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John Piper on Josh Harris’ Apostasy: What About Eternal Security?

The doctrine of eternal security essentially says that once a person comes to know and accept the saving grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ, they cannot become “unsaved.” How do we reconcile this doctrine with Josh Harris' recent announcement? John Piper answers.
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Mexican Pastor Shot to Death While Preaching

A Mexican pastor was shot at close range while preaching during a Sunday morning service at his church in Oaxaca, Mexico last weekend. His death is a marker in a concerning trend of organized crime targeting pastors and priests in Mexico.
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Tullian Tchividjian Starts New Church After Affairs

Tullian Tchividjian has started a new church in Florida. While some of the church’s attendees say his return to leadership is a sign of God’s grace, one of the women Tchividjian had an affair with says there was abuse involved in their relationship and she does not believe he is truly repentant. 
Rod Parsley

“End the gridlock,” Rod Parsley Chastises Congress From Border

“I don’t understand why no one in Washington, D.C., is heartbroken,” Rod Parsley said from the U.S.-Mexico border. “Maybe you’re heartless.”
robert morris

Robert Morris’s Message from Prison: God Is Not Mad at You

Robert Morris, Gateway Church's senior pastor, preached a service last week at Coffield prison, where he emphasized that God’s heart is not to condemn sinners, but to show kindness by blessing us when we don’t deserve it.
Hong Kong Protest

Vancouver Church ‘bullied’ by Pro-China Activists

Members of Tenth Church in Vancouver, Canada, were attending a prayer meeting the weekend for the Hong Kong protest when pro-China activists showed up outside the church.
Title X

Planned Parenthood Says It Was Forced Out of Title X

In light of a key deadline in the Trump Administration's changes to Title X funding, Planned Parenthood has announced it is refusing to comply with the new regulations. The organization may lose its funding very soon.
Evangelical Lutheran Church

ELCA Now a ‘Sanctuary Church Body’ for Migrants

The Evangelical Lutheran Church voted to become a "sanctuary church body". The first of its kind, the ELCA committed to doing things like provide shelter to undocumented immigrants.
anna blaedel

UMC Clergy Member to Be Tried for Being ‘Practicing Homosexual’

UMC Rev. Anna Blaedel will face a trial, according to a decision from the Iowa Conference Committee on Investigation. Blaedel has made no secret that she is an “out, queer, partnered clergy,” and is consequently facing discipline for violating the UMC’s Book of Discipline.
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Pastors Forced to Undergo ‘traditional Chinese’ Training by CCP

“The Party’s ideology and traditional culture are intruding into the church, to make us slowly deviate from our faith,” a Chinese pastor said.
nigerian pastors

Nigerian Pastors Continue to Be Targets of Violence As Another Is Abducted

Nigerian pastors are increasingly the targets of violence, says one Christian leader in Kaduna State. Not two weeks after a Nigerian pastor and his family were attacked while traveling, Pastor Elisha Numan has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.
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Marty Sampson Clarifies Faith Position: On ‘shaky ground’ But Not Lost, Yet

“If the truth is true, it will remain so regardless of my understanding of it. If I search it out, surely it will become even more clearly seen as the truth that it is."
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Missionary Facing Lawsuit Says She Does Not Have a ‘white savior complex’

An American missionary and founder of Serving His Children Health Facility in Uganda says she does not have a "white savior complex." She has been accused of harming children in Uganda by performing medical procedures on them while not being properly trained.
john l. cooper

Skillet Singer: ‘Cool’ Leaders Should Not Have the Most Influence In Christendom

Skillet’s lead singer, John L. Cooper, has written a Facebook post with his response to high profile leaders who have recently renounced Christianity. In it, he shares several insights and exhortations for Christians in light of what he perceives is happening in the church at large.
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God Is ‘a God of justice’: Manny Pacquiao Pushes Death Penalty in the Philippines

While debating whether or not reinstating the death penalty in the Philippines is a good idea, the subject of Jesus and the Bible came up. Manny Pacquiao has some interesting arguments.
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Cathy Promised to Be Faithful to Jesus as He Leads CFA

In the year 2000, Dan Cathy and his siblings, Bubba and Trudy, promised never to open Chick-fil-A on Sundays, to continue the company’s charitable work, and to be constant in their commitment to follow Jesus.
Christians in India

Pastor Dragged From Prayer Meeting, Beaten and Arrested in India

Christians in India are afraid to report a rise in the attacks against them at the hands of radical Hindu nationalists. A recent report gives a clue about why they are hesitant to go to the police.
Marty Sampson

Hillsong’s Marty Sampson Says He’s Losing His Faith and He’s Not Bothered

“I’m genuinely losing my faith, and it doesn’t bother me. Like, what bothers me now is nothing,” former Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson says.
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Mississippi Churches Offer Help After Immigration Raids

Following last week’s immigration raids on seven food-processing plants in Mississippi, congregations and religious organizations are providing food, shelter, and legal assistance for people in need.
racial reconciliation

Pastors See Need for Racial Reconciliation More Than Other Christians

A study concerning racial reconciliation reveals two-thirds of pastors (65%) believe the effects of slavery continue to be felt today, while only half (50%) of practicing Christians agree with that belief.
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Videos, Documents Uncovered Showing Patterson’s Coverup of Abusive Pastor

Even after Darrell Gilyard confessed to some claims and resigned from Victory Baptist Church near Dallas in 1991, tapes show Patterson defended Gilyard and spoke about “sins” committed by his accusers, who were “not innocent either.”

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David Kinnaman: Living in a Digital Babylon (What You Need to...

Barna president David Kinnaman says, “We’re becoming more post-Christian by a lot of measures." This week on our podcast, David shares why, even though our culture is becoming increasingly secular, he is optimistic about the faith of the next generation.