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What I learned on a trail near Machu Picchu

What I learned on a trail near Machu Picchu

Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed ... Read More


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Wedding and party venue in Lithuania has a dark history many visitors know little about

Wedding and party venue in Lithuania has a dark history many visitors know little about

It's a lush, 18-acre property adorned with flowers, bright green grass and a brick complex that hosts graduation parties and weddings, but there's ... Read More
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Donald Trump's 'evangelical moment' during acceptance speech included this vow

Donald Trump's 'evangelical moment' during acceptance speech included this vow

It's no secret that Donald Trump's run for the White House has firmly divided some leaders in the evangelical community, with prominent Christian ... Read More
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What motivates evangelicals who support Hillary Clinton?

What motivates evangelicals who support Hillary Clinton?

Nearly 8 in 10 white evangelical voters plan to cast ballots for Donald Trump, whether because of their political affiliation, their appreciation for his defense ... Read More
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A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers

A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers

The majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should show a commitment to addressing Christian persecution across the globe, according to a poll ... Read More
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3 key takeaways from the latest report on global religious restrictions and hostilities

3 key takeaways from the latest report on global religious restrictions and hostilities

Government and social interference with religious practice decreased in 2014, but people of faith faced more threats from terrorist groups, according to Pew Research Center ... Read More
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2016 Republican Party Platform offers praise for Israel — and see the one thing that's missing from

2016 Republican Party Platform offers praise for Israel — and see the one thing that's missing from

After much speculation surrounding proposed pro-Israel language in draft copies of the 2016 Republican Party Platform, the final version of the document, indeed, expresses "unequivocal ... Read More
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Is this 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard that was reportedly rejected really 'too incendiary' and 'too p

Is this 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard that was reportedly rejected really 'too incendiary' and 'too p

The Christian movie house that produced "God's Not Dead 2" is claiming that a billboard advertising the film's DVD release was recently rejected ... Read More
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The long — and surprising — history behind the IRS ban on churches endorsing political candidates

The long — and surprising — history behind the IRS ban on churches endorsing political candidates

Among the many policy positions embedded in the 2016 Republican Party Platform is a call to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a controversial Internal Revenue Service ... Read More
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5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

As critics continue to warn that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might face roadblocks when it comes to courting minority faiths, there's something quite ... Read More
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Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?
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Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

From the Orlando, Florida, terror attack to the deadly assault on police officers in Dallas, the nation continues to be rocked by an ongoing series ... Read More
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Did the Republican Party just adopt the 'most pro-life platform ever'?

Did the Republican Party just adopt the 'most pro-life platform ever'?

The Republican Party officially adopted the "most pro-life platform ever" last week, according to at least two conservative organizations that commented on the newly released ... Read More
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Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

An oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert that some biblical scholars believe is the site of — or at least the inspiration for — the ... Read More
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Here's how the Vatican's mobile medical unit is helping the poor in Rome

Here's how the Vatican's mobile medical unit is helping the poor in Rome

The Vatican continues its efforts to help the poor and downtrodden through the donation of a mobile medical unit that is now traveling around Rome ... Read More
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Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small ... Read More
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See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust plights and survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but they are now seeing ... Read More
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End-times author of 'Left Behind' breaks down prophesy — and fiction

End-times author of 'Left Behind' breaks down prophesy — and fiction

A popular author who helped invigorate pop culture interest in Christian eschatology with the release of the first book in the "Left Behind" series 21 ... Read More
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Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Joshua Shlomo Mendel Leviton confused judges and audiences members when they first walked out onto the "America's Got Talent" stage. Wearing ... Read More
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Pastor launches 'Doubters Club' to challenge atheists, skeptics and others with biblical debate

Pastor launches 'Doubters Club' to challenge atheists, skeptics and others with biblical debate

A Colorado pastor has launched a "Doubters Club" — a gathering that includes atheists, agnostics and those who are spiritually uncertain.
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Will this key line in Melania Trump's GOP Convention speech help put minority faiths at ease?

Will this key line in Melania Trump's GOP Convention speech help put minority faiths at ease?

Melania Trump's highly anticipated speech before the Republican National Convention Monday night attracted both accolades and scrutiny, especially after charges of plagiarism emerged.
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Creator of life-size Noah's ark replica reveals why he built the biblical structure — and what he ho

Creator of life-size Noah's ark replica reveals why he built the biblical structure — and what he ho

With the opening today of a new Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, individuals and families will be able to have a "life-sized Noah's ... Read More
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Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in America

Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in America

With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to ... Read More
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Church's bold move to help the homeless has big impact on the government, report finds

Church's bold move to help the homeless has big impact on the government, report finds

What is the true worth of a church? Sure, there's the intrinsic value that a worship community brings to parishioners, but what about the ... Read More
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Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here

Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here

A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest for secretly recording young ... Read More
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Pastor says 2016 presidential election is 'pulling at the very soul of our nation'

Pastor says 2016 presidential election is 'pulling at the very soul of our nation'

A well-known megachurch pastor is catching attention for a recent sermon during which he said that the current election cycle is “pulling at the very ... Read More
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87-year-old man does something incredible to connect with his Alzheimer's-aflicted wife

87-year-old man does something incredible to connect with his Alzheimer's-aflicted wife

As the old adage says: You're never too old to learn something new.
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Study reveals another unexpected health benefit of attending church

Study reveals another unexpected health benefit of attending church

Church attendance may reduce the likelihood that people will harm themselves, according to a new study, published June 29 in JAMA Psychiatry.
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'Sin makes you stupid': Pastor's revelation and warning about how secret sin nearly destroyed his li

'Sin makes you stupid': Pastor's revelation and warning about how secret sin nearly destroyed his li

A pastor who published a blog post on Relevant laying out the dire reasons why secret sins are destructive opened his piece with a stunning ... Read More
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Famed Christian apologist's warning to America: 'We have a deep crisis of the soul that is killing u

Famed Christian apologist's warning to America: 'We have a deep crisis of the soul that is killing u

Famed Christian apologist and preacher Ravi Zacharias is warning that American culture is "at the cliff’s precipitous edge and the fall could be long ... Read More
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How to stay hopeful in a heartbreaking world

How to stay hopeful in a heartbreaking world

If you hate watching the news because it is depressing, and you hate going on social media because everyone is fighting, and you feel like ... Read More
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Archbishop of Canterbury's generous move puts his words about the Syrian refugee crisis into action

Archbishop of Canterbury's generous move puts his words about the Syrian refugee crisis into action

The spiritual head of the Church of England will soon be housing a Syrian refugee family at his residence — an act of compassion that comes ... Read More
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Man who went on a quest for his family history discovers 220-year-old Bible. Here's what was inside.

Man who went on a quest for his family history discovers 220-year-old Bible. Here's what was inside.

A man who went on a personal quest to learn more about his family heritage recently discovered that a centuries-old Bible that belonged to his ... Read More
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Debate raged after claims that Trump became a born-again Christian. Here's the person who reportedly

Debate raged after claims that Trump became a born-again Christian. Here's the person who reportedly

Debate and skepticism raged after Christian leader Dr. James Dobson recently proclaimed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accepted "a relationship with" Jesus.
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Dad sets out on biblical quest to 'build the next generation of godly men'

Dad sets out on biblical quest to 'build the next generation of godly men'

Kent Evans is on a mission to help American dads "build the next generation of godly men" — a quest that he's accomplishing through a ... Read More
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Christian pastor's emotional video reaction to recent police shootings goes viral: 'This is not OK'

Christian pastor's emotional video reaction to recent police shootings goes viral: 'This is not OK'

A Christian pastor's raw and candid reaction to the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man who was killed this week during a ... Read More
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The next big Supreme Court battle over 'religious liberty' is set to unfold — and one group just iss

The next big Supreme Court battle over 'religious liberty' is set to unfold — and one group just iss

A group devoted to enforcing the separation of church and state is warning that an upcoming Supreme Court battle could "undermine core tenets of religious ... Read More
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Pope Francis meets with family of college student killed in Rome

Pope Francis meets with family of college student killed in Rome

Pope Francis met Wednesday with the grieving parents of an American exchange student killed in Rome, solidifying his reputation as a man committed to comforting ... Read More
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Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose ... Read More
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Q&A: What will happen now that white Christians are no longer a majority group?

Q&A: What will happen now that white Christians are no longer a majority group?

White Christians are no longer the majority faith group in America. In 2008, members of the group composed 54 percent of the of the U ... Read More
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Mike Huckabee reveals the 'ironic' problem he sees in today's culture — and warns about pending Cali

Mike Huckabee reveals the 'ironic' problem he sees in today's culture — and warns about pending Cali

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is sounding the alarm on an “ironic” problem that he believes is raging in the current culture, saying that the ... Read More
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Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

Evangelical Christian voters are more supportive of Donald Trump today than they were of Mitt Romney at a similar point in 2012, according to a ... Read More
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Rapper who willingly confessed to cold-case murder 17 years later reveals what drove his decision

Rapper who willingly confessed to cold-case murder 17 years later reveals what drove his decision

Rapper G. Dep had a deep, dark secret that haunted him for years — a criminal act that pervasively ate away at his conscience until he ... Read More
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Rapper DMX says he believes God has called him to become a pastor

Rapper DMX says he believes God has called him to become a pastor

Rapper DMX believes he's been called to ministry, recently telling popular New York City radio show "The Breakfast Club" that he believes he'll ... Read More
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Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit ... Read More
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Famed Christian evangelist's challenge to believers seeks to 'ignite revival'

Famed Christian evangelist's challenge to believers seeks to 'ignite revival'

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz is posing a challenge to Christians across America, encouraging the faithful to join her in trying to collectively "ignite revival."
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Russia's new 'big brother law' has Christians, Muslims and Jews fearing for their religious freedom

Russia's new 'big brother law' has Christians, Muslims and Jews fearing for their religious freedom

A controversial anti-terror bill that was signed into law on Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin is sparking concerns and fears over its potential impact ... Read More
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Christian Mingle and other religious dating sites must now serve LGBT singles

Christian Mingle and other religious dating sites must now serve LGBT singles

Spark Networks Inc., owner of ChristianMingle.com, LDSSingles.com and other faith-based dating websites, will make its services more LGBT-friendly after settling a discrimination lawsuit ... Read More
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Nearly half of all Americans can't name 'a single First Amendment freedom,' survey finds

Nearly half of all Americans can't name 'a single First Amendment freedom,' survey finds

A new survey of Americans found sweeping support for constitutional rights, including free speech and religious freedom, yet 4 in 10 respondents were unable to ... Read More
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Tim Tebow reportedly leads in-flight prayer during man's medical emergency

Tim Tebow reportedly leads in-flight prayer during man's medical emergency

Former football star and TV host Tim Tebow is making headlines after reportedly leading his fellow airplane passengers in prayer after a man on his ... Read More
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