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‘We’ll Be Back’: CBN Vows To Keep Fighting ‘Wokeism’ and Women Preachers in SBC

Leaders of the Conservative Baptist Network hope that a return to the Bible Belt in 2023 will bolster their efforts to reform the Southern Baptist Convention.

Mark Driscoll Advises Singles: ‘It’s Not About How Old or Wise You Are, It’s About How Prepared You Are for Marriage’

Mark Driscoll, senior pastor of the Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, posted a clip from his latest Genesis sermon series titled “Why is Your Spouse the Second Most Important Decision of Your Life?”

Kirk Franklin, Maverick City Music Take ‘The View’ to Church for Juneteenth

Gospel artist Kirk Franklin joined Maverick City Music on ABC’s “The View" for a June 20 performance of their song “Kingdom" in honor of Juneteenth. The song is from a collaborative album Franklin and Maverick City have released with the purpose of raising awareness about mass incarceration. 

Former Youth Pastor Dies While Being Restrained by Police During Domestic Disturbance Call

Former youth pastor Christopher Hensley (35) died on June 15 while being restrained by North Carolina's Fletcher Police Department after he allegedly struggled with officers following a domestic disturbance call.

Former Christian Jon Steingard Challenges Dave Ramsey’s Idea of What People ‘Deserve’

Jon Steingard, former lead singer of the Christian band Hawk Nelson, continues to be vocal about faith issues despite his deconstruction. In a Twitter thread Thursday, Steingard questioned the implications of a common evangelical phrase.

One Lawsuit Against CBN Spokesman Brad Jurkovich, Bossier First Baptist Dismissed; Litigation Ongoing

Bossier District Court has ruled in favor of the First Baptist Church of Bossier, Louisiana, which is being sued by former members over issues with the church’s decision making and financial transparency. 

2 Priests Killed in Mexico Devoted Decades to Remote Region

The two Jesuit priests, age 79 and 80, respectively, who were shot to death in Mexico Monday spent decades ministering to impoverished communities in Mexico’s remote Tarahumara mountains.

Juneteenth Celebrations Teach History, Praise God for Freedom

Juneteenth was declared a national holiday in 2021.

Governing Body Regulates Competition of Transgendered Swimmers

The organization that governs competitive swimming events around the world has ruled that swimmers who identify as transgender women and who began transitioning after the age of 11 cannot compete in women’s swimming events.

200 Witnesses to Testify in ‘Vatican Trial of a Century’ on Financial Scandals

Earlier this month, Giuseppe Pignatone, one of the judges overseeing the Vatican’s “trial of a century,” concerning corruption and money laundering, joked that he hoped the proceedings would end by 2050.

Lifeway’s ‘Spark Studios’ VBS Album Reaches No. 1 on Apple Music Album Chart

Lifeway’s 2022 Vacation Bible School soundtrack “Spark Studios,” reached the No. 1 spot on Apple Music’s Top 100 Children’s Music Albums chart last week.

UK-Based Ministry Focused on Ending Poverty Spent Thousands of Pounds on Luxury Travel, Report Finds

Former trustees of a U.K.-based charity called The Everlasting Arms Ministries were guilty of “serious...misconduct,” according to a recent report from the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

‘God Is Great’: NBA Finals MVP Steph Curry Gives Glory to God After Golden State Warriors Win Championship

After the Warriors won game six, clinching the best of seven series, an emotional Steph Curry told a sideline reporter that he thanks God that he gets to play the game of basketball at the highest level.

Chicago Pastor James Meeks to Retire, Pass Baton to Rev. Charlie Dates

The Rev. Dr. Charlie Dates will take over for Rev. James Meeks, founder and longtime senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church. In his June 19 sermon, Meeks told congregants he is retiring as of January 15, 2023.

John MacArthur Touts the Benefits of Slavery in a 2012 Video That Has Resurfaced

A 2012 video published by the "Grace to You” preaching ministry has been gaining fresh attention, as the clip features John MacArthur and his favorable opinion toward the concept of slavery. 

Pope Francis Plans to Remain Pope ‘For As Long As God Allows It,’ Bishops Say

While concerns regarding Pope Francis' health have fueled rumors he might soon resign, Brazilian bishops told Vatican media outlets on Monday (June 20) that the pope intends to continue in his role as head of the Catholic Church “for as long as God allows it.”

9Marks Panelists Focus on SBC’s Problems, Potential

A candid conversation about the problems facing Southern Baptist churches and a discussion on the role of denominations headlined both 9Marks panel events coinciding with the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting.

Pope Blasts Violence in Mexico as He Mourns 2 Slain Jesuits

Pope Francis on Wednesday blasted the violence that plagues Mexico as he mourned the slayings of two of his “brother” Jesuits who were gunned down in a remote Mexican church by apparent drug gang members.

Rick Warren Explains How He Trained 1.1 Million Pastors; ‘Egotistical Nonsense,’ One SBC Pastor Responds

At the SBC annual meeting, Rick Warren shared that he had trained over 1 million pastors. Warren tweeted about how he came to that number a few days after the speech.

Executive Committee President Search Team Receiving Recommendations

After a season of prayer, the group tasked with presenting the next candidate for president/CEO of the Executive Committee is now ready begin the search in earnest.

Seattle Street Preacher Assaulted at Pride Event, Abortion Rally; Arrested After...

Matthew Meinecke, known on social media as The Seattle Preacher, was arrested last weekend for preaching and reading his Bible, once during a Roe v. Wade rally and the next day at a Pride parade.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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