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Saying its mission is accomplished, conservative Methodist group shuts down

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The Confessing Movement, a lay-led conservative Christian movement that pushed back against the influence of liberalism and progressivism in the United Methodist Church, has shut down in reaction to the recent launch ...

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History of Christianity: Part 1

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As part of our history series, Metro Voice is publishing concise, easy-to-read articles on church history. Here’s our first installment on the history of Christianity. THE APOSTOLIC AGE 30-100AD The Strength of ...

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Nancy Pelosi still quiet on exorcism

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Former House Speak Nancy Pelosi has not made a public statement about the exorcism performed at her home. Many see the exorcism as out of character because while Pelosi calls herself Catholic, ...

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ISIS bomb kills 14 in church service

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The atmosphere at the Pentecostal church in the city of Kasindi in eastern Congo was upbeat on Sunday as hundreds gathered for a series of baptisms. The congregation swelled beyond capacity, forcing organizers ...

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History: Whitefield and the Great Awakening laid groundwork for revolution

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George Whitefield’s second trip to America in 1740 was one of the most important events in American history. Spiritual revival had started in different areas and denominations throughout the colonies: “The Great ...

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Pastor Jack Hayford dies at age 88

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Jack Hayford, an influential pastor and Christian leader, died on Sunday at age 88. Affectionately known as Pastor Jack, he was the founding pastor of the Church On the Way in Van ...

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Christian author donating Bibles to persecuted church for each book sold

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If your New Year resolution includes reading more books, you can purchase one and help believers around the world in the process. A Christian author is putting his own books and digital ...

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Pope Francis asks for prayers for predecessor’s failing health

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Pope Francis this week asked for prayers for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. “I would like to ask all of you for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who, in ...

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Church attendance is all over the place, but mostly down

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Although most Protestant churches have resumed in-person services, overall attendance continues to lag behind pre-pandemic levels, a new Lifeway Research survey found. “While there are a handful of exceptions, we can definitively ...

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Despite member’s criticism, pastor will keep wearing skinny jeans

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A pastor is keeping his job by the seat of his pants. Pastor Adam Weber of Embrace Church said he won’t stop preaching in his skinny jeans despite being recently rebuked by ...

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Ministries unite to advance Great Commission over 10 years

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More than two dozen leaders of significant global ministry networks convened in early December in New York City to combine their experience and insights toward the goal of Great Commission fulfillment within ...

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MercyMe album hopes to heal ‘a divided body of Christ’

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Bart Millard and his MercyMe bandmates began writing some of the songs on their latest album in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, long before the nation was divided over issues that ...

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Dear pastor, don’t cancel church on Christmas

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Dear pastor, I hope it’s not too late to make you reconsider your decision to cancel church on Christmas. I know that December is crazy busy—for you and for everyone else. I ...

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$75 million in grants available through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative

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Lilly Endowment is launching a new initiative to help pastors strengthen their abilities to proclaim the gospel in more engaging and effective ways. The ultimate aim is to foster and support preaching ...

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In a high-tech world, adults prefer printed Bibles

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Although the popularity of online Bibles has grown in the digital age, most adults still prefer the old-fashioned paper version. A report by the American Bible Society found that nearly two-thirds of Bible users ...

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More now identify as nondenominational than Southern Baptist

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More Christians now attend nondenominational churches than Southern Baptist congregations, the 2020 U.S. Religion Census found. The newly released study shows that over the past decade, the number of adherents in Southern ...

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What Christianity Today gets wrong about the Respect for Marriage Act

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In a Christianity Today op-ed, Carl H. Esbeck, Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Missouri, offers a positive assessment of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA). He writes, “All in ...

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A ‘postdenominational’ era? The rise of nondenominational churches

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Pastor Dan Haugh welcomed 21 new members to his congregation Sunday morning. Six months ago, he welcomed 19 others to Stowe Community Church in Stowe, Vermont. While other houses of worship in Northern Vermont ...

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Canadian court acquits pastor jailed for keeping church open during pandemic

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A Canadian pastor is thanking God after being acquitted on charges of violating public health orders for opening his church despite government pandemic lockdowns. As reported on Metrovoicenews.com, Pastor Tim Stephens of ...

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What Next?

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The last few years have felt a lot like a pressure cooker, with many ingredients coming together to create the perfect storm. With every new major event, the pressure has been building ...

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Eric Metaxas warns that nation is reaching cultural tipping point

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The United States is quickly approaching a dangerous cultural tipping point, author and talk-show host Eric Metaxas warns. “It is the silence of the American church on a host of issues today ...

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Presbyterian Church USA adds “nonbinary/genderqueer” category to annual report

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The Presbyterian Church USA took another step forward this week in pursuing its woke agenda. It announced that it will add a “nonbinary/genderqueer” category to its annual report regarding church demographics. The ...

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Troubled economy has hurt churches, slight majority of Protestant pastors say

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Just more than half of Protestant pastors in the United States believe current economy is having a negative impact on their churches, a new survey from Lifeway Research found. By contrast, just ...

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Survey: Generosity more common among church-going Christians

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Christians who attend church regularly are more likely to be taught and experience generosity in their own lives than non-Christians, according to a new Barna survey. The poll conducted of 2,016 adults ...

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How we can better serve the widow

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For Eileen Vignaroli, the plight of the widow was all too real. When she was widowed in 2015 after 47 years of marriage, Eileen thought the death of her husband Don might ...

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