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‘Fiscally Absurd’: Hollywood Moviemaker Has a Blunt Message About ‘Faith-Based Films’

On the heels of movie producer and marketing specialist Mark Joseph’s claim that the “faith-based films” label is problematic and should be …

Atheism

‘God, Please Save Me’: Woman Credits Faith in God With Saving Her Life After Horrific Accident Tears Her Car in Half

A woman is crediting God and her faith after surviving a terrifying car accident while on her way to a Bible study on Saturday.<p>Apol Lansang, a …

Faith

Purported Planned Parenthood Pamphlet From 1952 Offers Shocking Proclamation About Abortion

A 1952 pamphlet attributed to Planned Parenthood has been making waves in the pro-life world. After first re-emerging a few years ago, the document …

Rights & Freedoms

Christian Singer Gives Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ a God-Inspired Makeover — and It’s Absolutely Awesome

Singer Beckah Shae decided to give Ed Sheeran’s megapopular song “Shape of You” a makeover — and the results are pretty stunning.<p>After tweaking the …

Ed Sheeran

WATCH: ‘Swag Seminary’ Video Hilariously Pokes Fun at Hipster Pastors Who Desperately Want to Escape Being ‘Old and Outdated’

Comedian John Crist is at it again, releasing a comical, new video titled, “Swag Seminary” — a short clip that pokes fun at how some contemporary …

Hipsters

Fault Line: How a Seismic Shift in Culture Is Threatening Free Speech and Shaping the Next Generation Paperback – March 7, 2017

Why is the Church Losing Young People? These Indiana Teens Believe They Have the Answer…and the Solution

An Indiana church is seeking to broaden the connection between teenagers and their faith with an innovative youth ministry program that just debuted …

Teens

Watch This Singer Totally Transform a Popular Hit Song Into a Christian-Themed Tune About God

We already brought you singer Beckah Shae’s rendition of Ed Sheeran’s mega-popular hit “Shape of You” — and now we’re highlighting her cover of yet …

Music

Couple Who Tried to Conceive for Almost 2 Decades ‘Overjoyed’ to Welcome Sextuplets

A Virginia couple who tried to conceive for almost two decades could have welcomed six children over the course of time, but instead, they were …

Pregnancy

The Powerful Words That Stopped a Teen From Attempting Suicide After an Abortion

Christa March found herself alone and isolated in her tiny studio apartment one day, pressing a steak knife against her wrist; she was convinced in …

Parenting

GOP lawmaker: North Korean dictator is ‘terrified’ of the Christian message

North Korea is one of — if not <i>the</i> — greatest persecutor of the Christian faith, and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) believes it’s because dictator Kim Jong Un is “terrified” of the gospel message.<p>“It’s amazing to me that when I walked up to the dais, I walked up holding this [Bible],” Lankford said …

North Korea

After 50 Years, Daughter of Missing Vietnam Vet Will Bury Father Memorial Day Weekend

Deborah Crosby waited more than 50 years to hear the good news that her late father, Vietnam War veteran Lt. Commander Frederick P. Crosby, would …

Memorial Day Weekend

Melania Trump’s Faith Revealed After the First Family Visits Pope Francis

Much attention and debate has surrounded President Donald Trump’s Christian faith, though little has been said of the beliefs espoused by his wife, …

Donald Trump

‘Faithfulness Rewards!!’: Worship Leader Who Felt God ‘Called’ Him to Audition for ‘The Voice’ Wins it All

Never in his wildest dreams did church worship leader Chris Blue ever think he’d compete in “The Voice” let alone win. But that’s exactly what …

Alicia Keys

Churches and Hospitals Under Siege, Martial Law Declared as ISIS Overtakes Major Philippine City

On Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the decision to place the island of Mindanao under martial law after a raid to capture a terror …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Intense Footage Shows Children and Their Families Fleeing ISIS

By Dan Andros <br>Posted<p>Faithwire has been following David Eubank of the Free Burma Rangers as they provide medical aid and more in Mosul. FBR released …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Christian School Not Backing Down From Decision to Discipline Pregnant Student Who Broke School Policy

The small Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland that made headlines earlier this week for its decision to not allow a pregnant student to walk in …

Education

8th-grader barred from giving graduation speech over Bible verses. So he does the next best thing.

The tiny rural town of Akin in southern Illinois might not have a post office, but it can now count itself among the players on the national stage after an eighth-grade boy was barred from giving a graduation speech over its religious content.<p>Akin Community Grade School salutatorian Seth Clark …

Conservative POV

Mom helps her quadriplegic son pursue his MBA and receives a surprise at his graduation

A California mom who helped her quadriplegic son pursue his Master of Business Administration degree received a surprise at his graduation ceremony last weekend — an honorary degree of her own.<p>According to ABC News, Marty O’Connor, 29, was paralyzed in 2012 after falling down a flight of stairs. …

Conservative POV

Tucker Carlson Faces-Off Against Atheist Activist Over School Bible Study Drama: ‘Have You Read the First Amendment?’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson faced-off against atheist activist Dan Barker on Thursday night, with Carlson calling Barker “a bully who runs a highly …

Tucker Carlson

After Abandoning Atheism, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the Prayer He Sings to His Daughter Every Night Before Bed

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stunned many last December when he posted an online message that seemed to indicate that he had abandoned …

Mark Zuckerberg

71 Years After the Nazis Killed Her Family and Halted Her Education, This Holocaust Survivor Finally Received Her High School Diploma

We already told you about Horace Sheffield, the remarkable 88-year-old former pastor who recently recognized his lifelong dream of completing a …

Education

‘I Just Went With My Instinct’: Insane Footage Shows Woman Leaping Onto the Hood of Her Car to Stop Gas Station Carjacker

A woman’s bold move during a recent carjacking has gone viral — and when you watch the clip, you’ll understand exactly why.<p>Melissa Smith, 27, of …

Gas Station

Scottish Pastor Pens Manchester Attack-Inspired Prayer Calling Out to ‘Broken Hearted’

While so many people are still attempting to process the Manchester Arena attack that took place earlier this week, the Reverend Dr. Derek Browning, …

Manchester Arena

Newly Released Undercover Planned Parenthood Mysteriously Disappears — Here’s Why

Something intriguing happened just hours after a pro-life group released a shocking, new video showing abortion doctors and Planned Parenthood …

Planned Parenthood
Conservative POV

Filmmaker Is Hoping His New Thriller Does Far More Than Simply Entertain: We Want to ‘Start a Conversation’

When filmmaker Nicholas DiBella set out to pen the script for his most recent film titled, “Wildflower,” he said that he ended up with a decent recipe for an entertaining feature — but that there was one key ingredient that seemed to be missing.<p>That’s when DiBella employed the knowledge and …

Conservative POV

Prominent Ex-Muslim Was Asked if Islam Is a Peaceful Religion. Here’s His Response.

Well-known author and Christian speaker Nabeel Qureshi has widely discussed his conversion from Islam to Christianity, and his realization, as he says, that “Islam really is violent at its core.”<p>Qureshi, author of the new book “Answering Jihad,” recently told TheBlaze that “radicalization is on the …

Islam