Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let their guard down yet.
The United Methodist Church has once again postponed its quadrennial meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delaying further a widely anticipated vote by delegates from across the globe on a proposal to split the denomination over the inclusion of LGBTQ members.
In some ways, the Canadian government isn’t persecuting James Coates—they’re guilty of much worse. By labelling local churches as unessential, they’re labelling Jesus’ bride and Jesus himself as unessential. Therefore the government isn’t merely persecuting James Coates—they’re persecuting Jesus Christ.
...More than ever people think you’re silly for being a Christian...This is especially in the big cities, the blue areas...If you dress modest, carry a Bible, so that they know you’re a Christian, you are marginalized, excluded, and unfriended.
...Trinity Bible Chapel in Waterloo refused to turn worshippers away or close their doors after the government issued orders last December limiting religious gatherings to no more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.
A group of theologically conservative United Methodists has announced the creation of a new denomination once the United Methodist Church officially separates due to its long-standing debate over homosexuality.
....Now, Greear, suggesting that there is a contradiction between the cross of Jesus and his moral law, tells people that Jesus doesn’t tell us to follow his moral code, but, instead, “take up my cross.”
...Is there a part of you that wishes you would have bought a pile of GameStop stock or Bitcoin early on to benefit from the gains? Do you feel like your life would be so much better if you had a pile of money?
In order to grow in the future, local churches must foster a “here-for-the-community” mentality. As we adapt our ministries to reach the post-Christian people of America, here are four groups to consider...
...One strategy I’ve found helpful in talking to unbelievers about Hell is to focus on its significant worldview implications. Namely, I believe Hell isn’t the problem people think it is. In fact, it’s a solution to two problems.
Jory Micah continues her slide further and further into apostasy, giving us a living, breathing emblem of what it means to be wholly without the mind of Christ. Micah announced on Twitter that she does not regard the bible to be her “final authority anymore,” explaining that, “what I trust most now is my inner guidance system.”
There is no religion in the history of the world that contains an invitation remotely like the Christian gospel. From its very inception, in the words of Christ, we are told, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34).
...Assurance is essential to genuine Christianity and central to the New Testament’s theological framework, yet plenty of Christians are content to walk through life without the sure knowledge that they belong to Christ.
...Recently, employees of two prominent Christian leaders—John MacArthur and Dave Ramsey—have doxed Christian journalists reporting critical stories that the leaders claimed were false and motivated by evil intent. Here’s an analysis of these troubling episodes.
...There are good reasons for joining and leaving a church, and not so good reasons. There are sensible reasons and sinful reasons. But among the most common is what I often call a spiritualized version of natural selection.
...Many have noted the disastrous effect the bill would have on American freedoms, especially freedom of religion, and on unborn lives. It’s not just wrong for the consequences that will follow from it, however. The bill is just wrong.
...Three key provisions of the bill form its essential structure: redefinition of the term “sex” to deny biology; the expansion of the term “public accommodation” to include any place where people gather outside a private residence; and explicit denial of religious freedom and religious-liberty protections.
On Thursday, the toy company Hasbro announced that they will drop the “Mr.” in the iconic Mr. Potato Head series from its brand in a move of inclusivity aimed to make all feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.”
Charismatic Prophet Jeremiah Johnson has announced he is suspending all online ministry for the next two weeks, a decision he made after he was “visited by the Lord in a very significant way” following the fallout from falsely prophesying that Trump would win re-election and then subsequently offering a public apology.
The Supreme Court is telling California’s Santa Clara County that it can’t enforce a ban on indoor religious worship services put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The high court issued an order Friday evening in a case brought by a handful of churches.
...According to Lankford, “You don’t have to take off your faith when you leave your house. You don’t have to take off your faith when you leave church. In fact, I would remind this group if you don’t practice your faith every day, you really don’t have a faith, you just have a religious hobby.”