Here are a five questions to consider before leaving a church or discarding fellowship.
"Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world," wrote Yeats in "The Second Coming." He penned those words in 1919, but as David Lehman observes, those words provide a "summary of the present age."
The following 33 leading evangelical Christian voices, by no means a comprehensive list, illustrate how believers are bringing a light of conscience to our culture.
The letter commends the President for his "leadership on climate change," saying, "We see overcoming the climate challenge as one of the great moral opportunities of our time, a chance to fulfill the Great Commandments to love God, our neighbors, and ourselves."
I watched a video this morning that I'm ashamed to say I viewed. No, it wasn't pornography — at least not the kind of pornography we typically think of. The video was the live shooting of two television journalists as they were reporting in Virginia.
Every time I begin watching a new movie by filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, a thought crosses my mind. Will this be the one that bombs?
In the shadow of penitentiary walls, abandoned prison grounds and neglected fields are being transformed into vibrant vegetable gardens by the calloused hands of inmates.
Love wins. Understood rightly, it is gloriously true. But love also warns. In fact, love that does not warn is not love at all.
For generations it's been easy to live as a Christian in America. We have lived in a culture that largely assumed and supported Christianity or at least Christian moral principles. ... What's next for the American Christian?
We've all heard the phrase, "Everyone has a race to run." That just means we all have our own lives to live. And as Christians, God has a specific purpose and plan for each of us.
Pastors and preachers must balance the prophetic (convicting) with the pastoral (shepherding).
A self-proclaimed prophet from Scotland disrupted a Sunday morning service on August 16th as Pastor MacArthur stood behind the pulpit, rebuking him for teaching cessationism and for being divisive, announcing that he was a prophet sent by God.
A thoughtful Religion News Service commentary notes that some conservative Christians are now troubled by the sentiment of "God Bless America" in a time of state imposed same sex marriage. This trend of spiritual ambivalence towards the nation will likely continue and is itself troubling.
As the primary season for the 2016 presidential election heats up, we hear all sorts of rhetoric surrounding the meaning of good leadership. ... But what is God's plan for leadership, not just for our elected officials, but for everyday people?
The intentional introduction of inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic posts with the deliberate intent of disrupting regular on-topic group discussion — commonly known as Internet trolling — has become a favorite pastime of many Christians in the world today.
There have been tragic attacks on American churches, such as the recent horrific murder of nine African American Christians at Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, but I don't know any American Christians who go to church consciously thinking, "I may die today, but I am going to church; I don't know what will happen, but Jesus is with me."
In his last nightly message at the 26th annual SoCal Harvest Crusade on Sunday, evangelist and Pastor Greg Laurie urged tens of thousands of Californians to realize that life passes too quickly, and that they needed to repent without any delay, rather than "have an affair," as the Ashley Madison website suggests.
Famous evangelist Billy Graham is coming out with a new book titled "Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond," which his son, Franklin Graham, revealed he had been working on since before his 95th birthday.
Imagine that a loved one dies, and years later you receive a letter they wrote before they passed. That's how writer Anne Morse describes My Final Word, the new book she co-authored posthumously with the late evangelical figure, radio commentator and former Nixon aide Charles Colson, which shares Colson's uncanny foresight and words of wisdom regarding many of today's critical issues — most notably religion.
In his second nightly message at the Southern California Harvest Crusade on Saturday, Pastor Greg Laurie warned a crowd of tens of thousands in Anaheim's Angel Stadium that it's possible to reach "a point of no return" if they consciously reject God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
Hurricane Katrina Was a 'Test of Our Faith,' Says Former SBC President Fred Luter on 10-Year Anniversary
Ten years after church denominations and emergency agencies were first on the scene in response to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, help still trickles in to rebuild the communities affected along the Gulf Coast.
Nearly 30,000 Harvest Crusade Angel Stadium Attendees; Pastor Greg Laurie Says Happiness Is Not a Lost Cause
As tens of thousands of Californians filled Anaheim's Angel Stadium for the Southern California Harvest Crusade 2015 on Friday night, pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie delivered the event's first nightly message, sharing how happiness can be experienced through our creator, who is "a happy God."
Atheist-Turned-Pastor David Ireland Says Doubting God's Existence Is Just a Defense Mechanism (Video)
More than 30 years ago, former atheist David Ireland was just like any other nonbeliever — disinterested in God and far removed from faith. But in 1982, while completing his first degree in mechanical engineering at age 20, he found Christ.
Kay Warren Says America's Mental Health System Is Broken, the Church Must Embrace Millions Suffering From Mental Illness
Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren, who in 2013 lost her 27-year-old son to suicide, has said that the mental health system in America is broken, and encouraged Christians to embrace the millions of people suffering from various mental illnesses.
After admitting to having an extramarital affair and resigning from the Florida megachurch he pastored, Tullian Tchividjian has filed for divorce.
'God Is About to Resurrect Your Dreams,' Declares Evangelist Joyce Rodgers in MegaFest Sunday Sermon
Evangelist Joyce Rodgers, the head of Primary Purpose Ministries and well-known conference speaker filled in for an ailing Bishop T.D. Jakes at this year's MegaFest Sunday service, and delivered a message to tens of thousands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, about receiving the miracles that God has in store for them.
Pastor Rick Warren on Sunday shared with his congregation at Saddleback Church about the significance of Jesus' fourth statement from the cross, which, the megachurch pastor said, carries His most shocking words among the seven greatest words of love He spoke.
Bishop T.D. Jakes Misses Last Day of MegaFest for Emergency Eye Treatment; Evangelist Joyce Rodgers Fills in to Preach Powerful Message on Genesis 22: 1-5
Bishop T.D. Jakes, the visionary behind the behemoth of a conference that is MegaFest, was a not able to preach on its final day for Sunday worship service due to an eye infection that needed immediate medial attention.
Virginia Pastor Stabbed Multiple Times by 'Grandson' in His Sleep Returns to the Pulpit; Says God Spared Him and His Wife
A Virginia pastor and his wife who were stabbed multiple times while asleep in bed by a man the couple reportedly treated like a grandson, have made a full recovery and the pastor is back in the pulpit preaching at his church.
John Piper Prays Planned Parenthood Will Stop Killing Children Before Crowd of 6,000 at Minn. Protest
As thousands of Christians and others gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday to protest government funding for the abortion provider, theologian John Piper stood among the crowd at a clinic in Minnesota and prayed for the highly controversial organization.
Hillsong Church Pastor Bobbie Houston, Horrified by Islamic State's 'Theology of Rape,' Mobilizes Women Everywhere to Pray
Stirred by a report of how the Islamic State uses the Quran to justify systematic sexual violence against women and young girls, Hillsong Church pastor Bobbie Houston has called on women everywhere to pray over the shocking and abhorrent situation in any way they know how.
A Missouri congregation has voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the Mainline denomination's "theological controversies," including its growing acceptance of homosexuality.
'Prophet' Confronts Pastor John MacArthur With Message 'From God' That He Is 'in Error' Before Congregation
A man clad in black declaring himself to be a prophet took California megachurch pastor John MacArthur and congregants by surprise when he purposefully stormed the altar to deliver a message of rebuke that he claimed was from God during a recent Sunday service.
The South Carolina church that was founded by the Southern Baptist Convention's first president has adopted a new non-discrimination policy that will allow for the congregation to not only marry same-sex couples but also ordain openly gay, lesbian and transgender ministers.
A representative for Joyce Meyer Ministries insists that the non-profit organization has long valued transparency and financial accountability and was not, in fact, moved to make significant changes to its financial operations due to being targeted by a Senate investigation or scrutiny from investigative reports.