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Chinese Church

Wang Yi’s Wife Released From Prison After 6 Months

Jiang Rong, the wife of Pastor Wang Yi of the Chinese church Early Rain, has been released from prison on bail and pending a trial. She has been reunited with the couple's son.
Group Publishing VBS

This Is Why People Have a Problem With This Year’s Group Publishing VBS

After children's ministers and non-ministers raised concerns over this year's Group Publishing VBS product, the company revised parts of the curriculum deemed culturally insensitive.
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WATCH: Flatirons Community Church Pastor on Why He Needs a Break

Jim Burgen, lead pastor of Flatirons Community Church in Colorado, announced a few days ago that he would be taking a six-month sabbatical. In the video, Burgen expressed gratitude toward the men who were willing to help him see his blind spots.
The Village Church

Matt Chandler on The Village Church Abuse Case

Matt Chandler stepped away from his sabbatical to address claims The Village Church mishandled a sexual abuse case involving one of its former staff members.
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Church’s Rental Money to Be Used to Fund LGBT Events (AISD)

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) has decided to take some of the funds it has received from a local church and put them toward LGBT events during Pride Month. But gay rights advocates want the district to go even further.
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Illinois Lawmakers Banned from Communion Over New Abortion Law

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, has banned Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and Speaker of the House Michael Madigan from taking Holy Communion. The reason why is that the men have been instrumental in pushing Illinois’ new abortion legislation.
Southern Baptist abuse

Southern Baptist Abuse Report Describes History of Coverups

"Caring Well" is the title of the Southern Baptist abuse report that was released just ahead of the denomination's Annual Meeting in Birmingham. The report spends a significant amount of time focusing on what churches did wrong when responding to allegations of abuse.
Pentecost Sunday

7,000+ Londoners Gather for #TrafalgarPrayer on Pentecost Sunday

An estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people turned Trafalgar Square in London into TrafalgarPrayer this weekend in observance of Pentecost Sunday.
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Lauren Daigle at KLOVE Awards: Please Pray for My Grandfather

At the KLOVE Fan Awards in Nashville this past Sunday, artist Lauren Daigle asked for prayer for her grandfather, who drove nine hours to see her perform and win two awards.
Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin on Growing Up Fatherless: It’s Made Me Insecure

Kirk Franklin opened up about the effect fatherlessness has had on his life in a recent interview on the Breakfast Club radio program.
Coffield Unit

Fear of Death Did Not Keep High-Security Inmates from Baptism

What if giving your life to Christ and being baptized meant facing imminent death? That was the reality for five men baptized last week at Coffield Unit, a maximum security men’s prison in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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America’s Moral Values Are Crumbling, Conservatives and Liberals Agree

A new Gallup poll reveals that while beliefs on moral values are driving an even bigger wedge between liberals and conservatives, there is one thing both groups agree on.
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Parents Forgive Man Who Tried to Kill Five-Year-Old Son in Mall of America

In statements read by the prosecutor at the sentencing of Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda on Monday, the parents of the boy thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America in April said they forgave their son's attacker.
naomi scott

The New Jasmine Is a Christian and an Advocate for Compassion

You might know Naomi Scott from her role as Jasmine in Disney’s live action adaptation of the movie "Aladdin." But what you might not have realized is that Scott is an Ambassador for Compassion International and is passionate about empowering women.
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World’s Longest Illustrated Bible Unfolded at National Mall

The Wiedmann Bible is a completely illustrated Bible which stretches out to nearly a mile when unfolded. This weekend the work of art graced the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Pastors Emphasize Spiritual Battle in Virginia Beach Vigils

In the wake of the Virginia Beach shooting this past weekend, pastors are helping people process what happened. While their efforts involve encouraging congregants to love and support one another, pastors are also reminding people they are always in a spiritual battle between good and evil.
McLean Bible Church

Trump Quietly Showed Up at David Platt’s Church and Asked for Prayer This Weekend

Pastor David Platt was surprised in the middle of a Sunday service at McLean Bible Church when he learned President Trump was stopping by unannounced.
VR church

Is Virtual Reality Church a Viable Option?

Soto proclaims that VR Church is a safe space for people to have conversations about religion and they are encouraged to ask questions.
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Former Pastor and Volunteers Help Vulnerable Women With Car Needs

A former pastor is serving single mothers, widows and wives of deployed military by repairing their vehicles and even by donating vehicles to them. When he opened God's Garage, PC Williams particularly wanted to help women avoid those who would take advantage of them.
Tori Foles

Nick and Tori Foles Articulate the Pain of Miscarriage

Tori Foles, the wife of NFL quarterback Nick Foles, shared a sad update on her Instagram account this week. The couple had been expecting a new baby boy but learned they had miscarried over Memorial Day weekend.
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Notre Dame Fire: Early Repairs Largely Funded by ‘Generous’ U.S. Donors

Immediately following the Notre Dame fire, French billionaires pledged their monetary support of the repair efforts. After two months, though, cathedral officials say funding has come mainly from small donations made by U.S. and French donors.

New Podcasts

Jay Kranda: This Is Why You Should Care About Online Church

“The local experience is not going anywhere,” Jay Kranda says. As the leader of Saddleback Church Online, Jay talks to us about the goal of online church, which is surprisingly supportive of local churches and their evangelism efforts.