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How Is the ‘Appeal to Heaven’ Flag Spotted at Alito’s House Linked to Jan. 6?

When The New York Times reported Wednesday (May 22) that an "Appeal to Heaven" flag had been sighted last summer at a shore house owned by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, it wasn’t the first time the symbol had been linked to Christian judges and lawmakers.

MyChurchFinder Is an Online Directory to Christian Nationalist Congregations

MyChurchFinder sends surveys to pastors nationwide and assigns a letter grade to their church based on their answers. To receive an A rating, pastors must demonstrate that they lead a “biblically sound, culturally aware & non-socialistic legislatively active church.”

Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid Defend Character and Freedoms of Kicker Harrison Butker

As the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for off-season activities this week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid faced questions about kicker Harrison Butker's recent polarizing commencement speech.

Stryper Frontman Michael Sweet Warns That Judgmental Christians ‘Turn People Away From God’

Michael Sweet, frontman for the Christian metal band Stryper, believes that the church has work to do in overcoming its judgmental posture toward the world. 

Former Orange CEO Kristen Ivy Retracts ‘Inappropriate Relationship,’ Claims ‘Clergy Sexual Abuse’ Against Founder Reggie Joiner

Former Orange CEO Kristen Ivy said in an email to Orange board members that her and Orange founder Reggie Joiner's “inappropriate relationship” was actually “clergy sexual abuse.”

Despite Pope’s Clear ‘No’ on CBS, Promoters of Women Deacons Hold out Hope

Despite what appeared to be a rigid no from Pope Francis to the idea of ordaining Catholic women deacons during the pontiff’s interview with CBS News on Monday (May 20), Catholic advocates for the prospect of women deacons in the church remain hopeful.

A Priest’s Kidnapping in South Sudan Heightens Fear Among Clergy in the Country

The recent mysterious disappearance of the Rev. Luke Yugue and his driver, Michael Gbeko, in South Sudan has left many Christians in the central African country worried about their safety and afraid to carry out ministry work across the troubled nation.

Have the Nones Jumped the Shark? Maybe.

Since the mid-2000s, the fastest-growing religious group in America has been the so-called nones. But all things pass. And the skyrocketing growth of the nones may be fading.

‘This Is Where It Gets Crazy’—Pastor Ed Newton Shares the Rest of the Story of the Man Shouting Profanity in Church

Pastor Ed Newton of Community Bible Church (CBC) was recently preaching when a man in the congregation shouted profanity. This week, he gave more of the backstory and an update in a conversation with Ruslan.

‘Christless’ and ‘Unbiblical’—Albert Mohler Delivers Scathing Response to Pope Francis’ Interview With CBS

Dr. Albert Mohler called Pope Francis' recent remarks on human nature “Christless” and said that the pontiff's views are totally opposed to the teachings of Scripture. 

‘Spy Kids’ and ‘Big Time Rush’ Stars Carlos and Alexa PenaVega Release Family-Friendly Film, ‘Mr. Manhattan’

Real life married couple and devout Christians Carlos and Alexa PenaVega star in a new PureFlix film titled “Mr. Manhattan,” which is set to be released on May 23.

Former SBC Seminary Administrator Charged With Falsifying Records in DOJ Sexual Abuse Investigation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that Matthew Queen, former administrator and professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, sought to cover up a report of sexual abuse that occurred at the Southern Baptist affiliated seminary in 2022. 

Anglican Bishop Deposed for Inappropriate Relationships Amid Calls for Transparency

As Bishop Todd Atkinson is ousted from the Anglican Church in North America, clergy and laity are calling for updates on the trial of another Anglican bishop, Stewart Ruch.

At a Wyoming Paper, Praying —And Paying —For Local News

 “If our community is a Christian community that takes pride in that, so the newspaper should reflect that as well."

Joel Osteen’s 1,000th Sermon Celebrates God’s Exponential Goodness

On May 19, Pastor Joel Osteen delivered his 1,000th message at Lakewood Church in Houston, celebrating 25 years of God’s faithfulness and blessings.

Robert Jeffress Poses With Kid Rock at First Baptist Dallas Pickleball Outreach Event

Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 16,000-member First Baptist Dallas and notable Christian author, hosted a “pickleball outreach” at his church last Friday, May 17.

‘Random Two Thumbs Up’—Country Music Star Blake Shelton Loves ‘The Chosen’

Country music star Blake Shelton has watched the first three seasons of “The Chosen” and says that he “absolutely” loves it. The former coach on “The Voice” recently finished Season 3 and posted on social media about his experience.

Las Vegas Pastor Reaches Plea Agreement in Sex Crimes Case, Continues To Serve as Pastor

A North Las Vegas pastor has agreed to a plea deal in a sex crimes case. Bobby Cornealius Smith of New Beginnings Ministries was charged last year with counts of sexual assault, one count of attempted sexual assault, and one count of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment. 

New Report Finds ‘Surge’ in Corporate Attention To Religious Diversity

More than 85% of Fortune 500 companies now include religion in their commitment to diversity, according to the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation.

CeCe Winans Sings ‘Goodness of God’ on ‘American Idol’ Finale

The most-awarded female gospel artist was invited to perform on the Season 22 finale of "American Idol." CeCe Winans chose to sing "Goodness of God" for more than 20 million viewers.

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

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