The question, "Why are people leaving the church?" raises several issues critical to the health and life of the church, especially the church in North America.
A group of liberal clergy who advise the largest abortion provider in the United States have praised employees of the organization for "doing God's work."
It's about 2 a.m. on an August morning in 1979. A beautiful young nurse by the name of Lynne Knight is living in a bungalow behind a larger house in Torrance, California.
In 2004, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Chicago Theological Seminary, an openly homosexual faculty member brought a special address titled, "'Do Not Be Conformed to This World': Queer Reading and the Task of the Preacher."
"Why didn't someone do something?" Those five words still haunt my thoughts today. Sometime ago, I sat speechless as I listened to a man recount his trip to a holocaust museum with his young daughter.
Never heard of Charles "Chuck" Colson? Neither had I until graduate school, a mere five years ago. It was a particularly challenging time in my life.
Seventy years ago, on August 6, 1945, the single most destructive weapon ever unleashed upon human beings and the environment – the atomic bomb – was dropped by an American B-29 bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing approximately 80,000 people.
There is a reason the church in America has lost ground in recent years.
Transgender clergy now serve openly in several mainline and progressive Christian denominations.
Sadly, many confuse false worship with genuine worship. According to numerous theological resources, false worship is when an entity, person, or object is worshiped instead of God—our passion for "something" outweighs our passion for Him; it draws us away.
It seems the rebuttal-topic-of-choice I most often encounter in talking with unbelievers about the gospel is the Church's inconsistency when it comes to what the Bible says and what we actually practice. You know, the whole "picking and choosing" thing
If you believe in the power of prayer, would you please pray more?
I suppose it's a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week. Isn't that something old farts say?
Professor Ronald Sider, the well-known author, theologian, and activist, has now weighed in on the "gay Christian" controversy with a very important statement posted on the Red Letter Christians website.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, says churches should not abandon the debate on gay marriage and overall sexual ethics.
Tullian Tchividjian Says He Faces Daily 'Nightmare' Following His Resignation From Coral Ridge, but Is Focusing on Jesus
Tullian Tchividjian, the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian church in Florida, who resigned in May after admitting to an affair, has said in a heartfelt message to supporters that he and his family have been overwhelmed by the ordeal, but he is relying on Jesus and willing to let people see him "at the bottom."
Evangelical Pastors Serving in Cities Known for Advocating Homosexuality Say: 'Don't Water Down the Gospel'
Evangelical pastors who lead churches in cities known for their strong support of homosexuality have stressed the need to preach the Gospel lovingly toward the LGBT community.
Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren, who wrote one the most translated books in the world after the Bible, has announced the title of his long-awaited third book, which will focus on the Lord's Prayer and how Christians can apply it into their lives.
South Dakota Episcopal Diocese Moves to Be Closer to Its Native American Members Living on the State's 9 Reservations
The Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota will soon be moving its offices in Sioux Falls to the city of Pierre to be closer to its Native American members, who comprise about half of its numbers.
Rob Bell on Science and Religion: 'If Science Threatens Your Faith, Then You Probably Need a Better Faith'
Former Mars Hill megachurch pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell appeared on The Church Boys podcast earlier this week where he discussed his passion for science and how he reconciles it with his Christian faith, which he described as very "orthodox."
Mark Driscoll Says Lord Convicted Him of 'Sin Against' Joel Osteen; 'I've Lost Any Right to Criticize Another Pastor'
After publicly criticizing the ministry of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, former Mars Hill Church lead pastor Mark Driscoll says the Lord has convicted him about his "sin" against the popular preacher and he's now seeking to make amends.
A Kentucky snake-handler was bit during Sunday service at Mossy Simpson Pentecostal Church in Jenson last weekend and died shortly thereafter.
In Tearful Interview With Brian Houston, Mark Driscoll and Wife Reveal How God Told Them to Resign From Mars Hill Church
In perhaps the most humbling reaction to his controversial exit from Mars Hill Church less than a year ago, co-founder of the now defunct Seattle-based megachurch, Mark Driscoll, revealed in a tearful video interview with Hillsong Church's Brian Houston that it was God who told him and his wife, Grace, to resign from the church because a trap had been set.
Joel Osteen Brings Seventh Annual America's Night of Hope and Generation Hope Project to San Francisco
Joel and Victoria Osteen will hold their ministry's seventh annual America's Night of Hope and Generation Hope Project in the city of San Francisco in less than two weeks.
Pastor E. Dewey Smith Says Criticism of Church Hypocrisy on Treatment of Gays in Viral Video Taken Out of Context
E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest) in Decatur, Georgia, has become somewhat of a hero among gay rights advocates after a clip from one of his recent sermons on the hypocritical treatment of gays by some black churches went viral during the weekend. On Monday, however, he declared that his message should not be taken as support for LGBT advocacy.
Pennsylvania Congregation Pays United Methodist Church $100K to Leave Denomination Over Homosexuality Debate
A congregation in Pennsylvania has voted overwhelmingly to leave the United Methodist Church over the growing debate that the mainline denomination is having regarding its position on homosexuality.
Bishop T.D. Jakes Aims to Help Others Find Their Purpose in Life by Revealing His Life Experiences in New Book, 'Destiny'
Bishop T.D. Jakes, the head of The Potter's House megachurch in Dallas, will release a new book titled Destiny next month in which he shares his personal experiences in an effort to help others to find their purpose in life.
The Rev. Chris Hill, senior pastor of The Potter's House of Denver in Colorado, has shared that members of his congregation who were once critical of the presence of armed guards in the sanctuary now understand the necessity of such security measures in the wake of the Charleston church massacre.
Current events in the last several weeks in the U.S. and abroad, but especially in our nation, have been dramatic enough for some Christian leaders to warn that a course correction for the Church is needed.
Baptist Evangelizer of Muslims in America Says Greatest Challenge Is Christians Are Afraid to Witness
A Baptist pastor in Tennessee whose young congregation is focused on evangelizing the state's growing Islamic community has stated that the great obstacle to evangelizing Muslims is the American Church's apathy on the matter.