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This Is the Cutest Ministry Team You Will See Helping People in California

A unique ministry of the Lutheran Church headed to California in response to the shooting in Thousand Oaks. They ended up extending their stay because of the fires.
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The International Missions Board Has a New President

The Southern Baptist Convention has selected a new president for their International Mission Board. Dr. Paul Chitwood will replace David Platt.
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The Church Being the Church as Fires Rage in California

As a California wildfire is wreaking havoc, churches step up to offer shelter, manpower and prayer to assist the victims in need.
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Youthful Face of Christ Painting Uncovered in Israel

Archaeologists call the discovery “extremely important” because so far it is the only “in situ” baptism of Christ scene that has been discovered.

Pastor Calls Out Crossdresser in the Middle of Church Service

A pastor in Chicago is under fire for publicly calling out a crossdresser during a church service. The pastor has defended his actions, saying the young man "challenged him publicly."
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Pastor Wanted to Know the Truth About the Migrant Caravan. So He Joined It

A pastor from San Antonio, Texas, had heard a lot of rumors about the caravan in Mexico, en route to the U.S. Pastor Rogers decided to stop guessing at their motives and decided to join them in Mexico.
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Canada to Offer Asia Bibi Asylum in Face of Growing Call for Her Murder

Asia Bibi's husband says he is in constant fear for the safety of his family and his wife. Despite his fears, though, Ashiq Masih says he has placed his trust in God.
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American Missionary Slain in Cameroon Remembered for Robust Faith

"He is receiving the Martyrs crown from his Lord. My heart is broken. I want to wake up from a horrific nightmare," Charles Wesco's wife, Stephanie, wrote of his passing.
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Bishop Defies Resolution to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany has chosen a bold position by standing at odds with the order of his denomination to allow same-sex weddings at Episcopalian churches across the U.S.
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Rick Warren Recovering After Emergency Surgery

Rick Warren shared an update with his congregation explaining the health scare he just recently survived.
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Southern Baptists: Losing Their Zeal for Temperance?

Younger Southern Baptists in particular are increasingly answering the question "Should Christians drink?" with "In moderation, it's OK."
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Franklin Graham: ‘I miss my father almost every day’

November 7, 2018, would have been Billy Graham's 100th birthday. Even though he didn't quite make it to his birthday before passing away in February, Billy's son, Franklin, says the late evangelist did, in fact, make it to the 100-year marker.

Upturn in Economy Reflected in the Offering Plate

Pastors are reporting that tithes and offerings are up this year compared to last year. The upturn in the economy is likely the reason for the increased giving. However, not all churches are reporting an increase.
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WATCH Lauren Daigle Bring Christian Music to Late Night TV

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" audience is not used to seeing a lot of Christian artists. That changed last night with a Lauren Daigle "Look Up Child" performance that brought the house down.
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Wesleyan Covenant Association of the UMC Poised to Leave Denomination

The Wesleyan Covenant Association is preparing an exit strategy in the event the UMC will vote to loosen its policy concerning homosexuality at the General Conference in February.
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Churches Risk Non-Profit Status to Make Political Statements

A handful of churches across the nation risked their tax exempt statuses to make political comments. Endorsing specific candidates and political parties, these churches flirted with danger.
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Judah Smith Launches Church ‘in the palm of your hand’

Judah Smith announced Churchome is going global. The announcement has some questioning whether participating in a virtual church can replace real fellowship.
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‘GOP Jesus’ Takes Satirical Look at Christian Republicans

A video portraying a Republican Jesus, altering Scripture and mocking Christians who vote Republican, is sure to cause offense this election season.
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Christ United Withdrawing From UMC Over Homosexuality Debate

A large United Methodist Church congregation in South Carolina has decided it does not want to be involved in the ongoing debate over how to handle homosexuality in the church that the UMC is currently facing.
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UPDATE: Asia Bibi’s Acquittal Under Review, Travel Ban in Place

Just days after an announcement stating Christian Asia Bibi had been acquitted of blasphemy charges and a consequential death sentence, the verdict is being appealed. Angry protesters forced the government's hand to review the verdict.

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How to Communicate Your Reopening Strategy to the Community

Not only should churches communicate their reopening strategy to their members, but they also need to communicate to the community at large.

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Lee Strobel: Pastor, You Need an Apologetics Point Person

Lee Strobel says, "We have to create safe places in our churches and let people know it’s ok to have questions." But pastors can't—and shouldn't have to—do this important work alone.