A British woman convicted of aborting her baby just two days before her due date has had her prison term reduced after London's Court of Appeal found her original 8-year sentence "manifestly excessive."
The law change approved by the Church of England at the turn of the year that allows gay clergy to be considered for consecration will be put to a test by a legal briefing sent out to General Synod members that says priests in civil partnerships will have to prove to archbishops that they are not in a sexually active relationship.
Pope Francis, the leader of the 1.2 billion-large Roman Catholic Church, met for the first time on Friday The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the head of the 80-million strong Anglican Communion, as the two Christian leaders talked about the differences, the similarities, and the road ahead for the two traditions.
While speaking this past weekend in Kisumu, Kenya, Will Graham, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, preached the Good News of Jesus Christ to over 21,000 people over a three-day period, with 1,350 witnesses committing themselves to Jesus by the end of the weekend.
The University of Chicago is in the news for an overtly politically correct act for replacing its historic Bond Chapel's pews for Muslims to worship.
A Pakistani man has been charged with the murder of the Rev. David Ginter, the U.S. pastor who served in Malaysia and was found dead in his home in Kuala Lumpur last month.
Demonstrations are being planned on Thursday at Iranian embassies around the world for imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini and other victims of the Islamic country's human rights abuses, with hopes that they will get the attention of many world leaders.
The Southern Baptist Convention voted Wednesday to approve a resolution that expresses the denomination's "opposition to and disappointment in the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to change its membership policy" to allow openly-homosexual members. The resolution does not require churches and families to sever their ties with the BSA, though it does ask that they "prayerfully assess their continued relationship" with the organization, and to "work toward a reversal of this new membership policy."
World Round Up
After the results of Iran's presidential election showed a landslide victory for Hassan Rouhani, a cleric and moderate politician, the White House said Saturday it respects the vote, congratulating the "courage" of Iranian voters in "making their voices heard." Washington also urged Tehran to "heed the will of the Iranian people."
Banks should be less about "inward-looking self-regard" and more about the common good, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
Belgium might become the first country in the world to allow seriously ill children the right to choose to die if lawmakers in the Federal Parliament decide to expand on the already controversial euthanasia laws.
A leading member of the Islamist group Gamaat Islamiyya, Sheikh Mohamed Mukhtar, known as Kishk of Upper Egypt, warned the opposition to President Morsi will soon be dissolved.
Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, unveiled Ministry Grid, an Internet-based online ministry training tool for pastors, church staff and volunteers that he believes will better equip pastors in training new leaders to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis blessed thousands of bikers on Sunday when Harley-Davidson riders descended on St. Peter's square at the Vatican for their 110th anniversary, which coincided with an all-day long pro-life event.
New research by the Pew Research Center has found that U.S. media largely focused on publishing stories with more supportive views of same-sex marriage than the opposing position, between the period of March 18 to May 12.
Rev. Refaat Fikri, Chairman of the Media Board of the Evangelical Synod, revealed that the situation of Copts under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood is getting worse, and it is expected to become increasingly worse with the rise of Islamic fundamentalism.
A popular youth pastor and father of three from Burleson, Texas, who had stopped to help a stranded driver tragically missed Father's Day by minutes when he was mauled in a deadly crash shortly after leaving a party celebrating the graduation of his oldest child from high school late Saturday night.
There was no fear it seemed. Four-year-old Silas Endenfield from Lyons, Ga., knew he was dying but days before his heartbreaking demise, the angelic toddler shared his excitement about going to heaven in a video so moving it brought many to tears.
YouVersion is asking the millions of people who already use its leading free Bible app to help it achieve 100 million downloads by July 10 to not only mark its five-year anniversary as a major player in the app market for smartphone and tablet users, but in hopes that achieving such a milestone might allow God to take the groundbreaking app even further.
"Man of Steel" hits theaters this weekend bringing Superman back to the big screen for the first time since 2006.
Mark Burnett, creator of popular TV shows such as "Celebrity Apprentice," "Shark Tank," "Survivor," "The Voice" and most recently the 10-part miniseries "The Bible," has revealed that the upcoming movie version of his biblical epic will be over 2 hours long and focus more on the story of Jesus Christ.
With the release of his sixth solo album just days away, rapper Kanye West has finally shared the official tracklist for the much-anticipated Yeezus LP, which includes the controversial "I Am A God" song that apparently features an appearance by the Almighty.
On June 23, 2013, high wire artist and acrobat Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. It is expected to be the legend's most daring feat yet. If he falls, he says, he already knows where he's going. There's a very good chance though, he won't.
A controversial spin will mark Thursday's Boston Red Sox game against the Texas Rangers with the addition of Pride Night at Fenway Park that will include the celebration of Pride Week and the first pitch being thrown out by openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, who will also be marching in Boston's Gay Pride Parade.
Natalie Grant, five time GMA "Female Artist of the Year," released her newest single, "Hurricane," on Curb Records in anticipation of her next album coming this fall.
Casting Crowns and Christian movie "Courageous," took home home awards at the K-LOVE fan awards this weekend for "Group/Duo of the Year" and "Movie Impact."
Jeremy Lin, the 24-year-old Christian Houston Rockets guard who rose to fame when he became a starter for the New York Knicks in 2012, recently took time to show his fans appreciation while explaining why Jesus Christ was so important to him.
Legendary Christian rock band, White Heart, took to Facebook to speak about their plans for a reunion.
On June 1 the Gospel Music Channel (GMC TV) official made a name switch to UP "Uplifting Entertainment."
Every analogy breaks down at some point which is why it is unwise to push an illustration too far. In the past I have written about the data each of us creates on a daily basis and have illustrated with airplanes and bloodhounds.
How would you react if one day, completely out of the blue, your husband told you he wanted to go into ministry? What’s it like when the man you married is married to God?
As if the past few weeks of scandals haven’t been enough, now we learn that the American government is spying on us to an astounding degree. And all it takes to be a target is an analyst’s “51 percent confidence” in an individual’s “foreignness.”
Christian worship is one of the most important spiritual disciplines in the Christian life. If you don’t like worship then you will not like heaven because worship is something that happens all the time in heaven.
Historian of biology Michael Barton offers this thought after reviewing bits of Discovery Institute's new curriculum Discovering Intelligent Design: "It’s no wonder that some have dubbed the Discovery Institute the Dishonesty Institute."
By Janet Parshall
America awaits the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, out of California. But while we wait, the culture is slowing moving away from God's position on the issue of homosexuality.
By Nicola Menzie
The Assemblies of God USA, the largest Pentecostal body in the world, has expressed its continued support of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA after the organization promised to act in line with recommendations made by a World Evangelical Alliance panel over its usage of "Son of God" and "God the Father" in Muslim contexts.
By Jerry Newcombe
By S. Michael Craven
When I write "Christianity is losing in America," of course I don't mean that God or, by extension, his kingdom is failing. The kingdom of God comes in force unlike anything else in creation. It is the present form of Christianity—uniquely influenced by American culture—that is failing precisely because it has been enculturated with ideas foreign to the kingdom of God and the good news of the kingdom.
By Clayton Coates
Five years ago, online dating was still considered taboo, but now online dating has become a societal norm and the Christian community is no exception. Christian singles are flocking to Christian dating sites such as ChristianMingle®.com (which just hit its 10 millionth member mark), to find a potential soul mate who shares the same faith and values. While it's rare nowadays to find a single Christian who isn't open to online dating, church leaders may be slower to adopt the evolution of what has become the dating "norm."
By Jeff Schapiro
By Napp Nazworth
A new documentary that follows the lives of three Russian orphans adopted by American parents will be screened at the Moscow International Film Festival. The filmmaker, Sarah McCarthy, is trying to raise money to show the film across Russia in the hopes that it will build support to end the ban on Russian adoptions to the United States.
By Rick Warren
You can have a thriving ministry without a thriving relationship with God, but only temporarily. Anyone can fake it in the short run, but to go the distance, you need a passionate devotional life and continual closeness to Jesus. Often, pastors tend to allow the busyness of ministry and the necessity of studying for sermon preparation to replace a real, personal walk with Jesus. But God wants better for you. Three T's for a thriving walk with Jesus…
By Napp Nazworth
A strong majority of Democrats now say that National Security Agency surveillance programs are acceptable, nearly the same percentage who said they were unacceptable when the question was asked during the President George W. Bush administration, according to a report by Pew Research Center. The reverse shift was seen among Republicans.
By Stoyan Zaimov
The filmmaker behind the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film, the trailer for which was initially blamed for the violence that led to four Americans being killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, has said that he is not anti-Muslim and wants to finish up his movie. His mission is to fight terrorism.
By Deborah Fikes
This year hundreds of evangelical Christians from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. to worship, pray, and advocate for immigration reform. This advocacy effort was organized by a diverse coalition of evangelical pastors called the Evangelical Immigration Table, as part of an effort to unite evangelicals around immigration solutions based on Biblical values.
By David P. Gushee and William S. Sessions
Twenty-five years ago, President Ronald Reagan vigorously championed U.S. ratification of the international Convention Against Torture, which he signed on April 18, 1988. Reagan acclaimed it as having marked a significant step in the development of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment.
By Noah Beck
By Janet Parshall
By Rachel Alexander
By Napp Nazworth
By Bethany Blankley
By Tullian Tchividjian
Performancism is the mindset that equates our identity and value directly with our performance and accomplishments. The Christian church has sadly not proven to be immune to performancism. Far from it, in fact. In recent years a handful of books have been published urging a more robust, radical, and sacrificial expression of the Christian faith.
By Paul Tripp
Fear is a daily battle that everyone in ministry is called to fight. Because we all tend at points to suffer from God amnesia, because we live in a fallen world and do not write our own stories, being ruled by fear is always a clear and present danger. There are moments when all of us get captured. When all of us get sidetracked.