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Jeffress: When love is called hate … End Times are near!

Christians are being attacked in American culture for the slightest evidence of their being identified as Christian, and one pastor says this could be a sign the Lord is coming back – soon. It is argued that it is getting hard to be a Christian in public these days – even for a Hall-of-Fame-bound quarterback who was one play shy of taking his National Football League team to the Super Bowl last season. One LGBTQ activist criticized New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees…

The ex-gay Christianity movement is making a quiet comeback. The effects on LGBTQ youth could be devastating.

A rainbow flag, commonly known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, blows in the wind in Christopher Park outside the Stonewall Inn in New York in June. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) By Jonathan Merritt September 6 at 1:27 PM For two decades, McKrae Game was a top-tier figure among ex-gay Christians and a leading advocate for conversion therapy, a counseling practice with the goal of helping LGBTQ people suppress their homosexuality and become “straight.” But Game, 51, now disavows the movement and acknowledges…

Tullian Tchividjian’s Upside Down Christianity | Christopher Jackson

Four years after a sex scandal prompted him to depart from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Tullian Tchividjian, grandson to Billy Graham, has again assumed the pulpit. Now, he is preaching an alternative approach to the faith that he calls “Upside Down Christianity.” Since I last wrote about him in 2015, Tchividjian’s life has taken many turns. He attempted to resurrect his Liberate Network parachurch ministry and found employment at Willow Creek Presbyterian Church in Winter Springs, Florida. Both endeavors fizzled in early 2016 after…

Hong Kong Christians: Bill’s removal not enough

The original story can be found at http://www.bpnews.net/53552/hong-kong-christians-bills-removal-not-enough HONG KONG (BP) — The withdrawal of an extradition bill that threatened religious freedom in Hong Kong is not enough to satisfy Christians and others amid protests there, a Christian advocate told Baptist Press Wednesday (Sept. 4). “Their anger lies with the excessive use of police/force, police brutality, and prosecution of protestors or activists in the past few months,” International Christian Concern’s (ICC) Gina Goh told BP. “These are the direct results of (Hong Kong Chief…

Response to Christianity in crisis

Gwendolyn Haddad Spring Valley, MN This is a response to Greg Rendahl who wrote about conservative Christianity in crisis, published August 26, 2019.  Immigration: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America helped legal immigrants settle in communities. Christians are called to help the foreigners who obey the laws of the country they settle in. One law of any country is to enter that country through a legal process. God does not honor lawlessness, but order. Socialism: Mr. Rendahl misuses the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12). We…

Lose Your Faith at an Evangelical College? That’s Part of the Process

It was quiet in the morning chapel when a Bethel University student took a pen and paper and put words to the fear: “Does God really love me?” Then another student at the small evangelical school in Mishawaka, Indiana, took another piece of paper and wrote, “Am I good enough?” Three students wrote, “Can a loving God send unbelievers to hell?” Six asked, “Why does God answer some prayers and not others?” Twelve: “Is Christianity the only way?” Twenty: “Is God really real?” Shawn…

Man claims Christianity as defense in illegal immigration conspiracy

It’s not rare for a defense attorney to tell a judge his client is a good man. A religious man, even. It no doubt happens at sentencing hearings in courtrooms across the country every day. But here’s a twist. The attorney for an O’Neill man in his 70s — indicted in a conspiracy to harbor illegal immigrants following a raid last year — wants to raise a sort of Good Samaritan defense at his jury trial in September in a case involving his interactions…

Fox & Friends Guest Blames Mass Shootings on the Decline of Christianity

A Fox News guest on Sunday blamed America’s rising gun violence on the decline of Christianity after a mass shooting in West Texas left at least seven dead and 22 others injured this weekend. The deadly massacre, which began at a traffic stop between Odessa and Midland on Saturday afternoon, has intensified pressure on GOP lawmakers to enact stricter gun control measures. The attack came just weeks after a gunman opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine with an assault weapon and another stormed…

The Fate of Hong Kong’s Christians

Christians in Hong Kong overwhelmingly support the mass protests that have disrupted the region for the last two months. Millions, including many Christians, have taken to the streets to protest a proposed extradition bill.  Hong Kong’s legal independence was a hallmark of the “one country, two systems” agreement made between Hong Kong’s former colony, Great Britain, and the People’s Republic of China in 1997. This principle allows Christians in Hong Kong to enjoy religious freedom. However, Hong Kong citizens fear that this extradition bill…

Two-Thirds Of US Christians Think They Don’t Need Church

A Gallup poll published this year found that Americans’ trust in clergy is at an all-time low. Doctors, teachers, police officers, and even funeral directors all ranked as more trustworthy than pastors. While I’m not sure what shenanigans an undertaker would have to pull to lose this surprisingly lofty reputation, it’s clear that suspicion toward ministers isn’t merely an aftershock of recent scandals. It’s part of a much larger anti-institutional swing in American religion — one that’s left an unprecedented number of Christians convinced…