Pastor's Corner

The Good News of the Apocalypse

Wallace Henley Portrait

So what's behind that curtain? People everywhere are asking that question these days. Others want to avoid it because the thought of "apocalypse" is terrifying to them. However, there is also some very good news behind the curtain of history.

A Hymn for Our Time

Jerry Newcombe

"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."

Should We Watch Murders on Social Media?

Russell Moore

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.

Love Warns

Michael Brown

Love wins. Understood rightly, it is gloriously true. But love also warns. In fact, love that does not warn is not love at all.

How to Run Your Race to Win

Joyce Meyer

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.

Did God Send a Prophet to Rebuke John MacArthur?

John MacArthur

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.

Should Christians Say 'God Bless America'?

Mark D. Tooley

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.

Church News

Pope Francis
(Photo: Reuters/Giampiero Sposito)

Majority of American Catholics OK With Children Being Raised by Gay Parents, Survey Finds Ahead of Historic Papal Visit

A strong majority of American Catholics support raising children in non-traditional families, such as single-parent and divorced households, or by same-sex parents, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for Religion & Public Life.

Parishioners worship at a predominantly African-American church in this file photo.

What Is America's Largest Protestant Denomination Doing to Combat Predatory Prosperity Preaching?

The lobbying entity of the nation's largest Protestant denomination has made it clear that it is against predatory practices that take advantage of the poor, having joined a broad coalition earlier this year organized to "raise awareness about families in financial crisis and how high-cost lending negatively impacts them." But what is the high-profile Christian ethics advocacy organization doing to protect vulnerable believers from preying prosperity preachers?

My Final Word

Charles Colson's 'My Final Word' Warns of 'Long Bloody Clash' in War Against Radical Islam

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.