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Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?

<b>It's often claimed that 100,000 Christians are killed every year because of their religion. Earlier this year, the Vatican called it a credible number. But is it?</b><p>Gunmen on motorcycles kill three people when they open fire on a wedding outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo. A twin-suicide …

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Piper on Pastors’ Pay

I can't say I relate to reports of pastors earning lavish salaries and building elaborate mansions. But conversations about money and ministry can be …

5 reasons you should write in your books

November 1, 2013 by Joel J. Miller<p>I’ve been thinking recently on an important topic for bibliophiles: Should you write in your books? The answer …

How to read a Christian book

flickr: Abee5<p>If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s forgetting. Your name. What I did on the weekend. The experiences of last year. Gone, every one.<p>I …

Unpaid Pastors May Be 'Future Of The Church' For Protestant Congregations

(RNS) The 50 members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hitchcock, Texas, are looking forward to December, when Mark Marmon will be ordained their priest.<p>One reason for the excitement? They won’t have to pay him.<p>A 57-year-old fly fishing guide, Marmon, whose wife is a lawyer, says he doesn’t want or …

The Sheer Weightlessness of So Many Sermons—Why Expository Preaching Matters

FIRST-PERSON: 6 tips for prospective pastors

Copyright (c) 2018 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …

Finding Our Lost Boys

The church today faces one of the greatest challenges in Christian history: the mass exodus of boys (and men) from the church. Seventy to ninety …