Millennials are asked why they’re leaving church and their answers are challenging

Millennials are asked why they’re leaving church and their answers are challenging

Unsplash Nearly one year ago, Sam Eaton, a millennial from Minneapolis, wrote a blog post detailing “12 reasons millennials are over church.” Since then, he has received thousands of hateful and angry comments. But what he wants Christians to know is that that was his love letter to the American church. “I got a lot of hate for this,” said Eaton, an elementary school music teacher and founder of a suicide prevention ministry called Recklessly Alive. “I love the church like Christ loved the church. I want to see it prospering and I look around and I see my generation has left.” Eaton was joined this week by two other millennials to discuss his controversial blog post on “The Table” podcast, hosted by Dr. Darrell Bock, executive director for Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary. Bock invited them to try...Read more
First Baptist pastor Eddie Hilburn resigns after prostitution arrest

First Baptist pastor Eddie Hilburn resigns after prostitution arrest

Eddie Hilburn, 52, with his wife.(Photo: Twitter) Eddie Hilburn, a married associate pastor and father of three at The Woodlands First Baptist Church in Texas, resigned from his position Friday, a day after he was arrested by a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy who he allegedly paid for ***. Early Friday morning, The Woodlands First Baptist Church still highlighted a profile of Hilburn, 52, and his family on their website stating that he had been with the church since July 2012. By Friday afternoon, however, his information was scrubbed from the website and the church released a statement that he had resigned. “In regard to the recent arrest of Dr. Eddie Hilburn, The Woodlands First Baptist Church has received and accepted his resignation and has taken steps to notify the congregation. This is a difficult time for Eddie, his family and our church. We continue to seek...Read more
Crab gets turned on its back and reveals the face of Jesus

Crab gets turned on its back and reveals the face of Jesus

(Unsplash/AdamWyman) It was a crab like no other for one Washington state park ranger when she caught something she wasn’t expecting during a normal crabbing expedition. Regis Swanson revealed to KIRO-TV how she nearly did a double take when she flipped over an ordinary crab only to find something extraordinary on its underside – the face of Jesus! And it was an eleventh hour discovery for Regis and her friends as she told the station they hadn’t found much of a catch in their pots before then. “We dropped several crab pots but didn’t have any keepers until this pot was pulled up,” Regis Swanson told KIRO-TV. “The crab was crawling up the cage and flipped over showing her belly when I noticed the Jesus face!” The humor of the discovery wasn’t lost on Regis who tweeted to her friends later: ‘Went crabbing. Found @jesus’...Read more
Actress to play Princess Jasmine in Disney’s new live-action Aladdin is a committed Christian

Actress to play Princess Jasmine in Disney’s new live-action Aladdin is a committed Christian

Disney’s choice for Princess Jasmine, Naomi Scott, is a Christian(Photo: Reuters) Now there’s another Christian in Hollywood for believers to get excited about after the casting of Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s next live action movie. The 24-year-old pastors’ daughter is on the rise after appearing as the Pink Ranger in the 2017 Power Rangers movie. Now she’s set to soar after landing the part of Princess Jasmine, known to generations of children as the girl who won the heart of Aladdin in the 1992 Disney animated movie. According to her Wikipedia page, her parents are both pastors at the Bridge Church, Woodford, in Redbridge, England, where she also once served as a worship leader. Dad, Chris Scott, is described on the church’s leadership page as a fully accredited minister with Assemblies of God, while mom Usha ‘has been...Read more
Dunkirk review: a magnificent light in our darkest hour

Dunkirk review: a magnificent light in our darkest hour

The evacuation of the British Army at Dunkirk is part of a period in World War Two history that Winston Churchill called ‘the darkest hour’. France had fallen, the US army were still far away, and the British Empire stood alone and in retreat against the rising forces of Nazi Germany and its allies. It’s hard to imagine a more bleak or desperate prospect than an army of 400,000 men trapped on a beach, as brutal enemies closed in. And thanks to Christopher Nolan, we no longer need to imagine. Nolan’s Dunkirk absolutely translates the oppressive, relentless horror of that ‘darkest hour’ to the big screen. Plunged into the heart of the action from three overlapping vantage points, we follow the lives of the men who fought, fought for life, and fought for others in the famous evacuation. In three different narratives, and across three different...Read more

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