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.
- January 26, 2013 |
Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar avoided a court appearance on charges that he assaulted his 15-year-old daughter last June.
- January 26, 2013 |
The breakaway Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina has won the latest round in its fight to secede from the national church.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My colleagues and I were talking about heroes yesterday afternoon, about the positive impact a courageous and principled figure can make in the life of another person, especially a child.
The Old Testament was written in the language of its writers, which was Hebrew, and the New Testament was written in the language of its writers -- or at least the dominant language of commerce and culture -- which was Greek. The Bibles we read are translations of those languages into the English language. So does it matter which Bible we use?
A powerful Pakistani official's aide who is allegedly running a prostitution ring in Karachi has taken a Christian girl from her home and forced her to convert to Islam and marry him, according to the girl's family.
An American Christian pastor being tried in Iran for his religious beliefs was shut out of his own trial Tuesday -- the only day for him to present a defense
This Friday marks two years since the first fire of the January 25 Egyptian revolution against the Mubarak regime was lit by Egyptian young people.
Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Andy Stanley, who gave the sermon at the pre-inaugural church service, suggested during his remarks that President Obama should be called "pastor in chief" for his leadership following the Newtown shooting.