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.
An Iranian Christian convert convicted of being a member of a “zionist” evangelical group has lost his appeal against two prison sentences he received earlier this year, according to a London-based Iranian human rights watchdog organization.
A multicampus church has filed a complaint in federal court against California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 executive order that it believes effectively bans church members from holding Bible studies and other small group meetings in their homes.
Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Monday that he wants schools in the U.S. to teach more about Islam and claimed that there is an “unconscionable rise in Islamophobia” under the Trump administration.
Prominent evangelical activist and pastor Tony Perkins has pushed back against the claim that Joe Biden is a “more acceptable” presidential candidate for Christians in 2020 than President Donald Trump as the Biden campaign positions itself to appeal to evangelicals.
At least 30 people have reportedly been killed in separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani militants in the Kaduna State of Nigeria in recent days, including over 20 who were killed in an attack on a wedding venue on Sunday.
A Pakistani Christian teenager who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage last year is now pregnant and confined to one room by her abuser, an attorney representing her family has said.
Never Trump Republican groups are spending millions this year in a bid to sway conservative and faith-based voters in battleground states away from voting for Donald Trump in November, with one group running commercial advertisements telling Christians that Trump is “using” them.
Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professors are launching a new archeology program at a liberal arts university in Tennessee and will take their research with them after their degree programs and positions were axed by seminary budget cuts.
Progressive evangelical leader urges Biden to talk to evangelicals about abortion, religious freedom
A longtime progressive evangelical leader who's urged white evangelicals to rethink their vote for President Donald Trump is now calling on 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to do more to appeal to evangelical voters and address their concerns about abortion and religious freedom.
A Nigerian civil society group estimates that 1,202 Christians have been killed in Nigeria in the first six months of 2020 by jihadists, radicalized herdsmen and others as 22 more Christians were reportedly killed in the Kaduna state last weekend.