There are no special effects or bloody battle scenes featured in "God's Not Dead 2," but the movie does depict a war.
"Whether we want to admit it or not we're at war. The war of Ephesians 6," David A.R. White says in the film, where he reprises the role of the Rev. Dave from the 2014 prequel "God's Not Dead." "If we insist on denying that then we've already lost."
Erik Stanley, a senior legal counsel from Alliance Defending Freedom, has defended clients with cases similar to those showcased in the latest Pure Flix Entertainment Film. In fact, at the end of the film, dozens of real life ADF cases are featured. more >>
A judicial body within the United Church of Canada rejected an appeal from a minister who wants to keep her clergy credentials despite being an avowed atheist.
Gretta Vosper, head pastor of West Hill United Church in Toronto, attempted to appeal a ruling from the Toronto Conference that her ministry must be under review.
The UCC's Judicial Committee Executive recently decided Vosper's appeal did not hold sufficient merit to be heard before a review was initiated. more >>
An Oklahoma congregation affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention says it's working internally to deal with a possible indirect link to the construction of an abortion clinic.
First Baptist Church of Blanchard garnered controversy when an online petition claimed that a deacon with the church oversaw a construction company that was building an abortion clinic in Oklahoma.
The head of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has called on North Carolina to repeal its law barring transgender bathroom ordinances.
"We find that the recent legislation approved in North Carolina and signed into law, which bans people from using bathrooms that don't match the sex indicated on their birth certificate, is discriminatory," argued PCUSA's Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons in a statement Tuesday, calling on North Carolina lawmakers to repeal the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.
"The North Carolina law also prevents cities and counties from establishing ordinances extending protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity to restaurants, hotels, and stores." more >>
I thank God for the wonderful work that many large ministries have done over the years, but there is a very troubling trend in the evangelical church as a whole. And I believe that the pulpit is partly to blame.
Pastor Joel Osteen has been very clear many times that he doesn't talk about hell, sin, or damnation, or anything that is hard to hear.
He recently said this in a special Easter edition of CBS Sunday Morning, "... most people are beaten down enough by life. They already feel guilty enough. They're not doing what they should, raising their kids — we can all find reasons. So I want them to come to Lakewood or our meetings and be lifted up, to say, 'You know what? I may not be perfect, but I'm moving forward. I'm doing better.' And I think that motivates you to do better." more >>
An evangelical author and former feminist recently stated that Christians who support socialism and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders are "lazy."
Chelsen Vicari, author and Evangelical Program Director with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, told the Daily Caller in a recent interview that these "lazy Christians" expect government to take care of problems that Christians and the Church should address.
"Young Christians are confusing individual Christian compassion and the Church's role and responsibility in public life with the government providing entitlements and expanding welfare programs," said Vicari. more >>