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Sovereign Grace Calls Outside Investigation ‘Impossible’
The church network pushed back against renewed scrutiny around SGC and former president C. J. Mahaney’s response to abuse claims.
Gleanings. Sovereign Grace Calls Outside Investigation 'Impossible'. The church network pushed back against renewed scrutiny around SGC and former
Bolivia Finally Gives Evangelicals the Same Rights as Catholics
With new law, president Evo Morales comes through on his promise of greater religious freedom.
With new law, president Evo Morales comes through on his promise of greater religious freedom.
ECFA Revokes Harvest Bible Chapel’s Membership
(UPDATED) Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch was in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Gleanings. ECFA Revokes Harvest Bible Chapel's Membership. (UPDATED) Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch was in “serious violation
Arab Spring Again? Christians in Sudan and Algeria Cheer Regime Changes
Historic confessions escape an Islamist, while Muslim converts pray for reform.
Historic confessions escape an Islamist, while Muslim converts pray for reform.
The Gospel of AI: Evangelicals Want Tech to Remain Good News
In a “pioneering” new statement, leaders emphasize humanity’s moral authority over emergent technology like artificial intelligence.
Gleanings. The Gospel of AI: Evangelicals Want Tech to Remain Good News. In a “pioneering” new statement, leaders emphasize humanity's moral authority
Judeo-Christian Politics … in Israel?
In historic election granting Netanyahu a record fifth term, the Bible Bloc Party’s vision is struck down but not destroyed.
In historic election granting Netanyahu a record fifth term, the Bible Bloc Party's vision is struck down but not destroyed.
Will Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ on Israel-Palestine Please Evangelicals?
CT asked 11 leaders in US and Middle East to assess the red lines of a peace plan, expected soon after Netanyahu’s coalition wins election.
different. “If the Israelis and the Palestinians want one state, that's OK with me,” he said at a September news conference in New York, reported Reuters.
Hong Kong Pastor Facing Prison Preaches the Sermon of His Life
The Baptist leader, convicted for his role in the Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement protests, takes the stand with a biblical defense for human rights and civil disobedience.
The Baptist leader, convicted for his role in the Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement protests, takes the stand with a biblical defense for human rights and civil disobedience.
Half of Pastors Worry Speaking Out on Social Issues Will Offend People
Protestant clergy feel the pressure around addressing LGBT identity and same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’ll change their message.
Protestant clergy feel the pressure around addressing LGBT identity and same-sex marriage, but that doesn't mean they'll change their message.
Pastor Parking Paves the Way for Controversial Church Taxes
Some congregations will file taxes for the first time to comply with a new 21 percent tax on employee parking.
Gleanings. “We now find ourselves weeks away from the tax deadline while many elected officials seem to hope this issue will get lost in the circus of the daily news cycle.”.
Died: Robert Finley, Reformer of Foreign Missions
After preaching at Billy Graham rallies and revivals in Asia, the Christian Aid Mission founder introduced new emphasis on supporting indigenous missionaries.
After preaching at Billy Graham rallies and revivals in Asia, the Christian Aid Mission founder introduced new emphasis on supporting indigenous missionaries.
Iraqi Christians in the US Face Deportation Again
Some Chaldean detainees lost their chance to fight to stay. But it’s still unclear if their home country will let them back.
Most have done so, ACLU attorneys told the Detroit News, but the smaller number that remain in detention or have not filed for hearings face deportation as early as April 9.
Francis Chan Explains Why He’ll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn
“There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”
Gleanings. Francis Chan Explains Why He'll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn. “There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”.
China Shuts Down Another Big Beijing Church
Shouwang Church, which famously kept meeting outdoors after losing its pastor and worship space, is the fourth major unregistered congregation to be forcibly closed in recent months.
China Shuts Down Another Big Beijing Church. International.
Grand Canyon University’s Online Seminary Gains Accreditation
After shedding its for-profit status, GCU becomes a bigger competitor for traditional Christian colleges.
Gleanings. Grand Canyon University's Online Seminary Gains Accreditation. After shedding its for-profit status, GCU becomes a bigger competitor for traditional Christian colleges.
Gleanings: April 2019Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
Gleanings: April 2019. Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue). CT Staff| March 15, 2019. Image: RaStudio / Getty.
Azusa Pacific Drops Ban on Same-Sex Student Relationships, Again
Revised code of conduct shifts in favor of “uniform standards of behavior for all students.”
Gleanings.
LifeWay to Close All 170 Christian Stores
The nation’s biggest Christian retail chain ends its brick-and-mortar operations.
Gleanings. purchase Christian books, Bibles, and resources,” said Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) president and CEO Stan Jantz in response to LifeWay's news.
Templeton Prize Winner: Marcelo Gleiser, Physicist Who Beholds the Universe’s Mysteries
The agnostic is credited with bringing believers and religious questions into the scientific realm.
The agnostic is credited with bringing believers and religious questions into the scientific realm.
How Should Christians Respond to Christchurch Mosque Massacre?
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
Top Story April 19, 2019
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
According to the gospel of John, the cross casts us into community.
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