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Micheal Gungor

Former Worship Leader Michael Gungor Ignites Twitter With ‘Christ’ Comment; Labeled a Heretic

Michael Gungor stirred the Twitter's nest when he called Muhammad and Buddha "Christ," too.

Vatican Trial Opens Into Financial Scandal Rocking Papacy

Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history, which opens Tuesday in a modified courtroom in the Vatican Museums.

Can You Be a Follower of Jesus and Not Be ‘Churchy’? After Reconstructing, Lecrae...

Christian hip hop artist Lecrae recently shared that after deconstructing and reconstructing his faith, he no longer feels he has to be “churchy.”  
Jim Wold

Longtime Couple Passes 15 Hours Apart—God Called Them ‘In a Beautiful Way’

After a 73-year marriage based on love and faith, Wanda and Jim Wold of Garner, Iowa, died hours apart last week.
tony evans

Dr. Tony Evans: Critical Race Theory? God Is Calling Us to ‘Kingdom Race Theology’

In a recent sermon to his Dallas congregation, Dr. Tony Evans proposed a biblical alternative to critical race theory, saying Christ has set new rules and made us new people.

Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across U.S.

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes.
mark driscoll

Former Mars Hill Elders Plead For Mark Driscoll to Resign Immediately

39 former Mars Hill Church elders who served with Mark Driscoll release a statement and their investigation report, pleading for him to immediately resign as The Trinity Church's senior pastor.
Stephen Harmon

Brian Houston Calls Vaccine a ‘Personal Decision’ After Death of Unvaxed Member

Hillsong congregant Stephen Harmon, who had made a series of posts mocking the COVID-19 vaccine, passed away from COVID-19 last week. After Harmon's death, Hillsong pastor Brian Houston issued a statement.
Tokyo Olympics

At Tokyo Olympics, Even Faith Events Look Different as COVID Spikes. Here’s How.

Amid the changes at the Tokyo Olympics — which kicked off Friday (July 23) after a yearlong delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — are adjustments to the way the Games are accommodating athletes’ religious needs.
abducted students

28 Abducted Students From Baptist High School Freed in Nigeria

Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School in the northern town of Damishi.
strip club

Divine Transformation: Ex-Alaska Strip Club Becomes Church

A popular strip club that once beckoned customers off a busy highway leading into Anchorage is now a church offering salvation — instead of temptation — thanks to a daughter of a former exotic dancer.
jonathan lotz

Please Pray—The Son of Anne Graham Lotz Is in the ICU With COVID-19

Jonathan Lotz, one of the grandsons of the late evangelist Billy Graham, has been hospitalized in critical condition with COVID-19.

UMC Edges Toward Historic Split Over LGBTQ Inclusion. This Church Showed the Way.

United Methodists' debate over sexuality did not begin with the ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ ordination the denomination’s global decision-making body reaffirmed at its 2019 special session. It started in 1972.
god's not dead: we the people

Homeschoolers Face Off With the Government in ‘God’s Not Dead: We the People’

"God's Not Dead: We the People" is set to release to theaters this fall and will focus on educational and religious liberties, specifically as they pertain to homeschooling.
baby, baby

Oh Baby, Baby: Amy Grant’s Biggest Hit Turns 30

Grant gives credit to her band, her producers and others around her for making "Heart in Motion" the success it was — and for helping her manage the expectations that come with a huge hit.
jeffrey bedwell

Ex-Youth Pastor at FL Megachurch Allegedly Molested Girl for Five Years

Jeffrey Bedwell, a former pastor at a Southern Baptist Convention megachurch, has been accused of grooming and molesting a girl from 2013 to 2018, starting when the victim was 12 and continuing until she was 17.
david mahan

Guest Preacher Accused of ‘Homophobic,’ ‘Transphobic’ Comments in Series Focusing on ‘Uncensored Truth’

Guest speaker David Mahan was labeled "homophobic" and "transphobic" for comments he made while speaking as part of a megachurch's sermon series focusing on 'powerful stories and the uncensored truth.'
wally funk

Wally Funk’s Church Celebrates Her Blue Origin Spaceflight: ‘What an Inspiration’

Six decades after being denied a spot in the space program by NASA because of her gender, 82-year-old Wally Funk finally reached space.
priest outed

Priest Outed via Grindr App Highlights Rampant Data Tracking

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy.
Native schools

U.S. Churches Reckon With Traumatic Legacy of Native Schools

U.S. Catholic and Protestant denominations operated more than 150 Native schools between the 19th and 20th centuries. Native children were regularly severed from their tribal families to assimilate and Christianize them.

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Some Christians Labeled Simone Biles a ‘Quitter,’ ‘Selfish,’ ‘Sociopath’—But Pastors Should...

Olympic gymnast and international superstar Simone Biles shocked the world when she withdrew from the team final. Her decision received widespread support, as well as a surprising level of backlash.

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