For those of you who are clergy, pastors, senior pastors, reverends, right reverends, or even somewhat right reverends … have you ever struggled to explain your occupational calling to someone else?
Well fear no more, for British pastor J. John has provided the perfect answer to that innocent question: Where do you work?
In a 2014 interview with Trinity Broadcasting Network, John shares the anecdote of being on a flight and talking with a woman about work. more >>
The Episcopal Church has officially installed its first African-American leader, in a ceremony that mixed traditional ritual and a focus on diversity.
At the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, the Right Rev. Michael Curry of North Carolina made history by becoming the first African-American Presiding Bishop of the Mainline denomination.
As a pastor, I always struggled with the best way to do announcements. Whatever we did, it never felt right.
Over the years, I've noted what other churches have done — and I'd do announcements differently than I ever did back then.
Here are some suggestions for doing announcements well: more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution."
The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine.
In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual." more >>
Friends and family members gathered to mourn the loss of Pastor Ron Christian at the Christian Love Baptist megachurch in Irvington, New Jersey, after authorities confirmed they found the 51-year-old dead inside his office Friday morning.
"Nobody can say anything bad about my pastor. Not one bad word," a grieving member stated shortly after noon inside the church where shocked mourners shared memories of their deceased pastor.
Anthony Ambrose, chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, told NJ.com that Christian was discovered unresponsive around 6 a.m. at the Lyons Avenue parish. They did not suspect any foul play and will know the exact cause of death once an autopsy report is complete. more >>
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday returned a warrant request by investigators of the Detroit Police Department in the alleged shooting of 25-year-old semi-pro football player Deante Smith by his estranged pastor inside a local church on Oct. 18.
In a statement to The Christian Post from Maria Miller, Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney and director of communications, she noted that the warrant request was returned with a request for "further investigation" by the DPD. No further explanation was made.
Emotions have been running high among Smith's family and friends as they charge that his death at the hands of Keon Allison of City of God Church was sparked by an affair the pastor allegedly had with Smith's wife, Tykia. more >>