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biological predisposition

Latest Research: There’s No Such Thing As a ‘gay gene’

A recent study analyzed the genomes of almost 500,000 people for genetic factors that might indicate a person has a biological predisposition to same-sex behavior.
Scripture on homosexuality

Wilke: Scripture on Homosexuality ‘insignificant’ in the Grand Scheme of the Bible

After consulting with other families who were dealing with homosexuality, former UMC Bishop Richard Wilke began diving into the Scripture on homosexuality. Due to his “big-picture grasp of the Bible,” the bishop concludes “just how insignificant these few passages are.”
fulani

Bible Translator Suffers Gruesome Death in War-Torn Cameroon

Fulani herdsmen brutally killed a Bible translator in Cameroon this past weekend. The attackers also cut off his wife’s arm and killed several others in the town of Wum in the country's war-torn English-speaking region.
Hong Kong protests

The Vital Role Christians Play in the Hong Kong Protests

From the onset of the Hong Kong protests, a Christian hymn has been the rallying cry protestors have used to unify. Now, after 12 weeks of demonstrations, churches in Hong Kong are taking a more public stand in the protests.
Eddie Villanueva

Eddie Villanueva: LGBTQ Rights Endanger Christian Rights

“What happens to a Christian like me...if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?” pastor-turned-politician Eddie Villanueva asked. The Philippines is currently debating an LGBTQ equality bill.
Build My Life

‘Build My Life’ Tops List of Most-Used Worship Songs by Churches

Real-time data gathered from a church presentation software company places Pat Barrett's song "Build My Life" at the top of its list of most-used worship songs by churches over the past three years.
Kanye Sunday Service

A Kanye Sunday Service Brought Healing to Dayton After Shooting

I have to admit I was a little skeptical about attending a Kanye Sunday Service. What I saw and heard surprised me.
redeemed

God Uses Christian Song to Lead Man to Confess Murder

The song, "Redeemed," by the band Big Daddy Weave is what led a man in Tennessee to recently confess to a variety of crimes, including first-degree murder.
socal harvest

Over 8,000 People Come to Christ at SoCal Harvest

For 30 years in a row, Greg Laurie has been hosting SoCal Harvest. This year, Laurie says over 100,000 people showed up at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, and 8,670 people made a profession of faith.
Texas church shooting

Two Years After Church Massacre, Pastor Runs for Office

The pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Springs, the site of the 2017 Texas church shooting that killed 26, is making a political move. Frank Pomeroy says that “morality and integrity” are “disappearing rapidly” and that “if Texas falls, the country falls.”
changed

Bethel Church on Homosexuality: Jesus Showed Us How to Disagree But Love

Bethel Church's Changed Movement is drawing a lot of criticism. Some say the church is taking an ambiguous stance on sin while others say they are edging toward dangerous conversion therapy practices.
european refugee crisis

‘I Saw a Refugee Crisis’–What Iranian Christians Are Facing Once They Leave

Through helping those suffering from the European refugee crisis, Eric Demeter has had an up-close look at the persecution Christians are facing both in Iran and in Greece. And he wants to get the word out to the church about what our brothers and sisters are going through.
Darrell Gilyard

Videos, Documents Uncovered Showing Patterson’s Coverup of Abusive Pastor

Even after Darrell Gilyard confessed to some claims and resigned from Victory Baptist Church near Dallas in 1991, tapes show Patterson defended Gilyard and spoke about “sins” committed by his accusers, who were “not innocent either.”
1619 project

What Is ‘The 1619 Project’ and What Are People Saying About It?

The New York Times recently published an initiative called “The 1619 Project,” which aims to demonstrate that slavery is central to the U.S.'s development and still impacts American lives today. While many have welcomed the project, others feel it is either misguided or promoting a false narrative.
preachersnsneakers

God, Gucci, and Church: Exclusive Interview With PreachersNSneakers Creator

The creator of PreachersNSneakers is just an “average” person who is facilitating a hefty discussion about church transparency and personal accountability—all through an Instagram account he thinks of as “an opportunity to make people laugh.”
el paso shooting

Pastor Drives From CT to TX to Prove Love Goes Farther Than Hate

A pastor inspired by Matthew 5:41 is driving from Connecticut to Texas to raise funds for the families of the El Paso shooting victims. Pastor Bowles also wants to prove that love goes farther than hate.
Austin Independent School District

Church Endures a Year of Protests from LGBTQ Advocates Before Moving

Celebration Church in Austin, Texas, will no longer be renting from the Austin Independent School District. LGBTQ activists have been protesting during the church's Sunday services for the past year, and both the church and protestors are celebrating the move.
eternal security

John Piper on Josh Harris’ Apostasy: What About Eternal Security?

The doctrine of eternal security essentially says that once a person comes to know and accept the saving grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ, they cannot become “unsaved.” How do we reconcile this doctrine with Josh Harris' recent announcement? John Piper answers.
Mexican pastor

Mexican Pastor Shot to Death While Preaching

A Mexican pastor was shot at close range while preaching during a Sunday morning service at his church in Oaxaca, Mexico last weekend. His death is a marker in a concerning trend of organized crime targeting pastors and priests in Mexico.
tchvidijian

Tullian Tchividjian Starts New Church After Affairs

Tullian Tchividjian has started a new church in Florida. While some of the church’s attendees say his return to leadership is a sign of God’s grace, one of the women Tchividjian had an affair with says there was abuse involved in their relationship and she does not believe he is truly repentant. 
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Latest News

District Under Fire for High School Baptisms

In the latest Tennessee high school football news, a school district is in trouble because two student athletes were baptized on school property after practice on August 7th. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has accused the district of violating the Constitution and has taken action against it.

New Podcasts

Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.

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