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Progressive National Baptists To Deploy $1 Million Grant To Boost ‘Compelling Preaching’

The Lilly Endowment grants to the 32 organizations total $31.7 million and were distributed in November.

‘Are You a Man?’—Texas Pastor Denounces Men Who Ask Their Wives If It Is Ok To Have Children

A man who asks his wife when it is all right to have kids is “effeminate,” according to Stedfast Baptist Church pastor Jonathan Shelley, who has previously said that women are “really affected by pride” and not as “good at working."

A Grateful Damar Hamlin Shares How God Is ‘Using Me as a Vessel’

Speaking “From the Heart,” Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is thanking people for their assistance, prayers, donations, and love following his on-field medical emergency Jan. 2.

13-Year-Old Arrested in Connection with Pastor Carjacking, the Latest in a String of Violent Crimes Committed by Teenagers

Missouri pastor Mike Coleman is thankful to be alive after being carjacked at gunpoint by two teens in the parking lot of Carondelet Baptist Church in South St. Louis on Friday evening. 

New Mexico Pro-Life Partnership Shows ‘Cooperative Spirit of Southern Baptists’

For more than a decade, Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center has not had a permanent location for its ministry.

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

After authorities in Nigeria ignored warnings that thousands of cattlemen were arriving in Benue state, suspected herdsmen on Saturday (Jan. 28) attacked two villages there and killed 12 Christians.

Synod Officials Caution Bishops To Put Catholics’ Needs Over Their Own Agendas

The warning seemed aimed at the German bishops' approach to the Synodal Path.

US Hispanic Protestant Churches Are Young, Growing and Largely New to the Country

'We see more and more English-speaking churches either planting a Hispanic church or adding a service in Spanish to their current congregation,' said Giancarlo Montemayor with Lifeway Recursos.

Children’s Anxiety, Stress Tops List of Parental Concerns

A recent Pew Research study said mental health topped parents’ concerns over their children, with 40 percent saying they were “extremely” or “very” worried over struggles with anxiety or depression.

Pakistan Eyeing More Stringent Blasphemy Law Despite Growing Outrage

Pakistan is considering a stricter blasphemy law. The country's lower house of parliament has passed a bill strengthening punishment for blasphemy despite international outcry and security concerns among Christians and other religious minorities there.

Video of Premature Baby Raising Hand in Worship as Father Sings in NICU Goes Viral

A Texas father went viral after posting a video of himself singing to his two and a half month old baby boy who was born four months premature.

‘That Is Not in the Bible’—Candace Cameron Bure and Tara-Leigh Cobble Discuss Untrue Sayings That Make Us Feel Good

There are some common sayings some Christians believe that appear to be empowering, but are actually false, say Candace Cameron Bure and Tara-Leigh Cobble. The two women discussed this idea in a broader conversation about the Holy Spirit in the Jan. 18 episode of Bure’s podcast.

Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts Express Gratitude to God Ahead of Super Bowl LVII

Super Bowl LVII will feature the first-ever matchup between two Black quarterbacks—both of whom are outspoken Christians. Patrick Mahomes is taking the Kansas City Chiefs to their third Super Bowl in four years, and Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles is making his debut at the big game.

Jacksonville Church Holds Open Forum Following Criticism Over Stance on Gender, Sexuality, Marriage

First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, is responding to backlash surrounding a statement of belief on human sexuality that the church recently instituted as a requirement for membership.

Women and Children Welcomed in California Church’s New ‘Village’

When the first residents moved into the newly built emergency shelters on the campus of Meridian Baptist Church, it was the fulfillment of a ministry idea years in the making.

First Indictments in Dobbs-Related Attacks on Pregnancy Care Centers

Caleb Hunter Freestone and Amber Marie Smith-Stewart, who have been charged with attacking a pregnancy care center, are the first two people to be indicted on federal charges related to the SCOTUS decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Single Mother Knew ‘Life Was the Choice’

Abortion was never an option for Whitney McCluskey.

North Carolina Pastor Reconciles With Parents Who Abandoned Him as a Child

For years, pastor Steven Cox held a deep anger toward his parents, who abandoned him when he was a child. Now, with God’s help, Cox has a good relationship with them and is in the process of discipling his father.

Tyre Nichols Police Beating Video Prompts Faith Leaders To React With Grief, Goals

Religious leaders reacted with legislative appeals and collective grief to the release of video footage of police officers beating Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died days after a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee.

Texas Baptist College Student Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges, Dismissed From School

A statement released by the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary announced their cooperation with local authorities and immediate action in regard to a now-former student who was arrested on abuse charges.

Jinger Duggar Vuolo Tells ChurchLeaders How She Rejected the Teachings of...

Jinger Duggar Vuolo wants people who have been manipulated by false teachers in the name of Christ to know that God is trustworthy and that he loves them. Vuolo shared with ChurchLeaders what it was like for her to question her upbringing, an experience she recounts in her newly released memoir.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

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