ATLANTA — The Mercedes-Benz Stadium was packed as more than 65,000 people gathered in Atlanta for Passion 2020, a three-day conference meant to usher in 2020 while keeping Jesus Christ at the center of the celebration.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into the icy waters of rivers and lakes across Bulgaria on Monday to retrieve crucifixes tossed by priests in Epiphany ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Sabrina Gray is the director of Planning Ahead, a three-part program at Bethel AME in Boston, in which participants map out their end-of-life plans. Since the program’s inception, Gray has helped some 200 people prepare for their final season of life.
A majority of U.S. adults don’t want religion influencing government policy, with few exceptions, according to a new report from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research published on Jan. 2.
Along with the suds – and wine and mixed drinks – deep theological and spiritual truths are imbibed during Faith on Draft, a monthly gathering hosted at the popular venue by Franklin Baptist Church and Charles Qualls, senior pastor of the congregation in Franklin, Virginia.
Some modern commentators have questioned Paul's message before the Aeropagus as lacking or not strong enough. But it is Paul's knowledge of pagan beliefs, coupled with his thorough Jewish scholarship, that equipped him to present the gospel to some of the world's greatest thinkers.
Few faith leaders appear in Gallup’s annual most admired people list for 2019, released on Dec. 30.
Like the tumultuous adolescent years of human development, the changes during the teen years of the 21st century disrupted American identity as we’ve known it. And as with teenagers, they have created a lot of anxiety and fear about the future.
Carl Butler can quote chapter and verse of the Bible, but the Kansas City honky tonk preacher is equally comfortable citing "the great theologian" — a country singer named Tom T. Hall — who once proclaimed that "the good Lord likes a little pickin’ too."
[caption id="attachment_62483" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Gallaudet University student Abdulrahman Alshehri, front, along with other students during Muslim prayer at Gallaudet University in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Gallaudet University is an institution of learning, teaching and research for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)[/caption]