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Holy Land Christians feel abandoned by U.S. evangelicals

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Jesus was arguably the matchmaker for the Rev. Munther Isaac and his wife, Rudaina: The two met when Munther, a theology professor, spoke at a Christian conference Rudaina had organized while attending college.<p>And it is conviction that keeps the Palestinian couple in the town …

Israel

Almighty God, Whom Truly To Know

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, …

Christianity

McDowell: Not enough just to know right from wrong

With news headlines often filled with people making bad moral choices, a longtime Christian leader has authored a new book that helps youths better …

Faith

Democratic senator says liberal politicians often avoid sharing faith out of embarrassment

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Democratic politicians are often more religious than they appear, but they don’t share their faith because of embarrassment.<p>Coons made the comments on the Church Politics podcast in a joint interview that also included Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.).<p>What did Coons …

Billy Graham's nephew isn't mourning his passing

ANDERSON, S.C. — In the Rev. Billy Graham's family, there is a legend that has been passed down for generations.<p>It goes like this: Years ago, when he and his younger brother Melvin were standing on the family's dairy farm in Charlotte, they saw a plane meant for advertising. In the sky, the plane …

Billy Graham

Obituary: Billy Graham

<b>Once dubbed God's Ambassador, Billy Graham went to the four corners of the world with his evangelical mission.</b><p>His soft-spoken Southern style was in direct contrast to the fire and brimstone adopted by so many evangelical preachers.<p>Over six decades, he preached to an estimated 215 million people in …

OH High School Athletes Respond After Foundation Targets Their Game-Time Prayer

Members of an Ohio high school basketball team accused a nonprofit of effectively silencing their customary prayer before games.<p>Nicholas Pidgeon and Nick Everett of the West Branch School District, and Pidgeon's father, Brooke, said the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) demanded that the …

Mark Clattenburg: Referee stops play for call to prayer in Saudi Arabia

<b>Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg stopped a Saudi Arabia cup match apparently out of respect for the Muslim call to prayer - and has earned widespread praise from football fans in the country.</b><p>Clattenburg was officiating a match in Saudi Arabia between Al Feiha and Al-Fateh on Wednesday …

The Hospitality That Makes a Church Stand Out

How should Christians stand out in a society increasingly fragmented and polarized, isolated and lonely, embittered and embattled?Too often, the …

Hospitality

Two faiths come together for the holidays

On a quiet cul-de-sac in Carlsbad, there is a small Jewish synagogue with a Christmas tree inside. And on Sunday night, this synagogue was hosting …

Christians don't have a Christmas monopoly on Jesus. Muslims honor him too.

In his first and only official visit to an American mosque, seven years into his presidency, former President Barack Obama articulated something American Muslims know all too well: “A lot of Americans have never visited a mosque,” he said, adding that “most Americans don’t necessarily know — or at …

Religion

God Blesses Us So We Can Bless Others

<b>“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need”</b><b> (Acts 2:44-45</b> …

Christianity

Died: R. C. Sproul, Reformed Theologian Who Founded Ligonier Ministries

Late PCA leader influenced generations of Christians by filling the gap “between Sunday school and seminary.” When Reformed theologian and Ligonier …

Theology

Bucking a trend, these churches figured out how to bring millennials back to worship

A few months after becoming pastor of Parkway Baptist Church, a 21-year-old Armour D. Stephenson III, or “AD3” as he is affectionately known, sat …

Pope Francis and Changing the Lord’s Prayer

On Saturday, there was an article about Pope Francis in our city’s secular press. Again. Nothing too unusual for this Christian leader who has …

Christianity

Top 10 novels about God

He doesn’t appear very often in fiction, but in these books – by authors ranging from Fyodor Dostoevsky to John Updike – his impact is almighty<p>God seldom features in fiction. Having been dispensed with by Enlightenment <i>philosophes</i> around the time the first novels were emerging, he must have seemed …

Literature

The Boy Who Is Lord: God Loves Seeming Nobodies from Nowhere

Luke 1:5–7<i>In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of</i> …

Christianity

Seeing faith through art

Edwin Koamesah had a great idea. That’s his assessment and maybe it will turn out okay. But maybe not. Some may misinterpret his motives and try to …

Sutherland Springs church pantry feeds bodies and souls

Like they do every Friday, volunteers showed up at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church food pantry to help the needy.<p>Most said today, more …

Baptist Church

Whitewashed Heroes: The Flaws in Our Reformers

If you’ve heard much about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, you’ve probably heard the word <i>hero</i>.Martin Luther, the hero of …

Theology

God Provides

Julie Ackerman LinkDeuteronomy 24:19–22Those who work their land will have abundant food. Proverbs 12:11Outside my office window, the squirrels are …

Evangelical Christianity

The Gospel Lobbyist: Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556)

As King Henry VIII lay dying in his bed, he wanted one man to come and hold his hand. Amazingly, that man was a major proponent of the Protestant …

Theology

God’s Selection Criteria

Imagine reading an advertisement for a job. In the person specification it asked for weak people, foolish people, despised people, those who think …

Faith

2017 Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem is prophecy fulfilled

We are living in a new age of Jewish-Christian relations.<p>A general view shows Jewish worshippers taking part in the priestly blessing during the …

Israel

The First Four Commandments: Loving God

COGwriter Some Protestant leaders consider that the Ten Commandments are a burden. Others, at least state that they should be observed. The fact is …

A perfect prayer to pray before using social media

It’s a terrific prayer — useful to offer in many cases besides social media — but I must say that this short and sweet plea seems like something we …

500 Years After Martin Luther, Does the Protestant Reformation Still Matter?

The line between Catholics and Protestants gets blurred more and more each year.<p>Five-hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther wrote his 95 …

Bible passage used to stop women become ordained 'added later', academic claims

A key Biblical passage which has been used to prevent women from being ordained is not original and was added later, an academic has claimed.<p>The section of Corinthians which says women must remain silent in church has been used to justify restricting the priesthood to men.<p>But recent research has …

Theology

Slaves on our Streets: How the Catholic Church is working with police to bring an end to modern slavery

I first became really aware of modern slavery in 2012, when I heard Sophie Hayes [a victim of trafficking who wrote a best-selling book about her …

To Christians arguing 'no' on marriage equality: the Bible is not decisive

As Australia faces a postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the “yes” or “no” case. Many on the …