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National Christian Foundation shares 19 ways to help churches during pandemic

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Just like individuals and businesses, many churches are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Christian Foundation asked pastors and church leaders from across the country how members can help and developed ...

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Two Christian leaders disagree with John MacArthur position on church reopening

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John MacArthur has decided to reopen his Southern California church despite state policies Two Christian leaders said they respect his decision but disagree. President Mark Dever of the church-equipping ministry 9Marks and Jonathan ...

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Large majority of donors expect no impact from COVID-19 this year

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In good news for churches and faith-based organizations, the vast majority of donors don’t the expect the covid-19 pandemic to reduce their giving for the rest of 2020. However, experts warn nonprofit ...

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Majority of churchgoers say they have trouble understanding Bible on their own

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More than half of all churchgoers say they have trouble understanding the Bible on their own, a new LifeWay Research study found. “Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true and ...

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Congressman urges AG Barr to protect religious freedom after church attacks

A Tennessee congressman on Wednesday urged the Justice Department (DOJ) to amp up their efforts to protect religious freedom and combat religious discrimination after dozens of churches have been attacked and burned during ...

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Barbecue Baptist Church hits the road to share hope – and barbecued pork

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Pastors with a love for barbecue may want to follow the example of a Church in Navasota, Texas. Barbecue Baptist Church aims to bring a warm meal, a little levity and a ...

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Kansas organization ranked among best Christian workplaces in 2020

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Union Rescue Mission in Wichita, Kansas, is among the best Christian workplaces for 2020 as selected by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Seventy-six organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings ...

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Kansas City churches among most likely to reopen, survey finds

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Area churches are among the most likely to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Lifeway Research, which is the research arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.. Evangelical ...

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Local Catholic newspaper calls Ocasio-Cortez the future of the church

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A liberal Catholic newspaper based in Kansas City ran a story this week saying that Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Catholic Church”. Heidi Schlumpf, executive editor of the ...

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As its cathedrals burn, is France being de-Christianized?

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As the most well-known and ancient cathedrals across France and Europe burn, many are saying it is no coincidence. A leading curator of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Keith Christiansen, was ...

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Hospitality redefined: couple invites young women to be part of their family

Scott and Debbie Wells have taken five young women in need of mentoring into their home for an extended time. Sometimes the hospitality has lasted for years. The teens and young women ...

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Jesus statue found decapitated, toppled

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Another religious statue has been vandalized as attacks on churches and ministries have increased along with protests in recent months. This time, a statue of Jesus was found decapitated at a Catholic ...

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J.I. Packer, author of ‘Knowing God,’ remembered after his death

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Around the world people the book “Knowing God” as one of the bestselling theological books ever written. Its prolific author, J.I. Packer, died last week at age 93. Packer, a lifelong Anglican, wrote ...

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Churchgoers concerned about impact of fallen leaders, survey finds

Several high-profile Christian leaders have abandoned or fallen away from their faith recently. Churchgoers are concerned about not only them but other people they may influence, according to a recent LifeWay research ...

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‘Beach revival’ under way in Southern California

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One of the last great revivals in the United States was the Jesus Movement among young people in Southern California in the early 1970s. History may be repeating itself on a beach ...

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Conservative Baptist Network formed to counter perceived drift in Southern Baptist Convention

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The Conservative Baptist Network was launched last week to emphasize evangelism and the sufficiency of scripture within the Southern Baptist Convention. Those involved in the network’s formation said their efforts are needed ...

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Man sentenced for Facebook threats to kill Christian ministry employees

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A Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for threatening to kill employees of the American Family Association. Chase Davis, of Pompano Beach, posted the threats to the American Family Association ...

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Global Outreach Day a success despite pandemic

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Global Outreach Day’s GO 2020 reached 277 million people worldwide with the gospel. “We were surprised by the effectiveness of reaching out digitally and by phone,” said ...

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Gov. Newsom sued for banning church singing but not protest yelling

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Civil rights proponents say Gov. Gavin Newsom has once again trampled on religious freedom as he bans gatherings, not only in houses of worship but also prayer groups and bible studies in ...

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Wrongly imprisoned for 16 years, Floyd Bledsoe is back, sharing Christ as a free man

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Floyd Bledsoe spent nearly 16 years behind bars for a horrendous crime he didn’t commit. Now, he is back in prison five days a week — voluntarily — teaching spiritual truths and ...

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Promise Keepers replaces stadium event with virtual gathering for July 31

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Promise Keepers had planned to hold its first stadium event in more than two decades this summer before the coronavirus pandemic changed those plans. Now it plans to hold a virtual event ...

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Payroll Protection saved 665,000 church jobs

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The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) saved 665,000 jobs for churches and ministries, according to data. The PPP was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed signed ...

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Missouri Presbyterians release letter on racism, medicaid expansion

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The Missouri Union Presbytery released a letter this week alledging silence from white Christians about racial injustice is causing minorities to suffer. The organization represents Presbyterians in central and northern Missouri, One ...

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Kanakuk Kamp shuts down after dozens test positive for COVID-19

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Dozens of people at Kanakuk Kamp, a popular Christian camp in the Missouri Ozarks, have tested positive for COVID-19. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed that 49 campers and ...

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Death of megachurch pastor near St. Louis ruled a suicide

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The death of Darrin Patrick, pastor of Seacoast Church in Pacific, Mo., has officially been ruled a suicide. Patrick died May 7 from a gunshot wound. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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