The Church: Why Bother?

The Church: Why Bother? is a great new book by Pastor Jeffrey Johnson of Grace Bible Church in Conway,Arkansas. He will be a guest in the coming weeks on The Mike Corley Program. “In one way or another, virtually every troubling trend in the current world of evangelical Christianity is rooted in misunderstanding about the […]

Revival and Revivalism

This is an excerpt of a review by Terry Chrisope, Associate Professor of History and Bible at Missouri College, of the book Revival and Revivalism: The Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism, 1750-1858., by Iain H. Murray, available from Monergism Books The final third of the book describes the popularization of revivalism in American Christianity. […]

Survey: 3 in 5 Unchurched Americans are Christian

ChristianPost.com About three out every five unchurched persons in America are self-described Christians, according to a new survey unveiled Monday. Notably, however, a majority of these self-identified unchurched Christians hold a biblical view of God, reports The Barna Group, which conducted the survey. According to Barna, 68 percent of unchurched, self-identified Christians believe that God […]

When Should a Difference in Doctrine Make You Leave?

Desiring God.org– If your pastor asked you not to talk about the doctrines of grace, what would you do? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LltkcUT-w-0] If you were a member of an Arminian church, and your pastor asked you not to talk about the doctrines of grace, what would you do? I would ask him what he means: “Do you […]

Church Yearbook: SBC Membership Drops Again; Catholics Rebound

The Christian Post-The nation’s largest Protestant denomination reported a decline in membership for the second year in a row, according to the National Council of Churches’ 2010 yearbook of churches. The Catholic Church, meanwhile, rebounded from last year’s reported membership loss with a 1.49 percent growth, joining church bodies including the Assemblies of God and […]