Episcopal Vigil a Platform for Radical Open Border Policy

June 22, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, in Washington D.C. the office of government relations of the Episcopal Church USA hosted an all-day vigil to condemn the policy of separating the families of illegal aliens.


Robert George on the Need for Perseverance in the Wake of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

June 22, 2018

George said that the justices need to know that there are many pro-marriage, pro-religious liberty Americans, and this requires activism on the part of Christians. George’s basic advice is “fight any place you can” and “start with prayer.”


Globalizing United Methodism & Sexuality

June 21, 2018

United Methodism is one of two denominations among the “seven sisters” of mainline Protestantism that have not officially liberalized their teachings about marriage and sex. (The other is the American Baptist Church.) Mainline denominations…


White House Rally Spotlights Turkey’s Disregard for Religious Freedom

June 21, 2018

On Wednesday, June 20, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) coalition cosponsored a rally in front of the White House with Coptic Solidarity to show support for Pastor Andrew Brunson who has been imprisoned in Turkey since October, 2016.

Doctrine of Hell

“Cross the Pain Line” in Preaching on Hell advise Harmon, Tice

June 20, 2018

Hell is real and has consequences today for the living including Christology, evangelism, human dignity and our “tone in life” according to two speakers at the Global Anglican Future Conference.


St. Paul, Romans 13 & USA Border Policies

June 20, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the separation of children from detained immigrants by quoting Scripture back to his critical “church friends.” For this, he has been widely denounced by religious voices. “I would cite…

GAFCON

No “Fence Sitting” For GAFCON Anglicans

June 18, 2018

The Gospel of Jesus Christ requires people to make a choice, and that Gospel message must be transmitted faithfully, according to speakers at the Global Anglican Future Conference in Jerusalem.

Israel, GAFCON

Traveling to Israel When Israel is 70

June 18, 2018

My almost 25 years as director of the International Religious Freedom Program at the IRD, my identity as an Anglican Christian, and my theological perspective as a follower of Jesus, one who has been “grafted onto the vine” all help shape what Israel means to me, writes Faith McDonnell.


The Cult of Death and California’s Physician-Assisted Suicide

June 18, 2018

Choosing to die when life becomes difficult can be an extraordinarily tempting option, but the Bible speaks about the value of life numerous times.

Churches Closed in Algeria

Silenced in the City of The City of God: Churches Closed in Algeria

June 15, 2018

There are threats against the Church in a region which was instrumental in the growth and spread of the faith. Violations of religious freedom are occurring in Algeria, the land where St. Augustine was born and became Bishop of Hippo.

Suicide

Suicide, Individualism, and the Church

June 15, 2018

Secular society sends the message that if we are reliant on others, then we are weak. Jesus Christ sends the message “come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden.”  


Where Does American Baptist Churches USA Stand on Sex, Abortion, and Decline?

June 14, 2018

Perhaps one of the least discussed members of the Seven Sisters of Mainline Protestantism is the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Odd, since this Oldline denomination still maintains traditional sexual ethics, making it one…