While Barry Corey, president of Biola University, has a career focused on education, his passion is how the Christian community engages today's culture. He's committed to raising up a generation of students who can make a difference in today's secular world.
Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, and renowned Drs. Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman are making their way around the TV talk show circuit this week. The trio is being interviewed about "The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life," the book they co-authored that was released Monday from Zondervan.
In early 1984, I began serving as a pastor for the first time. I would ultimately serve four churches as a pastor and nine churches as an interim pastor. In 1984 I was a young 28-year-old pastor without a clue. Today I am 58-years-old, and I'm still not sure I have a clue. So much has changed. So much has changed in pastoring in just thirty years. Let's look at major ways the pastorate has changed in that time.
You'd think that Christians would be completely safe in the land of Gandhi. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. If I asked you to name the country that has witnessed the single greatest outburst of anti-Christian violence in recent years, you'd probably guess somewhere like North Korea or an Islamic country such as Egypt.
Evangelicalism is a product of both the Reformation and the Enlightenment, and because of this, evangelicals struggle with reconciling the authority of scripture with reason, historian Molly Worthen writes in her new book, 'Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism.'
Rick Warren Talks About 'The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life;' Health Care You Can Believe In?
Pastor Rick Warren and members of Saddleback Church have undergone life-changing weight-loss experiences after collectively realizing three years ago that many of them needed to shed their extra weight. About half of the megachurch loyally participated in the challenge, resulting in a collective weight loss of more than 250,000 pounds after the first year. Now, Warren aims to go beyond his own congregation and spread the word about living healthy with his new book, 'The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life.'
The pressure is on. At times it seems that the problems in our lives are multiplying, and there can be enormous temptation to choose ungodly solutions. If we are to make good decisions, we need divine power and wisdom. The way to obtain that, according to James 1:5, is to ask God, who longs to bestow it on all who have yielded to His plan.
Is Christianity a 'Racist, Classist, and Sexist Religion?' UCLA Professor Addresses 'Commonly Held Belief' Among Students
As a professor of Chicana/o Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, Robert Chao Romero has seen his share of students fall in love with social justice—and fall out of touch with their Christian faith.
Just the mention of "self-confidence" can stir an assortment of emotions. It sounds so essential to well-being, doesn't it? Who wouldn't want more self-confidence in his or her life? Actually, quite a few people. Let me explain.
As pastors and members we easily confuse the measure of greatness in the local church. We all know and admire the heavyweights whose numbers are the size of small cities. But one thing my senior pastor has taught me is not to elevate numbers beyond other dimensions of measurement God considers more important.
Inside the introduction written by theologian John Piper to Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent, a book of devotionals designed especially for Advent 2013 by Desiring God, a ministry he founded, the pastor answers the question, "What does Jesus want for Christmas?"
A Texas megachurch recently gave more than 12,500 pounds of food and personal care items to a community food bank that was in desperate need of donations.
A federal lawsuit accusing a Kansas public school of violating a student's First Amendment rights was filed last month by the Alliance Defending Freedom organization after the student was prohibited from distributing fliers with biblical verses throughout the school.
Seattle-based Mars Hill Church to Host Undergraduate, Graduate Level University and Seminary Programs
Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, led by Pastor Mark Driscoll, announced Monday that it will host both certificate and degree programs in Bible and Theology studies at the undergraduate and graduate level at the church's Bellevue location. Classes are scheduled to begin in the Fall of next year.
A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that over a third of the Jewish community accepts those who believe in Jesus as still Jewish. Leaders of the Messianic church, however, disagree as to whether or not this shows that Jews are more open to Jesus than in the past.
A Pennsylvania church looking to attract new members from the surrounding area recently held a "Camo Sunday" service, which was inspired in part by the hit TV reality series "Duck Dynasty."
Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Kansas public school student who was barred from posting religious fliers at her middle school because they contain Bible verses.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has posted a "Winter Solstice" sign at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield over the weekend, arguing that there are no gods, angels, heaven or hell, and that religion "hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
New Gay Activist Play Depicts God Creating 'Adam and Steve', Mocks Scripture, Shows Biblical Characters Nude, Simulating Anal Sex - OKC Pastors Protest
Pastors in Oklahoma City are banding together to protest a local production that depicts several biblical figures as homosexuals.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan explained Sunday why the Catholic Church continues to oppose President Barack Obama's signature health care law, saying it is incomprehensive as it excludes the undocumented immigrant and the unborn baby.
As millions around the world observed AIDS Day on Sunday, Bishop T.D. Jakes' The Potter's House megachurch provided free HIV testing to hundreds of people in Dallas, Texas, to express solidarity with those affected and send out the message that getting tested is "simple, easy and important."
A recent study by the Pew Research Center has indicated that while extremely popular among American Catholics, Pope Francis has not had a noticeable effect on church attendance numbers.
One of the largest churches in North America will soon be charging entry fees for visitors who are there for sight-seeing purposes.