BWA Leader Outlines Problem with Prosperity Gospel

The prosperity gospel has influenced a large number of Christians across a broad section of the Christian faith, according to Deji Ayegboyin, president and chief executive officer of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. “It is obvious that prosperity teaching is a...

Baptist Contribution to Understanding of Holy Spirit

Baptists, historically, are preoccupied more with Christology – doctrines concerning the nature and person of Christ – than with pneumatology – doctrines concerning the Holy Spirit. “Baptists have emphasized the preeminence of the person and work of Christ, and...

Former Head of Pentecostal Denomination Dies

(RNS) Bishop Chandler David Owens, a former presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ known as an orator and international leader, died Sunday (March 6) at the age of 79. Owens served as leader of the nation’s largest black Pentecostal denomination from 1995 to...

Massive Pentecostal Meeting Means Massive Bucks for City

ST. LOUIS (RNS) When is a church convention more than just another church convention? When 40,000 saints from the Church of God in Christ come marching in and relocate the year’s largest convention from one cash-strapped city to another. For the first time in more...

Palin Keeps Mum on Faith

(RNS) Sarah Palin once pursued politics out of a religious sense of calling, and considered her choice as vice presidential candidate by 2008 GOP nominee John McCain part of “God’s plan.” But now, as the midterm elections loom and Palin positions herself as the...