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Created on Thursday, 16 October 2014 / Culture
Tags: Joseph Mattera, religious liberty, freedom of expression, Houston, pastors, Fox News, gender equality, homosexuality, Annise Parker, bedroom, church, bullies, diverse culture
As reported Tuesday, the city of Houston has issued subpoenas for several pastors to hand over all their sermons regarding homosexuality, gender identity or Mayor Annise Parker. The far-left has now finally ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 22 August 2014 / Ethics
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, religious systems, pastors, rules, expectations, cultures, false religions, Old Testament, regulations, legalism, prestige, wealth, power, money, stumbling block, kingdom, ...
Every church and/or organization has a corporate culture with norms, rules and expectations that pressure participants to conform. Some cultures are good and some bad. That being said, there are particular ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 August 2014 / Vision
Tags: Ed Stetzer, mission, self, God's glory, worship, idolatry, prestige, professionalism, missional effectiveness, pastors, leaders, agenda, religious, megachurch
Mission is the opposite of self. That sounds simple and obvious, yet the sad truth is that we revert to non-mission—or self-centered mission—very simply and obviously. The ease with which we ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 12 June 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, same-sex marriage, pastors, weddings, First Amendment, religious liberty, freedom of speech, activists, human rights, civil rights
It should be obvious to all that the ultimate goal of the far left is to re-interpret and or amend the First Amendment to take away religious liberty and freedom of speech. Since the legalization of same-sex ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research, Ed Stetzer, religious liberty, decline, United States, Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court, preachers, uneasy, evangelical, Christian leaders, war
Americans have always had mixed feelings about religious liberty. Most say it’s important, but they don’t always agree how much liberty is enough or too much. That’s the issue at the heart of the Supreme ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 10 March 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Napoleon Kaufman, Greg Surratt, Barbara Yoder, Ron Luce, Josh McDowell, gospel, salvation, Ron Phillips, religious, cancer, Christianized, faith, obstacles, Abba's House, Teen Mania
... We’ll get along.” When we arrived at church, we found about 200 people crammed into this little white church, and they were singing loud and happy. This was really new to me. I always felt like going to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 23 January 2014 / Vision
Tags: Joseph Mattera, Roman Catholic church, Kingdom, religious paradigm, Vatican, church doctrine, secular culture, pastors, megachurches, cultural influence
As I have been traveling the world teaching on the kingdom of God in many large Christian leadership conferences, I have noticed something of great concern to me. Since many pastors in Latin America, Europe ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 / Culture
Tags: Joseph Mattera, Katie Couric, social issues, moral issues, New York city, megachurch, pastors, controversy, Jesus, Israel, Roman Empire, religious, legal, political
Recently, a well-known New York City megachurch pastor (whom I know and like) was interviewed by Katie Couric regarding his stance on several issues, including same-sex marriage. To paraphrase (in my own ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Phil Cooke, pastors, inspiration, reality, prophetic voices, speakers, Bible, adultery, New Testament, Jesus, religious leaders
The last 30 years of church history could be called the “inspiration” decades. It’s been a period where pastors were more likely to be inspirational speakers than prophetic voices. And I get it. Most people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 04 October 2013 / Evangelism
Tags: Mark, Gospels, fishing, religious, boats, nets, hunting, sea, water, shotgun, Christ, Word of God, Behavior, Bible, Men, NewMan E-Mag, Salvation
Mark 1:17 says, “And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men’” (ESV). Throughout my ministry, God has placed so many different people in my path—people from all different ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 / Multi-Ethnic Ministry
Tags: Iran, Ed Stetzer, Hassan Rouhani, pastor, Saeed Abedini, gospel, Central Asia, religious liberty, Christ, Christian
Iran is all over the news. President Obama and President Hasan Rouhani talked just over a week ago—the first time the presidents of the two nations have spoken since 1979. This is being hailed as good ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 / Culture
Tags: David Vigil, Heal Your Servant, decapitated church, martyrs, prosperity, brothers, sisters, grace, love, courage, religious cowardice, legalism, brash, judgmental, homosexual, fallen minister, sexually ...
... 1,200 ministers across the globe. I would greatly encourage every reader to listen to call of Christ. You are equipped with unique giftings and a wonderful commission. Take courage, be vigilant and be ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 19 September 2013 / Youth
Tags: Ron Luce, nones, youth, ministry, lost generation, Pew Research Center, religiously unaffiliated, atheists, agnostics, Barna Research Group, teenagers, Billy Graham crusades
... we confront these challenges? Our Current Dilemma Think about the above-mentioned studies, then add to them this report: In a 2007 poll by the Pew Research Center, 83 percent of Millennials said they “never ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 August 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Ed Stetzer, discipleship, broken views, Great Commission, religious knowledge, program, Romans, preaching, growth, effort, Philippians, salvation, practical steps
There is a lot of talk about discipleship these days—and it is about time. Jesus seemed to think discipleship was a big deal, putting it as the heart—and the verb—of the Great Commission to "make disciples ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 20 December 2012 / Columns
Tags: Atheists, tree lighting, Queen James Bible, homophobic, Mayans, armageddon, rape, Choices4Life, religious freedom, Obamacare
Check out some links below to recent stories from Charisma News that you'll find interesting and informative. You can also sign up to receive stories on your smart phone by signing up for the free Charisma ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 / Main
Tags: church world service,churches,cuba,michael kinnamon,nation council of churches,religious travel,restrictions
QUOTE: "These impractical restrictions have reduced our ability to send religious delegations to Cuba, limited our opportunities to accompany and support our Cuban church partners and have the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 / Main
Tags: americans,barna group,churchgoers,david kinnaman,easter,holiday,religious,resurrection,unchurched
Less than one-third of active churchgoers said they definitely plan on bringing an unchurched friend to an Easter service this year, according to a new study from the Barna Group. However, most ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 March 2010 / Main
Tags: 67th annual convention & exposition,christian post,christianity,frank wright,gospel,government,nation religious broadcasters
QUOTE: "It will be a matter of great concern if our government can successfully force us to stop proclaiming the full counsel of God. ... But when we put the shackles on our own arms—that is a ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 / Main
Tags: 20-somethings,baby boomers,denomination,faith,generation x,millennial generation,pewforum,religious
Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are significantly less likely to be affiliated with religious organizations or identify themselves with a particular denomination, according to a new study ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 August 2009 / Main
Tags: funeral, memorial service, religious service, death, dead, minister, dying, celebrant, ritual,celebrant
... no ceremony or one led by family." A 2008 survey of more than 6,000 people found that only one in four adults expects to have a religious service when they die. And with more than half of all Americans ... [ +++ ]

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