At prayer healing services in some Pentecostal churches, pastors invite people infected with HIV to come forward for a public healing, after which they burn the person's anti-retroviral medications and declare the person cured.
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South African evangelist Angus Buchan says he has a hope to see "total revival" in the United States "starting with the men and spreading to the family, communities and nation as a whole".
A female priest has been elected as the new bishop for an Anglican diocese that serves the Vancouver area and the Sunshine Coast.
Baby boomers might not be that different from the Greatest Generation when it comes to religion. Like their parents, many boomers will attend religious services later in life. But unlike their parents, baby boomers are more likely to describe a deep, intense spiritual connection from a personal experience than a religious one from an institutional practice.
CINCINNATI, OH, (November 26, 2013) How well do you know the Scriptures? The Holy Bible is by far the most important book ever written. Yet so many people start reading it, but fail to read it in its entirety. Scriptures have been misquoted, and popular phrases have been mistaken for God's Word. Comprehensive Bible Study Lessons has been designed to help others to know and understand God's Word. Its purpose is to promote reading God's Word! The study lessons have many beneﬁts. It tests Bible knowledge, encourages self-study, develops a love for the Word, increases understanding, and promotes appreciation for the Word of God.
For an outsider looking in at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church in Manteca, Calif., it would be hard not to ask the question, "Who are the Kisi?"
All we hear of Nigeria in the news is about attacks on Christians by the terror group Boko Haram. But something different is happening in the country's south, as reflected in a three and a half square mile pavilion a Pentecostal church is constructing to accommodate increasing number of worshiper.
When news of Pastor Teddy Parker's suicide reverberated throughout the Christian community this past week, the discussion of mental illness and depression was put back on the minds of many people. It was revealed that the pastor of Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia, had been battling manic depression and kept it hidden from his congregation until his death on last Sunday.
My Hope America with Billy Graham has provided a catalyst for Christians to live evangelistic lives extending outside church walls and into all walks of life, said K. Marshall Williams, an inner-city Southern Baptist pastor in Philadelphia.
A Presbyterian Church (USA) special committee has recommended that the denomination look to add more racial and ethnic diversity to its process for clerical ordination.