Could some evangelists within the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination be moving away from the practice of calling sinners to repentance?
An early report from the August conference of a church-planting movement within Presbyterian Church (USA), called 1001 New Worshipping Communities, suggests the possibility.
In a report on said conversations, published last month by Research Services of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, it was documented that "millennials respond to a different style of evangelism than did previous generations." more >>
The General Synod of the Church of Norway, the largest Christian denomination in the Scandinavian country, has voted in favor of accepting same-sex marriage, and will be offering the service to gay couples in the future.
Church of Norway chairman Sturla Stålsett said that the Synod's decision is "historical," The Nordic Page reported.
The decision still allows individual priests and other church staff to decide whether they want to participate in ceremonies for gay people, however. more >>
Responding to a question sent by an employee of a civic organization, evangelist Billy Graham acknowledges that while no pastor is perfect, it's "wrong, and a sin in the eyes of God" for Christians to criticize their pastors.
"Why do some people seem to enjoy criticizing their pastor?" reads the question sent to the 96-year-old evangelist, according to the website of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, now headed by his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham.
"I'm in a civic organization with a couple of friends from another church, and it seems like all they talk about is their pastor's shortcomings. Should I say something to them about this?" adds the question. more >>
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which started when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany, on Oct. 31, 1517.
Many churches celebrate it, especially in the Reformed tradition, on the last Sunday of October or will on Nov. 1.
The Protestant Reformers believed that they were recovering the centrality of Scripture within the Christian tradition. Luther's initial principle dispute with the Roman Catholic Church was primarily related to clerical abuses, especially related to the selling of indulgences. "The Church's true treasure is the Gospel of Jesus Christ," Luther declared. more >>
The legacy of 19th century Baptist preacher Charles H. Spurgeon has found a permanent home, thanks to a Missouri seminary that has opened a library dedicated to the late theologian, which includes approximately 6,000 books owned by him.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Christian academic institution located in Kansas City, completed The Charles Spurgeon Library in October.
A spokesperson for MBTS provided The Christian Post with comments by Spurgeon Library curator Christian George, who dubbed the library "the fulfillment of a vision to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the academy, for the church, and for the glory of God." more >>
The Evangelical Christian family that oversees the popular crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores may be under federal investigation for attempting to import looted artifacts from the Middle East.
In 2011, U.S. Customs officials reportedly confiscated 200 to 300 stone tablets shipped from Israel. Their destination: the Green family's Hobby Lobby corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City.
According to The Daily Beast, the tablets were stolen from Iraq, making the Green family possibly guilty of a federal offense. more >>