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Justin Bieber thanks Jesus for forgiveness after leaving wild days behind

(Photo: Instagram/Justin Bieber)Pop star Justin Bieber, who once made more bad headlines than good, has thanked Jesus that he no longer has to live in shame. The "What Do You Mean?" singer shared his reflections on the meaning of his Christian faith on his Instagram page, where he has over 140 million followers.  "Thank you... Read more

Movie Producer Denies Paris Jackson Is Depicting Jesus as a Lesbian Woman in Upcoming Film

Movie Producer Denies Paris Jackson Is Depicting Jesus as a Lesbian Woman in Upcoming Film British independent film producer Cassian Cary Elwes is addressing protests by Christian organizations over his upcoming film Habit.The film features Paris Jackson, the daughter of pop icon Michael Jackson, who news outlets initially alleged would be playing the... Read more

Who Is My Neighbor? How Jesus Calls Out Passivity

From the time I could speak, I watched Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. One of my first sentences was, Hi neighbor. Much of my childhood was spent visiting my neighbors on my street. I had a very concrete idea of who my neighbors were until I began to really study Scripture.When asked what the greatest commandment is,... Read more

Backlash against Paris Jackson’s female Jesus in ‘Habit’ movie is ‘out of proportion’, producer claims

Paris Jackson as Jesus in "Habit"(Photo: Voltage Pictures)The producer of a new movie starring Paris Jackson as a female Jesus says controversy over the part has been "completely blown out of proportion". The model and daughter of Michael Jackson is taking on the controversial role in upcoming indie flick, 'Habit', which also stars Bella Thorne,... Read more

‘Jesus was a black man,’ says Stephen Cottrell

Stephen Cottrell(Photo: Lambeth Palace)The new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has spoken of his desire to advance racial equality in the Church of England after his confirmation this week.  Cottrell, speaking to The Sunday Times, said the Church of England's leadership was "still too white" and that he wanted to see the same change happen... Read more

Abbey’s ‘black Jesus’ stirs up a storm but is that so bad?

A Last Supper by Lorna May WadsworthA large-scale painting of the Last Supper depicting Jesus as a black man has sparked controversy and heated debate in the UK and around the world. I reckon that's no bad thing. In fact, it could be really positive. St Albans Cathedral, 20 miles north of central London in... Read more

Literary Genius in the Story of Jesus

Behold, something greater than Jonah is here. . . . Behold, something greater than Solomon is here (Matt. 12:4142). For Jesuss audience, and for us too, Jonah and Solomon exist within story. These men are inseparable from their goals, their conflicts, and their stories resolution. For Jesus to say something greater than these men has... Read more

Jesus Revolution Film to Star Jim Gaffigan as Chuck Smith, Joel Courtney as Greg Laurie

Jesus Revolution Film to Star Jim Gaffigan as Chuck Smith, Joel Courtney as Greg Laurie A new film from the makers of I Can Only Imagine will spotlight the so-called Jesus Movement of the 1960s and 70s and star two well-known actors.The new movie Jesus Revolution will star Jim Gaffigan (Chappaquiddick, The Jim... Read more

Jesus – God’s selfie?

(Image: Unsplash/Toni Hukkanen)The church noticeboard was changed each week, to advertise the next Sunday sermon. I glanced at it as I usually do when I drove past on my way to a funeral. 'Jesus God's selfie' it read. Nah, I thought. Why? I associate 'selfies' with narcissistic tourists or manipulating 'influencers' trying to get a... Read more

What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said? | RELEVANT Magazine

Skye Jethani’s inspiration for his latest book What If Jesus Was Serious? A Visual Guide to the Teachings of Jesus We Love to Ignore was two-fold. First of all, he realized how few Christians took Jesus’ toughest teachings seriously. Second, he realized he had a knack for doodling. The result is an illustrated guide... Read more

Vintage Jesus Lecture Notes | Real Faith

16 Jun Vintage Jesus Lecture Notes Posted at 17:35h in Blog by Mark Driscoll WEEK #1 NOTES: HOW DID PEOPLE KNOW JESUS WAS COMING? WEEK #2 NOTES: IS JESUS THE ONE TRUE GOD? WEEK #3 NOTES: HOW HUMAN WAS JESUS? WEEK #4 NOTES: WHAT WAS THE SECRET TO JESUS’ SUCCESS? WEEK #5 NOTES: WAS JESUS’... Read more

Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

28 Jun Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes Our Perfect God Works Through Imperfect Authority 1 Peter 2:13Be subject for the Lords sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise... Read more

Black Jesus painting installed at St Albans Cathedral in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

A Last Supper by Lorna May WadsworthJesus is depicted as a black man in a painting being installed at St Albans Cathedral in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. 'A Last Supper' by Lorna May Wadsworth is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper and depicts a black Jesus with his arms outstretched.  Ms Wadsworth... Read more

Church must remember Jesus was ‘not white’, says Welby

(Photo: Unplash/Robert Nyman)It's important to remember that Jesus was "not white", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.  Archbishop Justin Welby shared some of his favourite pictures of Jesus on Twitter over the weekend, including depictions of a black Jesus, as he invited his followers to share some of their own.  In the caption to the... Read more

Jim Gaffigan and Joel Courtney Will Star in a Movie About the Jesus People Movement | RELEVANT Magazine

Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn’s Jesus Revolutiontells the story of the unlikely religious revival birthed among a group of California hippies in the 1960s and 70s. It was an important moment in the American Church that updated the normie trad vibes of 1950s Christianity to something more counter-cultural and appealing to a younger, restless... Read more

Mike Pence Tells Church: ‘Hold Fast’ to Jesus, Prayer During ‘These Challenging Times’

Mike Pence Tells Church: 'Hold Fast' to Jesus, Prayer During 'These Challenging Times' Saying the foundation of freedom is faith, Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday urged members of a Texas megachurch to pray for the nation and to rely on God to get America through these challenging times.Pence spoke nearly 30 minutes... Read more

‘Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,’ Black Lives Matter Leader Says

'Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,' Black Lives Matter Leader Says In an interview with Fox News, Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, claimed Jesus was the most famous black radical revolutionary in history.On Wednesday evening, Fox News Host Martha MacCallum had... Read more

Former Governor Mike Huckabee Responds to Activist’s Claim that Statues of White Jesus Are a ‘Form of White Supremacy’

Former Governor Mike Huckabee Responds to Activist's Claim that Statues of White Jesus Are a 'Form of White Supremacy' Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee if responded to Black Lives Matter activist Shaun Kings called to remove all depictions of Jesus as a White man.As Christian Headlines reported earlier this week, King asserted that... Read more

Anger over female Jesus in new Bella Thorne movie

Paris Jackson as Jesus in "Habit"(Photo: Voltage Pictures)Thousands of people have signed petitions criticising Bella Thorne's new movie, Habit, which portrays Jesus as female. Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson, has been cast in the role of Jesus for the movie about a girl who masquerades as a nun while trying... Read more

4 Bible Promises for When You Just Need to Cry Jesus, Help Me!

Ask anyone about a time they felt lonely and responses may include grief, living alone, singleness, feeling misunderstood, moving, spiritual emptiness, illness, unemployment, financial loss...and you can probably think of more. Sometimes loneliness is short-lived and other times it is ongoing, even chronic.We long for someone or something to fill the ache in our heart... Read more

Don’t Get Sidetracked by the White Jesus Statue Debate | RELEVANT Magazine

On Tuesday, social media got into one of its little tussles regarding a hot topic that was both at the center of a few different ongoing American debates and yet, somehow, not really connected at all. It involved statues of Jesus which were, according to at least some pundits, in danger of being pulled... Read more

Activist Wants Statues of White Jesus Torn Down, Calls Them a ‘Gross Form of White Supremacy’

Activist Wants Statues of White Jesus Torn Down, Calls Them a 'Gross Form of White Supremacy' Social justice activist and pastor Shaun King expressed his disdain on social media over Eurocentric statues of Jesus Christ calling them a gross form of White supremacy and asserted that they should be removed.Yes, I think the... Read more

What Jesus’ Clearing the Temple Can Teach Us About Protesting | RELEVANT Magazine

In this season of mass protests and even riots over injustice, both in the United States and Lebanon (where I currently live), it seems like there is no better time to sit back and do a brief but serious look at the famous episode of Jesus cleansing of the temple. First, I want to... Read more

‘Protesting Isn’t Going Change Anybody,’ Only Jesus Can, Texas Man Professes

'Protesting Isn't Going Change Anybody,' Only Jesus Can, Texas Man Professes One man from Texas is calling for a change in America that goes beyond protesting.Jerry Roberts, who works as a facilities maintenance manager at a farm in Texas, recently shared a message titled What are you talking about? on his Facebook page... Read more

Should the Church Allow Women to Be Pastors?

The following is a transcribed Video Q&A, so the text may not read like an edited article would. Scroll to the bottom to view this video in its entirety. Yeah, I think there seems to be a variant sense across the board. I have some of my dearest friends would not have women pastors. They... Read more

SBC’s Ronnie Floyd: ‘The Church of Jesus Christ Must Answer This Moment in American History’

SBC's Ronnie Floyd: 'The Church of Jesus Christ Must Answer This Moment in American History' The Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee joined an online video conference with five Black Southern Baptist Convention pastors to talk about race in America.According to the Christian Post, Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd said the meeting was so... Read more

Blind Woman Banned from City Park for ‘Conversations about Jesus’ Files Complaint

Blind Woman Banned from City Park for 'Conversations about Jesus' Files Complaint A blind Rhode Island woman filed a charge of religious discrimination with the state Commission for Human Rights Tuesday after a local park banned her from the premises for two years and threatened her with arrest for having conversations with patrons... Read more

Michael Jackson’s Daughter to Portray Jesus as a Lesbian Woman in New Controversial Film

Michael Jackson's Daughter to Portray Jesus as a Lesbian Woman in New Controversial Film Several petitions by Christian organizations are urging for the cancellation of a controversial film that blasphemes Jesus Christ.CBN News reported that the independent movie called Habit will feature 22-year-old Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late king of pop,... Read more