‘Belieber!’: Religious Publishers Raking in Rewards With Justin Bieber and the Bible

‘Belieber!’: Religious Publishers Raking in Rewards With Justin Bieber and the Bible

(Reuters) — Religious publishers in the United States are busy these days, releasing such new books as a biography of pop music phenom Justin Bieber — entitled “Belieber!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber.” Other tomes mix spirituality with memoir and self-help topics. New editions of the Bible have also been released recently,  as […]

‘Together 2016’ Organizer Meets With ‘Pope Francis’ to Unite Christians, Catholics on National Mall

‘Together 2016’ Organizer Meets With ‘Pope Francis’ to Unite Christians, Catholics on National Mall

WASHINGTON — An ecumenical event featuring Hillsong United, Lecrae, Michael W. Smith, Josh McDowell, Ravi Zacharias, Francis Chan and other renown evangelical and Catholic speakers and musicians that is set to take place in Washington, D.C. is raising concerns as it seeks to draw a million attendees to “link arms” in unity, including with the Vatican. […]

U.K. Congregation Posts Kanye West Lyrics Rather Than Scripture to Attract Attendees

U.K. Congregation Posts Kanye West Lyrics Rather Than Scripture to Attract Attendees

LONDON — A congregation in London is raising eyebrows over its practice of quoting from celebrities such as Kanye West on their outdoor blackboard rather than Scripture as a way to attract attendees. “You’re not perfect, but you’re not your mistakes,” read a recent quote outside of St. Andrew’s Church in Hornchurch, London, attributing the lyric to rapper […]

‘Christian Rocker’ Left Wife, Children After Embracing Homosexuality

‘Christian Rocker’ Left Wife, Children After Embracing Homosexuality

During an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Friday, Everyday Sunday’s Trey Pearson, who released a letter last week to fans in which he came out as a homosexual, outlined that he has left his wife after deciding to no longer fight against having feelings for men. As previously reported, Pearson, known for the hit songs “Find Me […]

Church Plant Part of Tim Keller’s ‘Gospel Coalition’ Urges Pastors to ‘Tell Us to Vote for Clinton’

Church Plant Part of Tim Keller’s ‘Gospel Coalition’ Urges Pastors to ‘Tell Us to Vote for Clinton’

WASHINGTON — A leader at a Washington, D.C. assembly that is a part of Tim Keller’s Gospel Coalition recently penned an article asserting that pastors nationwide should encourage their congregations to vote for Hillary Clinton. Nick Rodriguez is a member of Anacostia River Church, a congregation planted by Mark Dever and led by Thabiti Anyabwile. […]

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Confirms Youth Leader Appeared as ‘Naked Cowboy’ at Women’s Conference

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Confirms Youth Leader Appeared as ‘Naked Cowboy’ at Women’s Conference

NEW YORK — Hillsong leader Brian Houston confirmed this week that the youth minister at Hillsong NYC recently appeared as a “Naked Cowboy” lookalike at the congregation’s recent women’s conference, but said he didn’t know about the plan in advance and that it “won’t happen again.” As previously reported, Hillsong’s Colour Conference was held on […]

‘Christian Rocker’ Who Came Out as ‘Gay’ to Perform at Pride Festival

‘Christian Rocker’ Who Came Out as ‘Gay’ to Perform at Pride Festival

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A self-identifying Christian rock band whose lead singer came out as homosexual this week and was applauded by several other professing Christian musicians, has now announced that it will be performing at a festival this month celebrating “gay pride.” Everyday Sunday’s Trey Pearson, 35, released a letter to fans on Monday to […]

Mennonite Leader’s Credentials Suspended for ‘Ministerial Misconduct’ in Officiating ‘Gay Wedding’

Mennonite Leader’s Credentials Suspended for ‘Ministerial Misconduct’ in Officiating ‘Gay Wedding’

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A Mennonite leader in North Carolina has had his ministerial credentials suspended for officiating a same-sex “marriage” ceremony despite denominational prohibitions against the practice. The Virginia Mennonite Conference suspended Isaac Villegas’ credentials on May 25. Villegas had been leading Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship in North Carolina and officiated a ceremony between […]

Concerns Raised as Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Praises Oprah Winfrey After Appearance on Super Soul Sunday

Concerns Raised as Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Praises Oprah Winfrey After Appearance on Super Soul Sunday

NEW YORK — Hipster Hillsong NYC leader Carl Lentz has drawn concerns over the past week after he posted a photograph on social media announcing his upcoming appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” television broadcast. “I really enjoyed my time with @oprah filming for her Super Soul Sunday show,” he wrote on May 18. “She […]