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Dr. Michael Brown: Another Hyper-Grace Pastor and Christian Leader Bites the Dust By Leading Astray on Same-Sex Marriage

I was sad to see the announcement but not surprised, as yet another hyper-grace teacher took a giant step towards apostasy. I'm not naming names here, but I'm speaking about a man who had been a pastor and respected Christian leader, but who is now claiming that Jesus would bless

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Michael Brown Answers ‘Should We Continue To Use Eugene Peterson’s ‘The Message’ Bible?’

In the aftermath of Eugene Peterson's controversial remarks about homosexuality, followed by his retraction, many have asked me if they should still use The Message. (more…)

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Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile Answers, ‘Is It Justifiable For Christian Artists To Use Swear Words In Their Music?’

There is much talk about how to contextualize the gospel to a particular culture. Missionaries do this all the time as they study the language of a people group and then seek to communicate the gospel story in that language. But are there times when we take it too far?

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Eugene Peterson, Best Known for “The Message” Bible, Draws Criticism After Reportedly Endorsing Homosexual Marriage and Saying Homosexuality Is Not a Sin

Bestselling Christian author Eugene Peterson, known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, reportedly said in an interview with Religion News Service he does not believe homosexuality is sinful and that he would perform a same-sex wedding if asked. (more…)

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Latest State of the Bible Survey Finds African-Americans Are Most Engaged with God’s Word

The results of the latest State of the Bible survey by American Bible Society showed African-Americans are more engaged with the Bible than any other group, overwhelmingly citing positive beliefs and hope found in the Scriptures. Among African-Americans, 71 percent are considered Bible engaged1 or Bible friendly2 (compared to just 58 percent of all

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9Marks Panels Discuss Church, Southern Baptist Convention

Pastors and entity leaders discussed church unity in a divisive age and the statistical decline of the denomination during two 9Marks conversations held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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Theon Hill of ‘Christianity Today’ Interviews Melvin Banks

His name may not be familiar to those outside Christian publishing, but few have impacted the church as much as Melvin E. Banks Sr., the founder and chairman of Urban Ministries Inc. (UMI). On May 2 in Colorado Springs at its annual Leadership Summit, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)

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First Ever ‘Africa Study Bible’ Launches in Johannesburg

Theologians from across the continent gathered in Sandton, Johannesburg‚ on Sunday to celebrate the launch of the first Africa Study Bible in Sandton. (more…)

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Some Women at Southern Baptist Conference in Australia Walk Out After Speakers Say Women Shouldn’t Have Short Hair and Should Submit to Men at Work

A short-haired woman leaving the Equip 2017 conference in Sydney on Saturday was overheard to remark: “I wonder if I should grow my hair. But it doesn’t suit me and never has!” (more…)

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In Recent Radio Interview, Michael Vick Says his Fall From Grace Due To Dog-fighting Showed him ‘God Was Real’

Former NFL star Michael Vick, whose promising career was halted when he spent over a year-and-a-half in federal prison for his involvement in a dogfighting ring, said during a radio interview last week that his fall from grace really showed that "God was real." (more…)

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Megachurch Pastor Joel Hunter Receives Criticism for Hosting Seminar on ‘LGBTQ Inclusion and Understanding In the Church’, But Says His Stance Against Homosexuality Has Not Changed

Despite criticism that an Orlando-based megachurch fell into the "trap" of LGBT affirmation, Senior Pastor Joel Hunter says this is simply not the case. (more…)

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Palace of Biblical King Sennacherib Discovered Beneath Tomb of the Prophet Jonah in Mosul

Archaeologists in Mosul have made a stunning find beneath the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah that was destroyed by Islamic State militants in 2014: the long-hidden palace of ancient Assyrian King Sennacherib. (more…)

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Dr. Michael Brown: Is the Bible Hopeless as a Moral Guide?

It's one thing when a humanist attacks the Bible. That's expected. It's another thing when a humanist attacks a Christian denomination for using the Bible as a moral guide. But that's exactly what humanist author Clay Farris Naff did on the Huffington Post on April 29th. (more…)

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The Rev. Louis A. Butcher Jr.’s Long and Joyful Walk as a Pastor

There is a Scripture in the Old Testament wherein the prophet Jeremiah, feeling betrayed by God, says that he will “not make mention” of God “nor speak anymore” God’s name. (more…)

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