Prosperity Preaching at the Inauguration: Well-known “health and wealth” preacher Paula White is on the lineup to speak at Donald Trump’s inauguration later this month. Writing in the Washington Post, theologian Michael Horton says Christians should be deeply troubled by this, and explains why prosperity preaching represents a heresy outside the Christian family. Paula White’s ministry responded by posting her doctrinal statement, which you can read here.
Liberal Church Dying, Conservative Churches Thriving: New research adds to a growing body of evidence showing that doctrine really matters when it comes to church growth. Churches that take the Bible and the supernatural claims of Christianity seriously, especially the claim of evangelism and the need for personal salvation, tend to grow. Meanwhile, liberal churches and denominations that emphasize social justice over salvation doctrinal fidelity continue to shrink.
Congressional Panel Recommends Defunding Planned Parenthood: The Select Panel on Infant Lives has just released its 471-page report following an extended investigation into the Planned Parenthood fetal body parts scandal. Alliance Defending Freedom has the details.