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Should Pastors Endorse Candidates Outside of the Pulpit?

A recent survey from LifeWay Research and executive director Scott McConnell has found that while most Americans do not think pastors should endorse a political candidate during a church service, U.S. adults are more conflicted over whether ministers should do so away from the pulpit.
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60 Cases of COVID-19 Linked to Maine Church; Pastor Offers (Conditional) Apology

A Pentecostal pastor in Brooks, Maine is speaking out about a COVID-19 outbreak that health officials link to a gathering at his church.
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Poll Chaplains Plan to Bring a ‘prayerful presence’ to Precincts This Election Day

The New Georgia Project is one of several groups training clergy to be poll chaplains this Election Day at polling places across the country. The role of poll chaplain combines the kind of care clergy are used to offering with monitoring the polls for any signs of voter intimidation or suppression.
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Police in Wales Stop Church Service After Members Ignore Lockdown

Police broke up a service being held at New Hope Community Church in Cardiff, Wales, Sunday evening because members were meeting in defiance of new lockdown measures.
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45 Children Rescued in Ohio; Traffickers Are Targeting Christian Girls, Ministry Says

"The difference between simple prostitution and human trafficking is the difference between two and three," the Attorney General of Ohio states. Law enforcement in that state saved 45 girls from harm this week.
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Sean Feucht’s ‘Finale’ Worship Protest on the National Mall Included More Politics Than Usual

A Sean Feucht worship protest took place on Sunday (October 25) on the National Mall. Attendees gathered to worship, pray, and celebrate the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
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Barrett Confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, Takes Oath

Late Monday, the Senate had Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Monday's vote was the closest high court confirmation ever to a presidential election, and the first in modern times with no support from the minority party.

Hillsong Purchases Melbourne’s Iconic Festival Hall for $23M

The 105-year-old building, which seats more than 5,000, will be renovated and then used for church services and community events. According to Hillsong, the beloved venue also will, to some degree, “continue to be Festival Hall.”
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Chinese Textbook Rewrites Bible Story to Make Jesus Sinful

A Chinese ethics textbook tells the famous biblical account of the woman caught in adultery, but with a significant change to the ending: After the religious leaders leave, Jesus stones the woman himself.
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Episcopal Bishop That Banned Same-Sex Marriages Is Resigning

Bishop Love famously banned same-sex marriages in Albany’s diocese in 2018, after the Episcopalian Church moved to allow the unions in their churches earlier that year.

Trump, Confirmed a Presbyterian, Now Identifies as ‘Non-Denominational Christian’

In an exclusive interview with Religion News Service, President Trump said in a written statement that he no longer identifies as a Presbyterian and now sees himself as a non-denominational Christian.
John Piper Gives His Thoughts on the Upcoming Election

John Piper: We Can’t Ignore Unrepentant Sin While Grasping for Pro-Life Policies

Popular reformed theologian John Piper shared his thoughts on the upcoming election on his website Desiring God.
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Outbreak Confirmed at Grace Community Church

Grace Community Church Outbreak: Los Angeles Public Health Department is investigating an outbreak at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. So far, three cases have been associated with the church.
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CO Churches Win Preliminary Injunction Not to Obey COVID-19 Orders

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to two churches in Colorado, exempting them from following the Colorado mask mandate, as well as limits on attendance in houses of worship.
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Luci Swindoll Dead at 88 After Contracting COVID-19

Luci Swindoll died on October 20, 2020 at the age of 88. Her death was a result of complications associated with contracting COVID-19.
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Poland’s Top Court Rules Out Abortions Due to Fetal Defects

Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among the strictest in Europe.
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GOP-Led Senate Panel Advances Barrett as Democrats Boycott

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump's pick on track for confirmation before the Nov. 3 election.
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Francis Chan: What Is the Key to Unity in the Church?

Unity in the church is important. But so is not compromising the truth. Francis Chan wants to know: How do Christians pursue unity without compromising the essential doctrines of the faith?

You Can Be ‘part of the big team’ That Will Get Rid of the...

On August 13, Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared at a virtual children's chapel where he told kids they were an "important part of how we protect each other."
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Colts’ DeForest Buckner Gets Baptized

The Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner surrendered his life to Christ and got baptized this week.

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Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.