N. T. Wright: The Church Continues the Revolution Jesus Started
In his new book, Wright explains that Jesus' death does more than just get us into heaven.
Humans are rescued from their sin so that they can be “a kingdom and priests serving our God, and they will reign on earth.” That began at Easter and, in the power of the Spirit, has
A 'Romantic Way to Escape Persecution': Online Matchmaking
Persecution watchdog group hopes romantic connections between Western and Pakistani Christians could lead to asylum. Other persecution groups aren’t so sure.
Due to violence and persecution, the country ranks among the top 10 of hardest places to be a Christian. A Taliban suicide bomber killed 70 at a Christian celebration this Easter.
Orthodox Will Hold Humbled Yet Historic Council in Crete
Patriarchs disagree over how many disputes—out of centuries' worth—to tackle in 10 days.
Antioch also wanted more on the agenda: specifically, the possibility of unifying the date that the Orthodox celebrate Easter, the “challenges of the youth,” and “presenting a common
How Events Help People Share the Mission
Christians learn how to invite others to Christ when event invitations are a pattern.
Special events can include the more popular ones like Easter and Christmas, but also can include Parent/Child Dedications, Mother's and Father's Day, and the beginning of a new
United Kingdom (Kind of) Keeps the Fourth Commandment
British politicians preserve limits on Sunday shopping.
voted that large stores in England and Wales can only be open a maximum of six continuous hours between 10 am and 6 pm The stores must also close on Easter and Christmas.
Sunday Journeys—Visiting at The Church at Spring Hill
I love visiting churches where there's a personal investment.
(They've since moved to Sunday morning and this was their first Easter!) This particular evening, we brought our Life Group down to help them with their worship series.
The Nations Have Come to Our Cities
We cannot overlook the influx of "the nations" ready for the gospel.
He has been faithful to answer us. This past Easter, we had the privilege of singing a worship song in multiple languages. It was a small glimpse of heaven
Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians
The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it's sheer grace.
The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it's sheer grace. The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment.
In God We Trust
Do we really think about what "God" Americans trust?
are one nation under God, to Christian-related federal holidays, to the swearing in of Presidents with a hand upon the Bible, to the packed parking lots this past Easter Sunday, America
3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched
Every church should be thinking about how to reach the dechurched
We watch her kids. We invite her over for dinner. And we invite her to Easter services and make an effort to connect with her in every way possible. But
Bible on Demand: What 160 Million People Searched Scripture For in 2015
Bible Gateway offers year-end analysis of the most-popular verses and chapters, and whether anyone finished their Bible-in-a-year reading plans.
patterns emerge: Bible Gateway. Most obvious is the predictable seasonal popularity of certain Bible passages, notably the Gospels at Easter. And as