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Why the Church Should Celebrate Juneteenth

Every year, as a journalist, I work the holidays most people have off. Even during…

The Swedish Lutheran Church Says It Will Consider Itself a ‘Trans Church’

The Swedish Lutheran church has published a letter clarifying they will call themselves a “trans…

What You Need to Know About Ed Litton, the Surprise Winner for SBC President

A hugely scrutinized election in Nashville, Tennessee came down to the wire for the Southern…

Today’s Devotional: You Are a Piece of Work

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared…

What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?

The church of today is not great at at giving. This isn’t exactly news, but…

An SBC Church Investigation Found 10 Abuse Victims as the Convention Reels in Nashville

Around 16,000 Southern Baptists have descended on Nashville, Tennessee, this week for the annual convention,…

A Leaked Letter Alleges Shocking Conversations Russell Moore Had In His Final Months With the SBC

A shocking letter from Russell Moore, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and…

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

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

Study: QAnon Is as Big as Some Major Religions in the U.S. — and One in Four White Evangelicals Believe It

As Republicans are poised to block an investigation into the attempted insurrection on January 6,…

Over 50 SBC Pastors and Members Have Signed an Anti-CRT Resolution, but Others Say It’s ‘Racially Divisive’

The Southern Baptist Convention remains within the throes of some enormous internal struggles to determine…

Southern Baptist Membership Continues to Decline

For the 14th year in a row, Southern Baptist membership has declined. Lifeway Christian Resources,…

Brian Houston Addresses Hillsong’s Recent Challenges

Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston sat down with The TODAY Show on Wednesday morning to…

Duh, New Study Says Most Pastors Still Don’t Think You Should Get High

The country’s opinion on marijuana has changed pretty rapidly. Last November, a Gallup Poll found…

SBC President J.D. Greear Says Saddleback’s Ordination of Women Is ‘Disappointing’

Last week, Saddleback Church ordained three women, a first for the largest Southern Baptist Convention-connected…

Saddleback Church Has Ordained Three Women as Pastors in Defiance of Southern Baptist Rules

Last week, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordained three women as pastors — a first for…

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…

Judah Smith: Is Jesus Really Enough?

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

Study: 29 Percent of Black Christians Say They’ve Experienced Racism In Multiracial Churches

As the Church continues to struggle with its own place in the conversation around systemic…

This Is the Air I Breathe: Masked, Vaccinated People Can Safely Attend Church Indoors, According to the CDC

Time for some good news. On Tuesday, director for the Centers for Disease Control and…

13 Things Every ’90s Youth-Group-Goer Definitely Owned

The ’90s were an incredible time to grow up, especially if you happened to be…

Study: Faith Leaders Can Be the Key in Convincing Vaccine Skeptics to Get the Jab

The U.S. has enjoyed a surprisingly effective vaccine rollout over the last couple months (hiccups…

The YOLO Generation Got It Wrong. It’s Time for the YALF Generation.

Only four experiences in my life have fully lived up to expectations. That’s probably because…

Christian Patriarchy is Just Patriarchy

“But you only work part time?” “So how many hours does that take you away…

Can We Post Our Way to Peace?

Sometimes children don’t understand the word impossible. As a kid, I loved re-engineering the flow…

Justin Bieber Slams Pastors Who ‘Put Themselves on a Pedestal’

Justin Bieber is in the middle of a big media blitz for his new album Justice,…

Three Signs It’s Time to Find a New Church

“Things were sideways for a while,” my friend admitted. She went on, “leaving my church…

Hillsong Dallas Operations Are on ‘Pause’ Following an Examination of Former Leaders

Early this year, Reed and Jess Bogard abruptly resigned from their positions as lead pastors…

New Data Suggests Over 40 Percent of Self-Identified Evangelicals Attend Church Once a Year or Less

What is an evangelical? Ask a hundred different scholars and you’ll get a hundred different answers. It’s…

The Age of Deconstruction and Future of the Church

Christians are falling right and left.  Evangelicals and protestants alike are grasping feebly to understand…

This $300 Luxury Bible Is Real, Not an April Fool’s Joke

We had to do a little digging to make sure this thing was real, not…

No, the Bible Should Not Be Tennessee’s Official State Book

On Wednesday, a resolution that would make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee…

Gallup: Church Membership Has Fallen Below 50 Percent for the First Time

A new Gallup Poll is making the rounds, touting the fact that less than half,…

The Guy Behind the PreachersNSneakers Instagram Account Has Finally Revealed Himself

In 2019, the PreachersNSneakers Instagram account became a very big deal in a short amount…

What Jesus Had and How We Can Get It Back

In a 2019 Barna poll, researchers asked U.S. adults their perception of evangelical Christians. One…

A Growing Number of Pastors Are Stepping Down After Seeing Their Congregations Turn to QAnon

Business Insider has put together an interesting look at a serious new problem facing a…

Gender Equality and Church Leadership

The message read: I read [your latest post] and really enjoyed/agreed/thought deeply about the words.…

Ravi Zacharias’ Ministry Is Laying Off Over Half Its Staff and Now Support Evangelism and Abuse Victims

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries will lay off 60 percent of its staff and reboot as…

Beth Moore Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

For decades, Beth Moore has been one of the most beloved and popular Southern Baptists…

Hillsong Church Promises ‘Changes’ in the Aftermath of Carl Lentz’s Scandal

Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston has sent an email of apology to the the whole…

An Oklahoma Church Is the Latest Church to Buy Up and Forgive Millions in Medical Debt

Ada First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma is the most recent church body to jump…