The ordination of two women bishops, one of whom is a partnered lesbian, was a moment of celebration for some 3,000 Episcopalians gathered in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday. But for others, it was a moment of alienation and sorrow.
An Aurora, Ill., congregation was dismissed this week from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Episcopalians are prepared to greet a historic yet controversial occasion – the ordination of the first openly lesbian bishop on Saturday.
We often hear about churches closing their doors in the U.S. But some may be surprised to hear that the total number of churches is not in decline anymore.
"Imagine a country half the size of the United States; that's how many orphans there are in the world. We're not talking about a small problem here."
A Lutheran pastor and four congregations in South Dakota were recently censured by their bishop for affiliating with another Lutheran body.
New draft legislation on women bishops is expected to cause some in the Church of England to leave the body as most provisions accommodating opponents to female bishops were thrown out.
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church recently announced its intent to sever ties with the 2.1 million-member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) while remaining in the Reformed family as an independent church. It says it's time to end family arguments and move out of the denomination.
Before signing out and "disappearing" from the public, Pastor John Piper left supporters with a final video message that was posted Friday.
Chaplains, congregations and country music stars are playing their part to help Nashville reel from the city's worst flooding in decades. As the floodwaters recede, volunteers are popping up from all over the state
Leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently rejected claims that they abandoned the authority of Scripture when the denomination opened ordination to partnered gays.
When Pastor Pete Wilson tweeted a need for volunteers, hammers, trash bags and brooms, hundreds showed up to start relief work in and around a badly-flooded Nashville.
A partnered gay minister who was defrocked three years ago will be reinstated to the clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
A Southern Baptist panel released on Monday the final draft of a report that is expected to set the nation's largest Protestant denomination on a new course.
Pastor John Piper began his eight-month leave this past weekend. Piper left the Bethlehem pulpit with the hope that the church would experience an awakening.
Dr. James Dobson is returning to talk radio on Monday with a new show and with no intention of softening his bold and unabashed tone. "Family Talk" is scheduled to launch on over 500 outlets.
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church said Wednesday it is grateful that allegations of solicitation of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) churches were found to be unsubstantiated.
A ministry that has drawn fire for its upcoming fasting and repentance event in Uganda released a statement Wednesday, setting the record straight on its stance on an anti-homosexuality bill.
The once vibrant Christian South is beginning to become a "boneyard of religious history," warned a Raleigh, N.C., pastor.
Very few things take church planter Charles Hill by surprise. But when a group that agreed to support his new ministry work in the middle of a predominantly Mormon community suddenly pulled its financial backing and gave him the boot, he was totally caught off guard.
Don't call yourself a believer if you're not caring for orphans, said Kay Warren. "If we are doing little to nothing, how dare we, how dare we claim to be followers of Jesus Christ."
A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) committee has accused the more conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church of interfering in its affairs.
Anglican leaders in the Global South have been encouraged to reconsider their relationships with The Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada "until it becomes clear that there is genuine repentance."
As the Anglican Communion continues to deal with divisions and tension within the global body, the Archbishop of Canterbury reminded leaders on Tuesday that there are no quick solutions for the wounds.
Addressing the recent celebrity scandals and adulterous affairs that have been adorning tabloids and magazines for the past several months, Pastor Kerry Shook of Woodlands Church challenged the congregation not to cast any more stones than have already been thrown.