Hair Styles And Restoration

Beautiful Hair At Any Length Hair length, much like hair color, clothing styles and body art, are all very subjective. In the ever-changing social acceptability, pretty much anything goes now, from blue hair to full sleeve tattoos. Some older generations have some social mores that they cling to, like women over forty shouldn’t have long Read More

North Carolina Sports

Tar Heels’ Athletic Excellence   What do legendary basketball player Michael Jordan, current Colorado Rockies starting catcher Chris Iannetta, the National Football League’s Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, one of golf’s greats, Davis Love III and soccer phenom Mia Hamm have in common? They are all alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Read More

How To Tell If You Are A Hipster

A Hipster Quiz A Hipster, according to, is “a person who is stylish, trendy or progressive in an unconventional way; also, a person from the 1950s and 1960s who had a strong sense of alienation from most established social activities and relationships; a beatnik or hippie. “ Hipsters love to break the social norms Read More

Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’

California pastor opens up about the most difficult sermon of his career—and the prospects for resurrecting ministry from the ashes. The wildfire that left Paradise, California, in grim, dusty ruins this week destroyed more than half of about two dozen houses of worship in the town, along with thousands of homes and other structures. From Read More

David Jang’s Christian University Charged in $35 Million Fraud Scheme

Manhattan DA’s case involving the former heads of Newsweek and the Christian Post expands to include Olivet University. The case against the ex-publisher of the Christian Post and the affiliated Christian Media Corporation has expanded to an alleged $35 million money laundering scheme involving a California-based Bible college. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Thursday Read More

Preoccupied with Love: Lifting High Evangelism Again

An interview with Sherry Harney. Ed: We are living in challenging times. The church’s influence is fading. We are struggling to find answers to hard questions. What’s your take on the health of the church, especially as it relates to our witness? Sherry: There is no question that the influence of culture continues to grow. Read More

Show Them the Money: Gospel for Asia Faces Class Action over Christmas Catalogs

Lawsuit reflects the complexity of making giving to missions more tangible. “Will you please raise your hand if you’ve ever seen the movie Groundhog Day?” asked federal judge Timothy Brooks in a February lawsuit hearing. “I feel like I am Phil Connors, who was portrayed by Bill Murray.” Brooks was frustrated that the defendant—Gospel for Read More

When Your Identity Is Wrapped Up into Your Ministry

What does it look like for followers of Christ to live and work with a healthy sense of ambition? My identity has too often been tied to the successes or failures of the ministries that I lead—and too frequently in unhealthy ways. It’s easy to find yourself counting heads at church on a Sunday or Read More

Presbyterian Hostages Freed in Cameroon, But Conflict Carries On

With students safely returned, the church continues to pray for peace. Kidnappers released this week the last of more than 80 hostages taken from a Presbyterian school in Cameroon amid an escalating crisis in the Central African country’s English-speaking regions. Just over a week after being captured at gunpoint, the principal, dorm warden, and two Read More

No Cheeks Left to Turn: The Double Persecution of Africa’s Largest Church

Weary of attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, Christians in Nigeria ask how long they’re supposed to “count it all joy.” At the Church of Christ in Nigeria congregation, Sunday morning worship opens with the din of a military-style drumroll. Inside a long, one-room building with a sheet-metal roof supported by handmade trusses, the Read More

Kurt Kaiser Passes Away, But His Music Will Pass It On

From Word Music to Baylor University, Christian composer leaves a legacy of hundreds of songs. Composer Kurt Kaiser, whose popular songs “Pass it On” and “Oh How He Loves You and Me” became staples at Christian camp sing-alongs and youth revivals, died Monday. The 83-year-old musician wrote more than 300 copyrighted tunes, released more than Read More

Reaching Out to Non-Believers this Holiday Season

Relationships are a significant means through which people can be reached with the gospel. Going to church, believe it or not, can be a controversial topic around the holiday season. Some of us go consistently each week, some of us used to go, and some of us have vowed to never walk through the halls Read More

Interview: Unmarried and Undaunted

How singleness can inspire faithful service and hope for the Resurrection. Christina Hitchcock always assumed she would get married one day. But as years went by and it didn’t happen, she found herself trying to piece together a vision of life without marriage. Even though she’s now married, Hitchcock, who teaches theology at the University Read More

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