Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, known as the "Soul Surfer," spoke during the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday about her recovery after she lost her arm in a shark attack and how her physical setback allowed her to realize her true purpose outside of surfing.
The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), is calling on congregations nationwide to host a Racial Reconciliation service on Sunday, Feb. 9 to spotlight racial issues within the church.
Teen Mania Ministries, one of the largest Christian youth organizations in the United States, plans to expand their North American youth ministry to focus on international outreach efforts in hope of reaching 1.5 billion teens. The organization will also change their name to "Teen Mania International" to reflect their broader efforts and will move their headquarters from Garden City, Texas to Dallas by the end of 2014.
Antonio Saca, former president of El Salvador and current presidential candidate, met with members of the country's National Union of Evangelical Pastors this week to share his Christian-centered political agenda he hopes to implement if re-elected.
The Southern Baptist Convention plans to host a summit about human sexuality and its relation to the Gospel in order to equip pastors and church leaders to speak about related issues within their own congregations.
Brian Liebman, the man behind "Yeezianity," wants to clear up the misunderstanding behind his newly founded religion and make it known that his purpose is to establish faith in humanity and not to elevate Kanye West to the stature of Jesus Christ.
A civil rights lawsuit was filed in federal court earlier this week by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) on behalf of a Lubbock, Texas, man who's accusing the city's largest school district of allegedly violating his right of free speech after they refused to display an ad showing a tattooed Jesus on a jumbotron during high school football games.
Twentysomethings are eager to create change in an era led by technological advances and a struggling economy. However, the church doesn't seem to engage them, says the executive director of the Center for Faith and Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
Women can serve in deacon and leadership roles within the church, according to the Bible, says David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., who recently addressed the controversial topic in a sermon.
A range of differing roles are available to women, whether they are work- or home-related. However, the church oftentimes advocates a "one-size-fits-all" model which makes them believe they have to adhere to a specific prototype, says Carolyn McCulley, author of The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work and the Home.
Eastlake Community Church in Kirkland, Wash., released a comical video featuring their pastor and church members celebrating the Seattle Seahawks' trip to the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII following their win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday.
Christian author Shaunti Feldhahn writes about 12 habits that most couples embrace that make their marriages happy and successful in her new book, The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. Contrary to popular belief, Feldhahn discovered that highly happy couples put into practice seemingly negative habits like going to bed angry and not looking to their marriage for happiness, among others.
Mike Fisher, Nashville Predator hockey player and husband to country singer Carrie Underwood, was featured in an "I Am Second" video where he shared his testimony of how reaching success proved to be unfulfilling until he turned to God.
A new campaign calls on evangelicals to affirm that gays, undocumented immigrants, liberals and unbelievers as individuals made in God's image in order to replace uncivil debate with a conversation about God's love instead.
A Shreveport, La., city council member's effort to repeal a newly-passed fairness ordinance was stalled when a transgender man attended a council meeting to give his take on the Christian politician's opposing remarks about homosexuality.
A church's transition from one pastor to the next, otherwise known as pastoral succession, was the focus of a recent Christian leadership webcast in which prominent church leaders spoke about their experiences with the process.
The increase in human trafficking among American children has prompted a faith-based rescue organization to partner with local and national churches for a campaign aimed at men in an effort to dissuade them from partaking in the sex slavery industry.
Assisted living facilities in Minnesota are hosting church services for residents living with dementia to help them reminisce about their religious rituals learned during childhood, since organizers say those memories usually remain.