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United Methodist Church

United Methodists Are Not Very United These Days

Fault lines are developing in the United Methodist Church following a recommendation by the Council of Bishops in May to adopt the One Church Plan at a special General Conference to be held in February in St. Louis.
fake news sites

Russia and Iran Use Facebook to Attack Israel

Facebook says the fake news sites were engaged in and experimented with online, social media-driven influence operations to shape political discourse.
SoCal Harvest

More Than 9,000 Respond to the Message From a Banned Book

The Bible may have been banned from billboards advertising the SoCal Harvest but that didn’t stop more than 9,000 people from making decisions for Christ at the three-day event.
Kerala flood

Christians Jump to Rescue Flood Victims in Kerala

Churches and Christian organizations have been affected by the Kerala flood but they're also helping flood victims any way they can.
pastor's salary

How Much Should You Pay Your Pastor?

Are there rules governing a pastor's salary? John Piper has some principles derived from the Scriptures to guide church leaders on this often asked question.
Nepal anti-conversion law

Sharing Your Faith Can Now Get You Thrown in Jail in Nepal

A new Nepal anti-conversion law adds penalties including five years in jail and a fine.  Any foreigner found guilty of such practice will be deported within a week.
Satanic Temple Baphomet

Satanic Temple Unveils Disturbing Statue at Arkansas Capitol

More an attempt at a power struggle than an act of devotion to Satan, the monument’s presence was intended to protest the Ten Commandments monument that was installed at the Capitol in 2017.
Russell Moore complementarianism

Russell Moore: Will Complementarianism Survive the #meToo Movement?

With the #meToo movement showing no signs of losing steam, Rusell Moore asks and answers a very pertinent question: Will complementarianism survive the movement?
museum of the bible

Museum of the Bible Discovers Stolen Manuscript in Its Collection

The discovery follows an investigation the Museum of the Bible is conducting on the provenance, or origins, of more than 3,000 items in its collection.
Aretha Franklin gospel

No One Sang Gospel Like Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's gospel music isn't as well known as the soul music she was known for. But it was a very big part of her life.
Masterpiece cake

Christian Baker Targeted in Yet Another Lawsuit

After being told by the highest court in the land that it had openly disparaged a baker’s Christianity, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is going after Jack Phillips and his beliefs again.
clergy sexual abuse

Update: Vatican Responds to Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse of Children by Priests

"Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all," the grand jury report said of its findings into clergy sexual abuse.
being a pastor

Here’s What Pastors Like Most About Their Job

What's the best part about being a pastor? Pastors say “preaching and teaching.” No other category came close.
Teen suicide

Your Faith Could Keep Your Child Safe From Suicide

Kids are less likely to think about suicide or attempt to kill themselves if religion or spirituality is important to their parents, a new study suggests. The study comes as teen suicide rates are soaring.
baptisms

As Saddleback Celebrates 50K Baptisms, SBC Numbers Dwindle

This milestone means Saddleback is recording almost four baptisms every day.
GLS18 quotes

Top 50 Quotes From the #GLS18

“We can make excuses or we can make a difference, but we cannot do both," Craig Groeschel said at the GLS18.
Simon Sinek GLS18

Simon Sinek: Leaders, You Are Playing an Infinite Game

Drawing from James Carse’s book "Finite and Infinite Games," Simon Sinek told GLS18, in business, “there’s no such thing as winning. There’s only ahead and behind.”
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus: You Need to Tell Death and Fear to Get Behind You

Erwin McManus didn't lower his voice as he told the crowd at GLS18 that they needed to stop living in fear of death.
Andrew Brunson

Trump Hits Turkey’s Economy in Fight for Pastor Brunson

The White House announced sharp tariff increases on the heels of meetings between the White House and Turkey over Andrew Brunson who has been held by Turkey for more than two years on espionage and terrorism related charges.  
David Livermore GLS18

What You Need to Know to Work in Diverse Groups

David Livermore, executive director of the Global Learning Center at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, told GLS18 that a leader’s success in this area often comes down to his or her cultural intelligence.
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