Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther As we continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, along with the many achievements resulting from it, it can be easy for us to forget that these men and women were far from perfect. Writing on Luther’s view of the Jews, Bernard Howard gave this candid view: Luther is to me both hero and anti-he

The Compass Headlines 08-13-2017

The Compass Headlines 08-13-2017

Seventh-day Gay Adventists Criticized by a Catholic Magazine The Crisis Magazine, a Catholic publication, has called out the Seventh-day Gay Adventists documentary and its proponents for their lack of biblical fidelity. Regis Nicol writes, "the film promotes a revisionist exegesis of Scripture—namely, that biblical injunctions against homosexuality

The Compass Headlines 07-27-2017

The Compass Headlines 07-27-2017

Are we Guilty of Capricious Compassion? Ever been on a short-term mission trip overseas? Richard Stearns sees this as "capricious compassion” and argues for longterm focus to ensure true transformation. For your church’s next mission-trip, ask if there are coordinated and sustained efforts to ensure longterm changes in the community you are about t

The Compass Headlines 07-17-2017

The Compass Headlines 07-17-2017

The Church and the Age of Screens Screens are everywhere.  Wether its teenagers snap chatting or adults reading their Bible from their phone during the church service, the challenge of screens and the distraction they cause is a threat to the church that Alan Jacobs recognizes.  He writes, "The church need not repudiate, or crusade against, digital

The Compass Headlines 06-16-2017

The Compass Headlines 06-16-2017

Southern Baptist Convention Rattled by Racism Throughout this past week, the Southern Baptist Convention was rattled this week with a resolution condemning white supremacy in the church.  However, by Thursday afternoon, a vote broke through that condemned the “anti-gospel, alt-right, white supremacy” movement. For more on race relations and the Chr

The Compass Headlines 05-26-2017

The Compass Headlines 05-26-2017

Less than 4 out of 10 say God created man in present form, lowest in 35 years According to the latest Gallup, only 38% of Americans believe God created man in present form, which is the lowest in 35 years.  Approximately 75% of Americans still believe that God was involved in the creation of humanity in some way including the possibility of a divin