Author Andrew Root says, "As the church finds itself with an authenticity deficit, it often runs to youthful forms to legitimate it."
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(RNS) — Evangelist Billy Graham may have been the name and face behind the microphone on many a crusade stage, but the team that supported him on and off that stage was an integral part of his ministry.
Last October, evangelicalism was rocked by the launch of ChurchClarity.org, an organization that reports churches’ LGBTQ+ policies and rates congregations based on their level of clarity. The website angered Christians on both sides of the...
How should Christians respond to the deposed pastor's return to ministry?
The release of Edwards’ work comes at a moment of renewed interest in the preacher. But can a message that focuses on the damnation of sinners and torments of hell awaken the modern masses like it did for Edwards and others?
Pastor of "Scum of the Earth"--a punk-rock-goth-artist congregation in Denver--has some harsh words and surprising advice for evangelical Christians.
"If we choose to embrace this time in Christian and church history with open arms and hearts," says Kelly Bean, "it may be one of the most exciting and promising times for pastors and church leaders."
“I passed just about every stage of heresy on my way to apostasy,” Bart said. “It wasn’t until I exhausted every option for staying a Christian that I gave it up.”
One education expert says Christians have a moral obligation to help improve America's schools. She offers practical advice for parents and churches.
Could it be that the exodus of young people from the church and metastasizing negative perceptions of Christians among non-believers is actually a good thing?
The Seattle pastor comes out swinging in his latest book, scolding American Christians for their couch-surfing slacktivism. Says we live in a "social-media-hyper-narcisstic-ego-self-centered world."
Pastor Mark Driscoll's leave of absence is a relief, but hold off on glee.
Barnabas Piper, son of an evangelical mega-pastor, shares honest insights from his childhood in a provocative new book.
One of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought weighs in on hot topics such as natural disasters, homosexuality, and whether he thinks Christians can believe in Darwinian evolution.
70% of James Emery White's church's growth comes from previously unchurched people. He shares why other churches aren't convincing or capturing non-believers.