-class athlete. The former Major League Baseball prospect was on his way to a professional sports career until a family crisis caused him to rethink his course and pursue a career in art. Now, during one of the biggest sporting events in the world, one of his faith-based paintings is on display at the London Olympics 2012 Art Show.