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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.
Trump Budget

Christian Leaders Respond to Trump’s Budget: We Can’t Turn Our Backs on Those in...

"At a time when we’re especially security conscious, the International Affairs Budget is crucial to demonstrating our values to the world, building friendships with other nations, and lowering security risks around the world," the letter, which was signed by several notable Christian leaders, stated.
Tim Keller

UPDATE: Tim Keller Will NOT Receive Award From Princeton Seminary

The president of Princeton Theological Seminary encourages seminarians to “receive Rev. Keller in a spirit of grace and academic freedom, realizing we can listen to someone with whom many, including me, strongly disagree about this critical issue of justice."
Russell Moore

UPDATE: Growing SBC Call for Russell Moore’s Resignation—African-American Pastors Call for Reconciliation

"We must not be ignorant of the schemes of the enemy to divide us,” SBC Pastor Byron Day says.
Church Dropouts

Church-Dropouts Turn to Podcasting as a Meeting Space for the ‘Church in Exile’

"That's one of the biggest critiques we have of the church—is that you can't critique it," Toby Morrell says.

United Methodist Church at Crossroads Over Unclear Stance on Homosexuality

“This is a family quarrel, a family dispute. We don’t believe it’s worth separating over.”
Anna Hayford

Anna Hayford, Wife of Jack Hayford of Church on the Way, Dies at 83

Anna Hayford’s grandson Mark says it was “fitting” that she passed on International Women’s Day.
North Korea

‘Unprecedented’ Number of Missionaries Aiding North Korean Refugees Kicked Out of China

Pastor Kim believes at least 40 refugees from North Korea have been sent back across the border as a result of the raids.
Trump Planned Parenthood

Trump to Planned Parenthood: You Can Keep Your Funding if You Stop Performing Abortions

“Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice," President Trump says.
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Thanks to Craig Gross, Christian Cannabis Is Now a Thing

Craig Gross, founder of XXXchurch.com, has made a bold move: he’s decided to start his own company selling weed, and he’s calling it Christian Cannabis.

New Podcasts

Charles Stone: What You Need to Know About Mindfulness

Pastor Charles Stone talks about the research pointing to the benefits of practicing mindfulness. Which leads to the question: Is there such a thing as Christian mindfulness?