The U.S. Department of State has officially characterized acts perpetrated by ISIS as genocidal, using a label that the executive branch has only employed once before, during the crisis in Darfur more than a decade ago.
It's Easter week, the highlight of the year for followers of Christ. When I was younger I found it strange that the day commemorating the death of Jesus is known as "Good Friday." What possibly could be good about the Son of God dying?
Once God wanted to confuse man. It is found in Genesis 11. It was on this occasion that God caused confusion by changing the languages men spoke.
In the wake of ISIS-led terrorist attacks like today's explosions in Brussels, a common question will likely surface again: Do extremist groups like ISIS represent Islam?
Smartphone apps are already changing the way people consume the news, form relationships and order coffee. Soon, they could be an integral part of faith communities.
A tie appears likely in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate to reach the Supreme Court, according to observers of Wednesday's hearing over a case that pits religious nonprofits against the government.
The Affordable Care Act celebrates its sixth anniversary on Wednesday, the same day the Supreme Court will hear the fourth challenge to President Obama's signature policy.
Pope Francis tweets, uses YouTube and now he can be followed on Instagram.
In early Christianity, Easter was a much more significant holiday (“holy day”) than Christmas. And words associated with Easter offer a fascinating glimpse into the history of Christian faith.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. - 1 Timothy 4:1-2
The Christian Educators Association International wants teachers to be able to share their faith like they share a math lesson: confidently and comfortably.
Does a wretch by any other name fit the tune?
I am a college basketball fan, and this month is the most exciting time of the year, called March Madness.
Recently, our church had a guest speaker whose main topic for the day was prayer. He taught us many different things, and then invited us to join him each week for a time of prayer.
Often, the beauty of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation. What is seen are people trying to get ahead any way possible, others seeking revenge, spiteful actions, jealousy and hate.
A new blog post from Presbyterian pastor Traci Smith challenges people's assumptions about how faith leaders spend their days.
Holocaust Remembrance Day honors the 6 million Jewish lives lost during World War II. It's also a time communities reflect on the ongoing atrocities ...
Growing up, Becky Thompson of Oklahoma had three things on her future to-do list: marry a pastor, become a mom and be a fellowshipper to ...
In the springtime, it is normal to expect storms. Some can be severe. There is also a season for hurricanes.
Thrusday was aside as the National Day of Prayer.
From time to time, it is reported in the news that someone is lost. It may be a child or even an adult.
Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest famous for his anti-war protests, died Saturday at age 76. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee will be remembered for reshaping ...
According to a recent study by Deseret News National, the majority of Americans believe it’s important to observe the Sabbath. In the survey, 62 ...
The U.S. government should do more to help families facing persecution and the threat of genocide in countries like Syria and Iraq, according to ...