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SBC Takes Another Step Toward Shaking Its Racist Legacy with Nomination of H.B. Charles...

"We really are brothers in a fraternity. Our convention is very diverse. This will help show how diverse we really are."
Rob Bell

Rob Bell’s ‘What Is the Bible?’ Takes a Confounding Trajectory Away From Scripture as...

If evangelicals had a black list, Rob Bell would be on it.
Ravi Zacharias Millennials

Ravi Zacharias: Millennials Have Abandoned the Church and Christian Sexual Ethics to Seek Answers...

Millennials "have come to the conclusion that there are no answers anywhere.”
Trump Liberty Convocation

Trump at Liberty: ‘In America we don’t worship government; we worship God’—Credits God and...

“I want to thank you because boy did you come out and vote... Boy oh boy—you voted!"
Faith-Based Film

‘Generational Sins’ Pushes the Envelope With Profanity and Grit

"We live in an R-rated world, and covering up the darkness won't bring it into the light."
Religious Liberties

Faith-Healing Related Deaths of Children Begs the Question: Where Do We Draw the Line...

"All I see is an aggressive campaign against Christianity in general, it's amazing to me in this day and age where Muslims get soft pedaled and Christians are under attack. It just blows my mind.”
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar: The Conflicted Sometimes-Prophet

"Our God is a loving God. Yes. He's a merciful God. Yes. But he's even more so a God of DISCIPLE. OBEDIENCE. A JEALOUS God."
Hate Crimes

Religious Hate Crimes on the Rise: Justice Department Testimonies Cite Inflammatory Election Campaign Rhetoric...

There has been a 23 percent rise in hate crimes against people based on their religion, "including a 67 percent rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes and a 9 percent rise in anti-Jewish hate crimes” from 2014 to 2015.
North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s Hostile Regime Arrests Fourth U.S. Citizen—and Christian—as Tensions Mount

It is highly possible the two professors were arrested for any work they were doing outside of the university that could have been perceived as having an agenda to proselytize North Korean citizens.
Teen suicide

Number of Teens and Children Admitted to Hospital Due to Suicide Attempts Doubled in...

New research indicates the rates of children discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of suicidality or serious self-harm rose from 0.67 percent in 2008 to 1.79 percent in 2015.
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
Bible reading

Americans Like the Bible—They Just Don’t Read It

"Those with evangelical beliefs are more likely (49 percent) to read a little bit each day than those without evangelical beliefs (16 percent). Protestants (36 percent) are more likely to read every day than Catholics (17 percent)."
Johnson Amendment remains

Trump Uses National Day of Prayer to Launch Religious Freedom Executive Order

Trump held a special ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House to sign an executive order on religious freedom and “reaffirm the vital role that people of faith and institutions play in our nation.”

5 Things You Need to Know About 13 Reasons Why

"Parents, please do the necessary research and make a wise choice related to your teenagers or young adults watching this series."
Gay Bishop UMC

UMC’s First Openly Gay Bishop Ruled in Violation of Church Law

"I did not want to harm the church. I am out (as a lesbian) and I have been out since 1992 in my ministry. I didn’t want to be harm to anyone or be harmed,” Karen Oliveto says.
Church

Gallup Research: What Keeps People Coming Back to Church Week After Week Isn’t the...

According to the findings of a Gallup study, the people in our congregations are coming back week after week because of the sermons, and there are a couple key things they are looking for in those sermons.
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.
South Africa

Massive National Day of Prayer Gathering in South Africa Draws Over 700,000 People

“Sir, I have a very stern word for you word from God: Put your own house in order before you try and help somebody else. Sir, if you’ve got nothing good to say about South Africa, then with due respect shut up! Let’s see this country change in a day,” evangelist Angus Buchan said.
Elevation Church

What Makes Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church So Popular and Yet So Controversial?

For some, Elevation's 17,000+ congregation is the paragon of church growth. For others, it's a leadership crisis waiting to happen.
Sarah Bessey, women

The Hashtag #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear Blew 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
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Court Victory: Pastors Can Keep Housing Allowance

The housing allowance for church ministers, which represents an estimated tax savings of $700 million yearly, is safe—for now.

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Justin and Scott discuss the need for pastors to embrace their humanity and they believe spiritual disciplines can help them do that.