Over 200 congregations in North Carolina have announced their departure from the United Methodist Church over the denomination’s ongoing debate over homosexuality. On Saturday, during a special session of the UMC North Carolina Conference, delegates voted 957-165 in favor of the disaffiliation of 249 churches from the mainline denomination. The number of departing congregations represents […]

This week marks 14 years since the Mumbai terror attacks. Between November 26 and 29, 2008, operatives of the Islamist Lashkar a-Taiba organization struck at 12 sites across the city of Mumbai. Among the locations targeted was the Nariman House, host to a Chabad center. Rabbi Gabriel Holzberg and his wife Rivka, who was six […]

A coalition of pro-life doctors and organizations filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in federal court last week, charging that the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion pill violated federal policy and placed the lives of women at risk. The pill combination, often called “RU-486” due to its original name, can be taken at home […]

Around 50 police have been killed in the protests shaking Iran since September, the deputy foreign minister said on Thursday, giving a first official death toll amid an intensified crackdown on Kurdish areas in recent days. Iranian security forces have clashed with protesters across the country, with the UN rights commission saying more than 300 […]

Representatives from Russia and Ukraine met in the United Arab Emirates last week to discuss the possibility of a prisoner-of-war swap that would be linked to a resumption of Russian ammonia exports, which go to Asia and Africa, via a Ukrainian pipeline, three sources with knowledge of the meeting said. The sources said the talks […]

Jason David Frank of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers attends the Saban’s Power Rangers Legacy Wars tournament at New York Comic Con on Oct. 5, 2017, in New York City. | Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images for Saban Brands Actor, mixed martial artist and professing christian, James David Frank, well known for his iconic role in the […]

For liturgy-loving Christians, Advent is a season of anticipation, marked by a posture of hopeful and expectant waiting. But for many evangelicals, it may pass by almost unnoticed and unobserved, whether due to an unfamiliarity with the church’s liturgical calendar or a cynicism toward Catholic practices. Advent means “arrival” or “appearing” and comes from the […]

Protestant missionaries arrived in Korea in the 1880s with a burning desire to share the gospel to the locals. This was the golden age of Protestant missions, and missionary records captured detailed impressions of Korea’s political, social, and spiritual atmosphere. The missionaries were perplexed to find almost no evidence of religious life there. Some even […]

In the August heat of 1965, widespread violence and bloodshed tore through the Watts area of Los Angeles. There were more than 30 deaths. Most of those were perpetrated by the police. There was fire and looting and vandalism. At the invitation of Black social groups, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. entered Watts. […]

  Jessica Galán | iBelieve Contributor | Tuesday, November 22, 2022 The thing that often makes tragedy overwhelming, incomprehensible, and soul-numbing is just how unexpected it can be. Life is going according to plan, and suddenly your world is rocked and you are left reeling. That’s why it’s so important to have Truth stored up […]


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