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A Coronavirus Outbreak Has Hit John MacArthur’s Church, Which Refused to Socially Distance

Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California defied L.A. County orders to abide by social…

John Piper Is Making It Clear Why He ‘Probably’ Won’t Be Voting for Trump

Over on John Piper’s Desiring God site, the famous pastor and author has put together…

Pope Francis Is Calling for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples

In comments that aired in a new documentary that released on Wednesday, Pope Francis gave…

An Investigation Has Been Launched to Allegations Against CCM Artist Chris Rice

Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky has released a statement announcing that they will…

Can We Know God?

I grew up in churches where we never, ever ended the worship service without having…

Bethel Is Weathering a COVID Outbreak as Churches Cope With the Pandemic

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak at Redding, California, megachurch Bethel, we look at…

Why You Should Be Going to Church — Even If That Looks a Little Different Right Now

“Do I have to go to church?” “Yes.” It is a rare occasion when I…

Did People Really Get Arrested for Holding a Church Service in Idaho?

Today on President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed (yep, this is one of those stories. You’ve…

Judah Smith: Is Jesus Really Enough?

I found myself leading an impromptu Bible study with some unchurched people. They were in their…

Can the Church Accept the Story God Gave Us?

Here we sit at a large wooden table decorated for an occasion we all interpret…

J.D. Greear: ‘When Asked to Condemn White Supremacy, Every Single One of Us Should Be Ready to Do So’

This week, President Donald Trump’s old skittishness about condemning white supremacy and white supremacist groups…

Is Your Church a Racist Monument?

During the Great Migration, millions of Black Americans fled the violence of the Jim Crow…

Wayne Grudem on Trump: ‘a Good President With Some Flaws’

Even if you don’t know Dr. Wayne Grudem’s name, you’ve almost certainly encountered his influence.…

A Washington D.C. Church Is Suing the Mayor Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. will be the first religious organization in the…

Priscilla Shirer: Can You Ask Too Much From God?

Among the boxes we tend to build for God—the various extents to which we believe…

The Church Must Learn to Bridge the Racial Divide

“Are you a football player?” I haven’t even settled in my airplane seat before I…

The Forgotten Art of Following

Where in the Bible does it say God commands us, as Christians, to be leaders? …

Report: A Texas Pastor Says He Will Lose His License For Endorsing Joe Biden on Social Media

The Baptist Standard reports that a 21-year-old minister from Arlington, Texas was told by his…

John MacArthur Will Continue to Hold In-Church Services in Defiance of Local Guidelines

California pastor and theologian John MacArthur took to Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle to make…

This Church Paid Off $19 Million in Chicagoans’ Medical Bills

VIVE Chicago – a satellite member of the VIVE Church collective — is the latest…

The Maryland Episcopal Diocese Has Pledged a Million Dollars Towards Racial Reconciliation

The Maryland diocese of the Episcopal Church has become the latest religious institution to pledge…

Half of All American Christians Say Casual Sex Between Consenting Adults Is at Least Sometimes OK

Another day, another study revealing just how quickly the old norms of the American Church…

Why Are So Many Christians Falling for QAnon?

Back in October of 2017, an anonymous person calling themselves the “Q Clearance Patriot” (“Q”…

A Southern Baptist Pastor Has Resigned After Attending a Celebration for the Founder of the KKK

Alabama State Representative Will Dismukes has said he will not resign from politics after it…

The Heresy of Nationalism

God doesn’t bless America. That’s not how this works. I’m sorry to break it to…

John Ortberg Has Stepped Down From Leadership at Menlo Church

Popular author and speaker John Ortberg has resigned from his position at Menlo Church, the…

John MacArthur Is Drawing Scrutiny After Holding a Church Service in Defiance of Local Orders

Famed pastor, author and theologian John MacArthur conducted services before a packed congregation at Grace…

Study: Millennial Christians Value Speaking in Tongues More Than Any Other Generation

Barna has released another round of findings from its State of the Church survey, this…

10 Church Phrases That Really Need to Go Away

The church environment can be a funny one. In it, we often use words and…

Jon Tyson: Loving the Stranger is the Heart of the Gospel

The Greek word for “hospitality” is beautiful: philoxenia. It is a compound combining philos (a…

Why the Church Needs to Stop Preaching “All Lives Matter”

Throughout my time following Christ, different aspects of my reality have been shattered. Becoming a…

White Christians, Being ‘Woke’ Isn’t the Point

White Christians need to confront the motivations that fuel the desire to be “woke.” I…

Not Going to Church May Be the Best Way to Be the Church Right Now

Signs of Life content is created in partnership with American Awakening. Last Friday, President Donald Trump called…

Two-Thirds of U.S. Christians Believe COVID-19 Is a Message From God

So far, the U.S. has been hit harder by the novel coronavirus than any other…

For Judah and Chelsea Smith, Online Church Has Been the New Normal for Years

In 2018, Judah and Chelsea Smith had a vision for City Church in Seattle, Washington:…

Lisa Bevere on Why the Church Must Stop Undermining the Strength of Women

When Lisa Bevere was first approached about the idea of writing a devotional, she wasn’t…

Why Are So Many Single Women Leaving the Church?

A few years ago, I attended the Women of the World festival in London. Arriving…

A Christian Group Is Urging American Churches to Resume In-Person Services on May 3

A conservative legal nonprofit called The Liberty Counsel has launched a new initiative urging churches…

How Churches Can Make the Most of Being ‘Non-Essential Businesses’

The American Church has been plunged into a time of questions, confusion, pain, and uncertainty.…

Willow Creek Has Hired David Dummitt as Its New Leader

Willow Creek Church has announced a megachurch pastor from Michigan named David Dummitt as its…