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Southern Baptists Prepare for Florida Cleanup, East Coast Response to Ian

Ian made landfall Sept. 28 in the Punta Gorda/Cape Coral area as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph. A “catastrophic” storm surge, winds and flooding came with it, the National Weather Service said.

Waiver Sought by SBC Entity Leaders Granted To Help Puerto Rico Recovery

The Biden administration granted a waiver Wednesday to aid the recovery by Puerto Rico from the devastation of Hurricane Fiona on the same day Southern Baptist leaders joined others in asking for the action.

Survey: Confederate Memorials Still Divide Americans and Religion Is a Big Predictor

When it comes to memorializing the nation’s Civil War legacy, Americans are nearly evenly divided over whether to preserve Confederate memorials and statues, according to a Public Religion Research Institute survey. 

Black Church Leaders Say Public Lands Should Better Reflect African American History

Hundreds of Black church leaders were surveyed for a report from the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, and a majority say Black history is not told adequately through national and local parks.

Following Papal Reforms, Vatican Departments Are Ready to Help Local Bishops

The Vatican has invited bishops facing immigrant crises in their dioceses to call directly on the church department in Rome charged with dealing with immigration issues. 

Dan Busby, Longest-Serving President of Evangelical Financial Watchdog, Dies at 81

Dan Busby, who was president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability for more than a decade, has died after a monthslong bout with cancer.

John MacArthur Tells Gavin Newsom His ‘Soul Lies in Grave, Eternal Peril,’ Pleads With Him To Repent in Open Letter

On Thursday (Sept. 29), John MacArthur shared an open letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom pleading with him to repent and make Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior in light of Newsom's billboards supporting abortion.

Francis Chan: Communion, Not Preaching, Should Be Central in Corporate Worship

On a recent podcast, Preston Sprinkle shares a recording of Francis Chan urging church leaders to keep the Lord’s Supper at the center of worship, saying a shift toward emphasizing sermons has harmed Christian unity.

Porn Accountability Platform Covenant Eyes Responds To Accusations of Violating Privacy, Being ‘Shameware’

Covenant Eyes, an online accountability software, is responding to accusations that its platform is being used by pastors and church leaders to violate users’ privacy and shame them. 

Dante Bowe Apologizes for Behavior That Resulted in Maverick City Music ‘Pausing’ Their Relationship

Grammy award-winning gospel singer Dante Bowe released a statement late Wednesday night (Sept. 29) apologizing for his recent behavior, which led to Maverick City Music “pausing” their professional relationship with him.

Poor People’s Campaign Asks Congress To Vote on Wages, Voting Rights Before Midterms

Clergy from across the country have joined the leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign in calling on Congress to vote on issues related to fair wages, voting rights and poverty reduction ahead of the midterm elections.

Joni and Friends Helps Evacuate Families With Special Needs Out of War Zone

With the war in Ukraine continuing to make worldwide headlines, Joni and Friends, the ministry organization of Joni Eareckson Tada, is expanding its usual outreach to disabled persons by assisting them in evacuating the country.

Interfaith Group Hosts Hill Briefing on Christian Nationalism

An interfaith group of activists and religious advocates voiced concerns about the rise of Christian nationalism on Wednesday, arguing the ideology is a threat to democracy during a briefing on Capitol Hill.

After Supreme Court Backs Praying Coach, No Sweeping Changes

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 for Joseph Kennedy on June 27, saying the Washington state coach had a constitutional right to pray at the 50-yard-line.

Brian Houston Asks for Prayers as Court Case Looms, Recently Preached in 6 US Cities

Brian Houston, former global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, asked his 691,000 followers on Instagram for prayer yesterday (Sept. 27) in regards to his upcoming court case.

‘God’s Smuggler,’ Anne van der Bijl, Known as ‘Brother Andrew,’ Dies at 94

Anne van der Bijl, commonly known as "Brother Andrew,” passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27 at his home in the Netherlands at the age of 94. He is the founder of Open Doors and is known for his legacy of smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain.  

Adam Greenway Hasn’t Felt the ‘Lord’s Peace’ Regarding IMB Position, Asks for Prayers

Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president Adam Greenway shared on Wednesday (Sept. 28) that he has decided not to take the position at the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board.

New Dating Apps—And ‘In-Person’ Mixers—Target Religious and Political Niches

A new crop of dating apps aims to target the more picky consumer — narrowing the menu by prioritizing a “main ingredient.” In some religious sectors, apps are changing the way religious groups are thinking about dating and courtship on a larger scale.

American Evangelicals Want Balanced Approach to Immigration

Most evangelicals in the U.S. say they want an immigration solution that both secures the border and values those already in the country.

‘Odious Effects’ When Church, State Become Too Familiar With One Another, Andrew T. Walker Says

A Southern Baptist theologian is pushing back against comments made by the leading Russian Orthodox priest as thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country in the face of a forced draft.

Danny Gokey Talks ‘Jesus People,’ Greg Locke, Gavin Newsom, and Living...

ChurchLeaders met with award winning singer Danny Gokey just moments before he took the stage on the opening night of his “Jesus People” tour in Dayton, Ohio, to ask how he’d encourage Christians in today’s broken world and what he hopes God accomplishes throughout the tour.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the...

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

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