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The Porter’s Gate Hopes to Bridge Gap Between Mental Health and Faith With New Album

‘Sanctuary Songs,’ a 12-track album inspired by conversations about mental health and faith, was released on Friday (Sept. 15).

Beloved NC Baptist Charity Leader Steps Down Over Alleged Misuse of $89,000 in Donations

Michael Blackwell, who had led the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC since 1983, had diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to a special account set up for his benefit.

‘I Was Going Pretty Fast’—Pastor Moved to Tears After Receiving Police Escort to Hospital Instead of Speeding Ticket

On Sunday (Sept. 17), Glen Morrison Jr., a pastor in Springfield, Illinois, was escorted by a local police officer to the hospital after being pulled over for speeding. He was rushing his daughter to the emergency room for a severe asthma attack.

New Orleans Saints’ Demario Davis Exhorts Every Christian, ‘Not Just Christians With a Platform’ To ‘Preach the Gospel’

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis is continuing to use his status as an NFL player to boldly draw people’s attention to Jesus.

Woman Attempts To Steal Gas From Church Van; Church Responds by Giving Away Gas Cards in Community

A week after someone attempted to steal gas from its church buses, Rocky Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina, held an event to hand out gas cards to people in the community. 

ELCA Hears From Indigenous Boarding School Survivor Ahead of National Day of Remembrance

In April, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton announced that the country’s largest Lutheran denomination was launching a Truth and Healing Movement.

Jerry Falwell’s Legal Battle With Liberty University—And His Brother—Escalates

The ongoing legal battle between Liberty University and Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken yet another twist, with the disgraced former president of the school alleging misconduct by its board of directors.

In Marseille, Pope Francis Will Make the Case for Migrants to the World

When Pope Francis visits the southern French city of Marseille this weekend, he is expected to deliver an appeal for welcoming migrants and refugees — not just to France, but to anyone in the world listening.

Anti-Trafficking Advocate Victor Marx Concerned Success of ‘Sound of Freedom’ Will Lead to Christians Who are Informed, But Who Don’t Act

All Things Possible Ministries founder Victor Marx was severely abused and tortured as a child. Now he rescues children around the world who are experiencing the abuse he once endured.

Global Vision Bible Church Receives Complaints, Bills Due to Noise and Traffic; Greg Locke Responds

Local officials are now sending bills to Pastor Greg Locke’s Global Vision Bible Church for extra resources needed to deal with traffic at church functions.

SBC Disfellowships Oklahoma Church After Pastor Wears Blackface, Dresses as a Native American at Church Events

Matoaka Baptist Church of Ochelata, Oklahoma, has been deemed to be no longer “in friendly cooperation” with the SBC in light of racially discriminatory actions from the church's pastor.

Riding a Wave of Converts, One Group Aims to Fuse Orthodoxy With Southern Values

Orthodox Christianity in the United States is a kaleidoscope of languages and cultures as diverse as Russia, Greece, Ethiopia, Syria, Bulgaria and, increasingly, the American South.

Suspended UMC Latina Bishop Accused of Financial Malfeasance and Retaliation

Minerva G. Carcaño, a prominent Latina bishop in the United Methodist Church, is facing a church trial this week on multiple charges of harassment, fiscal malfeasance and a general charge of disobedience.

Sarah Jakes Roberts, Pastor and T.D. Jakes’ Daughter, Now Time100 Next Honoree

Sarah Jakes Roberts, a popular conference speaker and pastor, has been named to the Time100 Next list of up-and-coming leaders.

The SBC Was a Train Wreck 100 Years Ago and Found a Way Through. Can It Do so Again?

The fall meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee began with prayer, some hard news and calls for unity after years of turmoil and change.

‘Sound of Freedom’ Subject Tim Ballard Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct

Tim Ballard, the anti-slavery advocate who founded Operation Underground Railroad, was reportedly forced out of his own organization in June due to a sexual misconduct investigation.

UPDATE: Dan Summerlin Changes Mind, Withdraws Name From SBC Executive Committee Interim President

At its meeting this week in Nashville, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will nominate newly retired Pastor Dan Summerlin to serve as its transitional interim president and CEO.

Texas Church Hold AI-Generate Worship Service ‘To Consider the Nature of Truth’

On Sunday, Sept. 17, Violet Crown City Church in Austin, Texas, held a worship service in which the order of worship, prayers, sermon, liturgy, and even an original song were created by ChatGPT. 

Is a Pastor’s Sin a Private Matter? Johnny Hunt Lawsuit Makes That Claim.

This past spring Johnny Hunt filed suit against the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee and Guidepost Solutions, claiming they had ruined his life by revealing his misconduct.

Pope Francis Warns Bill Clinton of ‘Wind of War That Blows Throughout the World’

In an online conversation with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Pope Francis stressed the importance of people and nations coming together to care for the environment and to put an end to global conflicts.

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation at Screening of John MacArthur’s ‘The Essential...

A screening of John MacArthur’s “The Essential Church” at the 2023 G3 National Conference had to be evacuated in Atlanta Friday night after a bomb threat was reported.

Benjamin Watson: What Church Leaders Need To Know About Abortion and...

Benjamin Watson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what the pro-life movement should focus on now that Roe has been overturned.

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