American "Downton Abbey" fans bitter that they have four extra months more than their British counterparts until the return of the period drama, now have a minute long trailer to speculate over while they wait.
As a journalism student at Northwestern University's Medill School, I have learned how the press can affect public perception of certain societal groups. I began to investigate how news coverage has perpetuated anti-Christian stereotypes that do not reflect the Christians I know or who I am as a follower of Jesus
Facebook is the world's largest social media website, one with hundreds of millions of users in well over a hundred countries. Despite its size, however, Facebook is not an entirely public forum on which "anything goes." Rather, it is a worldwide gathering place where certain forms of speech and certain kinds of images are not allowed.
Under attack from gay rights advocates for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple because of their beliefs, a Christian couple in Gresham, Ore., was finally forced to shut down their store, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, this weekend.
Today there is a new civil rights movement underway, so we are told. This time, it's not racial equality at issue, but marriage equality. And it's not African Americans carrying the banner of protest, but homosexuals
Between my six-year-old son and Barack Obama, I've been having a hard time of late telling the two apart. When President Obama gives a press conference, it's like watching a child in the middle of a temper tantrum.
Many refuse to get involved in politics because they believe their efforts are so insignificant it is not worth the time. These cynics believe the system is so vast, and corruption so ingrained, that it is futile. Although it may be difficult to get much accomplished in government, these civic dropouts are forgetting one crucial thing.
This past Saturday, a group of volunteers from Love Wins Ministries – a Christian ministry dedicated to helping the homeless in Raleigh, North Carolina – gathered at Moore Square, a downtown park, to hand out free biscuits and coffee. They were grateful for the opportunity to share the love of Christ. They were also grateful they didn't get arrested for it.
While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us?
In a viral video that appeared on the Internet over the weekend, Hollywood producer Tyler Perry, known for his string of "Madea" movies, is seen laying hands on Bishop T.D. Jakes during a worship service at The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas.
An ordinary fisherman became one of the chief builders of the early church because he was obedient. Simon Peter made a lifelong commitment to follow Jesus Christ and received many blessings as a result.
On August 20, 2012 President Obama warned against chemical weapons' use in Syria, declaring it a "red line." On Dec. 3, 2012, Obama repeated his warning to Assad, saying "The use of chemical weapons is...totally unacceptable. And if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable."
Just as families were getting ready to head out the door for a long holiday weekend, the Obama Administration has rolled out new policies that disregard states' authority over marriage and redefine marriage for a variety of federal purposes.
In a recent post, we heard from Chris Bonts as he shared the painful story of his difficult church. Today we conclude the conversation as Chris tells us how to leave a difficult church. As a reminder, this story is very personal for Chris. He experienced these pains to the point that he was pressured to leave the church.
Steven Furtick founded Elevation Church in 2006 with a group of just eight families. It has grown rapidly since that time, and over the course of the last two weekends alone the church baptized more than 3,300 people, Furtick announced Sunday via Instagram.
Peace is one of the most precious gifts God has promised His children. I know, because for many years my life was not peaceful, and I was miserable. So, to now have this peace and live in God's rest is a treasure to me. And it is a gift that He wants all of us to have.
According to a report produced in 2013, "Christianity in its Global Context, 1970–2020: Society, Religion, and Mission," researchers at the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, offer a timely overview of the changing demographics of Christianity and Christians' activities over the past forty years.