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For True Conservatism, See Pope Francis and John Boehner, Not Ted Cruz and Ann Coulter

Erica Wanis

Russell Kirk is widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential conservative thinkers. His Ten Principles of Conservatism are an attempt to articulate the sentiments that characterize the conservative spirit. The tenth and final principle reads, "the thinking conservative understands that permanence and change must be recognized and reconciled in a vigorous society."

7 Internal Barriers to Church Growth

Thom Rainer

There is rarely a simple explanation for the decline of a church. It is often a complex mix of cultural, theological, attitudinal, and internal issues. In this article, I address the latter issue.

An Encouraging Word for Those Who Have Strayed

Shane Idleman

It's no secret that our generation has wandered severely off course: schools resemble battle-grounds, the family is in chaos, sexual perversion is an epidemic, and truth is mocked. We should be mourning for our nation and the future of our children. Are we too numb or indifferent to comprehend?

No More Brides and Grooms in Florida

Michael Brown

N. T. Wright is one of the most world's foremost New Testament scholars, a sober-minded man not given to extreme rhetoric. Yet when it came to the question of redefining marriage, Wright did not hold back, explaining how dangerous it is to change the fundamental meaning of words:

Can Pastor Counselors Be Prosecuted for Malpractice?

Anthony Ashton

It is not uncommon for congregants to seek counseling from their ministers. Whether described as marriage counseling, family counseling, or spiritual counseling, many congregants seek advice and guidance from clergy members to deal with problems they and their loved ones are experiencing. In providing these counseling services, clergy members enjoy certain legal protection, in part because of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but the protection in not absolute.

America Isn't a Theocracy — Because of the Work of Christians

Bethany Blankley

The beginning of American law, the concepts of independence and freedom, is rooted in the belief that moral absolutes exist within a universal standard of justice independent from political rulers. The Judeo-Christian faith is not separate from but foundational to just and fair public policies that encourage human flourishing.

9 Reasons Churches Must Connect With Cities

Evangelist Luis Palau speaks on stage on the Great Lawn at Central Park on July 11, 2015, in New York City.

Even if you have no interest in urban settings and ministries, I plead with you to continue to read this post. We are called to get the gospel to all peoples of the world (Matt. 28:18-20), and we will not do that if we shy away from the world's cities. Please read on, and pray about how your church might tackle a city – then encourage others to read this post as well.

The Pope's Water Glass and God's Holy Water

dan delzell opinion page

Are you someone who tends to see the glass half full, or half empty? And if you had the chance to get your hands on a glass of water used by the pope, would you take it? One Democratic congressman from Philadelphia simply couldn't resist.

Bill Nye the Science Guy Doesn't Understand the Science of Conception

Bill Nye recently defended comments he made regarding creationism, in which he urges adults to teach children about evolution.

Back in January, Bill Nye the Science Guy broke many a pro-life millennial's heart when he outed himself as a particularly unscientific pro-abort. Unfortunately, this week he came out with a new video at Big Think imploring, "Can we stop telling women what to do with their bodies"? And once again he's so scandalously wrong on basic human biology that it'll have you doubting everything you ever learned on his show

Sex Trafficking Victims Branded by a New King

Hannah Wegman

Crowned. When you read the word, what descriptions come to mind? For most, it signifies one who is deemed royal, favored, respected, and dignified. But for women who have been the victim of sex trafficking, being "crowned" has a completely different meaning.

Is Pedophilia Next?

Michael Brown

A shocking article posted on the Salon.com website has many people asking, "Now that we have embraced homosexuality, is pedophilia next?"

20 More Really Weird Things Said to Pastors

Thom Rainer

If you get a group of pastors and church staff together, you will inevitably hear some pretty unusual comments they received from church members. So I did an informal Twitter poll to get some of these comments in writing.

Did God Really Say?

Peter W. Teague

We live in a day when voices within and without the Church question and oppose the authority of the Bible. As Solomon truly spoke in Ecclesiastes 1:9, "There is nothing new under the sun." God's Word has been under attack ever since the Fall when Satan said, "Did God really say?" And if God didn't really say, why would we read the Bible, much less believe it? Why would we proclaim it, much less obey it?

A Muslim President?

Richard Land Portrait

Dr. Ben Carson has ignited a big media controversy by proclaiming he would not support a Muslim as President. Dr. Carson has since amplified his comments to explain that he would oppose an Islamist, someone who wanted to impose Sharia law on the United States.

High School Coach Bullied Into Dropping Prayer at Football Games

Rachel Alexander

Political correctness has invaded my alma mater. I was disappointed to receive an email from our hometown pastor last week, informing me that the assistant football coach at my high school alma mater in Washington state was being investigated for praying with his team. My late brother played football on that team. How could the school have strayed so far off?


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Greg Laurie, Samuel Rodriguez Say Oregon Shooting Is 'Persecution of Christians,' Not Just About Guns

Pastor Greg Laurie and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez responded to the shooting rampage targeting Christians at Umpqua Community College, which killed 10 and wounded seven others in Oregon on Thursday, saying it's "persecution of Christians in America" and not just about guns or mental illness.

'We're Shocked' Obama Providing 'Free Passes,' Military Assistance to Nations Using Child Soldiers, World Vision Says

The U.S. government will continue to provide military assistance to four African nations that were recently found to be actively recruiting child soldiers in their national militaries, and child protection experts have condemned the decision.


Christian minister Paula White and Republican presidential contender Donald Trump.

Prosperity Gospel Preacher Paula White Prays for Donald Trump: 'Any Tongue that Rises Against Him Will be Condemned'

Florida megachurch pastor and prosperity preacher Paula White prayed for Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, saying that "any tongue that rises against him will be condemned according to the word of God," and for "a greater encounter" with God.

Pope Backtracks on Support for Kim Davis? Vatican Responds

Pope Francis

The Vatican has clarified that despite the much-publicized private meeting between Pope Francis and Kentucky clerk Kim Davis last week in Washington, D.C., the meeting should not be equated to the pontiff giving his support for Davis' position on refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Pope Francis Secretly Met With Gay Marriage Dissenter Kim Davis

Kim Davis

Mat Staver, attorney and founder of the Liberty Counsel, has claimed in an interview that Pope Francis met with and prayed with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis during his visit to Washington, D.C. last week. The Vatican has refused to confirm or deny that the meeting between the pontiff and the clerk took place.

Christian minister D.A. Horton

How Christians Can Leverage #BlackLivesMatter and Have a Seat at the Table

A Christian apologist with Mexican and Native American roots, who was raised in predominantly black neighborhoods, has advice for believers who take issue with the phrase "black lives matter" — three words representative of a years-long movement drawing attention to biased policing and systemic issues affecting African-Americans.

Evangelical Rep. of 1.5 Million Christians Reflects on Worshipping With the Pope, Comments on Protestant Problem With Papacy

Pope Francis, second left, reads a passage during a multi-religious service at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 25, 2015, in New York City.

The Rev. A. R. Bernard, pastor of New York City's largest church and president of the Churches of the City of New York that represents 1.5 million Christians, called the multi-religious worship experience with Pope Francis at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum an "amazing experience." He also addressed concerns some Christians might have about "the concept of the papacy."

John Piper Says Hollywood Makes Sex Sinful, but It Isn't

John Piper

The portrayal of sex by Hollywood might lead many to believe that sex is sinful and that it undermines the beauty of Christ's holiness, but Christians should not think this way, says theologian John Piper in his latest blog post, which states that sex in marriage belongs to Believers.

Linda Powell, Andrew Garman, Larry Powell, Philip Kerr, and the ensemble choir of The Christians by playwright Lucas Hnath
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

Megachurch Unravels After Pastor Declares Major Doctrinal Shift in Lucas Hnath's 'The Christians'

A pastor chooses to declare to his congregation during a Sunday service, and just as the megachurch is finally debt-free, Earth-shattering news that threatens to level their decade-old ministry and rend their relationships — so goes the synopsis of Lucas Hnath's "The Christians," enjoying its debut in New York City.

Nepalese Christians
(Photo: Reuters/Shruti Shrestha)

Hindu Extremists Order All Christian Missionaries to Leave Nepal as Tensions Rise

A group of Hindu extremists have reportedly warned all foreign Christian missionaries to leave Nepal, following a series of church attacks in recent weeks. Christians are being blamed for "corrupting the country," while a new Constitution bans people from converting others to their faith.

David Gregory
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George W. Bush, Joel Osteen, Russell Moore Help Former 'Meet the Press' Host David Gregory Reconnect With His Jewish Faith

David Gregory, a renowned journalist and former host of the Sunday morning political news program "Meet the Press," was inspired to reconnect with his Jewish faith by former President George W. Bush, and he details that experience in his new book, "How's Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey."