Why Pope’s Response to a Gay Man is Wrong, But in Line With Many Evangelicals

It was the most depressing conference I’ve ever attended. For two days, people on different sides of the gay issue debated how Christians should counsel those with same-sex attraction. Some pushed for gay affirmation and full acceptance of same-sex relationships; others upheld the Bible’s prohibition on homosexuality and urged gays to remain celibate. Many expressed

Faith News in Focus: US to Deport Iraqi Christian Refugees, Setback for Pro-Life Legislation, Pope Visits US

US to Deport Iraqi Christian Refugees, Possibly Back to Islamic State Fifteen of 27 Iraqi Christian refugees being held in a detention center in California will be deported—possibly back to the Islamic State. The refugees, who fled persecution in their home country, have been held four six months charged with illegally entering the country to claim

Faith News in Focus: House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood, Court Sides with Religious Employers

House Takes Action to Defund Planned Parenthood, Protect Babies Born Alive The U.S. House of Representatives voted 241-187 to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday in response to the undercover videos exposing the organization’s practice of harvesting and selling body parts. The Center for Medical Progress released it’s 10th undercover video earlier this week. The House

Faith News in Focus: Worshipers Killed in Nigerian Church, Christian Stars Share Their Faith, and Troubling News from Canada

Terrorist group Boko Haram killed worshipers at a church in Nigeria last Sunday. Meanwhile, a Christian-themed movie that stunned Hollywood with its success gets a star-powered sequel. An NFL quarterback commits to abstinence until marriage. And religious liberty is under attack in Canada — is it a sign of things to come in the U.S.?

Impact of Supreme Court Decision, Justin Bieber’s Faith, and Pope Francis Schedules Trip to America

What impact will the landmark Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage have on our society? Several stories in this week’s Faith News in Focus shed some light on that question. Plus, Justin Bieber expresses interest in God after attending a Hillsong Conference and Pope Francis announces he’s coming to America. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s

The SBC Takes a Stand on Gay Marriage, the Pope Talks Climate Change, and a Missionary Leader Goes to Glory

Southern Baptists meet this week and take a stand against gay marriage. Meanwhile, Iranian Christians continue to face persecution, but are rising above it. And, some claim Pope Francis is becoming the “Green Pope”? These stories and more in this week’s edition of Faith News in Focus. The Southern Baptist Convention is gathering for its

Can Sincere Wrong Belief Save?

They may have been evil, murderous and misdirected. But, the perpetrators of 9-11 were also likely sincere and authentically following their consciences. I thought about this fact last week when Pope Francis made some unfortunate comments – ironically, on the same day that Americans remembered the 12th Anniversary of 9-11. I’m sure to many, the