Church

Read Jemar Tisby’s Challenging Open Letter to Grove City College’s Board of Trustees

In October of 2020, author Jemar Tisby spoke at Grove City College chapel about his…

Study: Pastors Say ‘Apathy’ Is a Major Challenge Facing American Churches

You hear a lot about angry Christians, arguing about who’s right and who’s wrong and…

The Surprisingly Christian Origins of Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Most Christians don’t really consider themselves superstitious. Only 14 percent of Protestants and 15 percent…

The Pray.com Metaverse Sounds Like Something Right Out of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’

Last week, pray.com declared itself the first faith-based company in the metaverse by launching its…

Four Things The Church Gets Wrong About Sex

There’s a common misconception that Christians never talk about sex. But that wasn’t the experience…

Can the Church Overcome Polarization?

A few years back, during the heat of the Romney/Obama election, which now seems like…

Watch This Church Crucify a Chumbawamba-Singing Iron Man For Easter

Alright. There’s no easy way to say this, so let’s just get to it. In…

Do I Have to Agree With My Pastors?

For four years, my family attended a hyper-Calvinist church. It was Calvinism on steroids. I…

The True Stories Behind Five Classic Church Songs

In 1966, Bob Dylan told a journalist that he’d written a ten-page rant and had…

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…

Counting Down the World’s Coolest and Weirdest Church Buildings

Quick, when you picture a church building, what do you see? A little white Protestant…

Erwin McManus’ Easter Sunday Fit Sparked a Big Ol’ Twitter Debate

Dressing up for church isn’t that unusual, especially on Easter Sunday. You and your siblings…

You’ve Got to See This Worship Band Guitarist’s Footwork

Sometimes you’re singing a worship song and you can’t help but dance (unless you’re Baptist).…

Why I Go To Church Even When I Don’t Feel Like It

I have the same memories as many evangelicals who grew up in church at the…

A Leaked Report Says Abuse at Hillsong NYC Was More Widespread Than Previously Confirmed

An independent investigation into Hillsong NYC found a culture rife with sexual misconduct, abuse and…

We Asked, You Answered: The Most Insane Youth Group Games

Youth group games are always one-part fun, one-part disaster. After all, what’s the point of…

Reminder: The Church is a Group of People, Not a Place

The word “church” tends to have a very specific image attached to it: a mid…

Five Really Bad Reasons To Leave Your Church

Let’s be honest, while there are some good reasons for leaving a church, there are…

Can We Post Our Way to Peace?

Sometimes children don’t understand the word impossible. As a kid, I loved re-engineering the flow…

Brian Houston and the End of the Celebrity Pastor

Maybe it’s unavoidable that churches become microcosms of their eras. The early American church—in those…

Hillsong’s First Lead Black Pastor Is Leaving Following the Megachurch’s Scandal Pileup

As Hillsong Church’s scandals continue to pile-up, Sam Collier has had enough. The megachurch’s first…

Hillsong Founding Pastor Brian Houston Has Resigned Following the Revelation of Scandals

Brian Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church, has resigned. The announcement came following revelations of…

Report: John MacArthur’s Church Defended and Supported a Convicted Child Abuser and Pedophile

Over the last few weeks, the Roys Report has been unpacking the sad, infuriating tale…

How Patriarchy in the Church Plays a Role in Abuse

I have experienced abuse at the hands of multiple perpetrators. One was a romantic partner…

Hillsong Church Admits Founding Pastor Brian Houston Displayed Inappropriate Behavior With Two Women

Hillsong Church’s Board of Directors addressed a report from Australian media that revealed its co-founder…

Why Your Church Should Sing More ‘Old’ Worship Songs

You may have seen a YouTube video titled “Evolution of Worship Music.” In this video,…

The True Story of St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most beloved American holidays—a day many celebrate by…

Study: People Who Go to Church Regularly Are More Likely to Be Happy In Their Relationships

As churches continue to find a safe rhythm during the rollback of Covid protocols, a…

Three Ways to Support a Friend Who’s Returning to Church

The last few times I’ve been at church, I wait for acquaintances to ask, “Where…

Global Methodist Church Announces Official Split from United Methodist Church Over LGBTQ Rights

The Global Methodist Church has announced that a new denomination will officially launch in May,…

Some Churches Are Building Affordable Housing on Their Unused Land

Across the U.S., houses of worship own thousands of acres of land to do as…

Hillsong Pastor Criticizes New Documentary For Overlooking Church’s Positive Deeds

Hillsong Church’s interim global senior pastor Phil Dooley is claiming that the upcoming Discovery Plus…

The Great American Clergy Shortage Is Coming

Religious groups across the country are currently witnessing its clergy members step down from the…

Poll: Evangelical Pastors Divided on Whether Racism or CRT Is a Bigger Threat to the Church

Lifeway Research has released a new study on the state of racism and the Church…

A Church Says the City’s Crackdown on Feeding the Homeless Violates Its Religious Rights

Back in October, we wrote about the city of Brookings, Oregon, where the city council…

Brian Houston Will Step Away as Hillsong’s Global Senior Pastor For the Rest of the Year

Hillsong’s founder and global senior pastor Brian Houston has stepped away from his position to…

5 Extremely Cringe Sermon Illustrations It’s Time to Retire for Good

Sermons are hard, and we’re not here to pretend otherwise. They’re much harder than people…

Jerry Falwell Jr.: ‘People Think I’m a Religious Person. But I’m Not.’

In a lengthy profile at Vanity Fair, former Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. has…

The Number of American Churches That Welcome Women Preachers Is Growing

The subject of women preaching — always a touchy subject in American ecclesiology — has…

Whatever You Tipped Unto the Least of These, You Tipped Unto the Lord

If you’ve spent any time in or around the service industry, you know the old…