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Easter ISIS

This Is How Christians in the Middle East Celebrated Easter in Spite of ISIS

"Isis is clearly offended by the cross,” Jeremy Courtney explains. Wherever they go, they spray paint X-es over it or shoot it up with their guns.
Robert Bentley

Ousted Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Is No Stranger to the Southern Baptist Church

“It just shows that any governor who serves two terms and can leave office without scandal has really accomplished something in Alabama.”
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.
Egypt

If You Are a Christian in Egypt, You Are Used to Terrorism—But That Doesn’t...

"Every church in Egypt just prepares for this. Everyone knows that some time you will get bombed, you will be killed."
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.”
Birthrate

Pew Research: Muslim Births Projected to Surpass Christian Births by 2035

The research estimates that Islam will be the world’s largest religion by 2075.
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."
Russell Moore

Russell Moore: Next Generation Must Be Willing to Be Crucified Over Cultural Marginalization

Russell Moore says that Jesus was willing to face the loneliness of cultural rejection for the sake of community later.
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.”
Cell Phone

Proposed Alabama Law Would Require Pornographic Content Blocked on All Smart Phones

House Bill 428 will be reviewed next week and is designed to drastically limit access to pornography, prostitution and sexual cyber harassment in Alabama.
Muslim Refugees

Muslim Refugees Coming to Christ in Record Numbers in Europe

According to the Anglican Bishop of Bradford, Toby Howarth, one in four of the church’s conversions in England over the past year are refugees.
White Evangelicals

New Study Quantifies White Evangelicals’ Outlying Views

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

U.S. Congress Steps in to Assist Compassion International’s Appeal to Indian Government

“I hoped to become a doctor. But now that we are told we will no longer have sponsors to see us through the education, I don’t know what will happen. This place taught me to have a life. It is finished now.”
Trump Liberty

President Trump to Return to Liberty to Deliver Commencement Speech

"A lot of universities choose political correctness over academic freedom, and I'm proud that Liberty's not like that.” -Jerry Falwell Jr.
Jesus Tomb

Alleged Site of Jesus’ Empty Tomb Reopens in Time for Easter after $4 Million...

During the painstaking restoration and cleaning process, the team uncovered the rock-hewn bench which was believed to be the temporary resting place of Jesus’ body after he was crucified and before he rose again.
Russell Moore

Executive Committee of the SBC Backs Russell Moore Over Calls for Resignation

"But I can—and do—apologize for failing to distinguish between people who shouldn’t have been in the same category with those who put politics over the gospel and for using words, particularly in social media, that were at times overly broad or unnecessarily harsh. That is a failure on my part."
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.
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United Methodist Church Returns Land to Wyandotte Nation

As part of its bicentennial celebration, the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries is transferring three acres in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, back to...

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Mark Sayers: An Anxious, Post-Christian Culture Is Longing for Hope

Mark Sayers says, “What’s happening is the secular story itself is actually beginning to have its moment of doubt.” Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and this week on our podcast he shares how living in our current culture gives us a unique opportunity to offer people hope.

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