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No Lie: Americans Still Ascribe to the Ten Commandments

Survey ranks the Bible’s Big 10 on relevance, and looks at the morality of nine kinds of lies. As Americans look for better strategies to prevent gun violence, pastor Robert Jeffress recently told Fox News that the first step should be instructing children to obey God and his commandments. “Teaching people, starting with our children, […]

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Easter Fool’s Day

The real divine “prank” is not the Resurrection. This Holy Week, hundreds of frazzled preachers around the world have undoubtedly heaved a sigh of relief. Instead of having to fret over what illustration to use on Easter Sunday morning to capture their listeners’ attention, they can simply seize the opportunity the calendar has handed them. […]

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#ChurchToo: Andy Savage Resigns from Megachurch over Past Abuse

Memphis pastor who faced backlash after standing ovation: “Apologies are important, but more is required.” Andy Savage, the pastor who disclosed his decades-old assault on a teen in his former youth group to an applauding congregation, stepped down from his position at a Memphis megachurch on Tuesday. Savage’s January 7 remarks on his repentance regarding […]

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Lord, Have Mercy on 67% of Us

A Lenten research roundup of what Americans think of sin. Pope Francis warned this year against “fake fasting” during Lent. “We must pretend,” Francis said with a smile during a Friday mass in February. “That is not showing others that we are performing acts of penance.” Those who fast should reflect on their sins and […]

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To Be or Not to Be an Evangelical

Do Christians need a term or label to identify ourselves? A friend wrote, “I no longer call myself an Evangelical.” He is thoughtful and well informed, but now I suspect he is feeling a bit embarrassed as he has chosen to avoid a term used globally by hundreds of millions of Christians. For many within […]