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Group forms to push back against woke agenda of corporate America

After corporate America was again criticized for weighing in on political issues, many Americans have had enough. Stop Corporate Tyranny, a coalition concerned with the increasing dictates of  ‘woke’ capital and cancel ...

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Pastor jailed for in-person services is released to applause from other inmates

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Canadian Pastor James Coates, held in prison for holding in-person church services, is speaking out after his release. Coates, a pastor at GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, left the jail to thunderous ...

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Peace Valley Ministries invite the weary

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Kenneth and Vickie Campbell searched for 30 years for a peaceful place on the river. Nothing felt right until Kenneth picked us a local ad sheet and saw an ad for acreage ...

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Just 40 percent who normally attend Easter services will do so Sunday

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The arrival of the pandemic caused major disruptions to Easter services at many churches in 2020. Although churchgoers say they now are more comfortable with attending live services, many still plan to ...

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U.S. church membership drops below 50 percent for first time

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Less than half of Americans now say they belong to a house of worship, which is the lowest number since polling began in the mid-1930s. The decline is part of a continued ...

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Polls find record low church attendance, majority of Republicans support same-sex marriage

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For the first time, religious service attendance has fallen below 50 percent while a majority of Republican voters say they support same-sex marriage. According to a Public Religion Research Institute polls, less ...

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Today in Christian history: John Lightfoot was born

Imagine becoming the best Hebrew scholar in your nation without once speaking to a Jewish person. That is what John Lightfoot did. He may never even have seen a Jew, for all ...

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Michael Youssef warns pastors against woke culture in churches

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Dr. Michael Youssef, best-selling author and pastor of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, warns pastors about embracing “woke culture” in their churches saying it’s “popular and appeals to the flesh.” “Bowing ...

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Beth Moore discusses decision to leave Baptist denomination

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Christian leaders are responding to the departure from the Southern Baptist denomination by respected author and Bible teacher Beth Moore. Born Wanda Elizabeth in 1957, her departure was intensely covered in the ...

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Kansas City man ran Ponzi scheme, defrauded his church

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A Kansas City man will spend eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme and defrauding his church. Matthew R. Peterson pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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Methodist denomination splits, conservative ‘Global Methodist Church’ formed

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A group of conservative Methodists has announced plans to form a new denomination after the United Methodist Church officially splits over its longstanding debate over homosexuality. The Wesleyan Covenant Association and the ...

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Bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef brings Americans ‘Hope for This Present Crisis’

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Is it possible our world has gone mad? We are in crisis, under siege, and the war is not from without; it is from within. The collapse of the Roman Empire occurred ...

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Here’s what the church may look like when pandemic ends

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From virtual services to community outreaches, the pandemic has led to major changes for most churches. Media consultant Phil Cooke looks ahead to what the church might look like after the pandemic. ...

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Community pulls together to relocate and renovate historic black church

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A historic black church is being saved from demolition as a community pulls together in the effort. In September 2014, the planned demolition of Timmons Temple in Springfield, Mo. was brought to ...

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Myanmar police raid church as pro-democracy protests continue

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Churches in Myanmar have been drawn into the violent crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. On Tuesday military and police ramped up use of tear gas and rubber bullets against citizens demonstrating the February overthrow ...

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Minister who forgave his attacker launches ‘Safe Haven’ for youth

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“I forgave the man who shot me,” Anthony White recalls of his chance encounter with the attacker who two years earlier had pulled the trigger. It was 2002 and White was walking ...

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‘Great damage to the church’ says Sean Feucht about ‘Equality Act’

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Worship leader Sean Feucht is encouraging Christians to draw a line in the sand against the Equality Act, which passed the U.S. House last week and now moves to the Senate for ...

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Melvin Banks, founder of largest black-owned Christian publishing company dies

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The name of Dr. Melvin Banks Sr. hasn’t come up during Black History Month discussions, but he owned and operated Urban Ministries Inc., the largest independent black-owned and operated publishing company in ...

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Supreme Court strikes down California church closures

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Embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday was forced to revise guidelines for indoor church services after the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down his ban on indoor worship. The new state guidelines ...

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Francis Chan forced by Communists to leave Hong Kong

Evangelist Francis Chan has been forced to leave Hong Kong after Communist authorities rejected his visa. Chan had moved with his family to Hong Kong last year to become missionaries in the ...

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Biden Administration’s crackdown on religious liberty raises alarm

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Christian leaders are bracing for religious liberty to be curtailed under President Joe Biden. “Early indications are troubling,” Professor Edward A. Morse, a member of the board of directors of the Thomas ...

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Nearly half of protestant pastors hear conspiracy theories, church survey finds

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Conspiracy theories are not new, nor is their spread in the church. A new study from Lifeway Research found that 49 percent of U.S. protestant pastors say they frequently hear members of ...

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops concerned with Biden and ‘liberty of the church’

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Although President Joe Biden continues to tout his Catholic faith, U.S. bishops question his commitment to central church teachings. José H. Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles and the president of the U.S. ...

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750 Christians killed at Ethiopian church that is said to house Ark of the Covenant

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One of the largest mass killings of Christians in Africa is being reported. The massacre of 750 people occurred at the Ethiopian Maryam Tsiyon Church in Aksum. The church, which for 100 ...

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