Church Life+Ministry

Diane Langberg: The Church ‘Utterly Failed’ God in Its Abuse Response
The psychologist at the forefront of trauma-informed care calls out leaders for protecting institutions over people.
More Evangelical Women Are Leading Conversations on Sex
New voices, resources, and studies focus on wives’ experiences in the bedroom.
What’s Up with Weird Bible Sex?
Why you shouldn’t skip over the R-rated parts of Genesis.
Died: Jack Hayford, Pentecostal Pastor Who Wrote ‘Majesty’
Foursquare leader put emphasis on praise and penned the most popular church song of the 1990s.
Church Attendance Dropped Among Young People, Singles, Liberals
Overall, most churchgoers—including most white evangelicals—returned to the pews after the pandemic, survey finds.
Christmas Epiphanies from the Ruins of Ukraine
As Putin professes a ceasefire over the Orthodox holiday and a famous Kyiv monastery cathedral changes hands, evangelical seminarians relate the toll of ten months of war.
For Norwegians So Loved the Bible, a New Translation Made Many Mad
Revision of John 3:16, John 1:14, Romans 1:1, and other texts prompt controversy in the largely secular Scandinavian country.
Afghan Christians Are Very Online
As Taliban increases restrictions on women and minorities, enterprising ministries offer seminaries and sermons where there are no churches.
How We Read the Bible Now
Fewer people are using more types of media to access Scripture.
In Church Planting, More Money Means More People
But a recent ECFA study can’t quantify intangible signs of growth.
The Relatable Zeal of Puritan Women
They were extremely into religion without being extreme.
5 Theology Books from the Global Church
Chosen by Geethanjali Tupps, CT Global books editor.
Why Are There So Many Angry Theologians?
Theology should produce the fruit of the Spirit, not the works of the flesh.
The Church Was Meant to Enjoy Its Diversity, Not Wish It Away.
America is set to be minority white by 2045. Evangelicals need to stop thinking that’s a bad thing.
God Is the Good Samaritan
And he teaches us to value diversity and individuality.
In Britain, There’s More to the Day After Christmas than Boxing Day Sales
Churches observing St. Stephen’s Day retain the charitable roots of December 26.
Hillsong Founder Awaits Verdict in Cover-Up Case
An Australian court is weighing whether or not Brian Houston had a “reasonable excuse” not to report his father's sexual abuse to the police.
‘Carol of the Bells’ Is More Than a Christmas Favorite. It’s a Ukrainian Cry of Independence.
Composed during World War I, “Shchedryk” folk song has survived the Nazi, communist, and now commercial eras to remind and revive the ties of hearth and home.
Christmas Is a Myth (The Good Kind)
How the fact of the Incarnation fulfills the hopes of every culture.
Will Ukraine’s Threatened Ban on Russia-Linked Churches Violate Religious Freedom?
Evangelical, Orthodox, and academic sources weigh security concerns against the right to associate with historic patriarchate losing popularity and suspected of war collaboration.

Top Story January 31, 2023

Two Congregations Force LGBT Debate on Evangelical Covenant Church
Two Congregations Force LGBT Debate on Evangelical Covenant Church
Can human sexuality be a nonessential issue for a denomination that seeks to “stand in the center”?

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