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Study: More White Americans Joined Evangelicalism Than Left It During the Trump Era

An eyebrow-raising new study from Pew Research throws some cold water on a few narratives,…

I’m Unemployed. Should I Still Tithe?

I grew up in the Church, and I have always been taught the principle of…

How Philip Yancey Left Toxic Religion Without Losing His Faith

“I was raised in a church environment that is not healthy,” says Phillip Yancey. “And…

How Gen Z Will Shape the Church

From a purely mathematical standpoint, the Church has reason to be concerned about reaching the…

Today’s Devotional: Craving God

Because your love is better than life,     my lips will glorify you. (Psalm 63:3) In…

Harvard Has Named an Atheist as Its New Chief Chaplain

Harvard University’s chaplains have elected an atheist named Greg Epstein as their new chief chaplain.…

5 Extremely Cringe Sermon Illustrations It’s Time to Retire for Good

Sermons are hard, and we’re not here to pretend otherwise. They’re much harder than people…

Today’s Devotional: Deeper Than Words

The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. (Psalm…

Author and Beloved Anglican Pastor Thomas McKenzie and His Child Have Been Killed in a Car Accident

On Monday, Rev. Thomas McKenzie and his 22-year-old child Charlie were killed in a car…

Today’s Devotional: True Tradition

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and…

Survey: 60 Percent of Born Again Christians Under 40 Say Jesus Isn’t the Only Way to Salvation

A new study from Probe Ministries might suggest that the doctrinal beliefs of born again…

Why Christians Should Say No to the Drug War

Social issues have long separated conservatives from progressives. As a wave of cities and states…

The Surprisingly Christian Origins of Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Most Christians don’t really consider themselves superstitious. Only 14 percent of Protestants and 15 percent…

Don’t Forget, There’s a Lot Right With the Church, Too

It’s way too easy to find blogs, articles and books on “what’s wrong with the…

Beth Moore: ‘If You’re Not Going to Get Vaccinated, for the Love of God, Put on a Mask’

Vaccinations have become a curious hill in the culture wars, with many choosing it to…

A Pastor Is Hosting a Vaccination Event After Losing Six Church Members to COVID-19 in Just Ten Days

Six members of Impact Church in Jacksonville, Florida, passed away from COVID-19 in the space…

4 Ways the Modern Church Looks Nothing Like the Early Church

I often hear Christians say that we should be more like the early church. And…

Stop Inviting People to Church

Have you ever wondered why inviting people to church feels awkward? You are not alone.…

Hillsong Founder Brian Houston Has Been Charged for Allegedly Concealing His Father’s Sexual Abuse

Brian Houston, the founder of multi-site megachurch Hillsong, has been charged for allegedly concealing his…

Today’s Devotional: On Using Your Own Fork

But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to…

A Former Pastor’s Popular Anti-CRT Book Is Being Accused of Plagiarism and Misquoted Sources

Over the summer, Voddie Baucham’s anti-Critical Race Theory book Fault Lines became a bestseller on the religion…

Faith Involves Your Brain, Too

I don’t like devotional books. I rarely get swept up in emotional worship experiences. And…

Op-Ed: A Christian Case for Prison Abolition

Editor’s Note: The following is an op-ed written in 2019 from Catharine Grainge, a graduate from…

An Unvaccinated Pastor Battling COVID Is Now Begging Others to ‘Learn From My Story’

Danny Reeves is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas, who is currently…

Oh Good, Facebook Is Hoping to Shape the Future of Religion

The New York Times has an interesting report on the brave new world Facebook is…

Every Early 2000s Youth Group Ever

The 2000s were an… interesting time to grow up, especially if you were part of…

Christians, Stop Using ‘Woke’ as an Insult

Earlier this month, author and pastor David Platt addressed his congregation in Washington D.C.’s McLean…

A Top Catholic Church Official Is Resigning After His Cellphone Data Tracked Him Using Grindr and Going to Gay Bars

The Washington Post reports that the top administrator of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops…

You Should Watch This Video of David Platt Addressing Division in His Church

Strange events are afoot at McLean Bible Church, a multisite megachurch in Washington D.C. pastored…

Today’s Devotional: Image Worship

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. (John…

Five Things to Consider As You Look For a Church

I hate the phrase “church shopping,” because it suggests the process of choosing a church…

A New Curriculum Will Equip Churches to Tackle Christian Nationalism

Christian Nationalism is a movement that has ebbed and flowed over the course of American…

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

When Sheila Gregoire started reading a popular Christian marriage book, she was shocked at the…

The American Conservative Does the Unthinkable and Defends the Unmarked Indigenous Graves as ‘Good, Actually’

Over the last few weeks, at least three new major burial sites have been uncovered…

Today’s Devotional: Tigers, Fireworks and Faith

Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in…

A New Survey Reveals How the Pandemic Impacted Christian College Students

A recently released survey from InterVarsity Christian Fellowship revealed how the events of 2020 —…

Today’s Devotional: A Volunteer Army

All the members of the body, though they are many, are one body … and…

Four Lessons From a Serial Church Hopper

There’s a movement that has woven its way into the lives of many millennials. It…

Five Lessons I Learned in Youth Group That Turned Out to be True, Actually

I think our generation likes to complain about the church we were raised in. It…

What Do Churches Need to Know About the COVID-19 Delta Variant?

Just a few weeks after many Americans started feeling relatively OK about returning to some…