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Americans like the Bible… They just don’t read it.

A recent study put out by Lifeway Research gives us some interesting information that paints a picture of how Americans view, study, and apply the Word of God to their lives. It starts out painting what could maybe be a hopeful study, stating that 90% of Americans have read at least a portion of the …

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5 Things That Are NOT A Badge Of Honor In Leadership

Find yourself busy? A little overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Especially in leadership. I made a lot of mistakes in how I handled my workload as a young leader in charge of three small but rapidly growing churches. Like many people, I assumed that the only way to handle a growing organization was to work more …

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TRANSGENDER AGENDA FAIL: Scientists Say There Are More Than 6,500 Genes That Express Differently In Men And Women

Transgender activists have simultaneously detached gender completely from sex and suggested that men can magically become “real women” by merely “identifying” as female, and vise-versa. This is untrue, of course. A new study composed by Weizmann Institute of Science researchers just widened the hole in the transgender narrative pushed by progressives: it has been found …

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‘The Media is Lying about Transgender Agenda’ Says Concerned Parent Group

The U.K. media has facilitated the harmful idea that children can be transsexual, a parental campaign group has warned. Transgender Trend, a group of concerned parents who challenge pro-trans propaganda, says the media—and the BBC in particular—are responsible for introducing and normalizing the idea that children can be “trapped in the wrong body.” In an …

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judge refuses to hear same-sex adoption cases ‘as a matter of conscience

A family court judge in Kentucky is refusing to hear adoption cases involving gay parents “as a matter of conscience” because he believes such households would not serve the best interests of the child. Judge W. Mitchell Nance filed an order recusing himself from any future adoption cases involving “a practicing homosexual.” He cited a …

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Do We Need A Broader Definition Of Church Growth?

There’s more than one way for churches to grow. But over the last forty years or so we’ve been given one model of church growth almost exclusively. Get more people in the building. That model is so prevalent that when I dare to suggest that many small churches are healthy churches with something to add …

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11 Star Wars Quotes For Your Sermon Sunday Morning

May the Fourth and Fifth are, by many, celebrated as “Star Wars Days” (“May the Fourth” and “Revenge of the Fifth”). In honor of that, Jesus Name News brings you a list of Star Wars Quotes from the movie that one could use as an object lesson in a Bible Study or Sermon. Presented in …

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What is your Aroma in the spirit realm?

Many of us LOVE sweet smells and HATE horrible smells. In fact, smells have the power to effect our moods. Fragrances/Odors have the power to bring up traumatic experiences, good experiences, love, lustful thoughts, and many other good or bad things. This is taken from a writing on sirc.org (Social Issues Research Center). “Although there …

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Kendrick Lamar Offers His Thoughts on Church Teaching

Kendrick Lamar wants to showcase a side of God that he hasn’t seen in church, one that focuses less on the blessings of God and more on God’s wrath. Lamar, the 29-year-old rapper whose fourth studio album “Da–” is sitting atop Billboard charts, believes the churches that only focus on the idea of hope are …

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Pentecostal pastor sued over control of Prineville church

The sermon that David Fisher had prepared on a recent Sunday for the congregation he pastors in Prineville was about a topic he said God told him that it needed to hear: forgiveness. After all, when an international religious organization is suing you, saying you ignored its rules and policies, changed the locks on its …

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Fast-growing Pentecostal movement enthusiastically affirms support for Israel

Bishop John E. Putnam stood at the podium and exclaimed to the crowd, “Who here loves Israel and the Jewish people?” The thunderous applause indicated the ecstatic approval by more than 500 pastors, ministers, and their families attending a recent conference of United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). Putnam, superintendent of UPCI’s Wisconsin District, had fired …

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“Super Christians” Are Overrated

I think there’s a misunderstanding out there that I’d like to confront. The rationale behind this varies. Some think that it’s their pastor’s job to preach the gospel, not theirs. Others believe that proclaiming the hope of Christ is the domain of the traveling evangelist or revivalist. Some think that if they live an upstanding …

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