Tag «Christian»

The Counter-Intuitive Appeal of Christian orality in a 21st Century World

Unless Christianity updates its doctrine and adapts to a changing world, it’s destined for irrelevancy! A century ago, many church leaders made this sort of claim about God’s supernatural intervention in human affairs. The Bible’s miracle stories were simply unbelievable for modern people in a world steeped in the discoveries of science. As a result, …

As Goes the Mainline, So Goes the Nation

The next President of the United States will likely be a self-identified mainline Christian. Hillary Clinton is a member of the United Methodist Church and Donald Trump continues to assert that he is a Presbyterian. However, Clinton does not align with the UMC on the exclusivity of Christianity, LGBTQ issues or abortion. Trump’s self-avowed denomination …

Christian Congregation in Syria Defies ISIS by Continuing Church Services Amid Persecution

A Christian congregation in Syria is defying the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by continuing to hold church services amidst the threat of violence and death. By Lorraine Caballero, Christian Daily. While many Christians fled Syria after ISIS razed the war-torn region, Pastor Edward Awabdeh and his congregation stayed and supported each other …

The Moravian Church and the PCUSA Enter Full Communion Agreement

The Episcopal Cafe blog. Full communion among Protestant denominations means that churches in full communion recognize in one another the essentials of the Christian faith. It may also involve free interchangeability of membership by individual members of each denomination and an interchangeability of the ordained ministry between the churches. The primary symbols of their full communion is …

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