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Mike Pence Billy Graham Rule

Mike Pence, the ‘Billy Graham Rule’ and How Not to Exclude Women

If you’re not a woman, you might have a hard time seeing how this rule, intended to stave off sexual temptation and protect marriage, might have a “negative impact on women.”
Cell Phone

Proposed Alabama Law Would Require Pornographic Content Blocked on All Smart Phones

House Bill 428 will be reviewed next week and is designed to drastically limit access to pornography, prostitution and sexual cyber harassment in Alabama.
Muslim Refugees

Muslim Refugees Coming to Christ in Record Numbers in Europe

According to the Anglican Bishop of Bradford, Toby Howarth, one in four of the church’s conversions in England over the past year are refugees.
White Evangelicals

New Study Quantifies White Evangelicals’ Outlying Views

The gap in thinking between white evangelicals and their Christian peers seems to be widening.
Compassion India

U.S. Congress Steps in to Assist Compassion International’s Appeal to Indian Government

“I hoped to become a doctor. But now that we are told we will no longer have sponsors to see us through the education, I don’t know what will happen. This place taught me to have a life. It is finished now.”
Trump Liberty

President Trump to Return to Liberty to Deliver Commencement Speech

"A lot of universities choose political correctness over academic freedom, and I'm proud that Liberty's not like that.” -Jerry Falwell Jr.
Jesus Tomb

Alleged Site of Jesus’ Empty Tomb Reopens in Time for Easter after $4 Million...

During the painstaking restoration and cleaning process, the team uncovered the rock-hewn bench which was believed to be the temporary resting place of Jesus’ body after he was crucified and before he rose again.
Russell Moore

Executive Committee of the SBC Backs Russell Moore Over Calls for Resignation

"But I can—and do—apologize for failing to distinguish between people who shouldn’t have been in the same category with those who put politics over the gospel and for using words, particularly in social media, that were at times overly broad or unnecessarily harsh. That is a failure on my part."
pastors

Reversing the Credibility Crisis Pastors Face: Suggestions from Barna Research

1 in 5 adults in the U.S. feel that pastors are not influential or credible. Only 24 percent of U.S. adults hold a “very positive” option of pastors in general. Nineteen percent hold a “negative” opinion, and nine percent hold a “very negative” opinion.
Trump Budget

Christian Leaders Respond to Trump’s Budget: We Can’t Turn Our Backs on Those in...

"At a time when we’re especially security conscious, the International Affairs Budget is crucial to demonstrating our values to the world, building friendships with other nations, and lowering security risks around the world," the letter, which was signed by several notable Christian leaders, stated.
Tim Keller

UPDATE: Tim Keller Will NOT Receive Award From Princeton Seminary

The president of Princeton Theological Seminary encourages seminarians to “receive Rev. Keller in a spirit of grace and academic freedom, realizing we can listen to someone with whom many, including me, strongly disagree about this critical issue of justice."
Russell Moore

UPDATE: Growing SBC Call for Russell Moore’s Resignation—African-American Pastors Call for Reconciliation

"We must not be ignorant of the schemes of the enemy to divide us,” SBC Pastor Byron Day says.
Church Dropouts

Church-Dropouts Turn to Podcasting as a Meeting Space for the ‘Church in Exile’

"That's one of the biggest critiques we have of the church—is that you can't critique it," Toby Morrell says.

United Methodist Church at Crossroads Over Unclear Stance on Homosexuality

“This is a family quarrel, a family dispute. We don’t believe it’s worth separating over.”
Anna Hayford

Anna Hayford, Wife of Jack Hayford of Church on the Way, Dies at 83

Anna Hayford’s grandson Mark says it was “fitting” that she passed on International Women’s Day.
North Korea

‘Unprecedented’ Number of Missionaries Aiding North Korean Refugees Kicked Out of China

Pastor Kim believes at least 40 refugees from North Korea have been sent back across the border as a result of the raids.
Trump Planned Parenthood

Trump to Planned Parenthood: You Can Keep Your Funding if You Stop Performing Abortions

“Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice," President Trump says.
Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham Thankful for Controversy in Canada Over Festival of Hope

“Thank you, Mr. Mayor. You’ve helped us with hundreds of thousands of dollars of publicity. I appreciate that,” Franklin Graham said in an interview.
Middle East

First Female Pastor Ordained in the Middle East

“Christ’s justice has been finally fulfilled,” Rola Sleiman says.
Franklin Graham Canada

Canadian Clergy to Franklin Graham: Your Political Comments Compromise the Mission of Jesus

A group of concerned clergy representing 60 percent of the Christians in Vancouver released a letter asking Graham not to give the gospel message at this weekend's Festival of Hope.
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