A committee of the United Church of Canada has decided that a clergywoman who came out as an atheist over 15 years ago is "not suitable" to remain an ordained minister of the denomination.
The Rev. Gretta Vosper of West Hill United Church of Toronto, Ontario, was declared "not suitable" to remain a church minister, according to a report released on Wednesday from the Conference Interview Committee for the United Church's Toronto Conference.
According to the 39-page report, which was provided to The Christian Post by the UCC Toronto Conference, the committee decided in a vote of 19 to 4 that by being an atheist, Vosper has rejected the ordination vows she took in 1993. more >>
Praying without ceasing shouldn't be taken literally, says Pastor John Piper. But what does it really mean?
In his latest podcast on DesiringGod.org, a site focused on glorifying God, Piper explains just what it means to "pray without ceasing."
The pastor dissects verses in 1 Thessalonians 5:5-18, which, in part, calls for Christians to "see that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but to "rejoice evermore" and to "pray without ceasing." more >>
The "dam is bursting" on India's discriminatory caste system, says prominent Indian Bishop Joseph D'souza, who told The Christian Post that the demise of India's prejudiced social order could likely come during his lifetime.
For centuries, India has been entrenched in an unjust social construct that has discriminated against the lowest and most vulnerable members of society and kept those in the lowest rungs of the caste system from being able to access equal educational and economic opportunities that could allow them to create comfortable lives for themselves and their families.
While those in the highest castes of the system are living comfortable lives, the same opportunities they receive are not afforded to those in the Sudra caste (commoners, peasants, laborers) or those considered to be Dalits or untouchables (street sweepers, toilet cleaners). more >>
More than 130 congregations located in and around the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be taking part in a sermon series titled "Explore God."
Beginning this coming Sunday, the sermon series will be tackled by congregations across denominational lines, with the series being part of an ecumenical effort to reach out to the Richmond metropolitan area's approximately 1.2 million inhabitants.
"We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose. Maybe you've seen Explore God billboards around town, or you heard an ad on the radio, and you wondered what it's all about," noted a website dedicated to the sermon series outreach. more >>
A controversial pastor in Harlem has announced his plans to burn a rainbow flag as part of a multi-day celebration after the church won a case to avoid foreclosure.
ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, New York, was given a reprieve on an effort to foreclose its property when a judge rescinded a foreclosure order from last year.
Big Daddy Weave announced that member Jason Weaver joined them onstage Wednesday evening at Christian Music Broadcasters Momentum Conference (CMB) as they received the "Rich Mullins Impact Award."
Band members took to Facebook with a photo of Jason Weaver sitting in a wheelchair at this year CMB conference.
"This just happened. A long, loud standing ovation for brother Jay. Congratulations to Big Daddy Weave on winning the Rich Mullins Impact Award at the Christian Music Broadcasters Momentum Conference," the photo caption read. more >>