A number of Christian church leaders, including Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, spoke out about the vital need for believers to follow Jesus' footsteps and help refugees at the GC2 Summit at Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois, on Wednesday.
The conference featured a number of sessions focused on the ongoing refugee crisis that is gripping the world, most notably with the millions of people in Syria and the surrounding region fleeing civil war and seeking refuge in Western nations. Evangelical pastors spoke alongside relief groups, such as World Vision and World Relief, about the urgent need for the Church in America to get involved and help in meaningful ways.
Rick Warren focused his message to the audience at Naperville, alongside all those watching via live stream, on the life and mission of Jesus Christ, and urged believers to care about the things that Jesus cared about. more >>
Tens of thousands of pro-lifers from across the nation are expected to gather on the National Mall Friday to protest America's embrace of abortion during the annual March for Life rally, which this year holds the theme "pro-life and pro-women go hand in hand."
Although forecasts are calling for snow this upcoming weekend, activists are still planning to bear the frigid temperatures and march down Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C. on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade with the purpose of speaking in defense of the nearly 60 million babies that have been aborted since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973.
The march is set to take place at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by musical acts and an hour-long rally near the Washington Monument that will feature a number of prominent Christian speakers such as Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore, social conservative leader Jim Daly, and a number of other prominent pro-life activists and politicians. more >>
While there has been much ballyhoo about the fact that Donald Trump said "Two" instead of "Second" Corinthians in his Liberty University speech, how he used the verse in a political speech is more problematic.
"I hear this is a major theme right here. ... Two Corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ball game," on Monday said Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, according to most polls.
He then quoted the verse, "'Where the spirit of the Lord is,' right? 'Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.' more >>
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump recently garnered extensive criticism for reportedly botching a Bible verse at a speech before a large group of young evangelical Christians.
Speaking at Liberty University in the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday, the billionaire real estate mogul cited a verse from Second Corinthians.
"We're going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don't have to be politically correct … Two Corinthians, 3:17, that's the whole ballgame … is that the one you like?" stated Trump, as reported by Politico. more >>
The Wheaton College controversy involving Professor Larycia Hawkins can be boiled down to this: the integration of faith and learning is more than just a buzzword.
Taken seriously, integrating faith with learning involves pushing faculty and students to "think Christianly" about their subject matter. It is not neat, and it is not predictable: God, although He is good, is certainly not tame.
Integrating faith with learning necessarily involves a good bit of coloring outside the lines of our finite and fallen understandings of the way we Christians ought to live and think as we continually reexamine the ways we live out our faith in our particular cultural and historical contexts; although God never changes, our faith should be ever-deepening. Culture and history never stop changing, and the Church should be reformed and always reforming. more >>
The Southern Baptist Convention's International Missions Board has announced that it will close its communications center in Virginia and lay off as many as 30 employees stateside as the entity moves forward with its two-phase organizational reset in an attempt to balance its budget by the end of 2017.
The IMB, which represents over 40,000 churches and 16 million members worldwide, announced last Thursday that organization will close its Richmond communications center by April 29 as it proceeds with the second phase of its plan to address its budget deficit.
Although 10 staff members of the facility will be transitioned to new roles within the IMB, a statement received by The Christian Post explains that 30 staff members have been presented with the option to continue their employment until the office's closure in April. more >>