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Hundreds Accuse Independent Baptist Pastors of Abuse
Investigation by Fort Worth Star-Telegram finds 400 allegations against 168 leaders spanning almost 200 churches and institutions.
the stories are tragically similar: A music minister molested of the cases discussed in the recent news report. Version (KJV); homeschooling; abstaining from pop culture as entertainment
The 6 Songs Billy Graham Picked for His Funeral
(UPDATED) The evangelist planned his own ceremony. Experts analyze the music he chose.
have never been shy about borrowing from pop culture for the sake of the gospel; Graham's choice of “Above All” is quintessential evangelicalism, combining a modern music style with
The Christian Bookstore Chain Is Dead. What Comes Next?
How publishers are working to reach their audiences after LifeWay and Family Christian store closures.
Music by Sweeps. be picking all that type of stuff, rather than working with the mom and pop stores Well suddenly, the news came out last week: no, they're shutting down this year, and it
Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
that play hasn't traditionally been part of his church culture, but that somehow point to the astonishing, gratuitous, even hilarious nature of the good news.”. Sometimes the music is happy
Q&A: Jackie Hill Perry on ‘Bending Myself to Jesus’
A rap artist reflects on her latest album and what it means to walk away from the “vultures of culture.”
being raised in black culture. How else can we see that upbringing reflected in your album? In some believers, I've seen a departure and a fear when it comes to loving gospel music.
How a Confederate Memorial Became a Multiracial Worship Site
A two-year partnership of hundreds of Atlanta pastors brought the church together at an unlikely destination. Could more cities follow their lead?
A two-year partnership of hundreds of Atlanta pastors brought the church together at an unlikely destination. Could more cities follow their lead?
How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
Through the 1980s and early 1990s, Sandi Patty's music was a staple on Christian radio stations. Being on the road [for music tours] is real, but it is not the real world.
Lamenting Las Vegas: How Country Music Marks an American Tragedy
After a mass shooting, we can find solace in an art form steeped in Scripture.
steeped in Scripture and built on the Christian faith of generations, country music gives us also the editor of BreakPoint.org and Dickensblog and a columnist at Christ and Pop Culture.
Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice.
Do modern amenities make it tough for us to embody God’s love?
Alexa re-orders our toilet paper and turns on the music. From the comfort of my office cubicle, I control my sous vide, ensuring a precisely cooked roast upon my return home.
Prison Was My First Pulpit
Linda Barkman was incarcerated after the man she lived with murdered her toddler. But she turned hardship into ministry.
was an amazing African American Baptist chaplain who had this habit of bursting into song and expecting me to figure out what key he was singing in, so that I could play music for him
How to Do Kids’ Discipleship in the Woods
Creation care does more than conservation. It cultivates faith formation, says A Rocha.
and summer kids camps, “Wild Wonder” stands out as an un-flashy alternative, incorporating quiet activities like bird watching and nature observation alongside music and games.
Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
It's so fundamental to being human that we can't help but create— in the way we play as children, in music, painting, drama, and other creative arts, and also in our daily work as adults.
Fixing Our Privacy SettingsSubscriber Access Only
Why Christians should worry less about protecting their information and think more about giving it away.
Yet once the lights are on and our music is playing (“Alexa, play '90s pop!”), I sometimes wonder. Pregnancy news got passed around the family in a way a couple wouldn't have
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
There is good news, however. into critical discipleship moments for your team—opportunities to build a healthy culture. over time because of all the joking around the music director had
God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?
A round-the-world research trip is teaching me the power of God's provision.
The mainstays of my passions for music, cooking, and sewing: packed up. My beloved church and house communities: distanced to electronic updates.
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
car became my chapel. Rather than listening to the news or podcasts, I often drove in silence or sang along to worship music. Those solitary spaces of
Confessions of a Media-Protective ParentSubscriber Access Only
What I’ve learned from trying to keep my kids safe—but not too safe.
land somewhere between the extremes—of passive, uncritical consumption, or blocking all pop culture with ironclad filters—our kids would learn to think critically with music and media.
How to Witness to a Distracted World
Effective Christian evangelism and discipleship requires us to be disruptive.
missing Something Important on social media, breaking news, Instagram, app notifications, Netflix, podcasts, music, a smartwatch and the editor in chief of Christ and Pop Culture.
Q+A: Darlene Zschech, the ‘Mama Bear’ of Worship MusicSubscriber Access Only
The former Hillsong leader talks about the industry 20 years after ‘Shout to the Lord’
Opinion | Pop Culture. Q A: Darlene Zschech, the 'Mama Bear' of Worship Music. The former Hillsong leader talks about the industry 20 years after 'Shout
Bleep Off: The Fight to Save Family-Friendly Movie Filtering
Hollywood studios sue VidAngel’s attempt to let viewers be ‘in the world but not of it.’
come to VidAngel's defense in comment sections to news stories covering their cultural relevancy in a country where pop culture is part walk out of a movie, change your music, or turn
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Sri Lankan Sunday School Was ‘Willing to Die for Christ’ on Easter. Half Did.
Sri Lankan Sunday School Was ‘Willing to Die for Christ’ on Easter. Half Did.
Amid funerals and fears after ISIS-linked attacks, Christian leaders across the island explain how they are guiding the faithful on mourning and Muslims.
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