Top 10 Mistakes Pastors Make in Planting Churches

The National Association of Christian Ministers conducted a survey of ministers from a wide variety of backgrounds asking this question: What are the top 10 mistakes pastors make in church planting?  The responses were collected and reviewed by a smaller team of diversely selected ministers to chose the 10 responses that they thought were most … Read more

Study: 43% of millennials ‘don’t know, care, believe’ God exists

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Syndicated from the Christian Post  Just 26% of Gen X and 16% of millennials believe that when they die, they will go to Heaven only because they confessed their sins and accepted Jesus as their savior, compared to nearly half of the generation before them, a new study has found. The American … Read more

How God Saved Alice Cooper

by James Hirsen, Syndicated from Newsmax Alice Cooper, known prior to his fame days as Vincent Damon Furnier, credits his faith in Jesus Christ, along with his daily Scripture readings, for freeing him from the Vise-Grip of alcoholism. Cooper’s public religious professions convey an especially hopeful and deeply moving message to those who find themselves … Read more

Over half of US Christians believe good works will get them into Heaven

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Syndicated from The Christian Post  Less than half of U.S. Christians expect to experience eternal salvation because of their confession of sin and acceptance of Christ as their Savior, while a larger number of professing Christians believe good works will get them into Heaven, a new survey has found. The American … Read more

I’m An Expert In Near-Death Experiences & Here’s What I Learned From 50 Years Of Research

By Jason Wachob, Syndicated from mindbodygreen.com Bruce Greyson, M.D., started out as a skeptic. He went through traditional psychiatric training in medical school and described himself as a “materialistic scientist.” So when he saw a handful of patients who described profound experiences when they came close to death—or near-death experiences (NDEs)—he wasn’t convinced. “They claimed they … Read more

Christianese: Christian Code Words. Have you heard them?

By Stephen Altrogge, Syndicated from The Blazing Center Congratulations on getting saved! Now that you’re a Christian, there are a few things you really should know. First, you must listen to the songs “Secret Ambition” and “Jesus Freak”. These two songs will come up a lot in conversations, and have the potential to make you … Read more

Reflecting on scripture has stress dampening effect for Christians

Article by ERIC W. DOLAN; Syndicated from PsyPost.org In a recently-published study in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, researchers found evidence that reflecting on biblical scripture impacted subsequent cardiovascular stress reactivity among Christian college students. The findings provide new insights into how religious practices can influence psychophysiological processes. “I have a long-term interest … Read more