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How Southern California Helped Birth White Christian Nationalism

Part memoir, part history of Southern California’s formative role in the rise of the religious right, Bradley Onishi's new book traces his growing estrangement from the faith he once zealously championed.

Middle Collegiate Church Expects Historic Façade To Be Demolished by Spring

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, by a vote of 8-2 on Jan. 10, granted the church’s request for a ‘certificate of appropriateness’ to take down the façade.

Dante Bowe Returns to the Stage After Maverick City Music Split, Explicit Instagram Video

Dante Bowe is set to return to the stage this month. Last fall, Maverick City Music announced that they were “pausing” their relationship with the singer due to inappropriate behavior.

Andy Stanley Trends on Twitter for Praising the Faith of Gay People Who Attend Church

Christian Twitter is in an uproar over comments that Atlanta-area pastor Andy Stanley made about gay people, comments that follow recently renewed controversy regarding Stanley's views on the Bible. The outcry pertains to the pastor's remarks on the faith of gay people who are part of a church community.

Worship Leader With Ties to Harvest Fired From Colorado Megachurch

Andi Rozier, a longtime worship leader and former Vertical Worship band member, has been terminated from New Life Church in Colorado Springs. According to Executive Pastor Brian Newberg, “Andi is no longer a part of our pastoral team” because of a “relationship with a woman from another city.”

Quarterback Brock Purdy, Whose ‘Identity Is in Jesus,’ Leads 49ers to NFC Championship Game

On Sunday, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy, previously dubbed “Mr. Irrelevant” by virtue of being the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, led the San Francisco 49ers one step closer to Super Bowl LVII.

Five Christians Killed in NE Nigeria, 12 in Middle Belt

Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed five Christians early Sunday morning (Jan. 22) in northeast Nigeria, following the slaughter of 12 Christians on Friday (Jan. 20) in the country’s Middle Belt, sources said.

Faith-Based Organizations Urge Biden Not To Enact ‘Asylum Ban’

The proposed policy 'borders on a wealth test for some of the most vulnerable children and families,' said one advocate.

‘Not a Real Schism’: Four Years Later, UMC Exodus Less a Gush, More a Trickle

An analysis of departing churches suggests the country’s second-largest Protestant denomination will be weakened, but it is unlikely to break.

Pastor Faces Upcoming Abuse Trial

A Georgia Baptist pastor is awaiting a trial date in a North Carolina Superior Court over abuse charges filed in 2020 that prompted an investigation and his eventual arrest.

‘The Chosen’ Actor Jonathan Roumie Warns March for Life Attendees of the Demonic Forces Opposing Them

Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the popular series “The Chosen,” spoke at the 50th annual March for Life event on Friday, Jan. 20. Roumie warned his audience that Satan is at work in the world, even as the actor encouraged attendees that God is real and that he loves them. 

Aspiring 5-Year-Old Preacher Appears on ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ After Millions Witness Him Baptizing Toys

Five-year-old Luke Tillman told Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson earlier this month that he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a pastor after his viral video of him baptizing his toys landed him a guest spot on her talk show.

Tony Dungy Takes Heat for March for Life, Says Damar Hamlin Incident Revealed Truth

Speaking Friday (Jan. 20) at his first March for Life in Washington, D.C., football analyst and NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy highlighted the sport’s recent testimony to the importance of human life.

New Book Spotlights Influence of Pentecostalism on California’s Mexican Farmworkers

In his recently released book, “Sowing the Sacred: Mexican Pentecostal Farmworkers in California,” Lloyd Barba writes about the Mexican farmworkers who built houses of worship in the state’s agricultural towns.

First Post-Roe March for Life Marked by ‘Celebration and Resolve’

Thousands of pro-life Americans gathered Friday (Jan. 20) for the 50th annual March for Life to rejoice in a long-sought victory and to restate their commitment to protect preborn children and care for their mothers.

Care for Life ‘That’s Already Been Born’ Can Be Expanded Post-Roe

The defeat of Roe v. Wade allows a broader focus on life outside the womb, a foster care and adoption leader told Baptist Press.

Former Church Youth Leader Arrested and Charged With Child Molestation, Sexual Battery

A former church youth leader who was recently a PTA president in Tennessee has been arrested and extradited to Troup County in Georgia. Dustin Spillers, 34, has been charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of child molestation. 

Criminal Case Against Pastor John Blanchard To Be Reviewed by Special Prosecutor

The criminal case involving Virginia pastor John Blanchard could be reopened, now that a special prosecutor is being appointed. At a press conference yesterday (Jan. 19), Stacey Davenport, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Chesterfield County, indicated that new evidence may lead to a trial.

‘I’m No Longer Your Concern’—Beth Moore on Her Inclusion in Report on ‘Doctrinal Drift’ in SBC

Author and Bible teacher Beth Moore has publicly responded to her inclusion in the Conservative Baptist Network’s recent report on “doctrinal drift” in the SBC.

Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Guide Expands List of Nations Hostile to Gospel

The Voice of the Martyrs 2023 Prayer Guide expands by four its list of “hostile” nations where Christians are regularly persecuted for their faith despite governmental efforts to protect them.

Pastor Slain in NE Nigeria, Two Christians Killed in Delta

A church pastor in northeast Nigeria was slain on Thursday (Jan. 26), and anti-Christian violence continued to grow in the southern part of the country with the killing of two Christians in Delta state, sources said.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

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