A few years back, I listened in astonishment as some prominent emerging leaders talked about replacing "preaching" with "having a conversation."
At first, I thought that they might be confusing individual conversations with how we should speak to the masses, but I was wrong. They felt that we should stop "preaching" from the pulpit and start being more passive and less confrontational.
Never mind the fact that Jesus said, "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent" (Luke 4:43). more >>
The Episcopal Church continued its long trend of decline in 2015, with recently released statistics showing the Mainline denomination losing more than 37,000 members last year.
In statistics released earlier this week by the Episcopal Church Office of Research, in 2015 the Church had approximately 1.77 million members in its domestic dioceses, down from about 1.81 million members in 2014.
2015's membership numbers contrast strongly with the Episcopal Church's membership count 10 years earlier, which stood around 2.2 million members. This represents a decline of nearly 20 percent over the past decade. more >>
A United Church of Canada minister who is also a self-avowed atheist will remain ordained while the denomination continues its process of possibly defrocking her.
The Rev. Gretta Vosper, an openly atheist minister, is presently undergoing an investigation by the Church to determine if she can remain an ordained clergy or will be put on the UCC's Discontinued Service List (Disciplinary), which is tantamount to being defrocked.
In keeping with a recommendation from a Church committee, the sub-Executive of Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada announced on Thursday that the General Council will hold a formal hearing on Vosper. more >>
WASHINGTON — A married couple of reality television fame that has adopted children from overseas like to say that even though their children were born in Asia, it's almost as though they are biologically related.
Jen Arnold and Bill Klein of TLC's "The Little Couple" served as master of ceremonies Wednesday for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's 18th annual gala banquet at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building.
"I can't imagine not having Will (from China) and Zoe (from India) in our lives. I just want every child to find their forever family," Arnold said in an interview with The Christian Post at a VIP ceremony preceding the banquet. more >>
A gutted group of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others from Tulsa gathered Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Baptist Church to grieve the death of Terence Crutcher, 40, the Christian father gunned down in the street last Friday by a police officer.
The group, representing a wide spectrum of religious, racial and cultural communities, came together from across the city to show solidarity with Crutcher's family and condemn what they see as an unjustified killing.
"We come together with a sense of shared outrage for injustice … another unarmed African-American man gunned down in the streets," said the Rev. Ray Owens, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, according to Tulsa World. more >>
America won't be saved by a "political awakening," said Pastor Ronnie Floyd, who was among over 40 Christian leaders that came together at The Gathering to pray for a spiritual transformation in the nation.
"Many of us, as believers, at times if we're not careful, we're more committed to some kind of political awakening," said Floyd at the solemn assembly hosted by Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, Wednesday night.
"That's not the answer to this nation. The answer to the nation is the next great awakening with the Holy Spirit of God. And He wakes up the Church and He shakes the Church," added Floyd, who's the senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. more >>