Evangelical Christianity

Papal aides say prosperity gospel is distorted take on the ‘American Dream’

Vatican City, Jul 20, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA).- After publishing a highly controversial essay in July 2017 alleging the existence of an “ecumenism of …

Faith

WATCH: Pastor Unleashes on Those Ignoring the Wrath of God

Much of America is living in immorality, and God is about to drop the hammer. We can no longer ignore the wrath of God, Pastor Shane Idleman says. In …

Faith

Lessons for the Church from ‘Recovery Boys’

A new Netflix documentary, <i>Recovery Boys</i>, looks at the harrowing realities of opioid addiction by following four young men on their rehabilitation …

Drug Addiction

3 Reasons to Love the Sojourner

“We love the sojourner, we love the outcast, because this is what God does. This is who he is.”— Afshin Ziafat<p><b>Date:</b> June 14, 2018<p><b>Event:</b> The Gospel …

Christianity

A Promise for "Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness"

A Promise for "Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness"<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Matthew 5:6<p>The true servant of God possesses an …

Theology

Time for BJP to mend fences

In a recent editorial page article titled How the world sees India for a renowned newspaper, the respected former foreign secretary Shyam Saran wrote …

India

A La Carte (July 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include quite a good list! I had some extra time this morning so looked far and wide.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Be sure to check …

Christianity

How and Why I Choose Which Books to Read and Review

Of all the books that come my way, how do I choose the ones I’ll actually read and perhaps even review? I was asked the question at a recent Ask Me …

Books

The Philippians 4:4 Plan for Controlling Satan's Sneak Attacks on Your Mind

It starts with a flitting thought. So quick, by the time I realize what it is, it's gone. But when it returns, it lingers a bit. And I dwell on it a …

Christianity

More than half of white evangelicals say America’s declining white population is a negative thing

Few demographic groups consistently poll more conservatively than white evangelicals.<p>On multiple issues, the most pro-Republican Party demographic group takes some of the most conservative positions on abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration.<p>But another topic where white evangelicals have …

U.S. Politics

The Moral and Spiritual Bankruptcy of White Evangelicals

Photo by James Thompson | CC BY 2.0According to 2016 exit polling, 80% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, surprisingly more than for …

Liberal View

From the Ears to the Brain to the Heart

Shortly before college I read Mortimer Adler's little classic <i>How to Read a Book</i>. That may sound like an odd title. After all, how could somebody read …

Christianity

For the Pastor Knee-Deep in Immorality

A couple of weeks ago we received the news that another—yet another—well-known and highly-admired pastor had been removed from ministry after his …

Christianity

If You Long for Spiritual Breakthrough, Here's One Crucial Step You Must Take

Do you want to hear God's voice? Do you want to understand His will for your life, and walk in a greater revelation of it? Are you hungry for …

Christianity

Shocked. Devastated. And most of all, worried about the future.

July 16, 2018<p><b>By Jana Riess</b><p>That’s how I’d describe the tone of the new book “Still Evangelical?: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and …

Faith

The Shocking Reason Some People Don't Get Slain in the Spirit

When talking to the leadership team at Catch the Fire in Toronto, they confirmed that when they pray for people, not everyone is slain in the Spirit. …

Christianity

Only for a Time

In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul contrasts three of the supernatural (<i>i.e.</i> extraordinary) gifts of the Spirit (i.e. tongues, prophecy and knowledge) with …

Theology

Evangelical Christianity and the Problem of Whiteness

July 19, 2018<p>Best-selling author Brian McLaren grew up as a Christian fundamentalist where rock and roll was the devil. His religious journey led him …

Christianity

Watch the Incredible Worship Light Show That Kicked Off Jentezen Franklin's Conference

The Forward Conference 2018, hosted at Jentezen Franklin's Free Chapel church, featured artists and speakers like Jesus Culture, Elevation Worship …

Christianity

American evangelicals are more diverse than ever. But some don't want to be part of the 'evangelical movement.'

For the past three years, Pastor Liliana Da Valle has watched the small congregation of Grace Baptist Church in downtown San Jose become increasingly diverse.<p>“A woman with an accent is preaching and all of a sudden people know, ‘If this is a church where they have a pastor with an accent, then they …

Faith

Group seizes World Cup outreach opportunity

As France continues to relish in its World Cup title, significant spiritual victories reportedly took place in the host country of Russia as …

Conservative View

A La Carte (July 19)

I was able to hunt down some interesting Kindle deals today, so be sure to take a peek if you’re into that sort of thing!<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your …

Jesus

A Promise for "The Gentle"

A Promise for "The Gentle"<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Matthew 5:5<p>What comes to mind as you read Jesus's words, "Blessed are the gentle, for …

Christianity

The One Thing We Can Know in Our Hurts

After speaking at a conference once, I spoke with a young man who had suffered from a mental disability all his life. But what he lacked in …

Christianity

How to Uproot Bitterness as a Pastor’s Wife

I’ll never forget one woman in my class on the calling to be a ministry wife. I always ask students what excites and concerns them most. Here’s what …

Christianity

Planting Churches in a Divided Land

Church planting is not an end in itself. We keep our foot on the pedal of church planting because we want to get somewhere. We talk about church …

Jesus

Give Your Children All of Your Attention. Some of the Time.

There’s a battle raging in my mind this week. It’s school vacation, and my three kids are home and constantly seeking my attention. I keep telling …

Parenting

What Is the ‘Abomination of Desolation’?

<b>Editors' note</b>: This is the first installment in a new series that analyzes perplexing passages of the Bible.<p>If a group of Christians sat down to list …

Christianity

EMP Risk is 'Not a Sideshow': Why One Cyber Attack Could Wipe Out 90% of US Population

WASHINGTON – In the past eight months, federal authorities have issued public warnings about foreign hackers penetrating the US power grid and other …

Cybersecurity

A Promise for "Those Who Mourn"

A Promise for "Those Who Mourn"<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Matthew 5:4<p>I remember an incident many years ago when a man in our church fell while …

Christianity