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Pastor and Author Efrem Smith: “We Cannot Surrender the Outposts of God’s Kingdom To the Ways of Our Nation. Christians Are Here To Transform.”

Over the past several years, cultural divisions of race, class, politics and faith have become starker than any time in recent memory. While it would be easy to only think of American politics here, it is a worldwide phenomenon, one that requires a quiet, global response of love and reconciliation

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“The Message” Bible Creator Eugene Peterson Pens Statement In ‘The Washington Post’ Retracting his Support for Same-Sex Marriage After he Was ‘Put on the Spot’

Eugene Peterson has reversed his new stance affirming gay marriage, saying he was "put on the spot" and that he really does believe in traditional marriage. (more…)

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Denny Burk Responds to Jonathan Merritt’s Criticism of Jen Hatmaker’s ‘Cowardly Critics’: It Is Not ‘Character Assassination’ for the Church to Be the Church

Columnist Jonathan Merritt is excoriating Christians who have distanced themselves from Jen Hatmaker, the evangelical author and TV personality. (more…)

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Japanese Americans Recall Pain of World War Two Internment Camps 75 Years Later

Joyce Nakamura Okazaki was 7 years old in 1942 when her family left their Los Angeles home and reported to a World War Two internment camp for Japanese Americans in California's remote desert. (more…)

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Will the Church Die on the Streets of Sodom? Dwight McKissic Sr. on Four Distinct Last Days’ Church Positions on Sodomy (Homosexuality)

“…the great city which spiritually is called Sodom…” (Revelation 11:8 NKJV) By William Dwight McKissic, Sr. (more…)

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Have the Diversity Police Finally Gone Too Far In Attacking Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper”?

For years I have said that gay activists and their allies would overplay their hand and that their bullying would backfire. It is happening today in front of our eyes as a Christian couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, who recently graced the cover of People magazine, is now being attacked simply

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Benham Brothers Say Trump Is Not America’s Savior, Only Church Rising Up Can Make America Great Again

Conservative Christian brothers Jason and David Benham have responded to Donald Trump's victory in the presidential race by saying that the president-elect is not the country's leader or savior, and that only the Church rising up can make America truly great again. (more…)

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The National Black Church Initiative Issues a Final Warning to the Christian Church Regarding Homosexuality, Transgender and Gender Identity Issues

God will not allow this to go any further Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, issues a final warning to the Christian Church regarding homosexuality, transgender and gender identity. The warning comes from

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Reverend Anthony Evans of the National Black Church Initiative Welcomes Home Rev. Walter Fauntroy, Missing Civil Rights Icon Arrested Over Obama Inauguration Check That Bounced

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, welcomes Rev. Fauntroy back to the shores of America. Our brother in Christ has returned home like the prodigal son returned back to his father. We love Walter Fauntroy

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Muslim Farmers and Businessmen Help Rebuild Church for Christian Brothers in Pakistan

Muslims and Christians in small Punjabi towns in Pakistan have come together and worked hand-in-hand to rebuild a Christian church. In a nation where there is a profuse level of religion-based violence, members of the villages of Gojra and Faisalabad have called for an overriding message of peace and love.

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National Black Church Initiative Declares Good Friday a National Religious Holy Day for All Christians and Urge No Work or Activities Be Performed

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African is urging all Christians to stay home on Good Friday and not to report for work.  The Christian church has declared Good Friday as a national religious holy day and

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Seven Biblical Qualities That Can Nurture Hope In Today’s Church

A few years ago, the late communitarian Robert Bellah and his colleagues identified how radical individualism has taken a toll on our communal well-being. In Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, they wrote about the religion of “Sheilaism.” They were referring to a woman by that

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