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16th Street Church: Never Forget the 4 Girls Killed in the 1963 Bombing

Today is the 57th anniversary of the murder of four girls killed in 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, when members of the Ku Klux Klan set off a bomb.
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‘It Feels Like the Right Time’ to Reopen Lakewood, Osteen Says

Joel and Victoria Osteen announced that Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas was getting ready to open its doors once again, for the first time since going exclusively online in March.
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Arbitration Settled Between James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel

Former Harvest Bible Chapel Pastor James MacDonald has settled an arbitration with Harvest Bible Chapel who had removed him as senior pastor back in February 2019, according to The Roys Report.
Bible Reading Marathon

From Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 in 90 Hours: Bible Reading Marathon Underway

This year's annual Bible Reading Marathon is underway in Washington D.C. While the event might look a little different this year, one thing remains constant: the entire Bible will be read in 90 hours.
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Feucht: God Is Using the Virus to Revive a ‘Tame’ Church

Political activist and Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht took his Let Us Worship movement to Colorado Springs Saturday, where he said he believes that God is using the challenges Americans are facing due to COVID-19 to bring revival to the church.
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Charles Stanley Stepping Down as Pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta

Dr. Charles Stanley has served as pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta for over 50 years now. This 88-year-old pastor has often said he doesn't believe in retirement and assured the congregation he wouldn't be idle in his next season of life.
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‘Not a Cluster of Cells’: Mom Shares Raw Photos of Stillborn Delivered at 14...

After losing her son, Japeth Peace, Felicia Cash shared a heart-wrenching post on Facebook, with the hopes of bringing to light just how complete, real, formed and alive a baby is at only 14 weeks gestation.
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Pakistani Christian Man Gets Death Penalty for Blasphemy

Asif Pervaiz, who has been imprisoned since 2013, has been sentenced to death because his supervisor accused him of sending him texts demeaning the Quran and the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
Stuart King

Stuart King, WWII Veteran and MAF Co-Founder, Dies at 98

Stuart King was an engineer in Britain’s Royal Air Force and survived the D-Day landing at Normandy. After the war, he teamed with fellow veteran Jack Hemmings for a six-month survey flight across Africa to assess needs.
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Evangelical Teens More Likely to Retain Faith, Pray Compared to Mainline Peers

Eight out of ten evangelical teens and Catholic teens identify with the faith of their parents, Pew’s study found. This compared to only 55 % of teens raised in mainline Protestant households.
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California Judge Orders NO Indoor Worship Services for John MacArthur and Grace Community Church

According to Thomas More Society’s press release, the judge’s order prohibits Grace Community Church from “conducting, participating in, or attending any indoor worship service.”
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Maine Pastor Linked to COVID Outbreak Says He’s Receiving Death Threats

After officiating a wedding that’s been linked to 158 cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths, and after eschewing social distancing protocols at his church, Pastor Todd Bell says he and his family have received death threats.
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WATCH Dolly Parton Perform Her First No. 1 on a Christian Chart

Country music legend Dolly Parton has collaborated with Christian artist Zach Williams on the single "There Was Jesus" and achieved her first top single on one of Billboard’s Christian charts.
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Today Is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay2020

This day for suicide prevention brings awareness to everyone around the world that suicide can be prevented and how to help loved ones who are fighting suicidal thoughts.
Grace Community Church

Grace Community Church Fined $1,000 for COVID-19 Sign Violation

Los Angeles County fined Grace Community Church $1,000 for violating a COVID-19 sign ordinance–not because of the content of the signs, but because of their placement.
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The State of Our Theology in 2020 Is Pretty Concerning

In its 2020 State of Theology survey, Ligonier Ministries uncovered rampant confusion about basic Christian beliefs and a continued need for clear biblical teaching.
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Church Sues WA: ‘No one should be forced to cover abortions’

Cedar Park Church has filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, appealing for the right not to provide abortions in its health coverage.

Christians Shouldn’t Be Fully Committed to Either Party, Evans Says

Tony Evans instructed his congregants not to be “fully committed” to one political party thinking that God is on the side of that party. Evans advocated Christians adopt the practice of "Kingdom voting" for the upcoming presidential election.
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Kanye and Joel Osteen Walk on Water at ‘Sunday Service’

Kanye West and Joel Osteen appeared to walk on water as they teamed up this past Sunday and brought West's 'Sunday Service' to a suburb in Fayetteville, GA.
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Biblical Practice of Gleaning Is Saving People From Hunger During Pandemic

Though it’s often associated with the Old Testament story of Ruth and Boaz, gleaning has found fresh relevance during a 21st-century pandemic.
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Churches Hit Home Run With Services in Ballparks and Stadiums as...

South Bend City Church—a 4-year-old church that draws on a number of Christian traditions for its music, messages and mantras — has been meeting at the minor league ballpark since the novel coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball into large gatherings like worship services.

New Podcasts

Esau McCaulley: Why Do We Treat Racism Differently Than Other Sins?

"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"