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Juliet Funt GLS18

Juliet Funt: How to Stop Wasting Time on Unnecessary Tasks

Juliet Funt spoke to leaders about the need to quell unnecessary tasks in organizations—including the church.
Craig Groeschel GLS18

Craig Groeschel: How to Become a Leader People Want to Follow

Craig Groeschel told GLS '18 that polling shows team members want to feel valued, inspired and empowered and he offered three qualities leaders should develop to meet those needs.
Willow Creek Leadership

UPDATE: Willow Creek Leaders Resign: ‘Trust has been broken’ Over Bill Hybels Case

Several members of the Willow Creek leadership team are resigning over the mismanagement of the allegations against their leader, Bill Hybels.
Willow Creek

Willow Creek Continues to Teach Church Leaders…This Time Through Failure

Surely they didn’t intend this, but Willow Creek is leading the charge on how to respond to the #churchtoo movement by giving us a real-life example of exactly what not to do.
"nones" don't believe

This Is Why More People Identify as ‘Nones’

Simply put, most "nones" don’t believe the tenets of the faith.
John Calvin

How Calvinist Are the “New Calvinists,” Really?

While today’s young pastors are identified with John Calvin, it appears the 16th century French reformer hasn’t shaped the New Calvinists nearly as much as present day reformed teachers, such as Tim Keller, John Piper, and Al Mohler.
Global Leadership Summit

Update: Churches, Speakers Pull Out of GLS at the Last Minute

Although three keynote speakers have canceled and several partnering churches have pulled out, there is no conclusive evidence that this year’s Global Leadership Summit is being adversely affected by the controversy surrounding Bill Hybels.
celebrity pastors

The Megapopular Churches That Celebrity and Instagram Built

These "celebrity pastors" are friends to the stars, but they're also really good at social media. It's hard to tell which is making a bigger impact on their numbers.
homosexuality in the Bible

How Progressives View Scripture (and Homosexuality in the Bible)

How can you read about homosexuality in the Bible and condone the practice? Adam Hamilton responds. The question isn't so much about your view on sexual orientation as it is about your view of Scripture.
Bill Hybels

New Investigation of Bill Hybels Announced in Wake of Latest Bombshell

One day after new allegations against Bill Hybels and the resignation of its teaching pastor, Willow Creek has announced an advisory council of Christian leaders from across the country will oversee an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations that created the firestorm.
Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Preaches Love and Faith at Hall of Fame Induction

In his 33-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, former NFL star Ray Lewis talked about the role faith has played throughout his life.
steve carter

Bill Hybels’ Successor Resigns From Willow Creek—Effective Immediately

Despite the elder board asking him to wait, Steve Carter announced today that he has resigned from Willow Creek Church, effective immediately. Carter cites a disagreement with the way the elders have handled the allegations against founding pastor Bill Hybels.
prison reform

Black Pastors Helping White House With Prison Reform

President Donald Trump has told Republican senators that he’s open to a new proposal on prison reform to include sentencing reform, giving new life to an issue that seemed hopelessly stalled on Capitol Hill.

Prosperity Theology Beliefs Are in the Church. Not Sure to What Extent

It appears LifeWay researchers felt the best way to warn Christians about the heresy of prosperity theology was by suggesting it has overtaken the church.
people who dont go to church

Here Are the Reasons People Stay Home on Sunday Morning

The people who don't go to church often give personal, not spiritual, reasons. That’s a conclusion from a new Pew Research study.
hayden kho

Meet the Doctor Who Found Jesus After Asia’s Most Infamous Sex Scandal

God used pain, suffering and failure to get the attention of Hayden Kho. A chance encounter with Ravi Zacharias did the rest.
Redding fire

This Is Why Bethel Church Is Turning Away Evacuees of Carr Fire

Bethel church leaders took heat on social media from people angry that the church didn’t open its doors to victims evacuated by the Redding fire. But there's more to the story.
racial diversity

Study Shows Racial Diversity Seen as a Value Reserved for Heaven—Not Earth

Every Christian who has read Revelation believes there will be racial diversity in heaven. So why do we have such a hard time working toward racial diversity here on earth?

Here’s What Actually Happened at Revoice

The controversial Revoice conference garnered a lot of attention before it even began. Now that it's over, what actually was said at the gathering?
Baba Yetu

Judges Lose It When 145-Person Choir Sings Baba Yetu [Lord’s Prayer in Swahili]

This incredibly talented 145-person choir stunned judges with a performance of a song in Swahili. Baba Yetu means "Our Father" and has a very curious origin.

Latest News

Churches Hit Home Run With Services in Ballparks and Stadiums as...

South Bend City Church—a 4-year-old church that draws on a number of Christian traditions for its music, messages and mantras — has been meeting at the minor league ballpark since the novel coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball into large gatherings like worship services.

New Podcasts

Esau McCaulley: Why Do We Treat Racism Differently Than Other Sins?

"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"