Faith

Inside Justin Bieber's Hillsong Church: Child abuse cover-up claims, rinsing its followers for money and facing 'cult' accusations

Celebrities have always raised eyebrows over their religion of choice – for Tom Cruise and John Travolta it's Scientology, while the likes of Madonna …

Religion

A Response to the Evangelicals Who Support Trump: Have You Read the Bible Lately?

As President Donald Trump attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, proposes a budget that is the largest transfer of wealth from the poor to the …

Poverty

How Augustine's Confessions and left politics inspired my conversion to Catholicism

Shortly before Easter 2014, my family visited me in the United Kingdom, where I was studying Christian theology. I rode the train to meet them in …

Theology

Baptist pastor accused of offering $80 for prostitute, Texas authorities say

A man who served as associate pastor of The Woodlands First Baptist Church has been charged with prostitution, according to reports.<p>Eddie Hilburn , …

Crime

Trai Byers Writes Wife Grace Gealey The Most Beautiful Birthday Message: ‘…My Feet Are Planted Next to Yours Forever’ [Photo]

‘Empire’ star Trai Byers took to Instagram to wish his wife (and co-star) Grace Gealey a ‘happy birthday.’Accompanying a picture of them caressing in …

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Catholicism

What’s Under the Microscope Can Lead to Worship

This year’s Wellcome Image Award winners gallery includes a stunning map-like image of a mouse’s retina, a close-up of a human lens implant, and a …

C.S. Lewis

Four Sources of Discord in Your Church

Every church is at every time in danger. Every church is in danger of disruption and disunity when Christian turns on Christian or Christian turns …

Theology

These Chicago Catholics have a game plan for evangelization

Chicago, Ill., Jul 26, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Taking its cue from the <b>recent and massive Convocation of Catholic Leaders</b> in the U.S., one …

Catholicism

Churches: This Is The Time To Return To Your First Love!

Advertisement - story continues below<p>When Christ addressed the seven churches in Asia in the Book of Revelation, he rebuked five, was neutral toward …

Conservative POV

A new coalition for Christian orthodoxy - CNA Columns: Deacon Keith Fournier

There is a fierce struggle for Christian orthodoxy in the Catholic Church. It could have dire consequences for all Christians. It should prompt a …

Religion

At least she won't be judged on her logical consistency.

<b>Alyssa Williams</b> won the title of Miss Washington Teen USA last year and she’ll be competing for the national title this coming Tuesday. A brief …

Out of the Deep

Kirsten Holmberg2 Samuel 22:17–20He reached down from on high and took hold of me. 2 Samuel 22:17I scanned the water intently, on alert for signs of …

Evangelical Christianity

In Defense of Breakdancing Priests

Recently a video of two priests breakdancing at a Steubenville youth conference went viral. The young priests were dressed in their clerics, their …

John Paul II

His Eye is On the Sasquatch

<i>“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?”</i> <b>- Job 11:7</b><p>I’ll tell you why I hope Bigfoot exists — and why, in a …

Evangelical Christianity

How Churches Enable Domestic Violence

<i>Joanna Cruickshank is Senior Lecturer in History at Deakin University.</i><p>Sarah Ryan, an eighteenth-century convert to evangelicalism, experienced three …

Religion

A ladder out of anxiety

A Christian Science perspective: Anyone can find peace through understanding his or her true nature.<p>July 26, 2017 —My Facebook feed continually puts …

Spirituality

Sweet Company

Anne CetasJohn 14:15–26The Spirit of truth . . . lives with you and will be in you. John 14:17The elderly woman in the nursing home didn’t speak to …

Evangelical Christianity

The Even Deeper Reasons You Need to Slow Down

God can seem very, very slow sometimes.<p>Whenever I think of this, the words of Joni Eareckson Tada come back to haunt me. Her backstory was famous by …

These stories persist because Christians rarely ask for evidence.

<b>Donald Trump</b>-approved “Christian leader” <b>Mary Colbert</b> has said in the past that God will curse the descendants of anyone who criticizes the President. …

Small Church, Big Ministry

“When your income is not that great, and prices are going up, how are people supposed to survive?”<p>For the last year, Charles Johnson and his family …

Poverty

Helping My Son Choose Between the Cub Scouts and His Beliefs about God

<i>Kate Abbott | Longreads | July 2017 | 11 minutes (2,730 words)</i><p>My 8-year-old son Henry believes in Santa but not in God. I frequently question when to …

Long-form Journalism

Pastor’s profane blog post on healthcare on point, say other Triangle pastors

John Pavlovitz isn’t the only Triangle minister who thinks Sen. John McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis is the perfect opportunity to push for …

Health Care

The ex-Jehovah's Witnesses shunned by their families

<b>For some former Jehovah's Witnesses, leaving the faith is not just the mark of losing your religion - it can also mean losing your loved ones. In many cases, friends and family are told to cut all ties with ex-believers, leaving them isolated and sometimes suicidal.</b><p>"I don't speak to any of my …

Jehovah's Witnesses

If Trump is a model Christian, he's doing atheists a favor.

It’s not surprising that former Republican <b>Congresswoman Michele Bachmann</b> is defending <b>Donald Trump</b>. She’s a punchline for liberals and basically …

Donald Trump

Get Your Soul Back - Glory to God for All Things

When was the last time you heard someone express concern for their soul? When was the last time you listened earnestly as a friend lamented a …

Spirituality

Former member speaks out against Dapto Pastor Kevin Harris

The Illawarra Community Baptist Church in Dapto, which is headed by Pastor Kevin Harris (inset) whose hard-line views have come under fire. Picture: …

Religion

MSNBC's Joy Reid Says I'm Ugly, Hate Jesus, and 'Represent the Foulest Tradition'

MSNBC’s <i>AM Joy</i> host Joy Reid went on unhinged Twitter tirade against none other than yours truly on Tuesday afternoon, decrying me as, among other …

Conservative POV

Praying for those facing hunger and starvation

A Christian Science perspective: Divine Love treasures, cares for, and deeply loves one and all.<p>July 24, 2017 —It was an image that’s all too …

What We Bring Back

David C. McCaslandPsalm 37:1–6, 23–27I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. …

Evangelical Christianity