Undercover police and Chinese government officials violently arrested Christian worshipers after raiding a church in Henan province amid an ongoing crackdown on religion in the Communist country.
After raiding a church summer camp for children in China's Gansu, authorities dismissed two Catholic priests for holding an "illegal" retreat as persecution intensifies.
Pope Francis Sparks Debate After Saying Lord's Prayer Should be Changed Because Satan, Not God, 'Leads Us into Temptation'
Pope Francis has sparked a debate after saying he wants to make a change to the Lord's Prayer, arguing that the current form wrongly implies that God can lead humans "into temptation."
Sarah Mullally, First Woman Appointed Bishop of London, Says Sexuality a 'Challenging Issue' But Supports Biblical Marriage
Sarah Mullally, the first female Bishop of London, has emphasized the Church of England's traditional teaching on marriage as being between a man and a woman despite being "supportive of LGBT
Perry Noble Launches New Church Despite Criticism He's 'Unfit' to Return to Ministry in Wake of Alcohol Abuse, Divorce
Former NewSpring Church pastor Perry Noble, who lost his job and separated from his wife last year following struggles with alcohol, has announced he launched Second Chance Church online - despite
When referring to God the Father, the Church of Sweden is encouraging its clergy to use gender-neutral terms instead of "He" or "the Lord" in an attempt to "modernize" church services.
Church of England Leader Justin Welby Has 'No Grasp on Biblical Foundations of Faith,' Says Family Research Council
The head of the conservative group Family Research Council has accused Justin Welby, Britain's archbishop of Canterbury, of having "absolutely no grasp on the biblical foundations of his faith" but
Perry Noble, former pastor of NewSpring Church, had admitted he's still "unqualified" to start a new church one year after being removed from his position due to alcohol addiction and other
After the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, which left 26 worshipers dead, a number of faith leaders took to social media to condemn the attack.
The Burnette Chapel Church of Christ has asked for "continued prayers and support" after a masked gunman stormed into the Nashville-area church on Sunday, shooting seven people, including the
September 5, 2017: Christian leaders in Britain have vowed to "keep finding new ways" to spread the Gospel after a new study found that the UK is becoming an increasingly godless society, with more
August 31, 2017: Harvest Orange County Church Pastor Greg Laurie has said he is "thankful to God for the prayers and abundant support of our community" after two naked men with a fake gun were
August 29, 2017: As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Southeast Texas, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church has announced it is partnering with Samaritan's Purse CEO Franklin Graham to help those in
August 28, 2017: As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Southeast Texas, pastors based in the state have urged Christians worldwide to pray for those affected by the historic, catastrophic
August 11, 2017: A mom who claimed she was asked to leave a service at Elevation Church in North Carolina for breastfeeding her baby in public is now organizing a "Nurse-In" during the 11 a.m.
June 30, 2017: A Christian pastor who was shunned by her community after she was abducted and gang-raped on her wedding day has shared how her faith has allowed her to forgive her persecutors.
Robot Priest, Uttering Blessings in Five Languages, Meant to Provoke Debate If Humans Are Needed to Give Blessing
A robot priest that raises its hands and declares God’s blessings was recently unveiled in Germany, sparking curiosity from nonchurchgoers and earning criticism from “church-oriented” groups.
Same-sex couples will likely be able to wed in the The Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) by this fall, less than a year after church leaders voted to remove a clause in its law stating that marriage is
After a Saddleback Church youth mentor was hit nearly a half-dozen felony charges of child molestation, church pastors have asked believers to pray for these two things.
The Church of England has stirred up controversy after announcing it plans to vote on creating an official "baptism-style" service to celebrate when transgender "Christians" change their
Christian apologist, author and evangelist Josh McDowell said the doctrine of being “saved by faith” that is being taught in many churches today is utter heresy.
Summer had just finished high school with the intention of entering college. At the time, she was balancing attention to a job, rodeo competitions---and a recent boyfriend, Jason. Shortly after high
"What America ultimately needs is spiritual change—a transformation that starts in individual hearts."
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's famous 95 Theses, which helped spark the founding of the Reformation and the division of Christianity into Protestantism and Catholicism.
A 65-year-long split between China and the Vatican may finally be getting repaired. Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong recently indicated that there might be an agreement over the thorniest issue between
This past Saturday, May 13, marked a special day for Portuguese Roman Catholics and global onlookers as Pope Francis visited the Shrine of Fatima to canonize two of the three children recognized as
Anglicanism is now slightly growing after years of being in decline, a new report said.
Many Pastors Overworked, Feel Inadequate, Says Survey—Find Out How You Can Help Prevent Pastor Burnout
An online survey conducted among pastors revealed that many of them are working more hours than they should and that, at times, they feel unable to meet what their role demands.
“You can choose to look the other way but never again can you say that you never knew.”
Many people who went to the gathering came to Christ in repentance, were set free from patterns of sin in their lives and found hope for a better future.
Christian apologist Josh McDowell recounted how he was able to overcome his childhood trauma from seven years of constant sexual abuse with the help of a man who ministered the Word of God to him.
While the United Methodist Church waits for an official decision on the denomination’s stance on LGBT issues, some members say the church could be heading for a split because of differences in the
A Methodist church in Hungary that was stripped of its status by the government was awarded 3 million euros in damages by the court.
Members of City Harvest Church expressed their full support for the wife of senior pastor Kong Hee, Ho Yeow Sun, as Kong serves his jail term at Changi Prison for three years and six months.
City Harvest Church leaders have asked the international community to pray for the "safety and protection" of church founder Kong Hee as begins his 3.5 year jail term.
Kong Hee, the senior pastor of Singapore-based City Harvest Church, will start his jail term on Friday, April 21. He said he is ready to face it with peace in his heart.
Rev. Serene Jones, president of New York's Union Theological Seminary, said monthly lectures on social justice are drawing crowds three times the size they did prior to the election of Donald Trump
Two Southern Baptist leaders, one who is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, met this week and ended up planning how to create stronger bonds within the Protestant church network amidst
Taiwan churches have grown rapidly in recent years but has become more and more enterprise-oriented. A pastor couple from the United States came to Taiwan to share the experience of church planting.
Christian Japanese Woman Gives Up Wealth and Marries Aboriginal Taiwanese; True Light Shines on Red Light DistrictThe daughter of deputy mayor of Japan and an aboriginal Taiwan young man got together because of their faith despite the huge gap between them in terms of their social status, history of ethnic grievances, language barriers, financial pressures, cultural shocks, etc. The woman became “daughter-in-law of Taiwan” and the man became a “hotel pastor."
Taiwan churches are growing rapidly. There are more than 1,000 new churches opened in the past 10 years. Churches tend to be large-scaled and enterprise-oriented. However, they are facing many potential problems, such as losing young people. In an interview with Christian Daily, Top Church’s founder, Pastor Zhang Maosong, pointed out that churches face the challenges of staying modern and relevant for younger members.
Today’s society promotes diversity and criticizes the thinking in the past. Pluralism also impacts the church greatly. It challenges the sole truth of the church. A scholar points out that we should still discern the truth while being multicultural.
Predicting the Future of Missionary Work in China Through Present and Past Missionary Work in South KoreaSouth Korea is the Asian country that has the largest Christian population. It also sends out a large number of missionaries. What is the current situation of missionary work in South Korea? How do we use this as a reference to look at the development of missionary work in Chinese churches? South Korean Missionary Park Dong-Seong, who based in Taiwan, said in an interview with Christian Tribune, that after the churches grew in South Korea, they put great emphasis on missionary work overseas and their motivation to do missionary work was to ‘return the debt of the gospel’.
Pope Francis has warned against conversing with the devil, as the Evil One is an incredibly intelligent being who often appears "disguised as an angel."
Cambridge University Chapel Holds Services for LGBT Community to Show Christianity is 'Inclusive' Regardless of SexualityIn an effort to be more "inclusive," three Cambridge University colleges are holding special new chapel services for gay and transgender individuals to create a "safe sacred space" and show that Christianity can be welcoming of anyone, regardless of "sexuality or gender identity."
Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California has shared why every Christian should be baptized and invited all believers to join him for a church-wide baptism this Saturday - at the very same location where he was baptized years ago.
Pope Francis 'Loves China', Hopes to Heal Strained Relationship Between Vatican and Communist CountryAugust 4, 2017: Pope Francis has said he "loves China" and hopes the Vatican and the Communist country can heal their strained relationship, Chinese media has quoted a Vatican official as saying.
July 18, 2017: Jehovah's Witnesses are fighting back after Russia banned the religious organization from freely practicing their faith and declared them to be an "extremist group", placing them in the same category as ISIS.
29 June 2017: The Hallelujah Challenge is about to come to an end, so what comes after that? Mass worship and praise sessions might be just the thing needed to spark a revival in this great nation.
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) Receives Serious Internet Threats, Police Are Now Involved22 June 2017: The world is getting crazier by the day, and Christians continue to be persecuted around the world on a daily basis. Even the Internet is not spared, as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has received potential threats over the Internet, prompting police intervention and help.
15 June 2017: A couple in Oregon from the Followers of Christ Church were slapped with a murder charge of their prematurely born daughter. The couple decided to lean on faith healing when health complications arose as opposed to receiving proper medical treatment, leading to Gennifer Mitchell’s untimely demise.
The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church ordained an openly non-binary transgender as a provisional deacon.