Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma says that many people in America today are "afraid of faith" and that too many American Christians today treat their faith like a weekend "hobby."
Pastor Jamal Bryant says the Facebook owned photo-sharing application Instagram deleted a post he shared last week calling on his supporters to boycott Swedish clothing retail giant H&M over racist advertising and chided him for not "promoting harmony."
An Eritrean Christian has opened up about the 13 years of suffering he underwent for his faith in prison, including being punished for months at a time in a confined cell where he could not even stretch his limbs. Despite the suffering, he refused time and time again to renounce his faith.
As the United States celebrated National Religious Freedom Day Tuesday, former Congressman Frank Wolf, the original author of the International Religious Freedom Act, offered a very pessimistic view about the future of religious freedom in America and around the globe. And he believes the Church has done very little to help.
Popular conservative Christian blogger and homeschool mother Elizabeth Johnston, also known as the "Activist Mommy," is crying foul after Facebook claimed that a Facebook group that threatened to burn her alive didn't violate its community standards.
The concept of the separation of church and state in America should not be used as a weapon to silence faith and have it hidden from public discourse, warned religious freedom advocates Russell Moore, a Southern Baptist ethicist, and James Lankford, a U.S. Senator from Oklahoma.
A socially conservative family group is warning parents that leading children's publishing company Scholastic is "not safe for your child" and is calling on supporters to pressure the corporation to stop producing materials that promote homosexuality and transgender identity.
Teaching Pastor Andy Savage of Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tennessee, says he offered to resign from his post when he publicly confessed a week ago to his congregation that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old while he was her youth pastor in Texas 20 years ago.
The recent Hawaii missile scare should serve as a reminder to Christians everywhere that death might be just around the corner, said megachurch pastor Greg Laurie, who noted that the Bible offers two options for where people can end up, namely Heaven or Hell.
A widely referenced quote often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi was likely never spoken by the famous Medieval saint, according to Catholic scholars.
While most churches are using Facebook to interact with the congregation and to reach outsiders, only few are comfortable using Twitter, according to a new study by LifeWay Research, which also found that small churches do not allow online giving through their website.
"Mambo No. 5" singer Lou Bega sold millions of albums world-wide in the late '90s singing about the many women he was involved with but now an upcoming film will show that he's changed his life around and is living for Jesus.
Micah Tyler makes music to encourage others in Christ, but the Christian pop star has had to dig deep to overcome some of his own recent struggles.
Christian actor Kevin Sorbo has been barred from making an appearance at a Comicon later this year for the simple reason that he is friends with conservatives like Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Edwin Hawkins, the multi-time Grammy Award-winning Gospel music mind behind such famous songs as "Oh, Happy Day," has died. He was 74 years old.
Cody McCarver says he once lost his faith but was able to reconnect with God after his father became a believer before he died in prison.
If churches and other Christian groups in Canada want to receive government grants for student summer jobs, support for abortion must be part of their "core mandate," according to a Canadian government official.
Hate speech charges against two street preachers in the U.K. were recently dropped, following an incident in December when the men challenged an atheist's worldview and referred to the Bible when asked about homosexuality.
Evangelicals in Bolivia are "deeply worried" about the country's new Penal Code, which they say could ban evangelism, and sentence so-called guilty parties with up to 12 years in prison.
An Indian pastor says he was attacked by Hindu extremists who dragged him out onto the streets, beat him, and threatened to kill him unless he renounced Jesus Christ for a Hindu monkey deity.
Great Britain's National Health Service is offering breast exams and cervical smear tests for men who identify as women despite not having a cervix, according to a new public health guidebook on transgender and nonbinary persons.
Three masked gunmen reportedly shot dead a Coptic Christian man in the latest attack on believers in Egypt's North Sinai. No group has claimed responsibility yet.
There is a massive cultural divide today between Americans who see Christianity as foundational to our past and essential for our future, and Americans who see Christianity as irrelevant, if not dangerous.
Planned Parenthood's recently released annual report exposes the organization for what it truly is.
Maybe we can't stop the world around us from being worldly, but we can certainly step higher ourselves. Our calling is not to join in the ever-encroaching darkness. It's to shine brightly like lights.
Too many congregations are wasting precious time, money, and energy doing too much. In fact, the churches are so complex that they have ceased to do ministry effectively.
My friend Roland Warren, CEO of Care Net said it best—that the premarital sex was the sin, not the baby.
No one has ever said, "I really regret those phone free years with my kids. We could have really used that smartphone in our child's life a lot sooner."
The problem isn't so much the concept of dating with purpose; the problem is this has created a tendency to hold people of the opposite sex at arm's length.
Every season of reformation and every hour of spiritual awakening has been ushered in by a recovery of biblical preaching.
No manner of skimping or quick start shortcuts can be used to replace solid planning. Time is needed to do it right!
Since the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. opened, news outlets have been having a cow of biblical proportions.
We can no longer bury our head in the sand and ignore the reality of Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic trafficking terrorists.
When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back President Barack Obama's "net neutrality" policy, Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters, "It's not going to kill democracy."
Hopefully, at some point, the power of God's love will overwhelm you to the point that you would never settle for God merely liking you! Strive for more. Don't settle, until you settle in the depths of the Father's love for you.
While discussing religion with Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show," Ricky Gervais described himself as an "agnostic atheist." Gervais said, "No one knows if there's a God, so technically, everyone's agnostic. We don't know. An agnostic atheist is someone who doesn't know if there's a God or not, as no one does."
It's hard to believe there ever was a time in our country when the racist subjugation of one group of people was not considered a grave injustice. Such evil was never because of Christianity but in spite of it. This same error today, I believe, is being made with respect to abortion.
Today we mark the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. His extraordinary importance to America and the world calls us to set aside all other news as we remember his historic life and legacy.
I don't know why this is so difficult. When the president does the right thing, we commend him and encourage him. When he does the wrong thing, with full respect for his office, we express our differences. Is this really so hard?
There is no escaping the realities of life . . . and death, even in a place as beautiful as Hawaii. One day, it will not be a false alarm. Be ready for whatever emergency comes your way. There is no more important thing.
Sadly, too many Trump haters in the media, Hollywood and in politics have not yet accepted the fact that their candidate lost in the 2016 election and that Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.
On August 28, 1963, the great reformer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech from the hallowed steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The language of hope fills the most recent edition to the "Star Wars" saga.
We are here to wade into our mess until that moment, that graceful moment, when we've waded far enough to finally catch a glimpse of what lies on the other side: our true self.
Launched in the beginning of January, "Equity Forward" identifies itself on its online "About Us" page as, a project aiming, "to ensure transparency and accountability among anti-reproductive health groups and individuals who are actively working to deny women access to services."
The term "culture" is a concept that has developed in the last few hundred years as a way to explain different behaviors between groups of people.
Today St. Andrew's is the seat of the Episcopal bishop of Hawaii, but it actually dates to late 1860s when Hawaii's monarchs, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, were closely aligned with the British under Queen Victoria.
A tipping point is the critical juncture in evolving developments that leads to a new and, often, irreversible state. We call that new state "the new normal."
"God has always had a people, men that could not be bought and women who were beyond purchase."
It's a tough world in which to be a woman (and please don't say it's not).
Many evangelicals now see that the term "evangelical" is not a reflection of them. A world out of whack is a hard place to live.
If you insist on branding me "Dangerous Dr. Brown," then I will wear the insult with honor, remembering that Paul's accusers called him a plague, an agitator, and a troublemaker (see Acts 24:5).
There has been a massive breakdown in institutional trust in recent decades.