The head of the 85-million member worldwide Anglican Communion has officially sent his congratulations to the royal family over its most recent addition. The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, sent out the message Monday after news of the birth was released by Buckingham Palace.
"I am delighted to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their baby boy," said Welby. "Along with millions here and around the world, I share in their joy at this special time. May God bless this family with love, health and happiness in their shared life ahead."
Throughout the weekend, the world was anxiously awaiting the news of the pending arrival of the child of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. On social media, the phase #royalbaby trended across the world on Twitter while news organizations streamed live footage from the Palace waiting for the results. more >>
Over 5,000 attendees have flooded the campus of Indiana's Purdue University for an event held every three years by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches (CPC, CPCA), which began Tuesday and will end Saturday.
Known as the Presbyterian Youth Triennium, the multiday event kicked up on Tuesday with the opening worship sermon being delivered by the Rev. Michelle Thomas-Bush. "We must boldly proclaim who Jesus is for us today," said Thomas-Bush of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C.
"We Presbyterians are people of action and so we usually try to let our actions speak for us, but sometimes we must answer the question 'Who do you say that I am?' and boldly proclaim our answer." more >>
A task force created by The Episcopal Church to investigate changes within the denomination's ecclesiastical structure has met and released a new report.
"Structural, administrative, and governance change is only one component of the renewal to which the church is being called. Our deepest hope and prayer for our work is that it will be part of, and will continue to catalyze, the renewal that is taking place in many places around the church," reads part of the report from the Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC). met last week at the Institute of Technology in Linthicum, Maryland.
"In order for structural, administrative, and governance reforms to be compelling and to effect meaningful change, they must be grounded in a coherent vision for what those structures are supposed to do in the life of the church," TREC stated in a news release provided by the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs on Tuesday. more >>
The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a motion to intervene on behalf of a group of Indiana churches being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for a proposed display of crosses on public property.
Filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the motion was filed for 10 churches located in the Evansville area.
Bryan Beauman, an ADF allied attorney involved in the case, told The Christian Post that with the paperwork filed a hearing for the ACLU lawsuit has been scheduled for Thursday. more >>
While New England Patriots' Tim Tebow may be the most famous active evangelical NFL player, there are at least five former NFL player who are now pastoring a church or active as a Christian minister.
Below is a list compiled by CP, in no particular order.
Napoleon Kaufman more >>
A former elementary school music teacher received a life sentence this week for the murder of his ex-wife, whom he gunned down while she was playing the organ during a church service in Northern Pennsylvania last year.
Gregory Eldred, 53, of Coudersport, Pa. faced the possibility of receiving the death penalty for his crimes. However, by pleading guilty to first-degree murder, he ended up getting life in prison instead. The Potter County judge who sentenced him also deemed Eldred ineligible for parole this past Tuesday.
Eldred shot and killed his 53-year-old ex-wife Darlene Sitler during a service at First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport on Dec. 2 of last year. The church is located 140 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. more >>