Dennis Hastert has been accused of hiding $1.7 million in hush payments.
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Former House Speaker and Wheaton College alumnus Dennis "Denny" Hastert paid $1.7 million in hush money before later lying about it to the FBI, federal prosecutors alleged on Thursday.
The hush money was meant to conceal alleged sexual misconduct from Hastert’s ...
Evangelical, Catholic, mainline leaders openly endorse measure.
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The Nebraska Legislature on Wednesday repealed the state’s death penalty by overriding Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto on a 30-to-19 vote. Evangelical pastors, Roman Catholic bishops, and mainline Protestant ministers, in a rare display of political advocacy and consensus, ...
May 27, 2015 4:49PM
Court approval needed for sale to Family Christian subsidiary.
Family Christian filed for bankruptcy in February after it “carefully and prayerfully considered every option,” president and CEO Chuck Bengochea said at the time.
Despite 266 stores in 36 states bringing in $230 million in gross revenues in 2014, Family ...
May 26, 2015 12:08PM
Four bidders—three of them liquidators—are bidding for the nation's largest Christian bookstore chain today.
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Family Christian Bookstore (FCS) is on the auction block again today after last week’s bidding ended at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday for the holiday weekend, reports MLive.
“We’re very anxious and hopeful,” Family Christian spokesperson Steve Biondo told ...
May 26, 2015 9:00AM
Unusual faith coalition calls on Congress to limit payday loans.
Courtesy of ERLC
Opponents of payday lending have a new ally in the fight against predatory lenders: Leaders from the 15.7-million member Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
“We cannot sit by idly while some of the poorest among us are preyed on by people simply looking for a quick ...
Police investigated sexual assaults in 2006, but no charges were brought against Duggar. TLC pulls program from its lineup.
Josh Duggar, 27, the eldest child in the Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting, apologized for acting “inexcusably” after InTouch, a gossip website, revealed that he had “forcibly fondled” 5 girls, all minors, when he was about 15 years old.
Leader died two days before $1.7 million Templeton Prize was awarded to Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche communities.
John “Jack” Templeton Jr., who took over the foundation that his wealthy investor father created in 1987, died on Saturday, May 16, at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He was 75.
The cause of death was cancer, according to a family member. Templeton died ...
Coordinated sermon series against ‘progressive Christianity’ seeks to ‘demonstrate the unity of the body of Christ.’
A feud over theology has led an unusual ecumenical project in a small Arizona town.
Eight churches—including Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and non-denominational congregations—in Fountain Hills have teamed up for a campaign of public banners and sermons aimed ...
(UPDATED) After State Department approves visit, nun tells US congressmen that Iraqi Christians wish to return home.
The US State Department relented and Sister Diana Momeka received a vistor's visa to speak out about religious persecution in the Middle East at a congressional hearing earlier this week.
"Uprooted and forcefully displaced, we have realized that ISIS’s plan ...
Major campus ministry 'enters leadership transition.'
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
In the midst of moving its national office today, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship dropped some big news: President Alec Hill is leaving, after 14 years at the helm. And he's actually leaving nearly a year earlier than expected—due to cancer.
"We are deeply ...