‘Pope Francis’ Claims Angel’s Greeting to Mary as Being ‘Full of Grace’ Meant She Was Without Sin

‘Pope Francis’ Claims Angel’s Greeting to Mary as Being ‘Full of Grace’ Meant She Was Without Sin

ROME — In one of the feasts and celebrations marked on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar leading up to Christmas, Catholics around the world observed the Feast of Immaculate Conception on Friday, a day in which those who follow the religion commemorate their belief that Mary was conceived in her mother Anne’s womb without original […]

‘Church of Sweden’ Aiming to Use ‘More Inclusive’ Language When Referring to God

‘Church of Sweden’ Aiming to Use ‘More Inclusive’ Language When Referring to God

(Western Journal) — The Church of Sweden acted Thursday to urge its clergy to stop using solely masculine references to God by adopting a new handbook governing all forms of worship. The handbook makes significant changes to how priests are encouraged to talk about God. “We talk about Jesus Christ, but in a few places […]

Episcopal Priest Leads Singing of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ During Sunday Services

Episcopal Priest Leads Singing of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ During Sunday Services

PASADENA, Calif. — An Episcopal priest led those gathered in the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during this past Sunday’s services, according to a video posted to social media and blog post about “Dodger Blue Sunday.” The video was shared to the All Saints Episcopal Church Pasadena page by attendee Rick […]

‘God Is the Judge,’ Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Tells ‘The View’ When Asked Whether or Not Abortion Is Sin

‘God Is the Judge,’ Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Tells ‘The View’ When Asked Whether or Not Abortion Is Sin

Carl Lentz of Hillsong New York recently appeared on ABC’s “The View,” where he was asked whether or not abortion is considered a sin at his church. While the answer was unclear, Lentz said that “God is the judge” and that he would prefer to know a person’s name and beliefs before making a determination […]

Beer Enthusiast’s New ‘Calvinist’ Film Brews Concern for Blending in ‘Young, Restless & Reformed’ Speakers

Beer Enthusiast’s New ‘Calvinist’ Film Brews Concern for Blending in ‘Young, Restless & Reformed’ Speakers

Publisher’s Note: The focus of this article is not about anything that any of the speakers directly promoted in the film, or its theological message in general, but highlights the concerns over the filmmaker, his selection of some of the speakers included—whose public lifestyles have raised questions over the merger of Calvinistic teaching with worldliness—and […]

Clergyman Who ‘Married’ Same-Sex Partner Will Only Face One of Three Charges Before UMC Committee

Clergyman Who ‘Married’ Same-Sex Partner Will Only Face One of Three Charges Before UMC Committee

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A leader of an “inclusive, progressive and reconciling” United Methodist church in Ohio will only face one of three initial charges after the West Ohio Conference Committee on Investigation decided to pursue just one of the complaints filed against him. David Meredith, 61, who has led Clifton United Methodist Church for five years, […]

Blasphemous Minister Who Supports Polyamory Claims ‘Holy Trinity Is a Polyamorous Relationship’

Blasphemous Minister Who Supports Polyamory Claims ‘Holy Trinity Is a Polyamorous Relationship’

DALLAS, Texas — A blasphemous Baptist minister in Texas known for his book “The Queering of an American Evangelical” says that he supports polyamorous—or plural—relationships and believes that God Himself is polyamorous. “The Holy Trinity is a polyamorous relationship,” Jeff Hood, who holds a doctorate with a focus in “queer theology” from Brite Divinity School and […]

Former Megachurch Minister Refuses to Exclude Profanity From Social Media Post: ‘I Will Not Sanitize This’

Former Megachurch Minister Refuses to Exclude Profanity From Social Media Post: ‘I Will Not Sanitize This’

ANDERSON, S.C. — A former megachurch pastor who says he has been struggling with guilt since being fired last year due to problems with alcohol abuse recently refused to exclude profanity from a social media post that transparently expressed how badly he feels about his sins and the consequences of his choices. His language has generated a variety of reactions, including […]

Roman Catholic Dioceses Nationwide Being ‘Consecrated’ to ‘Immaculate Heart of Mary’

Roman Catholic Dioceses Nationwide Being ‘Consecrated’ to ‘Immaculate Heart of Mary’

A number of Roman Catholic dioceses nationwide—and also globally—have been consecrating themselves to the “immaculate heart of Mary” throughout 2017, a practice that evangelicals say is unbiblical and gives to the earthly mother of Jesus the devotion that should be bestowed to Christ alone. “We are uniting ourselves to her who opens up the way for God to enter, […]

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