Asian-American evangelicals are mostly Republican and more likely to be Republican than other Asian-Americans, but less likely than white evangelicals to be Republican, according to a new report by Pew Research Center. The difference may have to do with different ideas about the role of government.
The U.S. Department of Defense gave permission Thursday for all service members participating in San Diego's Gay Pride Parade this Saturday to march in uniform for the first time in history. Christian chaplains in the military previously said that the DoD's recent recognition of Gay Pride Month less than a year after the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) is the new "stark reality" that behavior once considered by the military as grounds for court martial is now celebrated.
A Connecticut school board that had been in a legal fight over whether they could hold graduation ceremonies at a nearby church building has decided to reach a settlement wherein they stop the practice.
Ed Rollins, the GOP strategist and former campaign manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn., is calling on his former client to apologize on the floor of the House of Representatives and "ask forgiveness" over accusations she made concerning one of Sec. Hillary Clinton's most closest and trusted aides and her possible association with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Black AIDS Institute has released its latest report on HIV infection and death rates in the U.S., revealing that infection rates among black gay men have gotten worse. Some Christian churches have stepped up efforts to address the issue, with one pastor even getting tested from the pulpit.
Plans by anti-abortion activists to construct a replica of the Western Wall at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that will be fronted by 60 crosses, each one representing 1 million aborted fetuses, are being met with strong opposition.
Without Walls Pastor Randy White revealed on Sunday the "hell" that he's been through over the last five years, including a battle with depression, an addiction to prescription drugs and being the subject of an IRS investigation.
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.
The President of one of the largest fast-food chains in America explained that he takes pride in being able to live out his Christian faith through his restaurants, but that we as a nation are challenging God's principals when it ...
Ryan Reynolds is set to play God's son in the upcoming season of "Family Guy." But producers of the TV show are not creating a Jesus character for the actor. Rather, Reynolds will be portrayed as "God's previous attempt at an immaculate conception"
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has said that he does not believe in abortion, and that it equates to "killing a baby." The singer's comments come in a personal interview in Rolling Stone magazine, where he discusses various hot button topics such as premarital sex, and abortion in the case of incest and rape.
International pop star Madonna is set to be embroiled in more controversy after a group of young Catholics announced the launch of a petition to cancel a concert of hers in Poland that coincides with a World War II commemoration.
A member of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, is being criticized by the Anti-Defamation League and by other Israeli officials after he publicly ripped out the New Testament pages of a Bible and threw them into the trash.
A disturbing action known as "love jihad" is gaining notoriety after several reports have emerged of young impressionable women being seduced by Muslim men who wish to manipulate them and use them in an effort to aid their jihad.
Syria's defense minister, President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law, and other government officials were killed by a suicide blast at the National Security building in Damascus on Wednesday, with the country's embattled regime vowing it would not be shaken by such an attack.
The President of one of the largest fast-food chains in America explained that he takes pride in being able to live out his Christian faith through his restaurants, but that we as a nation are challenging God's principals when it comes to the same sex-marriage debate.
Truli.net has officially launched with its motto of "Seek, Find & Share." The site is comparable to YouTube but has a distinctively family-friendly focus with a Christian mission. It is the brainchild of Michael Jay Solomon, who took time to speak with The Christian Post.
If Karl's grandpa knew what he was doing by saving all those cards, don't underestimate what God can do by choosing to leave an inheritance for His children. You are probably not wiser than your grandfather....and you are definitely not wiser than your Creator. Don't allow your defiance to defeat your faith.
Evangelical Christians have launched a civil debate on their opposing views on evolution and its compatibility with Scripture. Rather than a "tit-for-tat" exchange, they sought to start something more "charitable" and "respectful" in the science and faith discussion.
Let us look with stark honesty and candor at the ineffectiveness of most American believers when it comes to sharing their faith. One of the main reasons many Christians do not share their faith is simply explained by the word disobedience.
Belief in Hell doesn't seem to be taken too seriously these days. Millions of high school students have been taught about Jonathan Edwards' famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," as a supposed example of Puritan excess.
What, exactly, is worth saving in Gotham City? Callous, cruel, corrupt and downright cold blooded might be some of the more positive descriptions for the object of Batman's loyalty. He believes there is something bright and beautiful behind the shroud of darkness in Gotham city.
For once the shock and dehumanization of Durden's statement wears off, the viewer is left with an entirely inconvenient question: supposing God doesn't exist, if a man isn't known by many (or any), how much value can he possibly have?
The sins of one man at Penn State can be addressed in a court of law, but the consequences ripple like waves from the wake of a big boat. How many adults will keep their distance from kids out of a desire to protect and preserve their reputation?
But even though the president's words here may have been designed to cater to a base more inclined toward collectivism, conservatives and independents should not respond by rejecting the kernel of truth contained in the president's remarks.
Government provision of food stamps has become the second-largest welfare program in the country and is expanding rapidly. As a society, we have an obligation to reach out and help the poor and needy. At the same time, it is important to strike the right balance—we should provide for those in need without blunting their initiative to provide for themselves.
There is no way, short of a miraculous and full-scale changing of hearts and minds, for North American denominations to survive the homosexuality crisis. I'm not suggesting most of our old, mainline denominations will disappear. But I do not see how any of these once flourishing denominations will make it through the present crisis intact.
Mankind has searched for a great many things in the firm conviction that they could be found: the Northwest Passage; a cure for HIV/AIDS; and a way to safely send a man to the moon and back again. Sometimes that conviction—faith, really—was misguided (El Dorado and perpetual motion); sometimes it was not (Troy and heliocentricity).
Though Penn State may be able to take down the Paterno icon, it may never be able to rid itself of the Sandusky statue. It is the largest sculpture on the Penn State Campus. Some may protest that there is no Sandusky statue at Penn State. But there must be, because its shadow casts darkness over the Paterno statue, and blocks the light that normally glittered off the bronzed rejoicing face of the coach who always seemed so grim and resolute on the sidelines.
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.
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.