A Synod of Presbyterian Church (USA) has canceled the debt of a predominantly African-American congregation based in New Jersey that has existed since the nineteenth century.
As part of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church's 175th anniversary celebration on Sunday, the Synod of the Northeast cleared the $175,000 debt the congregation owed on their facilities.
The Rev. Dr. Harold Delhagen, leader of the Synod, explained to The Christian Post that the debt cancellation for the historic Princeton church was part of the PCUSA body's commitment to acting upon their beliefs in racial equality. more >>
For decades the United Methodist Church has debated its position on homosexuality, in arguments that have sometimes hinted at schism for the Mainline Protestant Denomination.
Every four years the global Church meets for General Conference, where issues including the UMC's stated opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage are debated.
Most notably, the UMC's Book of Discipline has declared since 1972 that homosexuality is "incompatible with Christian teaching" and it is this language many have demanded be removed. more >>
Who ever said that the good old hymns aren't popular anymore? One local Christian music duo showed that the old ditties still have power.
The Singing Contractors, a couple of, well, singing contractors, performed upon request the classic "Old Rugged Cross."
Visiting a woman in the hospital, they ask her what song she wants them to sing. At first she says "How Great Thou Art," but changes her mind to "Old Rugged Cross." more >>
The dramatic miniseries "A.D. The Bible Continues" was short-lived on television, but its Nov. 3 release on Blu-ray and DVD gives the Bible saga a crack at immortality. A four-disc set offers viewers 45 minutes of exclusive features that chronicle the creation of the series.
Just for readers of The Christian Post, executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett want to share a special message.
"Hello to all of our friends at The Christian Post. We couldn't be more thankful for all of your incredible support of 'A.D. The Bible Continues,' and we are thrilled to experience the journey with you once again," Downey said in a video created for CP. "'A.D.' captures the remarkable story of the Apostles after the crucifixion. An event that forever changed the course of human history." more >>
Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, T.D. Jakes' Potter's House and Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church have topped Newsmax's list of "Top 50 Megachurches in America."
The list, released Wednesday, was compiled by The Christian Post's contributing editor Johnnie Moore, who wrote that the rankings were not based on church size but rather on the notoriety of the church's leaders, the ratings of their television and radio programs, and the reach of their books, public opinion and overall influence.
"Megachurches are the spiritual phenomenon of the 21st century; there are more churches with 5,000 people attending weekly services than at any other time in history," Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, wrote. "So much for those who claim ad nauseam that faith is declining in our country." more >>
Two-time Acadamy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is best known for his roles in "Glory," "The Preacher's Wife," "Remember the Titans" and "Training Day." But the Hollywood A-lister has sounded more like a pastor when he took to the podium at recent events.
The New York native first made headlines when he appeared as the guest speaker for Dillard University's graduating class this spring. Instead of delivering the standard "the world is your oyster" speech, Washington encouraged graduates to "put God first."
The actor expressed similar sentiments last weekend at the Church of God in Christ's annual "We Care" Charities Banquet in St. Louis, Missouri where he testified of God's faithfulness, even when he has fallen short. more >>