Three Christians were arrested in Moscow, Idaho for participating in an outdoor worship service. Was the arrest warranted? The Latah County commission candidate Gabe Rench, who is also one of the co-hosts of “CrossPolitic” a conservative politics show, was one of three who were arrested by police during a “Psalm sing” event that took place […]
Beliefnet’s Robert Mims, a longtime Christian author and former Associated Press reporter, is puzzled that Campus Crusade for Christ would change its name to “Cru.”
In his column, he muses:
It seems having“Jesus” or “Christ” or even “Christian” on the signs of churches or logos of ministries – even long-established ones dedicated to spreading the gospel – has become passé.
Even evangelical and fundamentalist congregations have been jettisoning those reminders of the founder of the faith in favor of more palatable – dare I say, politically correct – terms. This is, after all, the age of the “seeker friendly/seeker sensitive” church.
“Hope” churches are aplenty. A Google search yields 82.8 million results for that choice. “Life” churches garner 56.3 million. “Faith” churches pull down 23.4 million, and “Journey” is popular, too, at 8.4 million. (Full disclosure: I worship at Lifechurch Utah, a name selected a couple years ago to replace the words “Valley Assembly.”)