Azerbaijan's Ambiguous Bible Breakthrough
After 20-year struggle, will new Bible society even be allowed to print Bibles?
“The focus of the government against youth work has affected summer camps, a traditional church activity that brings young Christians together during the summer holidays.
What role might holidays (holy days) and habits play in shaping the person we are becoming? This week, reflect on these and other critical themes using these five devotional readings.
Patriotic Worship is Coming to a Church Near You
Pastors and churches mix patriotism and worship around July 4th.
the intent. However, as a pastor at churches I serve, we have not made a major practice of emphasizing patriotic holidays during worship services. We
How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches
Stats suggest a substantial number of pastors struggle with addiction, but are split on what to do about it.
alcohol, with adults who attend church once a week or more less likely to drink at all (38%) than those who attend once or twice a month (53%), only on religious holidays (55%), or
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
a commitment to “abide with one's fellow citizens' choices.” If Starbucks produces an unadorned seasonal red cup, or the Wal-Mart cashier merely says “happy holidays,” there's no
Have Yourself a Merry Little Friendsmas
The holidays can be hard. Don’t spend them alone.
Opinion. Have Yourself a Merry Little Friendsmas. The holidays can be hard. Don't spend them alone. But life is not a Hallmark movie, and sometimes the holidays hurt.
In God We Trust
Do we really think about what "God" Americans trust?
From the Pledge of Allegiance claim that we 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
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
from ours. He taught us that holidays are for everyone to contribute to, not just those of us who think we're in a position to host or be of service. He taught
God Rivals the Gym Among New Year's Resolutions
LifeWay Research shows Americans also want to use their time better and improve relationships with family and friends.
“They have time at the holidays to think, and they realize what they didn't do last year — things they value but are not living out. So they start the year with an aspiration to change.”.
Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment
How sentimentalism distorts the holiday’s past and present.
Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment. How sentimentalism distorts the holiday's past and present. Robert Tracy McKenzie/ November 22, 2016.