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  • Andy Stanley Defends Teaching Methods Against Charges His Approach Undermines Scripture

    10/05/2016 6:35:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 154 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/5/2016 | BRANDON SHOWALTER
    Pastor Andy Stanley is defending his approach to preaching amid questions from prominent evangelical leaders who contend his methods undermine the Bible's authority and pave the way for unbelief. In a lengthy article in Outreach magazine on Friday, the pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, responds to his critics and affirms that he believes in biblical inerrancy. What he is doing, he argues, is changing the angle from which he speaks to more effectively engage a post-Christian society, particularly millennials who have left the Church. Controversy arose in light of Stanley's recent sermon series wherein he argued...
  • Pastors Pray Against 'Concentrated Satanic Attack' Against 'God's Choice' Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 40 replies ^ | September 22, 2016 | Leonardo Blair
    "New Spirit Revival Center church pastor Rev. Darrell Scott declared Wednesday that there is a "concentrated satanic attack" being waged against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is believed by some evangelicals to be God's choice for president."

    09/21/2016 4:53:31 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 57 replies
    09/21/2016 | truebelieverforever
    Sean Hannity 10 pm E on Fox News with Donald Trump townhall and Cleveland pastors. must see!
  • With Christianity in Decline, Britain Sees Rise of Humanist ĎPastorsí

    08/24/2016 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:08 AM EDT | Kevin McCandless
    With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as ďpastorsĒ for the non-religious. Last month the University of Westminster in London broke new ground by appointing its first official secular advisor for students. The move followed efforts by the British Humanist Association since 2014 to train more than 100 volunteers to go into schools, hospitals and prisons in order to provide counseling support for those who donít believe in a deity. Early this year hospitals run by Britainís National Health Service in Leicester also saw their first humanist appointed to the...
  • Illinois pastors sue to overturn state ban on reparative therapy for gay minors

    08/21/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ó A group of ministers is suing the state of Illinois over a law that makes Christian counseling for minors with same-sex attraction a crime. Pastors Protecting Youth has filed a lawsuit against the state's Youth Mental Health Protection Act, which makes it illegal to help teens overcome unwanted homosexual inclinations. The Illinois law states that "being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming.Ē It bans "conversion therapy" and any counseling that "represents homosexuality as a mental disease, disorder, or illness." The language of the law is in...
  • One ministerís view of Donald Trump

    08/21/2016 10:49:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    One ministerís view of Donald Trump "I've heard too many say lately that we, the American people have no choice in this November election! Do you really think that God would leave us with no choice! Come on people! Where's your faith!! He has heard our cries!p In defense of Donald Trump : Try to keep this in mind, Donald Trump did not steal your money. Donald Trump did not raise your taxes. Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food. Trump is not starting a race war. Trump did not leave any US soldiers in Benghazi to be...

    08/12/2016 5:16:22 AM PDT · by iontheball · 16 replies
    RSBN ^ | August 12, 2016 | RSBN Recorded Broadcast
    RSBN video of Trump Speaking before Pastors and Pews Orlando meeting
  • Only 30% of Churchgoers Say Their Pastor or Priest Has Mentioned Abortion From the Pulpit

    08/09/2016 7:03:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion is not an often-discussed issue in many religious services in America, but when it is, most clergy defend unborn babiesí right to life, a new survey found. The Pew Research Center released a new poll on Monday that examined how often Americans hear about political issues from the pulpit. Abortion was third on the list, with religious liberty and homosexuality ranking first and second. Other issues included immigration, the environment and poverty. According to the poll, 29 percent said their clergy member spoke out about abortion during a service. Most said their clergy spoke out against abortion (22 percent),...
  • These nice black pastors want to endorse Trump, so CNNís host has to smear them

    08/08/2016 6:16:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    BPR ^ | 08/07/16 | Tom Tillison
    You would be hard pressed to find a more biased anchor on cable news than CNN’s Carol Costello and her liberal leanings could not have been more obvious than in an interview with a pastor of a predominantly black North Carolina church that’s endorsing Donald Trump. Using words scraped from social media, Costello, in effect, likened the black church leader to Judas for holding an event to endorse the GOP nominee. The CNN anchor told Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries Pastor Thomas Rodgers that “some African-Americans are upset that you’re having this event in support of Mr. Trump. She then read...
  • Black Pastors Leader: Obama Has "Fostered A Lawless Society"

    07/18/2016 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The leader of a coalition of black pastors says the political rhetoric of President Barack Obama and his administration has caused division in America and has ďfostered a lawless society.Ē
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • VIRAL VIDEO: This Black Woman Has a Message for Christians NOT Voting for Trump

    06/19/2016 12:37:01 PM PDT · by orchestra · 10 replies
    ClashDaily ^ | 6/17/2016
    The #NeverTrump peeps are NOT going to like this. Do you know any Christians who would agree with her? Is she spot on or is she in left field? (Video at link)
  • Woman Voters Shares POWERFUL Message for Christians Not Voting For Donald Trump

    06/18/2016 7:41:44 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 16 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Her name is Va'Shona Dixon, and she's just come to the conclusion that NOT voting against Hillary Clinton would be a terrible recipe for this nation. Dixon says she's taken heat for coming forward to vote for Donald Trump, but she has to get this message out. So many people are focusing on Trump's shortcomings, and it's become a detriment to critical thinking. Dixon called out preachers in the black community who have drunk the liberal kool-aide and now are passing the "poison" to the members of the church. You need to share this video after you watch it and...
  • Black Pastors Slam Obama Adminís Equivalence of Gender Identity Ideology with Black Civil Rights

    05/15/2016 7:31:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) says that the Obama administrationís assertion that single-sex bathrooms are discriminating against gender-confused individuals in much the same way that blacks experienced discrimination in the United States is a ďgross insultĒ to all who fought for equality for African-Americans. ďThere is simply no relation between the struggles that Black Americans have faced and the desire of a tiny minority group to violate the dignity and privacy of women and girls,Ē said Rev. Bill Owens in a statement sent to Breitbart News. ďTo suggest some sort of equivalence is a gross insult...
  • Popular Megachurch Pastors to Host Faith-Based Talk Show 'The Preachers' on Fox This Summer

    05/04/2016 12:38:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Chriatian Post ^ | May 3, 2016| | LEONARDO BLAIR
    Four popular megachurch pastors are promising to bring an interesting combination of hope, comedy and honesty in a new faith-based talk show to be tested on FOX this summer called "The Preachers." "The Preachers" will be hosted by John Gray, an associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas; E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon; Orrick Quick, pastor and founder of God Seekers Church in High Point, North Carolina, and Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Asked in an interview with...
  • Planned Parenthood uses God to sell abortion

    04/24/2016 7:43:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies ^ | May 23, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Child killing abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using God to target paying customers for abortion. In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, Planned Parenthood tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, youíre not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, weíre here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth...
  • North Carolina Has the Chance to Lead a Revolution

    04/04/2016 8:17:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/16 | Tim Dunkin
    This current impasse over the "Bathroom Law" provides North Carolina with a unique opportunity to be a leader not only in standing up to the radical leftist agenda and the bullying of the gay lobby, but also in advancing liberty Recently, the state of North Carolina has found itself squarely in the cross hairs of the radical gay lobby and its social justice warrior (SJW) allies in business. The reason is a new law, passed by wide margins in both houses of the legislature and signed by Governor McCrory, which prevents local governments from passing ordinances allowing, among other things,...
  • Pastors feel exposed without religious freedom law

    04/04/2016 7:16:32 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 38 replies
    Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | 3/4/16 | Jill Nolin
    ATLANTA ó The Rev. Wayne Cofield says heíll sit in a jail cell before he presides over a same-sex wedding. He would rather have the stateís legal protection in light of the U.S. Supreme Courtís ruling that gays and lesbians can marry. But, he said, he will follow his convictions. ďI would never ó no matter what it cost ó perform a same-sex marriage. Never,Ē said Cofield, pastor at Whitfield Baptist Church in Dalton. While it seems unlikely that Cofield will end up in handcuffs ó or that a gay couple would ask him to officiate at their wedding ó...
  • Black Pastor Brings Down The House at Donald Trump Cleveland Rally!

    03/12/2016 11:57:18 AM PST · by dynoman · 55 replies
    BSBN ^ | 3-12-16 | RSBN
    Say Amen!!
  • 'A Miracle': Idaho Pastor Who Prayed with Ted Cruz Survives Shot to the Skull

    03/07/2016 3:11:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 7, 2013 | Tyler O'Neil
    Idaho churchgoers have witnessed a miracle. Less than 24 hours after praying with Ted Cruz, pastor Tim Remington was shot six times in the skull, shoulder, hip, and lung. Nevertheless, he is projected to make a surprising recovery. A manhunt is underway for shooting suspect Kyle Andrew Odom.Roger Crigger, a friend of the Remington family, could barely contain his excitement about the miraculous recovery. He posted on Facebook late Sunday evening: Shot six times and not ONE vital hit. One of the bullets TRIED to enter the brain but stopped at the skull, one of the bullets busted his hip,...
  • Harlem For Donald Trump

    03/01/2016 5:05:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/02/15
    Dr. Manning supports Donald Trump. (1 Dec. 2015) "ATLAH: THAT'S WHAT GOD SAID." Anointed to establish families, churches and businesses, unlike any the world hath seen. Indeed the final product of the land, ATLAH, will boast of being the seat of the world's banking, business, and education centers.
  • Only On The Brody File: Ted Cruz To Meet Privately With Iowa Pastors

    01/05/2016 10:02:02 AM PST · by Isara
    CBN News ^ | January 5, 2016 | David Brody
    The Brody File has learned that GOP presidential candidate will meet privately with Iowa pastors exactly one week before the all-important Iowa Caucus. The event, which is sponsored by the American Renewal Project, will take place January 25th. The Caucus is the following Monday February 1st. He will speak, take questions and receive prayer at two events that day. It's a chance for pastors to share their views on certain issues and ask Cruz some direct questions ranging form public policy to his faith journey. The first session is a luncheon in Cedar Rapids where roughly 75 pastors will be...
  • Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist Clergy Back Funding for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    12/15/2015 7:04:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies ^ | December 15, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A group of liberal clergy and religious leaders are calling on Texas Governor Greg Abbot to reverse his decision to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Abbott‚Äôs administration cut taxpayer funding for the abortion company after it was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies, though Planned Parenthood is fighting in court to keep taxpayers on the dole. ‚ÄúThe gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be allowed in Texas, and the barbaric practice must be brought to an end,‚ÄĚ Abbott said at the time. The signers (some listed below) of the...
  • Pastor Darrell Scott‚Äôs Fight to Sway Black Voters to Trump

    12/07/2015 4:50:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/7/15 | Elaina Plott
    Pastor Darrell Scott‚Äôs favorite thing about Donald Trump? ‚ÄúAs they say in Dominican community vernacular,‚ÄĚ Scott says, ‚ÄúI like his swag.‚ÄĚ Scott, a 56-year-old evangelical minister from Cleveland, Ohio, whose New Spirit Revival Center boasts thousands of members, first met the Republican presidential front-runner five years ago. Trump had invited some 25 pastors ‚ÄĒ three of them, including Scott and his wife, Belinda, were black ‚ÄĒ to Trump Tower for an announcement: He was considering running for president, and he asked the assembled guests to pray that God would point him in the right direction. Scott was skeptical. ‚ÄúI said,...
  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‚ÄėProstitutes Get Money,‚Äô You Got Nothing!

    11/30/2015 7:27:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    wo African-American pastors‚Äď‚Äďone of whom attended Donald Trump‚Äės meeting earlier today‚Äď‚Äďclashed on CNN tonight over whether anything was actually accomplished from that meeting. And things got pretty personal. Pastor James Davis, who attended the meeting and is supporting Trump, said he didn‚Äôt feel pandered to. Reverend Jamal Bryant responded by telling Erin Burnett that Davis is a ‚Äúpawn.‚ÄĚ After going through all the reasons he can‚Äôt support Trump, Davis hit back and brought up how Bryant called him and all the pastors in the room ‚Äúprostitutes.‚ÄĚ Bryant said, ‚ÄúI want to apologize, because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that...
  • Trump abruptly cancels black clergy press conference

    11/29/2015 3:40:44 PM PST · by springwater13 · 94 replies
    The campaign originally announced the press conference in a press release on Wednesday, writing, ‚ÄúTrump will be joined by a coalition of 100 African American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders who will endorse the GOP frontrunner after a private meeting at Trump Tower.‚ÄĚ But some of those listed as invitees quickly took to social media to condemn the billionaire businessman. Detroit pastor Corletta Vaughn called Trump ‚Äúan insult and embarrassment‚ÄĚ in a Wednesday Facebook post. Amid the furor, the campaign canceled the public portion of the event. The private meeting will go forward as planned, and Scott said that the...
  • Trump Announces 100 Black Pastors To Endorse Him, Lying Black Pastors Say NO WE'RE NOT!!

    11/29/2015 1:30:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    SooperMexican ^ | November 28, 2015 | SooperMexican
    It's clear that the mainstream media is trying to destroy the noble and godly Donald Trump by absolutely smearing him and lying their mendacious lies about this statement that 100 African-American pastors were going to endorse el Trumpo, our savior and lord: ... I bet Trump will show up on Monday with a THOUSAND Black Pastors to endorse him and then the media will look sooooo stupid!! Hahahahah!!
  • Trump to Be Endorsed Monday by Black Pastors

    11/25/2015 3:51:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 25, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be endorsed Monday by a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders after a private meeting at Trump Tower in New York. "I was looking for some subtle hints of racism," Darrell Scott, senior pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, told the Times. He said he had met Trump personally and was convinced that he was best suited for the White House. "I didn't see it at all." Scott, a registered Democrat who voted for President Barack Obama, helped organize Monday's meeting, the Times reports. He has been helping to...
  • Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump (some new info)

    11/25/2015 3:00:54 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies ^ | Alan Rappeport
    Darrell Scott, the pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Ohio, helped organize the coalition of religious leaders and said that after meeting Mr. Trump in person he was convinced that Mr. Trump was the candidate best suited to be president. He also said that the public portrayals of Mr. Trump as a racist and demagogue seemed unfounded after they spoke. "I was looking for some subtle hints of racism," Mr. Scott said. "I didn't see it at all." Mr. Scott, who said he was a registered Democrat who had voted for President Obama, said that he had been...
  • Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump

    11/25/2015 3:28:14 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Allen Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump will take the next step in his religious outreach effort next week when he announces the endorsement of a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders at his Manhattan headquarters. The Republican presidential candidate has a private meeting with the group scheduled on Monday before they make their offer of support official, according to his campaign. The endorsement comes as Mr. Trump has faced criticism for stoking racial tension and has seen his support among evangelical Christians start to waver in polls as voters consider Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ben Carson. That tension was...
  • Growing Number of Pastors Believe Christianity and Islam Are Similar

    11/04/2015 11:52:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/27/2015 | LISA CANNON GREEN
    Protestant pastors are increasingly polarized about Islam, as a growing share label the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority calls it spiritually good. Although a majority considers Islam dangerous, a small but increasing segment believes Islam is similar to Christianity, according to a new survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Two-thirds of Protestant pastors agree Christianity and Islam should seek to coexist in America. The softening of some pastors' views toward Islam is a key finding of a LifeWay Research survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors. Seventeen percent of pastors characterize Islam as similar to Christianity, nearly double the 9...
  • Ted Cruz Vows To Defund Planned Parenthood, Prosecute Criminal Violations

    08/27/2015 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he plans to launch a grassroots campaign that will defund Planned Parenthood in all 50 states and prosecute all criminal violations by the nation¬ís largest abortion provider.Cruz invited thousands of evangelical pastors from across the country to participate in a conference call Tuesday night, and let them know he would do his best to ensure the government is not funded if funding includes taxpayer monies for Planned Parenthood.---‚ÄúWe can expect President Obama and many of the congressional Democrats to cry loudly that if Congress uses its authority, Congress will be quote ‚Äėshutting down the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz calls out to pastors for support against Planned Parenthood

    08/26/2015 7:43:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Marvie Basilan
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has invited 100,000 pastors to participate in a conference held Tuesday, which talked about how to defund Planned Parenthood. According to the Christian Broadcasting Network, Cruz's email to the thousands of pastors stated how he denounced "Planned Parenthood's barbaric practices of harvesting the body parts of innocent babies and selling them to the highest bidder." While Cruz is seen by some voters and election critics to be a tad farther behind the race, the Texas lawmaker continues to step on high gear this week as he pushes for a 50-state campaign that looks toward...
  • If America Goes Down the Toilet: I'm Blaming Lame Pastors

    08/16/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Our country is in a crap sling of gastronomical proportions. I was going to say astronomical but this thing is more gassy than it is interplanetary. You wanna know how messed up we’ve become? Well, for one, Kim Kardashian has 43 million followers on Instagram just waiting for her to post a pic of her ample ass-ets. Secondly, social media dipsticks think Cecil The Lion’s plight was/is more important than Planned Parenthood's dealing aborted baby body parts. Thirdly, there are actually people in this country, who call themselves Americans, who’re contemplating making Hillary Clinton president. Look, as far as I’m...
  • Why Are (Some) Megachurch Pastors Silent on LGBT Issues?

    07/01/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    charisma news ^ | 6/19/2015 | Daniel K. Norris
    God is not silent, but His pulpits are! An article addressing gay marriage and transgender issues came across my newsfeed. It stood out because the reporter quoted a response from, "a megachurch pastor, who asked not to be named."1 The pastor of this megachurch did a fantastic job of clearly stating what the Bible had to say concerning marriage and gender. However he apparently felt it necessary to do so behind the cloak of anonymity. Why? Is this where we are in the church in America? Are we so afraid of the controversy and backlash of the political correctness police...
  • Tennessee Lawmakers Drafting Bill to Protect Pastors Who Object to Marrying Same-Sex Couples

    06/30/2015 6:29:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Tennessee lawmakers are drafting a new bill expected to protect pastors who refuse to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies for religious reasons. The bill, named the "Tennessee Pastor Protection Act" by its creators Republican Reps. Bryan Terry of Murfreesboro and Andy Holt of Dresden, say their goal is to provide legal protection for clergy who might be forced to perform same-sex marriages on church property after Friday's Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across the U.S. image: Republican Rep. Andy Holt (Photo: Press Release/ Dresden, Tennessee, Republican Rep. Andy Holt. image: "It comes as no surprise that...
  • 2 pastors in Sudan face death over Christian faith

    06/02/2015 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/15 | Lisa Daftari
    Two Christian pastors from South Sudan who traveled north to Sudan and were arrested on charges of spying could face the death penalty when their trial begins next week, according to their attorneys. Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, both Presbyterian pastors from the breakaway Christian nation of South Sudan, are being held by Sudanís National Intelligence and Security Services on charges of undermining the constitution and espionage. Their supporters say their arrest and pending trial is just the latest effort by the militant Islamist government in Khartoum to stamp out Christianity.
  • Addressing Signs of Leadership Fatigue

    06/02/2015 9:07:58 AM PDT · by OK Sun
    Thom S. Rainer ^ | May 21, 2015 | Chuck Lawless
    Previously, I posted on ď13 Signs of Leadership Fatigue.Ē Several readers asked me to write a follow up post about ways to deal with these signs. Maybe these suggestions will help you move past leadership fatigue. 1. Living by a ďget me through the dayĒ philosophy Ė You may begin the day with prayer, but surviving the day is your prayer theme. ēAsk God each day to help you see glimpses of His work like an answered prayer or a restored relationship. ēActually watch for those glimpses. Trust that God will show you 2. Losing vision Ė Fatigued leaders...
  • Should Pastors Stop Signing Civil Marriage Certificates?

    04/29/2015 1:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/26/2015 | Compiled by Ruth Moon
    In response to same-sex marriage, hundreds signed a pledge endorsed by First Things to separate civil and Christian marriage. LifeWay Research found that 1 in 4 pastors (and 1 in 3 Americans) support such a move.Here‚Äôs how theologians and other experts answered the question. Answers are arranged on a spectrum from ‚Äúyes‚ÄĚ answers at the top to ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ answers at the bottom. "For a long time, Christianity has sewn its teachings into the fabric of Western culture. That was a good thing. But the season of sewing is ending. Now is a time for rending, not for the sake...
  • Black Pastors Protest Gay Speaker at Historically Black College

    03/16/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 16, 2015 | Star Parker
    The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy. One of those moments was just celebrated with the commemoration of the historic civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in March 1965. Another such moment is unfolding before us today. A group of some 150 black pastors, the National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors, is standing in protest against an invitation from the American Baptist College, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Bishop Yvette Flunder to speak at the collegeís annual...
  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    03/06/2015 8:50:05 AM PST · by redleghunter · 16 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | July 8th, 1741 | Jonathan Edwards
    (A Sermon Preached at Enfield, July 8th, 1741 at a Time of Great Awakenings, and Attended with Remarkable Impressions on many of the Hearers.) Their foot shall slide in due time.ó Deut. 32:35. In this verse is threatened the vengeance of God on the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were Godís visible people, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all Godís wonderful works towards them, remained (as Deut. 32:28) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next...
  • Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress

    02/27/2015 6:16:46 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 21 replies
    UrbanCure ^ | February 27, 2015 | Star Parker
    Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress. There are written words for an excerpt only their own voices. Video at link.
  • When my church found out I worked for Planned Parenthood, they kicked me out. What ifÖ

    12/15/2014 5:29:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Mon Nov 10, 2014 | Abby Johnson
    I wrote in my book, ďunPlanned,Ē about a church that kicked me out when they found out that I worked for Planned Parenthood. I often get questioned about that, whether I still think they made the wrong decision. My answer is a resounding YES. I try not to go down the ďwhat ifĒ road very often. It isnít fruitful and just makes you feel crummy. But, just for the sake of this article, letís go there. What if I had been ministered to instead of shunned by that church? How could my life be different? Well, maybe I would have...
  • Joel Osteen Praises Obama as a Christian

    11/04/2014 10:39:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 91 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Tim Brown
    There are still self-professed "Christians" who continue to promote the heresies and unbiblical teachings of Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria.... ....My friends, Joel Osteen is in the position he is in because the professed Church has not called people like him out and dealt with him biblically. It's time the people of God start dealing with false teachers in a biblical manner.
  • Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away

    11/03/2014 12:38:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2014 | By RACHAEL BADE
    A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. Their message to the IRS: Sue me. But the tax agency is doing anything but. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may be breaking the rules, the pastors and their critics alike say the agency is looking the other way. The agency refuses to say if it is acting. At the same time, the number of pastors endorsing candidates in what they call Pulpit Freedom Sunday...
  • Is Your Church Safe?

    11/03/2014 8:45:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | November 3, 2014 | Timothy J. Hammons
    I was talking with a friend a few weeks ago about a church she used to attend. She stopped going because the pastors, who called themselves ďteam leaders,Ē never wanted to deal with any topics that might be controversial, like abortion. In fact, their stated goal was that they wanted the church to be safe for people. The thought of a ďsafeĒ church has bounced around in my head off and on since then. What in the world is a safe church, especially given that the gospel itself, is not safe. Jesus isnít safe. God Himself, is not safe. In...
  • Should Pastors Endorse Candidates From The Pulpit?

    11/03/2014 4:58:04 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 24 replies
    A group called Alliance Defending Freedom organized a group of around 1,600 pastors who endorsed candidates from the pulpit in the weeks leading up to tomorrows election. Since the 1950ís the IRS has banned 501(c)(3) tax exempt churches from engaging in political activity, including endorsing candidates. The IRS has never enforced the law. Every few years the government sends out warning letters but itís never actually taken the law to court. They likely know it wouldnít be upheld by the Supreme Court. The Alliance Defending Freedom appears to be a conservative group and as such their 1,600 pastors appear to...
  • Megachurch Pastors Divided Over Texas Voter ID Law; T.D. Jakes Calls It 'Needless,'

    10/30/2014 8:38:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/30/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Two of Texas's most popular megachurch pastors, T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church, Dallas, reflected dueling positions on the state's controversial voter identification law. Jakes dismissed it as "needless" while Jeffress argued that the law is necessary ahead of Tuesday's mid-term elections. The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) into law in 2011 in a bid to curb voter fraud. It requires voters seeking to cast their ballots in person to present photo identification, such as a Texas driver's or gun license, a military ID or a passport according to
  • Gay Marriage: No One Expects the Secular Inquisition (Pastors Threatened)

    10/29/2014 11:55:01 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    On Friday, city officials in Coeur díAlene, Idaho, informed Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and proprietors of the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, that they would be required to perform gay weddings or face fines or possibly jail time under the cityís ďpublic accommodationsĒ statute. Their religious views are expected to adjust to the edicts of the state. So itís official: a new religious orthodoxy is sweeping across the nation, imposed by government and backed by force. Itís a religious orthodoxy required by secular authorities for a secular purpose, but no matter. Heretics will be found out and forced...
  • Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

    10/28/2014 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2014 8:50 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    More than a thousand evangelical pastors and othersógathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinfulówere asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage? Hands rose all across the convention hall. ďThis moral revolution is happening at warp speed,Ē said the Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. ďThis is a real challenge to us on biblical authority.Ē Speakers at the event said they understood they were on the losing end of the culture war on marriage. But they were prepared to...