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CeCe Winans: ‘Private Ministry Is the Thing That Fuels Your Public Worship’

CeCe Winans is known for her gospel-singing family and her award-winning contemporary Christian music. But after more than four decades in that industry, Winans seeks to be a bridge-builder across generations.

Poll: Politics Drives Religious Americans’ Views on the Environment

Many reasons have been suggested as to why highly religious Americans are less likely to be worried about climate change or work to try to stem it. But in the end, a new Pew Research survey concludes, it’s all about politics.

Returning From Self-Imposed Hiatus, ACNA Bishop Stewart Ruch Works To Regain Trust

After 16 months of a self-imposed hiatus after admitting to mishandling sexual abuse allegations in his diocese in Wheaton, Illinois, Bishop Stewart Ruch is taking steps to revive trust in his leadership.

Pastor Tased by Police Files Civil Suit; DOJ To Investigate Police Department

Rev. Joseph Rizzuti Sr. has with family members filed a civil suit against members of the Worcester Police Department in Worcester, Massachusetts. In August 2019, Rizzuti was tased by a Worcester police officer following an altercation.

Alabama Gelato Shop Requiring Modest Dress Founded by Man Accused of Being ‘Cult Leader’

A new gelato shop near Birmingham, Alabama, is making headlines for its customer requirements. Patrons aren’t allowed to bring in cell phones or electronic devices, and they must dress modestly and avoid “profanity or actions which do not fit the norm of Christian behavior.”

Is John Crist Indirectly Dismissing His Accusations of Sexual Harassment?

During a recent episode of the Net Positive podcast, John Crist discussed 2 Samuel’s account of David and Bathsheba with his fellow podcasters and his girlfriend.

Controversial ‘Jeopardy!’ Question Stokes Debate About the Author of Hebrews

Writers of the popular game show “Jeopardy!” are coming under fire for a question featuring a contested fact about the Bible that may have led to one contestant losing the game. 

Ukraine Enters Winter at War: Russia’s ‘Trying To Freeze People’ to Death

With winter approaching at this point in the war in Ukraine, temperatures in the country are already dipping into the teens. As recently as last month, Russia had already destroyed 30 percent of Ukraine’s electrical power grid, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Pastor Is First Burmese-American Elected to Indianapolis-Area School Board

In his new role on the Perry Township Schools Board, Southern Baptist pastor Hre Mang hopes to help provide quality education to the community’s diverse population.

Senate Takes Step Toward Codifying Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Senate took the first and an apparently decisive step Wednesday (Nov. 16) toward codifying same-sex marriage into law with the aid of more than one-fifth of Republicans in the chamber.

How Opposition to Prop 8 Led Latter-Day Saints To Back Senate’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The LDS’ backing of the Respect for Marriage Act, which came as a surprise to many who haven’t followed the church’s history, didn’t stem from their disappointment over Prop 8 alone.

Cardinal Asks Bishops To Challenge Lawmakers Who Want To Cut Ukraine Aid

America's newest cardinal, Robert McElroy, called on his fellow bishops to challenge lawmakers who want to cut Ukraine aid, urging prelates to speak out against leaders of a Republican majority in the next Congress angling to reduce U.S. support for the country as it battles Russian invaders.

As Trump Launches New Presidential Bid, Will Former Faith Advisers Back Him?

When Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection bid, the event was riddled with faith-speak. But when Trump announced yet another White House bid Tuesday, he did so with a speech devoid of overt religious references.

Candace Cameron Bure Takes Heat From LGBTQ Advocates for Comments on ‘Traditional Marriage’

Former Hallmark movie and “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure is taking heat for implying that her new cable channel, Great American Family, is unlikely to feature same-sex couples.

‘The Chosen’ Star Jonathan Roumie Doesn’t Feel Responsible To ‘Be Jesus,’ but Cites Prayer and Scripture as Essential to Playing Role ‘Authentically’

As the release of Season 3 of “The Chosen” approaches, Jonathan Roumie discussed his preparation for the role of Jesus and how he feels about being seen by many as the “21st century personification” of Christ. 

French Catholic Leaders Mired in Sexual Abuse Scandals Dig Themselves Deeper

French Catholic leaders initially played down clerical abuse when news of U.S. cases made headlines in The Boston Globe two decades ago, but the issue has now gone far beyond the “few bad apples” stage.

MacKenzie Scott Gives $15 Million to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has awarded Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service $15 million in donation funds, the single largest contribution in the advocacy organization’s 83-year history.

Tennessee Preacher and MAGA Celebrity Greg Locke Claims YouTube Has Banned Him

Greg Locke, a Tennessee pastor known for his viral videos about COVID-19, election conspiracies and witchcraft, claims YouTube has given him the boot.

Alaska’s Lone Hispanic Church Sees Spiritual Fruit in ‘Fertile Soil’

Members of Rescate Church, the only Hispanic Southern Baptist Church in Alaska, have seen great spiritual fruit and desire to continue growing their ministry by planting more Hispanic churches throughout the state.

Maryland/Delaware Increases CP Giving to Local Ministries

In 2023, the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCMD) will increase by 11 percentage points the portion of Cooperative Program receipts retained for local ministries.

Franklin Graham Describes ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ as a ‘Smokescreen’, Calls...

World-renowned conservative evangelist Franklin Graham (president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) called out 12 Republican senators over the weekend after they voted in favor of the “Respect for Marriage Act” earlier this month (Nov. 16).

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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