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The Church Must Learn to Bridge the Racial Divide

“Are you a football player?” I haven’t even settled in my airplane seat before I…

The Forgotten Art of Following

Where in the Bible does it say God commands us, as Christians, to be leaders? …

Report: A Texas Pastor Says He Will Lose His License For Endorsing Joe Biden on Social Media

The Baptist Standard reports that a 21-year-old minister from Arlington, Texas was told by his…

John MacArthur Will Continue to Hold In-Church Services in Defiance of Local Guidelines

California pastor and theologian John MacArthur took to Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle to make…

This Church Paid Off $19 Million in Chicagoans’ Medical Bills

VIVE Chicago – a satellite member of the VIVE Church collective — is the latest…

The Maryland Episcopal Diocese Has Pledged a Million Dollars Towards Racial Reconciliation

The Maryland diocese of the Episcopal Church has become the latest religious institution to pledge…

Half of All American Christians Say Casual Sex Between Consenting Adults Is at Least Sometimes OK

Another day, another study revealing just how quickly the old norms of the American Church…

Why Are So Many Christians Falling for QAnon?

Back in October of 2017, an anonymous person calling themselves the “Q Clearance Patriot” (“Q”…

A Southern Baptist Pastor Has Resigned After Attending a Celebration for the Founder of the KKK

Alabama State Representative Will Dismukes has said he will not resign from politics after it…

The Heresy of Nationalism

God doesn’t bless America. That’s not how this works. I’m sorry to break it to…

John Ortberg Has Stepped Down From Leadership at Menlo Church

Popular author and speaker John Ortberg has resigned from his position at Menlo Church, the…

John MacArthur Is Drawing Scrutiny After Holding a Church Service in Defiance of Local Orders

Famed pastor, author and theologian John MacArthur conducted services before a packed congregation at Grace…

Study: Millennial Christians Value Speaking in Tongues More Than Any Other Generation

Barna has released another round of findings from its State of the Church survey, this…

10 Church Phrases That Really Need to Go Away

The church environment can be a funny one. In it, we often use words and…

Jon Tyson: Loving the Stranger is the Heart of the Gospel

The Greek word for “hospitality” is beautiful: philoxenia. It is a compound combining philos (a…

Why the Church Needs to Stop Preaching “All Lives Matter”

Throughout my time following Christ, different aspects of my reality have been shattered. Becoming a…

White Christians, Being ‘Woke’ Isn’t the Point

White Christians need to confront the motivations that fuel the desire to be “woke.” I…

Not Going to Church May Be the Best Way to Be the Church Right Now

Signs of Life content is created in partnership with American Awakening. Last Friday, President Donald Trump called…

Two-Thirds of U.S. Christians Believe COVID-19 Is a Message From God

So far, the U.S. has been hit harder by the novel coronavirus than any other…

For Judah and Chelsea Smith, Online Church Has Been the New Normal for Years

In 2018, Judah and Chelsea Smith had a vision for City Church in Seattle, Washington:…

Lisa Bevere on Why the Church Must Stop Undermining the Strength of Women

When Lisa Bevere was first approached about the idea of writing a devotional, she wasn’t…

Why Are So Many Single Women Leaving the Church?

A few years ago, I attended the Women of the World festival in London. Arriving…

A Christian Group Is Urging American Churches to Resume In-Person Services on May 3

A conservative legal nonprofit called The Liberty Counsel has launched a new initiative urging churches…

How Churches Can Make the Most of Being ‘Non-Essential Businesses’

The American Church has been plunged into a time of questions, confusion, pain, and uncertainty.…

Willow Creek Has Hired David Dummitt as Its New Leader

Willow Creek Church has announced a megachurch pastor from Michigan named David Dummitt as its…

This Pastor Says He Accidentally Preached His Online Sermon With Goofy Filters On

Whoops. Well, hey, we’re all in uncharted waters here. We make plans and God laughs.…

COVID-19 Is Taking a Toll on the Hearts of Pastors

No one likes a pandemic. I mean, really. Did I even have to say it?…

What the Apostle Paul’s Letters Can Teach Us About Socially Distanced Church

The novel coronavirus has surely changed everything, including the way we commune in physical space.…

The Church Must Advocate for the Incarcerated During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is affecting everybody. But like most catastrophes – the majority of us are inconvenienced,…

Joel Osteen Is Hosting a Virtual Easter Service With Kanye, Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry

Like your church (hopefully), Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church will be ringing in Easter Sunday virtually…

Social Distancing From Church Is an Act of Love, Not Fear

Sacrifice. Substitution. The ultimate model of substitution and sacrifice was Christ, who gave his life…

47 Percent of Churches Have Decided They Won’t Meet In Person for Easter

LifeWay‘s most recent look at how churches are coping with the coronavirus pandemic found that…

Asian-American Christians Condemn Coronavirus Racism

One unfortunate byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic has been a strain of virulent anti-Asian racism…

7 Lessons Pastors Are Learning In Lockdown (That You Can Learn From Too)

Pastors are learning a lot right now and they don’t have to be the only ones.

This ‘Drive-In Church’ Worship Guide Is, Somehow, Real

Not every church is going the virtual service route for pandemic season. As Emily Miller…

Church Study: Attendance Is Up but Giving Is Down During Pandemic Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has churches around the world scrambling to rethink both the practical realities…

A Tampa Bay Pastor Has Been Arrested for Holding Services During COVID-19 Lockdown

Police warned Rodney Howard-Browne, pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church, about the dangers…

COVID-19: An Italian Priest Has Died After Giving His Respirator To a Younger Patient

Italy has been the hardest-hit European nation by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 63,927 confirmed cases…

The Church Will Not Sacrifice Anyone for the Economy’s Sake

In the immediate throes of an emergency, a little flailing is to be expected. It’s…

Francis Chan: Right Now Is a Huge Opportunity for the Church

As we recently reported, Francis Chan has relocated to Hong Kong to be a missionary.…