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Let’s talk about Christian antisemitism

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A Christian social media influencer with a large platform recently texted me after reading my 2021 book Christian Antisemitism: Confronting the Lies in Today’s Church. He was burdened and grieved by the ...

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Presbyterian Church in America debates appropriateness of popular “Jesus Calling” book

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The Presbyterian Church in America is debating the influence of the book “Jesus Calling” by the late Sarah Young. Commissioners at the PCA General Assembly voted to approve Overture 33, which called ...

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Pope Francis criticized for getting the gospel wrong

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Pope Francis stirred up a new controversy by saying the human heart is “fundamentally good” during a recent appearance on “60 Minutes.” Responding to interviewer Norah O’Donnell’s question regarding what gives him ...

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Americans more fearful than hopeful about artificial intelligence

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Most Americans don’t see a moral or spiritual benefit to artificial intelligence, the American Bible Society said on May 9 in the latest release from its 2024 State of the Bible. Most, ...

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‘Deconstruction’ of Christian faith can have dangerous consequences, author says

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“Deconstruction” of one’s faith has become a popular – and concerning – trend in the church, author Alisa Childers said. “I do think it’s a fad, although a lot of people would ...

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Lifeway wins numerous awards for best books in 2023

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It’s the time of year when organizations present their annual book awards. In early December, the publishing arm of Lifeway Christian Resources, B&H Publishing, received more than two dozen awards and acknowledgments ...

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“Gotta Serve Somebody”: Bob Dylan’s spiritual journey continues to unfold

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Bob Dylan rocked the music world in 1979 when he released the iconic album “Slow Train Coming.” The singer who was the voice of his generation was writing about overt Christian themes, ...

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Michael Youssef lays out plan to equip next generation for church challenges

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As deconstruction, liberal theology and “woke” doctrine continue to invade the church, Michael Youssef, pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, is on a mission to instill truth in ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Large Methodist Church in Oklahoma disaffiliates from denomination over doctrinal issues

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The controversy dividing the United Methodist Church continues as a large congregation in Tulsa changed its name. Asbury United Methodist Church is now officially called Asbury Church, the megachurch said in a statement on ...

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Evangelicals have varying opinions about Israel, new study finds

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Evangelical support for the nation of Israel is not as unified as it once was. The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel, a study of 1,000 American evangelical Protestants. reveals that 51 percent ...

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The story behind Keith and Kristyn Getty and “In Christ Alone”

The melody that changed the life of Keith Getty was first scratched out on the back of an electric bill in a humble flat in Northern Ireland. This isn’t great, he thought ...

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Seminary leader under fire for exposing woke critical race theory in churches

Owen Strachan, provost and theology professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, has come under fire for criticizing woke politics in Christian churches and organizations. He began to notice high-profile pastors and popular ...

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Ethics: How technology and medicine has changed the context of death

Every living thing eventually dies. It is not just the inevitability of death but the nature of our awareness of it that does so much to determine the meaning of human existence. ...

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Can baptism forgive your sins?

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Can baptism forgive your sins?  I walked in the hospital room and Terry was lying on her bed.  Her physical condition was deteriorating, and she was not ready to face her Creator.  I got ...

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Half of American adults believe Jesus was only a great teacher

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Fifty-two percent of American adults believe that Jesus was a great teacher and nothing more. Ligonier Ministries’ biennial State of Theology survey provides key findings on what Americans think about God, truth, ...

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Conservative Baptist Network formed to counter perceived drift in Southern Baptist Convention

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The Conservative Baptist Network was launched last week to emphasize evangelism and the sufficiency of scripture within the Southern Baptist Convention. Those involved in the network’s formation said their efforts are needed ...

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New documentary ‘Unseen Realm’ reveals fresh look at supernatural world

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“The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible,” a new original documentary film from Faithlife TV productions, reveals the strange and enigmatic realm of the supernatural described within the pages ...

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Why a new generation needs the Apostles’ Creed

Ours is an age of mass spiritual confusion. Our culture became increasingly secularized and pervasively confused in recent years. A progressive revolution blurred the lines between reality and fiction. Entire Christian denominations ...

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The Apostles’ Creed

Around the world, hundreds and hundreds of millions of Christian recite The Apostles’ Creed. It is a summary of what Christians believe. A “creed” is simply a brief, authoritative formula of religious belief, ...

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Megachurch ditches 10 Commandments?

“Kids, don’t follow the 10 Commandments.” It’s not a church teaching you would ever hear – until now. Andy Stanley, a megachurch pastor in Georgia, is under fire once again for downplaying ...

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