Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham has argued that pastors who ignore difficult social topics like gay marriage and abortion are doing "great damage" to the spiritual growth of their congregations.
"Sadly, when pastors choose to neglect controversial issues, they do great damage to the spiritual growth of their congregates. We have generations of young people in our churches who simply believe what the world believes on social and moral issues (e.g., they are increasingly accepting gay 'marriage'), and they don't think biblically on these matters," Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog.
The creationist pointed to warnings that the American Pastors Network has sounded on pastors who refuse to engage with controversial topics, arguing that such pastors mostly fear man more than God. more >>
A Southern Baptist megachurch leader from Georgia has said that Christians have a "biblical duty" to help Syrian refugees coming to the United States despite fears and concerns.
Bryant Wright, senior pastor of the 8,000 member Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta revealed that his church is helping a family of Syrian Muslim refugees resettle in Georgia. Wright's initiative comes despite Republican Gov. Nathan Deal issuing an executive order in November blocking state agencies from assisting in the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
NEW YORK — "Joy-An Irish Christmas" with Keith & Kristyn Getty made its way to New York City's Carnegie Hall for it's fourth annual holiday tour, and The Christian Post caught up with Keith Getty to chat about the unforgettable night of music, congregational worship, and the meaning of Christmas for the Getty family.
The Gettys are world-renowned contemporary hymn writers whose songs are sung each year by more than one hundred million people. Their annual tour, "Joy-An Irish Christmas," is a lively celebration of the birth of Christ as told through an evening of traditional holiday carols, contemporary hymns, Irish folk music, bluegrass and step dancing.
The talented Getty couple ushered nearly 3,000 New Yorkers into worship with their Christmas Concert. The tour's music was all recently released in an album titled, Joy-An Irish Christmas Live. The album coincides with a DVD release as well. more >>
During an interview with NPR, Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission commented on Wheaton College's suspension of tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins after she wrote in a Facebook post that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."
"As an Evangelical Christian, I believe that one worships God only through Jesus Christ," Moore said in the interview Sunday, after host Michel Martin said that Hawkins quoted Pope Francis as saying that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
"Is that a foundational belief among Muslims and Christians, to your knowledge?" the host asked. more >>
A discrimination lawsuit filed by Atlanta's former fire chief against the city on the basis that he was fired for publishing a book containing his Christian views on homosexuality, will be heard in federal court after a judge refused the city's request to dismiss the lawsuit on Wednesday.
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, an evangelical Christian who previously served as the Obama administration's Administrator of the United States Fire Administration, was suspended without pay for a month and ordered to complete sensitivity training last November by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed after he self-published a book he wrote on his own time titled, Who Told You That You Were Naked?, for a Bible study at his church.
The book included just two passages in all 160 pages that were critical of homosexuality, calling it "vulgar" and "the opposite of purity." In addition to publishing the book, Cochran distributed about 20 copies of the book to people at work. City attorney Robert Godfrey has stated in the past that action was taken against Cochran after some employees complained to city council members. more >>
Founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk Radio James Dobson became the latest prominent Evangelical leader to publicly endorse Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for president on Thursday.
After being endorsed by influential conservative figure Richard Viguerie and influential Iowa conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats last week, Cruz picked up another major Evangelical endorsement as Dobson, whose organization produces programing that is heard on over 1,300 radio outlets across the world, officially put his weight behind the Texas senator.
Dobson has long spoken in favor of Cruz's focus on religious liberty and traditional marriage and has said in the past that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is not conservative enough. more >>