All posts tagged "News"

  • Church Post
    Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches

    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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    Think Fake News Is Scary? Try False Teaching

    We learn to spot a lie by studying the truth. The headline hit my Facebook feed at the peak of lake season: “Freshwater Shark Caught in Lake Lewisville.” Purportedly, a shocked fisherman landed a shark in the lake adjacent to my town. By the time the local news debunked the story, it...

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    Think Fake News Is Scary? Try False Teaching

    We learn to spot a lie by studying the truth. The headline hit my Facebook feed at the peak of lake season: “Freshwater Shark Caught in Lake Lewisville.” Purportedly, a shocked fisherman landed a shark in the lake adjacent to my town. By the time the local news debunked the story, it...

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    When God’s Mercy Sounds Like Bad News

    The patience of the Lord can be a heavy burden. Moses was well-acquainted with the patience of God. He pled for Israel when they betrayed the Lord with the Golden Calf. For years he dealt with the Israelites in the desert, their complaining and recalcitrance. They “vexed the Holy One of Israel”...

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    News: A Tale of Two Calvary Chapels: Behind the Movement’s Split

    Chuck Smith’s successor says he is expanding founder’s vision. Other leaders say he’s diluting it. What would Chuck Smith do? Three years after the Calvary Chapel founder’s death, church leaders continue to look to his legacy to defend competing views of the movement’s future. Smith’s son-in-law and successor at California flagship Calvary...

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    News: The Title IX Lives of Christian Colleges

    Why CCCU schools are split on claiming one of their legal rights. Editor’s note: On February 22, 2017, the Trump administration revoked the Obama administration’s guidance that Title IX required public schools to accommodate transgender students in restrooms and lockerrooms. What was intended as a “list of shame” for Christian colleges may...

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    News: The Title IX Lives of Christian Colleges

    Why CCCU schools are split on claiming one of their legal rights. What was intended as a “list of shame” for Christian colleges may instead become a badge of honor. The US Department of Education (DOE) now publicly lists which schools have religious exemptions from portions of Title IX, the civil rights...

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    News: Who Awaits the Messiah Most? Muslims

    Islam and Christianity share Second Coming hopes. Can this be a bridge? Jesus did not show up to defend ISIS—and the first to celebrate was a Muslim. “The myth of their great battle in Dabiq is finished,” Ahmed Osman, a Free Syrian Army officer, told Reuters in October after coalition forces...

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    News: Churches Challenge Nigeria Forcing Pastors to Retire

    New law requiring resignation after age 70 or 20 years in pulpit would affect 90 percent of evangelical pastors. The surprise resignation of Nigeria’s highest-profile pastor has exacerbated a debate among West African Christians on the merits—and limits—of pastor tenure. Last weekend, Enoch Adeboye resigned his role as general overseer of the...

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    News: Churches Challenge Nigeria Forcing Pastors to Retire

    New law requiring resignation after age 70 or 20 years in pulpit would affect 90 percent of evangelical pastors. The surprise resignation of Nigeria’s highest-profile pastor has exacerbated a debate among West African Christians on the merits—and limits—of pastor tenure. Last weekend, Enoch Adeboye resigned his role as general overseer of the...