A court in southern India has charged a 66-year-old man and 16 others with the repeated gang-rape of an 11-year-old deaf girl over a period of seven months.
A Planet Fitness gym in Florida has revoked a woman's membership after she voiced discomfort with a man, who claimed to be a transgender woman, being in the locker room while she was changing clothes, according to a complaint.
A Roman Catholic canon lawyer, who's also a consecrated virgin, is disputing news headlines claiming that new Vatican guidelines on consecrated virgins, also known as "brides of Christ," will now allow women who are not virgins to join the order.
A federal judge has thrown out a legal challenge filed against the Trump administration by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups challenging proposed changes to Title X grant funding for low-income family planning programs that critics say prioritize faith-based groups and organizations that promote sexual abstinence.
A former South Carolina Baptist Convention leader, who recently resigned and has been arrested over sex abuse allegations, was given a job as an executive pastor by a Baptist church just two months after resigning from the International Mission Board over an investigation into the claims, a Texas newspaper has found.
Planned Parenthood of New York City has launched a new video campaign titled "Protect Our Freedom to F***," filled with expletives and asking for donations, which some pro-life activists say "shows its class."
Amid concerns that the office of priesthood attracts narcissists, the Church of England wants all trainee priests to go through personality tests before their induction.
The Episcopal Church's General Convention, led by Bishop Michael Curry, passed a resolution last Friday that expanded the right for gay couples to marry in all dioceses even where local bishops theologically object to same-sex marriage.
Pastor Chris Conlee had an emotional final Sunday at Highpoint Church, just days after he announced his resignation from the church he founded following the sex abuse scandal of former teaching pastor Andy Savage.
Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, described in an end times message on Sunday what the antichrist will be like when he comes on earth.
A survivor of the Orlando Pulse nightclub mass shooting is recounting the trauma of that night and how God used it to bring about his repentance and why he now says he is no longer gay.
Former NFL quarterback-turned-Minor League Baseball player Tim Tebow has confirmed that he's dating 2017 Miss Universe winner, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
The streaming giant Netflix is developing a controversial a multi-lingual television series, "American Jesus," an adaptation of a comic book by Mark Millar that follows a 12-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's Jesus reborn, according to reports.
Katy Perry revealed that her mom has been praying for her to "come back to God" her entire pop star life after her transition out of the Christian music industry. Though the singer said she never left God, she is now focused more on "spirituality."
Music and film producer Mark Joseph expressed worries about attempts to keep Christians out of the secular music arena.
Isaiah Thomas expresses gratitude to God after landing a new contract with the Denver Nuggets.
In the aftermath of being traded to the Atlanta Hawks, Jeremy Lin shares a Bible verse with his fans.
A British magistrate who was denied re-employment at two jobs over his belief that adopted children are better off with heterosexual couples instead of same-sex couples, has been granted the right to appeal an earlier employment tribunal ruling against him.
Archaeologists have found the charred remains of bread crumbs in Jordan's Black Desert that are believed to be the oldest evidence of bread ever discovered.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, along with some U.K. politicians, has urged the British government to help protect Christians who are being increasingly persecuted and killed in Nigeria. The Anglican leader also suggested that climate change is exacerbating violence there.
Thousands of Christians formed a 12-mile long human chain in India's Jharkhand state following church services on Sunday to protest what they say is state-sponsored harassment against the Christian community, according to a report.
Ontario will teach public school students certain elements of the controversial sex-ed curriculum despite their newly elected premier's intention to scrap it and return to the one used 20 years ago.
Is it worth debating people if you can't change their mind? Is a conversation only worthwhile if your interlocutor has an open mind?
Human beings long for spiritual transcendence. And in an effort to achieve this lofty goal, multitudes of people choose to engage in various religious practices.
As a marriage life coach, I've never met one couple where porn has helped the relationship. Only hurt. Here's why (and how):
Terrorist attacks by Iranian operatives and their proxies date back to the 1980s and 1990s. Tehran's behavior has not changed in any meaningful way over the years.
As a blonde female, and as a pastor, this isn't the first time someone has called me stupid. Sadly, it comes with the territory. And while the Bible may say turn the other cheek, it does not say allow bullies to treat you like a punching bag.
There's something about a ministry that is advancing God's kingdom that brings out the Debbie downers and the negatives Neds in droves.
So, how will these 300,000 churches in need of revitalization be impacted by the wave that is coming? Let's look at three major categories.
As Americans debate the propriety of good relations with a dangerous Russian regime, Israelis see Moscow as the key to putting Iran in its place.
What do present-day Hollywood sex scandals have to do with a 50-year-old papal encyclical? In Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI clearly recognized that the gift of sex, by its nature, can easily devolve into self-interested mutual use, or even unilateral imposition, if it is not ordered to a good held in common: in particular, children.
How would I describe to a single individual the path to personal revival?
John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color," is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His dissatisfaction with Kavanaugh's nomination seems to be proffered in such a way as to suggest that black Christians are, or should be, primarily, if not solely, concerned about matters that subjectively fall under the ever-expanding and ambiguous banner of "social justice."
Some were more offended by the image of a noose than the fact that those made in the image of God have been slaughtered by the millions. Not only is an image of a noose appropriate when talking about the millions killed by Planned Parenthood, but a swastika would be, too.
From accusations of "treason" to blunt assessments that, "The President of the United States made a fool of himself in his meeting in Helsinki on Monday with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin," the majority consensus is that Putin won and Trump lost.
When religious leaders—in this case, the pope himself—offer nothing but bromides instead of practical ideas that can work, many of the faithful tune out or just check out altogether.
During the last session of the North Carolina General Assembly, proposed alcohol legislation would have lowered the criteria for Movie Theaters to obtain a mixed beverage permit. Some theaters already sell beer and wine, but this would have authorized them to have bars.
A pro-choice doctor just made a case for not aborting children with Down syndrome. But his case needs to be better.
He's back on the field, and as always, Christian sports star Tim Tebow knows what's truly important.
While the globe was fixated on Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow between France and Croatia, the world's largest annual sporting event is taking place more than 1,600 miles to the west.
Shame has been dying for many years now – a slow and painful death.
About three years ago, I wrote an article titled 9 Unbiblical Statements That Christians Believe, and it really struck a nerve with people. Sadly, the list doesn't stop with just nine of these unbiblical statements. There are many of them that are cultural teachings and spiritual sounding clichés that have snuck into the Church, got baptized, and then joined the ranks of our jargon.
This month has seen some huge judicial victories for God's people here in America. Yet I sometimes wonder: have we forgotten the victory that must precede all the others? I fear that we often do forget.
My heart sank. With great sadness I said what was on my heart to say. "Pastor, please tell your people that this deeply grieves the Spirit of God. That no man or woman should ever expect God to fit into their schedule."
What would be your reaction to me saying that the Church is being defiled? I mean, given all that is happening with what many have come to acknowledge as an ill-advised relationship between particular segments of the Church and politics, and the moral and ethical compromise born of that relationship, wouldn't you say so? Or would you say that I am overreacting?
In his new book Disarming the Church, biblical scholar Eric Seibert defends the second view: to follow the Prince of Peace, he insists, requires a radical and categorical rejection of violence.