Brawling teen mob at Tulsa church prompts increased security

This past Saturday night, Rhema Bible Church (started by Kenneth Hagin) near Tulsa, Oklahoma, was anticipating the community visiting their massive Christmas lights display to have a family-friendly good time. Employees had worked hard for three months getting it ready. Then the totally unexpected happened. A mob of teenagers numbering anywhere from 50 to 100... Continue Reading →

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Majority of US pastors see increased giving

The boost in the economy is having a ripple effect on giving to churches, according to LifeWay Research who just released results on a survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors they conducted between August 29 and September 11. Executive director of LifeWay, Scott McConnell, says the full results for financial gifts to church as a result... Continue Reading →

Dumbing down the church: why Millennials raised in “Christian” homes lack wisdom on faith & politics

Over the past few years, several evangelical organizations such as the Barna Group have released statistics proving that a majority of mainline denominational churches and evangelical congregations avoid teaching on how the Bible speaks to timely topics that affect society. Evangelical speaker & Christian apologist Alex McFarland has said that despite the fact that 74%... Continue Reading →

The emptiness of being Christian in name only

While recently searching for online articles covering positive things churches are doing for their communities, I came across an article about a small congregation in Santa Fe, New Mexico--First Christian Church--celebrating their 85th anniversary with several initiatives on community outreach. I was impressed by the headline and clicked on the link to read the article.... Continue Reading →

Jehovah’s pearl of great price

Increasingly the world is becoming a place where things that have lasting intrinsic value are diminished and dismissed as worthless or taken for granted, especially human life or the things that enhance the value of human life. I suspect that's why the popularity of socialism, abortion, euthanasia, cursing, drugs and other negative influences tend to... Continue Reading →

Two women arrested for selling marijuana edibles at Savannah, Georgia, church

Two women are facing felony charges after they sold various illegal marijuana edibles at a local church in Savannah, Georgia. The church was hosting a special event organized by an outside vendor not tied to the church. They were trying to contribute to the local community to showcase and support legitimate local businesses by allowing... Continue Reading →

Heeding God’s counsel precedes deliverance & progress

Many times when churches wish to accomplish something or be delivered from the persecution or oppression from an outside enemy, God supplies the means within the congregation to reach our goals. At other times, we may need outside help. We see examples of getting outside help several times in scripture through situations Israel faced. For... Continue Reading →

Standing for God in a deeply corrupt society

Auburn, Indiana-- A small church is drawing the ire of some people in their community for displaying a sign telling homosexuals to repent. The sign says, "LGBTQ is a hate crime against God, repent." The Remnant Fellowship Church (RFC) began in April with the determination to "stand apart from the last days apostate church and... Continue Reading →

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