Over 1,700 Attendees Drawn to Largest Annual Apologetics Conference; Robots, Aliens and Superheroes Among Topics

1 2   Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Book Review: David Limbaugh’s ‘Jesus on Trial’ Is a Winning Verdict Christian Apologetics: The Evangelistic Wave of the Future? Richard Land Calls on Evangelicals to Reclaim Culture From Satan Letting Science ‘Interpret’ Scripture Is Slippery Slope, Says Young...

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Megachurch Pastor Sergio de la Mora Talks Church Planting, Growing Congregation After Risking Reputation, Resources

(Photo: Exponential video screen grab) Pastor Sergio de la Mora speaks on church planting during Exponential Conference on October 8, 2014. Church planting is successful when a planter knows their community’s needs and is willing to risk their reputation and resources, said Pastor Sergio de la Mora of San Diego’s Cornerstone Church, during an Exponential...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Child Sex Abuse Cases Bring Religion’s Practices Into Question

(Photo: The Christian Post/Nicola A. Menzie) A group of Jehovah’s Witnesses stand by their table displaying religious literature on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Atlantic Terminal subway station in New York City. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Siblings Sue Jehovah’s Witnesses for Alleged Sexual Abuse; Problem Part of Nationwide Situation? ...

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Efrem Smith Preaches ‘Uncomfortable’ Message on Christians Marginalizing the Marginalized, Wanting Success Without Suffering

(Photo: Christian Post via exponential.org) Efrem Smith is seen in this screengrab speaking on the topic of evangelism on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Exponential West Conference in Los Angeles, Calif. Efrem Smith, preacher, author and urban ministry advocate, delivered a challenging, uncomfortable and anointed message about evangelism, according to some of the...

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New York Pastor Encourages Community to Be ‘Snitches’ in Crime Investigations

A New York pastor launched an “I Am a Snitch” campaign Sunday aimed at encouraging his Buffalo community members to report crimes to police despite the stigma attached to individuals who “snitch.” The campaign is a response to the Sept. 28 murder of 19-year-old Marquis Scott in Niagara Falls, New York, which police are still trying to...

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‘Preaching Alabama’ Debuts on TLC, Follows Family of Preachers Competing for Followers in the Bible Belt (VIDEO)

(Photo: Courtesy TLC) ‘Preaching Alabama’ on TLC. Tonight, TLC debuts a new show about a “rowdy” family dedicated to preaching the Gospel in the Bible Belt. “Preaching Alabama” focuses on and introduces the country to the Speegle family which is made up entirely of preachers. The group ran a highly successful church in Florida then...

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Efrem Smith Preaches ‘Uncomfortable’ Message on Christians Marginalizing the Marginalized, Wanting Success Without Suffering

(Photo: Christian Post via exponential.org) Efrem Smith is seen in this screengrab speaking on the topic of evangelism on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Exponential West Conference in Los Angeles, Calif. Efrem Smith, preacher, author and urban ministry advocate, delivered a challenging, uncomfortable and anointed message about evangelism, according to some of the...

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New York Pastor Encourages Community to Be ‘Snitches’ in Crime Investigations

A New York pastor launched an “I Am a Snitch” campaign Sunday aimed at encouraging his Buffalo community members to report crimes to police despite the stigma attached to individuals who “snitch.” The campaign is a response to the Sept. 28 murder of 19-year-old Marquis Scott in Niagara Falls, New York, which police are still trying to...

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‘Preaching Alabama’ Debuts on TLC, Follows Family of Preachers Competing for Followers in the Bible Belt (VIDEO)

(Photo: Courtesy TLC) ‘Preaching Alabama’ on TLC. Tonight, TLC debuts a new show about a “rowdy” family dedicated to preaching the Gospel in the Bible Belt. “Preaching Alabama” focuses on and introduces the country to the Speegle family which is made up entirely of preachers. The group ran a highly successful church in Florida then...

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‘Preaching Alabama’ Debuts on TLC, Follows Family of Preachers Competing for Followers in the Bible Belt (VIDEO)

(Photo: Courtesy TLC) ‘Preaching Alabama’ on TLC. Tonight, TLC debuts a new show about a “rowdy” family dedicated to preaching the Gospel in the Bible Belt. “Preaching Alabama” focuses on and introduces the country to the Speegle family which is made up entirely of preachers. The group ran a highly successful church in Florida then...

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‘Preaching Alabama’ Debuts on TLC, Follows Family of Preachers Competing for Followers in the Bible Belt (VIDEO)

(Photo: Courtesy TLC) ‘Preaching Alabama’ on TLC. Tonight, TLC debuts a new show about a “rowdy” family dedicated to preaching the Gospel in the Bible Belt. “Preaching Alabama” focuses on and introduces the country to the Speegle family which is made up entirely of preachers. The group ran a highly successful church in Florida then...

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‘Preaching Alabama’ Debuts on TLC, Follows Family of Preachers Competing for Followers in the Bible Belt (VIDEO)

(Photo: Courtesy TLC) ‘Preaching Alabama’ on TLC. Tonight, TLC debuts a new show about a “rowdy” family dedicated to preaching the Gospel in the Bible Belt. “Preaching Alabama” focuses on and introduces the country to the Speegle family which is made up entirely of preachers. The group ran a highly successful church in Florida then...

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‘Preaching Alabama’ Debuts on TLC, Follows Family of Preachers Competing for Followers in the Bible Belt (VIDEO)

(Photo: Courtesy TLC) ‘Preaching Alabama’ on TLC. Tonight, TLC debuts a new show about a “rowdy” family dedicated to preaching the Gospel in the Bible Belt. “Preaching Alabama” focuses on and introduces the country to the Speegle family which is made up entirely of preachers. The group ran a highly successful church in Florida then...

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Christian Youth Leaders Must Teach Apologetics to Show Believing in Jesus is Not Blind Faith, Says Student Pastor

Christian youth leaders need to teach teenagers and young adults the basics of apologetics in order to be able to defend their faith in a logical manner, says student pastor and writer Benjer McVeigh. McVeigh notes that even though youth ministers may not be educated in philosophy or apologetics, they need to be able to answer questions that may arise from young...

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‘Major Reversal’ Against Biblical ‘Disobedience’ in Agreement With UM Pastors Who Blessed Gay Wedding?

(Photo: EPA UMC) Peggy A. Johnson, Philadelphia Area Bishop of the United Methodist Church. An agreement has been reached regarding a formal complaint leveled against 36 United Methodist clergy and leaders who blessed a gay wedding in defiance of official church rules. Last week, the UMC Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced a “Just Resolution” made...

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Youth Pastor and Family Killed in Six-Car Pile-Up; ‘He Loved God and Loved People,’ Head Pastor Says

(Photo: Facebook/Rosebower Baptist Church) Michael Cruce, wife Monica, and sons Joshua and Stephen. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Pastor ‘Excited’ About ‘Porn Sunday’; Says Porn Had ‘Death Grip’ on His Life ‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath...

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‘Major Reversal’ Against Biblical ‘Disobedience’ in Agreement With UM Pastors Who Blessed Gay Wedding?

(Photo: EPA UMC) Peggy A. Johnson, Philadelphia Area Bishop of the United Methodist Church. An agreement has been reached regarding a formal complaint leveled against 36 United Methodist clergy and leaders who blessed a gay wedding in defiance of official church rules. Last week, the UMC Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced a “Just Resolution” made...

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Youth Pastor and Family Killed in Six-Car Pile-Up; ‘He Loved God and Loved People,’ Head Pastor Says

(Photo: Facebook/Rosebower Baptist Church) Michael Cruce, wife Monica, and sons Joshua and Stephen. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Pastor ‘Excited’ About ‘Porn Sunday’; Says Porn Had ‘Death Grip’ on His Life ‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath...

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Youth Pastor and Family Killed in Six-Car Pile-Up; ‘He Loved God and Loved People,’ Head Pastor Says

(Photo: Facebook/Rosebower Baptist Church) Michael Cruce, wife Monica, and sons Joshua and Stephen. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Pastor ‘Excited’ About ‘Porn Sunday’; Says Porn Had ‘Death Grip’ on His Life ‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath...

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Youth Pastor and Family Killed in Six-Car Pile-Up; ‘He Loved God and Loved People,’ Head Pastor Says

(Photo: Facebook/Rosebower Baptist Church) Michael Cruce, wife Monica, and sons Joshua and Stephen. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Pastor ‘Excited’ About ‘Porn Sunday’; Says Porn Had ‘Death Grip’ on His Life ‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath...

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Youth Pastor and Family Killed in Six-Car Pile-Up; ‘He Loved God and Loved People,’ Head Pastor Says

(Photo: Facebook/Rosebower Baptist Church) Michael Cruce, wife Monica, and sons Joshua and Stephen. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Pastor ‘Excited’ About ‘Porn Sunday’; Says Porn Had ‘Death Grip’ on His Life ‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath...

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Youth Pastor and Family Killed in Six-Car Pile-Up; ‘He Loved God and Loved People,’ Head Pastor Says

(Photo: Facebook/Rosebower Baptist Church) Michael Cruce, wife Monica, and sons Joshua and Stephen. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Pastor ‘Excited’ About ‘Porn Sunday’; Says Porn Had ‘Death Grip’ on His Life ‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath...

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Youth Pastor and Family Killed in Six-Car Pile-Up; ‘He Loved God and Loved People,’ Head Pastor Says

(Photo: Facebook/Rosebower Baptist Church) Michael Cruce, wife Monica, and sons Joshua and Stephen. Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! Related Pastor ‘Excited’ About ‘Porn Sunday’; Says Porn Had ‘Death Grip’ on His Life ‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath...

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Harvest America: All Roads Lead to God But Only One Road Leads to Heaven, Through Jesus Christ

1 2 3   DALLAS — Pastor Greg Laurie shared his powerful Gospel message on God’s grace and salvation through Jesus Christ with an overflow crowd of 19,000 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center and Victory Park Sunday for his first Harvest America in the Lone Star State. Along with the overcapacity crowd, a total of 3,900 host venues...

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Harvest America Youths Canvas Dallas With Thousands of Invitations; 43 People Immediately Commit Life to Jesus

(Photo: Harvest America) Members of SWAT (Students With a Testimony) have been sent out by ministry leaders prior to Harvest Crusades events for the past several years. A member of the team talks to someone in Philadelphia prior to Harvest America last year, [FILE]. DALLAS – Kevin Monzon, 16, has a passion for telling others about Jesus Christ. So do the 46 other...

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Calvary Chapel South Bay Pastor Steve Mays Dies at 64 After Surgery

The Rev. Steve Mays, the longtime pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay in Torrance, California, and who traveled with founding Pastor Chuck Smith in the early years of the ministry, died due to complications from a back surgery. A former drug addict and gangster, Pastor Mays died Thursday “due to complications from back surgery,” his wife, Gail, said in a...

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‘We’ve Got Your Back Pastor,’ Legal Group Promises Church Leaders Who Fear Incurring Wrath of IRS, Atheists on Pulpit Freedom Sunday

(Photo: Reuters/John Adkisson) Pastor Mark Harris of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., preaches during on Pulpit Freedom Sunday on Oct.7, 2012. Nearly 1,500 U.S. pastors reportedly have agreed to flex their free speech muscles this weekend and preach politically-charged sermons on the occasion of Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Their act of civil disobedience, which...

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Ex Porn Addict and Minister: 5 Reasons Pastors Are More Vulnerable to Sexual Temptation

Pastors are not immune to sexual temptation, in fact, their positions as ministers place them right in the path of danger, says Christian writer Jeff Fisher. Fisher knows this topic all too well as his former pornography addiction caused him to lose his ministry position at one point. In a blog post written for Church Leaders, Fisher notes five reasons pastors...

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Highly Influential Evangelical Apologist Gretchen Passantino Coburn Dies at Age 62

(Photo: Courtesy of Mark Mittelberg) Gretchen Passantino Coburn (neé Beisner) died on October 2, 2014. She was the co-founder and director of Answers In Action and served in full-time Christian ministry for 40 years. Gretchen Passantino Coburn also co-founded Christian Apologetics: Research and Information Service in 1974 with her late husband, Bob...

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Greg Laurie’s Harvest America: More Than 3,400 Churches, Theaters, and Living Rooms to Host Livestream From Dallas

(Photo: Harvest Ministries) Evangelist Greg Laurie delivers the message of hope in Jesus Christ during the last night of 2014 SoCal Harvest before an overflow capacity crowd of 47,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Aug. 17, 2014. Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries will take their Southern California-grown, power-packed worship music and straight-forward Gospel message to...

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Robert Schuller’s Grandson Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, Former Crystal Cathedral Congregation

(Photo:Christian Newswire) The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove church in Orange County, California. The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, the new name for Schuller’s original congregation, which...

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Greg Laurie’s Harvest America: More Than 3,400 Churches, Theaters, and Living Rooms to Host Livestream From Dallas

(Photo: Harvest Ministries) Evangelist Greg Laurie delivers the message of hope in Jesus Christ during the last night of 2014 SoCal Harvest before an overflow capacity crowd of 47,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Aug. 17, 2014. Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries will take their Southern California-grown, power-packed worship music and straight-forward Gospel message to...

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Robert Schuller’s Grandson Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, Former Crystal Cathedral Congregation

(Photo:Christian Newswire) The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove church in Orange County, California. The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, the new name for Schuller’s original congregation, which...

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Greg Laurie’s Harvest America: More Than 3,400 Churches, Theaters, and Living Rooms to Host Livestream From Dallas

(Photo: Harvest Ministries) Evangelist Greg Laurie delivers the message of hope in Jesus Christ during the last night of 2014 SoCal Harvest before an overflow capacity crowd of 47,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Aug. 17, 2014. Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries will take their Southern California-grown, power-packed worship music and straight-forward Gospel message to...

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Robert Schuller’s Grandson Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, Former Crystal Cathedral Congregation

(Photo:Christian Newswire) The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove church in Orange County, California. The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, the new name for Schuller’s original congregation, which...

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Greg Laurie’s Harvest America: More Than 3,400 Churches, Theaters, and Living Rooms to Host Livestream From Dallas

(Photo: Harvest Ministries) Evangelist Greg Laurie delivers the message of hope in Jesus Christ during the last night of 2014 SoCal Harvest before an overflow capacity crowd of 47,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Aug. 17, 2014. Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries will take their Southern California-grown, power-packed worship music and straight-forward Gospel message to...

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Robert Schuller’s Grandson Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, Former Crystal Cathedral Congregation

(Photo:Christian Newswire) The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove church in Orange County, California. The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, the new name for Schuller’s original congregation, which...

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Greg Laurie’s Harvest America: More Than 3,400 Churches, Theaters, and Living Rooms to Host Livestream From Dallas

(Photo: Harvest Ministries) Evangelist Greg Laurie delivers the message of hope in Jesus Christ during the last night of 2014 SoCal Harvest before an overflow capacity crowd of 47,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Aug. 17, 2014. Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries will take their Southern California-grown, power-packed worship music and straight-forward Gospel message to...

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Robert Schuller’s Grandson Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, Former Crystal Cathedral Congregation

(Photo:Christian Newswire) The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove church in Orange County, California. The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller, Bobby Schuller, has been named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church, the new name for Schuller’s original congregation, which...

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Greg Laurie’s Harvest America: More Than 3,400 Churches, Theaters, and Living Rooms to Host Livestream From Dallas

(Photo: Harvest Ministries) Evangelist Greg Laurie delivers the message of hope in Jesus Christ during the last night of 2014 SoCal Harvest before an overflow capacity crowd of 47,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Aug. 17, 2014. Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries will take their Southern California-grown, power-packed worship music and straight-forward Gospel message to...

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