The multi-platinum Christian band Casting Crowns is gearing up for the release of their latest studio album, The Very Next Thing.
Scheduled for a September release, the album marks the group's eighth studio album since their debut in 2003. Now with 9 million records sold, the band is striving to go even farther.
"Because we have the honor of walking with people in our churches, we get to see what people are going through — the issues that are impacting everyone now," frontman Mark Hall said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "It is in these situations that ideas are born for what we all need to hear right here, right now. more >>
While physical attraction is a part of finding a spouse, it is only one piece of the puzzle in choosing a lifelong mate, Marshall Segal writes for DesiringGod.
Segal, who serves as associate editor of the Christian website, discussed the topic of physical attraction in a blog published last Thursday, questioning how much of a role attraction should play when choosing a lifelong partner.
Segal explains that God created physical attraction, and while it does play a role in marriage, it should be seen as flexible, with a spouse's inner beauty being a far more important and long-lasting asset. more >>
The lead singer of the Missouri-based metalcore band The Order of Elijah announced on Saturday that he has renounced his faith, citing evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins' book, The God Delusion with helping answer existential questions that he claims no Christian wanted to address.
On Saturday, Shannon Low, the lead singer of the band, confessed on the band's Facebook page that he has decided to shed his faith "like a cocoon."
In the post, Low explained that he was baptized at the age of 20, and once felt called to be a pastor. However, he derailed from that plan and spent over a decade doing drugs, having sex and playing guitar in metal bands. more >>
We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it.
In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn't come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the "Ten Suggestions."
Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: "Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity." more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini suggests that while Christians shouldn't be speculating when exactly Jesus Christ will return to Earth, at the same time they should be aware that the "last hour" might be approaching.
"We are living in a sobering moment in history that calls us, as believers in Jesus Christ, to take a stand with Israel. We could be people of the last hour. We are not to be passive in the face of prophecy; we are called to pray with passion, to intercede, and to minister according to the Words of the Savior who said it is not our task to speculate when the end will be," Abedini wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday.
"If you are looking forward to Yeshua's second coming, when the world as we know it will change, then you want to stand with Israel. You will help us spread the Good News of Yeshua's love to the Jewish people who are being awakened, whose eyes are being opened and whose hearts are being changed today like never before," he added. more >>
The Church of Scotland's general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages by making a provision for individual congregations to "opt out" of the Church's traditional view of marriage as between a man and woman.
Commissioners voted by 339 votes to 215 in favor of the move on the first day of the annual general assembly meeting in Edinburg on Saturday, according to BBC.
"We had a debate which made very clear that we were not interfering with our theological definition of marriage and were not going to the place where ministers or deacons could themselves be conducting same-sex marriages," the Very Rev. John Chalmers, principal clerk to the general assembly, was quoted as saying. "It is an entirely different discussion." more >>