A United Church of Canada congregation overseen by an openly atheist minister seldom uses the Bible during worship and has replaced the Lord's Prayer with a nonsectarian affirmation.
The Rev. Gretta Vosper, leader of West Hill United Church of Toronto, Ontario, is currently facing the possibility of being defrocked for being an atheist.
Vosper has pastored West Hill for several years. Since the year 2000 the church has undergone extensive change, both in what it teaches and in membership numbers. more >>
Grammy-nominated singer Crowder had an incredible opening week on the Billboard charts, with his latest project, American Prodigal, landing at No. 1 on the Christian and gospel albums chart, No. 3 on the digital albums chart, and No. 5 on the top albums Billboard charts. All the while his single, "Run Devil Run," continues to gain mainstream attention.
American Prodigal reached No. 12 on the overall Billboard top 200 chart. Ensuring its success, Crowder kicked off the album via a Twitter Music Q&A, exclusive Snapchat content with Spotify, and a performance on "Fox & Friends" where he sang his new song, "Run Devil Run," a song dedicated solely to taunting Satan.
"It is so great seeing and hearing how people are attaching to these songs," Crowder said of the 17 tracks found on the deluxe edition, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "For me, they are obviously deeply meaningful, but they have swagger and are just stupid fun. I'm so happy folks have responded so exuberantly." more >>
Atheist leaders have been celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of Richard Dawkins' best-seller The God Delusion, credited for leading "countless" of people away from faith.
"It was 10 years ago today when Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion was first published in the U.K.," wrote Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist blog on Sunday.
"The book went on to sell more than 3 million copies and, anecdotally, led countless people away from the religions of their youth. In fact, you could argue that The God Delusion has created more atheists than any other book in history … with the sole exception being the Bible," he argued. more >>
People wrong each other every day. Some are sorry for their misdeeds while others are content to "get away with it." But during the End Times there will come a day of reckoning when all will be held accountable and will not be able to rebut the charges leveled against them. Their words of dissent will be "stopped."
"No one on the Last Day will legitimately be able to shake their fist to God and say, 'How you're treating me is unfair,'" Christian apologist Lee Strobel tells The Christian Post amid the recently release of his newly-revised New York Times bestseller The Case for Christ.
God will set all wrongs right, and Strobel speaks from personal experience. "I've been the victim of crime before and the perpetrator was never discovered and you feel that injustice," he said. "I think all of us long for the Final Days when the scales will be set right. When God will judge … Because nobody escapes God." more >>
While atheist groups have argued that International Blasphemy Rights Day on Friday speaks out against oppressive regimes that attack religious freedom, Catholic League President Bill Donohue has accused the event of being an anti-religious "farce."
"Upon closer examination, it is clear that those who sponsor this event are not friends of liberty: they are rabidly opposed to religion, harboring a special hatred of Catholicism. In short, the whole project is a farce," Donohue argued in an op-ed for CNSNews.
He said the Center for Inquiry, the secular group behind the event, attempts to present it as a respectable idea, but he said it is anything but. more >>