A North Carolina church is offering a program called "Racists Anonymous" that helps people overcome racist tendencies by using a 12-step program similar to how "Alcoholics Anonymous" treats those working to overcome substance abuse.
Trinity United Church of Christ of Concord, an LGBT-affirming congregation, started the program in late July and has held five meetings since then, averaging out about a dozen attendees of varying races and genders.
The Rev. Nathan King, lead pastor of Trinity UCC since 2001, told The Christian Post that their program was modeled off of another Racists Anonymous group that meets at Congregational United Church of Christ in Sunnyvale, California. more >>
Conservative radio personality and author Glenn Beck told The Christian Post that the United States of America should have a "firm reliance on Divine Providence."
Beck will be a guest speaker at the American Gospel Celebration on Saturday, an event headed by renowned evangelical Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
In a Tuesday CP interview, Beck explained that he will focus his remarks at the Louisville, Kentucky event on relying on God's providential care. more >>
A Baptist missionary-founded children's home in Oklahoma has refused to accept a donation of more than $28,000 from a group of atheists, who wanted the contribution to be noted "in honor of" their organization. Politely declining the offer, the Christian center said they believe in "Honoring God our Father."
Refusing to receive the donation from the Muskogee Atheist Community, the Murrow Indian Children's Home said accepting money for an advertisement "which would indicate 'In Honor of the Muskogee Atheist Community'" would be contrary to the "biblical principles upon which we at Murrow stand."
The center, which was founded over 100 years ago by a Baptist Missionary," explained, "Those biblical principles include believing and trusting in the Trinity; God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit." more >>
Christian religious freedom activist Faith McDonnell is pushing back against the notion that it is unchristian to voice concerns with how the State Department is resettling refugees from Syria and other terrorist hot spots in the Middle East.
McDonnell, the the director of Religious Liberty Programs and the Church Alliance for a New Sudan at the Washington-based think tank Institute on Religion and Democracy, told The Christian Post on Monday that it's reasonable for Christians to voice concern about how the State Department is resettling only a minuscule percentage of Christian refugees from Syria and voice concern that the havoc being wrecked by Muslim refugees in Europe could also occur in America.
McDonnell took issue with recent remarks issued by Matthew Soerens, the U.S. director of church mobilization for the evangelical refugee resettlement organization World Relief. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is calling President Barack Obama's decision for the United States to relinquish government control of a key component of the Internet to a private organization "dangerous" and "a shame."
Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, Graham said of the Obama administration's move to turn over government control of the Domain Naming System (DNS) to a private international organization based in California: "This isn't smart. It's another dangerous decision in a long line of bad policy moves by our government. This could potentially weaken our country and allow others access that could bring us harm."
The transfer is set to occur on October 1 and some conservative groups, although not oppposed in principle like Graham, still argue that it is a subversion of congressional authority. more >>
Financial offerings to one's church have always been a freewill effort, but more than likely church leaders wouldn't mind receiving extra generous gifts.
A new report from the Leadership Network, a Christian nonprofit ministry headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is giving churches advice on how to increase the contributions they recieve.
In partnership with MortarStone, a donor analytics platform that analyzed over $1.5 billion in personal church giving, Leadership Network's Warren Bird has generated a report that condenses those analytics into the following 13 benchmarks that might help church leaders increase the generosity of their congregants. more >>