Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation Tuesday that would limit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requirement that employers provide coverage for contraception, sterilization and some abortifacient drugs. The bill would prevent the government from penalizing religious employers who choose not to follow the mandate due to the teachings of their faith.
A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Iowa has allegedly filed nearly one-half million false claims with Medicaid from which the pro-abortion organization received and retained nearly $28 million, say lawyers for a faith-based legal ministry.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is asking his state to reject more than $76 billion in federal funds by not expanding its Medicaid program in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare."
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has accused Republican rival Mitt Romney, based upon a Washington Post article, of being a "pioneer" in outsourcing American jobs to other countries. Conservatives have recently criticized Romney's campaign for not defending himself against the charges. Romney is now accusing Obama of sending jobs overseas using, in a stroke of irony, a Washington Post article.
When Dr. James Dobson started his Focus on the Family radio broadcast in 1977, he had no concept of how big his influence would be on the millions of parents who would listen to advice on building solid Christian families. And neither did his son Ryan.
A legislation that opens the door to transgender ordination passed its final hurdle on Monday and was approved by leaders in The Episcopal Church. The measure passed both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies.
Lakewood Church Pastor and best-selling author Joel Osteen has tried to explain his popularity in a recent interview by suggesting that it is due to his ability to reach those who have no experience with church, among other factors.
Since being charged last month for allegedly misusing millions of dollars to support his wife's pop music career, Singapore megachurch pastor Kong Hee has been tweeting Bible verses, seeking strength and comfort from above.
The pastor of a church in Jacksonville, N.C., that was destroyed by a blaze has said that while he does not know who exactly burned down the church last Thursday, he believes it was a spiritual attack against the faithful.
As the same-sex marriage debate intensifies among various Christian denominations in the United States, a group of Baptist progressives is seeking to unite members who oppose the traditional definition of marriage before the ...
Katie Holmes, married to Tom Cruise for five years, was reported to have registered as a parishioner with the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City, where she relocated after filing for divorce from the high-profile scientologist. However, an official with the church said Tuesday that the report was false.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow surprised his Twitter followers late last week by starting a spur of the moment trivia competition, in which the winner received items autographed by two other football stars.
Coinciding with London's gay pride celebration this past weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hoisted a rainbow flag, an emblem of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual activism, over the Whitehall building, considered the center of government in the country.
A Brazilian psychologist is being threatened with having her license to practice therapy revoked after she publicly affirmed her Christian beliefs on her blog and Twitter accounts, which is in conflict with the countries Federal ...
To be a Christian is to be a person who cares about words. We care about definitions and implications. Our aim is not to be contentious or obstreperous. Our aim is to be true and to speak in a way that strengthens the truth.
This one here is a doozy. Did you know that there have been religious teachers in the "Word Faith" movement over the years who have taught that Jesus was born again in hell? Seriously. Talk about a blasphemous doctrine. Anyone who teaches this heresy is presenting a different "Jesus" in their "ministry" than the Jesus of the Bible. God does not need to be born again. He is God....without sin....and without the need for the new birth.
Pastor James MacDonald noticed that he struck a nerve – in a good way – during a sermon two weeks ago on insecurity. Feeling that it wasn't the right time to move on, MacDonald delivered an emotionally-charged and revealing follow-up sermon – complete with his own biggest insecurity as well as that of his late mother, which he has never shared publicly – on Sunday.
In my opinion, the problem of evil and God is not the number one arrow in the skeptic’s quiver. If I were asked to present the best case possible against Christianity, I would rather zero in on one very sad observation that I’ve made over a number of years: The best argument against Christianity is sometimes the life lived out by a professing Christian.
Dear Gay Kid, I spent my whole life trying to be someone I wasn't. From the time I was 4 feet tall I was lying to everyone around me, pretending to be a person that I knew I really wasn’t. I hated myself. I hated who I really was. I hated that I was gay. I hated that I lived in a world where that wasn’t normal. I hated that I had to hide.
Cathey Brown knows the painful dynamic of a dysfunctional family. She knows it because she has lived it. She learned to pretend that everything was "great" when paraded to church on Sundays … even though most weekends she avoided her drunken father … and tried not to notice her mother's bruises.
Like David and all those he speaks for in Psalm 122, we cannot – we must not – let the grace we minister to others become commonplace to us. We must keep in view that we are not just instruments but also recipients of daily grace and will never outgrow our need of what grace alone is able to provide.
As the dust begins to settle on the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold ObamaCare, no one is questioning the motives of eight out of the nine justices. Only the Chief Justice has had his motives called into question.
New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas is among the Christians upset over the decision by LifeWay Christian Stores to remove "The Blind Side" from its shelves because it contained profanity and racial slurs. He says objections over the language miss the point of the film and such reactions make it hard for Christians to be taken seriously in cultural discussions.
The President's action, while temporarily protecting these young people for a period of two years (subject to a reversal should the President lose his re-election bid) does nothing to grant actual status to these people. It only places them in a "deferred action" classification, meaning that they will not be placed into immediate deportation proceedings for the duration of their two year increment.
In a one-on-one interview, internationally renowned evangelist Luis Palau speaks about his new book for dry Christians, Out of the Desert: Into the Life God Fully Intended, the greatest misunderstanding among believers about the Christian life, and how he guards himself from self-destruction.
One of the tasks of a good friend or accountability partner to someone who is entrenched in pornography is to help them understand their own heart. Why do they run to porn again and again? Solomon reminds us that “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water."
Ed Stetzer, editor of The Gospel Project, thinks Christians are "knowledge addicts" but have an "application deficit" in living on mission. He talks about how the new Bible study curriculum from LifeWay helps Christians to connect deep theological concepts in the Bible with mission-driven application.
All it takes is a 30-second perusal of the supermarket tabloids to confirm what you already know: There is an excessive, if not obsessive, draw to celebrity in the culture. From Tim Tebow to Kate Middleton to Kim Kardashian, people are drawn to certain individuals, for any number of reasons.
The pro-choice worldview's logical conclusion is there for all to see: In order to maintain the supreme good of a woman's choice, pro-choicers must always and everywhere deny the humanity of the unborn child. Even when their own eyes tell them otherwise.
Jerry Sandusky's systematic assaults against 10 boys over a 15-year period appear clear cut – he is a monster who deserves to be locked up, and in some minds, die and be sent directly to hell. But instead of whooping over the fact that Sandusky, 68, will likely die behind bars, voices appealing to God's grace say Christians ought to take a good look in the mirror.
It has often been said that America was founded upon an idea. The country was not formed mainly for power or privilege but in adherence to a set of principles. Granted, these ideals have been, at various times in our history, less than ideally maintained. But the ideals remain. The idea persists.