New surveys conducted by LifeWay Research have found that the majority of Americans do not believe that divorce is a sin, while the majority of Protestant pastors also believe that divorce is morally acceptable, under certain circumstances, except in scenarios when the couple has fallen out of love.
LifeWay recently conducted two surveys where they asked 1,000 lay Americans and 1,000 Protestant pastors whether they think divorce is a sin under certain circumstances.
Respondents were asked to clarify if they thought divorce was a sin in cases where the couple has fallen out of love, a spouse cheated on the other, physical abuse was apparent in the relationship, one spouse was addicted to pornography and when one spouse has abandoned the other. more >>
Irish celebration band Rend Collective has said that family unity inspired their forthcoming album As Family We Go. They also shared their motivation in writing songs for the Church after witnessing growing hositility toward Christians in modern culture.
On Friday, the folky worship band from Bangor, Northern Ireland, will debut their fifth studio album, which has already hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian albums chart. Members include Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell, and two bandmates (Gilkeson and Thompson) recently sat down with The Christian Post to chat about their history and mission.
"I guess our whole journey as a band has been family," Gilkeson, a drummer, told CP when asked about the inspiration behind As Family We Go. more >>
Even though St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has won a Super Bowl ring as a player, has the most career wins of any Tennessee Titans head coach ever and has established a successful career coaching the sport he loves, there was still something missing from his life that kept him from being fully satisfied.
In a new video released Monday by the "I Am Second" movement, the 57-year-old Rams coach explained that although he grew up in the church, he was "turned off" by religion early in his life and never had time as a National Football League head coach to accept the Lord in his heart until he came to the realization in 2010 that he needed Christ to survive life's grind.
Although Fisher identified as a Christian throughout his life, he said that one scaring childhood experience likely led him to live a life separate from God without knowing the true meaning of what accepting Jesus as his Savior truly meant. more >>
Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and son of the Rev. Bill Graham, will be speaking at the "Good News Festival," a multi-day revival, held in Oklahoma City this weekend.
Danny Little, festival director for the BGEA, told The Christian Post that the evangelical organization has held similar events in Oklahoma City in 1956, 1983, and 2003.
"These were crusades held by Franklin's father, Billy Graham. Franklin has held festivals in Enid, Shawnee and Bartlesville. This is his first invitation to Oklahoma City," said Little. more >>
Canadian singer Justin Bieber is letting fans know that out of the multitude of songs he listens to, "No Longer Slaves" by Jonathan and Melissa Helser of Bethel music is in the top three of his iPod playlist.
Bieber, 21, was interviewed by Cosmpolitan magazine for its September issue in a Q&A called, "21 Things You Didn't Know About." There, he revealed that after Lil Wayne and Drake, he listens to worship music on his iPod.
" Top three songs on my iPod: 'Too Hollygrove to Go,' 'Hollywood,' 'No Longer Slaves,'" Bieber's response reads in the Cosmopolitan article titled, "Justin Bieber Likes Watching 'Scandal' and 20 Other Things You Never Knew About Him." more >>
It used to be a joke to see signs in historic places boasting "George Washington slept here." But I think in a very real sense, a handful of churches could legitimately have a sign proclaiming, "George Washington worshiped here." His active Christianity reflects a key aspect of our nation's founding — the importance of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
George Washington was a committed churchgoer all his life, even when it was difficult to attend. His main church as a young man was Pohick in Lorton, Virginia, and as an older man, it was Christ Church in Alexandria. And there were others in between in other states.
At these churches, you can see the reredos — a wall or altar decoration with the words of the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles Creed, and the Ten Commandments, so the worshipers could recite them aloud. I personally have visited many of these churches. more >>