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Ukrainian protestant Christians being tortured, killed by Russia

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Russia is kidnapping and torturing Ukrainian protestant Christians much the way it persecuted believers under Soviet Communism. The charge is being made by a Christian persecution watchdog group that revealed an investigation ...

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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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Pastors taking different approaches to participating in Halloween celebrations

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Churches around the nation are taking different approaches on whether and how to celebrate Halloween. Most church leaders in a recent survey said they do not celebrate Halloween because it originated from ...

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More pastors encouraging churches to use Halloween as opportunity to engage with others

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Each year at this time, many Christians wrestle with whether and how to celebrate Halloween. More than seven in 10 pastors encourage church members to invite friends or neighbors to church events ...

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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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Local pastor’s podcast series for pastors and leaders now available

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A new podcast from Randy Frazee, lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City, is available from HarperChristian Resources. The Bible Roots Podcast is for pastors and church leaders who want to ...

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Bless Your Pastor campaign kicks off with national tour

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Many pastors are discouraged, with 43 percent saying they have given serious consideration to leaving vocational ministry, according to national research by the Barna Group. The National Association of Evangelicals created the Bless ...

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Faith leaders share explanations for sharp decline in faith in God

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Christian leaders have several explanations for why faith in God has hit an all-time low in the United States. Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church of Farmersville in rural East Texas ...

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Michael Youssef lays out plan to equip next generation for church challenges

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As deconstruction, liberal theology and “woke” doctrine continue to invade the church, Michael Youssef, pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, is on a mission to instill truth in ...

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70 Georgia congregations join exodus from United Methodist Church

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The exodus of congregations from the United Methodist Church over sexuality issues continues to gain steam. Last week, 70 churches in Georgia officially left the denomination. The North Georgia Conference voted to ...

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Mennonite Church USA approves pastors performing same-sex weddings

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Count the Mennonite Church USA among the denominations passing resolutions over same-sex weddings, pastor officiations, and other hot-button issues. But it is not coming without cost as it loses over 15 percent ...

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Southern Baptists respond to devastating sex abuse report

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An investigative report released last weekend found that many Southern Baptist leaders have worked to stop lawsuits against potentially abusive pastors. The news comes as the denomination as a whole responds to ...

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Can pastors running for office make a difference?

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The American Renewal Project is encouraging pastors and church members across the nation to seek office. In April 2014, Jerry Falwell Jr. called me saying he was in a bind. Liberty University’s ...

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How compromised pastors are contributing to our cultural rot

A new poll finds that just 4% of executive pastors have a biblical worldview. Has the church now become compromised? For many years, I have stated that a major reason America is ...

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China forcing churches to spout communist propaganda

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Churches and other religious bodies in China are being forced to spout communist propaganda as the country has become “increasingly hostile to faith, said a bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. According to ...

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Pastors enjoy Holy Land visit after Israel lifts travel restrictions

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A visit to the Holy Land helps the Bible come alive for pastors and serves as a transformative moment. Not just for them, but for their congregations benefitting when they return. After ...

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Christians in Ukraine give first-hand reports

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Metro Voice has gathered first-hand testimonials from Christians living and serving in ministries in Ukraine. Make Ukraine a top priority of your prayer time. Communication with some of those below has now ...

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Public faith in credibility of pastors eroding, survey finds

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U.S. pastors have some work to do to improve their credibility with the public. The news comes with increasing hostility towards pastors, churches, and people of faith in the media, Hollywood and ...

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Ugandan clergy are divorcing wives for younger church members

KAMPALA, Uganda— Aloysius Bugingo, a senior pastor at House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala, left his wife of 29 years in December and married a younger woman under the customary law. He ...

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Survey: Pastors focus on others when asked about their greatest needs

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Although the past two years have been hard on most people, pastors may carry the greatest burden as they care for their congregations. Lifeway Research recently asked 1,000 pastors about their most ...

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John MacArthur urges pastors to preach on sexuality in response to new Canadian law

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A new Canadian law effectively bans pastors from teaching that homosexuality and transgenderism are sins according to the Bible. C-4 unanimously passed both the House of Commons and the Senate before receiving ...

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Lifeway releases Telugu Bible developed, translated, printed and distributed by local Indian pastors

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Tears fell and prayers rose as members of the “Telugu Study Bible” team saw their completed project for the first time on December 9, 2021. The “Telugu Study Bible” is a resource ...

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Leading pastors say churches need to teach Bible prophecy

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Many Christians are turning to Bible prophecy to make sense of a fast-changing world. Pastors who choose not to preach on Bible prophecy are failing to teach 20 to 40 percent of ...

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Pastors question if they’ll unplug from online services after pandemic

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Pastors Daniel Ying and Brad Bissell doubled as online TV preachers on YouTube during the coronavirus pandemic, preaching to video cameras and livestreaming into homes for months during the covid pandemic. And ...

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Pastors feeling overwhelmed, survey finds

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More than six in 10 pastors of evangelical and historically black Protestant churches agree that “the role of being a pastor is frequently overwhelming,” with 21 percent strongly agreeing, a new Lifeway ...

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