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Is the Term ‘Evangelical’ More Political Than Christian? Russell Moore Weighs In

In a recent interview on NBC’s Meet the Press Reports with Chuck Todd, Russell Moore discussed the “secularization of evangelicalism” and whether the term “evangelical” has lost its meaning to politics.

Youth Pastor Charged With Raping a Student Receives Probation, No Jail Time

Jason Greathouse, former Alabama youth pastor who was charged with raping a 14-year old student, will serve two years of unsupervised probation and will not have to register as a sex offender. 

SBC’s NAMB Clarifies ‘Only Qualified Men’ Can Preach at Their Church Plants

The Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board released a statement last Thursday, October 14, 2021, clarifying their stance on women in church leadership at NAMB endorsed church plants.

Pastor Finds Pastor Appreciation Month ‘Strange’ — Can You Relate?

Pastor Appreciation Month is an opportunity for church members to show that they see and value the service of their ministry leaders. But pastor appreciation can be a source of struggle for some church leaders, as one South Carolina pastor recently shared.

Daughter of Ravi Zacharias Leaves Her Father’s Ministry to Start Her Own

Sarah Davis has stepped down as CEO of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries to launch another apologetics ministry. Observers and critics are speculating whether the new organization will simply be a reboot of the former.

Missions in Haiti More Precarious After Kidnapping of Americans

The escalating violence, including the weekend kidnapping of 17 Christian missionaries, threatens to end David Vanderpool’s work in Haiti as the cofounder of LiveBeyond, a Christian medical and humanitarian group that has worked in Haiti since 2013.

Pope Francis Emphasizes Social Justice in a String of Tweets

Pope Francis has generally tweeted once to three times a day. This past weekend, he posted 17 tweets, 13 on Saturday alone. The emphasis of his weekend tweets were social justice.

Calvin University to Add School of Health With $15 Million Gift

Funded by an anonymous alumni donor whose gift was the second largest in the school's history, Calvin University will establish a school of health.

Christian Writer Danté Stewart on Expanding ‘Theological Imagination’ to Include the Black Experience

In an interview with Religion News Service, Christian writer Danté Stewart discusses his experiences with white evangelicalism, learning to embrace the Black church tradition of his upbringing, and expanding his "theological imagination" to include the Black experience.

Kamala Harris’ Sunday Morning Address Draws Comparisons to Mike Pence’s SBC Speech

A video of Vice President Kamala Harris promoting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe will be broadcast in more than 300 Black churches from Oct. 17 to Nov. 2.

Legislators Seek to Repeal Parental Notification Law for Abortions in Illinois

Alarmed and at the same time energized by a Texas law that bans most abortions, Democrats in the Illinois are pushing to repeal a law requiring parental notification at least 48 hours before a minor 17 or younger seeks an abortion.

17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti, Notorious Gang Suspected

A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings has been accused of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped, including a 2-year-old.

Colin Powell Dies From COVID-19 Complications at 84

Former United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, passed away from COVID-19 complications at the age of 84 on Monday morning, October 18, 2021.

Are Worship Concerts All About Money? Tomlin United Tour Sparks Online Debate

Chris Tomlin sparked online discussion about consumerism within evangelicalism after announcing his Tomlin United tour, where he will be co-headlining with Hillsong United and featuring Pat Barrett. The controversy centers on the “VIP experiences” available for purchase alongside admission tickets. 

Wife Who Fought to ‘Save Saeed’ Says Christian Leaders Failed to Act on Her Abuse Claims

Naghmeh Panahi, who fought to "Save Saeed" Abedini, her pastor husband who had been imprisoned in Iran, now claims that key Christian leaders, including Franklin Graham, failed to act on her claims that Abedini was physically and emotionally abusive to her.

Boy Known As ‘Pastor Caleb’ to Celebrate 10th Birthday With Community Revival

Nine-year-old Caleb Rodgers from Tupelo, Miss., is not letting cerebral palsy stop him from holding a community-wide revival for his 10th birthday.

‘Amen Church’ in Dallas, Texas Doesn’t Pay Its Pastors, Casts Vision to Reach the Disenfranchised

Amen Church, a new church plant in Dallas, Texas is trying an unconventional church model. None of their pastors or leaders will take a salary, instead using weekly donations to fund charitable community initiatives.

Study: Attendance Hemorrhaging at Small and Midsize US Congregations

A new survey of 15,278 religious congregations across the United States confirms trends sociologists have documented for several decades: Congregational attendance across the country is shrinking.

Report on Menlo Church Finds Missteps But No Evidence of Abuse

Menlo Church and its longtime former pastor, John Ortberg, had come under fire for not disclosing that a children’s ministry volunteer confessed to being sexually attracted to minors.

‘The Bible Belt Is Unbuckling’: Evangelical Pastor Weighs in on Christian Nationalism

Patriot Church and Life Church are located in the same city, but they could not be more different. Patriot Church advocates far-right politics, while Pastor Philip Nordstrom of Life Church grows concerned about the threat of Christian nationalism within the evangelical movement.

Mike Stone Seeking $750k in Defamation Lawsuit Against Russell Moore

Mike Stone is seeking $750K in damages from former ERLC president Russell Moore in defamation lawsuit, claiming that a leaked letter penned by Moore cost Stone the SBC presidency.

Beth Moore, Part 1: How Galatians Is ‘Astonishingly Relevant’ to American...

“You name any issue on the table today in the church at large," says Beth Moore, "it's somewhere most likely reflected in [Galatians].”

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