The Texas legislature has approved a bill that would allow religious adoption agencies to refuse to provide services to individuals based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”
At least 28 Coptic Christians and dozens more were injured when multiple gunmen attacked them on their way to a monastery on Friday. According to reports, eight to 10 gunmen stopped the bus in which the Coptic Christians were traveling, and forced the passengers to recite the ‘shahada,’ a declaration of the Islamic faith.
Help us to obey Your words and work together with others within our community. Allow us to give our wealth, time, hands, and feet for Your work. We trust that we will be used for Your work.
A team of Korean American leaders in ministry are aiming to “reclaim” and share the story of a Korean American pastor who they believe modeled the faith through his life and death.
Jesus wants us to be a faithful and wise worker. God entrusts each of us with a precious task. God is glorified through what He has entrusted to us. Jesus said, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” (Jn 17:4). Workers work.
About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week. Today, a church member is considered active in the church if he or she attends three times a month. Something is wrong with this picture. For 2,000 years, the local church, as messy as it is, has been God’s place for believers to gather, worship, minister, and be accountable to one another.
Thank You for allowing us to realize that it is to live for You and for the world when we purify and commit ourselves to You. We long to have our lives set apart and surrender ourselves to You.
At a ceremony which took place at a church on Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that prohibits the government from compelling clergy to testify regarding their sermons, or to produce copies of their sermons for a civil or administrative proceeding.
Ten congregants of Advent Lutheran Church in LaGrange, GA, will be going on a 10-day mission trip to South Korea with their senior pastor, Rev. Min Chan Park, in September.
Korean American Pastors Encouraged to Persevere in Ministry at National Korean American Pastors' Conference
“God has called you to his kingdom work. May you be encouraged. Stay the course. Don’t give up. Be tenacious.” Such were the words of encouragement given by Eugene Cho, lead pastor of Quest Church in Seattle, to a group of more than 50 Korean American pastors gathered at the National Korean American Pastors’ Conference (NKAPC), which took place from May 15 to 18 at New Life Fellowship in Bothell, WA.
Thank You for giving all that we need in our lives. You not only protect us from disaster, disease, and wars but also provide strength, wisdom, wealth, descendants, and health. Help us to spread the good news about You to the world.
Four same-sex female couples have filed a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee, arguing that a law recently passed in the state will hinder their rights as parents.
Though most Americans express concern that morality is on the decline in the country, most also don’t believe that laws are an effective way to help preserve morality, according to a LifeWay Research study published earlier this month.
An encounter with someone is a mystery. Also an encounter is an event of grace. Our lives are enriched through encounters. A new encounter opens up a new world.
What are some of the major changes that have taken place in congregations that are doing relatively well? What are some of the ways these congregations have adapted to new realities? Here is a hint: None of the changes in healthy churches have compromised doctrine, diminished the centrality of preaching, or abandoned sharing the gospel.