In a new resolution titled “We’re Sorry We Ever Told You About Jesus,” All Faiths Episcopal Church officially apologized for its awful history of evangelizing, including telling others about right and wrong, and negatively impacting the community by teaching the Bible. Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your
Carnival Cruise Lines is concerned about its new “Fathom” cruise ship that merges a cruise ship with social service and cultural exchange in nations such as Cuba and Dominican Republic. The cruise line has seen a lack of interest and is seeking to forge partnerships with churches and schools in order to make the Fathom
When Christians and atheists were questioned about each other, both sides fell into negative stereotypes to describe each other. However, when both were questioned about their values, they responded with answers that were more or less the same, showing similar beliefs about compassion for those who are suffering and ensuring justice and fairness for all.
Nearly 80% of the unchurched shared in a LifeWay survey that they would be open to hearing a friend talking about spirituality if it’s an important part of his/her life. Only 1 in 3 were open to being invited to church, but more than half would be likely to attend a community service or community
The population of non-hispanic white infants was finally matched by minority infants in 2013, and as of 2015, the number of minority children reached 50.2%. It’s estimated that in the coming decades America will no longer be majority white and that not no single group will be the racial majority. Click here to get the full
As Google Fiber comes to Nashville, promising faster broadband to certain neighborhoods, the company has asked communities to make noise about getting Fiber and promising that the loudest will get Fiber first. However, this competitive approach to business can leave the poor behind who have other, more immediate concerns. Pastors in Nashville have taken up
Casey Fulgenzi a staffer for Pastor Tim Keller, has come out saying that he doesn’t believe that homosexuality is a sin, nor will it send you to hell. He also advocated for one, human bathroom rather than continuing to debate on the subject. “We mustn’t cling to antiquated ways of reasoning and separation that have
Gone are the days when Denomination was the biggest factor in deciding programming and church culture. Now “The difference between how churches of 100 and 1,000 function may be much greater than the difference between a Presbyterian and a Baptist church of the same size” says Author Tim Keller. Click here to get the full
Among the rise of differing views and perspectives on every day topics such as marriage and politics, Evangelical Christians are feeling like persecuted outsiders. “There’s nobody hated more in this nation than Christians,” Said Pastor Richie Clendenen in his Sunday morning message, “Welcome to America’s most wanted: You.” Click here to get the full story.
Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins, professors of history at Baylor University, write that the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is in decline because its members have, for the most part, lost their commitment to evangelism. SBC parents have also struggled to retain their children, while allowing their doctrine to become diluted by a kind of American deism
While a recent study states that social media and technology in general can be blamed for the rise in picking and choosing one’s faith cafeteria style, John Vest writes that the individualism that became so prominent among Baby Boomers is to blame by drawing attention away from community and creeds and emphasizing personal religious choices, especially