If you want an accurate picture of life in the first century AD, archaeology shows us that you can't do much better than the book of Acts.
Some of my Christian friends tell me they can't in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between "the lesser of two evils," the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate.
I need to write these words quickly lest I become too comfortable or too complacent.
There are few sins God hates as much as shedding innocent blood, especially the blood of children. Seeing that Hillary Clinton is a radically pro-abortion candidate and seeing that the Democratic platform reinforces those radical views, can a Christian vote for Hillary in good conscience?
Your unchurched friends are not unreachable. How do I know? They've said so themselves.
I write a lot about the importance of practicing biblical community and will continue to do so until the day I die. Christian fellowship isn't a luxury; it is a necessity.
Would you like every guest who attends your church to become an active and fruitful member?
What destroys a nation? People keep telling us that if we don't support this candidate or that candidate that we will reach a point of no return, and the nation will be destroyed.
I'm not referring to all churches collectively in this article, but to the large majority who have drifted away from God. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition.
So, what if we could look into the future ten years from now, and see the characteristics of the healthiest churches in America? Would you be willing to make changes now? Take a look.
Probably a fake. That's what a Harvard professor is saying about the "Jesus' wife" papyrus she once believed to be authentic. Why did folks fall for it in the first place?
1. The greeting team looks like they've been baptized in lemon juice.
Those of us who were not "born in the USA" are also looking for America. What happened to the hope and security this nation brought to the world? Where is the banner of freedom and equality she held high and proudly?
The differences among Christians are innumerable. The Church is made up of all types of people with all kinds of personalities, wirings, giftings, strengths, and weaknesses.
Every person on earth needs to know they matter … that they mean something to someone and that they are valuable. The problem is when people don't get a good start in life, they often waste their lives searching for self-worth in all the wrong places.
"The law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith." (Galatians 3:24) In other words, the perfect law of God is like a mirror to man's soul. And when you and I look in this mirror, we see how far we have fallen from God's perfect standard.
Many evangelical Trump supporters keep using analogies about how Trump is like Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar and since God used these flawed leaders to accomplish His will, then we should elect Trump.
Last week, the Pew Research Center released an interesting survey on the 2016 presidential election. It looks at how religious views and religiosity are affecting voting behavior. Many surveys ask people about their religious affiliation.
On July 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill known as the Conscience Protection Act — intended to protect the rights of health care providers, churches and other groups that object to participating in abortion.
Why do some people believe the Bible teaches that their race is superior to every other race if Jesus Christ died for everyone? What does the Bible say about race?
Non-church-attending Americans are generally open to talking about faith but few wonder about life after death – which is the tactic many Christians are taught to begin conversations, a new LifeWay Research study commissioned by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College finds.
Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor of the Rock Church and Academy in San Diego, California, responded to the shooting in his city that killed one police officer and wounded another, saying there is a need for the community to stand together and not allow hatred and violence to "divide our city."
Conservative United Methodists Form 'Wesleyan Covenant Association' to Support 'Scriptural Christianity'
A group of about 40 theologically conservative United Methodist Church clergy and theologians have formed an organization known as the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
First Baptist Church Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has said in a sermon that unlike humans, animals have no spirits, and at the same time predicted that the majority of people are going to end up in hell, separated from God.
Bishop Marvin Sapp, senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center, has received a promotion that will enable him to serve and guide over 100 pastors in six states who are affiliated with the Central Deanery of Global United Fellowship.
South Carolina-based Transformation Church Lead Pastor Derwin Gray took to Twitter Saturday to share and celebrate the news that 20 men were baptized at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.
Joel and Victoria Osteen's America's Night of Hope has crisscrossed the country spreading the hope of the Gospel. Now that message may reach an even wider audience with a partnership with Hallmark Channel.
Pope Francis has been speaking out on the "pain and horror" stemming from the murder of an 84-year-old priest in France at the hands of Islamic State-linked supporters, as Catholic analysts noted that Europe's Christians are waking up to a "new era" of violence.
Arizona-based Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll has analyzed the often-asked question of whether Christians should be consuming alcohol, and noted that while different churches have different traditions on the matter, he would not agree with those who advocate for prohibition.
Just because a person should pray for guidance doesn't mean they shouldn't think things through, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
Tim LaHaye, pastor and co-author of the best-selling "Left Behind" book series, has died at age 90 following a severe stroke.
Before people can help a loved one who's coping with a terminal illness, they must first face their own fears about death, says Saddleback Church Senior Pastor Rick Warren.
Nationally known Christian leaders are expressing their condolences following the passing of "Left Behind" series co-author and megachurch pastor Tim LaHaye, who died of a stroke Monday at age 90.
Greg and Cathe Laurie Share Message to All Who've Supported Them in Their Grief 8 Years Since Son's Death
Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie and his wife, Cathe, reflected on the loss of their son, Christopher, who died eight years ago in a car accident on his way to church, and expressed their gratitude to those who supported them without making "oversimplified theological statements."
Best-selling author and megachurch pastor Max Lucado's op-ed went viral in February when he uncharacteristically broke his silence on politics, decrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's crude antics. But this week he shared his dream where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "reached a truce."
With the Pokemon Go craze endangering the safety of some gamers and violent-natured games like Call of Duty and Battlefield, should Christians play such video games? Pastor Mark Driscoll answers.
Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback megachurch in California addressed racism in his sermon in the wake of shootings targeting law and enforcement officers following shooting deaths of black Americans, describing seven attitudes to racism and identifying the one which Christians should have.
Some 19 days after his firing from NewSpring Church in South Carolina for alcohol addiction and other "unfortunate choices and decisions," Pastor Perry Noble checked into a treatment center to begin his journey to recovery last Wednesday.
Does God get mad at Christians who stop tithing to their church after to a job loss or because they're struggling financially?
Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren says that believers need to place God first when managing their finances.
The Rev. Billy Graham said if he had to sum up who God is in just one sentence, he would look to two chapters in the Bible that describe the Creator and His love for humanity.
Christian apologist Josh McDowell gave his testimony of surviving years of sexual abuse as a child, including wanting to die at 11-years-old because of the ordeal, to tens of thousands of millennials at the Together 2016 event on the National Mall on Saturday.
Together 2016: Kirk Franklin Says Black and White Churches Must Confess to Failing America (Interview)
Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin hit the stage early in the morning Saturday at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and led with a prayer that reached to the core of those in attendance.
Presbyterian Church (USA)'s eighth largest member congregation voted this month to leave the Mainline denomination over theological differences and join the Evangelical Covenant of Presbyterians, a conservative denomination that has more than 280 member congregations.