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 >>
The Rev. Buckner Fanning, a beloved Baptist preacher from San Antonio, Texas, known for his ecumenism and 30-second television commercials shown across the world, died Sunday night after suffering a stroke last August. He was 89.
"God has taken home His best Valentine's Day present ever. Dad is finally face to face with Jesus Christ, our God and the Man dad fervently proclaimed to our needy world. You can sum up dad's message into one word — Love. We love you dad!" wrote his son, Steve Fanning, in a Facebook post shortly after his father's death, along with a video of MercyMe's "I Can Only Imagine."
Another of Rev. Fanning's sons, Mike Fanning, told KSAT that although many will remember his father for his television commercials seen by about a million people weekly worldwide, there was nothing contrived about his message. There were no scripts or special effects, he noted. more >>
Now here is an invention that should be sent to Flint, Michigan, as soon as possible! A bottle that keeps giving you water through the power of nature.
Known as the Fontus, the water bottle creates its own water with technology that grabs the humidity within the air and turns it into drinkable water.
A video posted to YouTube boasts that the Fontus can create as much as 0.5 quarts of fresh water within one hour. more >>
An ecumenical gathering of churches in Tennessee will collaborate on a day devoted to community improvement projects, dubbed "Mission Blitz."
The annual event has been taking place in northwest Tennessee since 2007, and "Mission Blitz 2016" will take place in May, with the first planning meeting scheduled for next week.
Kevin Griffith, co-chair of Mission Blitz, told The Christian Post in an interview that there has been an emphasis on bringing different Christian denominations together. more >>
An ecumenical group of ministry organizations are coming together to coordinate the annual "International Day of the Bible" observance.
Slated for next Monday, Nov. 23, the observance is sponsored by the American Bible Society, Bible Gateway, Scripture Union, YouVersion, Bibles for the World, and the National Bible Association.
The Rev. A. R. Bernard, pastor of New York City's largest church and president of the Churches of the City of New York that represents 1.5 million Christians, called the multi-religious worship experience with Pope Francis at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum an "amazing experience." He also addressed concerns some Christians might have about "the concept of the papacy."
"I will tell you, it was beautiful, it was deep, it was moving and I think with the backdrop of 9/11 where it was religious extremism that created that situation and brought America to a whole new place in this country, as that being the backdrop and to have religious leaders from around the world, in terms of the religious expressions around the world, coming together like that was very, very special," Bernard said, reflecting on the Sept. 25 gathering during a broadcast of his radio program.
Bernard also revealed that he was chosen to greet Benedict XVI on behalf of the Protestant community when the then-pope visited New York City in 2008. The pastor of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center marveled that "here it is seven years later and I have the opportunity to actually go from greeting to worshipping with the new pontiff, Pope Francis." more >>