Pop singer Justin Bieber's arrest in Miami Beach for allegedly drag racing while intoxicated has prompted some Christians on Twitter to suggest that the Canadian singer's pastor, Judah Smith, and close friend Carl Lentz of Hillsong NYC may need to get involved. Meanwhile, the teen's fans of faith are using the hashtag #PrayforJustin to rally support for the 19-year-old star.
Amazon Targets Christian Readers With New Faith-Based Imprint; Debuts Books From Popular 'Waiting on God' and 'Rest of God' Authors
Amazon Publishing has announced the launch of a new Christian imprint called Waterfall Press that will focus on getting faith-based romance and mystery titles, along with inspirational works, into the hands of Christian consumers. Leading the pack of new titles on the way are works from popular inspirational authors Cherie Hill and Mark Buchanan.
A Florida jury has ordered the Florida Baptist Convention to pay $12.5 million to a man who was sexually abused by a Southern Baptist church planter as a boy, but the attorney representing the religious group insists the judgement will be overturned once he files an appeal.
American pastor and missionary Thomas (Tom) Randall has been imprisoned in Manila, Philippines on allegations that an orphanage he and his wife founded in the country has been operating as a front for human trafficking and that dozens of poor children living at the facility had been suffering sexual abuse for years.
Okla. Dad Who Beat Youth Pastor With Brass Knuckles for Texts, Late-Night Visit to Teen Daughter Says He's Justified
Instead of going to the police, an Oklahoma father decided to take matters into his own hands when his 16-year-old daughter showed him suggestive text messages her youth pastor, eight years her senior, had been sending her. The father, now in jail, insists he was trying to protect his daughter when he physically attacked the man, who later needed brain surgery.
Ranked No. 1 on watchdog Open Doors' World Watch List for 12 consecutive years as the worst persecutor of Christians on the globe, North Korea is estimated to have imprisoned between 50,000 and 70,000 Christians for failing to revere their "Dear Leader," the title initiated by previous dictator Kim Jong-il and adopted by his successor and son Kim Jong-un, as a god.
American Bible Society Names Ex-Wycliffe CEO as New President Months After Fallout Over Dismissal of Doug Birdsall
The American Bible Society has named a new president and CEO, months after an apparent fallout among Pastor Timothy Keller and other evangelical Christians over the dismissal of the NYC-based nonprofit's previous president, Doug Birdsall.
Tony Campolo Declares 'Mission Accomplished' as He Prepares to Shutter Evangelical Organization After 40 Years
Tony Campolo, conservative Christian preacher and influential social activist, has announced his intent to retire from the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE) in June after nearly 40 years of impacting the lives of at-risk youth in the U.S. and abroad.
Evangelist Benny Hinn has cancelled his trip to Bangalore, India where he was to participate in a prayer conference this week. The cancellation, reportedly due to a "visa problem," comes amid protests among Hindu groups who were concerned about Hinn converting their countrymen to Christianity.
Ordination of Atlanta Teen Called to Preach at Age 5 Sparks Debate About 'Needing a Degree to Preach God's Word'
Jared Sawyer Jr., a 16-year-old from Atlanta, Ga., who has been preaching for more than half of his life, was ordained as an associate minister at his Baptist church over the weekend and among supporters on Facebook offering him praise were others concerned about his lack of formal theological training.