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Church Dropouts

Church-Dropouts Turn to Podcasting as a Meeting Space for the ‘Church in Exile’

"That's one of the biggest critiques we have of the church—is that you can't critique it," Toby Morrell says.

United Methodist Church at Crossroads Over Unclear Stance on Homosexuality

“This is a family quarrel, a family dispute. We don’t believe it’s worth separating over.”
Anna Hayford

Anna Hayford, Wife of Jack Hayford of Church on the Way, Dies at 83

Anna Hayford’s grandson Mark says it was “fitting” that she passed on International Women’s Day.
North Korea

‘Unprecedented’ Number of Missionaries Aiding North Korean Refugees Kicked Out of China

Pastor Kim believes at least 40 refugees from North Korea have been sent back across the border as a result of the raids.
Trump Planned Parenthood

Trump to Planned Parenthood: You Can Keep Your Funding if You Stop Performing Abortions

“Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice," President Trump says.
Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham Thankful for Controversy in Canada Over Festival of Hope

“Thank you, Mr. Mayor. You’ve helped us with hundreds of thousands of dollars of publicity. I appreciate that,” Franklin Graham said in an interview.
Middle East

First Female Pastor Ordained in the Middle East

“Christ’s justice has been finally fulfilled,” Rola Sleiman says.
Franklin Graham Canada

Canadian Clergy to Franklin Graham: Your Political Comments Compromise the Mission of Jesus

A group of concerned clergy representing 60 percent of the Christians in Vancouver released a letter asking Graham not to give the gospel message at this weekend's Festival of Hope.
Carl Lentz

Carl Lentz’s Bold Statement on Dr. Oz: Look to the Designer of Life for...

“A new diet will change your day. But praying to the King of heaven and earth will change your soul."
Prayer

Federal Court to Decide Whether Prayers Before Public Meetings Are ‘Unconstitutional’

When Peter Bormuth started attending county commissioner meetings in Jackson County, Michigan, he took offense over the fact that only Christian prayers were offered at the beginning of the meetings.
female pastor

Barna Study: 3 Times More Female Pastors Compared to 25 Years Ago

The number of female pastors is on the rise. Women in these positions lead smaller congregations while facing more criticism than their male counterparts.
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow: I Don’t Want to Be Known for Being a Good Football or...

“I want to be...known for bringing faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their dark hour of need.”
tim keller

Tim Keller to Step Down as Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Since 1997, Redeemer Presbyterian has been on a trajectory to fulfill "a vision for not being a megachurch.” Keller's stepping down is seen as one phase of fulfilling this vision.
Family Christian Bookstore

Largest Christian Bookstore Chain: Liquidation Is ‘only recourse’

"We have prayerfully looked at all possible options, trusting God’s plan for our organization, and the difficult decision to liquidate is our only recourse.”
END IT

Celebrities Join Evangelicals in END IT Movement to Fight Human Trafficking

“I’m here today to defend the right to pursue happiness...I believe it is incumbent on us as citizens of this nation—as Americans—to bestow that right upon others—upon each other and upon the rest of the world." —Ashton Kutcher
Teen Vogue response

Brave Teen Tackles Harmful Messages Behind Teen Vogue’s ‘Post-Abortion Gift Guide’

Teen Vogue assures readers "The worst part of [an abortion] isn’t the procedure itself (which by the way is completely safe as long as you have access to a good clinic). The worst part is how you’re treated afterwards.”
SBC Jack Graham Prestonwood

Megachurch Suspends $1 Million in Contributions to SBC Over Mosque Support, Anti-Trump Comments

Jack Graham, senior pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and former president of the SBC, says he and his congregation are “concerned about the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, and feel the need to make some changes in the way we give.”
Relationships Family pastor

Barna Report: Pastors Experience Greater Satisfaction in Personal Relationships

96% of married pastors are satisfied with their marriage.
Roe v. Wade McCorvey

Norma McCorvey: Former Roe v. Wade Poster Woman Turned Pro-Life Advocate Dies at 69

"I'll be serving the Lord and helping women save their babies. I will hold a pro-life position for the rest of my life.” —Norma McCorvey
McMurry Muslim prayer room

Muslims at Christian University Granted Space for Prayer Room on Campus

“I think what people hear about Islam is different then what Islam is,” McMurry student Sultan Albogami says.
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Videos, Documents Uncovered Showing Patterson’s Coverup of Abusive Pastor

Even after Darrell Gilyard confessed to some claims and resigned from Victory Baptist Church near Dallas in 1991, tapes show Patterson defended Gilyard and spoke about “sins” committed by his accusers, who were “not innocent either.”

New Podcasts

David Kinnaman: Living in a Digital Babylon (What You Need to...

Barna president David Kinnaman says, “We’re becoming more post-Christian by a lot of measures." This week on our podcast, David shares why, even though our culture is becoming increasingly secular, he is optimistic about the faith of the next generation.