Pastor Opens First Church for Transgender People in Pakistan

A pastor has established the first transgender exclusive church for professing Christians who otherwise feel rejected from traditional Christian churches in Pakistan. Ghazala Shafique, a rare female pastor in the country, explained to the Associated Press that she named the church the “First Church for Eunuchs” as scripture shows that eunuchs are favored by God. The term is reportedly used for transgender women in South Asia, even though some find it ...

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Franklin Graham: 1.7 Million People Accepted Christ This Year through BGEA Efforts

One million, seven-hundred thousand people have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior this year through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's work, according to Franklin Graham. The number is twice as many as last year, despite the lockdowns keeping people from going out and meeting publicly, CBN News reports. In a statement to The Christian Post, Graham stated, "I think there's nothing normal about 2020. We've never gone through a pandemic in my ...

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Pastor, Two Christian Boys Killed in Islamist Attacks in Uganda

The Muslim relatives of a former sheikh in eastern Uganda who refused to renounce Christ killed his 6-year-old son on Monday (Nov. 23), two days after Islamists in the western part of the country killed a pastor and his 12-year-old son, sources said. Following a two-hour meeting with Muslim relatives in Buseta Sub-County’s Kameme village, Kibuku District, former sheikh (Islamic teacher) Emmanuel Hamuzah refused their demand to renounce Christ, the ...

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Physics and Free Will: Do Our Decisions Actually Mean Anything?

When Christians use the term “free will,” it’s often in discussions about divine sovereignty and predestination. Whether we choose God or God chooses us has been at the center of theological debate for centuries. On the other hand, when the term “free will” is used by evolutionary biologists, the debate is over whether choice itself is real, whether it is an illusion produced by our brains. Materialists have long insisted, because ...

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First Black Astronaut to Travel on Long-Term Space Mission Brings Bible, Communion Cups to Space

Forty-four-year-old astronaut Victor Glover packed his Bible and communion cups for the long journey to the International Space Station this week, according to The Christian Post. Glover, the first Black astronaut to travel on a long-term mission in space, sat down to a virtual interview with The Christian Chronicle to discuss his faith. “As I prepare to leave the planet … it’s allowed me to focus, or re-focus, on the things that ...

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Indiana-Based Organization Gives 93 Million Dollars to Help Christian Organizations Grow, Adapt

John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Tuesday, November 17, 2020 The Lilly Endowment in Indiana has given out 93 million dollars in grants to 92 different Christian organizations to help churches and Christian organizations adapt to the changing technological landscape in addition to membership declines, The Christian Post reports. Some of the recipients include Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Fuller Theological Seminary. The grants were given through ...

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University Professor Asserts Low Fertility Rates Are Linked to Secularism

John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Monday, November 16, 2020 A Baylor University professor has argued that fertility rates are linked to religious belief in a new interview with Regent College in Vancouver, British Colombia. Philip Jenkins, the professor of history and co-director of the program on historical studies of religion, stated that it is demography that determines a country's religious beliefs, which then, in turn, drives the number of children a family ...

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Alito Warns: Religious Liberty ‘Is in Danger of Becoming a Second-Class Right’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday delivered an unusually blunt warning about the future of religious liberty and free speech in the United States, saying both were in danger if the justices don’t step in and protect them. Alito’s comments came during a speech in a virtual gathering of the Federalist Society, a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the legal system. Alito, who was nominated by President ...

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Seventeen Inmates Baptized in Mississippi Jail

Mikaela Mathews | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor Covington County Sheriff’s Office in Collins, Mississippi celebrated the baptism of seventeen inmates last week, according to NBC 12. “We hope this is a new start and will change the lives of these and many more,” a Facebook post from the office said. The Covington County Sheriff's Department is proud to report that 17 inmates were baptized today. The ministry that has...Posted by Covington County Sheriff's Office ...

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Bible Translator Reportedly Tortured, Killed by Indonesian Soldier

John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, November 4, 2020 An Indonesian Bible translator was tortured and killed by the Indonesian military in an extra-judicial killing for being in the vicinity of a separatist group, The Christian Post reports. Yeremia Zanambani, the pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church of Indonesia, was found dead by his wife in a pigpen with gunshot wounds and his left arm completely severed. Indonesia’s human rights commission, Komnas HAM, said a ...

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