Finding Joy In Hard Times – THIS TOO SHALL PASS

As sure as the sun rises and sets each day, you will have periods in your life when things are just not going your way. In reality, life is basically a constant fluctuation of emotional highs and lows.  While you cannot control what happens outside your door, you CAN control yourself. There are things you can do to maintain a positive and even joyful mindset.

Potawatomi Christian chapel speaker Kaitlin Curtice draws ire of Baylor student group

(RNS) — A week after Potawatomi Christian author and speaker Kaitlin Curtice spoke in chapel at Baylor University, people are still talking about it. Although perhaps not for reasons the school or speaker would hope. Curtice’s remarks during the school's three chapel services about her journey of “decolonizing” her faith drew pushback from a student group at the private Christian university in Texas, and her message was reportedly interrupted by a shouting student.

Southern Baptist Convention Removes Church With Registered Sex Offender Pastor

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, on Tuesday expelled one of its churches for employing a pastor who is a registered sex offender. The move is the first significant action from the Southern Baptists after recent promises to improve the handling of sexual abuse allegations in churches.

Surprising Concerns Pastors See The US Church Facing

While issues like religious liberty and celebrity pastors garner significant headlines and social media discussion, they rank toward the bottom of the issues pastors say are major concerns facing the Christian church in the U.S. today. For almost three-quarters of American pastors (72%), watered down gospel teaching is a significant concern confronting the church today, according to Barna’s State of the Pastor study.

C.O.G.I.C. Church Rises to CA Govs Challenge to Help Homeless Youth

St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Sacramento, California, hopes to partner with city leaders to help provide transitional housing for homeless youth. Pastor Larry K. Joyner told ABC 10 News that the partnership would simply continue the church’s posture of outreach toward the community.