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Alabama Pastor, Wife Await Birth of Rare Conjoined Twins — “We Believe There’s Purpose...

Pastor Dwight Castle and wife, Stephanie, learned not only were they having twins, but indeed they are conjoined. The baby girls, Susannah Jane and Elizabeth Florence, are connected at their chest, down to their belly buttons.
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BREAKING: Police Block Access to GraceLife Church, Fencing Off Property So No One Can...

Just two weeks after GraceLife Church’s Pastor James Coates was released from serving 35 days in prison for not adhering to COVID-19 restrictions, a convoy of about a dozen police (RCMP) vehicles assisted in erecting fencing around the property of GraceLife Church early Wednesday morning.
Generosity From Strangers Changes Carlos Whittaker's Family Forever

“ALL OUR DEBT IS GONE!” Strangers’ Generosity Changed Carlos Whittaker’s Family Forever

Whittaker shared on Instagram, "Medical debt. Student loan debt. Flood damage debt. Vehicle debt. ALL THE DEBT IS GONE? We no longer owe a penny to anyone."
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Barna: What People Missed Most at Church This Last Year

If you’re like the Christian churchgoers surveyed by the Barna Group, tactile actions—or “items often difficult to replicate digitally”—top your list of what you missed most about in-person worship last year.
Korie Robertson

Korie Robertson on Raising a Biracial Son: ‘You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know’

In their new series, At Home With the Robertsons, Willie and Korie Robertson are tackling the difficult issues our country is facing—one hard conversation at a time.
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Black and Asian Christian Leaders on Racism: Our Oppression and Liberation Are Linked

Panelists at Black & Asian Christians United Against Racism, livestreamed from Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago, discussed the histories, struggles and contributions of each community and the importance of creating that partnership between them.
Tony Evans

Tony Evans: On Male Leadership, Grieving His Wife and Correcting Kirk Franklin

Tony Evans, 71, spoke with Religion News Service about the death of his wife, Lois, less than two years ago, possible succession plans and how he advised gospel artist Kirk Franklin after a family dispute became public.
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Pastor Greg Locke’s Fiery Easter Sermon–“Take Them Stupid Masks Off”

Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, isn't afraid to say what's on his mind, and at his church's Easter service on Sunday was no exception.
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La Verne Ford Wimberly Dresses Up for Online Church Every Sunday … and the...

Not since the Royal Ascot or the Kentucky Derby have women’s hats gotten this much publicity, but 82-year-old La Verne Ford Wimberly has captured the internet’s attention with her church hats and outfits.
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College Basketball Champs Give Glory to God: ‘Our Joy Is Jesus’

The NCAA has two new basketball champions. Players from both victorious teams, such as Anna Wilson, have spoken openly about their Christian faith and praised Jesus in post-game interviews.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth, though lawmakers could enact the restriction over his objections.

After SBC President J.D. Greear Got Vaccinated, Evangelical Vaccine Skepticism Was on Display

J.D. Greear, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical denomination, posted a photo on Facebook last week of him getting the COVID-19 vaccine. It drew more than 1,100 comments.
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Carrie Underwood Raises More than $100,000 for Charity in Live Streamed Easter Concert

Carrie Underwood took to the stage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Easter Sunday with a full performance of songs from her new gospel album, My Savior.
Justin Bieber Released a Surprise 'Easter' Album That Includes Pastor Judah Smith, Tori Kelly, and an Explicit Warning Label

Justin Bieber’s Surprise ‘Easter’ Album Includes Judah Smith, Tori Kelly, and an Explicit Warning...

The multiplatinum Grammy Award winning artist and global phenom Justin Bieber, who says "I am a Jesus Guy" but makes sure you know he's "not a religious man," released a surprise faith-centered EP on Easter titled Freedom.
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Sen. Warnock Deletes Easter Tweet After Being Accused of ‘Heresy’

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), senior pastor of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, drew backlash on Easter for posting a now-deleted tweet that many labeled “heresy.” 
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UPDATE: Judge Orders Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoe’ to Stop Shipment

All but one of the 666 pairs of the controversial "Satan Shoes" have already been shipped.
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Pastor to Police on Church Premises: ‘Out of This Property, You Nazis’

Artur Pawlowski, a pastor in Canada, went viral Easter weekend for screaming at police to leave church property.
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‘Wisdom Gushing Out of Him’: A Remembrance of Robert E. Cooley

Robert Cooley, a Near Eastern archaeologist and former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, died Thursday (April 1) at age 91.
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At Second Easter Under Pandemic Rules, Christians Glimpse Church’s Future

Exactly how the COVID-19 pandemic has reconfigured American religion is not yet clear. A recent Gallup poll suggests the virus was at least partly responsible for pushing formal church membership past what some regard as an alarming tipping point.
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Dave Ramsey’s Company Dropped From ‘Best Workplaces’ List by Inc. Magazine

The company owned by Christian financial guru and radio host Dave Ramsey is no longer one of the best places to work in America, according to Inc. magazine.
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Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year.

New Podcasts

LGBTQ and the Church Podcast Series: A Conversation We Need to...

Our latest podcast series, "LGBTQ and the Church," takes on what has already been an important conversation—and it is only growing more urgent that church leaders engage in this discussion with love and wisdom.