Atheists assert that Christians equate being good with religious faith. Thus when a Christian behaves badly, others cry: “Call yourself a Christian?” But this is wrongheaded. Any criticism of Christianity must surely come from the other direction.
A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at a Methodist church in east Tennessee on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.
It is an ambitious attempt to appeal simultaneously to people of deep faith and no faith, and to stand out amid the impressive constellation of museums in Washington.
When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, later this month, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history.
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When Jay first arrived at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship refugee ministry Welcome House from Afghanistan, he was prepared to endure four long, wearisome years getting on his feet and integrating into American society. Little did he know that he would spend less than four months securing an apartment, a new job and a life full of hope thanks to a network of CBF churches.
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Chicas is undocumented, and since late June, Durham’s School for Conversion, a religious education center on the property of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, has provided him with cover from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
The most likely result of current tax reform legislation represents an assault on commonsensical notions of justice in general and on biblical faith in particular. Scripture is obsessed with the status of those excluded from the table of earth’s bounty.
Roy Moore was not on the official agenda as 800 Southern Baptists met for the annual Alabama Baptist Convention. But many people were talking about Moore, a Southern Baptist and U.S. Senate candidate.
Baptist leaders must use their voices, their platforms and their pulpits to call for an end of harassment and abuse. We must clearly and specifically identify the abuses we have seen and heard about and name those abuses as sin.
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The Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has released new videos to share the testimonies of Itzayana and Jemima, young undocumented immigrants (popularly referred to as DREAMers) who were brought to the United States as children.
I am convinced that “evangelical” no longer means what it once did. And for the Jesus-following religious people it’s supposed to describe, it’s doing more harm than good.
Pastor Ernie Richards has avoided the anti-gay rhetoric of some other religious leaders. Pastor Charles Worley, well … hasn’t. Richards preaches at Providence Baptist Church in Vale, N.C. Worley preaches at Providence Road Baptist Church, in nearby Maiden, N.C.
Its pastor, Frank Pomeroy, fought back tears as he delivered his sermon, which emphasized the power of light to triumph over darkness. One of the victims, Annabelle R. Pomeroy, 14, was his daughter.