It’s Time to #PrayForHobbyLobby

Hobby Lobby

On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the cases of Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood specialties versus the United States government’s mandate that employers provide insurance for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. This is a significant moment in the history of religious rights in America. To quote from Dr. […]


5 Reasons Millennials Aren’t Leaving the Church

Young and Free

We’ve all heard the statistics about millennials leaving the church. We know that many millennials have left after high school or college, and we don’t know if they’ll return. We know they tend to view the Church as judgmental, too political, too fixated on sex, and generally out of touch with modern science and culture. […]


Why Christians Should Go See the Movie, “Noah”

Noah

You’ve probably heard the controversy about the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie “Noah.” In the last few weeks, I’ve seen numerous blogs, social media posts, and commentaries on the movie – usually criticizing it and detailing how far it strays from an accurate Biblical portrayal.  But I’m one of only a handful of people who’ve actually seen the […]


Churches In Ukraine Share Scripture and Prayer as Violence Escalates

Ukraine Violence

KIEV, Ukraine (BP) — Scripture portions helped provide a flicker of faith as violence escalated in Ukraine on Feb. 18. At least 25 were killed and hundreds injured as government forces acted to forcibly remove protesters from Kiev’s Independence Square. The dead include civilians and police officers. The Interior Ministry demanded that protesters leave the […]


4 Lessons to Learn from One Prodigal Son

Mikhail Kalashnikov

In 1941, a difficult 70 year long prodigal son story began to unfold in a hospital bed in wartime Soviet Union.  Nursing a shoulder wound from the Battle of Bryansk, Mikhail Kalashnikov, would set out to create weapons that would help defend his homeland from German invasion. Over time, these weapons, the most well known […]


False Facts: Why We Love Bad Stats

Stats

By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One of the dangers of being a reporter who goes to church is that you know when the preacher is wrong. Not wrong in theology. Wrong in facts. Like this one, which came halfway through a recent sermon on marriage. Things are scary out there, the preacher told us. And […]


Video: When the American Dream Disappoints

Derwin Gray Preachin

The American Dream, it’s something we’ve all heard about. For some, it’s something that we feel we’re all entitled to. But what happens when you wake up from the American Dream and you’re sorely disappointed? Watch as Pastor Derwin Gray explains!


Rick Warren’s Greater Fear: God’s Disapproval

Rick and Piers

Pastor Rick Warren spoke a line to CNN’s Piers Morgan that has resonated with people who, like him, have tried repeatedly to explain why they won’t change their stance to support same-sex marriage. “I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society,” Warren, of Saddleback Church in […]


Dear Millennial Christian, Discover Your Calling

Teenagers

Dear Millennial Christian, Hi, my name is Derwin. I’m the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church. I want to share a couple of thoughts with you pertaining to discovering “your calling”? WHAT IS A “CALLING” FROM GOD? A calling from God is an invitation from God Himself, inviting you to partner with Him in redeeming […]


What Makes Christianity Unique?

He Has Risen

There are so many beliefs and religions out there it’s not even funny. It’s probably extremely confusing to read about so many different beliefs, talk to others about what religion they believe in, or even live within a family that has certain traditions or practices that you’re not even sure where they came from. So […]


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