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Guns in Church

Pastor, Will You Allow Guns in Your Church?

After churches have been the target of mass shootings, pastors need to consider whether they will allow guns in their churches, and who they will allow to carry them.
Steph Curry

Why We Need To Celebrate What Steph Curry Did

"I stand with Curry as a Christian. Not perfect by any means—just forgiven."
Sexual Abuse

Why Hollywood Sexual Abuse Scandals Hit Close to (Church) Home

While the answer isn’t for churches to live in constant fear, it’s vital evangelical churches begin to have gruelingly honest conversations on how they can create a safe culture for all victims of sexual abuse.
NFL Kneeling Protest Kaepernick

When Faith Brings You to Your Knees

Eric Reid, a safety for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, said it was his Christian faith that compelled him to action.
Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner: Football Hall of Fame Inductee and Lover of Jesus

Kurt Warner accepted Christ at 25 years old and realized that he was meant for more than touchdown passes and winning football games.
Snoop Dogg Gospel Album

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing a Gospel Album. This Is Why the Local Church Should...

“It’s always been on my heart, I just never got around to it 'cause I always be doing gangster business or doin’ this or doin’ that,” the 45-year-old rapper said in a radio interview.
Christians can drink alcohol

3 Reasons a Christian Can Drink Alcohol

When it comes whether a Christian can drink alcohol, the Bible couldn’t be clearer or more direct.
The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale: A Colossal Misrepresentation of the Bible

If you hadn’t seen or heard of The Handmaid’s Tale until the recent Emmy Awards, here’s what you need to know about the Hulu...
Old Testament

Do We Need to Use the Old Testament Anymore?

Has modern evangelicalism arrived at the conclusion that while the OT is nice, it isn’t strictly necessary?
U2

U2 Performs ‘Gospel Song With a Restless Spirit’ on Prime Time TV With Choir

U2 delivers a beautiful performance that feels more like a church offertory than pop music.
Millennials Barna

According to Barna Research, Millennials Aren’t to Blame for New Age Philosophies Creeping Into...

“What stood out most to us was how stark the shift was between the Boomer and Gen-Xer generations."
Chris Rock porn

Anti-Porn’s Latest (Unlikely) Spokesperson: Comedian Chris Rock

Explaining what went wrong with his marriage, Chris Rock references his three affairs, an inability to communicate and…an addiction to pornography.
Lecrae Rap

Lecrae on Rap: Is It a Cancer or a Cure?

Perhaps rap music, for those of us who are Church Leaders, can serve as a window into a marginalized culture the evangelical church has traditionally seen as a villain.
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.”
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."
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."
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, 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
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.
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All Episcopal Churches Must Now Bless Same-Sex Marriage

The majority of the American Episcopal Church (93 dioceses) already allows gay marriage in their churches. This vote affects eight dioceses that did not allow for religious ceremonies to be conducted inside their sanctuaries.

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Juli Slattery: Embracing a Biblical Narrative of Sexuality

“Not only are my opinions and actions about sexuality based on my beliefs about God but also my sexual experiences impact how I view God.” - Juli Slattery