Christian ministries in the Middle East are experiencing setbacks as officials in some European countries have called for shutting their doors to Syrians refugees following the Islamic State's Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.
Dec. 1, designated as #GivingTuesday, brings a global day dedicated to the common purposes of giving back to community needs and celebrating a tradition of generosity. Now in its fourth year, GivingTuesday is fueled by the power of social media and
If they could sell the public on the idea, many retailers would probably have the average person believing that Advent is about Christmas shopping. Especially since the number one complaint about the Christmas season is crowds and long lines. These
It's interesting how intolerance tends to be one-sided when the topics are God, Christmas, respecting America's service men and women and the American flag. The Georgia Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley is apparently fed up with what is often
On the heels of more American college student groups feeling empowered to dictate the terms of attendance at their schools to school administrators and faculty, following the protests and demands staged by some University of Missouri-Columbia
A Charlie Brown Christmas was looked down on by TV executives and criticized for reciting the story of Jesus' birth and upholding it as the true meaning of the holidays - but 50 years on, the animated feature has become an annual Christmas tradition
The world is watching one of the most complex refugee situations unfold as nearly 10 million people have been displaced in Syria. The Syrian civil war has been going on since the "2011 Arab Spring" when a rebel army tried to overthrow Bashar Al
Tim Tebow’s girlfriend, Olivia Culpo and 2012 Miss Universe, dumps him because she just couldn’t handle the “sex thing.” His abstinence lost him a relationship and gains him respect in the Body of Christ.
Donald Trump is now under fire for mocking a New York Times reporter with a congenital condition during a campaign rally in South Carolina earlier this week. However, the presidential candidate said he has no idea what the journalist looks like.
There seem to be two camps in regard to the Thanksgiving holiday: there are those who actually enjoy being with their family and gorging with that turkey dinner, and those who'd rather not. There are many reasons some people would just rather avoid
Saints & Strangers, a new National Geographic two-night miniseries this week is prompting a new look at how God may have had more of a role in U.S history and the tradition of Thanksgiving than once noticed through the individual of one particular
The murder of Amanda Blackburn is tragic enough all by itself. Her precious presence in Pastor Davey Blackburn's life can never be replaced. But one of the most asinine statements to hit the media airwaves is the notion that Pastor Blackburn is
Despite his atheistic worldview, Richard Dawkins recently came to the defense of the Church of England after the U.K.'s leading cinema chains refused to screen an ad about the Lord's Prayer, arguing that anyone who is offended by prayer "deserves
Popular Christian artist Natalie Grant recently penned a heart-wrenching op-ed thanking God for allowing her to become a mother despite her fertility issues, emphasizing that faith and science "cannot be separated".
Immigration has been a hot debate topic in Washington DC, and even among 2016 presidential contenders. Many republicans have argued that since the Paris attacks, all Syrian immigrants should be banned from the US. The debate has been intense enough
As part of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's "World Without Walls" series, Compassion International president Jimmy Mellado discussed the need for hope in the world and shared why he believes the world's 700 million evangelicals have a personal
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's important to remember that God is good, and He is our refuge - even amid the most devastating of situations. Here are ten verses - in no particular order - that can help you express your gratitude to
Country music singer Joey Martin Feek, who is in hospice due to the last stages of cervical cancer, thanked Jesus for the snow that fell in Indiana this week, telling her husband, Rory Feek, she didn't think she was going to get see snow again. He
Recently, there was a big uproar about a Christmas tree ban in a Virginia VA building. The ban noted that Christmas trees "promote the Christian religion," and so they weren't going to be allowed on what was apparently considered government
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving Fox News at the end of the year to focus on her family, the network announced Monday. She has hosted the "Fox & Friends" show with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade since September of 2013.
Christian conservatives attending the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Ia., Friday evening listened to seven Republican presidential candidates share personal, emotionally charged stories regarding praying for God's help, asking for
Jeremy Lin has become quite the basketball icon among fans of the NBA sport. One especially admirable thing about him is that he is a role model who actually recognizes the significance of standing in such a place. Many in China and Taiwan love him
Kathy Roberson gave a life-saving gift that has one man feeling much more than grateful during this Thanksgiving period. Georgia resident Roberson donated one of her kidneys to Charlie Merwin, a man she didn't know previously, after she said she
Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of prominent evangelist Billy Graham who resigned as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida in June after confessing to an "inappropriate" relationship, has broken his months-long silence on
Anna Duggar, former "19 Kids and Counting" star, spoke publicly for the first time about her husband Josh Duggar's personal scandals, which include child molestation allegations and his admission of being "unfaithful" in his marriage.
When most people consider the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, the name Kim Davis usually comes up somewhere in the conversation. Even more recently, presidential contender Mike Huckabee's name also comes up because of his decision to
Controversy is a powerful marketing, promotions and publicity tool. This weekend will be a heavy weekend of shopping for Thanksgiving meals, followed by next week's black Friday shopping frenzy. Just as many 2016 presidential hopefuls are using the
The notion of one or more sleeper cells in the US almost sounds like something out of a TV series. And in fact, such a series did hit the airwaves. That was about a decade ago. Today, there are some bold and outspoken voices in Washington that would
The head of the State Department's refugee bureau told a congressional panel on Thursday that Syrians trying to enter the United States pose "less of a threat" than other populations, sparking a harsh exchange with a Republican lawmaker.
The pastor father of popstar Katy Perry was recently confronted by an angry mother who blamed him for the famed singer's "satanic music" and warned Perry will drag her father to hell "right along with her."
Whoopi Goldberg has criticized Republican politicians' calls for a Christian-only Syrian refugee resettlement program, arguing that Christians can be just as dangerous as Islamic extremists because "Hitler was a Christian."
Despite the Islamic State's attempts to destroy all evidence of Christianity in Iraq and Syria, the Church continues to function, serving as a tremendous source of encouragement and refuge to those displaced by terror.
In light of the recent acts of terror carried out by Islamic State militants around the world, many Christians struggle with feelings of horror, shock and outrage, prompting the question: Should believers pray for ISIS to be converted or defeated?
Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has said the United States should refuse to accept any Muslim refugees from Syria but allow in Christians, explaining that "there is no meaningful risk of Christians committing acts of terror."
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives challenged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to get tougher with Islamic State militants and promised to develop legislation quickly to suspend resettlement of Syrians in the United States.
The grandmother of 5-month-old twins who were murdered in her daughter's arms Friday in Oceanway, Fla., told First Coast News that "we all have our free agency. We have our choices, and we make the choices and I don't think that's God's role in
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was blatant on Saturday about his support for France in the wake of the tragic terror attacks that took place over the weekend. There was a total of six places that ISIS terrorists bombed. Two restaurants,
Showing clear conviction for faith on Monday night's vocal contest television show, The Voice, was Jordan Smith singing a well-known hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness." While selecting a religious song can be perceived as risky at this point of the
Religious-associated interests in the seventh installment of the Star Wars' series franchise to premiere Dec. 18 prompted 'geeks' at First United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin to present a special event about "Faith and the Force" on
Prayer is only half the equation, proclaimed pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, to an estimated 2,500 attendees at the Rally for Religious Liberty on Saturday at Bob Jones University in
While country singer Joey Martin Feek stopped treatment in her fight against cancer, she hasn't stopped showing belief in her religious faith as she faces her last days on Earth in hospice, with her family at her side. Releasing a video singing the
Gunmen and bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris on Friday, killing dozens of people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande described as an unprecedented terrorist attack.
Spiritual peacemakers in Columbia, Mo., are trying to mend a community whose residents recently found themselves being 'judged' by other Americans due to accusations of racial inequalities. National media coverage and flurries of social media posts
This Spring an amazing Christian story will hit theaters in the spring of 2016. A film based on a true story, and one that inspires Christ and his presence into our daily lives. Christy Beam was working in her kitchen one afternoon till her daughter
At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State in a crowded residential district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah.
Two remarkable pieces about Islamist violence were published last week in mainstream media - one answering the ambivalence thoughtful people feel on what to do about the Islamic State, and the other answering perplexity on what to do about Islam.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed for calm after angry protesters from the ethnic Hazara minority tried to force their way into his Kabul palace on Wednesday to demand justice for seven members of their community beheaded by Islamist militants.
A video footage showed gunmen executing 200 children who were forced to line down in a line with their faces down on the ground. While it is still unclear which group the perpetrators belong to, several reports have alleged that ISIS/ISIL were behind
Weapons against cancer for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter include prayers and faith-based support. After a serious medical diagnosis this summer, Carter on Nov. 10 said he received good news from his Winship Cancer Institute doctors. Recent tests