The Rev. Elaine Flake, who leads along with husband the Rev. Floyd Flake the 23,000-member Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, has expressed shock over abortion statistics recently revealed about black women in New York City.
Chris Matthews Accuses Obama Opponents of 'Scorched Earth' Tactic; Predicts Clinton, Rand Paul Will Face Off in 2016
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews claimed Wednesday while sitting on a politics panel at a heavily-attended event in New York City that President Barack Obama's opponents were hell-bent on hindering his progress before he even took the oath of office. The "Hardball" anchor also called the 2016 presidential party tickets for Democrat Hillary Clinton and GOP Senator Rand Paul.
Sarah Jakes, 25, Using Past Missteps to Minister to Millennials, Says They Want 'Real and Authentic,' Not Perfection (Video)
Sarah Jakes, daughter of The Potter's House pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, hit a chord with many when she shared in a series of blog posts about the turmoil she endured as a teen mom and years later over a broken marriage. In her new memoir, "Lost and Found," Jakes goes even deeper into the struggles that she feels ultimately led her back to God and gave her a platform to speak to a generation struggling with faith, the church and their own detours in life.
Liberty University 'Shrugs Off' Concerns Over Openly Gay Choreographer Assisting in Campus Production?
Liberty University, the country's largest private nonprofit university, has issued a statement clarifying its hiring practices after a viral news report revealed that the conservative Christian school's stage company had sought the services of an "open homosexual advocate" for its production of "Mary Poppins."
Liberty University Clarifies 'Partnership' With Benny Hinn Amid Evangelist's Promotion of Bible Institute
"Liberty University is not partnering with Benny Hinn." So reads a statement from the conservative Christian school founded by Jerry Falwell after Hinn, a controversial charismatic televangelist, featured a Liberty University administrator on a recent broadcast promoting his new partnership with a Bible institute owned by the university.
Author Talks 'Unheralded Heroines' of US Christianity, 'Conservative Pushback' Against Women in Leadership
Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era takes an in-depth look at the lasting impact that the ministry and achievements of 24 women have made on U.S. Christianity. These women founded educational institutions, organizations and denominations during the Progressive Era and many of their contributions remain pivotal to American society today.
An appeals court in New York City on Thursday ruled that the Board of Education was abiding by the law in prohibiting the Bronx Household of Faith from using public school facilities for worship services during off-hours.
'Left Behind' Teaser Trailer Reveals Oct. 3 Release; Nicolas Cage Hopes Rapture Remake Will Inspire Discussions, Closeness
"Left Behind," the new rapture-inspired disaster movie starring Nicolas Cage, will be released in theaters Oct. 3 for U.S. audiences, according to a new teaser trailer from the filmmakers.
These women were Methodist, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, and some of them founded their own denominations. They also gave America some of her oldest and most influential ministries, organizations and educational institutions. Yet, their names and contributions to U.S. Christianity are overshadowed by the names and legacies of their male counterparts.
The American Bible Society has put its 12-story NYC headquarters up for sale to "unlock the value of the site" to further the nonprofit's mission, according to its board chairman. The value of the property, located near other prime real estate, was estimated to be at least $300 million.
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz on Justin Bieber: I Love Him, He's a Good Kid and It's Not My Job to Police Him
Carl Lentz, pastor of Hillsong Church in NYC, recently expressed strong support for pop star Justin Bieber, who has attended the Pentecostal megachurch and reportedly sought to get baptized through the ministry.
Brian C. Houston, leader of one of the world's largest Christian churches, is denying allegations that he promotes "Chrislam," a theological blend of Christianity and Islam, after stating in a December 2013 sermon, "Do you know – take it all the way back into the Old Testament and the Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God. Allah to a Muslim, to us Abba Father God."
Nearly 50 percent of Christians believe that prayer alone is powerful enough to treat mental illness, according to a recent study. But while psychologists of faith might agree that prayer certainly helps, one expert insists that spiritual disciplines are only one part of a holistic approach to treating mental illness.
Oprah Winfrey will be touring the U.S. this fall to help "lead people to an empathy space... a gratitude space" in an effort to find their calling and fulfill their greatest potential. Helping Winfrey in the tour hitting cities on both coasts will be influential and controversial Christian author Rob Bell, and other "handpicked thought leaders and pop culture icons."
Mental Health Expert: Christians Should Not Be Surprised That There's Something Wrong With All of Us
Central to a Christian worldview is the belief that humanity exists in a fallen world and that, as a result, everyone is born in sin and susceptible to conditions that affect them physically, mentally, emotionally and in other ways. Yet, Christians are at odds when it comes to mental illness, with some suggesting that such maladies are simply the result of personal sin, lack of faith or spiritual attacks.
Sex, drugs and rock n' roll — or in this case, hip-hop. Those were the topics of a recent discussion that saw actress April L. Hernandez and rappers Andy Mineo and MC Jin join a NYC pastor on a church stage to share how they came to faith in Christ, and maintain their faith as Christian celebrities.
Pastor Raising $300,000 to Transform Neighborhood's Last Strip Club Into a Church Says 'Revival Is Coming to NYC'
A New York City pastor who leads a congregation in a notoriously seedy neighborhood is determined to transform a shuttered strip club into their new church, and believes a recent witnessing opportunity outside the facility was a sign that God would be bringing "revival" to the city.
The pastor of a new church plant that is officially opening its doors this weekend in New York City's Co-op City is praying that those who are farthest from God will be the ones to walk through their doors.
Andy Stanley's 'End Times' Author, Beth Moore's 'Lie,' Rick Warren's Narcissism Fears and Other '#FirstTweets'
To celebrate its 8th birthday this year, Twitter has launched a feature that allows users on the social network to revisit their first-ever tweet. The Christian Post took a look at how some well-known Christian figures, like Andy Stanley, Beth Moore and Rick Warren started out on Twitter.
Tye Tribbett, award-winning gospel recording artist, shared recently that although he agrees that homosexuality may be "natural," he does not believe it is "God's best for our lifestyle, according to the Bible."
Le'Andria Johnson, award-winning singer, groundbreaking "Sunday Best" champ and Christian minister, has prompted confusion among some of her supporters after she shared photos of a revealing dress she wore to the 2014 BET Celebration of Gospel held over the weekend at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Insisting that he does not "usually do this," actor and outspoken Christian Stephen Baldwin posted a message online Tuesday that he says the Holy Spirit revealed to him while watching pop star Rihanna's emotional and gritty "What Now" music video.
Are Churches to Blame for Christian Women Turning to Pornographic Books Like 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'
The authors of "Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman's Heart," meant to serve as a corrective to the wildly popular "Fifty Shades" series, believe one reason erotica has found a home among Christian women is because they are simply starved for Bible-based teaching and open dialogue on sexuality in their communities of faith.
Christian New York Times Editor Dispels Perception of Paper's Bias Against Evangelicals as 'Misguided'
A New York Times reporter-turned-editor recently shared his experience in working for over 10 years in various capacities for the liberal-leaning publication, and insisted that the "paper of record" is not intentionally biased against Christians, as some conservatives might believe.
Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Reportedly 'on Edge of Death;' Christians Call for Grace, Wish Him Peace
Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr., who founded the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., nearly 60 years ago, was reportedly on the "edge of death," according to his two sons.