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Facing 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography, Josh Duggar Pleads With Judge for Mercy

Former reality star Josh Duggar is pleading to a federal judge for mercy before his sentencing on May 25, 2022. Duggar was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography last December.

Dallas Church, Investors Snag Real Estate Award for Grocery Store in Food Desert

On April 21, Cornerstone Baptist Church's Southpoint Community Market, developed in a food desert, captured the Dallas Business Journal’s award for “Best Real Estate Deals of 2021: Neighborhood Impact.”

Measuring COVID-19’s Effect: Southern Baptists Report 19% Attendance Drop

Clergy have talked about the disruption in worship attendance in this pandemic age. Now, Southern Baptists have statistics to prove it.

‘My Body Is Not a Prayer Request’ Imagines a Disability-Centered Church

“God told me to pray for you!” is about the last thing Amy Kenny wants to hear when she cruises into church riding Diana, the mobility scooter she has named after Wonder Woman.

Women Settle Suit Alleging Liberty Mishandled Assault Cases

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit twelve women brought last summer against Liberty University.

No More Murder Charge for Women in Louisiana Abortion Bill

A bill that would subject Louisiana women to murder charges for having abortions was pulled Thursday night after House members voted 65-26 to totally revamp the legislation, eliminating criminal penalties.

‘Beam Me Up’…Pastor? Holographic Technology Allows Pastor To Be in Nine Locations at Once

Pastor Randy Bezet of Bayside Community Church located in Bradenton, Florida, is using something straight out of Star Trek to preach the word of God simultaneously to the church’s nine campuses.

Conservative Christian Leaders Blast Democrats for Attempting to Codify Abortion Rights

“You can no longer pretend to support life and vote Democrat. Period,” former SBC Executive Committee member Rod Martin tweeted after Senate Democrats attempted to federally codify the right to an abortion.

‘Good, Good Mother’—On Mother’s Day, Texas Church Worships God As Female

At Austin New Church in Austin, Texas, several parts of last Sunday’s Mother’s Day service featured feminine pronouns and imagery for God.

David Platt’s McLean Bible Church Prepares for New Elder Election Following Lawsuit

McLean Bible Church is preparing to elect new elders for the first time since a legal dispute surrounding the congregational voting process in June 2021. 

Department of Interior Releases First Report Detailing US Indian Boarding Schools

The United States operated 408 boarding schools for Indigenous children across 37 states or then-territories between 1819 and 1969 — half of them likely supported by religious institutions. That’s according to the first volume of an investigative report into the country’s Indian boarding school system.

‘On the Business’: McLaurin Reflects on Interim EC Post Ahead of 2022 SBC

Willie McLaurin is a few months into his post as interim president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee. He sat down with Baptist Press to reflect on issues related to his job and Southern Baptist life.

In Historic Housing Market, the Parsonage Becomes a Trendy Choice

Charlie Houck loves serving as lead pastor at Mesa Church in San Diego. Just as much, he’s a fan of the parsonage that came with the building when Mesa launched in October 2020.

US Annual Conferences Can’t Just Leave the United Methodist Church, Rules Top Court

No, an annual conference in the United States can’t just up and leave the United Methodist Church. At least not yet.

Louisiana Debates Murder Charge for Women Who Get Abortions

A bill supported by Rep. Danny McCormick and scheduled for debate Thursday in the Louisiana House would make women who get abortions subject to criminal prosecution and prison.

Arrested Hong Kong Cardinal a Fiery Critic of Beijing

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges, has long been a fiery critic of Beijing's control of religion and political monopoly.

The Satanic Temple Will Protect ‘Religious Abortion Access’ If Roe Is Overturned

In response to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft indicating Roe v. Wade could be overturned, The Satanic Temple is taking steps to ensure that women have access to its so-called “abortion ritual.”

‘I’m Ok With Going to Hell’: Elon Musk Tweets About Death; Says He Would Let Donald Trump Back on Twitter

Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has never been one to keep from speaking his mind, regardless of who agrees or disagrees with him.

In New Book, Baylor Coach Scott Drew Describes J.O.Y. of Putting Jesus First

Baylor University men’s coach Scott Drew has received numerous accolades, but what matters most to him—and what he’s become known for—is spreading a culture of J.O.Y. that prioritizes Jesus.

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Checks Intended for Churches

A Florida man has pleaded guilty in connection with the theft of more than 2,600 checks intended for religious institutions in several states. He and his co-conspirators deposited the stolen checks into bank accounts through ATMs, then withdrew money and spent the proceeds using debit cards.

EXCLUSIVE: Lecrae and Andy Mineo Talk Deconstruction, Being Labeled Christian, Swearing...

Earlier this year, ChurchLeaders sat down with Lecrae and Andy Mineo to ask about Christian deconstruction, how they feel about being labeled Christian artists, and what they would tell church leaders today.

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