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Pastor Blames Church Closing on ‘Tyrannical Government’

Despite Governor DeSantis's new order classifying church as an "essential" service, Florida Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne says his church is now closed because of death threats and antagonism from the sheriff's office.
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Surgeon General: We Need Science and Faith to Defeat Virus

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams does not believe science and faith are mutually exclusive. “The most powerful thing you can do for me is to pray for me to hear what [God] is trying to tell me,” he says.
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Ravi Zacharias Starts Chemotherapy Ahead of Schedule

Ravi Zacharias update: The apologist says by some miracle he managed to travel to Houston, Texas to begin chemotherapy "literally a day or two just before they had to close to treating any patients outside of Texas."
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Asian American Leaders to the Church: Please Reject Covid-19 Racism

Asian American leaders across the U.S. have released a statement calling on the church to stand against the racist behavior that is increasingly prevalent due to the coronavirus.
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Please Pray: Director of AGWM in Fight for His Life

The Executive Director of the Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM) organization has contracted the coronavirus and is currently in the midst of what...
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NYC Mayor: Houses of Worship That Defy Directives May Be Closed Permanently

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that law enforcement would “disperse” any large worship services and, if necessary, “take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently.”
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Emergency Hospital Erected by Samaritan’s Purse in Central Park

In a matter of four days, Samaritan's Purse erected an emergency hospital in New York City's Central Park. The unit is entirely self-sufficient and Samaritan's Purse has brought in contracted medical professionals to staff the unit.
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Local Churches Park and Pray to Support Medical Staff

Numerous stories are popping up throughout the country about church and community members gathering in the parking lots of their local hospitals to pray for medical staff.
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Pastor Arrested for Holding Church in Defiance of Directive

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who leads a megachurch in Tampa, Florida, was arrested Monday for refusing to cancel services in compliance with a local government directive telling people to stay at home except for essential needs.
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300 Exposed to Virus Via Prayer Gathering, One Pastor Dies

Among those attendees infected by the virus are guest speaker and evangelist Angus Buchan, two politicians, and an elderly pastor who has since died.
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What Church Leaders Need to Know About the CARES Act

$350 billion is a lot of money but can’t help all of America’s 5.8 million small businesses. Sutton Turner of Vanderbloemen urges churches and nonprofits to prepare their applications quickly, before funds run out.
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Church Relieves People of $1M in Medical Debt Amid Global Crisis

In the middle of a global pandemic and an economic downturn, Covenant Presbyterian Church is purchasing $10 million of medical debt for people in the Austin area. 
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Hundreds Pray for Couple’s Frightening Coronavirus Journey

When both his parents were hospitalized, Young Life leader Tyler Olen Marcus reached out to his friends on Facebook to pray for their recovery from coronavirus. More than 800 people commented that they were joining with Tyler's family for the much-needed miracle.
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This Is Why Alicia Keys Chose Not to Have an Abortion

When singer and actress Alicia Keys found out she was pregnant with her second son, she initially felt there was no way she could see the pregnancy through.
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Now Streaming: ‘I Still Believe’ Soars After Box Office Win

Starting today, you can stream I Still Believe, the romantic biopic based on Jeremy Camp's life. Despite releasing during a global pandemic, the movie is wowing viewers and garnering high praise from critics.
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WATCH: Cell Phone Choir Performs ‘It Is Well With My Soul’

When studio singers from the Nashville area are stuck under a "safer at home" order, they get creative. Check out this amazing version of 'It Is Well With My Soul' performed by a cell phone choir!
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Falwell ‘didn’t keep his word’ Over Liberty Closure, Lynchburg Officials Say

"I believe it was a reckless decision to bring students back on campus at this time. It is unfortunate that President Falwell chose to not keep his word to us," Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy says.
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Pastor Has a Warning As 37 Infected at AR Church See First Death

Pastor Mark Palenske and his wife, Dena, are among at least 37 people connected with Greers Ferry First Assembly of God who have tested positive for Covid-19. One man from that group, an elderly greeter at the church, just passed away.
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Ravi Zacharias Answers: What Good Is Prayer Right Now?

In his first interview since his cancer diagnosis, Ravi Zacharias discusses the role of prayer in these troubled times on the Ben Shapiro Show. “Prayer...helps us become better citizens and better people in community to understand and help those who are going through a tough time.”
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Save the Date: Global Day of Prayer and Fasting March 29

The World Evangelical Alliance has called for March 29th to be a day dedicated to prayer and fasting throughout the world. Here's what you need to know.
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Paycheck Protection for Pastors: What You Need to Know

Paycheck Protection Program loans can be used for paying employee wages, benefits, and retirement funds. In a clarifying statement, the White House said churches and other religious organizations are eligible for these loans.

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