Tim Keller Stepping Down as Redeemer Senior Pastor


The influential Reformed leader is moving away from his NYC pulpit as his church becomes three.

CHR Comment: Keller will continue service to the broader church by teaching at Reformed Theological Seminary in New York.

Source: Tim Keller Stepping Down as Redeemer Senior Pastor | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

Small Church Focus in Southern Baptist Convention


An “average” church pastor is the president of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference.

CHR Comment: The article describes the election of a smaller church pastor to the presidency of the Pastor’s Conference and highlights differences between leadership from larger churches and from smaller churches, where most Southern Baptists attend.

Source: One on One with the Small Church Pastor who “Took Over” the SBC Pastors Conference to Highlight Smaller Churches | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

Church of England’s General Synod


Alternative truths abounded last night after the General Synod vote on the bishops\’ report on human sexuality came through and the House of Clergy voted by a narrow margin not to take note of it.

CHR Comment: A closer look at the working of the Church of England’s General Synod as the three houses—bishops, clergy, and laity—vote on issues of human sexuality.

Source: Why The General Synod\’s Vote Last Night Was Bad For Everyone | Christian News on Christian Today

Evangelicals buy ad to blast Donald Trump’s refugee ban


Evangelical leaders have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees.

CHR Comment: This issue illustrates a dividing point among American Evangelicals on issues of immigration and national security. Instead of using the Good Samaritan text to make their point, there are Old Testament texts about strangers and refugees that would better apply to the situation of modern refugees.

Source: Evangelicals buy ad to blast Donald Trump’s refugee ban – CNNPolitics