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Religious Leaders Call On Southern Baptist Seminary to Take Action On Its Legacy of Slavery

Leaders in Louisville have been debating what to do about a city monument to Confederate…

Meet the ‘Free Range Priest’ Who Calls Herself an ‘Uber Driver For Your Spiritual Experience’

Catherine A. Caimano has written a piece over at Duke Divinity’s Faith & Leadership site…

Pope Francis Will Now Require Sex Abuse Claims to Be Reported Straight to the Vatican

Friday morning saw the Vatican issue sweeping new legislation in regards to the way it…

If Everyone in Your Church Is Just Like You, You Have a Problem

It’s been said that the most segregated time in America is Sunday morning. How sad…

Francis Chan Wrote a Prosperity Gospel Takedown After Appearing in a Photo with Benny Hinn
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Author and pastor Francis Chan recently spoke at The Send conference, which features a variety…

Harvest Bible Chapel’s Financial Accountability Accreditation Has Been Suspended

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has formally suspended accreditation for the Chicago-area megachurch…

Watch: How Churches Are Renting Themselves Out to Stay Afloat

Should churches be a place to do business? CBS This Morning ran an interesting story…

Report: Improper Voting Uncovered at Decisive Methodist Vote on LGBT Issues

Last month in St. Louis, the United Methodist Church voted to strengthen the denomination‘s stance…

Former Harvest Bible Staffers Accuse James MacDonald of Lavish Vacations on the Church’s Dime

As the fallout from James MacDonald’s ouster from Harvest Bible Chapel–the church he founded–continues, a…

When Cuss Words, Addiction and Shame Show Up at Church

I miss the kind of church that Scott describes in this book, and I don’t think I’m alone.”…

LifeWay Executive Says Former Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Professor Sexually Abused Her Years

Jennifer Lyell, vice president of book merchandizing and publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources, has released…

New Study Says Most U.S. Churches Are Struggling to Grow, but Megachurches Are Growing the Most

New research from LifeWay Research’s Exponential arm reveals troubling growth patterns in the landscape of…

Here Are the Most Popular Things People Are Giving Up for Lent This Year

Lent begins Wednesday, March 6. Tomorrow. Did you remember? Well, in case you didn’t, you…

Nancy Beach on What Willow Creek Is Getting Right and Wrong in the Wake of Bill Hybels’ Scandal

Nancy Beach has been at the forefront of sounding the alarm about the scandals that…

Following Legal Settlement, Francis Chan Defends Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia is a nonprofit charity based in Texas that helps the poor in…

NewSpring Church Hit With Two Lawsuits After Volunteer Charged With 14 Counts of Sexual Misconduct Involving Children

South Carolina’s NewSpring Church is defending itself against two lawsuits alleging that low oversight and…

Tim Keller: Evangelism Is Harder Now Than It Was a Generation Ago

Redeemer Presbyterian Church founder and author Tim Keller recently penned a column for The Gospel…

United Methodist Church Votes to Strengthen Laws Against Gay Marriage and LGBT Clergy

In a hotly controversial vote in St. Louis, the United Methodists voted to tighten their…

James MacDonald and the End of the Celebrity Pastor

Maybe it’s unavoidable that churches become microcosms of their eras. The early American church—in those…

Report: 14 Suspected Abusers Preyed Upon Deaf Children In the Latest Catholic Church Scandal

A disturbing new report from The Washington Post this morning reveals the latest in an ever-growing…

A Tornado-Damaged Church Is Refusing to Accept a $25,000 Donation From a Casino

Saying they don’t support gambling, First Baptist Church in Wetumpka, Alabama is refusing a $25,000…

Hillsong Has Released a Response to the Criticism They’re Anti-LGBTQ

Hillsong Church has released an official statement responding to recent criticism that they are “infamously…

The Final Part of the Houston Chronicle’s Report on Sex Abuse Among Southern Baptists Focuses on Youth Pastors

In the third and final part of the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News’ devastating investigative…

James MacDonald Fired From Harvest Bible Chapel in the Wake of Shocking Alleged Comments

Harvest Bible Chapel has fired its founder and senior pastor James MacDonald following years of…

This Story of a Fugitive Nun Who Faked Her Own Death to Escape a Convent Is Insane

Researchers at the University of York have uncovered evidence for one of the most bonkers…

It Has Now Been Reported the SBC Has Re-Hired Dozens of Accused and Convicted Sexual Abusers

On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle published part one of its investigative report in the Southern…

The New Report on Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Church Is Proof of an Ongoing Crisis

On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle and San-Antonio Express News released the first of a three-part…

Pope Francis Confirms Horrific Sexual Abuse of Nuns By Church Officials

There is still no end in sight to the abuse scandals ravaging the Catholic church.…

Checkmate, Atheists: This Church Sign Predicted the Super Bowl

Sorry non-believers, but your worldview is about to get rocked. Try and tell us that…

Study: People of Faith Make Healthier Choices and Live Happier Lives

A new study from the Pew Research Center has found possible links between religious participation…

Watch Father Greg Boyle Share How Ministering to Gang Members Changed His Life

Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries, a…

John Crist Presents 20 Phrases Church Leaders Use to Fire People

Comedian John Crist is back with a new video that takes on the very worst…

Teen Corner: Pope Francis Tweets About the Original #Influencer

Yo, Teens! Wassssuuup. Today we’re gonna talk about #influencers. You know how you love your totes…

The Virginia Senate Has OK’d a Bill to Allow Guns in Churches

Want to pack heat in church? Well, now you can in Virginia, thanks to a…

The Archbishop of Canterbury Says He Prays in Tongues Every Day

The Archbishop of Canterbury—who is officially the head of the Church of England—recently gave an…

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez to Pres. Trump: ‘Fund the Wall and Give Us DACA’

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference have issued a statement regarding…

Harvest Bible Chapel Fires Florida Pastor For Not Wanting James MacDonald to Preach During His ‘Indefinite Sabbatical’

The controversy at Harvest Bible Chapel has taken another ugly turn, this time resulting in a…

Harvest Bible Chapel’s James MacDonald Is Taking an ‘Indefinite Sabbatical’ Following Controversy

In a statement to the congregation, the elders of Chicago megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel, announced that…

If Your Church Doesn’t Have an Elaborate System of Wires to Make Your Pastor Fly, Is It Really Even Church?
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Your pastor may be good at something like, let’s say, preaching, but can your pastor…

How This Podcast Succeeds at Satirizing Churches Where So Many Others Have Failed

Historically, satirizing the church has not gone well. Either the comedy is predictable, the audience…