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Esau McCaulley: This Is Why Fighting Systemic Racism Is Biblical

Rev. Canon Esau McCaulley believes the Bible shows us that sin is both personal and corporate in nature and that fighting systemic racial sin is not a political agenda, but the church's duty.
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God TV’s Israeli Station Shut Down for ‘Appealing to Jews With Christian Content’

The Christian channel Shelanu, owned by God TV, is no longer permitted to broadcast in Israel, apparently due to pressure from government officials and Jewish anti-missionary groups.
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Denzel Washington: Prayer and the Holy Spirit Have Protected Me

In a conversation with his friend, Pastor A.R. Bernard, Denzel Washington shared examples of the grace God has shown him over the years, especially through his family and the Holy Spirit.
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SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Religious Schools in Landmark Case

In a ruling that has broad consequences for religious schools and religious parents throughout the country, SCOTUS determined that religious schools in Montana have just as much right to receive state funding as do secular private schools.
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Christians Attacked in Sudan after Incitement by Mosque Leaders in Khartoum

Following calls from mosque leaders in east Khartoum, Sudan to rid their “Muslim area” of South Sudanese Christians, several Christians were attacked there and in neighboring Omdurman this month, sources said.
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2 Board Members Resign After Cedarville Reinstates President

Two board members of Cedarville University have resigned after the Board of Trustees decided to reinstate Dr. Thomas White as president. White had been on administrative leave for how he handled the hiring and firing of Dr. Anthony Moore.
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Roberts Sides With Liberal Judges in Abortion Ruling

In a highly anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Monday struck down a controversial law that could have greatly...
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New MS Flag Must Include ‘In God We Trust’, No Confederate Symbol

“The current State flag must come down and be replaced by a symbol that unites us all as friends and neighbors, fellow citizens who genuinely care about one another’s well-being,” Ligon Duncan wrote about the need for a new Mississippi flag.
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Pastor Forced to Leave MS Church for Speaking Out on Racial Issues

Bishop Scott Volland said he was voted out of The Heights church because people felt he "was shedding a negative light on the church" and because his views "didn’t reflect many of the views in that church."
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Archbishop, Mandela’s Widow Differ on the Statue Debate

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says monuments on Church of England property will be reviewed and “some will have to come down." But Graça Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, has a different perspective.
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Joy FM Raises $140k in Support of Struggling Christian Bands

If bands aren't touring, their crews aren't making money. So Christian radio station 99.1 Joy FM decided to ask listeners to give back to the artists who have done so much to encourage others.
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Dream City Church That Hosted Trump Rally Backtracks on Safety Claim

After receiving widespread criticism, Arizona megachurch Dream City Church and the maker of an air-filtration system the church is using both walked back claims about preventing the spread of Covid-19.
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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Wants to Be a Better Christian Than Athlete

During a virtual conference for men, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opened up about his struggles with alcohol and pornography addiction.
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Mississippi Baptists: Confederate Flag is ‘relic of racism’, Call for Change

“While some may see the [Mississippi state flag] as a celebration of heritage, a significant portion of our state sees it as a relic of racism and a symbol of hatred,” a statement from the Mississippi Baptist Convention reads.
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This Is Why #Christianity Was Trending on Twitter Today

Shots have been fired on Twitter over “white Jesus” or the depiction of Jesus as a white man, and the debate has sparked the #CancelChristianity trend.
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New Satanic Church in South Africa: We Are Not Anti-Christian

The South African Satanic Church has no interest in converting people to Satanism, says one of its co-founders, Riaan Swiegelaar. In fact, he does not believe it is even possible to do so.
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Tony Evans Father’s Day Sermon: Men Need to Make a Choice

Dr. Tony Evans delivered a challenging Father’s Day sermon this year. The pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship asked men to evaluate who they were going serve this year.
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Federal Commissioner Works for Freedom of Imprisoned Ministers

Dr. James W. Carr, who is with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), has become an advocate for two church leaders who were arrested and imprisoned for their faith.
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From Riots to Revival: George Floyd Ave Turns Into Outdoor Church

Not only has the atmosphere of the area around the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis shifted, it’s also gotten a new name. Chicago Ave has been renamed George Floyd Ave.
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Rural Church Accounts for 200+ Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Last weekend, two-thirds of the 356 people screened tested positive. Five patients with ties to the congregation are now hospitalized due to the virus. Contact tracing, quarantine, and follow-up will be key in stemming the outbreak, according to Dr. Thomas Jeanne, deputy state epidemiologist.
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North Point Church ‘Cannot Guarantee’ Safety, Won’t Reopen This Year

North Point Church Pastor Andy Stanley said the decision was made based on the uptick of COVID-19 cases in the area, the results of attendee surveys, and the experiences of similar-sized churches that have already reopened.

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Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."