Some Copts cheer Sisi’s stance and new five-year reform strategy, while others focus on absence of attention to problematic ID cards and reconciliation committees. Committing Egypt to a five-year program of human rights reform, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi did not mince words about religion. “If someone tells me they are neither Muslim nor Christian nor a Jew, or that he or she does not believe in religion, I will tell them, ‘You are free to choose,’” he said. “But will a society that has been conditioned to think in a certain way for the last 90 years accept this?” The…

The philosopher and theologian ventures a new hypothesis on Genesis, human origins, and the historical Adam. As head of the ministry Reasonable Faith and a prolific writer on topics of philosophy and theology, William Lane Craig has spent decades staking out sophisticated positions on the toughest questions of Christian faith. But for a long time, his beliefs on one controversial topic—the place of Adam and Eve in biblical and biological history—have remained unsettled. Craig considers this matter at length in his latest book, In Quest of the Historical Adam: A Biblical and Scientific Exploration. Science and religion scholar Melissa Cain…

Our Creator designed every aspect of our being, including all of the emotions, thoughts, and desires whose origins we attribute to the human heart. So what does God have to say about our hearts? And what can we learn from all that the Bible teaches about how the heart directs our actions, attitudes, and motives? In the book With All Your Heart, you’ll learn that Scripture defines our hearts as comprising our minds, desires, and wills. The book unpacks the relationship between these three elements to explain how sin invades our lives by creeping into the choices we make, the…

Our Creator designed every aspect of our being, including all of the emotions, thoughts, and desires whose origins we attribute to the human heart. So what does God have to say about our hearts? And what can we learn from all that the Bible teaches about how the heart directs our actions, attitudes, and motives? In the book With All Your Heart, you’ll learn that Scripture defines our hearts as comprising our minds, desires, and wills. The book unpacks the relationship between these three elements to explain how sin invades our lives by creeping into the choices we make, the…

Prosecutors say Kingdom of Jesus Christ’s “miracle workers” were trafficking victims. Philippines-based church says fundraising efforts for Children’s Joy Foundation were legitimate. MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine religious group on Thursday denied allegations by American law enforcement agents that it was involved in a scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the US. FBI agents raided the Kingdom of Jesus Christ church in Los Angeles on Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to the arrests of three church leaders. A spokesman for Apollo Quiboloy, the church founder and leader,…

After fleeing religious persecution in Myanmar, Rohingya children are increasingly vulnerable to human traffickers. Access to education will give the 10,000 children living in world’s largest refugee camp hope for the future, advocates say.

The marvelous human body holds endlessly fascinating secrets. The resilience of skin, the strength and structure of bones, the dynamic balance of muscles—our physical being is knit according to a pattern of stunning purpose. Consider how the human body is a window into biblical teaching. Bible Gateway interviewed Philip Yancey, who, along with the late Dr. Paul Brand, wrote Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image (IVP Books, 2019). [See the many resources by Philip Yancey in the Bible Gateway Store] What is the meaning of the book’s title? Philip Yancey: The phrase “fearfully and wonderfully” comes from…

Newton’s third law of motion is a pretty handy way to explain politics or human thinking in general.