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Condoleezza Rice: 9/11 Shows Us How to Respond to This Crisis with Faith

Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice recently shared her thoughts on the coronavirus outbreak based on her encounters with racism as a child and her time as a national leader during 9/11.

UPDATE: Liberty Changes Tune, Moves to Online Classes

Jerry Falwell Jr. wants Liberty to “become the model for others to follow in the future” by planning to keep the campus open after spring break. Others are pushing back at his logic—including Liberty students.

Faith Leaders Attempt to Dispel Fear During Online Services

Pastors are being called upon to disseminate information even as they encourage their congregations' spirits during online services. Some pastors have even invited medical experts to educate their congregations on the virus.

Tech Solutions Help Churches During Coronavirus Response

All over the United States (no—the world!) churches are responding to the Coronavirus (COVID 19), and church tech is making coronavirus response unique. While...

More Churches Close as Leaders Face Pandemic Dilemmas

Leaders all over the country are grappling with whether to suspend worship services while the coronavirus makes its way through the United States. Meanwhile, President Trump has declared a state of emergency.

5 Examples of Pastoral Letters About the Coronavirus

What information about the coronavirus outbreak should you put in your pastoral letter to your congregation? Here are some ideas from five pastors around the U.S.

Don’t Quarantine the Great Commission

It is wise for church leaders to heed the advice of authorities and practice caution in light of the coronavirus. However, don't let the virus quarantine the Great Commission.

Opinion: ‘This Virus Is NOT About You’—A Plea to the Young and Healthy to Stop Being Selfish

Dear young person who is healthy, the coronavirus is not about you. It is about loving your neighbor by doing your part to contain the virus. This is a time to be circumspect—not selfish.

Craig Groeschel Encourages Lonely People in Quarantine

On the thirteenth day of his quarantine, Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life.Church shared some thoughts for those who might feel “a bit discouraged” from being quarantined because of the coronavirus. 

Bethel’s Hands-on Faith Healing Work Stymied by Coronavirus

The 2,400 students at Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry often travel throughout Redding, asking strangers if they can touch and pray for them. Now, the church's faith healing practice has been put on pause due to the coronavirus.

Greg Laurie: Viral Fear Is Worse Than the Coronavirus

U.S. schools are closing, public events are being cancelled, and toilet paper is flying off the shelves, but Pastor Greg Laurie is encouraging his congregation not to give way to fear about the coronavirus.

Jim Bakker Ordered to Stop Peddling Coronavirus ‘Remedy’

The FDA, which has given Bakker and the other companies two days to respond, calls “the sale and promotion of fraudulent COVID-19 products” a “threat to the public health.” A recent interview on the televangelist's show touted its Nano Silver Solution as a remedy for coronavirus.

13 People from AL Church Stuck in Bethlehem Coronavirus Lockdown

A group from a church in Alabama is quarantined in a Bethlehem hotel after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas declared a state of emergency Thursday.

Craig Groeschel Is Quarantined, But Healthy

Craig Groeschel and Bobby Gruenewald, pastors at Life.Church, have been quarantined due to being exposed to the coronavirus while attending a leadership conference in Germany.

When the Coronavirus Comes to Church: Are You Prepared?

As the coronavirus continues to spread outside of the epicenter in China, churches in the United States would be wise to prepare for a potential outbreak by educating themselves about coronavirus prevention.

Lee Man-hee Accused of Willful Negligence in Coronavirus Spread

Lee Man-hee continues to deny responsibility for the outbreak and says his church is cooperating with the government. If convicted, the 88-year-old self-proclaimed messiah could face up to two years in prison.

Israel Could Be ‘Weeks’ from Coronavirus Vaccine

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has said a coronavirus vaccine could be up to 18 months away, researchers in Israel say they’re “a few weeks” from having a vaccine ready for testing.

Shincheonji Cult Church at Heart of Coronavirus in Korea

Health officials say more than 60% of South Korea’s 977 confirmed cases involve members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which is led by self-proclaimed messiah Lee Man-hee.

This Is How Asian Churches Are Preventing the Spread of Covid-19

Asian churches are taking numerous precautions as they strive to contain the coronavirus. From temperature screening to limiting singing during services to suspending services, these churches have had to alter their worship patterns significantly.

‘Jesus Christ Is the Only Way’—Disney Star Joshua Bassett Shares His...

Joshua Bassett, one of the stars of Disney’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” has put his trust in Jesus, according to one of his recent tweets and comments he made in his Instagram stories.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

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