The Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told the denominational leadership they must "take Gospel high ground" following last month's Anglican Primate vote suspending the Church for its support of gay marriage.
In the opening speech at a meeting of the Church's Executive Council that took place last week in Fort Worth, Texas, Curry addressed the January vote to suspend TEC, saying,"Many Primates made their feelings clear, and we were equally clear that we are a house of worship for all people, and we were clear that we are not going to change," the Episcopal News Service reported Friday.
"We were not voted off the island. The result was an expression of profound disagreement and deep displeasure but not a breaking of relationship. We are part of the Anglican Communion." more >>
A theologian who frequently reviews biblically-themed and Christian films believes that the sequel to the surprise hit "God's Not Dead" is realistic but probably not for skeptics.
Professor Darrell Bock, executive director for Cultural Engagement at DTS' Hendricks Center, is part of a panel discussing current Christian films at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention.
In comments given to The Christian Post, Bock said that "God's Not Dead 2: He's Surely Alive" deals with "quite real" issues in its plot and is very "direct" in its message. more >>
Three theologically conservative church bodies released a report championing progress in their latest round of ecumenical dialogue.
Representatives from the Anglican Church in North America, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the Lutheran Church-Canada have been engaging in an ongoing dialogue for the past six years.
Titled "On Closer Acquaintance", the interim report on ecumenical dialogue charts the progress made thus far on conversations between ACNA, LCMS, and LCC. more >>
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is popular among prosperity preachers due to the worldly values he represents, says an expert on religious fraud.
Ole Anthony, president of the Dallas, Texas-based televangelist accountability group the Trinity Foundation, told The Christian Post about the appeal Trump has with proponents of the prosperity gospel.
"The love of the world, of power, of recognition and credibility from the world. That appears to fit perfectly with the prosperity gospel," said Anthony. more >>
A Brazilian Baptist leader who's known for holding progressive views on social issues, is pushing for the country to lift restrictions on abortion amid fears that symptoms from the Zika virus might be leading to an increase in neurological birth defects such as microcephaly, a brain deformity.
The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites and has now spread to 21 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Pastor Joel Zeferino, president of the Baptist Alliance of Brazil, — an organization was started in 2005 by 60 Baptists who fell out of favor with the Brazilian Baptist Convention because of their socially progressive views, according to Baptist News Global — argued that the discussion over laxing abortion laws needs to include more voices. more >>
The Church of England is making a push to encourage Christians to donate blood and organs, saying that it is their moral duty to do so.
Anglican bishops from West Yorkshire and Dales recently called on the church to do more to encourage these donations during a recent general assembly gathering, pointing to the country's dwindling blood supply.
During the three-day synod meeting, James Newcome, bishop of Carlisle, called on the church to make blood donation an acceptable "sacrificial offering" required by Christians. more >>