President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that Turkey could free a detained U.S. pastor if the United States hands over a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania whom Ankara blames for a failed military coup last year.
Mental health experts are warning parents about a growing movement in Sweden where some preschools are attempting to eliminate gender differences between boys and girls.
President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore, condemned the "idea of success" propagated by the late Playboy magazine founder, Hugh Hefner, and called out "many church leaders" who seem "fine" with the situation as civil rights activist, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, saluted the iconic businessman's influence on American culture.
Louisiana Republican Congressman Steve Scalise who was shot at a baseball practice in mid-June returned to Capitol Hill Thursday, praising God profusely for the many "miracles" and answered prayers since that day.
Hugh Hefner's legacy is that of "sexual exploitation" and "public health harms," says an organization opposed to pornography and sexual slavery.
The Wichita School District in Kansas has said it will be allowing individual school librarians to choose whether they want to carry a controversial book about a fourth-grade transgender student.
Virginia Bishop E.W. Jackson, an African-American who's known for his conservative political activism, has lambasted the NFL for allowing its players to "disrespect" the United States by protesting during the playing of nation anthem before games.
A lesbian bishop of the United Methodist Church is still in office months after the denomination's highest court ruled that there should be a process to remove her.
At least 9,000 attendees, most of them teenagers, learned about student evangelism and shared Jesus with their communities through Dare 2 Share's first live event.
Ron Carpenter Jr., who has spent more than 25 years building a 21,000-member multiracial congregation, was forced to apologize to hurt parishioners late Tuesday after his wife made controversial comments online, arguing that NFL players protesting during the national anthem is wrong.
A Roman Catholic organization dedicated to the memory of Saint Padre Pio is overseeing a national tour of relics connected to the notable priest.
Jeannie Mai may be best known as a fashionista and co-host of "The Real" talk show, but now she is using her platform to release a film this week that she hopes will help to put an end to sex trafficking.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are officially ending their Emmy-nominated HGTV show "Fixer Upper." After five seasons, the married couple from Waco, Texas, who helps remodel people's homes took to their Magnolia blog to announce the big news.
Fergie is reliving her demonic encounters in the visuals for her latest music video. In the nearly 12-minute video for "A Little Work," the 42-year-old singer relives her encounter with "devils."
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher and three-time National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw says that there is only one "true way" way to get to Heaven and that is through the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mandy Teefey, mother of pop superstar Selena Gomez, has broken her silence to speak about her daughter's kidney transplant, saying it was "God and prayers" that helped her get through the surgery that saved her daughter's life.
Candace Cameron-Bure says her husband, Valeri Bure, doesn't like to see his wife kissing other men, so he avoids the set of her "Fuller House" series.
A conservative law group has accused the abortion industry in countries like Iceland and Denmark of carrying out "evil eugenics," pointing to very high abortion rates for unborn babies with Down syndrome in a statement before the U.N.'s Human Rights Council.
Christians in Iraq are facing uncertain times as the autonomous region of Kurdistan votes on independence. But one bishop said that their faith has grown stronger despite their ongoing suffering at the hands of radicals and amid war.
A Ugandan mother has opened up about the horror of finding her 8-year-old son murdered and mutilated in a swamp nearby Katabi, as part of disturbing witchcraft rituals that have been on the rise in the African country.
Christian and Yazidi children, who have been targeted by the Islamic State terror group with genocide, have pleaded with U.S. President Donald Trump to do more to save them.
Finally! NFL players across the country took a knee to protest the systemic racism and unjustified deaths that have plagued black communities for decades. They declared an end to Planned Parenthood. Oh, wait. Nope.
The sexual revolution promised freedom but produced bondage. It promised excitement but produced emptiness. It promised thrills and produced STD's. Thanks for nothing, sexual revolution. You have brought nothing but destruction.
I facilitated the Prayer Vigil in front of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. Unfortunately, often it takes bloodshed to ignite a city to connect.
Sometimes, holding on to faith in God can be hard. But then again, so can holding on to faith in no God.
There is great emphasis being placed today by Christian social justice activists on remediating the adverse effects of historical and contemporary injustices, particularly as it relates to its generational impact on people of color in America.
We often think it's the wind and waves that will sink us. Or the hurricanes or the floods. Or the disease and destruction. Wrong. Dead wrong.
Let's walk in unity by praying for these four priorities in our nation beginning now and continuing through the entire month of October. Ask God to bring together His Church in America as a witness to the world.
It's often said that you can know a man by his enemies. That being the case, we can know a lot about Judge Roy Moore by the blaring headline on Huffington Post last night: "Alabama Earthquake: GOP Picks Outsider Bigot."
With Hurricane Maria and a failed attempt to replace Obamacare, why is the discussion about the NFL and Trump consuming so much of our national attention? Could it be that our fascination with the story is more important than the story itself?
Ending Fixer Upper at the height of its popularity is a surprising decision. But Chip and Joanna Gaines are led by Christ, not by the culture.
The eyes of Illinois and the entire country are on Governor Bruce Rauner this week. Earlier this year, the Illinois legislature passed the controversial HB 40, insuring that abortion remains legal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned. More importantly, HB 40 would also require taxpayer funding of abortion
If your soul has been saved through faith in Christ, then it is incumbent upon you to "work out your salvation" by living everyday for the Lord. A person can only work out his salvation if he has actually received this free gift from God.
If you struggle with the concept of someone kneeling during the national anthem then you are really going to have a hard time with the coming eschaton.
Have you heard this before? "We know that the last days will be wicked. Very wicked. Just like the days of Noah. That's what Jesus said." What was Jesus' main point?
Notwithstanding the myriad reasons professional athletes in America are protesting the national anthem, President Trump, law enforcement officers, the military, or other social, civil, or political issue, entity, or individual, there appears to be a certain degree of naivety connected with the stated goals and objectives of these demonstrations.
I never aspired to be in the post I am today. In fact, during most of my pastoral ministry, I spurned political involvement. But at my last church, I became increasingly burdened about the moral melt-down occurring in America.
When we think of religious persecution, the Middle East usually comes to mind. But things have also gotten nasty in Southeast Asia.
Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church.
Here in the U.S., gobs of sorely misinformed people fantasize about the pie-in-the-sky idea of socialism, having no idea all it does is make everyone except those in charge poor and miserable.
Earlier in the week, the president had referred to NFL players who knelt in protest during the national anthem as "SOB's" who should be fired. NFL owners expressed their solidarity with the protesters and their disappointment with President Trump. Is there a right and wrong in all this?
In recent months, there has been growing speculation about signs and symbols in the heavens and escalating world events predicting a soon-coming Rapture and Great Tribulation. There are well-known and respected leaders on both sides of the issue.
In the midst of three devastating hurricanes this month, few communities on the U.S. mainland have been harder hit than Immokalee, Fla., a migrant community. One pregnancy center is doing what they can to help area residents, gathering diapers and other baby supplies to give away to those devastated by the storm.
At a rally last Friday, President Trump called on NFL owners to fire a player who "disrespects our flag." In response, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in their locker room when "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played. What biblical principles are relevant to this controversy?
Many conservatives have warned about the dangers of this merger because of that concentration of power. My friend Larry Kudlow, a noted free market champion who would normally be loath to call for government to stop a merger, has raised significant concerns about one company controlling cable distribution and key channels.
I believe in pastors of local churches. I'd like to share four reasons why I believe in pastors. Pastors of local churches are not any more perfect than anyone else. Yet, they are called of God to lead the church.
Is your church too busy? Are many of your members overcommitted? If so, don't even think about adding a ministry, event, activity, or program without taking at least one away.