Bob Smietana’s Book Review of ‘Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities...

In the spring of 2008, my wife and I loaded up a truck and moved to Tennessee, where I’d taken a job as the...

City Officials Say Constitution Allows 77-YO Cross Monument in Pensacola Public Park

A 77-year-old cross in a Pensacola, Fla., public park was defended May 16 when city officials appealed a court ruling that the monument be...

Johnnie Moore Says Evangelical Leaders Criticize Trump Behind Closed Doors

One of President Donald Trump's informal evangelical advisers has assured that the group of evangelical leaders who advise the administration do in fact criticize...

Sad Day for the Church: Paige Patterson to Step Down as President of Southwestern...

Former Southern Baptist Convention President Paige Patterson has agreed to resign from his position as head of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid various controversies, including...

Jonathan Edwards Taught More Than Just an Angry God

Popular caricatures of Jonathan Edwards’s theology focus almost solely on divine wrath, usually in reference to his infamously titled sermon, “Sinners in the Hands...

Alabama Pastor Resigns From Board of SBC Ministry Connect 316 After ‘Gang Rape’ Joke

The Southern Baptist pastor who joked about fellow Southern Baptists raping a donkey has resigned from his leadership role with Connect 316. Rick Patrick, pastor...

Pastor Jentezen Franklin & Los Angeles Dream Center Open Women Veterans Home

Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel, and the Los Angeles Dream Center commemorated Memorial Day with the opening of a Women Veterans Home...

Troubled Christian Man Slays Wife, In-Laws After Talking With Pastor on Memorial Day

A troubled Christian Tennessee father who was hospitalized after a suicide threat on Friday, fatally shot his wife, in-laws and then himself during a...

‘Koinonia,’ Greek Word Meaning Christian Fellowship, is the Winning Word at Scripps National Spelling...

The winning word for the Scripps national spelling bee was a Greek work used for spiritual community, usually associated with Christian fellowship, and appears...

Are We Teaching Too Many Bible Stories? By Christina Embree

What’s your story? If I were to ask you that, what comes to mind? For many of us, we begin to construct a short biography...

Brandon Barrett: Don’t Let Your Children’s Sermon Go the Way of the Flannelgraph

I didn’t grow up with children’s sermons, and for my first five years of ministry, I never gave them much thought. In fact I’m...

Georgia Baptist Convention Hosts Event to Help Fight Sex Trafficking

It's Thursday evening, and a group boards a bus at the Georgia Baptist Convention building for several strip clubs, a few hotels and an...

2019 Vacation Bible School Theme Takes Kids ‘In the Wild’

Next summer, kids will seek animals in rainforests, grasslands, frozen tundra and even the Rocky Mountains with "In the Wild," the 2019 Vacation Bible...

Chuck Lawless: 7 Ways to Tell if Your Church Is Friendly

Pam and I visit a lot of churches. Many are friendly, but some are not. I’ll never forget, for example, the person who said...

Women Are the Talk of 2018’s Southern Baptist Annual Meeting

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has a lot to talk about at its two-day annual meeting kicking off today in Dallas. This year, amid...

Highpoint Church, Where Andy Savage Resigned Over Sexual Assault Scandal, Downsizing to 2 Campuses

Highpoint Church, where controversial teaching pastor Andy Savage resigned from in March after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman 20 years ago, will be closing...

Dan Delzell: God Can Give You the ‘Want To’

Christianity isn't about God getting you to do things you don't want to do. It is about God changing what it is you want....

Thom Rainer: Five Developments on the Horizon for the Church

I have a pretty good track record of seeing the future of churches in America. I hope I am not making such a statement...

SBC Releases Resource Titled ‘Undivided: Your Church and Racial Reconciliation’

A breakout session on racial reconciliation during the SBC annual meeting accompanied the release of a new resource to help pastors and churches bridge...

Michael Brown: Do Moral Values Change With the Times?

One of the most common objections I hear to biblical morality is short, succinct, and to the point: "It's 2018!" In other words, "How...