Jack Dillon Young, the 21-year-old who was formally charged last June for a crash that killed 13 members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, could now face up to 270 years in prison for his crimes after he pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges Thursday.
Paige Patterson Friend Challenges Allegations, Offers Evidence; Says He Was Fired by Phone After Midnight
Sharayah Colter, wife of Paige Patterson's former chief of staff Scott Colter, has challenged several of the allegations that led to the former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president's firing Wednesday, which she said was unceremoniously executed by telephone in the dead of night while he was on assignment in Germany.
Shortly before Nikolas Cruz carried out a massacre at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, the 19-year-old recorded himself laughing as he plotted to kill at least 20 of his former schoolmates "with an AR-15 and a couple tracer rounds."
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Cuts All Ties With Paige Patterson, Terminates Emeritus Status
The board of trustees of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, announced Wednesday that effective immediately they have cut all ties with the school's former president, Paige Patterson, after new details emerged about his handling of a sexual abuse allegation while he was president at another institution.
Father Stephen Gadberry, pastor of St. Mary Church in Batesville and St. Cecilia Church in Newport, Arkansas, will appear as a contestant on the new season of the popular NBC reality show "American Ninja Warrior," to compete for the $1 million grand prize when it kicks off on Wednesday night and he's also hoping to share his faith while he's at it.
Members of a Baptist church in Red Bank, South Carolina, have caused a stir for recently voting to remove a statue of Jesus from the front of their building because it appears too "Catholic in nature."
A troubled Christian Tennessee father who was hospitalized after a suicide threat on Friday, fatally shot his wife, in-laws and then himself during a domestic dispute Monday shortly after he reached out to his pastor who was unable to have an extended talk with him about his troubles because he was on holiday with his family.
Thousands of people around the world are now grieving after Orlando Rivera, a beloved pastor, professor and father of 10 who once served at the multi-campus Northland Church in Florida, was killed Monday morning in a wrong-way crash in downtown Orlando.
Willow Creek Hires Independent Firm to Help Reconcile With Bill Hybels' Accusers; Women Say They Want Truth First
Two weeks after Willow Creek Community Church's elder board apologized for initially brushing off several women's sexual misconduct accusations against founder Bill Hybels as lies, some of the pastor's most vocal accusers have rejected an independent conciliation effort offered by the megachurch as an olive branch.
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of Revival International Ministries who was seen praying for President Donald Trump with other ministers in a viral photo he shared on social media last summer, is now warning that those who dismiss the "holy laughter" as ungodly are blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.
Greg Oliver, an Alabama pastor who lost his job in 2009 after his 17 year addiction to sex and pornography was exposed has found healing and a new ministry with his wife which seeks to help others overcome the devastation of pornography and sexual addiction.
When the NFL announced new rules requiring all players to stand for the national anthem, stay in the locker room if they can't or face a fine for breaking them Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump celebrated. Some Christian thinkers and church leaders saw it however as an attack on free speech, an American value conservatives are known to dearly defend.
Two of the three suspects charged with the 2015 murder of Amanda Blackburn, who was a 28-year-old Indiana pastor's wife, have now had the murder charges against them dropped after agreeing to plea deals, while the case for murder against the remaining suspect is still pending.
A Maryland pastor was arrested and charged along with his U.S. Capitol police officer son and son-in-law Wednesday in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of four at-risk teenagers who were enrolled in a housing program run by his church.
Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas, has sparked an outcry among some state science teachers for proposing new draft K-12 science standards that remove the word "evolution" and its explanations which they see as a push to replace the Darwinian theory with the teaching of Intelligent Design.
An Ohio pastor, his wife and daughter who were initially accused of robbing a Sunday school teacher and then fleeing their church minutes before the start of a worship service in February, were all sentenced Monday as it was revealed that the incident was triggered by an affair.
Officials at an Illinois high school who forced their Christian student valedictorian to remove references to Jesus, God and his faith from his speech may soon be facing a lawsuit after First Liberty Institute, one of the nation's top religious liberty law firms, decried the move as a violation of the student's constitutional rights.
Rick Patrick, an Alabama pastor, publisher of SBC Today and executive director of the Connect 316 ministry, has apologized for a Facebook post mocking prominent evangelical supporters of women as the #MeToo movement rises in churches.
Boy Scouts of America and scouting organizations from Mexico and Canada that will be hosting the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia next year will be required to provide condoms for the teenage participants during the "12 days of peace, friendship and adventure" they expect to experience at the event.
Still grappling with the news that one of his most respected parishioner's killed one of his daughters and a daughter-in-law after attending church on Sunday, Pastor Austin Rammell of Venture Church in Dallas, North Carolina, urged government officials to begin treating the nation's mental health more seriously.
Most Americans, including those who believe in God, say their main source of meaning in life comes from their relationships with others such as family and friends instead of religion, according to a new study released by the Institute for Family Studies.
Two American citizens are now considering legal action after they were detained by a Border Patrol agent last Wednesday morning because they were speaking Spanish.
The Rev. Gregory Stevens, a California pastor who has been highly praised for his "ability to relate to people," stepped down from his role at a progressive Baptist Church in the wealthy city of Palo Alto last week after sparking furor over his comments that the city is an "elitist sh** den of hate."
New research shows a widespread departure among Christians from traditional Bible teaching such as Jesus being the only way to salvation and some scholars have blamed the ideological shift in part, on influential divinity schools and charismatic church leaders.
Ten people were left dead Friday morning after a gunman, who is now in police custody, opened fire inside the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.