A slim majority (51 percent) of U.S. adults said religion is very important in their lives, according to a Gallup report published Dec. 24.
With a plus-or-minus 4 percent sampling error, that number could be as high as 55 percent or as low as 47 percent.
Twenty-five years after the True Love Waits movement was launched, an early leader in the purity movement says he does not "second-guess the rightness of the original message." Meanwhile, the latest critics of the TLW claim abstinence emphases by evangelical churches wrongly shame girls
There are a growing chorus of voices rethinking the purity movement and its lasting spiritual and psychological effects on a generation of believers. Among them is Joshua Harris, author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships,” the 1997 book that
MOGADISHU, Somalia (RNS) — In a small single-room house in the Banaadir district of Somalia, dozens of Christians worship in secret out of fear of persecution in a country where no official churches exist.
Jeremy Boyer is the organist for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oakville, Mo. He finds playing "Hallelujah" on that organ also works on another organ he plays -- in his 12th season as the organist for the St. Louis Blues hockey team.
No doubt, you have noticed we humans are not designed like Janus, the Roman mythological god. Perhaps there is a lesson in that bit of anatomy.
We all have that person in our lives; the one we can never please or do enough for, the one who always finds fault and invariably withholds a word of blessing.
As we ponder the story of Jesus' baptism, experts in Israel work to remove thousands of landmines from the area near the River Jordan and the traditional baptism site of Jesus. That’s right: One of the holiest sites remains surrounded by deadly landmines designed to
It is tired, it is overdone, but it is also true: The start of a new year is a great time to at least try to consider new habits.
This month's Passion Conference raised almost a half-million dollars to raise money for Bible translations for the Deaf from the 40,000 students in attendance. This effort is estimated to allow 160,000 in 16 countries to have access to the New Testament in their own sign