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Gender-Neutral God? Church of Sweden’s New Guidelines for Clergy

The Church of Sweden says they were only looking for variation in how clergy refer to God. They supplied three alternatives for the words to use at the start of worship services, including one which is gender-neutral. Controversy followed with many saying they were trying to replace 2000 years of theology.
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#ChurchToo is Blowing Up Twitter and Every Sincere Pastor’s Heart

#ChurchToo hashtag going viral as Christian women tell their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of church leaders.
Boston Declaration

Boston Declaration: Evangelicals Need to Repent

300 theologians gathered at Boston's Old South Church, donning sackcloth and ashes to unveil the Boston Declaration.
Opioid

The Hope of Relief in the Opioid Crisis: The Church

If the opioid problem in America has a spiritual component, as many suggest, churches are best equipped to help and many are responding.  
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Beijing Urges Citizens to Rely on President Xi—Not Jesus—for Help

It appears President Xi is picking up where Mao Zedong left off.
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Hillsong Marches on after Australia Same-Sex Marriage Vote

The long awaited and long lasting national postal survey on same sex marriage in Australia is finally over.  The results are clear.  More than...
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Roy Moore: What Are Christians Willing to Overlook in Leaders?

Key evangelical leaders discuss whether or not they can support Roy Moore.
What Do You Do With A Church Building That Has Witnessed Tragedy?

What Do You Do With A Church Building That Has Witnessed Tragedy?

Church leaders said they had to meet, to do otherwise would have felt like giving up.
No, Christians Don't Use Joseph and Mary to Explain Child Molesting Accusations

No, Christians Don’t Use Joseph and Mary to Explain Child Molesting Accusations

Christians don't use Joseph and Mary to explain child molesting accusations.
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Evangelicals Push Back on Adoption Tax Credit Cut—and Win

Without this tax credit, many families don't have the financial means to cover the upfront costs of adoption.
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.
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We Are First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas

Please, readers, join me in sharing your own prayers and love for this church and all those impacted by this tragedy.
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26 Killed in Texas Church Shooting—Including Pastor’s Daughter

At least 26 people have died and about 20 are injured after a gunman opened fire today during a service at First Baptist Church...
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Behind the Scenes With Timothy Reckart: Director of THE STAR

In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR (opening in theaters November 17, 2017), a small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung...
Jerry Falwell Jr.

Ousted Activist: Jerry Falwell Jr. ‘afraid of free speech’

"What precisely is Jerry Falwell Jr. afraid of? He openly encourages students to carry weapons, but is afraid of public prayer from Christians who openly embrace nonviolence,” Jonathan Martin asked after he was kicked off Liberty's campus Monday evening.
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Benny Hinn’s Nephew Rejects Prosperity to Find the Gospel

Costi’s departure from the prosperity gospel led him away from uncle Benny Hinn and his family, which he calls “a royal family combined with the mafia.”
Same Kind of Different As Me

Exclusive Interview With Same Kind of Different As Me Producer

The movie Same Kind of Different As Me hit box offices October 20, 2017, starring Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight....
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."
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Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations

"White Evangelicalism" is a segment of modern evangelicalism led and shaped by a cultural agenda defined by whiteness. Dear John Piper, you wrote how you didn’t know what Lecrae’s “loosening from 'white evangelicalism' means for multi-ethnic relations.” I’d like to attempt to address this.
LGBTQ Policy

Are You Ready for Your Church to Be Scored on Its LGBTQ Policy?

Some higher profile churches like Willow Creek, Hillsong NYC, and Saddleback have already been scored on their LGBTQ policies.
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ELCA Now a ‘Sanctuary Church Body’ for Migrants

The Evangelical Lutheran Church voted to become a "sanctuary church body". The first of its kind, the ELCA committed to doing things like provide shelter to undocumented immigrants.

New Podcasts

JD Greear: Here Is How to Keep the Gospel, Not Politics,...

JD Greear says, “Church-defining issues are the gospel, and we can disagree on secondary matters even with unity in primary ones.” At times this might seem impossible, but this week on our podcast, JD shares how to prioritize the gospel over any other issue...even politics.