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Church Leaders Need to Stop 'Terrorizing' Joel Osteen, Singer Carman Says in Defense of Megachurch Pastor
Popular recording artist Carman Licciardello recently spoke out in defense of Joel Osteen, whom he called "a God ordained bridge between the mainstream world and the church," and called for Christian critics to stop "terrorizing" the successful megac..
Contrary to a time when urban areas were abandoned in a rush of white flight to the more racially-homogenous suburbs, eager and excited church planters are now flocking to cities like L.A. and NYC, holding up the banner of God's call in Jeremiah 29:7..
A Dominican-American pastor leading a youthful church in a mostly-Hispanic New York City neighborhood said he is grateful to be a part of "the thing" he believes God has been doing through what he described as a surge of "sound and healthy" church pl..
'Black Jesus,' Though Crude at Times, Is Honest and Accessible Portrayal of Christian Savior, According to Critics
"Black Jesus," a live-action comedy series airing on Adult Swim, drew swift condemnation before its premiere in early August. Some Christians blasted Aaron McGruder's satirical portrayal of their lord and savior as a weed-smoking, foul-mouthed black ..
TD Jakes, Perry Noble, Nick Vujicic and Jentezen Franklin Accept ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' Call Out Rick Warren, Ed Young and Joel Osteen
T.D. Jakes, Perry Noble, Nick Vujicic and Jentezen Franklin were among the numerous participants of the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" that's been sweeping online social networks. The stunt was being used to raise funds to support continued research into..
9 Mars Hill Church Pastors 'Lovingly' Demand Mark Driscoll Step Down From Leadership, Quit All Ministry Work (Full Letter)
Nine current pastors at Mars Hill Church, the Seattle-based ministry led by Mark Driscoll, have written a letter to their fellow elders expressing their concerns and listing critical points of information regarding the "abusive and coercive" culture ..
'Worship Wars' Have Died Down But Some Christians Are Focused on 'Coolness' Instead of Genuine Ministry
Fierce battles over whether classic hymns or contemporary tunes should be the linchpins of Christian worship may have subsided, but the arena is still messy, according to worship pastor and recording artist Lincoln Brewster. Some Christians are more ..
American Bible Society Puts Tech Twist on Sidewalk 'Evangelism' With New Interactive Game (CP Video)
The American Bible Society's' stated mission is to engage people "with the life-changing message of God's Word," and the 200-year-old Christian nonprofit appears to be pulling out all the stops to stick to that mission. Its latest form of outreach is..
Lecrae Speaks Out on #Ferguson: 'At Times it Feels Like My Eternal Family Could Care Less About My Earthly Family'
Lecrae, outspoken Christian and award-winning recording artist, has taken to his social networks to speak out on the frustration he feels in light of responses to the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The rapper also has recei..
Christians Playing it Too Safe? Chicago Megachurch Pastor Says Leaders Paralyzed by Fear, Unwilling to Stick Necks Out for Marginalized
Wilfredo De Jesus, pastor of a Chicago megachurch that oversees more than 130 ministries to the poor and disenfranchised, believes Christians in the U.S. have been playing it safe for far too long. He says many are unwilling to stick their necks out ..
As the eyes of the nation and the world continue to focus on the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson, where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, Christians continue engaging the many issues raised by the controversial cas..
An American pastor of a diverse congregation in Israel known to be targeted by anti-Christian vandals, reminded those in attendance at a recent Mideast prayer service that, according to the Bible, the Jewish people were chosen by God in special servi..
'It's Simple...Our Aim Is to Lift Up the Name of Jesus,' Hillsong Music Ministry Leader Says of Secret to Church's Success
Australian megachurch Hillsong has influenced Christian worship far and wide, with its songs like "Mighty to Save" and "Awesome God" routinely belted out in churches around the world. The Pentecostal church's music ministry has proven so pivotal to m..
St. Louis Rapper Thi'sl Calls on Christian Church to Exemplify 'Racial Peace' Amid Ferguson Protests Over Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown
Christian rapper Thi'sl, a St. Louis, Missouri, native, knows firsthand about the racial tensions that have plagued his city for decades. It is that same dark cloud of racial unrest that overshadows the recent police killing of an 18-year-old black m..
Christians Express Hurt, Shock, Words of Hope and Faith Amid Protests Over #MikeBrown Killing in #Ferguson
Since Michael Brown's Saturday, Aug. 9 killing by a police officer, Ferguson, Missouri, has been rocked by protests with the authorities turning out in force with assault rifles, dogs, tear gas and dressed in riot gear. Christians have been expressin..
United States and Iraqi forces have been delivering much needed aid to members of the Yazidi community in northern Iraq, and video footage of the scene at Mount Sinjar, where they have been hiding from rampaging ISIS militants, show them desperately ..
Michael Brown Killed by Cop After Physical Confrontation, Says Police Chief; Witnesses Claim Unarmed Teen Had Hands Up When Shot Several Times
Michael "Mike" Brown's limp and bloodied body was lying in the street of the housing complex where he was visiting his grandmother for several hours on Saturday, after the unarmed 18-year-old Missouri man was taken down by a series of bullets fired f..
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Despite a recent rash of apologies from Mark Driscoll, the Acts 29 church-planting network he founded more than a decade ago has dismissed him and his Mars Hill Church from membership, citing complaints from other network pastors concerning the minis..