NEW YORK — A Scripture that had troubled her for 10 years finally revealed its message to the Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil recently. It was an explosive revelation to the Church about the Black Lives Matter movement and it "messed" with her.
"It's been bugging me for at least 10 years," declared McNeil as she opened up her presentation last Thursday at the Movement Day 2015 conference hosted by the New York City Leadership Center.
With the measured cadence of a preacher on fire, McNeil, an associate professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology, Seattle Pacific University, revealed the scripture that "messed" with her: Mark 2:21-22. more >>
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.
The congregation and staff of North Carolina's multi-site Elevation Church honored their lead pastor, Steven Furtick, with a special rap-and-dance video, as October marks the month when some churches show appreciation for their pastors.
"It's Pastor Appreciation Month, & our staff made a little music video for Ps @stevenfurtick & @hollyfurtick. Visit: http://thankyoupastor.com," the church tweeted Friday.
Modeled after "Downtown" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the music tribute to Furtick featured a cast of about 100, who sing in the refrain: "Pastor/He has big arms/And has big faith/No word he says will go to waste/For well over 3,000 days/He always preaches down the place." 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 >>
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 >>