Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker is asking a judge to dismiss a state lawsuit accusing him of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus, and the lawyer representing Bakker is former Gov. Jay Nixon.
For more than a decade, abuse survivor advocates have been asking the Southern Baptist Convention to establish a clergy predator database, and they've been confronted with a denomination determined to do nothing. A new Baptist sex abuser database has been launched at BaptistAccountability.org.
No matter how we plan, people in disaster situations are notably bad at assessing risk and predictably overconfident about the control they have over their environment. Nor can church leaders control the behavior of whoever might walk in the door.
Karl Barth is widely regarded as the greatest (Protestant) Christian theologian of the twentieth century. Among a myriad of other things, Barth (1886~1968) is often credited with saying that people should hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.
After weeks of saying Missouri would reopen May 4 from coronavirus shutdown orders, Gov. Mike Parson on Friday declared a statewide “Day of Prayer.” His announcement added to questions he has given unconstitutional preferential treatment to Christianity during official government briefings on coronavirus.
Dallas Willard once said, “Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” In addition to the crucial questions about health and safety, it might be even more important to ask these spiritual questions as
President Trump’s job approval ratings among some faith groups jumped in March as the number of coronavirus infections began to spread across the country. But that "Trump bump" has all but disappeared.
It was not that long ago that a stillbirth—the loss of a fetus after 20 weeks—was widely seen as something to be forgotten as quickly as possible. But many today are far less averse to grieving death in the delivery room.
Cedarville University trustees placed school president Thomas White on administrative leave Friday (May 1) amid controversy over his hiring and firing of a faculty member accused of sexual abuse.
Illinois will allow small, safe worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a modified extension of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order that took effect Friday.