Black smoke from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel signaled that the first day of the conclave ended without the election of a new pope.
- March 13, 2013 |
A congressional hearing set for this week will include testimony on an American pastor serving a sentence of eight years in a notoriously brutal Iranian prison.
- March 13, 2013 |
Mainstream news outlet headlines shouted the "shocking" news last month that more rural teens are getting pregnant than their urban counterparts. But a look at an earlier study reveals it's not that rural teens are more likely to have sex and get pregnant, but that they are less likely to have an abortion after they conceive.
An Egyptian Christian, detained simply because he knew other Christians accused of evangelizing in Libya, has died in a Libyan jail.
As I’ve shared countless times on the radio, I believe it’s our responsibility as Christians to be willing to go wherever the Lord leads us.
A transgender student is suing California Baptist University for expelling him in 2011 after he claimed he was a female despite his male anatomy.
C.J. Mahaney, founder of Sovereign Grace Ministries, will step down as its president effective April 12 in order to focus on being a local pastor. The news comes shortly after the beleaguered network of churches asked a Maryland court to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its leaders covered up the sexual abuse of children.
Five Iranian Christian converts who were detained late last year will reportedly begin trial in Iran's Revolutionary Court this week, according to a human rights group following the case.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth is making history by coming out in favor of gay rights.
Brands like Victoria's Secret, Hot Topic, Urban Outfitters and Justice are cashing in on the growing demand among middle school and high school girls for intimate apparel.
Adolescents who have positive relationships with their parents tend to have stable and satisfying relationships in their early adult marriages as well as romantic relationships.
It's not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down a law he signed. That's what Bill Clinton is doing with the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Amid reports that Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani may have been hanged by authorities for his faith, a U.K.-based rights group says sources inside Iran have confirmed he is still alive.
I've always found the "armor of God" passage in Ephesians 6 a rich vein of Scripture. Specifically, how we can stand strong in our faith in the face of enormous, ferocious opposition to stand at all.
Regina Luka does not know whether it was rogue soldiers or Islamic terrorists who invaded her dual-family dwelling in Kogom Tah and killed 10 Christians; she only knows her husband and two young children are dead.
Events over the past few years indicate that not only is religious intolerance growing at an alarming pace across Indonesia, but that the federal government is often neutral towards or even complicit in acts of violence perpetrated against religious minorities.
- March 10, 2013 |
Students at a Massachusetts charter school will perform a biblical play of Genesis with gay characters, despite objections from many who say it's offensive to Christians.
- March 09, 2013 |
A fresh set of sanctions agreed by the United Nations this week will impose further restrictions on North Korea and increasingly limit its ability to function in the international community. Christians also could be impacted as uncertainty and threats of attacks against the United States and South Korea increase.
- March 08, 2013 |