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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 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."
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Warren Bird: If You Want Your Church to Grow, Don’t Neglect...

“Jesus spent 75 percent of his ministry focused on developing the 12 and helping them then develop the next generation.” - Warren Bird