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Will drive-in church be the new normal during COVID-19 outbreak?

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Several churches are trying a new kind of service — one that is completely safe during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re calling it “drive-in church.” Paul Daugherty, pastor of Victory church in Tulsa, ...

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Christian groups work to help small churches at risk of closing            

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The ongoing pandemic is hard for all churches but especially so for smaller ones that may lack the resources to weather the financial storm. Many are at risk of closing. Help is ...

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Trump administration offers CARES Act relief to faith-based groups

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Churches and faith-based organizations are eligible for loans under the recently passed CARES Act. Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, announced that houses of worship and faith-based organizations are eligible to ...

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Russell Wilson, Tauren Wells, Stephen Curry discuss faith amid pandemic on Instagram

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Earlier this week, quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks went live on Instagram, splitting the screen with famous Christian artist Tauren Wells. For an hour, the two stars discussed faith in ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship provides online tools for explaining pandemic to children

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The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is hard enough for adults to comprehend, much less children. Child Evangelism Fellowship is providing online help with conversing with children about such troubling situations as the coronavirus ...

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Luis Palau presents Easter message as he battles Cancer

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Evangelist Luis Palau is set to go big this Easter with a special digital experience sharing a powerful and heartfelt message of hope, love, and joy in the midst of his cancer ...

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Most Americans don’t see Democratic candidates as very religious

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Religion has been a topic of conversation during the Democratic presidential primary, and some candidates have pointed out how their religious beliefs have shaped their political positions. But Americans don’t consider the Democratic candidates ...

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Christians showing up to pray in hospital parking lots

In I Timothy 2:8 we are commanded to lift up holy hands in prayer. Across the nation, that’s exactly what is happening as Christians pray in the parking lot of countless hospitals. ...

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Every day, at least 4 Nigerian Christians die for following Christ

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“It has been so difficult. I am suffering with my children … you can’t stop remembering and feeling the pain,” states Victoria, a Nigerian Christian. For Victoria, that pain began the day ...

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Pandemic causing outbreak of prayer

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More than half (55 percent) of American adults say they have prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new prayer survey by the Pew Research Center. Large majorities ...

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Expert: How churches can weather the coronavirus financial storm

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The coronavirus pandemic may have a severe impact on the finances of churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations. Phil Cooke, a Christian media consultant in Los Angeles, recently shared his advice on how ...

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People seeking God during pandemic, according to leader of online ministry

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The global pandemic has people searching for answers, and many of them are looking to God, according to a leading online ministry. “Fear is a natural response to a situation like this ...

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The story behind ‘It is Well With My Soul’

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Since its creation, millions have turned to “It is Well With My Soul” for comfort. The hymn,  written by Horatio G. Spafford, remains one of the most beloved songs of all time ...

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Dolly Parton: virus a ‘Lesson from God…keep faith’

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Country singer Dolly Parton has said she believes the COVID-19 virus is a “lesson from God” that will make everyone “a better person,” in an encouraging video on social media. The singer, ...

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19 suggestions for loving your neighbor

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Many Christians are seeking the proper balance between staying safe and helping their neighbors. The National Christian Foundation offers 19 ideas for loving your neighbor during the pandemic. Shop locally: Call local businesses ...

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Photo of Jewish and Muslim EMTs in Israel goes viral

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An image of two EMTs is going viral after it was snapped in Israel. The photo, captured on Wednesday,  caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the ...

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Here’s some good news: God still cares

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It’s easy to focus on what is wrong right now. Yet, God is not sitting on the sidelines. He is at work, as He always is, showing mercy and granting help. So, ...

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Jewish congregations adapt to new reality of online services

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As most Christians transition to online services, traditional Jewish congregations also are adjusting to the new reality. Although many have livestreamed Shabbat services for years — mostly for the benefit of shut-ins ...

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L.A. Chargers’ Hunter Henry, wife Parker get baptized in Jordan River

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Following a season in which he posted career highs in catches (55) and receiving yards (652), Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry recently embarked on a trip to Israel. He then ...

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Christians around world asked to join in prayer Sunday

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Global prayer ministry leaders and church networks have called for worldwide prayer Sunday, March 22, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has affected millions of people around the world ...

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Christianity brought the world justice and freedom

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Many today would argue that Christianity has changed the world for the worse. In reality it introduced true justice and freedom. The “new atheists” don’t just see Christianity as wrong but evil. ...

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Good news for Sudan’s Christians and their churches

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Sudan’s transitional government has abolished committees formed under the Islamist regime of former President Omar al-Bashir that were used to take over hundreds of churches and other Christian property. Nasreldin Mofreh, Sudan’s Minister ...

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Online church attendance spiked last weekend as members watched from home

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Many people turn to religion in times of crisis, if only temporarily. After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, church attendance across the country briefly spiked, as people sought community and meaning in ...

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Faith-based movie “I Still Believe” has strong box office opening before theaters closed

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If last weekend was the final time that movie theaters are open for a while, the faith-based movie “I Still Believe” left a lasting impression. “I Still Believe” was No. 2 at ...

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Saints QB Drew Brees to return in 2020 as he seeks to love God and others

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The NFL’s all-time leader for passing touchdowns and yards (and many other records) will make “another run at it.” New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees shared an Instagram post recently announcing he ...

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