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Sen. Warnock deletes Easter tweet that dowplayed death of Jesus

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Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock has deleted an Easter tweet that downplayed the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus, saying we can “save ourselves.” The lawmaker’s tweet was immediately flooded with responses from ...

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Church boom? U.S. churchgoers say they’ll return after COVID

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Churchgoers aren’t attending yet at pre-pandemic levels, but most say they value gathering with their congregation and are anxious to do so when the threat of COVID ends. A study of 1,000 Protestant ...

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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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Pastors now more skittish to preach on race

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Pastors seem more reluctant to address issues of race in their congregations today than four years ago. According to a LifeWay Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon ...

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Pastors say pandemic economy still hurting congregations

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After a few years of economic optimism, pastors say the pandemic economy is still hurting their congregation. The news comes as many cities across the U.S. still have restrictions in place for ...

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Arrests are an occupational hazard for pastors in India

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Arrests of pastors in India are an everyday  occurrence  and come on the back of growing religious nationalism, warns  Christian charity  Open Doors. Mahesh, a pastor in his early 50s, is troubled with constant false ...

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How should pastors be involved with elections and voting?

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Pastor and church leader, do you anticipate encouraging your congregation in voting in the general election on November 3rd?  I hope every pastor and church leader will help make the Christian vote ...

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Israel Allies Foundation recognizes top 50 Christian allies

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Franklin Graham, Michelle Bachman and John Hagee are among “Israel’s Top 50 Christian Allies” as selected by the Israel Allies Foundation. The list highlights pastors, business leaders and politicians who have “conveyed ...

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Poll: Pastors worried election will impact congregations

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A poll of protestant pastors has found they’re worried that the 2020 election will have a negative impact on their church congregations. The news comes as faith is being used as a ...

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National Association of Evangelicals kicks off Bless Your Pastor campaign

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Being a pastor is challenging at any time but especially so during the current pandemic. Nine of 10 pastors in the United States are under financial pressure, and six of 10 churches ...

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Adultery: Pastors disagree over how long fellow pastors should stay out of the pulpit

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When a pastor commits adultery, most of their fellow pastors believe they should withdraw from public ministry for at least some time. A new survey of U.S. Protestant pastors by Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds ...

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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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Inner city pastors seek solutions as murders spike

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Pastors in the inner city continue to pray against violence as the murder toll climbs in Kansas City. Two more people were shot and killed over the July 4 weekend as the ...

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Minneapolis residents see “a spiritual war”

Racial injustice and unrest are a spiritual battle that must be fought with spiritual weapons, according to African-American leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier this month I visited Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, ...

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Most churchgoers prefer shorter sermons, research finds

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Pastors and their congregations have different options about the length of their sermons. Thirty-one percent of Protestant pastors say their sermons are less than 20 minutes, according to a new LifeWay Research ...

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Reopening is especially challenging for Missouri’s black churches

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African Americans are the most religious ethnic group in the country, with nearly half attending religious services at least once a week. Black churches also have a disproportionately higher death rate from ...

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Why reopening churches after COVID-19 will be hard

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Reopening our country will not be easy. And neither will be the reopening of churches across America. Most organizations are facing significant challenges brought on by the virus. Business owners feel overwhelmed ...

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What livestreaming churches can learn from televangelists

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Televangelists who may have been criticized in the 1980s and 1990s have now become good examples for churches that are livestreaming during the current lockdown, according to Phil Cooke, a Christian media ...

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Pastors: Join this call to learn about your rights during COVID-19 crisis

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Pastors area asked to join a call with the Family Research Council and the nation’s top lawyers to learn about your rights and how the Trump administration is defending them against over-zealous ...

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Message to churches: Just streaming your service won’t cut it

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With all of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing churches and pastors can be sure about is that streaming an online service is simply not enough. As ministers of the ...

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Strong majority of surveyed pastors believe current events sign of second coming

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Are current events lining up with what Jesus said would happen just before his second coming? That’s what the majority of pastors now say in a new poll from LifeWay Research. Over ...

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How are pastors handling ungathered worship?

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Pastors are used to thinking on their feet. Sermon prep is set aside when a beloved church member is injured and taken to the hospital. A carefully written prayer is discarded when ...

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Pastors advised to protect their mental health during pandemic

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Pastors are struggling as they cope with stressed-out congregations during the pandemic. Their denominational leaders caution them to also look out for their own wellbeing. The National Association of Evangelicals shared advice ...

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U.S. megachurch pastors quarantined after coronavirus exposure

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Two pastors of one of the largest churches in the nation are under home quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus during a conference in Germany. READ: Prayer guide for coronavirus Craig ...

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Support of same-sex marriage surges among mainline pastors

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Almost one-half of pastors of mainline Protestant churches say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. However, support remains low among evangelical pastors. The poll of 1,000 ...

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