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UPDATE Eugene Peterson: Homosexuals Can ‘Have as Good a Spiritual Life as I Do’

"I wouldn’t have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do.”
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Church of England Welcomes and Affirms Transgender Lifestyle: Some Bishops Say It’s ‘Not a...

"As the world listens to us today, the world needs to hear us say that LGBTI orientation and identity is not a crime, not a sickness and not a sin,” the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend Paul Bayes stated.
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Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy

"People are posting this notion that somehow or other I've walked away from the faith and am no longer a Christian," Hanegraaff says of the evangelical fall out he's experiencing.
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Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million for Acquiring Artifacts Smuggled From Iraq

"The Company was new to the world of acquiring these items, and did not fully appreciate the complexities of the acquisitions process. This resulted in some regrettable mistakes.”
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Francis Chan to Facebook Employees: Why I Asked God to Make Me Rich and...

“You’re at a disadvantage,” Francis Chan tells the group of Facebook employees. "There is a status working here. You’re cooler than your friends.”
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This Is Why Millennials Want to Work for Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church

For a second year, Steve Furtick's Elevation Church made Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials list. It's pretty clear to see why.
Peter Berger

Peter Berger, Prominent Christian Sociologist and Professor, Dies at Age 88

Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, calls the late Berger "perhaps the most influential social thinker of our times."
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In Case You Missed It: 4 Supreme Court Cases Pastors Should Care About

These 4 cases have the potential to change a lot for the church going forward.
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Man Drives Car Into Ten Commandments Monument at Arkansas Capitol Building

A man can be heard on the video saying, "Oh my goodness. Freedom!"
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The Highest Paid Player in NFL History Commits to Tithe His Salary (and Eat...

“It’s very important for me for the kids out there that are watching this…for them to know that I never chase the money in this whole process… I try to be the best version of myself every single day.”
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Christian Organizations Labeled Hate Groups by Nonprofit Report Site GuideStar Due to ‘Anti-Gay’ Stance

After affixing a "hate group" label to nearly 50 organizations on its site, including some Christian ones, GuideStar has faced unprecedented pushback.
Book Summer

Top 10 Books to Help Pastors Rekindle Their Passion for Ministry This Summer

It's summer. Time for rest and vacation. Also time to rekindle your passion for ministry with the help of these books.
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Do We Need to Use the Old Testament Anymore?

Has modern evangelicalism arrived at the conclusion that while the OT is nice, it isn’t strictly necessary?
Gender

It Is Now Illegal to Call a Non-Gender Conforming Person in Canada ‘He’ or...

Canada's Bill C-16 could potentially levy fines, make sensitivity training mandatory, or—if the courts push for it—incarcerate anyone refusing to recognize the validity of non-gender conforming identity and pronouns.
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Russell Moore and Key Evangelical Leaders: Criminal Justice System Doesn’t Work, Let’s Fix It

“We have a criminal justice system that doesn't work and ought to be fixed,” ERLC President Russell Moore stated. Furthermore, evangelical Christians should “be the first to say so.”
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Church in North Carolina Gains Attention of UN Refugee Agency as They Set Aside...

“We certainly heard folks concerned about whether these folks will be dangerous or whether refugees are coming to take over, to create Sharia law to take over our way of life and defeat us from the inside out,” Pastor Bigger explains.
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Muslims Hide Christians From ISIS-Affiliated-Militants in the Philippines

“We heard them shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ and asking neighbors about religion… If they could not answer questions about Quran verses, gunfire immediately followed.”
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President of Proverbs 31, Lysa TerKeurst, Ends Her Marriage of 25 Years Due to...

"I’ve always encouraged women to fight for their marriages and to do everything possible to save them when they come under threat.”
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Families of Egyptians Martyred on Shores of Libya Still Strong in the Faith After...

Seeing the faithfulness of our Christian family in Egypt reminds us that the God we serve is powerful, loving and on the move…and He’s calling us to join Him in His work.
SBC White Supremacy

SBC Resolutions Committee Prodded to Bring Resolution Condemning Alt-Right, White Supremacy to a Vote—Passes...

“This resolution has a number on it,” Russell Moore said. "It’s resolution number 10. The white supremacy it opposes also has a number on it: It’s 666.”
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Anthony Thompson: What Happened When I Forgave My Wife’s Murderer

The Emanuel AME church shooting cut short the lives of nine people. Rev. Anthony Thompson lost his wife, Myra. He was also the first to publicly offer the shooter, Dylann Roof, forgiveness.