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Distraught Chinese Pastor Dies by Suicide, Calls It Martyrdom

A Chinese pastor who tried complying with the government's requirements for the three self patriotic movement has died by suicide. In a note, the pastor claims his action was one of martyrdom.
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Freed Pastor, Prisoner Says He Was Spying on North Korea

Kim Dong-chul originally went to North Korea to try to help the people there, but he admits his actions turned to espionage while working in the country. He claims to have been spying for South Korea and the United States.
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Church Leaders Respond to Trump’s Baltimore Diatribe

After President Trump criticized the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings on Twitter, Cummings attended Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church. Ministers in the embattled city came to its defense over the weekend and some struck back at the President's remarks.
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$1 Million Lawsuit Cites ‘Willful Negligence’ in Village Church Abuse Case

The young woman and her family were members of the Village Church when she says she was molested by a children’s minister at a camp in 2012. The woman says she is struggling from "severe depression" as a result of the sexual abuse.
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Josh Harris Says He’s ‘fallen away’ From Faith

Josh Harris and his wife, Shannon, made waves in the evangelical community when they announced their separation last week. Now, Josh has a new announcement. The former megachurch pastor says he is no longer a Christian.
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What You Need to Know About the ‘Cultural Genocide’ Taking Place in China Right...

Political brainwashing and torture are alive and well in China, where the state is oppressing ethnic minorities, such as the the Uighur population. These minorities reside in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and are being detained for offenses that include having “extremist thoughts.”
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LCMS Holds Fast to Traditional Marriage, Belief in 6-Day Creation

At its 67th Regular Convention this week, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  (LCMS) passed resolutions on several topics that have dominated national headlines. Delegates and...
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Is Leah Sharibu Dead? Mother, Government Not Convinced

The world is asking "Is Leah Sharibu dead?" after a proof-of-life video surfaced showing an abducted aid worker who claims Leah died in captivity. Despite the woman's claims on the video, Leah's mother and other activists do not believe the report is accurate.
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Wilkerson Preaches Kanye’s Latest ‘Service’: Here Is What Stood Out

Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr., of VOUS Church in Miami, preached a sermon this week at the latest Kanye West Sunday service. While Wilkerson’s message contained some important truths, some might be troubled by the absence of a key part of the gospel message: that Jesus saves us from our sins.
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Do You Read Your Bible Everyday? Most Churchgoers Say No

Do you make it a habit to read the Bible every day? Most churchgoers don't quite read it every day, but the majority read it at least a few times a week. Find out how your Bible reading frequency compares.
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Can You Pass Pew’s Religion Quiz? Most Americans Can’t

A new religion quiz from Pew Research indicates Americans have some catching up to do about world religions. The average score for the religious knowledge quiz was a failing grade of just 14 correct answers out of 32 questions.
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Hank Hanegraaff: God ‘Supernaturally Saved Me’ from Death

Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff is out of the hospital after a nearly 40-day stay. Hanegraaff says he almost died while he was there, but that he believes God saved him in order to give him many more years.
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Korean Cult Attempts to Proselytize in South Dakota

The World Mission Society Church of God is actively recruiting people in the United States, claiming people must come to saving faith in "God the Mother" among other alarming beliefs.
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‘Loud Krazy Love’ Reminds Us Following God Is Hard…But Still Good

In his documentary Loud Krazy Love, Brian “Head” Welch of nu metal band Korn explores the brokenness of his life, focusing on his relationship with his daughter. The film highlights the incredible mercy God has on all of us, even those who seem impossibly far from Him.
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Persecution of Early Rain Church Continues Unchecked

While Early Rain Church's pastor Wang Yi is still in detention and unable to make contact with anyone, church members who have been released report having their phones and social media profiles monitored.
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$1 Million Grant Provides Free Resources So You Can ‘Bless Your Pastor’

Want ideas for how to support your pastor? Recognizing that many church leaders “face significant financial challenges,” the new “Bless Your Pastor” campaign aims to raise awareness about those needs and assist church members in meeting them.
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Willow Creek Elders: Hybels ‘has chosen not to engage in dialogue’

In what they say will be their final Bill Hybels update, the elders of Willow Creek announced on Friday that they have tried reaching out to Hybels, urging him “to reflect on his years in ministry, repent where necessary, and seek to live out the ministry of reconciliation.”
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There Is No Perfect Formula for a Good Marriage

Joshua Harris, the author of the best seller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced he is separating from his wife, Shannon. The couple, married 20 years, wed following an experimental approach to relationships that Harris touted in his popular book.
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Kent Brantly to Return to Africa Amid New Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Kent Brantly was treating patients in 2014 in Liberia when he contracted ebola. After a harrowing journey to healing, Brantly and his family are heading back to Africa as a new outbreak threatens the continent.
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21 Inmates at Rikers Island Prison Trust in Jesus After Hope Event

On July 3rd, Hillsong NYC and Prison Fellowship collaborated to bring an evening of worship to 43 men in New York’s Rikers Island prison. When presented with the gospel message, at least 21 inmates came forward to dedicate their lives to Christ.
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A pastor inspired by Matthew 5:41 is driving from Connecticut to Texas to raise funds for the families of the El Paso shooting victims. Pastor Bowles also wants to prove that love goes farther than hate.

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