Hell is a topic many tend to avoid, yet the questions surrounding its existence, what the Bible proclaims, and what the afterlife entails are essential to ask, answer, and ponder.
It’s a subject apologist Jason Jimenez of Stand Strong Ministries recently tackled on his “Challenging Conversations Podcast,” explaining the ins and outs of the “reality of hell” and detailing why many people find the notion of being separated from God for eternity “very disturbing.”
Former government agent Tim Ballard, whose story is highlighted in the summer box office hit “Sound of Freedom,” has issued a defense against recent allegations of sexual misconduct.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, Ballard was accused of taking women on overseas missions focused on sex trafficking and pretending that they were his wife. He was also accused of forcing them to share a bed or shower with him as a tactic to fool traffickers.
For this part, Ballard has shot down the allegations against him.
“Based on the allegations that are flying around and the questions being asked,” he said in a video posted to Instagram, “we’ve decided to tell you these tactics. While I do so, I’m going to pay homage, respect, love, and gratitude for these female operators who serve such an important role in rescue operations.”
A well-known Anglican leader and British social commentator is calling liberal Christianity one of the greatest threats to the faith, saying it twists the truth and is being used by Satan to deceive the church.
The Reverend Calvin Robinson, an Anglican deacon in the Free Church of England and a frequent writer and commentator in U.K. media, told Fox News that liberal or progressive Christianity is rooted in a lie. The Free Church of England is part of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, a conservative network of Anglicans.
A solar eclipse, also known as the “Ring of Fire,” is expected to be visible in the sky next month and will not be seen again until 2039.
According to NASA, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s orbit is between the Earth and the sun. However, it does not entirely block the sun like a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, the “ring of fire” effect in the sky occurs since the moon is further away from the Earth than usual and appears smaller than the sun.
Xavier Jubier, a French eclipse expert, created an interactive map displaying the eclipse's entire path as it moves around the Earth. Additionally, Space.com has posted a list of well-known locations and cities where people can observe the "ring of fire" solar eclipse, as well as the time and duration of the event.
Rocker John Cooper says in a new video that America’s problems cannot be fixed by the politicians in Washington, D.C., but only by the country's citizens turning back to God and the country’s original “moral framework.”
“We have a deep spiritual problem in this country,” Cooper said in the video, posted on Instagram.
The frontman for the Grammy-nominated band Skillet, Cooper, decried the “stupidity” of the culture and said, “It is not something that politics can fix.”
“No politician can fix this. Our politicians are pathetic,” he said. “They've done the most legendary job of screwing up the country and screwing up people and dividing everybody on the Right and the Left. ... They cannot fix what is going on.”
America, he said, has “turned our backs on God.”
The number of Christians finding security in the U.S. from other countries has fallen some 70 percent, according to a recent report.
Religion News Service reports the “Closed Doors” report from Open Doors, an international Christian charity group that tracks persecution, said that in 2022, about 9,528 Christians found safety in the U.S. after fleeing persecution in their home country. In 2016, that number was 32,248.
In Myanmar specifically, the number of Christian refugees fell from about 7,600 in 2016 to just 587 in 2022. In Iran, the number dropped to 112 in 2022 from more than 2,000 in 2016, and in Eritrea, those numbers were 1,639 in 2016 to just 252 in 2022.
Actor Kevin Sorbo spoke out in a recent op-ed, saying many Hollywood male stars are not “manly” enough.
Sorbo, who played Hercules in film and TV in the 1990s, said “bold, confident, self-assured females” are too often upstaging “passive men” in film and television, ChurchLeaders.com reports.
According to Fox News, Sorbo wrote, “Society today seriously misunderstands masculinity. On the one hand, we love to normalize androgynous, Billy Porter-type men who sport skirts and poofy dresses.”
He also pointed out actor Timothée Chalamet, saying GQ’s 2019 best-dressed man “often wears clothes that, well…let’s just say your grandfather wouldn’t have been caught dead dressed like.”
Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada was recently released from the hospital following a 16-day stay due to a case of double pneumonia.
Tada, who leads Joni and Friends, issued an update on social media following her release from the hospital.
“Like many of the people we serve who struggle with constant health challenges, I can say with them, “God rescued me!” After 16 days in the hospital struggling with double pneumonia, I am home, happy, healing, and resting. The hospital provided oxygen for me, but it’s only temporary,” Tada wrote on Facebook last Thursday.