The Church

Donald Trump, the Johnson Amendment, and the Question of Christian Cowardice

Posted Jan 11, 2017 by Michael L. Brown If President Trump succeeds in removing the oppressive Johnson Amendment, which limits freedom of speech from the pulpits, will Christian leaders be more outspoken on controversial moral, cultural, and political issues? I have my doubts, since I don’t believe it is the Johnson Amendment that has muzzled… Read More »

Christians ‘Under Caesar’s Sword’ – Responding to Worldwide Persecution Read

One hundred years ago, one-third of the population of Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, was non-Muslim. It was home to hundreds of thousands of Jews and Christians. Today, Istanbul, the largest city of the modern state of Turkey, is less than one percent non-Muslim. This did not happen by accident. What’s more, the same forces… Read More »

No, We Can’t ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Marriage: And Here’s Why

For years, a steady drumbeat of Christian pastors, musicians, and authors have announced they’ve “evolved” on the issue of homosexuality. Authors like Matthew Vines and more recently, Jen Hatmaker, musician Nicole Nordeman and Yale philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff argue that the Bible doesn’t actually condemn same-sex “marriage.” Christians, they say, should bless such unions as “holy.”… Read More »

Christian Persecution Intensifies

  For those of us who live in comfortable homes in safe democracies, persecution of Christians and martyrdom may seem like a cruel historical fact, but nothing could be further from the truth. Sunday the 13th of November marked the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church in 2016, a date that Christians across… Read More »

Bad Religion – Many Christians Endorse Heretical Beliefs Without Realizing It

Is American Christianity evolving into a faith with more ‘believing unbelievers’ and ‘unbelieving believers’ than simply true believers? These oxymoron references perhaps best describe both the confusion and apostasy related to the doctrines and practices embraced by many professing Christians in America today. In a recent article for breakpoint.org, G. Shane Morris decries the apparent… Read More »

State Of The Church In America

Just how healthy is the Christian Church in America today? Is it strong and vibrant, well on its way to becoming a ‘glorious church, without spot or wrinkle’? Or this there more reason to believe that Christianity is rapidly regressing spiritually and that Americans are increasingly turning their backs on God? In a recent series… Read More »

Hallelujah!!! 200,000 Tibetans, Including 62 Buddhist monks, Come To Jesus!

Something wonderful in the Christian sense is happening in Tibet, a region in China considered as the highest in the world and the home of Mount Everest, earth’s highest mountain rising more than 29,009 feet above sea level. Tibetans are mostly Buddhist, but there are also some Muslims and Christians, according to sources.

Why These Closing Churches Are Fueling the Charismatic Movement

Hillsong Church London holds four services, attended by 8,000 people, every Sunday at the Dominion Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Hillsong Church London) Church closings are nothing new in Britain. In the past six years, 168 Church of England churches have closed, along with 500 Methodist and 100 Roman Catholic churches. “Christianity in Britain has seen a… Read More »

The Presbyterian Church Is Dying A Slow Death After Abandoning Biblical Othodoxy

Churches are supposed to be growing, not shrinking, but one major denomination is facing crisis rates of decline. The Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is expecting to see a loss of over 400,000 members between 2015 and 2020, according to an internal document titled The Layman. The Layman is the publication for the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a… Read More »

Have We Lost Our Hunger For Revival?

By Dr. Michael Brown For many years, the question has been asked, “Why is it that we don’t see revival?” The answer remains, “Because we are willing to live without it.” God fills the hungry and satisfies the thirsty (Ps. 107:9). The rain falls on the dry land, and the fire falls on the sacrifice… Read More »