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Sudan releases church leader held since December

Telahoon Nagose Kassa

Sudan has released one of two church leaders jailed since December, sources said, leaving another pastor incarcerated without charges. Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship at the embattled Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, was released May 10 after Sudan’s National Intelligence ...

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Porn addiction, what can the church do?

According to a new study by Barna Group, use of pornography within the church nearly mirrors secular statistics. Aaron Reinicke of Reinicke Counseling Associates, himself a former porn addict, said the church can better address the issue of pornography within ...

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Conflict and burnout among top reasons pastors quit

burnout

Sometimes a call from God is not enough to keep a pastor in his post. Many evangelical pastors who quit before retirement age found “another calling” either off the pulpit or out of ministry altogether. But many also say they ...

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Fanny Crosby’s lost lyrics now expanding her legacy

Fanny Crosby’s hymns have impacted lives for Christ worldwide for generations, but until recently 2,700 of them were overlooked in an archive, unsung and unpublished. Now on the album “Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby,” some of those ...

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Is it pretty outside? Then you’re less likely to go to church

San Diego coastline

Can a beautiful landscape compete with religious worship? A Baylor University study, published in the journal Sociology of Religion, found that U.S. counties with nicer weather and prettier natural surroundings see lower rates of religious affiliation. The study authors suggest that, ...

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