Bishop T.D. Jakes celebrated his 35th anniversary of ministry Friday with surprise tributes from Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Pastor Paula White and Chaka Khan at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. Celebrities and Christian leaders honored the black minister as a "spiritual leader" and "prophetic voice."
The Orange County, Calif., megachurch known as the Crystal Cathedral has been given a new name by its Catholic owners. Bishop Tod Brown announced the cathedral's new name, Christ Cathedral, on Saturday during an Ordination Mass of four new Catholic priests at the St. Columban Catholic Church in Garden Grove.
Hundreds gathered in New York City's Financial District on Friday to attend the Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally, held in protest of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
A wildfire that started in northern Colorado at around dawn on Saturday reached 8,000 acres, about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, and was moving towards homes and Poudre Canyon, forcing dozens of evacuations, by late evening.
After years of viewing the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community as the "worst of what sin had to offer," Tim Kurek wanted to find out what it was like on the other side. So he decided to wear the label "gay" for a year and is now recounting his journey in a book.
Contrary to the recent recommendation by a Southern Baptist Convention task force that the denomination introduce an "informal" optional title – "Great Commission Baptists" – more than half of SBC pastors say they would not like to use the tagline.
The Crystal Cathedral Ministries congregation will be moving to a new location next summer, it was announced on Thursday, with the ministry's leader calling the move a "significant step" in their revival.
Dawn Loggins was abandoned by her drug-abusing parents and left homeless at age 15, and had no choice but to clean the floor of her North Carolina high school to make a living. But days before she graduated from the school last ...
The CEO of an Israeli nutrition company says he has realized the deep connection both Christians and Jews share with Israel and will therefore give 5 percent of the proceeds to Christian churches or groups in the United States ...
Pastors and pro-family advocates in Maryland have secured enough signatures to bring a vote on same-sex marriage to the November ballot, a move that means the heavily Democratic state could override the governor and state ...
Seattle-based Mars Hill Church has taken its eclectic brand of worship music, led by a variety of band singers and musicians serving at its 14 locations, and formed its own recording label, the megachurch announced earlier this week.
The Speaker of Egypt's parliament said lawmakers will once again elect on Tuesday members of the constituent assembly tasked to draft the country's new constitution, days after Islamist and secular-minded parties agreed for even representation in the crucial body formerly dominated by conservative Muslims.
Thousands of Muslims in Turkey, preparing to celebrate the Ottoman conquest of the country 500 years ago, are demanding that authorities allow them to convert the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, despite laws forbidding worship at what was once the world's most renowned Christian church.
Efforts to challenge and even remove the theory of evolution from the public school system in South Korea have been gaining ground after a petition last month seeking to make notable changes to textbooks in favor of creationism proved successful.
Violence in Nigeria has taken another 19 lives after members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram engaged in a gunfight with government soldiers Tuesday evening in the cities of Kano and Maiduguri.
Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson, like many single mothers, is a strong-willed woman who works multiple jobs in order to support her family. Unlike most mothers, however, she is a professional boxing champion who relies on God to give her ...
Being a pastor can be one of the most enjoyable and fruitful roles to play in the scheme of God's redemptive story. It is this growth toward being more like Christ that drives what we do. We're driven to see the church grow, people grow, and gospel opportunities grow. However, if we're not careful, the most important area of growth can become neglected, our own spiritual growth.
Temperance is one of the four cardinal virtues, which the ancients saw as character qualities necessary for people to live a truly good life. It would help to know what temperance is in the first place — and, incredibly, we don't!
Every Christian hits rough spots at times where a particular sin just seems to get the upper hand for awhile. It might be a grudge....or impure thoughts....or jealousy....or whatever. By God's grace, believers somehow manage to bounce back and get beyond these spiritual setbacks. But what about the professing believer who never bounces back?
"Scientists could soon be able to routinely screen unborn babies for thousands of genetic conditions, raising concern the breakthrough could lead to more abortions," said a June 6 headline in The Telegraph, a British newspaper.
Discipleship is a hot topic within the local church right now. Discipleship manifests itself in the local church most often through small groups. But they often struggle to be successful and transformational because of wrong expectations, beliefs, or myths about how they work best.
It has been ten years since the last Men in Black film came out in 2002. Following up on the first film in 1997, the second film was a disappointment as its sarcasm left us unimpressed. So it is understandable that the franchise waited for a decade before attempting another film based on the creation of Lowell Cunningham.
A recent statement on the doctrine of salvation has received a good bit of attention in recent days. It is no small matter that Southern Baptists are discussing how best to speak of God's salvation, even as we are fully engaged in the task of reaching the nations with the Gospel of Christ.
I want to remind of us two points that we can easily forget when a somewhat high profile evangelical converts (or seems about to convert) to Rome. Let's remember that the traffic across the Tiber is not one way, not by a long shot.
The effective separation of sex from procreation may be one of the most important defining marks of our age–and one of the most ominous. This awareness is spreading among American evangelicals, and it threatens to set loose a firestorm.
Because I'm a pain management physician, patients sometimes ask me about non-medicinal alternatives to pain control. Here's my short answer to patients who ask about energy work: I think energy work is dangerous if people try to do it. On the other hand, if God decides to heal people somehow through energy, that's up to Him.
The recent death of a Christian minister from West Virginia who believed that the Bible instructs the faithful to handle snakes and drink poison has put into question a doctrine many believe is unbiblical and dangerous but that its adherents, biblical literalists, say they are compelled to obey.
On June 12, North Dakotans will have the opportunity to freely decide the fate of that state's Religious Liberty Freedom Amendment…unless, of course, Planned Parenthood dumps another half a million dollars into state coffers from places as distant as California and New York, to confuse voters in what will or won't be the status of religious liberty in North Dakota.
When it comes to belief in God, is extraordinary evidence truly needed? If it is, does such a thing exist for God? Lastly, if such a standard is necessary, then does it also apply to the atheist worldview if it makes extraordinary claims?
Parenting is demanding work. Those who raise children are required to wear many hats (CEO and janitor, nutritionist and nurse, counselor and cook, plumber and many others). So, how can parents guide their children into successful adulthood? One of the essential requirements is learning how to establish healthy boundaries.
We find ourselves living in a society where our elected officials see nothing strange about using the power of government to impose a morality of nutrition while shying away from using that power to protect the lives of innocent unborn children.
It's sin not to like the true doctrine of election. It's sin not to like what God likes. I want to say it like that because many people have conceptions of doctrines—all kinds of doctrines—that are inaccurate.
Maybe you're suffering with this disorder. From what we've been reading and hearing, a number of Christians are showing these symptoms across the country. Case in point, The Christian Post recently ran a three part series of articles suggesting ways in which the Evangelical community should love homosexual couples who come into the church. What we would like to know, though, is why all the preferential treatment?