The Southern Baptist Convention said Thursday that apart from being a member of a church adhering to denominational standards, there is no barrier to a woman becoming the face of America's largest Protestant denomination.
A Florida woman says she's now filled with hope after an impression of Jesus resembling famous Dutch artist Rembrandt's 1648 "Head of Christ" painting appeared on the shell of a horseshoe crab after God spoke to her and promised "perfection."
Eugene Cho, founder and lead pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multicultural and multigenerational church in Seattle, Washington, announced his resignation Sunday after 18 years at the helm of the church. The pastor, whose resignation becomes effective Sept. 30, assured his congregation that his decision is not due to moral failure but the need for a new leader who has a fresh vision for the church.
Nathan Larson, a confessed pedophile and prospective congressional candidate in Virginia who once spent 16 months in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama, says he now wants to legalize incest so he can have sex with his young daughter.
Tom Fred Tenney, a longtime leader in the United Pentecostal Church International who is credited with increasing the denomination's missionary work and doling out pithy one-liners on how to live right on social media, died peacefully on Friday. He was 84.
President Donald Trump uninvited the NFL's Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles, a team with a number of outspoken Christians, from a White House visit that was planned for Tuesday.
Cody Downs, a Jasper County Sheriff's Deputy in Texas who ran into a burning house and saved a 3-year-old girl who was trapped inside is thanking God for helping him and the toddler escape the fire alive.
The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a precedent-setting lower court ruling on Monday that allowed a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant to get an abortion last fall, but rejected a request from the administration of President Donald Trump to continue a policy of prohibiting immigrant minors from accessing abortions while an appeal is pending against that policy.
The wife of a former staffer at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary remains unwavering in her defense of Paige Patterson and dismissed the seminary board's statement that Patterson was terminated partly because he lied about reporting an alleged student rape at another seminary. She called it an "unfounded attack."
A statue of Jesus sitting on the façade of a South Carolina Baptist Church that members voted to remove earlier last month because it looked too "Catholic in nature," has found a new home with another congregation after the artist who created it was given until May 31 to remove it.
Jack Dillon Young, the 21-year-old who was formally charged last June for a crash that killed 13 members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, could now face up to 270 years in prison for his crimes after he pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges Thursday.
Paige Patterson Friend Challenges Allegations, Offers Evidence; Says He Was Fired by Phone After Midnight
Sharayah Colter, wife of Paige Patterson's former chief of staff Scott Colter, has challenged several of the allegations that led to the former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president's firing Wednesday, which she said was unceremoniously executed by telephone in the dead of night while he was on assignment in Germany.
Shortly before Nikolas Cruz carried out a massacre at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, the 19-year-old recorded himself laughing as he plotted to kill at least 20 of his former schoolmates "with an AR-15 and a couple tracer rounds."
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Cuts All Ties With Paige Patterson, Terminates Emeritus Status
The board of trustees of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, announced Wednesday that effective immediately they have cut all ties with the school's former president, Paige Patterson, after new details emerged about his handling of a sexual abuse allegation while he was president at another institution.
Father Stephen Gadberry, pastor of St. Mary Church in Batesville and St. Cecilia Church in Newport, Arkansas, will appear as a contestant on the new season of the popular NBC reality show "American Ninja Warrior," to compete for the $1 million grand prize when it kicks off on Wednesday night and he's also hoping to share his faith while he's at it.
Members of a Baptist church in Red Bank, South Carolina, have caused a stir for recently voting to remove a statue of Jesus from the front of their building because it appears too "Catholic in nature."
A troubled Christian Tennessee father who was hospitalized after a suicide threat on Friday, fatally shot his wife, in-laws and then himself during a domestic dispute Monday shortly after he reached out to his pastor who was unable to have an extended talk with him about his troubles because he was on holiday with his family.
Thousands of people around the world are now grieving after Orlando Rivera, a beloved pastor, professor and father of 10 who once served at the multi-campus Northland Church in Florida, was killed Monday morning in a wrong-way crash in downtown Orlando.
Willow Creek Hires Independent Firm to Help Reconcile With Bill Hybels' Accusers; Women Say They Want Truth First
Two weeks after Willow Creek Community Church's elder board apologized for initially brushing off several women's sexual misconduct accusations against founder Bill Hybels as lies, some of the pastor's most vocal accusers have rejected an independent conciliation effort offered by the megachurch as an olive branch.
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of Revival International Ministries who was seen praying for President Donald Trump with other ministers in a viral photo he shared on social media last summer, is now warning that those who dismiss the "holy laughter" as ungodly are blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.
Greg Oliver, an Alabama pastor who lost his job in 2009 after his 17 year addiction to sex and pornography was exposed has found healing and a new ministry with his wife which seeks to help others overcome the devastation of pornography and sexual addiction.
When the NFL announced new rules requiring all players to stand for the national anthem, stay in the locker room if they can't or face a fine for breaking them Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump celebrated. Some Christian thinkers and church leaders saw it however as an attack on free speech, an American value conservatives are known to dearly defend.
Two of the three suspects charged with the 2015 murder of Amanda Blackburn, who was a 28-year-old Indiana pastor's wife, have now had the murder charges against them dropped after agreeing to plea deals, while the case for murder against the remaining suspect is still pending.
A Maryland pastor was arrested and charged along with his U.S. Capitol police officer son and son-in-law Wednesday in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of four at-risk teenagers who were enrolled in a housing program run by his church.
Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas, has sparked an outcry among some state science teachers for proposing new draft K-12 science standards that remove the word "evolution" and its explanations which they see as a push to replace the Darwinian theory with the teaching of Intelligent Design.