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1,000+ Chinese Bibles Confiscated in ‘Porn Crackdown’

The 2018 crackdown on Christianity in China escalated this week as authorities confiscated more than a thousand Chinese Bibles when police raided five house churches in Shandong province in the east of the country.

Jerusalem Now Recognized as True Capital of the Jewish State

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Donald Trump for “making history by recognizing history” at a ceremony dedicating the new U.S. Jerusalem embassy, while President Reuven Rivlin thanked the U.S. president for “keeping his promise.”

Family of IS Supporters Kill 13 in Indonesia Church Attacks

A family of Islamic State-affiliated suicide bombers attacked three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, this morning. Thirteen people were killed and 41 injured as they...

Dallas Church Celebrates Mother’s Day With a New Ultrasound Truck

The Prestonwood Pregnancy Center Mobile Ultrasound is a fully-equipped clinic to provide ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and counseling, among other medical services. The vehicle travels into the heart of neighborhoods and communities across Dallas-Fort Worth where abortion is most prevalent.

Protestants Have Gone From 50% to 36% of the Population

Of the five groups identified in the study—Protestant, Catholic, other Christians, other religions and no religion—only American Protestants suffered a decline.

Russian Churches Welcome Soccer Fans and Chance to Witness

Missionaries are finding creative ways to share the gospel with visitors to the 2018 World Cup in Russia: a country that is cracking down on evangelism.

What Is a Tithe? Depends on Who You Ask

How should we define tithing? Most churchgoers believe the Bible commands Christians to tithe. But not everyone understands the word the same way.

New Initiative Hopes to Bridge the Divide in Evangelicalism

The Congress of Christian Leaders will seek to foster unity in evangelicalism and serve growing Christian movements across the globe. It will be anchored on an unwavering commitment to righteousness and justice.

Willow Creek: No Collusion in Bill Hybels Allegations

The elder board of Willow Creek gave an update last night concerning the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Hybels. Pam Orr,...

New Zealand’s Anglican Church to Bless Same-Sex Marriage

Anglican beliefs on homosexuality are changing. In New Zealand Anglican priests will now be able to bless or refuse to conduct same-sex marriages or civil unions without penalty.  Same-sex marriages, however, are still not permitted to be conducted in churches.

Adoption Agencies Can Do Business Their Way

Faith based adoption agencies in Kansas and Oklahoma will soon be getting legal protection if they refuse to place children in same sex homes.

First Baptist Sutherland Springs Rebuilds After the Mass Shooting

UPDATE May 8, 2018 Workers broke ground for Sutherland Spring's new worship center on May 5, 2018—six months after the tragedy that rocked the community. The...

Can the One Church Plan Save the UMC From Schism?

A United Methodist Church homosexuality policy is proving difficult for the denomination to agree on. The Council of Bishops has reviewed three proposed policies and has given its recommendation for which stance the denomination should adopt.

UPDATE: 1,000+ SBC Women Call on Paige Patterson to Resign

The open letter to trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary reads, “We cannot defend or support" the remarks by Paige Patterson. “No one should.”

Update: North Korea’s Three American Hostages Are All Christians

The North Korean hostages were doing missionary work alongside their regular occupations when they were arrested on a variety of alleged anti-state crimes, despite the fact that they appear to have journeyed to the diplomatically isolated nation to improve conditions for its 25 million citizens.

Beth Moore Has Had Enough of ‘Sinful’ Evangelical Misogyny

Beth Moore just published an open letter to Christian men. In her quintessentially graceful and humorous style, Moore lays out a not-so-humorous message: The...

Researchers Find Hidden Text on Dead Sea Scroll Fragments

Researchers at an international conference to commemorate the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed a fascinating new discovery on Tuesday, May 1, 2018....

President Trump: Prayer Built This Great Nation

Faith leaders joined Vice President Pence, President Trump and members of his cabinet in the Rose Garden this morning to observe the  National Day...

The 12 ‘most effective’ Preachers in English

In 1996, Baylor University’s Truett Seminary sent out a survey to professors of homiletics to determine who were the most “effective” preachers in the...

Iowa Lawmakers: ‘No Abortions After First Heartbeat’

If signed by the governor, the Iowa abortion law would be the toughest in the nation, outlawing abortion when the baby’s heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks.

‘Jesus Christ Is the Only Way’—Disney Star Joshua Bassett Shares His...

Joshua Bassett, one of the stars of Disney’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” has put his trust in Jesus, according to one of his recent tweets and comments he made in his Instagram stories.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

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