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More than $400,000 raised to assist small churches during pandemic

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Many small churches have been hit hard by reduced giving during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, more than $400,000 already has been raised to help them, and more than 1,000 churches already ...

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One-quarter of Americans say their faith has grown during pandemic

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Many Americans say their faith is growing stronger despite challenging times during the pandemic, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. One-quarter of U.S. adults overall (24 percent) say their ...

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‘State of the Plate’ poll: most churches see giving decline

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A new “State of the Plate” poll involving more than 1,000 churches across all 50 states shows that more than six out of 10 churches have seen a decline in offerings since ...

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‘The Chosen’ streaming series on Jesus surges in popularity

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The series “The Chosen” has surged into the top-tier of well-known and popular productions that people are watching. VidAngel, the family-friendly streaming app, and original content studio, recently announced that it’s series ...

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Pandemic causing young people to embrace the Gospel

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Although churches are livestreaming services by necessity because of the pandemic, this digital gospel ultimately could lead to a great awakening. That’s the view of Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship ...

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Billy Graham chaplains minister during pandemic and tornadoes

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Samaritan’s Purse, the disaster relief arm of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is being stretched by pandemic response and the tornadoes that raged across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana overnight last week. Teams ...

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Finding peace in the pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruptions in our lives at a level not experienced for generations. As a counselor, I have recently heard people describe feeling paralyzed, paranoid, hopeless, fearful about the ...

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The amazing story of the Trump family Bible and its revival connection

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Could a Bible sitting in the Oval Office be America’s connection to a coming revival? The same Bible used during the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump? The president and founder of Crown ...

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Nearly half of pastors hope to be back in churches by May

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Nearly half (47 percent) of pastors hope to be back in their churches by May, according to a new Barna survey. However, an increasing number are shifting their expectations to later this ...

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An after Easter meditation

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An after Easter meditation by D. Keith Mano And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow ...

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Wrestling star Hulk Hogan encourages Christians to put quarantine to good use

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The ongoing stay-at-home orders present a good opportunity for Christians to focus on strengthening their relationships with Christ, wrestling star Hulk Hogan said. “God has taken away everything we worship,” he wrote ...

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Basketball star Stephen Curry holds live worship session on social media

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Basketball star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is making the most of his free time with the NBA shut down. Earlier this week, he was host for a live worship ...

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California county restricts singing in livestreamed church services

Mendocino County, Calif., has made it difficult to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. It has banned more than four people singing live and the playing of wind instruments during livestreamed ...

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Slavic Gospel Association calls for prayer as coronavirus peak approaches in Russia

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With the coronavirus disrupting life in the United States, it can be easy to forget the impact it is having in the rest of the world, such as Russia, where the expected ...

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Attorney General Barr: State unconstitutionally harassing drive-in church

In Mississippi, tickets to attend a drive-in church service were expensive — as much as $500 at Temple Baptist Church. That’s how much police were fining people for pulling into the parking ...

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Trump Justice Department sides with churches after public outcry over tickets for people in their cars

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The Justice Department (DOJ) has weighed in on a dispute between the right to exercise one’s religious freedom with local and state official’s over-zealous efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus by ...

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says God will be glorified and football will be played

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Professional and collegiate sports have ground to a halt because of the coronavirus outbreak. One prominent coach, however, believes that God will be glorified during the pandemic and that college football will ...

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Trump and Pence speak to 10,000 religious leaders

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As Christians adjust to a dramatically different type of worship, President Trump and Vice President Pence are finding reason for hope and sharing it with the nation’s religious leaders. The faith of ...

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Bible sales surge during pandemic

More Americans appear to be turning to God’s word for comfort and direction during the coronavirus pandemic. Bible publishing companies report increased bible sales. Tyndale House Publishers reported increased sales during the ...

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Message to churches: Just streaming your service won’t cut it

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With all of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing churches and pastors can be sure about is that streaming an online service is simply not enough. As ministers of the ...

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Quarantine and isolation can draw us closer to the Creator and family

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There is solidarity in hardship and isolation – even for a family. This is a lesson that has become clear to Americans over the past few weeks as communities form “militias of ...

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How are pastors handling ungathered worship?

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Pastors are used to thinking on their feet. Sermon prep is set aside when a beloved church member is injured and taken to the hospital. A carefully written prayer is discarded when ...

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You can visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem via virtual reality

Jerusalem is eerily quiet this year as Passover begins Wednesday and Passion Week begins for Christians. The city, like all of Israel, is on complete lockdown with residents told to stay in ...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci credits his faith for calm demeanor during pandemic

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has become the face of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He credits his faith for his calm demeanor in uncertain times. Fauci, director of the National Institute ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 8th. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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