NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Mississippi, Utah and Alabama are the most religious states, and Vermont and New Hampshire the least religious, according to a Gallup survey that asked respondents about their religion and their church attendance. The survey, released March 27, is based on interviews with 350,000 adults in 2011 as part of Gallup’s daily [...]
By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter A Presbyterian Church (USA) court has ruled in favor of a breakaway California congregation in a case over whether or not it had to monetarily compensate its former presbytery. Community Presbyterian Church of Danville, which decided to leave PC(USA) in 2010, will not have to pay the San [...]
By Bob Allen NEW YORK (ABP) – Membership trends remained stable in American denominations, but offerings were down $1.2 billion from a year ago, according to the National Council of Churches’ 2012 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches. The drop in giving is nearly three times the $431 million decline reported in last year’s edition. [...]
By Rich Smith, The Motley Fool The Bible tells us that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Foreclosing on his pastor probably doesn’t make the trick any easier. There’s a new development in the housing crisis: [...]
I’m sitting here trying to look ahead to next year and what it potentially holds.
By Andrew Walker NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – An upcoming conference and hiring policy point to a potential paradigm shift on homosexuality for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The conference is already making waves as the event draws near. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is co-sponsoring what is being called “A [Baptist] Conference on Sexuality and Covenant” April [...]
By Ed Galisewski Christian Newswire It’s the eve of another Easter season, and as usual churches are gearing their worship services toward the un-churched. It’s a time we Christians set our sights on non-believing friends and cook up ways to invite them to a glorious Sunday service. This troubles me as a Christian. In the [...]
By Lifeway.com Staff NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Among regular Bible readers, more than a third indicate they read it nearly every day and typically use one primary version of the Bible. LifeWay Research polled 2,000 Americans for a study on how American adults read the Bible. The study was conducted through a demographically representative online panel. [...]
New Christian foundation launches with a pledge to give away $1 billion in grants
A proposed consolidation of general agencies could put The United Methodist Church’s assets at risk, says a statement approved by the board of the denomination’s finance agency.