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Hate Groups

Christian Organizations Labeled Hate Groups by Nonprofit Report Site GuideStar Due to ‘Anti-Gay’ Stance

After affixing a "hate group" label to nearly 50 organizations on its site, including some Christian ones, GuideStar has faced unprecedented pushback.
Book Summer

Top 10 Books to Help Pastors Rekindle Their Passion for Ministry This Summer

It's summer. Time for rest and vacation. Also time to rekindle your passion for ministry with the help of these books.
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?
Gender

It Is Now Illegal to Call a Non-Gender Conforming Person in Canada ‘He’ or...

Canada's Bill C-16 could potentially levy fines, make sensitivity training mandatory, or—if the courts push for it—incarcerate anyone refusing to recognize the validity of non-gender conforming identity and pronouns.
Criminal Justice

Russell Moore and Key Evangelical Leaders: Criminal Justice System Doesn’t Work, Let’s Fix It

“We have a criminal justice system that doesn't work and ought to be fixed,” ERLC President Russell Moore stated. Furthermore, evangelical Christians should “be the first to say so.”
World Refugee Day

Church in North Carolina Gains Attention of UN Refugee Agency as They Set Aside...

“We certainly heard folks concerned about whether these folks will be dangerous or whether refugees are coming to take over, to create Sharia law to take over our way of life and defeat us from the inside out,” Pastor Bigger explains.
ISIS Marawi Philippines

Muslims Hide Christians From ISIS-Affiliated-Militants in the Philippines

“We heard them shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ and asking neighbors about religion… If they could not answer questions about Quran verses, gunfire immediately followed.”
Lysa TerKeurst

President of Proverbs 31, Lysa TerKeurst, Ends Her Marriage of 25 Years Due to...

"I’ve always encouraged women to fight for their marriages and to do everything possible to save them when they come under threat.”
Martyr children

Families of Egyptians Martyred on Shores of Libya Still Strong in the Faith After...

Seeing the faithfulness of our Christian family in Egypt reminds us that the God we serve is powerful, loving and on the move…and He’s calling us to join Him in His work.
SBC White Supremacy

SBC Resolutions Committee Prodded to Bring Resolution Condemning Alt-Right, White Supremacy to a Vote—Passes...

“This resolution has a number on it,” Russell Moore said. "It’s resolution number 10. The white supremacy it opposes also has a number on it: It’s 666.”
harvest

Over 3,000 Decisions to Follow Jesus Made at Harvest America

In response to the message 2,904 attendees of the event indicated a decision to give their lives to Jesus, with 494 making commitments online.
SBC

Southern Baptist Convention Loses Nearly 78K Members in 2016

The Southern Baptist Convention is experiencing its "lowest number of baptisms since 1946, the lowest membership since 1990 and the lowest worship attendance since 1996."
China

Church in China Razed, Members Beaten and Imprisoned by Chinese Officials Over Arbitrary Fee

One witness likened the violence displayed by Chinese officials to the notoriously brutal Japanese invaders during WWII.
Indonesia

Three Indonesian Soccer Players Show Us All How to Practice Religious Harmony

Speaking to Indonesia’s Kompas newspaper, Christian player Yabes Roni said, “Even though we all come from different religions and ethnicities, we’re all one.”
Genocide

If There’s One Thing Republicans and Democrats Can Agree on, It’s the Dire Need...

"Religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria are persecuted groups, and...the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), [is] responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and other atrocity crimes against several of these groups, including Christians and Yezidis.”
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.
Racist letter

Former ‘Terrible Racist’ Finds Jesus and Apologizes to Black Church

“It is thanks to Jesus and the Holy Spirit alone that I have been cleansed of my former racism.”
Coptic Church Christians Egypt

Emerging Details of Bus Attack That Claimed 29 Lives Point to Martyr-Like Faith of...

"If Egypt falls, so will the rest of the world,” Egyptian President Sisi says.
Egypt Coptic Christians

29 Christians in Egypt Killed by Gunmen on their Way to Worship

On Friday, May 26, 2017, a bus carrying Coptic Christians to St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery came under fire.
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."
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This Church in Indiana Is Making a Difference in the County...

A church in Wheatfield, Indiana, is making a difference in the Jasper County Jail. The church has been holding weekly services at the jail for only three months, but the inmates, corrections officers, and sheriff say they can already see an impact.

New Podcasts

Jay Kranda: This Is Why You Should Care About Online Church

“The local experience is not going anywhere,” Jay Kranda says. As the leader of Saddleback Church Online, Jay talks to us about the goal of online church, which is surprisingly supportive of local churches and their evangelism efforts.