A historic number of America's youth – 2.5 million children – are homeless according to a report recently released by the National Center on Family Homelessness. These children, the report shows, are victims of a number of variables that contribute to homelessness including single motherhood, racial disparities and low household incomes.
Interview: Christian Psychiatrist on Why Holidays Are Rough for Depressed People; Forgiveness and Mental Health
Depression affects nearly 14.8 million people in the United States. Karl Benzio, founder of the addiction and mental health counseling helpline the Lighthouse Network, said depression and loneliness can be heightened during the holiday season. In this edited interview with the Christian Post, Benzio explains why the holiday season is so challenging for some and why forgiveness is the ultimate secret to health wellness.
A September Lifeway Research survey reveals that nearly a quarter of Americans have received food from a church-run food pantry. Minorities and churchgoers commonly benefit from church pantries, according to the survey.
Reflecting on the growing racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin took to Twitter to call on men to mentor troubled youth.
Franklin Graham Shares Childhood Memories With Pastor Greg Laurie at Operation Christmas Child Dedication Service
Franklin Graham reminisced about his Christmas traditions growing up with evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Graham for parents, and shared how Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes make Christmas equally special for children around the world during an interview with pastor Greg Laurie at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Sunday.
#PrayForFerguson Trends on Twitter After Jurors Decide Not to Indict Darren Wilson and Violence Erupts in the Streets
The hashtag "#PrayForFerguson" was trending nationwide on social networking site Twitter Monday morning as people shared their pleas for peace, love and healing following the Monday announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for fatally shooting an unarmed African-American teen.
Florida Megachurch Pastor Suffers Concussion After Fainting in a Parking Lot at End of Daughter's Wedding
Florida Megachurch Pastor Jay Dennis consulted with doctors Monday after fainting in a parking lot and suffering a concussion following his daughter's wedding on Friday.
Family of Pakistani Christian Couple Burned for Alleged Blasphemy: We Are Being Threatened, Bribed to End Investigation
Family members of the Pakistan Christian couple burned to death say they are being pressured to drop their calls for a criminal case and demand the government to protect them, in a recent press conference.
In a new Tuesday video series promoting Matt Chandler's upcoming book Mingling of the Soul: God's Design for Love, Marriage, Sex and Redemption, the Texas pastor and his wife Lauren told husbands and wives that God's big plan for them is to have children.
The Holy Hip Hop for Hunger Concert & Awards Show, held at South Houston's Legacy Church, collected between 2,000 and 3,000 cans for the Houston Food Bank, while giving out awards to local male and female rap artists, spoken word poets, producers and DJs who praise the name of Jesus.
The Washington National Cathedral will be hosting it first Muslim prayer service Friday in an effort to promote interfaith prayer and improved global relations between Muslims and Christians. The Episcopal church set in Washington, D.C. will alter its visitor tour schedule to host traditional Islamic Friday prayers called Jumu'ah led by South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool.
Millennials gravitate toward classic, quiet church spaces that feel authentic and provide a break from the busyness of a fast-paced, technological world, revealed a study commissioned by church architectural firms.
The Tennessee Baptist Convention elected Memphis pastor Michael Ellis Tuesday to lead the 140-year organization, making him its first African-American leader.
The Southern Baptist Convention's lead ethicist, Russell Moore, has said he doesn't allow the couples he marries to write their own vows because he believes the marriage oath should be more than a proclamation of a couple's love, but also a type of pact by which friends and family will hold them accountable.
Chase Windebank, a senior at Pine Creek High School, is the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by legal ministry Alliance Defending Freedom against his Colorado Springs school for allegedly barring him and other students from meeting together during their free time to pray, sing hymns and discuss various subjects.
While performing in Minneapolis over the weekend, Garth Brooks stopped his performance to recognize a fan with stage 3 breast cancer, and gave her his guitar.
Navy Chaplain Who Fought to Pray In Jesus' Name, Now Newly Elected as Colorado House Rep Described by Left as 'Religious Right Activist'
Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt, the Navy chaplain discharged for praying in Jesus' name while in uniform, is already creating a bit of a stir primarily among liberals as the newly elected Colorado State House representative. Klingenschmitt beat out his Democratic challenger, retired school teacher Lois Fornander with 70 percent of the vote in Colorado's District 15 where he says Republicans make up about 43% all registered voters.
The most popular portion of the Bible is a verse urging readers not to be anxious, according to data released from online book seller Amazon. The online retailer recently released a list of the most popular passages from its most popular books. Amazon's most popular books include The Hunger Games, The Harry Potter Series, Pride and Prejudice, and the Bible. It found that the commonly highlighted portion of the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7.
Abandoned at a young age, Rob Mitchell said growing up in an orphanage made him feel lonely and inferior, but as a Christian he knows that God sees and hears him.
Answering a listener's question, John Piper told followers of his podcast that a bullying pastor is a leader who abuses his authority.
Pregnant Woman Hit By Tow Truck, Wakes From Coma to Give Birth; Unemployed Couple Says 'God Bless' to Donors
A Florida man is celebrating after his pregnant wife woke up from her two-week coma to give birth to their baby girl.
Lifeway Research Survey suggests U.S. church spending may be out of sync with member donations.
Christian rapper Trip Lee's newly released album Rise topped iTunes, surprising fans who thought he traded music-making for church ministry.
David Platt Vows to Continue Preaching Ministry While President of SBC's International Mission Board
Even in his new role as the International Mission Board President for the Southern Baptist Convention, David Platt vowed to continue his preaching ministry by means of a new podcast he launched Monday.
Interview: Award-Winning Gospel Trio 'Virtue' on Reunion, Family Heartaches, and Special Meaning Behind Single 'You Are'
Dove Award-winning, Grammy and Stellar award nominated contemporary gospel group Virtue is back from their almost eight-year hiatus with a new single releasing Nov. 4 entitled "You Are." The single is a preview of a new album due out Spring 2015.