From all the books and commentaries I have used, though, if I were asked of a list of books followers of Jesus should read now to help them understand the Bible better, it would be these two: Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes, by Richards and O'Brien, and Fixing Abraham, by Chris Tiegreen.
This is the macro view of the 2014 election, which matters a lot; in the event of a wave, smaller-bore factors - like the candidates running and the campaigns themselves - can be overwhelmed. But the candidates and campaigns remain important: Just look at the Todd Akins and Richard Mourdock's of the world.
Victory Outreach International, a ministry organization with churches worldwide, is committed to community outreach programs throughout several cities including Oakland, Calif. where sex workers have made parts of the city a prostitution hub.
A former Pennsylvania youth pastor, classroom assistant and basketball coach has been arrested on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy that he met at church.
While holidays provide times to thank God, and celebrate Christ's birth, so often we get caught up in the familiar patterns we've always followed. Turkeys, trees, trimmings. Cookies, cakes and gaining weight. That's all ok. But I think many men just show up, instead of getting involved and taking the lead.
Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place, even as the Western "mainstream"—little acquainted with true history or reality—dismisses it as an aberration. Asia News has the details: Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula.
Christian leaders have expressed their sentiments of remembrance and sorrow at the news of the death of South African human rights activist and racial pioneer Nelson Mandela.
We all want the church to be strong, but false doctrine, apathy, and a lack of discipline work together to diminish the local congregation's influence in the community and beyond. Paul reveals three ways to strengthen the church.
Tourism officials in Northern Ireland announced HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" may do more than mesmerize viewers with adult themes and political intrigue – they're planning on using it to draw visitors.
YouVersion's newest creation, The Bible App for Kids, has already been downloaded more than a million times since it was made available less than a week after its release on Thanksgiving Day. The app was developed in collaboration with the international ministry OneHope.
"Obamacare" is here to stay, liberal journalists and President Barack Obama recently argued in what may be a coordinated effort. They are only partly correct.
The Christmas season is once again upon us and with it overwhelming encouragement from Madison Avenue to spend what we have not earned to buy what we cannot afford. The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday (indicating the point at which retailers are in the black – or at least hope to be), signaled the start of the "holiday shopping season." That very phrase reveals the commercialized emphasis that has come to define Christmas for many Americans. If that wasn't enough, we now have "Small Business Saturday" and "Cyber Monday," the latest allurements to the altar of consumerism.
The new film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" teaches important lessons, but it fails to capture the main character's deeper motivations and show how the Christian faith condemns the evils of apartheid, Christian reviewers said. Nelson Mandela, the South African civil rights leader, passed away Thursday at the age of 95.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South African activist and president, has died at the age of 95 surrounded by his family at his home in the African nation he helped deliver from hundreds of years of racial segregation.
A UK Christian woman who left her job after her employers pressured her to work Sundays lost her legal appeal on Thursday.
An elementary school counselor is teaching her students to be careful in what they post on the Internet by sending her own picture viral.
South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday that revered former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. He was 95.
An evangelical financial organization has released on Wednesday the findings of its fourth annual "State of Giving" report, which notes that giving to member groups has increased over the past two years.
A slick-talking fraud posing as a faith healer allegedly convinced two South Florida women that they were possessed by evil spirits, and their money was cursed with a spirit of poverty and only he could cleanse them and their money of the evil.