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Cathedral to Replace Confederate Windows With Stained Glass Reflecting Black Life

Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.
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Ex-MLB Star and Pastor Darryl Strawberry Shares That His Granddaughter Is Now Safe

Baseball legend and pastor Darryl Strawberry announced on Instagram Friday morning that his granddaughter, MyLisa Reid, had been found safe and sound.
Tall el-Hammam

Was It Sodom? Meteor Likely Wiped Out an Ancient Middle Eastern City

Scientists have concluded that a small meteor likely demolished the city of Tall el-Hammam, but an ongoing debate about whether that’s the biblical city of Sodom was beyond their scope.
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Did Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman Affirm the LGBTQ+ Community?

Queer Christian artist Grace Baldrige asked Switchfoot's Jon Foreman whether he affirms the LGBTQ+ community. Here's how he responded.
Jesse Duplantis

Jesse Duplantis Claims Donations Can Speed the Return of Christ

During a recent live broadcast, Jesse Duplantis argued the reason why Jesus has yet to return is that people aren't giving generously enough to ministries like his and Kenneth Copeland's.
denzel washington

Denzel Washington Relies on ‘Experienced Shepherds’ for Guidance About Serving God and Others

At last Saturday’s annual Better Man Event, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington discussed his faith and how he wants to spend “the rest of my days on this earth.”
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Josh McDowell Steps Down in the Wake of Controversial Racial Comments

Days after apologizing for his controversial comments regarding race, Josh McDowell has announced he is stepping away from his ministry to enter a "season of listening."
Trump as a Messiah

UPDATE: Billboard Comparing Trump to Jesus Sought to ‘Redefine Blasphemy,’ Says Pastor

A retired pastor's reaction to a headline-grabbing billboard portraying former president Donald Trump as a messiah is itself making headlines.
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‘Satan Shoes’ Creators Take Aim at Chick-fil-A; Selling $6.66 Sandwiches on Sunday

The controversial, Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF recently known for designing and selling Lil Nas X-inspired “Satan Shoes” that allegedly contained a drop of human blood in the sole, is now taking aim at the Christian-owned fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A.
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Does It Really Matter If Christians Vote? A Pastoral Response

One of the big questions U.S. Christians are faced with every November (especially every four years when Americans elect a new president) is: “Should a Christian vote?”
SBC Executive Committee

‘Evil,’ ‘Sad,’ ‘Unbelievable’—Survivors and Leaders React to SBC Executive Committee Decision

Sexual abuse survivors and church leaders inside and outside the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) are reacting with grief and shock to a Tuesday decision from the SBC Executive Committee.
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Football Legend Tony Dungy Engages With Twitter Users About Biden’s Stance on Abortion

NFL analyst Tony Dungy recently engaged in a respectful but firm back and forth about his pro-life views after sharing an article on President Joe Biden’s “abortion flip-flop.”
SBC Executive Committee

SBC Executive Committee Agrees To Pay for Abuse Review, Stalls on Waiving Privilege

After two days of meetings held by the SBC Executive Committee, the details for an abuse investigation remain unresolved.
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60 Minutes Australia’s ‘Hillsong Hell’ Details Sexual Abuse Claims Against Leadership; Hillsong Responds

Days after Brian Houston's announcement that he's stepping down from Hillsong Church boards, 60 Minutes Australia aired a report on sexual abuse within the church's leadership.
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From Luxury Stays to ‘Champing’ in the Sanctuary, Churches Adopt Pandemic-Era Airbnb Models

Faced with declining revenues and empty buildings, churches have looked for ways to make a virtue of unused space in a variety of ways, including champing.
robert jeffress

‘There Is No Credible Religious Argument’ Against COVID-19 Vaccines, Says Pastor Robert Jeffress

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, says there’s “no credible religious argument against” being vaccinated against the coronavirus.
high school football players

High School Football Players Lead Postgame Prayer After Staff Banned From Doing So

High school football players in Tennessee led parents and fans in a postgame prayer Friday night after coaches and staff were told that they were legally not allowed to do so themselves. 
Pope Francis

‘Some Wanted Me Dead:’ Pope Acknowledges Right-Wing Critics

Pope Francis has acknowledged his increasingly vocal conservative critics, saying their “nasty comments” were the work of the devil and adding that “some wanted me dead” after his recent intestinal surgery.
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Ed Litton Urges SBC Executive Committee To Regain Trust of Southern Baptists

Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton gave a report Monday night saying, “Our convention is struggling right now and it’s a crisis of trust."
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SBC’s IMB Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Missionaries

COVID-19 vaccine refusal rates may be high among white evangelical Christians, but the International Mission Board — which deploys thousands of missionaries — is not hesitant about the shot.

Cathedral to Replace Confederate Windows With Stained Glass Reflecting Black Life

Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

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