A church in Western Maryland will embrace family dogs by honoring them as church guests in an upcoming service to create a unique worship experience for the congregation.
Three Christian churches in Murfreesboro, Tenn., are tackling the stigma that accompanies mental illness through their Celebrate Recovery programs by offering support to members of their churches and community who suffer from unstable mental health.
Leslie Leyland Fields, an Alaska-based author and public speaker, overcame the emotional hurt she latched onto for over 20 years due to her father's abuse by forgiving him in his old age before he passed. After longing to be free from her hatred towards him, Fields began the difficult journey of forgiveness as she illustrates in her latest book, Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate.
Can a Megachurch Offer as Much Personal Care for Its Members as a Small Church? Mark Driscoll Answers
Taking care of the spiritual needs of church members on a personal level inside a megachurch with a weekly attendance well into the thousands can be a reality, says Pastor Mark Driscoll. However, following the biblical pattern for church leadership is vital in order to do so, the leader of Mars Hill Church based in Seattle stated in a recent blog post.
Calif. Pastor Exposed by Personal Drug Dealer in Midst of Allegations That He Firebombed Ex-Girlfriend's Home While Family Slept
A drug dealer from West Sacramento, Calif., is outing pastor Mark Lewis as a liar and a drug abuser as he claims he sold Lewis meth on several occasions prior to his arrest last week, in which he was accused of allegedly hiring three homeless people to firebomb his ex-girlfriend's house.
Christine Hoover, a Virginia church planter's wife, says some things cannot be taught when it comes to taking on the role of a pastor's wife, although she wishes she would have known much of what she knows now at the inception of her husband's ministry.
Pastor Carl Lentz believes that Hillsong Church NYC's rapid growth and diverse congregation in just three years since its opening is largely due to the church's location in a city known for its diversity.
Murals displayed throughout London's subway stations are sending the message that "Christians make better lovers" in an effort to catch the attention of single Londoners looking for new romance.
Md. Youth Pastor Charged With Child Porn After Police Allegedly Seize Images of Raped Babies Found on Computer
A youth pastor was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography after police found thousands of images of female babies, toddlers, prepubescent girls and other children being raped on his home computer in Cockeysville, Md.
eBay Removes Woman's Ad Auctioning 'Take an Atheist Leader to Church;' Redirects Link to Christian CD Instead
After posting herself as an "auction item" on eBay for a chance to attend a Christian church, Eve Brannon of South Carolina-based Upstate Atheists said her ad was removed multiple times by the company without explanation, deterring the purpose of her auction meant to raise funds for her organization's charitable events.
Churches and faith-based organizations immediately responded to the West Virginia chemical spill by gathering drinkable water and other basic needs by the truckloads soon after bottled water became a commodity and a state of emergency was declared last week.
Growing up in South Central Los Angeles and as the son of a Crips gang founder, Tommie Scott's environment was conducive to a lifestyle of crime, violence and poverty. However, desperate to change, the soon to be ordained chaplain gave up his past to work with youth in Las Vegas who want the same change for themselves.
'Tips for Jesus' Mystery Men Leave $5,000 Gratuity for LA Server That Will Help Cover Law School Application Fees
The generous bunch behind "Tips for Jesus" made a Los Angeles cocktail waitress's night last week when they left her a $5,000 tip that she now plans to use to pay for her law school applications.
New York based photographer Serge J-F. Levy visited six maximum security prisons across the country between 2002 and 2003 to photograph inmates embrace spirituality in a series of images called, "Religion in Prison."
Teen Cyberbully Victim, Now Advocate Says People Don't Take Issue Seriously Until a Child Commits Suicide
Even with school policies, bills and statutes created to protect students against cyberbulling, the issue still prevails and is rapidly increasing as the influence of technology grows, says Sarah Ball, a teen bully-victim-turned-advocate.
The death of a Michigan pastor is being blamed, in part, to the subfreezing temperatures that swept through the Midwest the last few days, and the major heart attack he suffered while shoveling snow on Sunday.
Oregon Catholic Group Displays Roadside Anti-Abortion Message Featuring Hundreds of Crosses Representing 54 Million Aborted Babies
An anti-abortion message meant to resound with Sherwood, Ore., residents has been placed in a field overlooking a busy commercial strip in the form of 430 white, wooden crosses with a banner that reads, "54 million people were not given the opportunity to choose their own path."
Former Foster Child and Trinity Bible College Student Working as Cracker Barrel Waitress Gets $6,000 Tip to Enroll in School Again
An 18-year-old waitress is heading back to college to work on her youth ministry and psychology degree after receiving a $6,100 tip from two patrons she served at a Nebraska Cracker Barrel.
A documentary film featuring actress Mira Sorvino's fight against sex slavery in Cambodia made its US debut at Bayside Church in the Sacramento, Calif. area recently, highlighting the work of several Christian organizations combating the issue.
In a public demonstration of faith, rapper DMX prayed outside of his Detroit concert for the safety of his fans before getting on stage, since the city is known to be the second most violent in the country, according to a 2013 Forbes list.
The president of a South Carolina atheist organization will decide what church she will attend depending on how high church-goers bid for her attendance in an auction called, "Take an Atheist Leader to Church," posted on eBay.
A recent study, conducted by LifeWay Research, found that most Americans prefer to attend a church in which a pastor preaches live instead of a video sermon, although the use of technology to broadcast messages in multisite congregations has become a popular approach in recent years.
The mayor of a north Texas town declared 2014 the year of the Bible for it residents, after announcing that the initiative would be an opportunity for the community of Flower Mound, located near the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, to connect through the scriptures.
A Jewish Brooklyn-based museum that displays expertly preserved, in true-to-life poses, taxidermied animals mentioned in the Torah, is set to close soon due to financial difficulties.
Rapper DMX recently turned the attention off of him and onto Jesus during a concert in Dubai while performing alongside rap artist Coolio, where he engaged his fans to listen in while he spoke about God.