As the anniversary of his surprising resignation approaches, Pope Benedict XVI has rejected as “simply absurd” the speculation that he was forced to step down, and he said he still wears the distinctive white papal cassock for “purely practical reasons.”
A new survey finds a significant shift toward tolerance of same-sex issues across every religious, political and age group and every region of the country.
Some observations on the pitched battle over religious liberty
While these issues are not unique to pastors, they are certainly pervasive.
According to the Brunei Times, Asian Shari'ah nation Brunei has banned non-Muslims from using 19 religious words associated with Islam.
Kim Jong-uk, a Baptist missionary to North Korea, apologized to reporters at a government-sponsored news conference for his “anti-state crime.”
There is little doubt that the religious story of our day is the rise of the “nones,” the religiously unaffiliated, in the United States.
This past weekend at the National Religious Broadcasters event in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting with a wide array of Christian leaders, executives and creatives, all looking to help spread the Good News.
A new study finds that college students with high frequency cell phone use tended to have lower GPA, higher anxiety, and lower satisfaction with life (happiness) relative to their peers who used the cell phone less often.
Seven Egyptians were shot in the head in Libya, a security official said.
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Pope Francis lashed out at public indifference to the many wars raging around the globe, with especially harsh words for arms makers who he said profit from the violence and suffering.
Actor Russell Crowe is using social media to try to cajole Pope Francis into seeing his latest film, the controversial “Noah,” which stars Crowe as the waterlogged biblical patriarch.
After firing an independent watchdog group to investigate allegations of sexual abuse on campus, Bob Jones University has rehired the same group, one month before the findings from a 13-month review were scheduled to be released.
Jen Hatmaker’s latest blog is a humorous peek into the world of a not-so-savvy user of technology: namely, Jen herself.
In Psalm 119:25, the writer begs God to “preserve my life according to your Word.” And for an Ohio bus driver, this psalm just took on a whole new meaning after he was shot twice in the chest by three teenage attackers.
On Sunday, February 23, Oleksandr Turchynov took office as the acting president of Ukraine, replacing the recently deposed President Yanukovych.
Chief Financial Officer. The job title alone can be a little intimidating. It might conjure images of a serious, somewhat gruff individual who’s more interested in numbers than people. I’m happy to say that Focus’ CFO, Dan Mellema, is nothing like the caricature would suggest.
Tonight we had the awesome privilege of spending some time with Harry and Millie Bollback.
- February 25, 2014 |