among pastors and Americans, that surprises me—a noteworthy number are ready for pastors to stop saying, 'By the power vested in me by the state…' during a church wedding,” he
However, all is not bleak: Young people (ages 25 and under) are giving the most to church and religious organizations, according to empty tomb's latest State of Church Giving report
its financial struggles on “shifting cultural circumstances including changes in the church” and the The letter followed an August call to prayer that described NPH's precarious state.
Can Wheaton College Require ROTC Program Be Run By Christians? US Army reviews nationwide policy for ROTC profs, who are paid by military but work as full-time faculty.
President Obama not to turn immigration reform into a red state/blue state issue," said About half (47 percent) of Protestant senior pastors say their church currently helps immigrants.
CT's sister publication, Church Law and Tax, offers more analysis, including how the Seventh Circuit rejected the current challenge but outlined how a future challenge could proceed.
I had heard of the severe persecution of the underground Christian church there," he The US State Department welcomed Bae and Miller's release Saturday, and reiterated its "strong
For First Time, State Bans on Same-Sex Marriage Upheld by Appeals Court. Get ready for a Supreme Court showdown after Sixth Circuit says two judges
10): After a fact-finding trip, the Church of Pakistan claims that "revenge for unpaid bills" was the real reason a Christian couple fell afoul of “A responsible state cannot tolerate mob rule
Tuesday's headlines, joined later by groups on the other end of the theological and political spectrum, such as Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Interfaith
terrorists' state capital from which all the Christians have fled). They spoke of a different time. Some had grown up in the Christian quarter of Mosul, remembering fondly the local Church
CT's sister blog, Church Law and Tax, notes that the IRS had put church reviews on hold since 2009 when a Minnesota church challenged the audit process.
Gordon College Studies Same-Sex Behavior Ban Amid Accreditation Questions. School says "period of discernment" focused on pastoral response, not changing conduct policy.
5 books on Christianity in North Korea and featured his perspective on the state of Muslim Since 2000, Dr. Moeller served three years as a pastor at Saddleback Church, then nine years
But even as the BJP consolidated its state-level power in 2005, CT reported that increased violence and repression wasn't stopping church growth. Violence
His release has been requested by Billy Graham, President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry “Pastor Saeed has become the face of the persecuted Christian church worldwide, one
in politics, according to a new Pew Research Center study exploring the "growing appetite" for churches endorsing political candidates and other intersections of church and state.
"As Scots now consider what kind of nation will now emerge from this campaign, the church must lead—and be allowed to lead—the way to ensure the new Scotland is one that reflects
costly" for the student ministry's 23 chapters on 19 campuses of California State University (CSU Every local church that is near a college campus should soberly consider retrofitting and
We are seriously concerned about the state of our church, especially the state our leadership at the highest levels and our continued lack of transparency in general.