Over 400 Mayans have reportedly decided to become Christians after screenings of the "Jesus" film. The outreach was held in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in three villages on three nights.
WEA Head to Depart at End of Year; Regrets More Could Not Be Done in Syria, Thankful for Friendship With Mark Burnett, Roma Downey
The World Evangelical Alliance announced on Friday that Secretary General and CEO Rev. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe would not be seeking a third term, and that he would step down from his position when his current term concludes in December 2014.
Lawmakers in Crimea sent Ukraine and the international community into a tizzy Thursday when they voted in favor of leaving Ukraine for Russia and will put the decision to a vote in 10 days. Ukraine, however, has declared that will not happen.
Some of Singapore's biggest megachurches are seeking to expand their ministry on a global scale and engage the U.S. faith community, amid allegations of prosperity gospel teachings and misuse of church funds.
Australian Christian Missionary John Short Says Scripture Helped Him Endure North Korea Interrogations
John Short, the 75-year-old Christian missionary who was recently freed from imprisonment in North Korea, said remembering Bible scriptures helped him through his "grueling" 13-day investigation by government authorities.
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has stepped up its attack efforts in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, reportedly killing 150 people over the weekend. A senator from Borno state said this week that the violence has become so unmanageable that soldiers flee with villagers when the militants arrive, as they are outnumbered and lack proper weapons to fight the militants.
Human right groups reminded the international community that a promise was made never to allow the atrocities of Nazi Germany to be repeated again, and in that light pushed Congress to approve a bill detailing new sanctions and action steps against North Korea and the human rights abuses it is inflicting on its own people.
Brunei Teachers to Face Punishment, Prison for Exposing Muslim Children to Christianity Even in Christian Schools
Brunei's teachers and principals are reportedly threatened with prison time and punishment if they teach or speak to Muslim children about religions others than Islam, due to the country's upcoming implementation of Sharia law, which will also apply to Muslim children who attend Christian schools.
World Round Up
North Korea's Kim Jong Un Reportedly Orders Execution of 33 People for Talking With Christian Missionary to Start 500 Churches
North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un has reportedly ordered the execution of 33 people for converting to Christianity and receiving money from a South Korean Baptist missionary to start 500 underground churches.
Hillary Clinton Clarifies Remarks That Putin Is Acting Like Hitler: I'm Not Making a Comparison Certainly
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clarified on Wednesday her earlier remarks in which she compared Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to invade the Ukraine territory of Crimea with Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler's reasoning to invade other countries in the 1930s.
While affirming traditional marriage, Pope Francis said the Roman Catholic Church may be open to supporting certain cases of civil unions, particularly when it involves benefits such as healthcare. He made the comments in an extensive new interview with an Italian newspaper on Wednesday.
Out of fear of losing their lives or religion, a tiny group of Christians who still remain in the northern Syrian city of Rakka have agreed to pay off Islamists with a "Tribute Tax" so they won't be killed.
The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic denounced the Security Council, which includes the U.S., for failing to take action and allowing the ongoing slaughter in the Syria civil war to continue.
A Roman Catholic Church cardinal has criticized the Ugandan anti-gay law that expanded punishment for gay people and threatened life in prison for certain offenders, arguing that gay people "are not criminals."
The Pope inadvertently confused the Italian word "caso," meaning a case or example, with the swear word "cazzo."
The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has called on the people to be ready to sacrifice their lives to protect the country's freedom, as the threat of a Russian attack looms over the horizon.
The head of the Europe-based World Council of Churches has called on those involved in the ongoing Ukraine crisis to "refrain from violence."
Israel Bill to End Military Exemptions for Orthodox Jews; Hundreds of Thousands Protest in Jerusalem
Many of those attending the protest apparently issued a plea to God to stop the bill from becoming law, reports said, with Haredim arguing that the study of Jewish holy scriptures is essential to their way of life, and military service would get in the way of that tradition.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called the growing crisis in Ukraine the "biggest in Europe in the 21st Century" as 6,000 Russian troops took control of the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine on Monday.
Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film "Noah" has reportedly been banned by censorship boards in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates due to its personification of biblical characters, which reportedly violates Islamic law.
Interview: 4 Oldest Duggar Girls of '19 Kids and Counting' Share Life Lessons, Advice for Teens and Parents in 'Growing Up Duggar'
The four oldest Duggar girls of the popular TLC reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" share never-before-told stories about how their family applies biblical principles to guide them through all of life's challenges in their new book, "Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships," which is out this week.
"Preachers Daughters," is back for a second season on Lifetime with two new families and more drama that will surely shock many critics with excessive drinking, cursing, smoking, partying and coming to Jesus moments all packed into one hour episodes.
Jessica Robertson, wife of Jep Robertson from the hit A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty," recently said that two of her responsibilities during a typical day are taking care of her husband and purchasing groceries.
The creators of the upcoming "Noah" biblical epic starring Russell Crowe have released a video trailer featuring an inside look at how they brought to life what is undeniably the movie's biggest prop and centerpiece — the massive ark that the Old Testament narrative says was built by Noah and his family to protect them and "all living creatures" from a worldwide flood.
"Son of God" and "The Bible" actor Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus, has landed his next acting role as a mysterious character in the upcoming CW sci-fi pilot "The Messengers."
Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins said that if he ever had an openly gay teammate, he would welcome him on the team and try to help him find Christ.
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the married couple who produced "The Bible" miniseries and the recent film "Son of God," said they have received hundreds of emails from long-time believers and recent converts saying the film has touched their lives.
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey was reportedly spotted reading Christian author Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ.
When "12 Years a Slave" Director Steve McQueen accepted the Oscar for "Best Picture" on Sunday night, he dedicated the award to the 21 million people still in slavery today. Experts drew a comparison between sex trafficking and the struggles of Solomon Northrup, the film's main character, and also compared modern slavery and Christian persecution.
A KFC Christmas commercial did not offend Christians, concluded the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) earlier this week.
Viewers have criticized Hollywood's response to Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech for "Best Actor" at Sunday's Oscars event, saying those attending the awards show offered only a smattering of applause and support for the actor when he thanked God, calling their collective response "awkward" and "confused."
A girlfriend is left in tears after another woman interrupts her dinner by throwing a drink in her boyfriend's face. However, his apparent affair is not all it seems to be, and soon hundreds of people join in an amazing flash mob all set up just for her. You won't believe what happens!
A clear road and weather made for a perfect driving day for Ralph Ireland. And then a truck driver talking on his phone pulled out right in front of him.
After a 29-year-old man suffers a stroke, he finds out his medical insurance does not cover his bills. Best friend, Mike Moore, has moved to use each snowstorm as an opportunity to help raise funds for his buddy. Now he is praying for more snow to complete his amazing task.
The baby elephant is stuck and it screams out to its mother for help. Using only her trunk, she helps her little one out of a very sticky situation.
Little Girl and Cat Sing 'We Built This City' While Riding on a Bike - #SingItKitty Will Make You Laugh (VIDEO)
Hilarious video of the latest ad from international telecommunications company, Three.
Raiumundo Arruda Sobrinho lived on the same spot on the streets for 35 years, writing poetry. One day, a young woman stepped forward to read his work, and decided it needed to be shared with the world. That chance encounter led to the miraculous transformation of the poet's life.
If there's a problem you just can't give to God, let it go. He can handle it, and this moving message says how.
When Albright College senior Meghan Boyle took the floor for her final collegiate basketball game, she had no idea what was going to happen next.
By Greg Stier
As I travel the nation I meet a lot of young people (high school/college age) who are thinking about going into youth ministry as a vocation. I also meet a lot of youth leaders who wonder if they should have chosen a different ministry career path because of hassles and heartbreaks they have endured in their current season of ministering to teenagers.
By Eric Metaxas
By Perry Noble
By Larry Tomczak
USA Today recently published the results of a national survey among 18 to 31-year-olds regarding cohabitation. A whopping 76 percent of young Americans said living together before marriage is fine. The stark reality is that 65 percent of "altar – bound" singles--many of who identify as "Christians"-- now live together before marriage, a euphemism for lifestyle fornication.
By Phil Cooke
David McGee founded "Cross the Bridge" Ministries and "The Bridge" Church in central North Carolina. With more than 2,000 church members, as well as a vast audience on more than 500 TV and radio media outlets, you might think David McGee is very motivational. But his teaching style is distinctly different from many of today's pastors and Christian media personalities.
By Paul Tripp
By Michael Brown
By Jerry Newcombe
By Raymond Ibrahim
While other scriptures contain contradictions, the Koran is the only holy book whose commentators have evolved a doctrine to account for the very visible shifts that occur from one injunction to another. No careful reader will remain unaware of the many contradictory verses in the Koran, most specifically the way in which peaceful and tolerant verses lie almost side by side with violent and intolerant ones.
By Ken Blackwell
It was the most memorable moment in the debates of the 2008 nomination cycle. Before the New Hampshire Primary, Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked by the debate moderator to respond to comments that she had a powerful resume, impressive achievements, but she didn't measure up on the "likeability" scale.
By Jim Denison
By Thom S. Rainer
By Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
As I lead a church and Christian daycare with multiple employees, I am looking carefully at the health benefits we should provide, including the impact of Obamacare. Most people are now willing to admit that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not a perfect law. Maybe any law with well over 11 million words is bound to have some problems.
By Kristan Hawkins
By Marty Duren
Mr. Matthew McConaughey was awarded the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar Sunday night for his performance in the AIDS-themed movie Dallas Buyer's Club. Almost immediately his acceptance speech sent social media ablaze with condemnation. Why? Because he talked about God too much. Or, he did not talk about God the right way. Or, the fact that he was thanking God for opportunities that may have included acting in raunchy movies.
By Ken Connor
Secular humanists like to sneer at religious folk for our stubborn insistence upon seeing God's hand at work in the world. We call "providence" what the materialist sees as a random unfolding of events. We see a blessing where the nonbeliever sees nothing more than the mundane workings of physics or biology.
By Ron Hart
By Larry Tomczak
By Nina Shea
The religious persecution in Syria deepened this week, as evidenced by a written ultimatum purportedly distributed by the rebel jihadist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) to Christians in the northern provincial capital of Raqqa. Rejecting conversion to Islam or death, some 20 Christian leaders of that city held firm in their faith and submitted to the Islamists' demands to live by as dhimmis.
By Rachel Alexander
While the Olympics were taking place in Sochi, Russian president and autocrat Vladimir Putin was starting to invade Ukraine. Last Wednesday, Putin put 150,000 troops on high alert for battle near the border with Ukraine. On Saturday, the upper house of the Russian parliament (Duma), the Federation Council, unanimously approved Putin's request to use force in Ukraine and deploy additional troops to the Crimean peninsula.
By Dan Delzell
By Sean Savage