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Why Are Pastors Depressed? A Look at the Research

A full 80% admitted to being jealous of the success of other pastors. Additionally, only 40% of clergy said they had someone they considered a personal pastor, while only 16% said they had a spiritual director.
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Revenge Will Not Stop the Pain, Pastor of Murdered Man Says

A man was a victim of a fatal shooting in St Paul, Minnesota, after leaving a Bible study last Wednesday evening. His uncle, who is a pastor, has emphasized that revenge would go against the beliefs of the family and would fail to take away the pain caused by his nephew’s death.
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United Methodist Church Returns Land to Wyandotte Nation

As part of its bicentennial celebration, the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries is transferring three acres in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, back to...
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Fantasia: Let Your (Good) Man Be the Head of the House

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino-Taylor has stirred up controversy for saying that women need to let men lead in their families. The singer and her husband posted a video on Instagram where they shared their views on what godly leadership looks like and what submission is and is not.

Can You Be Evangelical and an Environmentalist? Absolutely

A growing number of evangelical Christians are making the case for acting on climate change. Young evangelicals say you can call it being an environmentalist, or you can just call it being a responsible Christian in the 21st century.
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New Research: Happy Couples Know How to Argue Well

According to a new study, happily married and unhappily married couples all deal with challenges in the same areas of life...but it’s how they approach those issues that makes all the difference in the quality of their marriages.
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The Iranian Church Is the Fastest Growing in the World

"Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East."
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Abortion Numbers at Lowest Level Since 1973

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute indicates the number of abortions obtained in the U.S. between 2014 and 2017 have dropped 7% and are continuing along a downward trajectory that started in 1980.
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Iranian Authorities Sentence Man to Prison for Selling the Bible

As attacks against Christianity in Iran continue, a bookseller from the city of Bukan has been arrested on charges of selling the Bible. He is one of many in the country being persecuted in the name of Christ, even as the gospel is spreading rapidly.
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Study: 20,000 Lives, $316 Billion Saved Annually by Faith-Based Recovery Groups

September is National Recovery Month, and new research details the importance of faith-based programs and church communities in recovering from alcohol and substance abuse....
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Chinese Churches Forced to Replace 10 Commandments

Chinese officials have gotten the 10 Commandments removed and replaced with quotes from President Xi Jinping in just about every Three-Self church in a county of Luoyang city in Henan province. This is just another in a series of steps the government is taking to sinicize religion in the country.
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District Under Fire for High School Baptisms

In the latest Tennessee high school football news, a school district is in trouble because two student athletes were baptized on school property after practice on August 7th. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has accused the district of violating the Constitution and has taken action against it.
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Church Erases Astonishing $43 Million in Debt In Just 10 Days

As word spreads about an innovative way to eliminate medical debts, more U.S. churches are participating in debt forgiveness; thereby freeing people from crushing financial...
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Jamal Bryant Lets Kanye Share About New Faith at New Birth This Weekend

The service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, September 15, 2019, may have been back to church Sunday, but there was another reason the congregation saw a surge of people visiting.
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Top 5 Fastest Growing Churches in America

The top five fastest-growing churches in America are spread across the country and doing good things. Read about what makes each unique.
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Pastor Greg Laurie on Suicide: Hope Has the Last Word

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship delivered a message Thursday at a special service remembering the life of Jarrid Wilson. While Laurie had a number of exhortations for his listeners, he especially emphasized the preeminence of Jesus.
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Mental Health in the Church: Learning from (and for) Jarrid Wilson

Church pastor Jarrid Wilson died by suicide on September 9, 2019. In his life and writings, Jarrid Wilson challenged the issue of mental health in the church.
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How Creative Repurposing Is Resurrecting Dying Churches

It's alarming when we see churches closing. According to an often-quoted statistic, between 6,000 and 10,000 churches close each year. But some churches are finding innovative ways to stay alive.
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Falwell Turns to the FBI in Response to Scathing Exposé

Jerry Falwell Jr has asked the FBI to investigate what he calls a “criminal conspiracy” against him, a request that comes in response to POLITICO Magazine’s exposé about his leadership at Liberty University.
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Chris Tomlin Brings Church to Florida Georgia Line Concert

Country duo Florida Georgia Line surprised fans at a recent concert by bringing Christian artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin onstage. Tomlin performed one of his most well-known songs, leading the crowd in a moment of spontaneous worship.

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5,000 Christians Meet in Jerusalem to Celebrate Feast, Support Israel

Thousands of Christians from 100 countries took part in the “March of Nations” at this year’s Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, in Jerusalem.

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Christopher Yuan: If We Don’t Redeem Singleness, We’re Not Ready to...

The opposite of every sin struggle, says Christopher Yuan, is holiness. Christopher shares with us why the church must return to a biblical view of singleness and provides other insights into how pastors can help Christians pursue holy sexuality.

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