At a live discussion on race and the Gospel this week in New York City, evangelical pastors John Piper and Tim Keller discussed why racism still persists in today's Church and shared struggles that pastors, including themselves, face in pursuing racial diversity in their churches.
State lawmakers in Tennessee are considering legislation that would protect faith-based organizations on state college campuses from non-discrimination policies that many say actually discriminate against the groups themselves.
President Barack Obama used to consider it a slur to call the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) "Obamacare." He recently decided, though, to embrace the term. Some pundits believe he had little choice because the term has become so widely used.
Mitt Romney's endorsement list keeps growing longer by the day and now he's added two names that will most certainly move to the top of the list – former President George H.W. Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
A new poll from Gallup reveals that although "state culture" influences one's religiosity, America is still, overall, a religious nation. In addition, the survey found that among all states, Mississippi is the most religious, while Vermont and New Hampshire rank as the least religious.
A church-state watchdog group has spoken out against a road improvement program being reviewed by the Kentucky State Legislature due to it being connected to the construction of a Bible-themed amusement park.
Acts 29 Network cofounder Pastor Mark Driscoll has stepped down from the reins of the successful global church planting organization to make room for Pastor Matt Chandler as president, it was announced Wednesday.
The "Hour of Power," Crystal Cathedral's landmark television program, will air its first new episode Sunday under new leadership, after the church's founding family, the Schullers, quit the ministry. However, in some markets, the long-running program will be cut to just half an hour.
I am Second, the Texas-based ministry that has garnered recognition for its videos of celebrity testimonies, is teaming up with Reunion Church to host an event that will bring hope to the people of downtown Dallas during Holy Week.
A candidate to succeed influential pastor John Piper at Bethlehem Baptist Church was announced by the church's elders Tuesday. Piper said he is "overjoyed" at the selection while he continues to be a part of the succession process.
Tim Tebow was recently announced as a backup quarterback for the New York Jets football team. But when it comes to being a spokesperson for a product, he is a first-stringer. According to the findings of a new marketing index, the outspoken Christian quarterback's endorsement is one of the most marketable among today's celebrities.
The Weinstein Company recently announced that they would release their documentary "Bully" unrated after months of unsuccessful petitioning alongside celebrities and lawmakers to get their film a PG-13 rating.
The Church of England has voted down a 'unity covenant' that was intended to help keep together the Anglican Communion, which is experiencing fierce divisions over theological differences amongst its member churches.
Kuwaiti authorities arrested a man Tuesday for insulting the Prophet Muhammad via his Twitter account, based on a Sharia-based blasphemy law, which is highly regarded in the mostly Sunni Muslim country. The incident reportedly drew calls for the man's death.
Today marks the last day for the Electric Vehicle Conference which took place in San Jose over the past couple of days. While the conference garnered some attention to those in the electric industry, car lovers may have been more taken by Google's new project instead.
There are churches in the United States that are hundreds of years old. Many of them have rich traditions and have seen hundreds if not thousands of people come to know Jesus Christ through their ministries. Yet there is a special crop of people – the church planters – who feel called not to preach from pulpits in front of well-established congregations, but to create churches of their own.
By George W. Sarris As we approach the Palm Sunday and Easter holidays, I was reminded of a Christmas card I received from a friend some years ago. It had a very simple, but profound message. The cover asked, “What's the difference between Christmas, Buddhamas, Confuciusmas, and Moham
Every ounce of confusion regarding justification, sanctification, the human condition, God's grace, how God relates to us, the nature of the Christian life, and so on, is due to our failure to properly distinguish between the law and the gospel.
A state judge in Oklahoma this week blocked enforcement of a law that would have required doctors to give a woman an ultrasound and describe the unborn baby to her in detail before performing an abortion.
I recall a class discussion in seminary about the prosperity gospel and its popularity in North American churches today. The class consensus was that hardcore prosperity teachings were so “out there” that they would easily be dismissed by the church members we would be serving.
Suppose you are a teen and adults plunged you into a situation where you are forced to kill other teens or die yourself? What would you do? Could you find a way not to sin by outsmarting these adults. That's the desperate dilemma put forth in Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games.
The father of JonBenet Ramsey, the six-year-old beauty pageant queen whose 1996 murder has yet to be solved, shares in a new book that it was faith in God that helped him overcome the tremendous ordeal and suffering he has endured throughout the case.
Eight years after watching the phenomenal success of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," Hollywood promoter and producer David Wood remains steadfast to a vision that he credits to God – the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ told by way of a major motion picture.
Incrementalism with respect to the Constitution is the reason 40 percent-plus of Americans support an administration taking us farther along the journey toward socialism. It is disturbing that the subtle spins of incrementalism have apparently convinced almost half the voting population that Hayek's "road to serfdom" is the yellow-brick road.
This just in: Get married or baptized in a church adjacent to Jesus' birthplace, and it won't be recognized by the law. You can't make this up. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has just declared that it deems the First Baptist Church of Bethlehem to be illegitimate.
Dean is an important member of his local church. He is a deacon, and says he sometimes gets so busy with ministry that he has to shut off his phone so he can rest and not take any calls. Dean is also a former homosexual, who says sanctification – the process by which Christians are increasingly set apart for Christ through obedience – is a process that lasts a lifetime.
Your church building may have a denominational name on it. Your mouth might speak often of your own particular denomination. And the majority of your friends may all belong to your denomination. But I'll tell this much....there is no denominational label imprinted on your soul....and there will be no denominations in heaven.