When the United States launched an invasion of Afghanistan 20 years ago, one of its first missions was to free Heather Mercer, a young American woman held hostage by the Taliban. But in the intervening years, Mercer tells CT, God has given her a bigger story.
Many of the evangelical pastors who served as faith advisers for former President Donald Trump are back together for a new initiative led by Paula White.
The newest podcast in CT’s network is Where Ya From?, hosted by Rasool Berry. The Brooklyn pastor leads discussions around faith and culture, with recent episodes featuring Suzan Johnson Cook, a US ambassador for international religious freedom, and Lisa Fields, founder of the Jude 3 Project.
It can be hard to know how to pray in the midst of pain. Sometimes we need to wrestle with God before we can truly rest in him.
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Israeli Prime Minister Neftali Bennett wanted to share a Bible verse with Joe Biden, but he was worried the Catholic president would interpret the passage differently.
Religious groups in the UK were found to have “shocking failures” in protecting children against sexual abuse and “a general lack of support for victims,” according to a recent inquiry into 38 organizations spanning Christian denominations and other faiths.
A female photographer reimagines women of the Bible.