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Pastors and pro-lifers celebrate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett stand together on the Blue Room balcony Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, following Justice Barrett's swearing-in ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.(Photo: White House/Andrea Hanks)Conservative leaders and prominent evangelical pastors praised the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an associate... Read more

Is there really a God-shaped hole in everyone?

(Photo: Unsplash/Donald Giannatti)There was a time, back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when one idea seemed to catch the imagination of evangelical Christians everywhere. It's not clear who coined it (although it was popularised in the lyrics of an Audio Adrenaline song), but back then you could barely listen to a sermon without... Read more

Pregnant Sadie Robertson says Covid-19 diagnosis has been ‘one of the most challenging things’

Sadie said she is "just about fully recovered" from coronavirus(Photo: Instagram/Sadie Robertson)Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson recently shared the happy news that she's pregnant but it's still been a difficult time for the reality star and author after she came down with coronavirus. "I'm not going to lie, this has been one of the most... Read more

Medical experts challenge transgender ideology in science video for schools

Professor David Galloway, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and Dr Peter Saunders, CEO of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association, are among the experts to appear on a new DVD for schools challenging transgenderism. The "Truth in Science" video is being sent to every school in the... Read more

Dozens of countries sign declaration denying ‘right’ to abortion

(Photo: Unsplash/Insung Yoon)Dozens of countries have signed a declaration on women's health that opposes the concept of abortion as a human right.  The US, Poland, Brazil, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates were among the countries to sign the Geneva Consensus Declaration, but not the UK.  The declaration emphasizes universal healthcare, women's rights and equality,... Read more

New ASL Bibles support work in Africa, Asia – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Translators finished the worlds first whole Bible in any sign language in September. Spearheaded by Deaf Missions, the American Sign Language Version (ASLV) took nearly 40 years. DOOR International also finished its Chronological Bible Translation in ASL earlier this month. President Rob Myers says these ASL Bibles are critical resources for Deaf... Read more

Thai Christians rise above political unrest – Mission Network News

Thailand (MNN) — Conditions are ripe for another military takeover in Thailand. According to the Thai Enquirer, there have been 13 coups since the start of the 20th century.Today, any conflict between pro-democracy demonstrators and monarchy supporters could give the military an excuse to take control. Led by students, ongoing pro-democracy protests have been largely... Read more

As IDOP approaches, inform your prayers for India’s persecuted Church

India (MNN) — The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is coming up this Sunday, November 1st. Mission India wants to help believers prepare their hearts with a four-day devotional on Christian persecution in India. Mission Indias Erik Morsehead says IDOP is a good time for Christians in the West to look... Read more

Megachurch Pastors Ron Carpenter, John Gray Settle Eviction Lawsuits

Megachurch Pastors Ron Carpenter, John Gray Settle Eviction Lawsuits Following a mediation process, megachurch pastors Ron Carpenter and John Gray have finally settled after years of lawsuits between the two.According to The Christian Post, the two had been fighting after the Carpenters reportedly tried to evict the Grays from the church Carpenter previously pastored, but handed... Read more

Pregnant Sadie Robertson Huff Hospitalized due to COVID-19 Complications

Pregnant Sadie Robertson Huff Hospitalized due to COVID-19 Complications Sadie Robertson Huff, pregnant with her first child, was admitted to the hospital recently due to COVID-19 complications. She has since been discharged and is now resting at home.Im not going to lie, this has been one of the most challenging things, she wrote in an... Read more

DeVon Franklin Hosts Faith-Based Event, Encourages Christians to Vote for Joe Biden

DeVon Franklin Hosts Faith-Based Event, Encourages Christians to Vote for Joe Biden On Sunday, Christian TV and film producer DeVon Franklin and his wife, actress Meagan Good, hosted a virtual faith-based event in their endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.According to The Christian Post, the GOTV L!VE: A Soul of the Nation Gospel Concert... Read more

I Was Wrong’: Albert Mohler Says He’s Voting for Trump after Opposing Him in 2016

I Was Wrong': Albert Mohler Says He's Voting for Trump after Opposing Him in 2016 Theologian and seminary president Albert Mohler says in a new column he has changed his mind about Donald Trump as president, even if he hasnt changed his mind about Trumps character.Mohler didnt support Trump four years ago and spoke out multiple... Read more

‘Science Is the Practical Pursuit of God,’ Matthew McConaughey Says

'Science Is the Practical Pursuit of God,' Matthew McConaughey Says Actor Matthew McConaughey says in a new interview that he sees no contradiction between science and faith, and that the Bible has helped him become a better person.He also says Hollywood is sometimes condescending to people of faith. McConaughey, a professing Christian, made the comments during... Read more

Anti-Trump Group Plans to Cause ‘Serious Disruption’ if Trump Wins Election

Anti-Trump Group Plans to Cause 'Serious Disruption' if Trump Wins Election With the 2020 presidential election just one week away, protestors are planning to do whatever it takes to see President Trump leave office no matter the outcome of the election.The group, known as Shut Down DC, has outlined what they plan to do on... Read more

Black Church Leaders Encourage Congregants to Vote with ‘Souls to the Polls’ Initiative

Black Church Leaders Encourage Congregants to Vote with 'Souls to the Polls' Initiative Souls to the Polls is encouraging Black churches to vote in the presidential election.Family, this is the most important vote of my lifetime. And this Sunday, October 25th, is an early voting Sunday. Were asking everyone to leave church. Leave virtual or in-person... Read more

North Carolina Pentecostal Church Ordered to Close after Coronavirus Outbreak

North Carolina Pentecostal Church Ordered to Close after Coronavirus Outbreak (RNS) A Charlotte, North Carolina, church was declared an imminent hazard and ordered closed until Nov. 6 after an outbreak of COVID-19 led to more than 121 cases and at least three deaths. The closure took effect Saturday (Oct. 24).The abatement order from the states... Read more

John Macarthurs Attorneys Denounce Reports of COVID-19 Outbreak at His Church

John Macarthurs Attorneys Denounce Reports of COVID-19 Outbreak at His Church LOS ANGELES (RNS) Attorneys for Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church are condemning recent headlines declaring a coronavirus outbreak in the megachurch that has defied public health orders since July.The Los Angeles Times on Thursday reported that three confirmed COVID-19 cases had been... Read more

Barrett Confirmed: Supreme Court Has 1st ‘Reliable Conservative Majority’ in 90 Years

Barrett Confirmed: Supreme Court Has 1st 'Reliable Conservative Majority' in 90 Years The U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, capping a rush to have her seated by Election Day and culminating a decades-long effort by conservatives to reshape the nations highest court from a left-leaning body to one that... Read more

‘Glory to God’: Trump Pardons Non-Violent Offender Serving Life in Prison

'Glory to God': Trump Pardons Non-Violent Offender Serving Life in Prison Just before debating Democrat candidate Joe Biden last week, President Trump pardoned an Indiana man who was serving life in prison for a non-violent crime, Faithwire reports.President Trump pardoned Charles Duke Tanner because his life imprisonment sentence was a non-violent, first offense drug charge.Tanner... Read more

Canon Andrew White disqualified from senior management position in a charity for 12 years

Canon Andrew White is also known as the Vicar of BaghdadFRMECanon Andrew White has been barred from holding a senior management position in a charity for 12 years.  The ban imposed by the Charity Commission follows an investigation into CAWRM, the trust behind Christian charity Jerusalem Merit, of which Canon White is an ambassador.  The... Read more

Bethel’s Bill Johnson says he’ll be voting for Trump ‘with confidence and a clear conscience’

Bill Johnson is senior pastor at Bethel Church in CaliforniaFacebookBethel senior pastor Bill Johnson voted for Donald Trump back in 2016.  Now, four years on, with the US facing another election, Johnson is getting ready to cast his vote for Trump once again.  Explaining his decision in The Christian Post, Johnson said the media had... Read more

‘I can’t put a timeline on healing,’ says Jill Duggar on rift with family

Jill Duggar seen in a dress cut above the knee, which is against her parents' family rules(PHOTO: Instagram/Derick Dillard)At the height of TLC's hit show about the Duggar family, "19 Kids and Counting", it seemed like nothing could split them apart.  But a rift has opened up with daughter Jill Dillard and she's not sure... Read more

Evangelicals for Biden, Trump or any particular politician is blasphemous

The 2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.Reuters/Murad SezerDear Brothers and Sisters at Evangelicals for Biden, Thanks for the link to your campaign website, which I read with interest. An impressive 175,000 evangelicals have signed up to your campaign. You certainly make a compelling case for your candidate. He is a devout Catholic who wears his... Read more

Abortion because of birth defects is unconstitutional, Poland rules

Protesters rally against abortion in central Warsaw. The placards read, 'Stop abortion.'ReutersPro-life groups are praising the Poland Constitutional Tribunal's Thursday decision against a law permitting abortions based on fetal defects, ruling that it violates the Polish Constitution. The decision has sparked outrage among some advocacy groups. According to the American religious freedom legal organization Alliance... Read more

US gets its first African-American cardinal

Archbishop Wilton Gregory(Photo: Archdiocese of Washington)Archbishop Wilton Gregory, of Washington DC, is going to be the US' first African-American cardinal. Pope Francis announced his name among the 13 new members of the Catholic Church's highest governing body on Sunday. Making the announcement from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis said the 13 men... Read more

Wycliffe USA releases children’s book on importance of Bible translation – Mission Network News

Worldwide (MNN) Bible translation is more important than ever during these trying times and Wycliffe USA is hoping to show that to younger generations. Using their kid’s brand, Kate and Mack, they are hoping to bring awareness to the great need for Scriptures in all languages. Kate is a Wycliffe missionary kid and together with... Read more

Overcoming sectarianism with peace: ABTS builds bridges in Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) —Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) seeks to foster dialogue and cooperation between sects to create greater unity and peace throughout Lebanon. Historic Roots Lebanon has 18 officially recognized religious sects. Martin Accad, chief academic officer of ABTS, says sectarianism has a long history in the country. Our sectarian system is to some extent... Read more

Mental health worsens, suicides spike as pandemic drags on – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — A new report confirms what experts warned all along the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a serious mental health crisis. See our full coronavirus coverage here. The pandemic is a significant source of stress for 80-percent of U.S. adults, the American Psychological Association found. One-in-five say their mental health is worse than it... Read more

Christian Girl, 13, Forcibly Married, Converted in Pakistan, Father Says

Christian Girl, 13, Forcibly Married, Converted in Pakistan, Father Says LAHORE, Pakistan, October 26, 2020 (Morning Star News) Police in Karachi, Pakistan are ignoring the kidnapping and forcible conversion to Islam of a 13-year-old Christian girl by a 45-year-old Muslim whose two brothers are police officials, sources said.Ali Azhar, a neighbor of the victims Catholic... Read more

Kanye West Shares New Details Surrounding His Presidential Bid on Popular Podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience

Kanye West Shares New Details Surrounding His Presidential Bid on Popular Podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience Rapper and pop star Kanye West just had a lengthy interview with Joe Rogan on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.In the podcast, West, an outspoken Christian, talked about his reasons for running for President of the United States, how many... Read more