Marcus Borg, a scholar popular for participating in the Jesus Seminar, died at the age of 72 last Wednesday.
His publisher HarperOne said the cause of death was related to his long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He died at his home in Powell Butte, Oregon.
Borg was known for being a pioneer in what is labeled by some as progressive Christianity, and he participated in the Jesus Seminar around 30 years ago where a group of scholars gathered and challenged many of the statements made by Jesus found in the Bible with the claim that they were dreamed up by his followers or were meant to be metaphors. more >>
Churches in the United Kingdom will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by focusing on the Christian influence of the document.
Both the Church of England's General Synod and other church officials have called on England to remember the church's involvement in the Magna Carta's creation.
The Right Rev. Alan Smith, the bishop of the Diocese of St Albans, sent a letter in January about his concern over the church's role being minimized in popular memory of the 1215 political milestone. more >>
Seasoned evangelist Luis Palau will be joined by popular preacher Francis Chan and worship leader Kristian Stanfill and the Passion Band for a series of free events next month across the New York City metro area.
The events, held under the banner of the Re:New conference, takes place Feb. 10-13 for one night each in Wayne, New Jersey, and in New York City's Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn boroughs.
The Palau Association, the Re:New organizers, explain in a press release shared with The Christian Post that the events "were created to help strengthen believers in their spiritual walk, build up their faith, grow their commitment to the local church, and reinforce the vital work being accomplished by churches in the New York City metro area." more >>
Grammy-nominated folk artist Crowder is celebrating after earning his first number-one song to land on the Christian AC Indicator chart on Thursday.
Crowder's song "Come As You Are" became the singer's first career number-one since the formation of the David Crowder* Band. The song also holds a Top 10 spot on the National Christian Audience chart, reaching over seven million listeners this week.
Hillsong Young & Free unveiled the music video to their new song featuring Lecrae, "This Is Living," on Wednesday.
A shining example of Hillsong Church's youth ministry, Young & Free's new song carries a message about the decision to live for God. Now, "This Is Living" has a music video featuring Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae.
"Be one of the first to watch the exclusive new music video premiere of 'This Is Living' (feat. Lecrae) #ThisIsLiving," Young & Free posted to Twitter late Wednesday night. more >>
Hillsong Church says they remain committed to leading people to Christ through their music despite news of their documentary, "Hillsong - Let Hope Rise," being pulled from its distribution.
The documentary on the most famous worship band in the world was first announced by Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. last year. However, after being unable to close the rights deal for "Let Hope Rise," Warner Bros. has removed the film from its previously announced April 1 release date.
"The producers of the movie 'Let Hope Rise' have advised us that while Warner Bros. is no longer distributing the movie, there are ongoing positive discussions with other distributors who have indicated their interest in this project from the start," Hillsong Church said in a statement via Grace Hill Media. more >>