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‘Odious Effects’ When Church, State Become Too Familiar With One Another, Andrew T. Walker Says

A Southern Baptist theologian is pushing back against comments made by the leading Russian Orthodox priest as thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country in the face of a forced draft.

CenturyMen Disbanding After 53 Years of Choral Gospel Ministry

After 53 years of sharing the Gospel through song, the first 17 years as a ministry of the RTC, the group is disbanding.

Feds Want Psychological Tests for Parents of Separated Kids at US-Mexico Border

The Biden administration is asking that parents of children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border undergo another round of psychological evaluations to measure how traumatized they were by the Trump-era policy, court documents show.

Churches Defend Clergy Loophole in Child Sex Abuse Reporting

It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy.

New Judge Lets Missouri Christian Boarding School Stay Open for Now

A Missouri judge on Tuesday allowed a Christian boarding school to remain open for now, scheduling two days of hearings in October to determine its fate after multiple current and former students alleged widespread abuse.

White House Conference Puts Spotlight on Hunger Relief

For months, Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas has had to waitlist families hoping to join a food pantry program.

Maverick City Music ‘Pauses’ Their Relationship With Grammy Award-Winning Singer Dante Bowe Due to His Behavior

Maverick City Music released a statement on Tuesday (Sept. 27) explaining they are putting a “pause” on their professional relationship with Grammy and Dove Award-winning gospel singer Dante Bowe.

Cam Newton’s Comments on Polygamy in the Bible Draw Pushback From Benjamin Watson, Derwin Gray

Dr. Derwin Gray and Benjamin Watson have each taken issue with NFL quarterback Cam Newton’s recent statement implying that the Bible condones polygamous relationships in some cases. Newton made his comments in a frank conversation with Megan Brooks and B. Simone on his Funky Friday interview series. 

Pastor Who Left Porn Industry Shares How He Pursues Purity Now

Joshua Broome, a pastor who left a lucrative career in pornography, recently spoke with Richard De La Mora on the “Let’s Talk Purity” podcast. The men discuss topics such as intimacy, lust, friendships, loneliness, and ministry challenges.

Bolsonaro Campaign to Evangelicals: Brazil’s Soul at Stake

Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, is waging an all-out campaign to shore up the crucial evangelical vote that involves keyboard crusaders and the first lady ahead of Oct. 2 elections.

In Hometown of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Touts ‘Radical Criticism’ of Capitalism

Pope Francis signed a document on Saturday (Sept. 24) that lays out ideas for a new economy inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the pope's namesake known for his dedication to the poor, the environment and peace.

Nigeria Should Be On ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ List, ERLC and Others Say

Nigeria should be restored to the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, a coalition that includes a Southern Baptist Convention entity has told Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Chitwood Says Greenway To Bring ‘Invaluable’ Experience to IMB

Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Adam Greenway is joining the International Mission Board in a role that “will be focused on training missionaries to address the greatest problem in the world: spiritual lostness,” according to an entity spokesperson.

Over 5,000 Join Sean Feucht, Eric Metaxas in Times Square: ‘There’s a Church That’s Rising Up That’s Refusing To Back Down’

Sean Feucht's “Let Us Worship” tour stopped in New York City’s Times Square on Sunday night (Sept. 25) with an event that Feucht said “was hijacked with praise, joy and salvation."

Albert Pujols Makes History With 700th Home Run, but Says His ‘Life’s Goal Is To Bring Glory to Jesus’

Major League Baseball player Albert Pujols made history Friday, Sept. 23, when he hit his 700th home run on behalf of the St. Louis Cardinals during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pujols, who is not shy about sharing his Christian faith, expressed gratitude to God for his achievement.

Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, ‘You Have To Put [God] at the Center of Everything That You Do’

During an interview with CBS’ Cody Benjamin earlier this month, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts shared that he keeps God the center of his life after realizing that “God is everything.”

T.D. Jakes’ Daughter, Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts, Anointed To Succeed Her Father

Bishop T.D. Jakes handed the reins of his successful women’s-empowerment ministry to his daughter, Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts, at the final Woman, Thou Art Loosed! conference, which concluded on September 24 in Atlanta.

Abuse Survivor Jennifer Buck Asks SBC President for Meeting; Barber Says Not His ‘Priority’

Jennifer Buck said that in Bart Barber’s attempt “to make me feel important, he actually made me feel that my pursuing this was taking his valuable time from other more important situations."

Albuquerque Church Security Guard Killed, Suspect Arrested

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a security guard at an Albuquerque church, authorities said Sunday.

Cuba Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Unusual Referendum

Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday.

Brian Houston Asks for Prayers as Court Case Looms, Recently Preached...

Brian Houston, former global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, asked his 691,000 followers on Instagram for prayer yesterday (Sept. 27) in regards to his upcoming court case.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the...

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

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