Though the threat of subpoena has been lifted against five Houston ministers, warnings continue of a broader threat to religious liberty - warnings largely a part of the Nov. 2 "I Stand Sunday" simulcast from Houston.
Evangelical Christians should graciously and truthfully minister to homosexual people while also pursuing a family reformation, speakers said Oct. 29 in the final session of a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference.
Mars Hill Church, the Seattle-based network of congregations founded by controversial pastor Mark Driscoll, will dissolve, sell all church assets, and encourage its 13 campuses to become independent congregations.
Education has been a part of Clifford Hooke's ministry for a long time. As a fourth-grader in his native Liberia, Hooke would help out so much he was promoted as a teacher's assistant. While earning his first of many degrees, a bachelor's in education, Hooke taught classes of high school students even though he himself was only 19.
Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board and Focus on the Family.
Angela L. Haynes, professor and dean of the School of Nursing at Shorter University, is intent upon continuing to develop a nursing program dedicated to excellence in education and yet coupled with a Christ-centered learning environment.
On a recent weekend in Woodstock, people from throughout the region came for a Love Loud initiative sponsored by First Baptist Church. They could get free haircuts, clothes, food, and a few teeth pulled.
The United States of America was established with freedom of religion as the cornerstone of its foundation. David Barton of Wall Builders stated, "Thomas Jefferson had no intention of allowing the government to limit, restrict, regulate, or interfere with public religious practices."
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published November 13, 2014
As we have entered the fourth quarter of the year we have also entered the conclusion of another year of God's abundant grace and His daily generosity. Everything we have has come from Him. The Bible teaches that every good and perfect gift comes from above. It also teaches us that God loves a cheerful giver.
I conducted a Twitter poll (not scientific, I assure you) asking first-time church guests what factors made them decide not to return. In listing the top 10 in order of frequency, I was surprised that the number one issue guests don't like is a time to stand and greet one another.