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Megachurch Pastor Resigns Following Allegations of Sexual Abuse

An investigation supported the fact that Mark Darling, while holding a position of authority, engaged in inappropriate conduct… "Specifically, this conduct included spending time alone with women in private settings and inappropriate conversations with women of a sexual nature."
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Is It Biblical to Keep Accusations of Abuse in House?

What does it look like for a victim to “go to the church” when the church’s own leadership are participating in, or covering up, the abuse? What does the Bible have to say about this?
Nigerian Christians

What You Need to Know About the ‘Clashes’ in Nigeria

Since January, 6,000 Nigerian Christians, mostly women and children, have been killed, prompting the organizations to demand that the attacks “be stopped immediately." Many others have been injured.
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The Quiet Spiritual Revival Brewing in the US Army

Almost 1,000 soldiers in basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri have given their lives to Jesus Christ since March in what can only be described as a spiritual revival.
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U.K. Abortion Clinics Becoming No-Prayer Zones

The high court ruled that Ealing council can create a 100-meter, protest-free buffer zone around the Marie Stopes clinic. The council was the first in the country to make such a decision in an attempt to shield women from demonstrators.
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Churches Targeted in New Parking Tax

A petition opposing a new parking tax on churches and other ministries is quickly gaining signatures. As of Friday afternoon, more than 1,800 people had signed an online petition calling for its repeal.
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Two-Thirds Find No Moral Problem With Marijuana

According to Gallup, the moral acceptance of pot is now similar to gay and lesbian relations, stem cell research and having a baby outside marriage.
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Update: Church Evicted Over Sign

Church signs are becoming lightning rods for controversy. One outside Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn, Indiana, reads, "LGBTQ is a hate crime against God. Repent." The sign generated comments on social and local media from passersby who were offended by it and those who defended it.
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Online Evangelism

The number of people using social media is staggering and fraught with possibilities for online evangelism.
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Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement From Supreme Court

The retirement of Anthony Kennedy will allow President Donald Trump to nominate a successor who could create the most conservative court in generations and put the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights ruling at risk.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down California Law That Forced Pro-Life Clinics to Promote Abortion

In NIFLA v. Becerra the Supreme Court ruled that the California law was a violation of the First Amendment by compelling speech that violated the religious beliefs of pro-life centers.
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Rick Warren to Priests: How to Maintain Your Moral Integrity

Rick Warren spoke to a group of priests in New York explaining how to recognize temptation and maintain one's moral integrity.
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Simple Tweet Results in $50,000 Donation From Ivanka Trump

Texas pastor tweets about his church's efforts to help immigrant children—gets huge donation from Ivanka Trump.
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86 Killed in Nigeria After Muslim Herders Attack on Christian Farmers

In the latest episode in the Nigeria conflict, 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected Muslim nomadic herders against Christian farming communities in the center of the country.
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Greear Calls for SBC to ‘Decouple’ From the Republican Party

SBC President J. D. Greear said evangelicals have taken the gospel and encumbered it with too much specificity on political positions where there is room for disagreement.
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Can You Identify Facts in a News Story? Many Americans Can’t

The Pew Research study found that people were more likely to think news statements are factual when the statements appeal to their side, even if the statements were opinions. The findings address concerns about fake news.
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Steve Scalise Thanking God and Playing Baseball Again

One year ago Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a gunman while practicing for a baseball game among lawmakers. He almost died.
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End to Separations at the Border in Sight With Executive Order

The executive order would allow families to be detained together but would not stop the "zero tolerance" immigration policy of charging people with a misdemeanor for entering illegally. Under the policy, families would be held in immigration detention together and escalates hearings for families in detention, putting them at the head of the line, to speed up processing.
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Controversial Conference Hopes to Embrace ‘Gay Christians’

The Revoice conference mission is to encourage, support and empower gay Christians and other same-sex-attracted Christians so they can experience the life-giving character of the historic, Christian sexual ethic.
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Ted Cruz: ‘This Must Stop. Now’

Senator Ted Cruz has announced a plan to introduce a comprehensive emergency immigration policy that will keep families and parents together after they are detained for trying to illegally enter the country.
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Hillsong Purchases Melbourne’s Iconic Festival Hall for $23M

The 105-year-old building, which seats more than 5,000, will be renovated and then used for church services and community events. According to Hillsong, the beloved venue also will, to some degree, “continue to be Festival Hall.”

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Steve Cunningham: Are You Living Out the Second Part of the...

"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."