The Bible app reaches a milestone. U.S. birthrate continues to drop. A surprisingly low percentage of Chinese citizens use the Internet. Single father households are on the rise. Television remains the dominate source for news. Read More »
Five for Friday: NBC to air The Bible miniseries sequel; UK government OKs IVF that combines DNA of three people; New reality show focuses on lifestyles of Calif. pastors; Greeting cards more frank about death; Finding the best app to replace Google Reader Read More »
If there were a Guinness Book of World Records record for “amount of times having asked Jesus into your heart,” J.D. Greear is pretty sure he would hold it.
He wonders if needless doubting and false assurance of salvation are exacerbated by the clichéd ways in which evangelicals speak about the gospel. Read More »
Views: Thom Rainer discusses pastoral burnout, Eric Geiger gives three keys to defining your ministry process, Matt Appling asks churches to think about who they are really reaching, and Marty Duren explains why passive-aggressive Christian leadership must go away.
Tweets from Tim Keller, Trillia Newbell and Jon Acuff. Read More »
Weekly Numbers: UN estimates 27 million people worldwide are currently in slavery; Mormon church unleashed largest missionary force ever; Only 30 percent of American employees are engaged and inspired at work; 2.7 million minor children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent; 54 percent of people around the globe say climate change is a major threat Read More »
Focus on the Family president and radio host, Jim Daly, invited U2 front man and social justice activist Bono to talk about poverty, justice, marriage, family and following Christ in a recent radio interview.
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How can a sermon from the Old Testament point to Jesus? Four panelists outlined various approaches and the differences between their views at a recent discussion on Christ-centered preaching and teaching. Read More »
Christians called to pray for Muslims, Muslim-area believers during Ramadan. A baby born in Africa will be the one-millionth baby born free of the HIV virus whose mother was infected. A plurality of Americans support a ban on abortion after 20-weeks. Reading on paper has advantages over a screen. Christians may be happier on Twitter than atheists. Read More »
A recent study indicated there are more than 2,000 mosques in America, coinciding with the growing number of Muslims. Mosque leaders were also found to have an increasingly positive opinion of the U.S. Read More »
The Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional, while taking a pass on judging the merits of Prop 8. In light of the decisions and cultural trends, Christians must be prepared to hold to biblical values that are unpopular. Read More »