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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.
Harry Thomas

Ex-Pastor Harry Thomas Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Harry Thomas, former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford, N.J., and co-founder of the Creation Festival, plead guilty of sexual assaults and other crimes involving five minors.
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Rwanda’s Relentless Drive to Secularize Claims 8,000 Churches

Government closing Rwandan churches in an effort to make clear its aggressive secular stance.
Ann Miller

SBC Apologizes to Sexual Abuse Victim Anne Miller

After reporting her abuse to the IMB in 2007, and what appeared to be a cover-up on the part of the SBC, Anne Miller went to law enforcement. Now, David Platt is thanking Miller for "the courage she showed in approaching IMB in 2007, and the courage she is showing now.”
fake news

This Is Why Fake News Spreads Like Wildfire

A new study on fake news and its appeal on social media finds human nature is a big reason we are more interested in lies than truth.
Economic impact of religion

America’s Economy (and Social Programs): Fueled by Faith

The economic impact of religion in the United States is worth $1.2 trillion a year, making it equivalent to the 15th largest national economy in the world, according to a study out of Georgetown University.
prosperity gospel

Vatican Warns of Prosperity Gospel Spreading Like a Noxious Weed

The Vatican is warning about the perils of the prosperity gospel, the belief that true followers of God are rich, healthy and happy.
Spencer Chamberlain

They Used to Be a Christian Band. And Then Christians Failed Them

Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of Underoath sit down to discuss the problems they find with Christianity.
church discipline

Media Critical of Church That Expects Members to Attend

Last week, Cave City Baptist Church near Bowling Green, Kentucky, removed approximately 70 members from the church membership roles for not attending services. Church leaders say they were following through on church discipline.
Paula Faris

Paula Faris Leaving the View and GMA to Report on Faith

Paula Faris is leaving "The View" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" for a new position at ABC—she’ll be handling breaking news and reporting at ABC News. According to the network, she’ll also start a podcast focusing on faith and what unites people in divisive times.
religious liberty

Religious Liberty Brings World Leaders to Washington Next Week

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is hoping to move the needle in favor of religious liberty in countries around the world by helping them understand how it “fits into a democratic society, how it makes sense for each country, how it can improve economies.”
Christian athletes

These Two Christian Athletes Aren’t Shy About Sharing Their Faith

These professional Christian athletes in basketball and baseball are spreading their faith on a very large stage.
church planting

This Is What Young Church Leaders Want to Spend Time (and Money) Doing

Success stories and an entrepreneurial spirit among young pastors are fueling the hottest movement in evangelicalism—church planting.

How Will J.D. Greear Lead the SBC in Light of the #ChurchToo Movement?

One group is asking how J.D. Greear will respond to the growing #ChurchToo movement that has knocked on the SBC’s collective door of late.
Chinese church

Chinese Church Obliterated in 15 Minutes by Government

The Liang Wang Catholic Church had been registered since 2006. The state-sanctioned Chinese church was purportedly destroyed to make room for commercial buildings.
episcopal church

All Episcopal Churches Must Now Bless Same-Sex Marriage

The majority of the American Episcopal Church (93 dioceses) already allows gay marriage in their churches. This vote affects eight dioceses that did not allow for religious ceremonies to be conducted inside their sanctuaries.
Andrew Brunson

Update: Andrew Brunson Allowed to Leave Turkish Prison

Andrew Brunson was arrested in October 2016, shortly after a failed military coup. Turkish officials claimed recently that Brunson took part in the attempted overthrow of the Erdogan government by aiding terrorist groups or spying. Brunson calls the charges untrue.
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Numbers of Enslaved Predicted to Explode. What Can the Church Do?

The annual Human Rights Outlook suggests automation will result in drastic job losses, especially in South East Asia. The report predicts that slavery and trafficking will spiral as a result. What can the church do to stop slavery?

Latest News

50K Pray for Nation ‘in crisis’ to Return to God at...

At least 50,000 people from around the U.S. attended "The Return," a prayer gathering and walk in Washington D.C. led by Samaritan's Purse president Franklin Graham.

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?"