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Dr. Tony Evans’ Son Talks of Father’s Return, Was Told ‘No More, No Less’ About Evans’ Unnamed ‘Sin’

Dr. Tony Evans' youngest son, Jonathan, told the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF) congregation during a Father’s Day message on Sunday that his father didn't share any more information about his unnamed sin than he did with the whole church.

I Went to Israel Looking for Moral Clarity. Here Is What I Found.

When I arrived in Israel, I hoped that I would find a greater sense of moral clarity. What I left with was a deeper sense of grief.

10 Commandments Must Be Displayed in Louisiana Classrooms by 2025

By January 2025, every classroom in Louisiana must feature a poster-sized display of the 10 Commandments with large, readable font. Louisiana has become the first state to mandate that all public-school classrooms—from kindergarten to college—display the biblical commands.

Daystar Television Network Removes All of Robert Morris’ Programming

Daystar Television Network announced Tuesday night (June 18) that all of Robert Morris' programming has been removed from its broadcasting schedule.

On World Refugee Day, Relief Organizations Celebrate Partnerships With Churches

Thursday, June 20, marks World Refugee Day, an international day to recognize and celebrate refugees around the world. 

Gateway Church Learned of Robert Morris’ Crime in 2005, Says Abuse Survivor Cindy Clemishire

Sexual abuse survivor Cindy Clemishire released a statement yesterday (June 18) after Gateway Church announced that Robert Morris had resigned as its senior pastor.

‘But First…Let Me Thank God’—Celtics Head Coach Joe Mazzulla’s Postgame Shirt Says It All

With just a few years of experience as a basketball head coach, Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla led his team to win the 2024 NBA Championship.

Episcopal Church Grapples With ‘Transformative Role’ in Native American Residential Schools

The Episcopal Church has begun to reckon with the outsized role it played in the history of Indigenous children from Florida to Alaska being taken away, sometimes by force, to residential schools run by the government and often by denominations that operated under government contracts.

Richard Smallwood, ‘Total Praise’ Composer, To Receive Juneteeth Tribute in D.C.

For decades, Richard Smallwood has been on stages from Carnegie Hall to churches, at the piano or at the microphone, performing music that features his distinctive genre-bending blend of gospel and classical.

Ascension Catholic Hospitals Outsource Staffing To Private-Equity-Owned Partners

According to a letter Sen. Chuck Grassley sent Ascension, whistleblowers disclosed proposed changes to staffing with SCP Health, the new firm overseeing physician staffing, that could have hospitalists seeing twice the national average of patients per day.

UMC Settles Sex Abuse Case Involving Former New York Pastor, Foster Parent Who Ran a Clown Business

The United Methodist Church, along with New York’s Warren County, has reached a financial settlement in a sexual abuse case involving former UMC Pastor Richard Reynolds. Troy resident John Smith claimed that Reynolds, who served as Smith's foster parent, abused him as a child.

‘Straight Up, a Hot Mess’—Allen Parr Calls Out Taylor Swift’s New Album as ‘Anti-Christian’

Taylor Swift released her 11th album this year and has already broken records. But YouTuber Allen Parr warns parents and all Christians about her "explicit" content on "The Tortured Poets Department," calling it "anti-Christian."

Robert Morris Resigns as Gateway Church’s Senior Pastor Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Following the revelation of sexual abuse allegations against Gateway Church founder and senior pastor Robert Morris, Church of the Highlands announced that Morris has resigned as one of its overseers.

‘Bling Bishop’ Lamor Whitehead Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Fraud, Extortion, Lying to Federal Agents

Bishop Lamor Whitehead has been sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $85,000 in restitution and forfeit $95,000 as a result of being found guilty of ​​fraud, attempted extortion, and lying to federal agents.

Imprisonment of Two Christian Teenagers Approaches Five Year Mark

Sunny Mushtaq and Noman Asghar, both Christians, were arrested on June 29, 2019, in Pakistan on blasphemy charges for receiving cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad on the popular messaging app WhatsApp. 

Pastor Robert Morris Admits to ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior With a Young Lady’ in His 20s; Survivor Says She Was 12

Robert Morris, founder and senior pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, has been accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old in the 1980s. Morris was 20 at the time of the alleged abuse.

Former SBC Leader and Accused Sexual Abuser, Paul Pressler, Dead at 94

Paul Pressler, a key figure behind the Southern Baptist Convention’s conservative resurgence as well as a symbol of its sexual abuse crisis, died June 7 at age 94. 

Dr. Tony Evans’ Mexican Cruise Canceled Following Leave of Absence Announcement

A Mexican Riviera cruise with Dr. Tony Evans that was scheduled for November will no longer take place. The news about the cancellation follows an announcement that the pastor has stepped away from his pastoral duties for a time of repentance and healing from sin.

‘I’m Changing’—Carl Lentz Discusses Affair, Addictions, Childhood Sex Abuse Following Return to Spotlight

Former Hillsong New York Pastor Carl Lentz is back in the spotlight, promoting his new "Lights On" podcast in more than one recent interview. 

With Catholic Anti-Poverty Program Under Attack, Bishops and Activists Mount Defense

A person familiar with the executive session’s deliberations told Religion News Service that ‘there was very strong support expressed for CCHD in the session. How it is worked out remains to be seen, but the program and collection will continue.’

Televangelist James Robison Denies He Knew Robert Morris Allegedly Committed Child...

Following the recent resignation of Robert Morris as Gateway Church’s senior pastor, Life Outreach International, formerly known as The James Robison Evangelistic Association (JREA), released a statement saying the organization was unaware of the Morris' alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old.

Daniel Im: How Not To Let the Consumers Drive the Strategy...

Daniel Im joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain how pastors can lead more effectively in a “post-everything” world and why their communities contain more than just the non-Christians and the Christians.

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