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Dayton Pastor: The Church Cannot Get Distracted Right Now

In light of the Dayton shooting, a local pastor is pleading with the broader church not to get lured away by political arguments. Pastor Charlie Carroll is asking: “Will the church step up and see itself at the forefront of this battle against evil?”
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‘Do something about this craziness,’ Pastor Urges

The Rev. Michael Grady is asking for action after his daughter was shot three times at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas over the weekend.
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Ladies with Special Needs Have a ‘Magical’ Time at 7th Miss Beautiful Pageant

Last Saturday at the 7th annual Miss Beautiful Pageant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, more than 80 volunteers helped to make 17 ladies with special needs feel loved. 
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37,000 People at NAYC Help with Disaster Relief

Around 37,000 people are wrapping up the North American Youth Conference (NAYC) by participating in “Serve Day," where attendees are helping residents in the St. Louis area prepare for disaster recovery.
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Mothers Against Senseless Killings Undeterred After Two of Their Own Murdered

Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) founder Tamar Manasseh says "We aren't going anywhere" after two MASK mothers were gunned down in their Chicago neighborhood. The group is moving forward with plans to open a school and pizza parlor to fund it.
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Gospel for Asia Settles for $37 Million Over Fraud Charges

Both parties have agreed to a $37 million settlement in the Gospel for Asia lawsuit that has taken up three years time and lots of money in legal fees.
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Lopez Apologizes for Saying Toddlers Should Not Choose Their Gender

Mario Lopez has received backlash for saying parents shouldn't allow three-year-olds to determine their own gender identities. Something striking about the controversy is how people have twisted Lopez’s words, the pressure he has faced to apologize for saying them, and how quickly he in fact did so.
Israel Folau

The Unorthodox Views of Israel Folau’s Controversial Church

Israel Folau attends the church his father started in Sydney, Australia. The Truth of Jesus Christ Church maintains that God is "not 3 or the Trinity but just him alone." The church also believes most people who call themselves Christians don't qualify as such.
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This Is How Pastors Can Help Bring Healing to Sexual Abuse Survivors

Ministry leaders have a lot of power, says Rachael Denhollander, to damage sexual abuse survivors further, but also great power to help in their healing. Here is what pastors can do to serve survivors well.
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Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found the Church of the Apostles

The exciting discovery of an ornate mosaic floor has led archaeologists to believe they've uncovered part of the Church of the Apostles.
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UMC Demands Justice for Rape, Black Magic Murders in Liberia

In recent Liberian news, 100 people organized by the UMC protested outside President George M. Weah’s office. The protesters called on the president to be more proactive about fighting crimes committed against women and children, who are suffering gang rape and ritualistic killings.
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Distraught Chinese Pastor Dies by Suicide, Calls It Martyrdom

A Chinese pastor who tried complying with the government's requirements for the three self patriotic movement has died by suicide. In a note, the pastor claims his action was one of martyrdom.
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Freed Pastor, Prisoner Says He Was Spying on North Korea

Kim Dong-chul originally went to North Korea to try to help the people there, but he admits his actions turned to espionage while working in the country. He claims to have been spying for South Korea and the United States.
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Church Leaders Respond to Trump’s Baltimore Diatribe

After President Trump criticized the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings on Twitter, Cummings attended Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church. Ministers in the embattled city came to its defense over the weekend and some struck back at the President's remarks.
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$1 Million Lawsuit Cites ‘Willful Negligence’ in Village Church Abuse Case

The young woman and her family were members of the Village Church when she says she was molested by a children’s minister at a camp in 2012. The woman says she is struggling from "severe depression" as a result of the sexual abuse.
Josh Harris

Josh Harris Says He’s ‘fallen away’ From Faith

Josh Harris and his wife, Shannon, made waves in the evangelical community when they announced their separation last week. Now, Josh has a new announcement. The former megachurch pastor says he is no longer a Christian.
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What You Need to Know About the ‘Cultural Genocide’ Taking Place in China Right...

Political brainwashing and torture are alive and well in China, where the state is oppressing ethnic minorities, such as the the Uighur population. These minorities reside in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and are being detained for offenses that include having “extremist thoughts.”
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LCMS Holds Fast to Traditional Marriage, Belief in 6-Day Creation

At its 67th Regular Convention this week, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  (LCMS) passed resolutions on several topics that have dominated national headlines. Delegates and...
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Is Leah Sharibu Dead? Mother, Government Not Convinced

The world is asking "Is Leah Sharibu dead?" after a proof-of-life video surfaced showing an abducted aid worker who claims Leah died in captivity. Despite the woman's claims on the video, Leah's mother and other activists do not believe the report is accurate.
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Wilkerson Preaches Kanye’s Latest ‘Service’: Here Is What Stood Out

Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr., of VOUS Church in Miami, preached a sermon this week at the latest Kanye West Sunday service. While Wilkerson’s message contained some important truths, some might be troubled by the absence of a key part of the gospel message: that Jesus saves us from our sins.
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ELCA Now a ‘Sanctuary Church Body’ for Migrants

The Evangelical Lutheran Church voted to become a "sanctuary church body". The first of its kind, the ELCA committed to doing things like provide shelter to undocumented immigrants.

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JD Greear: Here Is How to Keep the Gospel, Not Politics,...

JD Greear says, “Church-defining issues are the gospel, and we can disagree on secondary matters even with unity in primary ones.” At times this might seem impossible, but this week on our podcast, JD shares how to prioritize the gospel over any other issue...even politics.