As more details emerge about One Goh, the suspected shooter who killed seven and injured three others at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., it has become clear that the former student's unresolved anger had a stake in the tragedy Monday.
President Barack Obama accused the House Republicans of being dishonest in the passage of their budget plan last week. He argued that the budget is not really about deficit reduction, as Republicans argue, but an attempt to "impose a radical vision" that is "antithetical to our entire history."
A controversial sign was placed outside Rose City Park United Methodist Church in Portland, Ore., last week reading "God Prefers Kind Atheists Over Hateful Christians," and has attracted a variety of responses to the pastor's message.
Organized by Obama-supporter the Rev. Jamal Bryant, The Empowerment Movement will aim to register 1 million black voters on Easter Sunday in thousands of African-American churches nationwide. But if their efforts favor a particular candidate or party they could be wading into IRS trouble.
What does it mean to be "Christian?" Given that the term is not even clearly defined in the Bible and draws a myriad of definitions from Christians themselves, influential pastor Andy Stanley is challenging believers to embrace a different, and more convicting, identity: disciple.
NBC is currently conducting an internal investigation into its editing of George Zimmerman's 911 call before he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The edited version made Zimmerman sound racist. This incident, combined with The New York Times' and Reuters' decisions to label Zimmerman a "white Hispanic" has some media watchdogs arguing that some in the media have inappropriately constructed a narrative suggesting that the shooting is race-based.
Jeremy Lin underwent a successful knee surgery on Monday, and followed the operation by conducting an impromptu question-and-answer session on Facebook with his fans, in which he opened up about his faith and the criticism he receives.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's recent comments on Twitter about her church attendance provided fodder for not only celebrity gossip in the secular media and blogosphere, but surprisingly also for a Christian radio station.
Rob Dyrdek, a professional skateboarder and the star of MTV's "Fantasy Factory," is known for his far-fetched and sometimes dangerous approach to fun. But both his cousin and his mother had to question if he had gone too after he became a licensed minister.
Tim Tebow was recently announced as a backup quarterback for the New York Jets football team. But when it comes to being a spokesperson for a product, he is a first-stringer. According to the findings of a new marketing index, the outspoken Christian quarterback's endorsement is one of the most marketable among today's celebrities.
As the violent conflict between rebels and the Syrian government continues putting the lives of civilians at risk, many Christians are reportedly considering fleeing the country, once considered a safe haven for Christians in the Middle East.
A conference focused on the current hostile climate toward Israel in the Middle East has revealed that a number of prominent historians and theologians believe the world is witnessing biblical prophecies related to the End Times unfold before its very eyes.
Is it appropriate for the media to use the term "Christian" to describe conservative Christians? An article by The New Republic's Timothy Noah complaining about National Public Radio's (NPR) coverage of the film, "October Baby," sparked a debate on this question.
If your church is primarily known as the indie rock church or the classical music church (or, for that matter, the homeschool church or the social justice church), you run the risk of building a body of believers whose faith is first of all in something other than the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.
Transitions in life require adjustment. Never is that more true than when the last child leaves home. Often parents, especially moms, wonder, Are my best days over? What's next for me? These are good questions that can lead to action steps.
Of all the topics of the Bible, the Trinity of God is probably the least understood and the most mysterious concept of all. Most students of the bible, theologians included, find it hard to conceptualize God as three unique people, yet one entity.
Pastors and missionaries can work long and unusual hours while ministering to the needs of others, and they rarely have time for relaxation. That is why Celia Crie Perry, a 74-year-old woman who understands just how difficult it is to be a minister, created a vacation house in Rockland, Maine, where church leaders can get away from their work for a while.
We hear much discussion these days on the subject of the economy. Why is our economy in the doldrums and what needs to be done to restore our once prosperous business and job climate? Are the problems merely cyclical or are they systemic?
There's been tension in my family starting 17 years ago, with this horrible disease named anorexia. It's unpredictable, sneaky, malicious, deceptive. I know the pain and hurt it's caused emotionally and psychologically, and I know I can never erase those scars.
Evangelical pastor Matt Chandler has been disturbed by what he's been hearing or sensing from pastors lately – and that is their search for "success" through the size of their churches and the growth of their platforms.
We think we know the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, but is there a plausible explanation for what the Bible says happened? Does a story that tells of brimstone and fire falling from the sky and a woman becoming a pillar of salt have a scientific basis?
Many people know Jimmy Carter as the 39th president of the United States and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. His Sunday School teachings and interpretation of Scripture are included in a new study Bible called, NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter.
We know we will be asked what we think of homosexuality and so-called gay "marriage." So we need to prepare now for what we'll say then. If we are caught off-guard without knowing what to say, shame on us.
A woman who immigrated to Israel to help preserve the Canaan dog, an Israeli breed believed to have made multiple appearances in the Bible, is now at risk of losing her home, and her kennel, due to a lawsuit filed by the Israel Lands Authority.
At a live discussion on race and the Gospel this week in New York City, evangelical pastors John Piper and Tim Keller discussed why racism still persists in today's Church and shared struggles that pastors, including themselves, face in pursuing racial diversity in their churches.
There are churches in the United States that are hundreds of years old. Many of them have rich traditions and have seen hundreds if not thousands of people come to know Jesus Christ through their ministries. Yet there is a special crop of people – the church planters – who feel called not to preach from pulpits in front of well-established congregations, but to create churches of their own.
Every ounce of confusion regarding justification, sanctification, the human condition, God's grace, how God relates to us, the nature of the Christian life, and so on, is due to our failure to properly distinguish between the law and the gospel.