A churchgoing family who faced unimaginable tragedy just before Thanksgiving when mom Donna Lynn Murphy Crews, 41, and her daughter, Kaelyn Scelesta Crews, 10, were killed in a car accident, are the focus of a fundraising effort.
Film includes interviews with 16 well-respected experts in the fields of archaeology, biology and microbiology, geology, astronomy, paleontology, marine biology, mechanical engineering, philosophy and theology.
Famed director focuses exclusively on the introduction of Catholic Christianity to Japan and the era of the "Hidden Christians." The Oscar-buzz has begun already. Watch the trailer by clicking here.
Two members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which advises Congress on matters related to persecution and religious violence abroad, have claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin is intent on destroying all but the Russian Orthodox Church in his country.
A committee in the national Chamber of Deputies has just squashed a proposal from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to amend the country's constitution to allow same-sex marriage and likely, by extension, gay adoptions.
Vietnam's designation as a "country of particular concern" (CPC) was removed a decade ago as the U.S. State Department began to further normalize relations with its former enemy. Since then, Vietnam has become a significant trade partner with the U.S. and an ally over Chinese military expansion. But the country still lags behind in the area of religious freedom.
In a startling turn around late last month, prominent evangelical theologian Wayne Grudem — once slammed for supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump for president and then dumping him over allegations of sexual impropriety —abruptly announced yet another change of heart weeks before the presidential election. His actions stood in stark contrast to "Never Trumpers" R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Associate dean of Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, Calif., says he believes next year's anniversary of the birth of Protestantism, the 500th, would be "the perfect time" to publicly renounce the church's history of anti-Semitism and Martin Luther's role in it.
The PCUSA's Israel/Palestine Mission Network sees a connection between the Palestinians and blacks in America. Group endorses platform of The Movement for Black Lives, which includes abolition of the death penalty, prisons, bail and private schools, as well as a call to pay reparations to blacks for past abuses. It also calls for free education, income, and special rights for blacks who are transgender, gay or "queer."
Jason Thomas, who was removed from the membership of Watermark Community Church a year ago, posted the letter informing him of the elders' decision to remove him from the membership roll. Church claims it met with Thomas repeatedly but he rejected biblical counseling and said he believed Jesus approved of his same-sex relationship. He claims the church is tarnishing the name of God.
Presbyterian church in Merced, California, forced to defend itself against merciless criticism after NPR and The Independent misrepresent events surrounding move of feeding program from one location to another. Atheist writer actually offers defense of church based on the facts of the story.
Speaking to thousands of Christian leaders gathered for Catalyst Atlanta Oct. 6, prominent evangelical Pastor Andy Stanley said Jesus Christ commanded that cross-cultural unity take precedence over all the minor theological differences that have divided Christ's followers for centuries.
James McDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, backs off support for Republican nominee until significant repentance, change of heart is shown.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited morning worship at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville Oct. 9 following Hurricane Matthew. He assured congregants he was working with officials to get power restored to all parts of the state as soon as possible. Later, he also took time to recognize two faith-based ministries he said who have stepped up to care for their neighbors in the face of Hurricane Matthew's damaging forces – Florida Baptist Disaster Relief ministries and The Salvation Army.
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