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Friday Five Interview: Trillia Newbell

May 31, 2013 5:00 AM

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Trillia Newbell. Trillia Newbell is a freelance journalist and writer. She writes on faith and family for The Knoxville News-Sentinel, and serves as managing editor for Women...

Friday Five Interview: Russell Moore

May 10, 2013 5:00 AM

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Russell Moore, the recently-elected president of the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, replacing the recently retired Richard Land. Prior to accepting this position, he was...

Why the Church Should Still Publicly Oppose Gay Marriage

May 29, 2012 12:00 AM

In a previous post, we presented reasons churches should NOT oppose gay marriage. Now we present Matthew Lee Anderson's case for churches to oppose same-sex marriage legislation. Few aspects of our public witness on ethical and political questions are as...

Joel Hunter Responds to Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement

May 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Last week President Obama publicly acknowledged his support for same sex marriage in an interview with ABC News. Shortly before the interview, the president called Dr. Joel Hunter, pastor of Northland Church near Orlando and a spiritual adviser to the...

Obama Endorses Same Sex Marriage--Now What?

May 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Everyone thought he would wait until after the election. After all, same-sex marriage is still a wedge issue in most of the country. With just over half of Americans now supporting gay marriage, and with many religious conservatives already distrustful...

Should Churches Tell Singles to Use Contraceptives?

April 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Earlier this month evangelical leaders from every sector of the culture gathered in Washington DC for the Q conference. One of the panels focused on the staggering number of abortions among single women within the church. Panelists discussed the problem...

Would You Attend a Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony? (Revisited)

October 19, 2011 12:00 AM

Last week I wrote a brief report about Al Mohler's dissatisfaction with Joel Osteen's answers during his CNN interview with Piers Morgan. Osteen said that while he would not officiate a same-sex marriage ceremony, he was open to attending one...

Would You Attend a Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony?

October 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Al Mohler is mopping the floor with Joel Osteen's perfectly quaffed hair. Last week Osteen and his wife were interviewed by CNN's Piers Morgan to promote his new book Every Day A Friday, How To Be Happier 7 Days a...

Ur Video: Driscoll on Mr. Moms

March 28, 2011 12:00 AM

In the last few weeks our conversation has focused on gender and relationship issues in the church. Bob Hyatt has talked about his church's journey toward opening leadership roles for women. And Mark Almlie wrote about the bias he sees...

Are We Afraid of Single Pastors? (Part 2)

February 15, 2011 12:00 AM

Read part 1 of "Are We Afraid of Single Pastors?" Prejudice is like a cockroach: it is able to get into the smallest of places, and it never seems to die. What’s worse is that everyone carries the cockroach of...

Pastor Blames Facebook For Divorces

February 9, 2011 12:00 AM

Reverend Cedric Miller of Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in New Jersey has banned Facebook. He's ordered about 50 married church officials to delete their accounts or resign and has called on married people in his 1,100-member congregation to delete...

Are We Afraid of Single Pastors?

January 31, 2011 12:00 AM

Is being a Protestant single pastor like being a married Catholic priest? Is it an oxymoron? I never would have thought so until the economic crisis hit, and I had to find a new pastoral position. For the first time...

Scot McKnight: The Story Called Us

June 24, 2009 8:42 AM

At the end of his lecture and after answering a smattering of questions, the pristine and aged New Testament scholar, Bruce Metzger, asked Doug Moo if he could share something on his heart to the seminary students gathered that day....

Q & A: Rick Warren

April 9, 2009 12:00 AM

Sarah Pulliam at Christianity Today has just posted her interview with Rick Warren. He talks about the controversy surrounding his invocation at President Obama's inauguration, the uproar over his support of Proposition 8 in California banning same-sex marriage, and the...

A Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage

December 12, 2008 12:00 AM

by Bob Hyatt An excerpt: ...the state needs to get out of the "marriage" business. It should recognize that as long as it uses that term and continues to privilege certain types of relationships over others this issue is going...

The Life You've Always Wanted (in Bed)

July 22, 2008 8:00 AM

A number of churches are now preaching a message I never heard from the pulpit growing up: God wants you to have sex. Lots of sex. Great sex. All for his glory, of course. In February 2008, Relevant Church...

Audio Ur: Dan Kimball on Gay Marriage

July 9, 2008 12:00 AM

Last month the California Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Some are predicting that the California ruling will open the door to gay marriage throughout the country. How should church leaders respond? Skye Jethani, managing editor of Leadership, recently spoke...

Squelched by Marriage

October 29, 2007 12:00 AM

When I get home tonight, I'll think awhile about Gordon MacDonald's new column. In fact, I think most pastors and leaders should think hard on his thesis: What has the dominant, big-personality, leader type squelched in his spouse? I may...

Married to the Ministry: has the pastor’s wife’s role changed for better or worse?

August 4, 2006 12:00 AM

When my wife and I interviewed at my present church she asked what expectations the congregation had of staff spouses. She was told, "We just expect spouses to be church members like everyone else - serving, attending worship, and living...

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