With fewer than 50% of Americans holding formal memberships in churches in 80 years, more Protestant churches are closing than opening nationwide and further decline appears "inevitable," new data show. Estimates made by the Nashville-based Lifeway Research, show that in 2019, well before many churches were forced to close in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, approximately 3,000 Protestant churches were started in the U.S., but 4,500 Protestant churches closed.
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Albert Mohler, who's running to be the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, denounced former World Wrestling Entertainment star John Cena’s apology to China for saying that Taiwan is a country.
In an interview with The Christian Post, pastor and author Lucas Miles shares the subtle ways "Progressive Christianity" is permeating the Church and why such ideology is “really damaging, antithetical to the Gospel, and certainly heretical."
Students from a Young Americans for Liberty chapter filed a lawsuit last week against the University of Alabama for requiring students to obtain a permit to speak on campus five days in advance, which violates a free speech law for campuses in Alabama.
How we respond to an encounter with Jesus says a lot about the state of our heart.
Wherever we turn, race is the issue. Any problem that we face, race must be at the root of it. At least, that’s the way it feels in America these years. Any outcome that we do not like, any narrative that we reject, any person with whom we have a problem – all of it must be traced back to race.
Our information at this point is both early and anecdotal, but we are hearing from numerous pastors that many church members who were frequent in their church attendance are now once-a-monthers. This observation lends itself to many questions. Is this trend temporary, one that will improve as COVID concerns wane?
But if secular schools taught moral values, then the obvious question is: Whose values? Values arise from worldviews, so what will be the worldview from which the values will emerge?
But the death of a collective social conscience in the middle class is destroying India, not only in its healthcare but in multiple areas of social cohesion.
Don’t give up on God, because He will never give up on you. Keep believing that nothing is impossible for those who believe. And keep looking for the upsets in the toughest areas of life.
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