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Harvest Bible Chapel

James MacDonald May Not Be Welcome at Harvest Naples After All

Pastor John Secrest of the Harvest Naples campus says he was not consulted in the decision to allow James MacDonald to preach at the Naples campus during his "indefinite sabbatical" and that he does not support the decision.
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Mike and Karen Pence Surprise March for Life Attendees

Attendees of March for Life 2019 were surprised by guests Mike and Karen Pence at this year's rally. Pence didn't pass up the opportunity to remind attendees what the Trump administration had done for the cause of life.
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2019 World Watch List: The Usual Suspects + Some Surprises

Open Doors has released its 2019 World Watch List, an annual review of the Christian persecution news that occurred over the last year. On this year's list, Russia reappears for the first time since 2011.

John Crist Is Back and Feeling Ready to Take on the New Year

Christian comedian John Crist announced a few days ago that he had just spent a couple weeks at a retreat center called Onsite, where he got some much-needed time away.
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New Study: Teens Drop Out of Church for Seemingly Insignificant Reasons

A new study from LifeWay has found that the number of young people who regularly go to church drops significantly once teens reach their college-age years. Surprisingly, the reasons why are not that teens are having a crisis of faith or questioning Christianity's core beliefs.
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James MacDonald’s ‘indefinite sabbatical’ Is Effective Immediately

Following on the heels of the announcement that the Harvest Bible Chapel lawsuit is being dropped, the church elders have a new announcement.
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Teen Finishes the Bible One Day Before Her Death, Inspires Others

A Kansas teen who challenged herself and read her Bible in a year met her goal the day before she died in a car crash on August 10, 2018. Her mom is now using her daughter's example to encourage others to devote more time to God's word.
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Pastor’s Congregation Loses Faith in Him Over Divisive Sign

The pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in a rural town in California is learning that even a pastor's choice of church sign sayings can get them in trouble with the community and his or her own congregation.
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Switchfoot’s Answer to Prayer: Keyboardist Jerome Is Cancer Free

The Switchfoot tour of their latest album, "Native Tongue," might just include keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas after all.
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New Hebrew Bible Translation Took 24 Years of Painstaking Work

Literary scholar Robert Alter’s three-volume set of the Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the Old Testament) has been released after almost a quarter-century...
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Bishop Restricted for Refusing to Conduct Same-Sex Weddings

Bishop Michael Curry, who gave the sermon at last year’s royal wedding, has just issued a Restriction on Ministry to Bishop William Love for banning same-sex weddings in Love’s Albany Diocese.
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Tim Tebow Is Going to Marry a Miss Universe After All

Tim Tebow made a big announcement on his Instagram account. The professional athlete and all-around good guy is getting married.

Authorities in Vietnam Demand 33 Hmong Renounce Their Faith

Religious persecution against Hmong Christians in Vietnam appears to be ramping up. Watchdog group International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that last November and December in the village of Phá Lóm, authorities antagonized 33 Hmong believers, demanding they renounce their faith.
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Church Offers $15K to Relieve Government Shutdown Pain

Local churches are pooling resources to help those affected by the government shutdown. One church in Kansas has offered its Barnabas Fund to government workers.
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Lauren Daigle: The Artist Formerly Known as Christian (?)

When asked whether she still identified as a part of the Christian artists tribe, Lauren Daigle had a very non-committal response.
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Andy Stanley: What Good Are the 10 Commandments? Not a Lot, Anymore

Andy Stanley is making enemies again with his comments on the Old Testament, and the 10 Commandments in particular. What is greater than the 10 Commandments, Stanley asks? The greatest commandment, of course.

Cyntoia Brown to Be Free, Thanks in Part to Local Pastor

Outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Monday that he is granting clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a woman given a life sentence as a minor for murdering and robbing a man who bought her for sex.

Ukrainian Church Celebrates First Christmas Out From Under Russia’s Thumb

On Monday, January 7, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its first service after splitting from the Russian Orthodox Church. It is unclear what the long-term ramifications of this religious divide will be.
Harvest Bible Chapel

Harvest to Drop Lawsuit Against Critics

The elders of Harvest Bible Chapel have announced their intention to drop the lawsuit against five critics of the church and James MacDonald in particular.

Pastor of Church Who Lost Children in Fiery Crash Speaks

A church in Gainesville, Florida, is paying for the burial plots of five children who were killed in a car crash last Thursday afternoon, and the children's pastor is grateful.
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New Update Helps Deaf People Understand the Gospel Better

Currently, only 2 percent of deaf people have heard the gospel, but the Deaf Bible Society is hoping to increase this percentage by using sign language to make the gospel more approachable and accessible.

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Erwin McManus: Your Theology Won’t Save You From Lack of Peace

“We have to accept the fact that peace isn’t magic, and you can love Jesus and still be struggling profoundly with inner peace," Erwin McManus says.