President Obama overturned March 9 a prohibition on federal funding of stem cell research that destroys embryos, drawing protests from supporters of the previous policy who said his action is both unethical and unnecessary.
Cindy Winters, widow of slain Illinois pastor Fred Winters, told 1,900 people who attended his funeral that Sunday, March 8, was "celebration day" for her husband and that she refuses to harbor hatred.
At times, pastors may stand in their pulpits and fear for their jobs, but it’s rare they fear for their lives. In light of recent tragedies at U.S. churches, pastors and church members have become more aware of security issues.
Bernard d'Espagnat, a renowned French physicist whose research has centered on hidden realities that are 'beyond our possibilities of description,' has won the 2009 Templeton Prize, valued at $1.42 million.
For the first time in history Baptist state convention presidents were called together for a special meeting to dialogue with the president of the Southern Baptist Convention. The meeting was the brainchild of Bucky Kennedy, president of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, has been formally chosen to succeed the late D. James Kennedy as the senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
With the Easter commemoration of Christ's resurrection coming up, two Christian origins scholars took to the stage at Midwestern Seminary to evaluate the Gospel of Thomas as a means of better understanding the historical Jesus.
For some congregations, small group ministry is an answer to a lack of space in the church building. For others, it's an answer to inviting seekers or new believers into a relatively stress-free setting.
The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is warning that Senate Democrats appear to be preparing to push climate-change legislation, which the ERLC says would further burden the economy.
Southern Baptist Convention immediate past president Frank Page, a member of President Obama's faith-based advisory council, says he has been "frustrated" at the administration's policies concerning life issues and he plans on seeking clarification as to whether the president opposes all or only certain types of human cloning.
Jews are less likely than Catholics or Protestants to change faiths, though religious switching nationwide has increased since 1965, according to a study released this week by the American Jewish Committee.
Along the highway going into Oak Ridge, Tenn., is a community – it's not big enough to be called a town - called Claxton. An elementary school, the Bull Run Steam Plant, and Edgemoor Baptist Church, but no post office.
I have had the privilege of knowing Dan Spencer. I pastored in the same association as Brother Dan and believe he loves Jesus. I am impressed with all the giving accolades that Pastor Larry Wynn lauded upon Brother Dan [regarding his intentions to nominate Spencer as GBC president later this year].