The Internet was abuzz on Friday over the news that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is at the top of Mitt Romney's short list for vice president. While some in the GOP were elated about the news, several leading evangelicals say they are "insulted" over the idea for one main reason – Rice supports abortion rights for women and he has stated publicly he would appoint a pro-life running mate.
Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, which up until now had supported the so-called gay "cure," isn't fazed by a call from an evangelical scholar for his resignation. In fact, he's heard it many times before. But this time, the concern isn't centered so much on the practice of reparative therapy. It's on Chambers' theology.
Texas teen Junior Garcia, who started out June 7 from his home in Saginaw, Texas with a 12-foot wooden cross on what he describes as "The Journey," has finally arrived at the White House in Washington, D.C, where he was joined by a large crowd for a prayer service.
Two days after the Obama administration announced U.S. investment will be allowed in Burma amid criticism by human rights groups, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced Burmese President Thein Sein to America's biggest corporations at a meeting in Cambodia.
Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin has been appointed Family Research Council's executive vice president, the organization announced Friday at a press event. Besides overseeing the day-to-day operations at FRC, Boykin's extensive military experience will provide the organization with greater expertise to address social issues in the military.
The Gallup Poll released data this week showing that Americans currently have the lowest confidence in organized religion than at any other time, with Protestants proving the most trusting group while distrust among Catholics is attributed to child sex abuse scandals.
Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren knows he can't please everyone and he's completely fine with that. In a recent sermon, he explained why Christians, including himself, can't be people pleasers because living for God's approval is more important than popularity.
The lawyer of Michael Salman, the Arizona pastor who is in jail after holding Bible studies at his home, appeared Wednesday on the show FOX & Friends to argue why his client is a victim of religious discrimination. Salman's wife ...
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has named actor Kirk Cameron as "one of America's most important champions of marriage," releasing a recent video in which Cameron speaks on the importance of preserving traditional marriage in the U.S.
The San Diego Comic-Con International is one of the largest pop-culture conventions in the entire world, and the Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) will be there later this week to offer a Christian presence at the event.
The assembly tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution has revealed a draft of the document, which declares that "Islam is the religion of the state" informed by Islamic Sharia principles. However, those statements seem to contradict a provision for Christians and Jews to be governed by their own religion.
While the debate on same-sex marriage in England continues, the United Reformed Church (URC) has taken what is being described as a "historic step" by allowing same-sex civil partnerships on its premises.
A Brazilian psychologist is being threatened with having her license to practice therapy revoked after she publicly affirmed her Christian beliefs on her blog and Twitter accounts, which is in conflict with the countries Federal ...
When it comes to sexuality, we Christians are mostly known for what we’re against, instead of what we’re for. We speak out against sexual sin. Got it. But what alternative do we offer? What are we for? When Christians speak of human sexuality, it really should be inspiring! Think about that for a moment.
Alan Chambers is currently on vacation with his family. But his much needed break is hardly going uninterrupted following his announcement that Exodus International no longer supports reparative therapy.
It's easy sometimes not to make a decision, to let the perceived status quo become our daily agenda. Instead of becoming a leader who is a change agent, we become managers who carry out routine tasks. How can we leaders make certain we are not seeking the comfort of sameness and committing sins of omission?
In ministry there are often moments when you are propelled by a biblical vision but called by God to wait. Waiting can be discouraging and hard. So what does it look like to wait in a way that makes you a participant in what God is doing rather than someone who struggles against the wait? Let me suggest several things.
Sin rips and ravages. Like a sinister and dangerous predator it tricks us and then pounces. From burning lust to to juicy gossip to gloating pride sin draws us in through portals of hormones, bitterness and arrogance before killing us with the consequences.
Do you ever feel like life is complicated? It's not supposed to be complicated. Jesus gave His life so we could have joy, not complicated and frustrated lives. And complication steals joy and creates frustration.
So you're probably wondering what a horrific chain of events in State College, PA, has to do with the local church. For starters, this isn't isolated to a college campus, city, state, or nation. This story could easily have been about your church, the one down the street, or one around the globe.
It is not exactly breaking news to say that our culture has an aversion to suffering, regardless of how inescapable it may be. This is because we—you and me—have an aversion to suffering. Who wants to suffer? But the conscious avoidance of pain is one thing; the complete intolerance, or outright denial of it, is another.
At a time of rising unemployment, anxious and volatile financial markets and shrinking personal retirement accounts, the story of Dale Carnegie's life - and his wisdom - serves as an inspirational and encouraging lesson.
I want to say that there may be a time when you're calling God's judgment on somebody. But here's where I'm probably going to end up: Jesus said, "Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you. Bless those who abuse you."
To be a Christian is to be a person who cares about words. We care about definitions and implications. Our aim is not to be contentious or obstreperous. Our aim is to be true and to speak in a way that strengthens the truth.
This one here is a doozy. Did you know that there have been religious teachers in the "Word Faith" movement over the years who have taught that Jesus was born again in hell? Seriously. Talk about a blasphemous doctrine. Anyone who teaches this heresy is presenting a different "Jesus" in their "ministry" than the Jesus of the Bible. God does not need to be born again. He is God....without sin....and without the need for the new birth.
Pastor James MacDonald noticed that he struck a nerve – in a good way – during a sermon two weeks ago on insecurity. Feeling that it wasn't the right time to move on, MacDonald delivered an emotionally-charged and revealing follow-up sermon – complete with his own biggest insecurity as well as that of his late mother, which he has never shared publicly – on Sunday.
In my opinion, the problem of evil and God is not the number one arrow in the skeptic’s quiver. If I were asked to present the best case possible against Christianity, I would rather zero in on one very sad observation that I’ve made over a number of years: The best argument against Christianity is sometimes the life lived out by a professing Christian.
Dear Gay Kid, I spent my whole life trying to be someone I wasn't. From the time I was 4 feet tall I was lying to everyone around me, pretending to be a person that I knew I really wasn’t. I hated myself. I hated who I really was. I hated that I was gay. I hated that I lived in a world where that wasn’t normal. I hated that I had to hide.
Cathey Brown knows the painful dynamic of a dysfunctional family. She knows it because she has lived it. She learned to pretend that everything was "great" when paraded to church on Sundays … even though most weekends she avoided her drunken father … and tried not to notice her mother's bruises.
As the dust begins to settle on the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold ObamaCare, no one is questioning the motives of eight out of the nine justices. Only the Chief Justice has had his motives called into question.