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Prayer

Federal Court to Decide Whether Prayers Before Public Meetings Are ‘Unconstitutional’

When Peter Bormuth started attending county commissioner meetings in Jackson County, Michigan, he took offense over the fact that only Christian prayers were offered at the beginning of the meetings.
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Barna Study: 3 Times More Female Pastors Compared to 25 Years Ago

The number of female pastors is on the rise. Women in these positions lead smaller congregations while facing more criticism than their male counterparts.
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow: I Don’t Want to Be Known for Being a Good Football or...

“I want to be...known for bringing faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their dark hour of need.”
tim keller

Tim Keller to Step Down as Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Since 1997, Redeemer Presbyterian has been on a trajectory to fulfill "a vision for not being a megachurch.” Keller's stepping down is seen as one phase of fulfilling this vision.
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Largest Christian Bookstore Chain: Liquidation Is ‘only recourse’

"We have prayerfully looked at all possible options, trusting God’s plan for our organization, and the difficult decision to liquidate is our only recourse.”
END IT

Celebrities Join Evangelicals in END IT Movement to Fight Human Trafficking

“I’m here today to defend the right to pursue happiness...I believe it is incumbent on us as citizens of this nation—as Americans—to bestow that right upon others—upon each other and upon the rest of the world." —Ashton Kutcher
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Brave Teen Tackles Harmful Messages Behind Teen Vogue’s ‘Post-Abortion Gift Guide’

Teen Vogue assures readers "The worst part of [an abortion] isn’t the procedure itself (which by the way is completely safe as long as you have access to a good clinic). The worst part is how you’re treated afterwards.”
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Megachurch Suspends $1 Million in Contributions to SBC Over Mosque Support, Anti-Trump Comments

Jack Graham, senior pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and former president of the SBC, says he and his congregation are “concerned about the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, and feel the need to make some changes in the way we give.”
Relationships Family pastor

Barna Report: Pastors Experience Greater Satisfaction in Personal Relationships

96% of married pastors are satisfied with their marriage.
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Norma McCorvey: Former Roe v. Wade Poster Woman Turned Pro-Life Advocate Dies at 69

"I'll be serving the Lord and helping women save their babies. I will hold a pro-life position for the rest of my life.” —Norma McCorvey
McMurry Muslim prayer room

Muslims at Christian University Granted Space for Prayer Room on Campus

“I think what people hear about Islam is different then what Islam is,” McMurry student Sultan Albogami says.
Porn Crisis

Virginia and South Dakota Legislatures Acknowledge Porn As ‘Public Health Crisis’

The resolution that passed in South Dakota lists a host of problems (such as sex trafficking) porn creates for individuals and societies.
Tel Aviv Hillsong

Hillsong Announces Plans to Launch Church in Israel

"From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth and from the ends of the earth back to Israel." - Brian Houston
World Relief Arbeiter Breene

World Relief Forced to Lay Off 140+ Employees Due to Trump’s Refugee Ban

Scott Arbeiter, President of World Relief, says not only is the loss of over 140 jobs “deeply troubling”, but additionally the people they are forced to let go "have served diligently and sacrificially—some of them for many years.”
donald trump immigration ban

Poll: Evangelicals Most in Favor of Repealing Johnson Amendment

47 percent of evangelicals feel churches should be allowed to “engage in political activity,” while only 34 percent do not agree.
Marriage

State of the Union: Marriage on the Decline, but Love and Commitment Are Still...

Eighty-eight percent of Americans cited love as a “very important reason to get married.” Coming in at a close second at 81 percent was "making a lifelong commitment", while companionship came in at 76 percent.
Sho Baraka

Sho Baraka Responds to LifeWay Pulling His Album and Explains the Dilemma of the...

“God bless them,” Sho Baraka says of LifeWay retailers after they pulled his album from their shelves.
Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper Wows Grammy Audience With Rap Rendition of ‘How Great Is Our...

The overtly Christian rapper went home with Bast Rap Performance for “No Problem,” Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.
Dead Sea Scrolls

Liberty University Staff and Students Help Discover 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

"We know of some 300 caves in the area. Our team is planning to return to excavate other caves in the near future,” Dr. Price of Liberty University says.
evangelical letter refugee

100+ Evangelical Leaders Appeal to Trump and Pence in Washington Post Ad Over Refugee...

"This executive order dramatically reduces the overall number of refugees allowed this year, robbing families of hope and a future. And it could well cost them their lives."
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Pastor Greg Laurie on Suicide: Hope Has the Last Word

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship delivered a message Thursday at a special service remembering the life of Jarrid Wilson. While Laurie had a number of exhortations for his listeners, he especially emphasized the preeminence of Jesus.

New Podcasts

Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.

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