Many Christian congregations gather on Sundays to sing hymns or worship songs by popular solo artists such as Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe and Chris Tomlin. But in some churches, contemporary bands are now dominating the worship experience.
They've been called "fake clinics" and are often smeared by abortion activists who argue that pregnancy centers deceive women and don't offer any real medical assistance.
A Texas judge has dismissed sexual abuse and conspiracy charges against state district judge Paul Pressler, who is considered one of the engineers of the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative theological resurgence.
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With the 2018 midterms three weeks away, some on the left are hoping for a "blue wave" to regain control of Congress while others are hoping that conservatives will turn up to ensure that both chambers of Congress stay under Republican control with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
Here are just a few things that happened this week, Oct. 21-27, in Church history. They include the birth of the founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor, the beginning of the summit that created the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, and Family Radio President Harold Camping's final end times prediction failing to happen.
Among the contested issues within churches today is what the Bible says and means as it pertains to tattoos, a topic that proves challenging given that they have become normalized in culture.
Pastor John Schouten, founder of VGF Church, the largest church in Licking County, Ohio, has parted ways with his church after he was confronted with what was described as a "wrong, evil, and illegal" sexual sin he committed more than 30 years ago before he became a Christian.
Christians shouldn't neglect having a "theology for sadness," said Ohio-based Pastor Alistair Begg at The Gospel Coalition's West Coast Conference.
"Behold the Earth" is a documentary that explores Americans' estrangement to the outdoors and encourages churches to be better stewards of the environment.
Christian author Karen Swallow Prior has compared the newly-released film "Gosnell" to Oscar-winner "Spotlight" that was about the Catholic Church's cover-up of child sexual abuse.
The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards took place Tuesday night at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and as Christian music's biggest names all gathered for the prestigious event it was newcomers Tauren Wells, Cory Asbury and Zach Williams who really won big.
A year after revealing to her fans that she is battling cancer, Christian country music star Jo Dee Messina says she is "leaning on God" to walk her through it as she released new music inspired by her battle.
CBS' new TV show "God Friended Me" was warmly received by Christians and mainstream audiences alike this month but the show might lose some of its conservative viewers as it has now introduced a lesbian relationship, which is approved by the show's preacher.
The United States government has agreed to a partnership with a leading Catholic humanitarian group that aims to help the administration facilitate the much needed aid and assistance to help persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East.
A pro-life group in Canada that earlier this year had a YouTube video go viral has accused Facebook and Twitter of censoring recent posts on their social media accounts.
Some evangelicals have warned of "total destruction" in Cuba should the country legalize same-sex marriage and have started campaigns against a proposed amendment to do so.
Christian groups are marking Anti-Slavery Day in the U.K. with a call for action and prayers, given the huge increase in child victims in the last year.
The warriors from the Skull Splitter tribe walked 10 days on foot from a village deep in the Amazon jungle because they wanted to find someone who would tell them about the Son of God.
It is very important to know how to properly share the Gospel with those who would consider themselves LGBT. As Christians living in our current culture, we have a responsibility to share the Gospel with everyone, regardless of how they define their sexual identity.
Fifty-nine percent of millennials who grow up in the US church drop out. We've pressed on with thoughtful outreach programs, and we have been fueled with evangelistic zeal. But when it comes to interacting and engaging with millennials, time and time again the church has been criticized for coming up short.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and it brings to mind one clear reality: The role of the pastor in America seems to be more difficult with each passing year.
Recently, a very angry man took out his frustrations on me because of pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church. I don't blame him for being angry. His language would curl your ear hair, but I certainly felt his pain.
Iconic Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine caused outrage when she once asked if the Nazi Holocaust victims suffered because of their sins in past lives. "Karma" seems to give a reason as to why God allows or even sanctions suffering.
There is no hiding the ugliness of Louis Farrakhan's latest antisemitic comments, in which he likened Jews to termites. There is one thing you do with termites. Exterminate them!
Frankly, I was not surprised when Pastor Andrew Brunson said that praying and knowing people were praying for him kept him sane and hopeful after being imprisoned in Turkey.
It seems that any attempt at a discussion on abortion, especially if it forwards an alternative to the current (public) position held by the church, is akin to touching the dreaded third rail.
Reformation Sunday is coming up on October 28. In our church, each year on Reformation Sunday we sing Reformation hymns, that is, hymns that in some way connect to the Reformers and the movement they sparked.
I remember feeling something I had never expected to feel at a church; welcomed. As quickly as I had stepped into an environment that felt accepting and welcoming, the tides began to change. A pastor was preaching things out of the Bible that opposed the way I was currently living my life. He said things I didn't like. He said things that made me get defensive.
Jamal Khashoggi, a famous journalist and critic of Saudi Arabia's leadership, walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain some documents. He has not been seen since. Saudi Arabia matters to the West for several reasons.
One of the greatest challenges that American Christians are currently facing concerns the question of how should they interact with present-day American culture. Many Christians are aware that there is a cultural shift occurring. Though American culture has never been fully "Christian" per se, today the culture is becoming increasingly anti-Christian.
The unholy alliance between radical Islamists and radical leftists has resulted in a modern-day America our founders would not recognize. America, despite being known for its protection of free speech, is now a country where speaking the truth will leave you labeled a bigot or the new attack word, Islamophobic.
On Tuesday, the man known as America's most famous pimp, Dennis Hof, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 72. So, the late Mr. Hof was not only a practicing pimp but a proud one at that. Some evangelical Christians were backing his run for a seat in the local Assembly.
When sex is divorced from marriage and procreation, bad things happen. Of the many cases that prove this point, here's another.
The issue was what he believed about homosexual practice. And the city of Atlanta had the gall to tell him, "If you hold to these beliefs and express these beliefs, you cannot work for us." To repeat: That is a Constitutional outrage.
The world puts all of their eggs in one basket when it comes to their salvation. They champion self-righteousness and make no provision for its failure to justify them on Judgment Day.
The BibleWalk Museum in Mansfield, Ohio, is a collection of more than three hundred wax figures. Many of the museum's wax figures come from closed wax museums around the country or were bought from manufacturers that had a surplus. Some were celebrities in their previous lives.
American Pastor Andrew Brunson is finally released after two years of being wrongfully imprisoned. Let's talk about this great news!
I've heard it from the left and I've heard it from the right. "Vote our way and save the nation!"
As you make your way through life, how often do you have questions you'd like to ask of God? And how many of those questions start with, "Why?"
I'm reading about more and more former people like Erick Erickson. They were once Never Trumpers, but they would vote for him in 2020 if he runs again. What's changing their minds?
Roughly three-fourths of the Bible is found in the Old Testament. Most Christians, however, spend the bulk of their Bible-reading time in the New Testament. If you're one of them, then you may not be intimately familiar with what was, in the time of Jesus, the entire Bible. Here are three things that you may not know about the Old Testament.
I had a full-time job, but every month was still a struggle. We were always one unexpected bill or one car repair away from being homeless again. There was no such thing as hashtags back then, but if there had been, hashtags like #singlemomlife and #inthetrenches and #inthethickofit would have been recurring themes for us.