Kanye West to Appear at Awaken 2020 Along With ‘Prophets’ Lou Engle, Cindy Jacobs

Kanye West to Appear at Awaken 2020 Along With ‘Prophets’ Lou Engle, Cindy Jacobs

TEMPE, Ariz. — Rapper turned gospel artist Kanye West is scheduled to appear at this month’s Awaken 2020 conference, alongside New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) “prophets” Lou Engle and Cindy Jacobs, as well as Bethel worship leader Jeremy Riddle and Brian “Head” Welch of Korn. The event will be held on Jan. 18 at the Sun […]

United Methodists Propose Split: UMC to Start ‘LGBTQ’-Approving Religion While ‘Traditionalists’ Form Own Denom

United Methodists Propose Split: UMC to Start ‘LGBTQ’-Approving Religion While ‘Traditionalists’ Form Own Denom

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Citing that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is at an “impasse” on the issue of homosexuality, a proposal has been put forward to mutually agree for “traditionalist” United Methodists to leave and form their own denomination, so that those remaining can remove the biblical prohibition on homosexuality as encompassed in the Book of […]

Prominent Youth Minister Sentenced to More Than 1,000 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Teen Boys

Prominent Youth Minister Sentenced to More Than 1,000 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Teen Boys

 GADSDEN, Ala. — A prominent youth minister, televangelist and author in Alabama has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing seven teenage boys. Acton Bowen, 38, had initially denied the accusations against him, remarking in a statement last year, “I have not done what I am […]

Ghananian Pastor Bathes in Barrel, Asks Congregation to Drink the Water for ‘Anointing’

Ghananian Pastor Bathes in Barrel, Asks Congregation to Drink the Water for ‘Anointing’

 (Ghana Web) — A video of members of a so-called church drinking their church leader’s bathwater has angered the Ghanaian public. The video, which became an instant internet sensation for the wrong reasons, had the so-called “man of God” directing his church members to drink water he had soaked his body in. … Unfortunately, […]

Lesbian Episcopal Priest Named President of National Abortion Federation: ‘Abortion Providers Are Modern-Day Saints’

Lesbian Episcopal Priest Named President of National Abortion Federation: ‘Abortion Providers Are Modern-Day Saints’

WASHINGTON — The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has announced that its board has appointed Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, a lesbian Episcopal priest, to serve as its president and CEO. “Abortion providers are some of my personal heroes and modern-day saints,” she said in a statement. “It is an honor to be able to serve and support […]

Swiss Protestant Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

Swiss Protestant Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

(Evangelical Focus) — The historic Protestant Church of Switzerland has voted to allow same-sex “marriages” in its churches. The Federation of Swiss Evangelical Churches (SEK) unites 26 regional Protestant churches in the central European country. After what was described as a “lively” but respectful debate during the SEK autumn assembly, 45 delegates voted in favor, […]

‘Go Home’: John MacArthur’s Sharp Rebuke of Beth Moore, Decry of Feminism Sending Shock Waves

‘Go Home’: John MacArthur’s Sharp Rebuke of Beth Moore, Decry of Feminism Sending Shock Waves

Influential pastor and speaker John MacArthur is causing waves after decrying woman preachers, and saying that popular speaker Beth Moore should “go home.” MacArthur, who last week was speaking at the “Truth Matters Conference,” a celebration to honor his 50th year in ministry, weighed in on an ongoing debate in the Southern Baptist Convention over […]

Decline of Those Identifying as Christians in United States Continues at Rapid Pace According to Study

Decline of Those Identifying as Christians in United States Continues at Rapid Pace According to Study

(Pew Research Center) – The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share […]

Seminary Students Repent to Plants, ‘Confess’ and ‘Sorrow in Prayer’ to Vegetation in Chapel Ceremony

Seminary Students Repent to Plants, ‘Confess’ and ‘Sorrow in Prayer’ to Vegetation in Chapel Ceremony

In a story that would seem to be some kind of satire, a seminary where students gathered together during a chapel ceremony to “confess,” “grieve” and “sorrow in prayer” toward an assortment of potted plants laid out on the floor, actually took place as a part of an activity that, school officials say, was done […]

BBC Flooded with Complaints Over ‘Songs of Praise’ Episode Featuring Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

BBC Flooded with Complaints Over ‘Songs of Praise’ Episode Featuring Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

(The Christian Institute) — The BBC has received 1,238 complaints over a controversial Songs of Praise episode featuring a same-sex wedding. The episode was billed as a celebration of faith and marriage, but showed clips of the wedding between Jamie Wallace and Ian McDowall at Rutherglen United Reformed Church near Glasgow. Viewers strongly objected to […]

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