Category: Christianity

Free at Last: Andrew Brunson Released by Turkey After Two Years

American pastor was imprisoned on false charges of terrorism. American pastor Andrew Brunson has been released after being detained for two years in Turkey. At a hearing this morning, a Turkish court freed him from judicial control, which lifts his house arrest and travel ban. Despite a guilty verdict sentencing him to 3 years, 1 Read More

Longtime Christian Post Publisher Charged in $10 Million Fraud Scheme

Manhattan indictment alleges conspiracy and shady business practices between Christian Media Corporation and Newsweek rescuer IBT Media. The former head of The Christian Post, which calls itself the No. 1 Christian website in the world, was indicted this week in what investigators say was a scheme to obtain millions in loans through false pretenses. William Read More

Why Does the Red Planet Call to Us?

What space exploration tells us about human curiosity, from Eden to Mars. Blue is the color of Mars at sunset. From the surface, the cold, dim light of the setting sun comes in from the horizon as it competes with the ever-present dust, thick in the air. The plains of graveled hematite that were once Read More

Half of Pastors Approve of Trump’s Job Performance

Survey of US Protestant church leaders parses support for the President by church size, denomination, ethnicity, and age. A slim majority of pastors say they approve of the job President Donald Trump has done in the White House, but many are unsure. A new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research of Protestant senior pastors found 51 Read More

Giving Sabbath a Rest

How God’s grace turned my strict views upside down. I grew up in a Sabbatarian religion where we practiced Sabbath observance as a matter of law. My religious community was conscious of the minute that the sun set on a Friday evening. We made sure that moment didn’t catch us still at work or at Read More

We Interviewed 20 Christians Who Traveled to North Korea. Now They Can’t.

About 70 faith-based groups must surmount legal hurdles to engage the restrictive nation. It’s been a year since the Trump administration banned Americans—including most humanitarian workers—from North Korea, following the death of Otto Warmbier, an American university student whose imprisonment left him in a vegetative state. Last month, the administration renewed the ban for a Read More

Christians Win the Great British Cake Off

In the UK version of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ashers Baking Company secures a bigger legal victory in the gay cake debate. Evangelicals in the United Kingdom secured a major legal victory for freedom of conscience today, as the nation’s Supreme Court ruled on behalf of a Christian bakery that declined to fulfill an order for a Read More

Susannah Spurgeon Lived for Christ Without Leaving Her Home

Her behind-the-scenes ministry reminds us that pastors (and their spouses) can’t be reduced to a package of roles and gifts. The pastor of the church I attended in college had a strong personality, a firm handle on Scripture, and a clear gift for expository preaching. This, in fact, was my entire perception of him: the Read More

A Dying Child and a Living Hope

How prayer and friendship helped an expecting mother through a devastating fetal diagnosis. Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian is a profoundly moving and wise book. In it, author and historian Sarah C. Williams tells the story of welcoming her daughter, Cerian, after a routine, 20-week ultrasound discovered a severe skeletal disorder typically resulting in Read More

Moody Bible Picks Multisite Pastor as Its New President

Mark Jobe of Chicago’s New Life Community Church will take over a year after Bible college’s leadership shake-up. Moody Bible Institute has named Mark Jobe, lead pastor of a multisite Chicago megachurch, as its next president. Today’s announcement comes several months after the historic school’s top leaders resigned amid concerns over its financial and theological Read More

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