Talking openly about mental illness remains a struggle within the Christian church community despite the fact that pastors often become first responders when a crisis in the family hits, according to a study released by LifeWay Research on Monday.
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After years of preaching the Gospel, Pastors Kerry and Chris Shook, founders of Woodlands Church outside of Houston, became weary of sermons and words. They felt a gap between what they were saying and meeting the needs of people around them.
'Evangelicals for Marriage Equality' Say Supporters Are Not Compromising Christian Beliefs, Focus Is on Gov't Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages
The advocacy group "Evangelicals for Marriage Equality" responded to recent criticism from Christians arguing against the recognition of same-sex marriage by saying supporters of EME are not compromising Christian beliefs and are instead focused spec..
'Evangelicals for Marriage Equality' Launch Draws Harsh Criticism: No Coherent Argument Made That Supports Same-Sex Marriage
Reaction to the launch earlier this week of a group calling itself "Evangelicals for Marriage Equality" heralded by an op-ed in TIME by its spokesman, was met with harsh criticism from some Christians, including the assertion that no "real arguments"..
Back to the Bible CEO Stands by Decision to Fire Show Host John Munro Despite Megachurch Finding No Support for Allegation
Back to the Bible, the global radio and web ministry that recently fired show host Dr. John Munro for alleged "inappropriate conduct and behavior" as a result of an unspecified complaint, is standing by its decision to terminate its relationship with..
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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Forced to 'Reinvent' College Campus Ministry Due to CSU Non-Discrimination Policy
A newly enforced nondiscrimination policy issued by the California State University system that requires InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to allow non-Christians to be chapter leaders has forced the nationwide organization to develop a new style of ..
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently released a trailer for "Heaven," the next installment of evangelistic films offered by the My Hope with Billy Graham ministry. "Heaven" features a never-before-released message from Billy Graham, alo..
Evangelist Greg Laurie Disappointed Director Angelina Jolie Chose to Leave Out World War II Hero's Christian Faith in 'Unbroken' Movie
Evangelist Greg Laurie, who knew World War II hero Louis Zamperini well through public interviews and time spent together privately before he died on July 2, said he was disappointed to hear that the film based on his life as adapted from the book Un..
Mars Hill Church's Saga of Turmoil Is a Mess for All Churches as 'Such Things Unfold Before a Watching World,' Says Theologian
Theologian and pastor James Emery White argues that turmoil within churches regarding the pastor, such as what has transpired at Mars Hill Church with Pastor Mark Driscoll, is not just a problem for the individual congregation, but for all churches.
Southern Baptist Convention Elects 36-Y-O 'Radical' David Platt as President of International Mission Board
The Southern Baptist Convention, hoping for both a dramatic and unifying agent for change, announced Wednesday the election of 36-year-old pastor and Radical ministry founder David Platt as president of its International Mission Board.
Evangelist Jay Lowder struggled with suicidal tendencies while in his twenties that led him to put a gun to his head, finger hooked into the trigger. He would not be alive today had his roommate not unexpectedly walked through the door. Today, the le..
Mark Driscoll's 'Empire' Is Imploding, Says NYT; Megachurch Pastor to Make Special Announcement Sunday
Mars Hill Church officials confirm that Pastor Mark Driscoll will have a special announcement this Sunday on the heels of the latest public accusation against him – improper leadership. However, no further details were released Friday.
Why Is the World Silent While Christians Are Slaughtered in Middle East and Africa? Asks Jewish Advocacy Group Leader
As violent persecution against Christians around the world intensifies, Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, in a recent op-ed bluntly asks, "Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and ..