Simply put, we may not want to admit there's right and wrong, but deep down, we know it's true. That's the truth that gnaws at us as we learn about 20 murdered children or a suddenly departed 8-year-old who dreamed of peace or infants apparently brutally killed moments after they were born alive.
I am heartbroken for the families, furious at the evil, and more resolved than ever to give my life to Christ's mission.
A decision by the leader of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to censure a pastor for participating in a prayer service for victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre has reopened old wounds for an often politically divided denomination.
A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Last week, Atlanta pastor Andy Stanley preached at President Obama's pre-inaugural church service, during which he said the president should be called "pastor in chief" for his leadership following the Newtown shooting. After Stanley's remarks caused a whirlwind of criticism, he responded in an interview with Christianity Today, saying his comments were taken out of context.
Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Andy Stanley, who gave the sermon at the pre-inaugural church service, suggested during his remarks that President Obama should be called "pastor in chief" for his leadership following the Newtown shooting.
President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime.
Just weeks after Newtown, the top two box office movies in America are "Texas Chainsaw 3-D" and "Django Unchained," two grotesquely violent films. That’s a problem.
We should be safe and we should keep our children safe. But in the process of making things safe, we need to ask ourselves two prudential questions. First question: "How safe is safe enough?" Second question: "How much freedom are we willing to give away for a little extra safety?"
The Obama administration reportedly is planning to propose strict new gun laws in the aftermath of last month's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. More laws will not keep those who would guns to kill or harm others from getting one or finding other means to kill.
President Barack Obama plans to put his "full weight" behind the push for new gun control legislation in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School return to class today for the first time since a gunman's massacre killed 20 of their classmates and six adults.
Is Christmas also for those who grieve? Such a question would perplex those who experienced the events that night in humble Bethlehem and those who followed Christ throughout his earthly ministry. Christmas is especially for those who grieve.
Church bells tolled across the U.S. Friday morning in remembrance of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting last Friday, and religious leaders called on people to pause and reflect on the tragedy.
As I prayed about the ongoing heartache surrounding the school shooting in Connecticut, I thought about the fact that many of the children who appeared in Focus on the Family’s "John 3:16" advertisement that aired earlier this year are the same age as many of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
This year, the Christmas holiday has taken on a somber tone due to the unspeakable crime against children and loving educators in Newtown, Connecticut. Dozens of parents will experience Christmas without a loving, beautiful child -- a light of their lives -- at their side. Millions of Christians pray that they draw comfort from cherishing the miracle of Jesus’ birth at Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago.
A few dozen churches in the U.S. offer concealed carry certification classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. Pastors around the country see no conflict between being a Christian and possessing weapons, but in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., such sentiments are coming under sharp criticism from fellow Christians.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the formation of a new working group on gun violence to be chaired by Vice President Joe Biden in light of last week's school shooting in Connecticut.
In the wake of last week's massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, two main subjects of debate have emerged regarding how to prevent future tragedies: better gun control versus better treatment of mental illness. A recent survey of attitudes toward gun control suggests where evangelicals and other religious groups stand on the issue.
How much does the secular world know about evil? Instead of calls to humble ourselves before God and seek his protection and favor, not to mention repenting for our myriad sins, we hear calls for more gun laws, as if laws can regulate evil spirits.