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Many Christians 'Utterly Unprepared' to Defend Their Faith, Says Leading Christian Apologist
William Lane Craig Discusses Book 'A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bible' and How Christians Can Win Over Atheists and Agnostics
Demographic Shift: Where Have All the Christians Gone?
Where have all the Christians gone? According to Pew Research, in 1900, eight out 10 Christians were living in Europe and North America. Today, the map demographics has been completely scrambled.
Apple's Wailing Wall is in Palestine
Israel Today contributor shocked to find his iPhone 5 locating Jerusalem's Wailing Wall (Kotel) in the Palestinian Territories
What 'Cool' Churches Could Learn From Abercrombie & Fitch
OPINION, J. LEE GRADY: If you've ever wandered into an Abercrombie & Fitch store, you know about coolness. The retailer markets its line of sweaters, hoodies and overpriced T-shirts using dim lighting, funky music and wall-sized photos of buff models wearing $98 jeans. But the store began losing customers this year when it became known that CEO Mike Jeffries only wanted thin, popular teens to wear his clothes.
Isaac Hunter Died in Apparent Suicide, Reports Say
Isaac Hunter, former pastor of Summit Church in Orlando, Fla., died Tuesday. Though the details of his death remain unclear, the Orlando Sentinel reports his death was an apparent suicide.
Calling Down the Fire of God
OPINION: Many proven prophetic voices are declaring a great move of God that is burgeoning and about to break forth. This is a move that will be marked by the fire of God sweeping across the earth, burning up the things of the enemy and of the flesh to reveal the presence and power of the Lord and His kingdom in notable and remarkable ways.
Mark Driscoll Remains Silent as Circle of Plagiarism Accusations Now Includes Questions on Ghostwriting
Radio Show Host Says Her Apology to Pastor and Removal of Content Should Not Be 'Mistaken For a Recanting'
John Piper Chimes In on Twitter
It's Time to Reboot Christian Television
OPINION: Among the legendary pioneers of Christian broadcasting—a list that includes Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts and Jim Bakker—no one worked harder to establish Christian TV stations around the world than Paul Crouch Sr. In spite of constant controversies over his network's content and finances, the Trinity Broadcasting Network that Crouch founded in 1973 has grown to be the largest and most profitable religious television enterprise in the world.
How to Deal With Holiday Family Tensions
OPINION, RUSSELL MOORE: We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn't go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year's. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members who are contemptuous of the Christian faith and downright hostile to the whole thing.
'Preachers of LA' Puts Spotlight on 'Shacking Up' – Can Christian Couples Live Together Before Marriage?
"Preachers of L.A.," the faith-based Oxygen network reality show that Christians seem to love to hate but apparently like to watch in record numbers, has led to online discussions about various hot-button issues. One topic in particular featured in the docu-series that elicited strong responses is "shacking up," or the state of an unmarried couple living together as if they are husband and wife. The situation suggests that a shacking couple is a couple having sex, or facing the temptation to have sex. But is "shacking" even mentioned in the Bible?
Would You Recognize the Holy Spirit at Work?
OPINION: The Holy Spirit is not merely a Person; He is a divine Person. The Spirit, as a Person, is in association and relationship with the Father and the Son. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus told His disciples to go everywhere, baptizing believers "in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Crisis of Authority Explains 'Intellectual Civil War Within Evangelicalism,' Historian Says
INTERVIEW: Evangelicalism is a product of both the Reformation and the Enlightenment, and because of this, evangelicals struggle with reconciling the authority of scripture with reason, historian Molly Worthen writes in her new book, Apostles of Reason.
Christmas Shopping Guide Rates the Faith-Compatibility of Popular Brands
A nonprofit organization that works to connect Christian consumers with faith-compatible companies has ranked some of the nation's most recognizable brands in its annual Christmas shopping guide.
TBN Founder Paul Crouch Dies at Age 79 After Chronic Heart Problems
Crouch was born March 30, 1934 in St. Joseph, Mo., and is the son of Assemblies of God missionaries. His father died when he was seven-years-old, and he was raised by his mother and grandparents. He has a degree in theology from Central Bible Institute and Seminary in Springfield, Mo., and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., among other honorary doctorates.
OKC Pastors to Protest 'Offensive' and 'Pornographic' Play Depicting Biblical Figures as Homosexual
The production, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, is going to take place at the Civic Center Music Hall and is being put on by the OKC Theater Company.
Jezebel, Occultism and the End-Time War
OPINION, JENNIFER LECLAIRE: At first, I thought it was New Age culture. But I was wrong. It was occultism.
The Holy Land Continues to Surprise and Amaze Me
OPINION, STEVE STRANG: My sixth trip to Israel, which ended Monday, proved to be the most enjoyable I've had. It was full of surprises as I toured with Perry Stone from Dan on the Lebanese border in the north to the Dead Sea in the south.
Fighting Loneliness in Your Marriage
OPINION: The divorce rate in the Christian community is the same as in the secular community: 50 percent.
Atheist Tells Fox News' Megyn Kelly He's Proud of Ending 2 Schools' Operation Christmas Child Programs
The American Humanist Association threatened to file lawsuits against the schools if they continued to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of evangelist Franklin Graham's international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse that seeks to deliver Christmas toys to needy children throughout the world.
Perry Noble on 'What's the Big Deal About Homosexuality?'
A part of a sermon series called "You Asked For It" on Sunday. This was the most asked question the megachurch received.
West Ignores 'Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria'
One of the worst Christian massacres—complete with mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches—recently took place in Syria, at the hands of the U.S.-supported jihadi "rebels"; and the U.S. government and its "mainstream media" mouthpiece are, as usual, silent (that is, when not actively trying to minimize matters).
Beware of the 'Poverty and Justice Bible'
"The publishers of the Poverty and Justice Bible went looking and highlighted almost 3,000 verses in the scriptures to show that God has something to say about injustice and oppression. With bright orange highlighting, a quick glance is all you need to see that God cares about the poor — a lot."
4 Ways to Respond to Your Husband's Porn Addiction
OPINION: Your husband's addiction to pornography has just been discovered. The aftermath of this betrayal leaves every precious memory grimy and tainted. You muse back on your wedding night. Was he thinking of some porn star as he touched you? When you were working to conceive a baby together by night, what had he been conceiving with his computer monitor by day?
Authentic Fire vs. Strange Fire: It's Not About Winning an Argument
OPINION, MICHAEL BROWN: For the last three weeks I have been working day and night on a book entitled Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur's Strange Fire, and by God's amazing grace, it is completed and should be published in print and e-book format within the next three weeks.
US Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Law to Stand
A split U.S. Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to block implementation of a new abortion law in Texas that already has prompted a dozen clinics in the state to stop performing the procedure.
The Danger of Turning Religion Into an Idol
OPINION, PETE WILSON: Trevor is a good pastor friend. While having lunch with him one day, I could tell he was overwhelmed. When I inquired about his tired appearance, he replied, "I've been busy working for God for nearly four decades, and I'm exhausted." Tears started welling up in the corner of Trevor's eyes. "Pete, do you ever wonder how much is enough? How good is good enough?"
Why Obama Omitted 'God' From Gettysburg Address
OPINION: Not only did President Obama snub the ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, he ignored and omitted the words under God in his rendition of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, filmed by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
President Obama, Are You Really a Christian?
OPINION, LARRY TOMCZAK: After graduating from Cleveland State University, where I was privileged to serve as the president of our student body, I was selected for a post at the AFL-CIO headquarters across the street from the White House, your home. One day I bumped into President Nixon as he exited his limo, and I asked him this question: "Mr. President, do you read the Bible?"
Francis Chan: Live With Eternity in Mind
How do we keep an eternal perspective during our time on earth? Watch Francis Chan use an illustration to answer that in this video.
Man Finishes Tweeting Entire Bible After Three Years Work
A U.K. man has recently completed his three-year mission of tweeting the entire bible, chapter by chapter. Since its beginning, the man has seen his small project blossom into an international viral phenomenon on social media.
3 Common Ways to Read Scripture
OPINION: It shouldn't surprise me when Christians gravitate toward Scripture with slightly different aims. For some, it's easy to approach the Bible with a more "devotional" posture. For others of a more academic bent, though, a studious approach may come more naturally.
Proof that God Wants Everyone in Heaven
OPINION, DAN DELZELL: "If God really wanted everyone to go to heaven, He could 'force' everyone to accept His free gift of eternal life." Right? I suppose so.
ADOPTION: HOW GOD RESTORES
OPINION: Every year at this time, I'm reminded of how great the restoration power of God is.
Are We Still Praying for the President?
OPINION, BRANDON COX: Polls indicate that most Americans don't trust our chief governmental leader right now. He's pushed through an unpopular piece of legislation with potentially damaging effects and its rollout has been an all out blooper reel. At times, he seems unbending and arrogant – unfazed by the barrage of criticism leveled his way. But we know better, don't we?