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  • Pastors identify 8 ‘idols’ negatively influencing church members
    on August 14, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    Idol worship is not only in the form of carved images; modern-day idols can be benign-looking desires. And U.S. Protestant pastors have identified at least eight such idols that are negatively influencing church members, according to a new study by Lifeway Research. #IdolWorship #TenCommandments #Money #Comfort #Sex #Lifeway #Survey

  • ‘You’re next’: JK Rowling receives death threat after showing support for Salman Rushdie
    on August 14, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    British author and philanthropist J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter series, received a death threat allegedly from an Iran-backing extremist after she expressed support for author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed in New York Friday before giving a lecture. #JKRowling #DeathThreat #SalmanRushdie #IranFatwa

  • Postcard from the church dedicated to George Washington
    on August 14, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Conceived by the Rev. Herbert Burk, an Episcopalian, Washington Memorial Chapel was built between 1903 and 1917 for the quasquicentennial of Washington’s winter in Valley Forge. #Pennsylvania #WashingtonMemorialChapel #AmericanRevolution #GeorgeWashington #Travel

  • Most Evangelicals don't identify as Charismatic or Pentacostal, but 25% say they've spoken in tongues: survey
    on August 14, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    About a quarter of American Evangelicals say they've spoken in tongues at some point in their life, even though a majority don't identify as either Pentacostal or Charismatic Christians, according to a new study. #Evangelical #Christian #Tongues #Gifts #Pentecostal

  • This week in Christian history: Constantinople siege ends, Pius II becomes pope
    on August 14, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Events that happened this week in Christian history include the arrival of an influential reverend to colonial America, a Muslim siege of Constantinople being lifted, and Pius II becoming pope. #History #PopePiusII #Constantinople #siege #Mather #Massachusetts

  • Exiting United Methodism now
    on August 14, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Americans care less and less about denominations. Old multigenerational loyalties to denominations are largely over. Church goers now expect churches to earn their loyalty. Exiting dying United Methodism will empower congregations to meet this expectation. #UnitedMethodistChurch #bureaucracy #Gospel #denominations

  • Bill Russell, Jackie Robinson and civil rights
    on August 14, 2022 at 11:57 am

    As we celebrate the lives of Bill Russell and Jackie Robinson, whose museum opened last week in New York City, let us remember not only their impressive athletic accomplishments but also their major contributions to the civil rights movement. #BillRussell #JackieRobinson #civilrights #racism

  • The big picture perspective of a biblical worldview
    on August 14, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Older generation Christians tend to be great hearers of the Word, but far too often it doesn’t translate into action, as the biblical author James contends. Younger generations are all about taking action for social justice — the doing — but they aren’t engaging with the Word at all. #Ukraine #missions #Bible #EasternEuropeanMission

  • Increasing inflation to fight inflation?
    on August 14, 2022 at 11:35 am

    I remember hearing President Ronald Reagan say in 1984 that the Congress was spending money like drunken sailors. Then he added that he must apologize to the Navy men because at least the sailors were spending their own money. How much worse in 2022. #Inflation #Biden #InflationReductionAct #IRS #debt

  • Male friendship in Christ should be uncomfortable. Here's why
    on August 14, 2022 at 11:23 am

    If there is never an uncomfortable moment for you in a dangerous good community of men, then you are not with God’s rapscallions up to no bad. There must be tension inside of you in order for an advance of Christlikeness to take place in you. #Friendship #community #Christlikeness #sacrifice