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Majority of Protestant pastors oppose gay marriage

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Despite increasing cultural support for gay marriage, a large majority of Protestant pastors still support the biblical belief that it is reserved for a man and woman, a new Lifeway Research study ...

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Half of American Muslims support Hamas attack: poll

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A new Pew Research Center poll finds that roughly half of American Muslims believe that the Hamas terror organization is justified in its war against Israel. The survey among 12,693 respondents between ...

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Notable Christian leaders who died in 2023

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Several of the most influential Christian leaders of the past generation died in 2023. Religion News Service and Metro Voice look back at the passing of several giants influential people. Charles Stanley. ...

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India officially targeting Christian believers, ministries

According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, conditions for Christians and Christian ministries in India have worsened over the last several years. It recommends the United States designate India ...

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Catholic Church to honor recent martyrs of all Christian traditions

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Protestant martyrs of the faith will now be honored alongside their Catholic counterparts under a new initiative to recognize those from other Christian traditions. Pope Francis has commissioned a new working group ...

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Pastors step up to encourage adoptions after decline

More pastors are encouraging members to adopt and provide foster care at a time when adoptions have declined in the U.S. A Lifeway Research study found more than 2 in 5 U.S. protestant ...

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Church attendance is all over the place, but mostly down

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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Seminary president cautions Christian schools to recruit families aligned with their values

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Christian schools must seek families that share their beliefs, seminary president Albert Mohler said. He cited a “Wall Street Journal” column written by a father who sent his daughter to a Portland, ...

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Questions grow over Chase Bank canceling account of religious non-profit

There are growing calls to investigate why Chase Bank shut down a nonprofit promoting religious freedom. The company has been “secret” about it’s corporate-level decision which affects former Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Churches attacked by pro-abortion protesters

A major religious liberty organization will sue pro-abortion protesters who are invading and defacing churches across the nation.  The announcement comes after hundreds of protesters harassed churches to protest a possible Supreme ...

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Broadcaster hopes Protestant, Orthodox Christians will unite in Ukraine

Orthodox and evangelical Christians share concern about the rising tensions in Ukraine. Daniel Johnson, who runs a Christian radio broadcasting organization in Eastern Europe, elaborated on the situation on the ground and ...

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The pandemic changed death rituals and left grieving families without a sense of closure

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The unexpected death of a friend and colleague to COVID-19 in January 2021 led me to start researching how American death rituals were transforming during the pandemic. My friend was Hindu, and ...

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Annual ‘Rally and March for Life’ planned for Kansas State Capitol Jan. 25

Kansans for Life will hold the Annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The event has drawn thousands in the past. The day will feature numerous ...

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LGBT compliance forced on Church daycares in Build Back Better plan

Child care provisions in President Biden’s massive Build Back Better plan will shut out Christian and other faith-based facilities that affirm traditional biblical doctrine. The controversy involves language within the House-passed bill ...

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Navy SEALs sue President Biden after religious exemption denied

The Biden administration is being sued for denying religious vaccine exemptions to Navy SEALs. The vaccine mandate deadline is approaching for all service members and thousands are speaking out about their denial ...

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Younger pastors optimistic about denominations, older pastors not so much

A new survey finds that most pastors believe it is vital for their church to be part of a denomination but doubt the importance of those types of ties lasting another decade. ...

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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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Religious background of the new Congress

Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver made headlines on the opening day of Congress when he added “a-women” to the close of his prayer. His remarks, which drew scorn from all sections of the ...

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‘Luther in Real Time’ podcast will be released on 500th anniversary of heresy charges

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Protestant Christians will be able to walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther, 500 years to the day from his heresy charges on Oct. 10, 1520. Ligonier Ministries will release the first ...

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Poll: Pastors worried election will impact congregations

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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Presbyterian Church USA scales back General Assembly over finances

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Mainline Protestant denominations continue to face tough decisions because of dwindling membership and financial contributions. The Presbyterian Church USA recently announced that it might have to limit or even end its tradition ...

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Demand soars for special communion cups

The coronavirus outbreak is changing numerous things about how church services are held, right down to communion. Blessed Communion in Chicago, the world’s leading provider of individually sealed, prefilled communion cups, is ...

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How can you follow Jesus and support Donald Trump?

Like many, I’m perplexed by the divide in the Christian community over President Trump — but I’m not surprised. The media is fueling lies, and the world is listening. This was demonstrated ...

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Average sermon length determined by type of church

Many people heard a sermon for the first time in a long during the Christmas season. How long the service lasted depends upon the type of church, according to a new survey ...

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