Samuel Smith serves as Deputy Managing Editor for The Christian Post. He began working for CP in 2014 as a staff reporter. Before joining CP, Smith covered Maryland state politics as well as college and high school athletics for various news outlets. He graduated with a journalism degree from Towson University.
His areas of interest include human rights, politics and sports. Smith also serves on the international missions team of his local church. He lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with his family.
The Democratic congressman who opened up the 117th Congress with a prayer that ended in “amen and awoman” has since said that awoman was meant to be a “light-hearted pun” rather than an ecclesiastical statement.
The head of the World Food Program believes that 2021 could see “famines of biblical proportions” as the economic struggles of COVID-19 may hamper global responses to food shortages caused by military conflicts, the rise of Islamic extremism and locust infestations.
The leader of the far-right group Proud Boys was arrested by police in Washington on Monday for participating in the burning of a church’s Black Lives Matter banner.
A 29-year-old youth pastor drowned in Lake Michigan on Sunday night after he and two others were swept off a pier at Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon. Failed rescue attempts led to injuries of several firefighters who were also swept off a pier.
An Iranian Christian convert, who is serving a six-year prison sentence, has received 80 lashes for drinking communion wine. He is the second convert to receive such a punishment in just over a month.
A professor at Virginia Wesleyan University has resigned after he argued on social media that people who voted for Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election are “anti-Christian” and “anti-American.”
The rise of violent extremist groups throughout Africa, as well as the constant attacks against Christian communities in the continent’s most populated country, has religious leaders fearful that “the next jihad” is underway as world leaders seem to be rushing to address the problem.
Thousands of Armenians have called on Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian resign after he agreed to what many believe to be a ceasefire agreement with Azerbaijan that is highly unfavorable to the Armenian side.
Gospel for Asia has responded after the Indian government accused its partner ministry, Believers Eastern Church, and leader Bishop K.P. Yohannan of “siphoning out” tax-exempted funds for “personal and other illegal expenses.”
Texas megachurch pastor and prominent Trump supporter Robert Jeffress has refuted reports suggesting that he declared former Vice President Joe Biden the president-elect.