Pope Francis visited the ruins of Mosul and a Christian community damaged by the Islamic State during the third day of his historic visit to Iraq Sunday. The day earlier, the pontiff visited the birthplace of Abraham, met with a prominent Shia cleric and gave a sermon in Baghdad.
The question of whether women should be ordained as clergy has been a subject of much theological debate in Christian circles for generations. Many prominent churches do not permit the ordination of women. However, other churches have, over time, come to allow women to become pastors.
A church pastor arrested last month and charged with violating COVID-19 rules on maximum gathering capacity will remain behind bars until the trial begins in early May, a Canadian judge has ruled.
This week — March 7 through March 13 — marks the anniversary of notable events that happened in Church history. They include the martyr of an early church saint, the canonization of the founder of the Jesuits and a massacre of Native Americans at a Moravian mission settlement.
For years, I’ve been seeking revival in my generation. But there is no revival without holiness. And holiness requires a reset.
Too many are choosing therapy over obedience, counseling over conduct, and talking over doing. An African pastor was asked, “Why is there so much counseling in the American church but not in the African church?” He responded, “In America you counsel; in Africa we repent.” Well said.
I have both witnessed and professionally responded to a great deal of crises and moral failures that could have shipwrecked my faith. Several high-profile scandals rocking Christendom in recent days (Ravi Zacharias hit me the hardest) have forced me to reflect on what other practices have kept me, and I believe other believers, from discouragement – or far worse, from abandoning the Christian faith altogether.
Unable to deny myself the chance to eavesdrop in on the life of aviation service, I snooped — and what I overheard was a heartwarming story told by flight attendant Becca Pruett.
Small groups are struggling, but small groups are really important.
In this assertion, what constitutes a hate group is a matter of opinion. You can have your opinion; I can have mine. But this is sophistry on the level of wanting to have your cake and eating it too.
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