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I love pastors. I love affirming pastors. I love speaking positively for pastors. That's why this article is a bit different for me. Pastors, I want to talk frankly and, hopefully, with a spirit of love, about one of the biggest mistakes I see many of you make. Most pastors have little emphasis, or sometimes, even knowledge about the content that is taught in groups in their churches.
A real war has been raging over Christmas. Many retailers have instructed their employees to no longer say, "Merry Christmas," but to say, "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" instead. We see this trend being carried through to the public schools and other places. Some school districts in Florida and New Jersey have prohibited the singing of Christmas carols altogether. And in Texas of all places, a school confiscated one child's gifts for classmates, which were pencils with the inscription, "Jesus is the reason for the season." A Wisconsin elementary school actually changed the lyrics for "Silent Night" to a secularized version, "Cold in the Night."
A Colorado judge determined Friday that a Christian cake artist who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony last year violated discrimination laws, and therefore must serve gay couples or face fines.
The fallout up to this point from accusations made by syndicated radio talk show host Janet Mefferd that author and megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll plagiarized in at least two of his books includes her pulling the allegations from her website, an apology to the outspoken Christian leader, and most recently, what looks to be the resignation of a dismayed producer from her show.
Elective abortions will be covered health insurance plans for members of Congress and some of their staff, even though there is already a law banning the practice.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, when asked if he supports "the Republican Party apparatus" bolstering openly gay candidates, said "I do," unleashing a storm of debate in the GOP which one conservative strategist denounced as a diversion to the real story in politics, the fallout of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "ObamaCare."
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is training Republican candidates to avoid gaffes such as Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment, which contributed to the Democratic attack on the theme of a "War on Women." Female conservative strategists agree that this is a step in the right direction, but insisted it would not be enough.
Apostle Ron Wilson, founder and lead pastor of the Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International church in Hazel Crest, Ill., says his church has been "devastated" by the news that one of their pastors died after he shot himself in the head while grieving over his wife, who died suddenly last December.
The Evangelical Immigration Table announced a new $1 million print and radio ad campaign asking supporters to pray for God to help Speaker of the House John Boehner find a solution to the broken immigration system.
Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball," appeared to compare President Barack Obama to Jesus Thursday in a discussion about his interview with the president.
A Georgia woman who claimed to be selling children's Bibles door-to-door was actually the front for a group of home invaders.
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz and NBA star forward Kevin Durant recently joined Pastor Craig Groeschel at LifeChurch.tv to discuss spiritual growth, encouraging others in their faith and wielding Godly influence. Lentz also revealed how he learned to embrace what sets him apart from other pastors and why he thinks Justin Bieber is just like "any other kid" trying to work out his faith.
President Barack Obama complained Thursday about liberals who were concerned about the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.
Evangelical churches throughout Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, partnered with local authorities recently to exchange gang members' illegal weapons for Bibles in an attempt to reduce the country's crime rate.
More than 40 groups have signed on to sponsor an event geared towards combating pornography in the United States.
A Georgia pastor accused of molesting four girls while driving them to church was released from the Houston County jail Friday morning on a $25,000 bond.
A new Christmas video featuring the carol "Angels We Have Heard on High," in which four guys used only a piano and their voices to make full-bodied worship to God, went viral this week.
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren said that it was after baptizing 850 church members several years ago that he had a thought that "wasn't very spiritual."
A group of more than 60 clergy have signed and sent a letter to the owner of a National Football League team demanding that the franchise change its Native American derived name.
Nelson Mandela was a great man. If there were to be an international Mount Rushmore of twentieth century world leaders, his countenance would certainly be among the first to be carved into the rock surface. Why is this so?