Here are just a few things that happened this week, March 18-24, in Church history. They include the birth of a prolific hymnist, the martyrdom of an archbishop, and the conversion of the man behind the classic hymn "Amazing Grace."
Meeting the pastor after worship, being greeted at the entrance, and filling out cards to drop off during offering are the most common ways American churches welcome guests, according to a newly released report by LifeWay Research.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams suggested this week that the reason the Church of England neglected to take action in a specific sexual misconduct scandal was because the offending bishop, jailed in 2015 for several crimes, was gay.
A Southern Baptist church treasurer in Missouri has been arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury after it was alleged that he stole between $300,000 to $750,000 from his congregation, which suffered the loss of its church building in a "suspicious" December 2016 fire.
Several congregants at a historic church in London were offended that a Star Wars "Stormtrooper" crucifixion was being displayed as part of a "Stations of the Cross" exhibit that opened to the public Thursday.
An Easter sign by an Australian church featuring the word "Jesus" was recently barred at a local shopping center in New South Wales, with the property company initially offering the phrase "risen Christ" to be used instead.
Hobby Lobby owners Steve and Jackie Green opened up about the "phenomenal" response they've seen from the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. and revealed they're just at the "starting line" when it comes to fulfilling their mission of sharing the Gospel around the world.
Michelle Qureshi, wife of the late Muslim-turned-Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, offered words of encouragement to Christians from Muslim backgrounds and shared the three things her late husband would say to recent converts.
Megachurch Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, has officially dedicated a new state-of-the-art facility to expectant mothers in crisis so that they and their children can have a safe space to build a "strong foundation for a fulfilling life."
Millennials and Generation Z are some of today's most effective evangelists because, unlike generations before them, they "believe they can change the world," the spokesperson for a millennial-led evangelism movement that fills the nation's largest venues for Jesus said.
Lee Strobel, the atheist-turned-Christian author behind the "The Case for Christ" book and movie, has noted that Easter this year falls on April's Fools Day, but said there are four main reasons why people can believe that Jesus Christ did indeed rise from the dead.
Billy Graham's embargoed archival collections, which are said to detail his personal relationships with former presidents, including Barack Obama, and other major figures, like Pope John II, are now set to go public following his death.
Michael A. Walrond Jr., one of New York City's most influential pastors who leads the more than 10,000-member First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, is coming under fire online for telling his congregants that the belief that Jesus is the only way to Heaven is "insanity."
Highpoint Church Teaching Pastor Andy Savage's refusal to admit that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl while he was her youth pastor 20 years ago makes him guilty of "sin-leveling," a Netherlands-based discipleship director argued.
An alarming number of pastors have taken their own lives in the last five years. And despite the increasing prevalence of suicide nationally, and the troubling rates at which the epidemic has been affecting certain groups of clergy, many churches remain silent on the issue.
Here are just a few things that happened this week, Mar. 11-17, in Church history. They include the death of Saint Patrick, the Church of England ordaining female priests, and an anti-Nazism declaration from Pope Pius XI.
Over 60 percent of Christian women in the U.K. have said in a survey that they have experienced sexism in the Church, while 75 percent insisted that God finds both men and women equal and able to preach His word.
After 31 years serving at the Morning Star Community Church in Salem, Oregon, Ken Engelking, former executive pastor of the more than 1,800-member church, resigned in January after multiple women accused him, and two other former church staff members and a member of another affiliated church, of abusive and adulterous relationships.
The pastor who once led Sovereign Grace Churches, which was embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal that broke in 2012, has withdrawn from an upcoming Reformed conference amid contentions that concerns remain about how the cases were handled.