At least 12 Christians, including a pastor and a deacon, were killed by unknown gunmen in separate attacks in northern Nigeria on Christmas Eve.
Fifty years ago tonight ABC Radio aired a delightful "live" broadcast of legendary newscaster Paul Harvey reporting from the North Pole.
Do you have real young children? A cross-country flight with a 2-year-old can be a wearisome and stressful adventure.
More than a third of Americans -- 36 percent -- believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are the "end times" described in the New Testament.
Jailed Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who last month was denied hospitalization despite his critical condition, wrote a letter from his prison cell before Christmas, ministering to Christians in his country and thanking God for letting him share "very little of" Jesus' suffering on the cross.
In a complex, "always on" world, perhaps what we need to remember is that we need to intentionally unplug every now and then.
As I prayed about the ongoing heartache surrounding the school shooting in Connecticut, I thought about the fact that many of the children who appeared in Focus on the Family’s "John 3:16" advertisement that aired earlier this year are the same age as many of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Mayans were wrong about the calendar. But they weren’t wrong that the arc of history is headed toward something cataclysmic.
- December 23, 2012 |
Christmas music is nearly inescapable every December -- and according to a new LifeWay Research study, most Americans enjoy it.
- December 23, 2012 |
A pastor in Lahore, Pakistan, has been threatened for evangelizing in the Punjab province.
- December 22, 2012 |
The final vote on Egypt's new Islamist constitution is this weekend, and supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi -- a long-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood -- continue to clash in the streets.
Church bells tolled across the U.S. Friday morning in remembrance of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting last Friday, and religious leaders called on people to pause and reflect on the tragedy.
HW's free 2012 Youth Culture Review is here! A free, downloadable resource with the most notable issues and research from 2012.
A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.
A 32-year-old Iranian who is a U.S. citizen and a Christian convert has been imprisoned without notice of any formal charges while visiting his family in Iran, according to his wife and attorneys in the U.S.
The churn of the culture reminds me of Rembrandt’s famous painting, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.
Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, according to an annual survey of 45,000 students.
A few dozen churches in the U.S. offer concealed carry certification classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. Pastors around the country see no conflict between being a Christian and possessing weapons, but in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., such sentiments are coming under sharp criticism from fellow Christians.
In a time of obvious tragedy, the unbearable lightness of Christmas seems absurd to the watching world.