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Feucht Takes Worship to the Streets After Seattle Closes Park

Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht had to adapt his plans to hold a worship event at Seattle’s Gas Works Park on Labor Day when the city temporarily closed the park “due to anticipated crowding.”
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Students Paint ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ Outside Baltimore Planned Parenthood

Even Planned Parenthood past and present employees acknowledge the racist roots and history of the nation’s No. 1 abortion vendor, which seems to be impacting their current working environment.
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Christian Author Jen Hatmaker Files for Divorce

New York Times best-selling Christian author Jen Hatmaker and her husband of 27 years, Brandon Hatmaker, filed for divorce on August 21, 2020. Jen posted this update on Facebook.
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John MacArthur Tells Congregation ‘There is no pandemic’

John MacArthur’s statement, "There is no pandemic," comes after the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated information about COVID-19 deaths in the United States.
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The Underground Church in Iran is 1 Million Strong, Study Indicates

Word from the Middle East is that God’s Word has been at work, converting people to the Christian faith and thus building the church in Iran, in particular.
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The Faith and Integrity of Chadwick Boseman

Those who knew actor Chadwick Boseman remember him as a man of faith and integrity who was true to his values throughout his career.
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The Best Memes of 2020 That Will Help You Laugh Instead of Cry

In the interest of offering some much-needed levity, we’ve collected some of the best 2020 memes we could find, with a special nod to the church.
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New California Bill Would Lower Penalties for Adults Who Have Sex With a Minor

California lawmakers are navigating a controversial bill this week, which would lower the penalty for adults who have consensual sex with a minor as long as the offender is within 10 years of age of the victim.
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12,000+ Sign Petition to Remove Franklin Graham From Samaritan’s Purse

The petition site claims that Graham "justifies his partisanship and hatred by hiding behind the credibility of Samaritan's Purse, the 50-year-old humanitarian-aid organization he runs."
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Cyber Abusers Are Taking Advantage of Pandemic, Authorities Warn

Experts warn that child predators have been showing up on homework and tutoring sites, social media platforms, and dating sites for teenagers.
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Jim Caviezel Urges Christians to Be Bold: ‘Many of Us Are Playing Judas’

Jim Caviezel hopes his new film will galvanize American Christians to follow Jesus without regard to their own comfort or what others think about them.
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Is the White, Evangelical Church Changing Its Mind About Racial Injustice?

New data released by Barna Research suggests that white Christians have begun to shift their views on race. 
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Skillet Singer Describes What It’s Like Living in Kenosha Right Now

The lead singer of the multi-platinum Christian rock band Skillet, John Cooper, lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin just blocks away from where violent riots broke out this past Wednesday.
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Pew Research: 46% of US Evangelicals OK with Premarital Sex in a Committed Relationship

Given the Bible’s teaching on premarital sex, a new survey from Pew Research Center has concerning news for church leaders.
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John Gray Apologizes for Putting ‘God’s Name in Harm’s Way’

Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church is the subject of controversy again after more rumors have surfaced involving another inappropriate relationship the pastor pursued.
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LA County Terminates Lease Grace Community Church Had for Parking Lot

On Friday, Los Angeles County terminated the lease to a parking lot Grace Community Church has been using since 1975. It is the latest...
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Man Fined $2,900 for Holding Online Bible Study in China

On Aug. 11, a Chinese preacher in Yunnan province received a notice from the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau (ERAB) that he would be fined nearly $3,000 for holding an online Bible study.
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Christian Fundraising Site Aids Teen Accused of Killing Two Protesters

The Christian crowdsourcing site Give Send Go has taken up the cause of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouser, the alleged shooter who killed two protestors and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Tim Keller Gives Encouraging Update On Cancer Treatments

Tim and Kathy Keller thank everyone for their prayers as they give an encouraging report regarding Tim’s pancreatic cancer.
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‘This is a mess’ Liberty Campus Pastor Admits to Students

Speaking at the first Wednesday night Bible study of Liberty University’s fall semester, David Nasser addressed the controversy surrounding the school’s former president, Jerry Falwell Jr.
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Churches Hit Home Run With Services in Ballparks and Stadiums as...

South Bend City Church—a 4-year-old church that draws on a number of Christian traditions for its music, messages and mantras — has been meeting at the minor league ballpark since the novel coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball into large gatherings like worship services.

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Esau McCaulley: Why Do We Treat Racism Differently Than Other Sins?

"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"