At an Intelligence Squared debate attracting approximately 600 people at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College Tuesday night, most people were convinced by arguments that "The More We Evolve, the Less We Need God."
Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House megachurch in Dallas, Texas, offered an apology Tuesday to a 22-year-old former female volunteer who was physically assaulted and held against her will at the church's Fort Worth campus on Sunday.
Aaron L. Finley, a Texas pastor who has become the talk of the internet for allegedly sexting with a woman who is not his wife, slammed the reports as "made up...foolishness" Tuesday and warned his critics to "watch how they treat God's man."
A young Potter's House Fort Worth church volunteer said she quit her role at the church Sunday after she was handcuffed, assaulted and physically removed from the church during a dispute with an elder, that was partially captured on video, about her appearing on the church's stage.
In a "common-sense" move Friday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert made his state the first to legalize a controversial practice known as "free-range parenting" that previously led to the arrest of a number of parents for negligence.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark and one of the company's former executives in Kansas City, Kansas, have been slapped with a raft of criminal charges alleging stunning negligence from both parties in the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy, who was decapitated while riding what was once hailed as the world's tallest water slide.
Matthew 25 Leader Resigns After Allegations He Severely Sexually Harassed, Exposed Himself in Front of Employee
James Finchum, the highly-respected CEO of Matthew 25, a partner ministry of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, Tennessee, was forced to resign in January after a female employee alleged that she was severely sexually harassed and assaulted by her boss, who at one point exposed himself and masturbated in front of her in his office.
A popular teacher who taught at Faith Christian Academy, a private Christian school in Arvada, Colorado, revealed this week that he was fired for tackling the issue of racism with students after working at the school for 17 years.
Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor of the multi-campus Willow Creek Community Church, has denied multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including a consensual affair with a married woman, who retracted her claims. Investigations commissioned by the church also could not substantiate the allegations.
Life Application Ministries in Warren, Michigan, already spent $1.2 million to build a community center. But the incomplete building will now be razed by the city after neighbors agreed that it had become a public nuisance after dealing with years of its stalled completion.
Despite repeated calls to address the issue, the Episcopal Church U.S.A. remains in denial about alcoholism and addiction among its leaders, according to a recent report to the General Convention.
Bill Voge, the prominent Christian chair of Latham & Watkins, one of the world's largest law firms by revenue, resigned from his post this week after admitting to exchanging "sinful" messages with a married woman he never physically met.
Football, America's national pastime and most-lucrative professional sport, is "in conflict with God's law and character" because of the damage it inflicts on those who play the game, says theologian Dan Doriani who thinks the game should be retired.
Popular Christian preacher and founder of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, Francis Chan recently invoked Scripture in warning Christians to be careful of how they criticize church leaders.
Embattled Highpoint Church Teaching Pastor Andy Savage announced to the church Tuesday that he has resigned from his position after coming to a better understanding of the trauma he caused his victim, Jules Woodson, 20 years ago.
'Wealth Afflicted' Ethan Couch, Who Killed Pastor, 3 Others in Drunken Crash, to Be Released From Jail
Ethan Couch, a Texas man who was sentenced to probation after killing a beloved pastor and three others in a drunken crash in 2013 because he suffered from a side effect of wealth called "affluenza," will be set free in a few weeks after serving a two year sentence for violating his probation.
Marlon Bolton, a pastor who also serves as commissioner in Tamarac, Florida, claims the city's mayor, Harry Dressler, insulted his faith and called him a "black piece of s***" last Wednesday after a fight over the city's decision to institute a 180-day moratorium on new permits for churches and places of worship.
Prayers are now going up for the family of 19-year-old freshman at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mark Dombroski, after the standout rugby player was found dead in Bermuda Monday just days after competing in an international rugby tournament with his school's team.
The Rev. C. Frank Phillips, a longtime and beloved pastor at the St. John Cantius Catholic Parish who leads a religious order of men who devote their lives to the church and live under "the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience," in Chicago, Illinois, has been removed from his post due to accusations of improper relationships with adult men.
The pastor and members of a Tennessee church were forced to defend their guest speaker, controversial internet preacher Greg Locke, during their spring revival service last Thursday after he was publicly rebuked for "not living up to what a pastor needs to be."
A dispute over land between suspected Hindu extremists and a Catholic hospital in Madhya Pradesh state, India, turned violent Monday when the extremists destroyed the hospital's boundary wall and attacked nuns and other staff in a violent land grab.
Former Fight Church Pastor Paul Burress Gets 1-Year Probation for Sexually Abusing Former Congregants
Paul Burress, a controversial preacher who attracted nationwide attention in 2014 due to a mixed martial arts documentary called "Fight Church," pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in court Wednesday in Rochester, New York.
Students for Life of America, the nation's largest pro-life youth organization, celebrated victory at the Miami University of Ohio Friday after school officials settled a federal lawsuit in which they agreed to no longer require a "trigger warning" for pro-life speech on campus.
A 70-year-old great-great-grandmother from North Carolina who overcame addiction, sexual assault and five suicide attempts to graduate from college for the first time last spring, is now thanking God for "miracles" after she lost all her belongings in a fire last Thursday.
Two men who eluded authorities after battering a North Carolina pastor and burning his 76-year-old wife alive inside the couple's home were arrested and charged Wednesday with first-degree murder.