Hillsong on Homosexuality … or Not


The link below is to an article on the Hillsong Church and its position on homosexual marriage – sort of.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2014/10/18/hillsongs-brian-houston-wont-give-position-on-same-sex-marriage-were-on-the-journey-with-it/

Deacons sue to evict Alabama pastor who won’t leave after confessing to affairs with women in the church


Originally posted on National Post | News:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Rev. Juan D. McFarland is described as a man of “passion, prayer and purpose” in a three-paragraph summary on the website of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The site concludes by saying such an overview “does not begin to tell his story.”

Parishioners realized just how true that was in recent weeks, when McFarland dropped the bombshells: He had had affairs with several women in the parish — inside the church — but neglected to tell them he had AIDS.

“It was surprise, shock, but I think the leadership team did not react wanting to get him out. We wanted to get him help,” said James Long, vice chairman of the board of trustees.

McFarland refused — and in a later sermon dropped another bombshell: He had been abusing drugs.

AP Photo / Brynn Anderson

AP Photo / Brynn Anderson

That was enough. A church document shows members voted 80-1 to…

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Hillsong Sexual Abuse Investigation


The link below is to an article that reports on an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against Hillsong and Assembly of God churches.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/06/hillsong-brian-houston-testify-abuse-allegations-response

Biblical Christianity and Homosexuality


The link below is to an article that takes a look at a major issue facing the Christian church, with particular concern for Evangelical Christians and that is the place of homosexuality in Biblical Christianity.

For more visit:
http://www.albertmohler.com/2014/04/22/god-the-gospel-and-the-gay-challenge-a-response-to-matthew-vines/

God on the Go: Massachusetts Church Offers Drive Through Prayer


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Oh Dear… I guess it was only a matter of time.

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

In a society that is increasingly oriented around quick results and instant gratification, it should come as no surprise that we’ve found a way to make religion as convenient as possible.

At Christ Lutheran Church in Scituate, Mass., parishioners don’t have to wait until Sunday to sit in pews and ask the Almighty for what they need. Instead, they are able to get service through a “drive-through ministry,” which launched on Saturday in the church’s parking lot.

The program started with pastor Dan Eddy, who wanted to invite more people to join his congregation and create new relationships with people passing by. He got the idea from a church in Florida that had a similar outreach.

“We want to let the community know we’re here for them,” Eddy told the Boston Globe. “This isn’t a country club that’s members only. . . . People are looking for authenticity, so we listen…

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China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the beating of a Chinese House Church leader.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue20866.html

Bible Apps in the Pew


The link below is to an article that reports on the increasing use of tablets, smartphones and other gadgets in the pew during church services as modern technology impacts at the local level.

Do you use a digital version of the Bible during church services? If so, what do you use? Please share in the comments.

For more visit:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/the-bible-gets-an-upgrade/

China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the raiding of two more house churches in China.

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/07/two-more-house-churches-raided-in.html

China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from China, where a house church has been raided.

For more visit:
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1286066/xinjiang-christian-desperate-after-police-raids-house-church