New York —This year Easter, the celebration of the raising of Jesus Christ from the dead, is observed April 4 in all Christian traditions. Most years, Easter is celebrated on different dates in western and most Orthodox churches because of ancient discrepancies in calculating the calendar. Now the National Council of Churches is renewing a [...]
By Linda Unger (UMNS) Nashville, TN — After nearly five years of relief and recovery work in Gulf Coast states affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has released its final disbursement of funds for the recovery effort. “Our work in Louisiana and Mississippi, like our work in Haiti (following [...]
By Kathy L. Gilbert (UMNS) Nashville, TN. (UMNS)— In a joint meeting with the Committee on Faith and Order this week, members of the Ministry Study Commission raised concerns about the practice of promising some clergy lifetime jobs. “We decided that the system of guaranteed appointments has created mediocrity, an expectation that clergy will have [...]
St. Louis, MO. − Lutheran Hour Ministries has entered into a one-year agreement to air The Lutheran Hour® radio program through Christian Satellite Network (CSN) International, expanding by more than 30 percent the number of stations over which the program can be heard. The Lutheran Hour now airs simultaneously nationwide on CSN affiliates every Sunday [...]
After 14 years in IT work with a megachurch, Mike Gold decided to put his practical, hands-on experience to work for a leading corporate firm where he can work with dozens of megachurches.
Although you have probably heard the word Twitter many times, chances are that it remains an abstract concept in your mind. So let’s begin by first describing what it is and then we’ll look at how churches like yours are embracing this tool as a means to connecting with their followers.
“I never realized how significant a trip to Israel could be” was the universal response of the pastors and wives sitting around a table at the Scots Hotel near the Sea of Galilee. These individuals were the second group of megachurch leaders to be hosted by the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) in a new initiative to encourage every megachurch pastor in the United States to have a personal Israel experience.
Unknown to most, Armenia is considered to be the first Christian country by historians. It is one of the few countries in the world that was evangelized by two of Jesus’ apostles.
HERNDON, VA – The Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) said the actions of The Episcopal Church on March 17, which effectively cleared the way for the election of the Church’s second non-celibate homosexual bishop, are distorting the Gospel message. Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop-Elect Mary Douglas Glasspool is scheduled to be ordained and [...]
By Michael Foust (BP) SAN FRANCISCO (BP) — One of the nation’s most liberal federal courts cited the Founding Fathers Thursday in ruling that teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools – with the phrase “under God” – is constitutional. In doing so, the three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of [...]