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clergy sexual abuse

Update: Vatican Responds to Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse of Children by Priests

"Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all," the grand jury report said of its findings into clergy sexual abuse.
Jerry Scott Squires

Is the Army Out to Get a Southern Baptist Chaplain?

Questions are being raised about a U.S. Army investigation that resulted in dereliction of duty charges against Jerry Scott Squires, a Southern Baptist chaplain.
being a pastor

Here’s What Pastors Like Most About Their Job

What's the best part about being a pastor? Pastors say “preaching and teaching.” No other category came close.
Teen suicide

Your Faith Could Keep Your Child Safe From Suicide

Kids are less likely to think about suicide or attempt to kill themselves if religion or spirituality is important to their parents, a new study suggests. The study comes as teen suicide rates are soaring.
baptisms

As Saddleback Celebrates 50K Baptisms, SBC Numbers Dwindle

This milestone means Saddleback is recording almost four baptisms every day.
GLS18 quotes

Top 50 Quotes From the #GLS18

“We can make excuses or we can make a difference, but we cannot do both," Craig Groeschel said at the GLS18.
Simon Sinek GLS18

Simon Sinek: Leaders, You Are Playing an Infinite Game

Drawing from James Carse’s book "Finite and Infinite Games," Simon Sinek told GLS18, in business, “there’s no such thing as winning. There’s only ahead and behind.”
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus: You Need to Tell Death and Fear to Get Behind You

Erwin McManus didn't lower his voice as he told the crowd at GLS18 that they needed to stop living in fear of death.
Andrew Brunson

Trump Hits Turkey’s Economy in Fight for Pastor Brunson

The White House announced sharp tariff increases on the heels of meetings between the White House and Turkey over Andrew Brunson who has been held by Turkey for more than two years on espionage and terrorism related charges.  
David Livermore GLS18

What You Need to Know to Work in Diverse Groups

David Livermore, executive director of the Global Learning Center at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, told GLS18 that a leader’s success in this area often comes down to his or her cultural intelligence.
Danielle Strickland

Danielle Strickland Delivers the Message of the Moment at the GLS

The topic Danielle Strickland was given at the 2018 Global Leadership Summit was not an easy one no matter what the circumstances are, but given the recent events at Willow Creek, it was even more difficult.
Argentina abortion

Argentina Remains Pro-Life After Senate Vote

Argentina abortion laws will remain unchanged after the nation's senate rejected a bill that would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Juliet Funt GLS18

Juliet Funt: How to Stop Wasting Time on Unnecessary Tasks

Juliet Funt spoke to leaders about the need to quell unnecessary tasks in organizations—including the church.
Craig Groeschel GLS18

Craig Groeschel: How to Become a Leader People Want to Follow

Craig Groeschel told GLS '18 that polling shows team members want to feel valued, inspired and empowered and he offered three qualities leaders should develop to meet those needs.
Willow Creek Leadership

UPDATE: Willow Creek Leaders Resign: ‘Trust has been broken’ Over Bill Hybels Case

Several members of the Willow Creek leadership team are resigning over the mismanagement of the allegations against their leader, Bill Hybels.
Willow Creek

Willow Creek Continues to Teach Church Leaders…This Time Through Failure

Surely they didn’t intend this, but Willow Creek is leading the charge on how to respond to the #churchtoo movement by giving us a real-life example of exactly what not to do.
"nones" don't believe

This Is Why More People Identify as ‘Nones’

Simply put, most "nones" don’t believe the tenets of the faith.
John Calvin

How Calvinist Are the “New Calvinists,” Really?

While today’s young pastors are identified with John Calvin, it appears the 16th century French reformer hasn’t shaped the New Calvinists nearly as much as present day reformed teachers, such as Tim Keller, John Piper, and Al Mohler.
Global Leadership Summit

Update: Churches, Speakers Pull Out of GLS at the Last Minute

Although three keynote speakers have canceled and several partnering churches have pulled out, there is no conclusive evidence that this year’s Global Leadership Summit is being adversely affected by the controversy surrounding Bill Hybels.
celebrity pastors

The Megapopular Churches That Celebrity and Instagram Built

These "celebrity pastors" are friends to the stars, but they're also really good at social media. It's hard to tell which is making a bigger impact on their numbers.
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Satanic Temple Unveils Disturbing Statue at Arkansas Capitol

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