Apologist and former atheist Lee Strobel, who launched a series of books that began with "The Case for Christ" published more than a decade ago, recently released an answer book to frequently asked questions about Christianity.
While supporters of traditional marriage are often presented as driven by emotion and religiosity and supporters of same-sex marriage are often presented as voices of rationality and reason, the reality is quite different. Traditional marriage supporters have presented a view, complete with foundational principles, for state recognition of conjugal marriage while same-sex marriage supporters have failed to answer two questions that are central to the issue.
Dove Award-nominated artist Joseph Habedank is on a mission to take on the "epidemic" of prescription drug addiction in the church with his personal testimony and his new album, "Welcome Home". Habedank is an award-winning singer and songwriter who performed alongside American Idol Season 9's "singing cop" Bryan Walker in the gospel group The Perrys. He is also a recovering prescription drug addict.
Two college sweethearts, who learned the meaning of unconditional love after one of them suffered a brain injury, which left him subsequently mentally and physically disabled, are set to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary this week in conjunction with the release of their book, Eight Twenty Eight, which chronicles the journey of their special marriage.
The American Bible Society's' stated mission is to engage people "with the life-changing message of God's Word," and the 200-year-old Christian nonprofit appears to be pulling out all the stops to stick to that mission. Its latest form of outreach is a new interactive "immersive experience" — a 3D game, dubbed "Dive In" that is supposed to turn players' minds to the condition of their heart.
If you have been given a particular calling and ministry from the Lord, I hope it burns within your soul and provides you with much passion for service everyday. That tends to be the way it plays out for a Spirit-led and Spirit-filled believer who is called and gifted to serve in God's kingdom. But there are plenty of obstacles along the way, as I am sure you have probably already discovered.
Our last day in Israel was both inspiring and eventful. We went to the Upper Room and had lunch in the Central City Market, and did some taping for CBN and the Trinity Broadcasting Networks, both of which have studios that have a spectacular view of Jerusalem. We then traveled to Tel Aviv and received an "off the record" briefing on the development of the Iron-Dome technology which has allowed the Israelis to shoot down over 90% of the more than 1200 rockets that have been fired at them by Hamas in the last six weeks.
Most of you have heard the dire information and statistics about congregations in North America. Indeed, I have been among the purveyors of the negative news. For sure, the overall picture is gloomy. There is no hiding from that reality. But I remain an obnoxious optimist about churches across our nation. And one of the primary reasons I do so is some ongoing research and observations about churches that have truly been revitalized.
Evangelist Jay Lowder struggled with suicidal tendencies while in his twenties that led him to put a gun to his head, finger hooked into the trigger. He would not be alive today had his roommate not unexpectedly walked through the door. Today, the leader of a Christian outreach ministry offers hope to those dealing with suicidal thoughts.
Lecrae, outspoken Christian and award-winning recording artist, has taken to his social networks to speak out on the frustration he feels in light of responses to the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The rapper also has received pushback for suggesting that hip-hop artists lose credibility by rapping about "lawlessness" and then demanding "equality and justice."
As the eyes of the nation and the world continue to focus on the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson, where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, Christians continue engaging the many issues raised by the controversial case in attempts to bring clarification, understanding and open dialogue.
What motivates your longing for Christ's return? Is it a healthy and discerning enthusiasm for Christ's glory to be revealed, or simply a desire for easy resolutions to the numerous problems plaguing humanity? While the latter may seem God honoring it actually contains a pessimism that is self-fulfilling rather than preordained.
Judges who have been overturning marriage laws are misreading the U.S. Supreme Court rulings and ignoring counterarguments in order to promote their own ideological agenda, Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, told The Christian Post in a video phone interview.
The slaughter of Christians taking place today is like a "living history" for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-California. Her parents and grandparents fled the Middle East because they were being persecuted for their Christian faith, she explained to The Christian Post in a videophone interview.
The United States' ambassador to the United Nations accused Russia of "manipulating" and "lying" about its role in Ukraine, as U.N. Security Council members met for the 24th time on Thursday to discuss the apparent Russian invasion into Ukraine. The Russian ambassador retaliated by telling America to stay out of other country's affairs.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of his state on Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Education, claiming that it has illegally used the promise of grant money and other federal regulations forcing states to adopt the controversial Common Core state standards.
The Home School Legal Defense Association criticized the patriarchy movement among some Christian and homeschool leaders as unbiblical and harmful, and apologized for not speaking up sooner about the issue.
It's been almost 35 years since that fateful day on Dec. 8, 1980 ,when Mark David Chapman fired shots that echoed around the globe as they killed one of the world's most beloved singer-songwriters in ex-Beatle, John Lennon. But in Chapman's eighth parole board hearing this Wednesday, he told the New York state parole board that although he took Lennon's life in search of self-fame and notoriety, his life is no longer controlled by selfish demons and is now solely focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. Despite that claim, Chapman was again denied parole.
Investigative journalist and GotNews.com founder Charles C. Johnson alleged in a lawsuit filed in the St. Louis County Circuit Court last Thursday that 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was recently shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, was charged with murder as a juvenile and is now trying to force the court to release his juvenile records.
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini who is serving eight years in Iran's most dangerous prison for his Christian faith, says she did not realize how selfish she was until her husband was jailed in 2012.
Nine current pastors at Mars Hill Church, the Seattle-based ministry led by Mark Driscoll, have written a letter to their fellow elders expressing their concerns and listing critical points of information regarding the "abusive and coercive" culture long fostered by their besieged senior pastor.
The Southern Baptist Convention, hoping for both a dramatic and unifying agent for change, announced Wednesday the election of 36-year-old pastor and Radical ministry founder David Platt as president of its International Mission Board.
An Alabama megachurch recently held an open house to showcase their $26 million multipurpose complex complete with a 12-lane bowling center, wedding venue, fitness center, and cafe.
Fierce battles over whether classic hymns or contemporary tunes should be the linchpins of Christian worship may have subsided, but the arena is still messy, according to worship pastor and recording artist Lincoln Brewster. Some Christians are more excited about turning up for a concert than they are about getting to worship on time, he says from experience. Others have placed facilitating genuine God-connections on the back burner for the sake of being "cool."
People like the idea of marriage without realizing that it is not about what a person can take from it but rather what they can give, says Steven Furtick, lead pastor of Elevation Church.
Megachurch pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel church partnered with the Los Angeles-based Dream Center to launch a transitional home for individuals between the ages of 18 to 23 earlier this week, where many will have a second chance to improve their lives.
Tedashii recently opened up about finding strength and redemption in the Bible after the tragic death of his son.
In light of blockbuster films such as "Noah" and the upcoming "Exodus," many Christians are wondering what is causing the upsurge in Hollywood films featuring Biblical content today.
Phil Robertson and other stars from "Duck Dynasty" recently signed on to help raise funds for a Jewish Ministry this fall.
A Rochester, New York, rapper runs the street ministry M.O.G. (Men of God) where he mentors drug kingpins and has the full support from the city's mayor based on his contributions to the area.
Sadie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" is joining the newest season of "Dancing with the Stars" this year, according to a report on Wednesday.
A Ukrainian military official said that Russia is carrying out a "full-scale invasion" in Ukraine and is sending tanks to aid the pro-Russian rebels who have attacked and captured several Ukrainian cities. President Petro Poroshenko has in response cancelled a planned trip to Turkey, citing "Russian troop deployments" in the east of the country for changing his schedule.
Terror group ISIS has demanded a $6.6 million ransom for the release of a 26-year-old American woman it captured over a year ago while she was doing humanitarian relief work in Syria.
A Catholic priest described his shock at the conditions Iraqi Christian refugees face, saying that they were left helpless and angry at government soldiers who abandoned them to ISIS extremists after the militants began their attacks.
She almost died twice and never learned to read or write until she left the Amazon forest as a teenager, now at 56, Marina Silva, a devout evangelical Christian, is primed to become Brazil's first black president.
All schools in Nigeria have been shut down until October as health authorities continue battling the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus in history.
The British ambassador to the United States has revealed that officials "are close" to identifying the Islamic militant with a strong English accent responsible for the beheading of American journalist James Foley last week.
As excitement mounts for the unveiling of the newest iPhone device from Apple, skepticism is also rising with fear that the price for the device could skyrocket.
With Apple's all but confirmed iPhone event just 3 weeks away (Sept. 9th) leaks of the possible design and hardware have ramped up exponentially. Retailer Feld and Volk have released photos that show the alleged iPhone 6's front panel and rear shell fully assembled.
Google is expected to release a 8.9-inch HTC tablet instead of the Nexus 10 2 and now it seems that the tablet manufacturer might have even more devices on the way.