A pair of statements released, one denouncing Donald Trump's bigotry and another calling on progressives to repent, showcase the divide within the evangelical Christian American community during the current election cycle.
In late September a coalition of evangelicals, including many who consider themselves to be socially or politically progressive, posted a petition on change.org denouncing the extreme rhetoric of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Several evangelical leaders, along with, as of Monday morning, more than 18,000 signatories, have declared that Trump's campaign has empowered the bigoted elements of American society. more >>
The pastor of a Las Vegas church, which describes itself as "a church for people who don't like church," is in the middle of an "odd" series of sermons called "Tattooed," to highlight issues related to identity. As part of the series, the pastor got his first-ever tattoo during the worship service and while delivering his sermon.
"The one Jesus loves," reads the tattoo Pastor Vince Antonucci of the Verve Church got on stage during the worship service last Sunday, two weeks after he started the month-long series on Sept. 18.
The pastor received the tattoo from Las Vegas tattoo artist Chance Gomez, who is a Christian. more >>
The senior vice president of the American Family Association has warned that churches in America continue to receive a failing grade when it comes to categories such as prayer, discipleship and worship, and said that unless something dramatic happens, this dark future will remain in place.
"So, the current report card points to failure and will likely continue unless something dramatic happens. Christians today are not only losing ground to Jesus' command to make disciples but the growing population of unchurched refuse to embrace our worldview and are growing more antagonistic to our beliefs about Jesus Christ," Smith wrote in an article on the AFA website, while commenting on the book, Churchless, by George Barna and David Kinnaman, which examined the rising population of adults in America who do not attend church.
"The friction is heating up between these opposite and competing worldviews by an antagonistic, progressive and emboldened effort from popular culture to evangelize the Church," he added. more >>
A theological-doctrinal controversy has erupted among prominent evangelical leaders concerning whether Christians, in seeking to reach millennials in a post-Christian world, should focus paramount attention on the bodily resurrection of Jesus on the first Easter Sunday, or alternatively, should emphasize the complete accuracy and veracity of Holy Scripture.
It is certainly true that an authoritative and accurate Bible is the only guaranteed way to truly discern between the one true Jesus who was, is, and forever will be in contrast to the various counterfeit christs conjured up in the fallen hearts of men.
And yes, a belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus is essential to the Christian faith. However, while I am not questioning Pastor Andy Stanley's motives, as a fellow Christian pastor I am deeply concerned when such an influential Christian pastor says, "If you believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, that's all I need to know." more >>
Famed preacher and sociology professor at Eastern University Tony Campolo told The Christian Post in an interview that on theological matters he still considers himself an evangelical Christian.
Earlier this month, Campolo garnered headlines after the U.K. publication Premiere published remarks he made in which he said he no longer considered himself an evangelical.
Tye Tribbett is on a mission.
When his new show "Joyful Noise" premieres on BET Sunday morning, the gospel music artist says he won't be trying to fill the shoes of the "Bobby Jones Gospel" program that had the time slot for over 30 years. Instead, his focus will be on attracting a new generation.
"My thing was to really make Jesus, gospel and music as cool and relevant as it really is. I want to bring that back in a way that will bring family together, not just youth," the boisterous musician told The Christian Post. "I want to bring families together so they will be inspired because we're going to face some dark days, especially in America. We're going to find strength in knowing all things work together for good and I want the show to be a reinforcement of that truth." more >>