Protestant Christians and leaders of other faiths in Vietnam are criticizing a new decree on religion that went into effect this year as a significant step backward, with one Christian activist saying it could put an end to the house-church movement.
- January 27, 2013 |
Too often, pastors and church leaders assume that, when talking about abortion, their invisible debating partner is the “pro-choice” television commentator or politician. Not so.
Our presumption of “okayness” leads to a self-deception that robs us of the joy of our salvation. Besides, our so-called progress isn't as impressive as we think it is.
Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar avoided a court appearance on charges that he assaulted his 15-year-old daughter last June.
The breakaway Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina has won the latest round in its fight to secede from the national church.
They had been to the mountaintop. They saw Jesus glow with the radiance of God. But He was not what they expected.
As religious freedom litigation has ballooned in the United States, especially over the last year, Stanford Law School has opened the nation's first legal clinic devoted exclusively to religious freedom cases.
Researchers have found a link between adolescent social isolation and increased vulnerability to addiction to both alcohol and amphetamines.
A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.
Are you longing for a word from God this year? God can lead us, even when we have very little. Even with one word.
Alarming news about the trial of American pastor Saeed Abedini in Iran has emerged, with his family sharing that he has been removed from Evin Prison without Iranian authorities disclosing his whereabouts.
At some point in our lives, most of us have wanted to achieve greatness and make a difference in the world. We dream about it as kids, and it’s a popular theme at almost every high school and college graduation.
New laboratory research on rodents suggests an elevated stress hormone in adolescence may be linked to severe mental illness in adulthood.
How important is the abortion issue to Americans? Fifty-three percent of the public says abortion is "not that important" compared with other issues, while 45 percent says abortion is either "one among many important issues" (27 percent) or "a critical issue facing the country" (18 percent).
At some point in the past year, the United States experienced its 55 millionth legal abortion -- a number far more than the combined U.S. death toll of every American war since the nation's founding.
After remaining silent for several weeks, the Islamist group Boko Haram killed five people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.
A few months ago I shared a few lessons I’ve learned along the way—a few things I’ve learned about preaching since I rather unexpectedly found myself regularly standing in the pulpit. I want to add a couple of items to my list.
That is an occupational hazard for a preacher of the gospel and a fatal flaw in our makeup, this “wanting to please people.” God help us. The evidence then suggests that people-phobia has been with us from the beginning, afflicts even the strongest among us, and continues to be a threat to effective service for the Lord today.