Charles Pitts, a retired Lake Mary executive, was attending service athis Longwood church late last year when his pastor launched a recruiting mission for foot soldiers in the battle against homelessness. "I knew immediately I wanted to join," said Pitts, 72, who has lived at both ends of the rags to riches spectrum.
The weekend after the Pulse nightclub shooting, the Rev. Joel Hunter stood before his congregation and confessed that he was shaken - not because he had so many gay friends, but because he had so few. "Why wasn't I aware of how vulnerable this community is?" he wondered.
Most evangelical church leaders condemn same sex relationships. But some evangelical churches and colleges are starting to have open and frank conversations about sexual orientation and gender identity. Evangelicals and rethinking LGBTQ rights and inclusion.
(RNS) The most important new book on evangelicals in many years has been released just in time for Easter. Frances FitzGerald's massive new tome is called "The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America." Everyone who cares about religion in America must read it.
Co-held by CCC and Christian Leadership Exchange (CLE), the China-US Church Ministries Symposium kicks off in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A, on February 13, 2017. - China Christian Daily, CCD
February 17, 2017 By Ken Camp / Managing Editor More than 500 religious leaders nationwide-including a Texas Baptist seminary professor-have endorsed a petition seeking a new trial for Texas death row inmate Christopher Young because a prospective juror was excluded on the basis of her church membership.
Dwight Eisenhower, born in Texas in 1890, was a World War II hero. He was also a wartime president during the Korean War (1950-53). He knew the horrors of war and tried to use his presidency to promote peace.