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California Church: Not Gathering ‘is disobedience to the Lord’

Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church filed a lawsuit Saturday, claiming that California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s temporary ban on singing in churches and gathering for in-person worship and in-home Bible study is unconstitutional.
Summit Church

Summit Church to Meet in House Churches in Lieu of Reopening This Year

The Summit Church held a Virtual Member Meeting during which Pastor J.D. Greear announced that they will not gather in person at their campuses for the remainder of the year.

Barna: 1 in 3 Christians Stopped Attending Church After Pandemic

A recent study from Barna has surprised researchers by revealing that one in three practicing Christians stopped attending church, even online, after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
john powell

Pastor Killed by Semi-Truck While Helping Motorist in Car Fire

Officers reported that Pastor John Powell saw the semi-truck headed for the other man who had stopped to help, and the pastor pushed him out of the way to save him.

AWM Takes Issue With Being on Colorado’s Outbreak List

“The County’s decision to label AWM as an ‘outbreak’ location, without more facts, is confusing to the public," a statement from Andrew Wommack Ministries reads.
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Sean Feucht: We Will Not Stop Singing

Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht is blending political activism with worship through his "Let Us Worship" pledge and by holding outdoor worship gatherings throughout the U.S.
Matthew Paul Turner

Christian Children’s Book Author Announces He’s Gay; Getting Divorced

Matthew Paul Turner is known for his 2019 release "When I Pray for You" which is a Today, Publisher’s Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
J.I. Packer

‘Knowing God’ Author James Innell Packer Has Died (1926-2020)

James Innell Packer, more widely knows as J.I. Packer, went home to be with Jesus on July 17, 2020 at 93 years of age.
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Liberty Is Suing The New York Times for $10 Million

Liberty University's defamation lawsuit focuses on an article The New York Times published on March 29, entitled, “Liberty Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too.”
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Churches in Northern Ireland Free to Perform Same-Sex Weddings—Or Not

Starting on September 1, 2020, clergy in Northern Ireland can officiate same-sex weddings, if they so choose. They can also choose not to officiate such weddings, per the recently enacted Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) Regulations. 
Jessi Green

Churches May Be Closed in CA, But Not This Beach Revival

“The church has left the building,” Jessi Green said at last week’s meeting. “I know for some of us it took a global pandemic to get us out of the aisles and into the streets,” she continued as the crowd cheered. 
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John Onwuchekwa: This Is Why We Are Leaving the SBC

Pastor John Onwuchekwa's reasons for leaving the SBC largely focus on the belief the denomination is incapable of fighting racial inequality.
Kim Tae-young

Protestant Churches Targeted in Korean Gathering Ban

The Rev. Kim Tae-young is speaking out against the Korean government's direction for church services. Any type of small group gatherings held inside Protestant church buildings—except for Sunday worship services—are banned.
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N.T. Wright on the Christian Response When Bad Things Happen

While some have argued that the pandemic is a sign of God’s judgment, N.T. Wright believes Scripture shows us a different response to when bad things happen.
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Christian Comedian John Crist Posts on Instagram for First Time in Over Eight Months

“The most embarrassing part for me was that I make a living pointing out hypocrisy in a lot things but that the biggest hypocrite was “Me”.
North Point Church

North Point Church ‘Cannot Guarantee’ Safety, Won’t Reopen This Year

North Point Church Pastor Andy Stanley said the decision was made based on the uptick of COVID-19 cases in the area, the results of attendee surveys, and the experiences of similar-sized churches that have already reopened.
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Community Reels from Murder of Father, Pastor-in-Training

Kevin Wheeler, Jr., was the dean of students at Triumph Middle School in Harper Woods (a suburban city that borders Detroit) and is remembered as someone who oriented his life around helping others. 
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Conversion to Christianity No Longer Punishable by Death in Sudan

Apostasy (abandoning Islam through speech or behavior, including conversion to Christianity) and morality laws have been eliminated, and female genital mutilation is now banned in Sudan.
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It Was Once Christendom’s Greatest Cathedral. Now It Will Be a Mosque

As a museum, the Hagia Sophia symbolized the idea of there being common artistic and cultural values that transcended religion to unite humanity.” Converting it into a mosque, scholar Nicholas Danforth says, “is an all too appropriate symbol for the rise of right-wing nationalism.”

5 People Killed, 200 Held Hostage at South African Church

IPHC has been embroiled in a crisis of leadership since its former leader, Glayton Modise died in 2016. Three different factions of the church have been warring over who should be in charge of the megachurch. This isn't the first time a conflict has turned fatal.

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