The megachurch movement in the United States is not dying or slowing down, according to a recent end-of-year report that shows a growing number of attendance, averaging 2,000 people in 46 states.
Prince Charles spoke out against the persecution of Middle Eastern Christians earlier this week, calling on the world to no longer "ignore the fact that they are, increasingly, being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants."
A separate issue is the way in which Phil described his theological beliefs when asked about "sin." Many of us would have framed it differently, and worded it differently. But the general message Phil seemed to want to get across is that the Bible does indeed present a path of righteousness which leads to heaven, and a path of deliberate sinfulness which prevents a person from "inheriting the kingdom of God."
As we wrap up our publishing schedule for 2013, we looked into the Crystal Ball to offer some predictions for next year. While the picture is still a little hazy for the 2014 midterms, we've got some other prognostications related to the political year to come and some hints about what you should expect.
A civil court has found a California church financially liable for over $100,000 after the church recommended an employee for a daycare job where he molested children, after he had been let go by the church three previous times for inappropriate behavior with youth.
United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has joined the list of people calling for the Washington Redskins to change their team name.
Phil Robertson, patriarch of the popular A&E hit series "Duck Dynasty" who was recently suspended indefinitely from the show for call homosexuality a sin, was busy praying for a cancer-stricken young woman at his longtime church in Louisiana when the controversy erupted Wednesday.
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz has made it clear that he will not take a public stance on social issues like homosexuality because, as he said during media appearances this week, that is not the example Jesus Christ models in the Bible.
A constitutional lawyer who was a featured speaker at an event held by the Family Research Council has stated that he is "fairly optimistic" the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Mt. Soledad cross case.
A small team of employees surprised patients and doctors for a holiday miracle.
A kindergartner's parents came to support her even though they cannot hear the concert themselves. What's a girl to do?
What difference does it make who Jesus is? Why should we take Him seriously? The way we answer these questions will deeply impact our belief system, mold our character, and influence our lifestyle. They will also determine where we spend eternity.
Famed fashion photographer, Michael Belk, used to shoot designer ad campaigns that appeared in high-end magazines including Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair among others, but after much soul searching, he began to use his talent to focus on faith-based photography instead. Now, Belk is gearing up to shoot a second installment of images that feature Jesus living in modern times as an extension to his 2009 project, "Journey with the Messiah."
Randall Collins, a sociologist and author of Discovery of Society, tells us that culture is defined by the adoption of values and beliefs in 7 spheres of culture, but four of these have the greatest influence: military, economic, political and cultural. Arts and entertainment, media and education are the most influential in defining the values and beliefs people adopt in their life.
"Talking Taboo" features the stories of 40 Christian women from a variety of ethnic and theological backgrounds discussing issues like gender roles, divorce, female ordination, sexuality, and leadership.
CNN hosts Brook Baldwin, Piers Morgan and Anderson Cooper were stoking the fires on their respective shows Thursday night, amid accusations by the NAACP that "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson isn't only anti-gay, but that he must also be a racist.
A Facebook group demanding that A&E reinstate "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has become more popular than A&E's official Facebook page.