All posts tagged "Church"

  • Church Post
    Teens Are Calling for Safe Spaces. Here’s Why the Church Needs to Listen.

    New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer. One of the defining characteristics for today’s teens—who have grown up in a constantly connected, socially evolving world—is their desire for “safe spaces,” settings where they can expect inclusivity without fear of judgment. In recent weeks, in the wake...

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    Jerusalem Christians Unite … to Close Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Against centuries of precedent, Holy City authorities pursue $ 186 million in church taxes. In an action not seen in more than a century, the leaders of Jerusalem’s churches closed the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in a show of united protest. The dramatic decision comes in response to...

  • Church Post
    Jerusalem Christians Unite … to Close Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Against centuries of precedent, Holy City authorities pursue $ 186 million in church taxes. In an action not seen in more than a century, the leaders of Jerusalem’s churches closed the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in a show of united protest. The dramatic decision comes in response to...

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    Interview: Matt Chandler Never Wanted a Big Church. How He Ended Up With Six.

    Over the next five years, each Dallas-area location gets a Village of its own. Matt Chandler never wanted a big church. He envisioned himself leading a modest suburban congregation. But as the cliché proved true, God had other plans. Since Chandler became senior pastor of The Village Church in 2002, it has...

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    A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church

    I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms. I have always been a person of gloom. Even as a small child, I suffered bouts of depression salted with anxiety before I even knew what the words meant. From toddlerhood on, insomnia...

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    A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church

    I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms. I have always been a person of gloom. Even as a small child, I suffered bouts of depression salted with anxiety before I even knew what the words meant. From toddlerhood on, insomnia...

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    A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill

    A Texas Baptist pastor on the risk and resilience of America’s smallest congregations. By any measure, Sunday’s mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, breaks records we’d rather not see broken. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott characterized it as the worst mass shooting in the history of our state...

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    A Deeper Debate over Drums in Church

    Native Christians still wrestle with how their culture fits into their churches. More than 20 years ago, Mohawk musician Jonathan Maracle says, God told him to use his drum—an instrument used in traditional religious ceremonies—while playing at a conference for First Nation Christians. The ensuing performance spawned his music ministry, Broken Walls....

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    Evangelicals to Trump: Don’t Deport Our Next Generation of Church Leaders

    Conservative Christians defend Dreamers as President prepares to modify or drop DACA. News and Reporting

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    Flying Solo in a Family-Centered Church

    Gina Dalfonzo shares an insider’s perspective on the frustrations of long-term singleness I recently received four blush bridesmaid dresses in the mail. The first was a floor-length formal with a corset so tight I almost blacked out trying to wriggle my way out of it. One was strapless and too plain. Another...