A number of churches are exploring ways to build affordable housing on their own land—what pastors and other leaders are referring to as YIGBY, or “Yes in God’s Backyard.”
A recent report from Pew Research shows 65% of Americans currently describe themselves as Christians, down from 77% in 2009. The percentage of Americans who say they have no religion is now 26%.
Replacing outgoing president Leith Anderson, scholar and pastor Walter Kim will become president of the National Association of Evangelicals, an organization of which the Christian Reformed Church is a member.
From mob violence to anti-conversion laws to clampdowns on churches, the effects of rising Hindu nationalism under Prime Minister Narendra Modi have left India’s estimated 28 million Christians fearing for their future.
A ruling in a lawsuit brought by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA against the University of Iowa has found the university’s deregistering of the group was unfair—it ought to be able to require faith in its leaders.
Mark Charles, speaker and author with Navajo and American-Dutch lineage with a history in the Christian Reformed Church, is running an independent campaign for the U.S. presidency, desiring to build a nation where “‘We the people’ truly means all the people.”
The Christian Academy in Japan, a suburban Tokyo school founded in 1950 with Christian Reformed World Missions (now Resonate) as a founding partner, is investigating 66 cases of alleged past abuse of students at the school.
A recent report released by the Center for Public Justice details how congregations can play a role in supporting the increasing number of members caring for elders.
Rachel Held Evans, best-selling Christian writer and speaker, died May 4 after a brief illness. She was 37.
Jean Vanier, a Catholic philosopher, writer, and founder of L’Arche, a worldwide network of homes where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together, died May 7 at age 90.
The National Trust for Canada, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving historic buildings, has stats and stories on how disused churches are being repurposed and saved from the wrecking ball
An independent group of Christian leaders advising Willow Creek Community Church has found allegations of “sexually inappropriate words and actions” by church founder and former pastor Bill Hybels to be credible.
The United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States, concluded its special session Tuesday, passing one of three proposals for the church to move forward together despite deep divides over the inclusion of LGBTQ members.
From practicing a technology sabbath to instituting an intentional rest on an alternate day of the week, Jewish and Christian sabbath-keepers talk about the benefits.
Schools in Canada and the U.S. have made different choices on codes of conduct and position statements related to human sexuality.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and others are welcoming changes to the federal government’s summer jobs program that remove language interpreted by many to require support for abortion.
A one-day summit on sexual abuse organized by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College featured writers, leaders, and pastors sharing stories and asking the church to do better.
Church Worldwide: November 9 marked the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act. Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, spoke at an event hosted by the Religious Freedom Institute and Baylor University in Washington D.C.
“Luther: The Rock Opera” debuted to about 600 people last year at the the Stadthaus Theater in Wittenberg. This fall, Lost and Found band brought performances to five cities across the U.S. Midwest.
According to analysis by Matthew Soerens of World Relief, the number of Christian refugees coming to the United States from the countries where Christians are most persecuted has dropped dramatically.
Eugene Peterson, the best-selling author of The Message and longtime pastor praised as a “shepherd’s shepherd,” passed away Monday Oct. 22 at age 85.
When Winnie Muchuba was invited to be part of a Catholic refugee center's pilgrimage to Rome, her worshiping community at Jubilee Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in St. Catharines, Ont., rejoiced with her and prayed for her on her way.
Billy Graham, a religious phenomenon who became a household name and preached to multitudes of people across the globe, died Wednesday after more than a half-century of ministry.
Travel bans and changes to the numbers of refugee admissions under the Trump administration have affected many Christian and faith-based resettlement organizations in the U.S.