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Pandemic Linked to Surge in Domestic Violence, Suicide

Requiring people to shelter in social isolation might be a necessary measure in order to stop the spread of Covid-19, but a side effect for many is that it increases the danger they are in.

CCP to Christians: No Streaming—And Watch Out What You Say Online

Pastors in China who attempt to stream their services are finding themselves censored, their connections disrupted, and authorities are closely monitoring how Christians interact online. 

Joel Osteen Leans on Celebrity to Step Easter 2020 ‘up a notch’

Easter 2020 at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church is going to be star-studded. In an effort to "step it up a notch," Osteen invited Mariah Carey, Kanye West, and Tyler Perry to make Lakewood's Easter one to remember.

Kara Powell: This Is What Young People Need from Adults Right Now

“This is an anxious season," says Dr. Kara Powell, and there is a good chance social isolation will foster depression and suicidal ideation in our youth. Here is what you need to know to help the young people in your life.

Social Distancing: When St. Paul Faced Isolation to Love a Sick Friend

St. Paul made a hard decision: he chose to send away his one friend and companion in his own moment of difficulty. He chose to be alone, and to cut himself off from a lifeline of material, social, and emotional support

Paycheck Protection for Pastors: What You Need to Know

Paycheck Protection Program loans can be used for paying employee wages, benefits, and retirement funds. In a clarifying statement, the White House said churches and other religious organizations are eligible for these loans.

Pastors Share How They Are Leading During Crisis

A panel of Christian pastors share what they are doing to help their church members navigate this unprecedented time.

The Church After the Coronavirus

There is another significant issue we must begin addressing—namely, how can the church best prepare for church after the coronavirus? here are five things to consider.

This Is What Palm Sunday 2020 Looked Like

Between "Palm Parades" in cars to Pope Francis conducting Mass to an empty basilica, Palm Sunday 2020 looked unlike any other. These are some of the creative ways the faithful managed to observe the start of Holy Week.

Pastors Pray for Pastors As Holy Week Begins

Rick and Kay Warren hosted an online global prayer gathering this morning. Church leaders representing all seven continents prayed for pastors across the world, who are facing an Easter unlike any other in history.

The Dark Side of Zoom: FBI Warns Parents of Attacks on New Virtual Classrooms

Federal officials are warning Zoom users this week after increased reports of hackers pose a privacy and security threat to users across the country--especially those using the platform as a virtual classroom.

C.S. Lewis and COVID-19

This C.S. Lewis quote shows us that living in fear, no matter the age in which we live, is no way to live. It only cheapens the already short life we have and the way it is meant to be lived in light of eternity.

Top Pick for Easter at Home 2020: Easterrific Faith Adventure

This colorful, action-packed resource for Easter at Home will provide parents with fun, easy-to-do activities that create meaningful connections with each other and memorable encounters with Jesus.

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Worship Through Livestream

For many families, the shift of churches to livestream worship presents a great opportunity to teach younger children how to sit through a worship service.

Pastor Blames Church Closing on ‘Tyrannical Government’

Despite Governor DeSantis's new order classifying church as an "essential" service, Florida Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne says his church is now closed because of death threats and antagonism from the sheriff's office.

Surgeon General: We Need Science and Faith to Defeat Virus

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams does not believe science and faith are mutually exclusive. “The most powerful thing you can do for me is to pray for me to hear what [God] is trying to tell me,” he says.

It’s Always Good to Repent and Seek God’s Face, But That Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Baseball and Toilet Paper Back

We must be careful not to claim promises like 2 Chronicles 7 that either aren’t our own or which don’t go far enough in their glorious fulfillment. Because doing this will disappoint our hope and cause us to think God hasn’t come through.

Asian American Leaders to the Church: Please Reject COVID-19 Racism

Asian American leaders across the U.S. have released a statement calling on the church to stand against the racist behavior that is increasingly prevalent due to the coronavirus.

Please Pray: Director of AGWM in Fight for His Life

The Executive Director of the Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM) organization has contracted the coronavirus and is currently in the midst of what...

Tips for Parents Who Are Suddenly Homeschooling

For parents who are suddenly homeschooling, I sought the advice of some of my favorite moms who have been doing this homeschool thing for awhile now, several of whom are also working moms.

Benjamin Watson: What Church Leaders Need To Know About Abortion and...

Benjamin Watson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what the pro-life movement should focus on now that Roe has been overturned.

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