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Scotland’s Evangelical Island Gets Its First Mosque
Why supporting Muslims on the Isle of Lewis is mere Christianity. Despite its size and location, the Isle of Lewis off the northwest coast of Scotland occasionally makes national news in the United Kingdom because of its conservative religious practices—including the strict observance of...
Divorce After Abuse: How Paige Patterson’s Counsel Compares to Other Pastors
After audio of old comments circulates on social media, Southern Baptist leader clarifies his pastoral approach to domestic violence. On Sunday, Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson spoke out to address his position on domestic violence after old comments he made regarding counseling women in...
Study: Clinton Voters Twice as Likely to Leave Evangelicalism as Trump Voters
How political divides impact religious affiliation and attendance. The 2016 presidential election heightened an ongoing discussion over the allegiance of American evangelicals to the Republican Party. As countless articles and social media posts have observed, Donald Trump’s presidency has...
Trump Tells Nigeria’s President Church Attacks Must Stop
Meeting follows widespread Sunday protests by Christians who oppose their government’s lack of action against Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram. President Donald Trump repeatedly spoke up for beleaguered Christians in Nigeria at a White House meeting today with the country’s president,...
Five Decisions that Helped Turn Around My Small Town Church
I believe your small town church can grow; I believe this because I’m living it. The small town church where I serve as Executive Pastor will turn 12 years old this year. In those 12 years we’ve experienced incredible growth in many different areas. We’ve seen hundreds of people...
Community Home Offers ‘Boot Camp’ for Pregnant Moms
How a residential program in Virginia goes beyond crisis pregnancy aid. In the living room at Carried to Full Term (CTFT), a residential home for mothers in Haymarket, Virginia, seven-month-old Fabia crawls toward her mother, stretches out her arms, and whimpers. Her mother, Samrawit (Sam) Biru,...
80% of Americans Believe in God. Pew Found Out What They Mean.
Does God talk to you? Has God punished you? Here’s how denomination, gender, and political party relate to how we see the divine. “We believe in God,” Amy Grant famously sang in the ’90s. Today, 4 out of 5 Americans still say the same. But according to a new survey from the...
Nigerian Mass Becomes a Massacre: Herdsmen Kill 18 Worshipers, Adding to Hundreds of Victims
‘Vile, evil, and satanic’ attacks by Fulani now outnumber Boko Haram, one of the world's deadliest terror groups. An attack on morning Mass at a Catholic church in central Nigeria yesterday left 2 priests and at least 17 parishioners dead, adding to the hundreds killed by herders in the...
Lord, Save Me from My Side Hustle
Hard work is a virtue. But Scripture warns of its vice. If our era had a buzzword, hustle would be a fierce contender. In 2018, if you don’t have a side hustle, a fever, a pet project that you’re fanatically growing, optimizing, organizing, or creatively monetizing, we want to know:...
One-on-One with Scot McKnight on ‘Open to the Spirit’
The Holy Spirit’s involvement in our lives through the cultivation of holiness, spiritual gifts, and worship. Ed: You say that the secret to experiencing the Christian life is allowing the Holy Spirit to empower us to live as God wants us to live. Why do you think so many Christians today are...
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