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.
Pastor Greg Laurie of California's Harvest megachurch says while everyone gets tempted, it is possible to overcome it, just as Jesus did, and shared six things a Christian should know to be able to resist it.
"Temptation doesn't make sense. ... What possible good can come out of it?" Laurie asked, as he began his message, "Why Does God Allow Temptation in the Life of the Believer?" which was part of a series called, "What Every Growing Christian Needs to Know."
Every Christian who is growing spiritually is "a bona fide threat" to the devil's kingdom, and will be targeted by him, the pastor told the congregation. 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 >>
NEW YORK — It doesn't matter if you are rich, poor, black, white or Asian, if you're a Christian, suggests Pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, that identity and all the qualities attached to it should trump all else. And here's why.
At an annual leadership initiative called Movement Day, hosted at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, Keller suggested that if Christians focused more on the identity they all share in Christ — instead of identities based on differences — they could more positively impact their communities.
"There are great spiritual and cultural divides in every city. There are temperamental divides. There are cultural, racial and generational divides. And we can't communicate the Gospel by word and expect anybody to hear it unless we also back up our communication with deeds," said Keller. more >>
Donald Trump received criticism for his somewhat vague comments that appeared to cast seeds of doubt on Seventh-day Adventists, the denomination of his main rival, Dr. Ben Carson.
There are over one million members of the denomination in the United States and over 18 million worldwide.
Few would argue that Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist and retired neurosurgeon, does not have a sincere faith. Carson's political popularity emerged after he criticized President Barack Obama while next to him at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013. more >>