In a time of intense racial tension in the U.S., a megachurch congregation of predominately black members at a thriving Shiloh Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, is making a powerful statement by merging with a struggling predominately white ch..
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Christian leaders and pastors continue to play an integral part in the national discussion about the country's racial divide surfacing as the result of events that began in Ferguson, Missouri, one week ago, when violence erupted after a St. Louis gra..
Pastor James MacDonald on Ferguson Shooting: Christians Appear to Take Sides Without Nuanced Analysis
Pastors nationwide continued to dialogue and voice strong opinions about the issues surrounding the St. Louis grand jury decision announced Monday evening not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and..
Prominent Christian leaders quickly issued statements and used social media to voice their concerns shortly after a St. Louis grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown ..
Next Step of Faith for 'Touched by an Angel' Producer: Hallmark Movie 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas' (Interview)
It's not too hard to imagine that Hallmark's TV movie "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" — produced and written by Martha Williamson, the creative visionary behind the ground-breaking TV show "Touched by an Angel" — premiering on Sunday will b..
Events sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, which takes place on Saturday, include the release of the organization's new documentary and Saddleback Church's Kay Warren sharing her..
Billy Graham's Legacy of Evangelism Continues Online; 5 Millionth Person Indicates Decision to Accept Jesus as Savior
The Internet evangelism ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, marked a milestone this past weekend as the 5 millionth person indicated a decision to accept Jesus as his Savior through their evangelistic online presence at PeaceWithGo..
Rick Warren, Russell Moore Warn Against Current Sexual Revolution, Defend Marriage at Vatican Conference With Pope Francis
Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren, both speaking at a Vatican conference Tuesday, warned that Christians should not succumb to the current sexual revolution or waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and ma..
Christine Weick, the Christian woman who snuck into the invitation-only Islamic prayer service last Friday afternoon at the Washington National Cathedral, said that although she interrupted the service to proclaim the name of Jesus and tell worshippe..
Instead of complicating Bible study by expecting a revelation with each read, author and women's Bible studies teacher Jen Wilkin says that what we learned in our high school English class could help us receive the reward of a better understanding fr..
'Jesus Is Not Allowed in School' Message Challenged in Calif. Court; Will Candy Canes With Christian Message Be Allowed?
In an effort to prevent what happened last Christmas season to a first grader at a California school who was stopped by his teacher from passing out candy canes with a Christian message to his classmates, religious freedom lawyers have filed a reques..
The hugely popular YouVersion Bible App recently hit the 1,000 mark in terms of number of Bible translations, with over 700 languages available, and creator Bobby Gruenewald said he hopes the milestone will help draw attention to the amount of dedica..
Hispanic Evangelical Group Declares Solidarity With Israel; Urges Pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Feast of Tabernacles
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference/Conela and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem have formed a partnership to advance and deepen Hispanic Christian engagement with the state and people of Israel, the organizations announ..
Fed Appeals Court Upholds Right of States to Ban Same-Sex Marriage; Supreme Court Can No Longer Ignore Issue, Says Russell Moore
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage by a 2-to-1 vote on Thursday. The ruling overturns lower-court decisions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that found such restrictions unconstitutional..
Several large Bible ministry groups are calling for the first International Day of the Bible and are encouraging groups of any size to read or articulate Scripture in creative ways publicly or online without any commentary at noon local time on Novem..
Former Mars Hill Church Deacon Reflects on Early Members Wanting to 'Change the World,' Why He Preferred Driscoll Would Have Submit to Authority Than Resign
Reaction to the dissolving of Mars Hill Church called for by its elders two weeks after the resignation of its founding pastor, Mark Driscoll, has been varied, including high praise for the controversial pastor's impact on the lives of people who att..
Mark Driscoll's Resignation Set Mars Hill Church 'On a Different Trajectory,' Says Elder; Local Congregations Look to the Future After Decision to Dissolve
Thirteen regional congregations, primarily in the western region of the U.S., met for the first time at their churches on Sunday after learning on Friday that by the end of the year, they would no longer be under the umbrella of Seattle-based Mars Hi..
Seattle-Based Megachurch Mars Hill Plans to Dissolve; Elders Suggest for 13 Regional Congregations to Either Go Independent, Merge or Disband
The Seattle-based megachurch Mars Hill, once led by pastor Mark Driscoll, has begun the process of dissolving, and its 13 regional congregations have been asked to either go independent, merge with another church, or disband entirely, announced Dave ..
National Discussion Over Brittany Maynard's Decision to End Her Life Prompts Family to Release 13-Y-O Son's Video Message for His Friends Before Dying
The family of Ethan Hallmark of Midlothian, Texas, whose four-year battle with terminal cancer before succumbing to his illness late last month at age 13, was made public through video, and has released a clearly different message than the one Britta..