The gospel is about changing the human heart, healing brokenness and spiritual life. Barnabas is a “son of encouragement.” a person who sees through God's eyes beyond the challenges.
James succinctly states it: “Faith without works is dead.” Therefore. we should expect evangelical Christians to show their faith to those around them as a means of evangelism. So, just how much altruism is practiced by Americans?
(RNS) — The suicide rate is on the rise, contributing to a drop in life expectancy. In the midst of the shock and pain that often attends such unexpected deaths, it's crucial that clergy and congregants reach out to those left behind, offering a message of
(RNS) — When 61% of Americans have seen at least one "Harry Potter" film and just 45% of us can name all four Gospels, it's no stretch to say that Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are better known in American society than Matthew, Mark,
“Church can no longer simply be an experience to be passively consumed; rather, we are called into the participatory life of a community," wrote C. Christopher Smith in “Reading for the Common Good.” "Reading is a vital practice for helping our churches navigate this shift.”
(RNS) — The Satanic Temple announced this week that the IRS now recognizes it as a church. As courts wrestle with the First Amendment implications of what is — and isn’t — a religion, scholars who study religion agreed that the term is slippery.
Nobody likes becoming an outsider. We humans are wired to instinctively avoid it. Perhaps this is why there is a growing lack of curiosity about why people hold different beliefs.
The online talk about ‘Heckboy’ in Dickson, Tenn. (fans know the true title: “Hellboy”) has certainly generated more buzz than the move itself.