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Former Baptist Youth Pastor Gets 20 Years After Child Molesting Plea

Scott Christner, a former northern Indiana youth pastor, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he molested several boys.

Ransom Freed Some Missionary Hostages in Haiti, Workers Say

An unidentified person paid a ransom that freed three missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti under an agreement that was supposed to have led to the release of all 15 remaining captives early last month.

G3 Ministries President’s Church Leaves the SBC; Beth Moore Jokes She Started a Movement

On Tuesday, Pastor Josh Buice of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia announced that his church is separating from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

Christian Sect Comes Under Scrutiny in Connection to Devastating CO Wildfire

Property owned by a Christian sect called the Twelve Tribes is being investigated in relation to the wildfire that devastated Boulder County in Colorado on Thursday, Dec. 30.

‘Sure. I’ll Be Saved. Why Not?’: Elon Musk Discusses His Work, Life, and Faith With the Babylon Bee

Elon Musk recently appeared on the Babylon Bee podcast to discuss a wide range of topics, including how Musk feels about the teachings of Jesus.

Bible Engagement Augments SBC January Discipleship Emphasis

Pastor Robby Gallaty encourages fellow pastors to build discipleship through Bible engagement, capitalizing on the emphasis on goals inherent with the New Year.

Virginia Church Continues Revitalization a Year After Pastor’s Death

Members of Pinecrest Baptist Church continue to trust God during their church’s revitalization, despite enduring the tragic loss of their senior pastor Reggie Hester a little more than a year ago. 

University of Florida President Says He Will Resign in 2023

Since taking office, Kent Fuchs has raised UF's profile as one of the nation's top public universities. But the last few months have been marked by controversy surrounding Florida's new voting laws.

Founding Pastor of Maranatha Chapel Ray Bentley Has Died From COVID-19 Complications

Ray Bentley, founding and senior pastor of Maranatha Chapel in San Diego, CA has died from complications related to COVID-19. 

Preemptive Love Board Cuts Ties With Founders Jeremy and Jessica Courtney

Preemptive Love plans to cut ties with its founders after former employees complained of an abusive work environment and misleading fundraising practices.

Christian Band Big Daddy Weave’s Bassist Jay Weaver Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Dove Award winning contemporary Christian artist Big Daddy Weave’s co-founding member, vocalist, and bassist, Jay Weaver, died Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the age of 42 of complications resulting from COVID-19.

Megachurch Pastored by T.D. Jakes’ Daughter, Son-in-Law Going Fully Online After Decline in Giving

The Potter’s House of Denver, a megachurch led by pastors ​​Touré Roberts and his wife, Sarah Jakes Roberts, is selling its property and going fully remote.

‘The Good Lord Has Blessed Me’—Steelers QB, Likely Retiring, Thanks God After Win

Ben Roethlisberger, who has spent his entire 18-year NFL career with Pittsburgh, thanked God, teammates and fans Monday after what was likely his final game at Heinz Field.

Navy Blocked From Acting Against 35 COVID Vaccine Refusers

A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Suspect in Murder of Alabama Pastor’s Wife Turns Herself in, Apologizes

Kaillyn Harris is in police custody after turning herself in for a shooting that resulted in the death of Prichard, Alabama pastor’s wife Grace Carter on December 28. 

3 Years After Renewing Wedding Vows, Lysa TerKeurst Reveals Her Marriage Has Ended

Lysa TerKeurst has decided to end her marriage of 29 years. The Proverbs 31 Ministries founder took time Saturday to reflect on the past year, which she says “looked very different” than she thought it would.

Lebanese Christian Leader: Alliance With Hezbollah Imperiled

Gebran Bassil, the head of Lebanon’s largest Christian party, said on Sunday that a 15-year-old alliance with the country’s powerful Shiite group Hezbollah was no longer working and must evolve.

A Surge of Evangelicals in Spain, Fueled by Latin Americans

Huge surges in Spain's migrant and evangelical populations in recent decades are producing profound changes in how faith is practiced in a country long dominated by the Catholic church.

Cross Conference Reaches Young Adults at Pivotal Time in Life

Thousands of young adults ages 18-25 heard about the importance of missions and the local church this week during the 2021 CROSS Conference. 

Last Parent of a Child Killed in 1963 Church Bombing Dies

Maxine McNair, the last living parent of any of the four Black girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing, died Sunday. She was 93.

As America Celebrates the Legacy of MLK, Evangelicals Remain Divided on...

In the half century since his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. has become almost universally beloved. However, disagreement about how, and by whom, his name should be leveraged in our own time has become a contentious debate. 

Kyle Idleman: Why We Must Do Ministry One Person at a...

Kyle Idleman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned from Jesus about pastoring one person at a time, even at one of the largest churches in the U.S.

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