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10 Star Wars Quotes that (Might) Work in a Sermon

10 Star Wars Quotes That (Might) Work in a Sermon

“Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” — Yoda
Mandisa

Mandisa Shares Battle With Suicide on GMA: ‘God saved my life quite literally’

After a three-year battle with depression, Mandisa is back with a new album and new insight into the saving mercy of Christ.
Sarah Bessey misogyny

The Hashtag #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear Is Blowing Up Twitter and Pointing Out Misogyny in the Church

Dress modestly because men are too weak. Also men are in charge of you because they are spiritually superior #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear
spiritual but not religious

What Does the ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’ Crowd Actually Believe?

This isn’t the first time Christianity has interacted with an SBNR group, and it likely won't be the last.
Simone Biles

Simone Biles’ Dance to ‘Good, Good Father’ Is Incredibly Personal and God-Focused

This Olympian just brought Father God into the spotlight on the television show "Dancing With the Stars," and it was stunning.
The Case for Christ

In a Culture Wary of Fake News, ‘The Case for Christ’ Rings True

According to the movie’s website, it has received an A+ rating from CinemaScore—an accomplishment only two movies a year, on average, achieve.
Abortion

Meet the Outspoken Christian Doctor Who Believes Abortion Is Morally Right

“If you’ve never lived with your back against the wall,” Dr. Parker says, “you won’t get why a woman would go to any length to end a pregnancy they do not want.”
Love Jesus Not the Church

Barna Study Introduces Us to the ‘I Love Jesus but Not the Church’ Crowd

A growing number of people are holding onto their faith but ditching institutionalized church for reasons you may not be familiar with.
Racial Reconciliation

LifeWay Research: Concerning Racial Reconciliation, Pastors Need to Talk Less and Do More

"It seems like most congregations are eager for somebody else to do the work of reconciliation rather than embrace it for themselves."
Benedict Option

What Pastors Need to Know About the Benedict Option

The evangelical response to the book has varied, but many have found themselves largely agreeing with Dreher’s assessment of the problem, but ambivalent about his solution.
Mike Pence Billy Graham Rule

Mike Pence, the ‘Billy Graham Rule’ and How Not to Exclude Women

If you’re not a woman, you might have a hard time seeing how this rule, intended to stave off sexual temptation and protect marriage, might have a “negative impact on women.”
White Evangelicals

New Study Quantifies White Evangelicals’ Outlying Views

The gap in thinking between white evangelicals and their Christian peers seems to be widening.
credibility pastors

Reversing the Credibility Crisis Pastors Face: Suggestions from Barna Research

1 in 5 adults in the U.S. feel that pastors are not influential or credible. Only 24 percent of U.S. adults hold a “very positive” option of pastors in general. Nineteen percent hold a “negative” opinion, and nine percent hold a “very negative” opinion.
Carl Lentz

Carl Lentz’s Bold Statement on Dr. Oz: Look to the Designer of Life for...

“A new diet will change your day. But praying to the King of heaven and earth will change your soul."
female pastor

Barna Study: 3 Times More Female Pastors Compared to 25 Years Ago

The number of female pastors is on the rise. Women in these positions lead smaller congregations while facing more criticism than their male counterparts.
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow: I Don’t Want to Be Known for Being a Good Football or...

“I want to be...known for bringing faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their dark hour of need.”
END IT

Celebrities Join Evangelicals in END IT Movement to Fight Human Trafficking

“I’m here today to defend the right to pursue happiness...I believe it is incumbent on us as citizens of this nation—as Americans—to bestow that right upon others—upon each other and upon the rest of the world." —Ashton Kutcher
Teen Vogue response

Brave Teen Tackles Harmful Messages Behind Teen Vogue’s ‘Post-Abortion Gift Guide’

Teen Vogue assures readers "The worst part of [an abortion] isn’t the procedure itself (which by the way is completely safe as long as you have access to a good clinic). The worst part is how you’re treated afterwards.”
Sho Baraka

Sho Baraka Responds to LifeWay Pulling His Album and Explains the Dilemma of the...

“God bless them,” Sho Baraka says of LifeWay retailers after they pulled his album from their shelves.
Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper Wows Grammy Audience With Rap Rendition of ‘How Great Is Our...

The overtly Christian rapper went home with Bast Rap Performance for “No Problem,” Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.
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