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Twelve percent of all American adults have visited the website of a church or other local place of worship within the past 30 days. Extend the time period to the last six months, and the proportion nearly doubles, to 22 percent. These figures come from a study conducted by Grey Matter Research (Phoenix, AZ) among [...]
Some concerned about their church’s well-being also experience frustration with their church’s inability to change.
By Bob Allen Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether a North Carolina pastor’s sermon suggesting that gays and lesbians should be quarantined and allowed to die off that went viral in YouTube clips violated federal tax law. Barry Lynn, a United Church of Christ [...]
Perhaps you’ve heard a version of the saying “a camel is a horse designed by a church committee.
By Steve Lyttle and Joe DePriest charlotteobserver.com MAIDEN — It started in a small-town church pulpit on Mother’s Day: a preacher calling for gays and lesbians to be placed in a type of concentration camp. But since a video of the sermon by the Rev. Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church hit the Internet, [...]
Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson recently told audiences that it was only “a question of time before” The Episcopal Church would be declared “apostate” by the Anglican Communion. In remarks made on the 700 Club on Wednesday, Robertson stated that “the whole Episcopal Church in America has left its roots” and that it being declared apostate [...]
By Alex Murashko , Christian Post Reporter Anti-bullying expert Paul Coughlin knows well what it is like to feel worthless. As a child he was abused in his own home. Coughlin, who will be speaking in Southern California at Saddleback Church for a half-day bullying seminar and training conference this Saturday, says that he wants [...]
By Bob Allen Southern Baptist mega church pastor shelved his prepared Mother’s Day sermon and instead led 6,000 worshippers in prayer over President Obama’s May 9 statement that he supports gay marriage. “This past week we had a historic moment in our nation,” Senior Pastor Gregg Matte told the 9:15 a.m. congregation at First Baptist [...]
The June 2012 issue of Church Executive carries a special section