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Grand Canyon University’s Online Seminary Gains Accreditation
After shedding its for-profit status, GCU becomes a bigger competitor for traditional Christian colleges. With 90,000 students online and on campus, Grand Canyon University (GCU) now ranks as the biggest Christian college in America. After a decade growing its bottom line and its enrollment as a...
Court Overturns Atheist Victory Against Pastors’ Best Benefit
Seventh Circuit rules Clergy Housing Allowance is constitutional, despite challenge by Freedom from Religion Foundation. For the second time, a popular tax break for pastors has been judged permissible under the US Constitution, despite efforts by an atheist legal group to prove otherwise. Today...
Should We Rethink the 30-minute Sermon Lecture?
Our message should encompass both Scripture and our congregants questions. Recently, a group of pastors asked me this question: “Should we rethink the 30-minute sermon lecture in light of the many different ways classroom teaching is currently conducted?” They are part of a year-long...
ECFA Suspends Harvest Bible Chapel’s Accreditation
Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch may have been in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Harvest Bible Chapel had its accreditation suspended this week by the Evangelical Council for Financial...
The Anvil of the Evangelical Mind
Schools and scholars can help the Christ-centered movement become all the more Jesusy. Historian Mark Noll’s prophetic call in The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind launched a thousand more laments about the shallowness of evangelical scholarship and thinking. The judgment remains accurate...
Commentary: What ‘Black Panther’ Means for Christians
This celebration of black culture and black success points to a bigger story for the church. A while ago, I stopped watching a certain type of black movie. In the wake of the black suffering that I saw in real life, I didn’t want to see another black slave scene. I didn’t want the...
Interview: Pete Holmes: Believing in God Gave Me Hope as Comic
In his new HBO show 'Crashing,' the former evangelical winks to Christian fans. If Pete Holmes’s HBO series Crashing is his love letter to comedy, the church at least gets a tender PS. Inspired by Holmes’s life and evangelical background, the show follows a nice Christian guy...
Sectarian Cinema: Oscars Highlight Muslim Defense of Persecuted Christians
“Watu Wote” shows the power and limits of African and Arab films to probe interfaith relations. Two years ago, the heroic actions of some Kenyan Muslims brought their majority-Christian nation together. The Oscar-nominated film depiction of that heroism may do so again—if many people...
Review: Sisters
Good for fans of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but not for much else. mpaa rating:R (For crude sexual content and language throughout, and for drug use.)Genre:ComedyDirected By: Jason Moore Run Time: 1 hour 58 minutes Cast: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz Theatre...
Review: 45 Years
When the ground beneath a marriage is shaken, can it hold up? mpaa rating:R (For language and brief sexuality.)Genre:DramaDirected By: Andrew Haigh Run Time: 1 hour 31 minutes Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells Theatre Release:August 28, 2015 by Sundance...
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