An Indianapolis church devoted to marijuana and recognized as a nonprofit religious organization by the Internal Revenue Service says Indiana's new religious freedom law sanctions its worship activities.
Teens made headlines last week for taking part in the “Charlie Challenge,” a challenge where they were supposedly summoning a Mexican spirit, much like a Ouija board game, according to the International Journal Review.
An increasing number of young women are leading the millennial generation in ditching church, according to a recent study.
If memory serves — and let’s face it, memory’s service is becoming less and less reliable these days — I only wanted three things for my high school graduation: a really nice watch, a really good kiss and some idea what the heck I was going to do for the next 60 years or so.
Heightened tensions between religious groups across the globe make it hard to imagine a time of peace between followers of different religions — let alone that religion can foster that peace.
"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:7-9
Friends and family are familiar with the fact that I like to use food to explain things (My former roommates are still confused at the relationship between switching yogurt brands and my English classes). But life lessons related to food have taught me some profound truths, even though they may be based on my current eating habits. Recently, I started thinking about some changes that had occured in my life. I started munching on a nearby bag of pretzels when it all came together. I paused, pretzel in hand. Suddenly a list of seven life lessons I had learned throughout ...
It’s the seventh game of an NBA playoff series.
Recently, I was at an outside basketball court where quite a few kids had gathered to shoot around. They decided to play a game using 10 players - five on one team against five on the other.
During a typical Friday prayer at mosques around the world, men and women file into their place of worship together. But once inside, they separate: The men go into the main room with the imam, and women are either placed behind the men with a divider between the two genders, or in separate rooms with speakers.
Roman Catholic bishops are voicing concern about how Ireland's gay marriage referendum will affect the stability of the family and society.
The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed an amendment calling on the government to weigh a nation's religious freedom picture when conducting trade deals.
I have mentioned this before in this space, but I have a deep desire to "finish well" in whatever I do. Last month, I attended a "pre-retirement" seminar sponsored by our state Baptist convention. My retirement is not just around the corner, but this was advertised as an important event for all pastors "over the age of 50."
A Marine, given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a Bible verse she displayed at her desk, is fighting the dismissal on religious freedom grounds.
What is the Gospel?
Today's Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17(NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new ...
I recall a cartoon picturing two ancient shepherds walking along together.
The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13 the following words, "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead."
It is almost 2017! Just let that sink in for a minute.
When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups.
This is the story of how a tiny evergreen branch reminded me that God lives, that he loves us and that miracles are real.
Last week we began a discussion of the relevancy of God's word. We saw how that sin is still a problem in our world ...
Like many parents, Nicole Burleigh looked for ways to incorporate charitable giving into her family's Christmas festivities. She and her husband and two kids ...