Faith

Have You Ever Felt Forgotten By God?

All of us, if we are honest, have gone through a season where we wondered if God had forgotten all about us.<p>(Maybe you are in that season right …

'Duck Dynasty's' Sadie Robertson advises fans to have faith in God during tough times

Sadie Roberston wants fans to know that during tough times, they should rely on faith for much-needed healing.<p>“I pray that even when tough times come, even when the boyfriend cheats, even when the parents get divorced, even when somebody passes, even when the whole school goes against you, even …

'Greenleaf:' Christians Who Don't Support Gay Marriage are 'Broken'

This week Oprah's mega-church drama <i>Greenleaf</i> featured not one, but two gay storylines, both regarding discipline: one was a matter of self-discipline …

Theology

Ministry and the Fear of Man

<i>“Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”</i> (Jeremiah 1:8)A great obstacle to serving the Lord, especially among …

Bengali poet Srijato defends himself against the charges in the FIR against him.

"If faith is fragile enough to be shattered by poetry, it's fundamentalism, not faith."<p>Poets being hounded via police complaints for perceived slurs …

Poetry

Fourth Maccabees and a Rational Faith

In <i>4 Maccabees</i> the role of the law as nearly equivalent to reason. Although God created humans with emotions and passions, he also “enthroned the mind …

Theology

The Best Path for my Family?

Among several other reads going on in my life right now, I am in the middle of Thom and Sam Rainer’s book, <i>The Essential Church</i>. At about 71% of the …

Religion

To Preach Like Luther, You Must Listen Like Luther

Martin Luther’s commandeering of the print medium to spread his call for reform has won much attention from scholars. Printers took a gamble on the …

Theology

Jessi Colter reflects on faith, husband Waylon Jennings in new memoir

NEW YORK – Jessi Colter has released her first album in 11 years -- and the outlaw singer has something to say. But this time, the 73-year-old has made faith the focus of her music.<p>The wife of the late country legend Waylon Jennings record 12 tracks, all psalms, aptly called "The Psalms."<p>AP (In …

Music

Engaging Churches in Caring for Incarcerated Persons and Their Families

What if churches treated prisoners with the same care and support that they treat those in their congregation who are sick? What if churches invested …

Religion

I Desire Mercy, Not Masochism

<i>This guest post was written by Zach Christensen.</i><p><i>St. Charles Borromeo Giving Communion to the Plague-Stricken</i>, Charles Le Brun, 17th century, public …

Religion

Loving your life

A Christian Science perspective: Understanding God as our loving creator heals heartache and inharmony.<p>March 24, 2017 —During lunch one day, a woman …

Spirituality

We're all responsible for seminarians, African bishop says

Cape Coast, Ghana, Mar 23, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Priestly formation isn't a just a job for the rector – it's a responsibility shared …

Pope Francis

Holy doodles — Bible journaling is a thing now

In the beginning, a higher, more crafty power created scrapbooking. Somewhere around, say, the fifth day, coloring books for adults were brought …

Apologetics

For The People Who Say "The Moral Laws In The Old Testament Still Apply To Us"

Anyone who has ever read the Old Testament knows there’s a lot of laws listed in those books– over 600 to be exact.<p>In many circles of Christianity …

Apologetics

Netflix Eyes Second Coming Of Jesus Drama Series ‘Messiah’ From Mark Burnett & Roma Downey

Netflix has in the works <i>Messiah</i>, a present-day Jesus drama series from writer Michael Petroni (<i>The Book Thief</i>) and producers Mark Burnett and Roma …

Apologetics

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Ezekiel 18:21-23]-March 23, 2017

21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall …

Christianity

A Pastor Suffering in Silence Takes His Life

Pastor Teddy Parker Jr. of Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Ga., told his wife and two kids to go ahead of him to church this past Sunday …

African-American News

Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem receives $4 million makeover

JERUSALEM – The Edicule, the shrine that is believed to be the place Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead, just received a $4 million makeover.<p>The renovated tomb was unveiled Wednesday morning at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem. The ceremony was streamed online.<p>A …

Apologetics

A Seminary Snubs a Presbyterian Pastor

Princeton Theological Seminary announced earlier this month that it would award the Rev. Tim Keller its Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness. The seminary lauded Mr. Keller for his commitment to spreading Christianity in cities, his bestselling books on religion, and …

Theology

Prophetic Word: 'My Roof-Tearing Angels Have Been Released'

<b>Spiritual Weather Forecast: A Writer's Storm Is Coming!</b><p>I just read the late breaking news on the winter storm approaching the East Coast, where I …

Evangelical Christianity

Jesus Christ's Tomb Site Re-Opens After Extensive Restoration

<i>PHOTO: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem gets a fresh new look. (Photo via Flickr/israeltourism)</i><p>The scaffolding is gone, and so are …

Apologetics

Jesus' restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter

JERUSALEM -- Nine months of renovations at Christianity's holiest site were unveiled Wednesday (March 22) in a ceremony that brought together rival …

Apologetics

Why We Actually Crave the Wrath of God

by <b>John Mark Comer</b><p>As followers of Jesus, when we read stories about Yahweh’s anger or wrath or judgment, we feel like we need to apologize to our …

Christianity

“Catholics with a hardened heart are ”atheists“ and ”pagans”

It is imperative to prevent one’s heart from hardening. To succeed, it is necessary and sufficient to hear the Word of the Lord. These were Pope …

Help Me Teach the Bible: Ed Welch on Helping Those Battling Shame, Addiction, or Anxiety

<b>Article by: Nancy Guthrie</b>In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I sat down with Ed Welch, counselor and faculty member at the Christian …

Evangelical Christianity

Adam According to Jesus (RJS)

If it was good enough for Jesus it is good enough for us!<p>This is sentiment I have heard repeatedly in the discussion of Adam, Eve, science and …

Apologetics

Power of prayer: Pastor's wife makes 'miraculous' recovery after stroke

Life can change in an instant.<p>"God, you can't take my partner. There's nothing I've done in my life of worth that I haven't done without her by my …

Stroke

Does ‘Purity’ Still Matter?

How do you know when you love someone?<p>How do you know when you love God?<p>For the Christian, these answers are somewhat varied, but are ultimately …

Relationships

Pope says contact with Scripture will bring you two qualities you might need today

Francis assures audience-goers that God never tires of encouraging us.<p>When we find ourselves needing encouragement, Pope Francis says, the way to …

Pope Francis