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 >>
Pastor Le'Andria Johnson is firing back at critics who don't approve of her giving out cigarettes and condoms on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, in the name of Jesus.
On the Oxygen show "Preachers of Atlanta," viewers witness Johnson dressing to blend in with prostitutes while going on the streets to minister to them. After the show premiered and she received criticism, the 33-year-old pastor and founder of Imperfect People Changing Ministries in Atlanta, says her unique form of street ministry reaches people that churches don't.
"Not one word about getting tested and six people in your church is HIV positive or has AIDS. I have seen people affected by HIV, in the holiness, COGIC, apostolic, AME, Baptist, and CME churches alike," Johnson wrote. "You might not agree, with all [I do], but I know in Atlanta there is a need. Not one word from 'the church' encouraging people to take their medication or even take a 3 min test." more >>