Nicola Menzie

Christian Post Reporter

Church Musician Shot Dead by Undercover Cop

Corey Jones' family was demanding answers after the dedicated church musician was gunned down by a Florida police officer along a dark interstate entrance ramp last Sunday, just hours before he had to be at church to backup the choir.

Evangelical Rep. of 1.5 Million Christians Reflects on Worshipping With the Pope, Comments on Protestant Problem With Papacy

The Rev. A. R. Bernard, pastor of New York City's largest church and president of the Churches of the City of New York that represents 1.5 million Christians, called the multi-religious worship experience with Pope Francis at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum an "amazing experience." He also addressed concerns some Christians might have about "the concept of the papacy."

Obama Blasts Syrian President Assad and ISIS in UN Speech: 'Our Job Is to Reject Extremism'

President Barack Obama addressed the "poisonous theology" of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that "affects too many of our young people," in a far-reaching address during the Opening Session of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Monday. He also took issue with atrocities carried out by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom he called a "dictator."

Pope Francis Gets Rock-Star Greeting at Madison Square Garden; Urges Faithful to Go, Proclaim the Love and Presence of God in NYC

When the white golf cart suddenly entered Madison Square Garden Friday evening and started coasting past the aisles, the estimated 20,000 worshippers in attendance went wild. One might have thought Harry Connick Jr. or Jennifer Hudson was still on stage singing "How Great Thou Art" or "Hallelujah." But no, it was only Pope Francis. And the man viewed as the vicar of Christ on Earth by the Catholic faithful reminded the flock of their duty to go and tell others about God and what He was doing in their city

Sleepy Christians, Fired-Up Servants and Lackluster Sacrifice: Urban Ministry Leader on Demands of Discipleship

Some Christians are more comfortable being in the church than they are being the Church, and are sometimes fired up about serving but reluctant about sacrificing. These are two things that have to change, especially when it come to discipling youth, according to a director for a national outreach organization that focuses on reaching young people on their turf and in their culture.

Pastor With 9,000-Member Congregation Says Churches Should Stop Focusing on Numbers

J.D. Greear, lead pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, has been noted for taking a 300-member church and growing the congregation to more than 9,000, making it one of the 100 fastest-growing churches in the U.S. So perhaps Greear can afford to say that pastors should stop their obsession with "gathering and counting" and instead get excited about the possible impact of "raising up and sending out" their members.