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COVID Has Already Shut Down Some Churches, Don’t Let it Cancel Christmas, Too

COVID Has Already Shut Down Some Churches, Don't Let it Cancel Christmas, Too The shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child bring hope to kids who desperately need to feel Gods love. But during this time when the coronavirus pandemic is making it nearly impossible to just go to church, its even harder to get these boxes... Read more

Christian artist Chris Rice investigated over sexual assault claims

Chris Rice has not responded publicly to the claimsChristian singer and artist Chris Rice is being investigated over allegations that he sexually assaulted a former student after meeting him at a church retreat.  The allegations were reported to Robert H Cunningham, senior pastor of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky. The church has hired... Read more

Over 700 languages now have a complete Bible

(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)The number of languages with a complete translation of the Bible has broken through the 700 barrier, according to the latest figures from Wycliffe Bible Translators. The entire Bible is now available in over 704 languages, while 1,551 have a complete translation of the New Testament. A further 1,160 languages have a portion... Read more

Chick-fil-A Employee Calmly Saves Choking Child: ‘This Could Have Been Far Worse’

Chick-fil-A Employee Calmly Saves Choking Child: 'This Could Have Been Far Worse' An employee at a Georgia Chick-fil-A is being credited for saving the life of a customers child thanks to quick actions and a desire to help.The heroic action took place Monday at a Chick-fil-A in Columbus, Ga., when employee Zack Cowboy Kokenzie noticed... Read more

Church of England launches Anti-Racism Taskforce to tackle racial inequality

Following the retirement of the former Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (pictured), there are not serving diocesan bishops from a UK minority ethnic background (UKME) in the Church of England.Picture By Keith BlundyA new taskforce has been launched to oversee changes aimed at achieving racial equality in the Church of England.  The Anti-Racism Taskforce... Read more

Why it has taken so long for black lives to matter

(Photo: Unsplash/Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona)During the years since this book was first published, I have been struck by how little has changed. As I write this, I am reflecting on the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. In writing this piece against the backdrop of the upsurge in direct action led mostly by young people... Read more

Lord’s Prayer can be said at funerals, council confirms

(Photo: Unsplash/Mayron Oliveira)A Welsh council has clarified Covid-19 rules after a celebrant was wrongly told that she could not lead mourners in saying the Lord's Prayer together at a funeral.  Alison Davies, 53, from Bridgend, was asked by the family of a deceased 94-year-old grandmother to end her funeral with the Lord's Prayer. But she... Read more

White Evangelicals Are Voting More ‘For Trump’ than ‘Against Biden’: Poll

White Evangelicals Are Voting More 'For Trump' than 'Against Biden': Poll In 2016, White evangelicals voted for Donald Trump more because they were against Hillary Clinton than they were for the current President. But now, according to a new Pew Research Center poll, with nearly one term under Trumps belt, White evangelicals are more motivated... Read more

Former Inmate Handcrafts 11-Foot Cross for Prison Ministry

Former Inmate Handcrafts 11-Foot Cross for Prison Ministry A former inmate who came to Christ after hearing the gospel message from a Hollywood Impact Studios prison ministry has crafted an 11-foot cross to be used in prison ministry.After becoming a Christian, Alfio, who was arrested more than 50 times, was released 2 years earlier than... Read more

Report: Episcopal Church Sees a Decline in Attendance but an Increase in Giving

Report: Episcopal Church Sees a Decline in Attendance but an Increase in Giving In 2019, the Episcopal Church reported a decline in active and baptized members of the church compared to 2018. In 2018, there were 1.67 million members and 531,000 regular attendees, but those numbers dipped to 1.63 million and 518,000 respectively, The Christian Post... Read more

Kamala Harris’ Pastor Rebukes President Trump for Calling Her a ‘Monster’, Demands an Apology

Kamala Harris' Pastor Rebukes President Trump for Calling Her a 'Monster', Demands an Apology The pastor of California Senator and Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris wants President Trump to apologize for calling her a monster after last Wednesdays vice-presidential debate between her and Mike Pence.According to The Christian Post, Trump made the comment the next... Read more

Kanye West Releases New Song, Campaign Ad Urging Americans to Work Together, Rely on God

Kanye West Releases New Song, Campaign Ad Urging Americans to Work Together, Rely on God Kanye West, who is currently running for president, just released a new campaign video on Instagram urging Americans to work together and turn to their faith in order to insight change. He also released a new song about his presidential... Read more

Tennessee Officials Investigate Large Worship Event Where Many Ignored COVID-19 Guidances

Tennessee Officials Investigate Large Worship Event Where Many Ignored COVID-19 Guidances Health officials in Tennessee are investigating a Nashville Christian event where much of the crowd did not wear masks.The Metro Nashville Health Department said it was very concerned about the event, which featured Christian musician Sean Feucht. Feucht has held anti-coronavirus events all over... Read more

‘I Pray for Everyone Grappling with COVID-19’: Melania Trump Details Her Experience with COVID-19

'I Pray for Everyone Grappling with COVID-19': Melania Trump Details Her Experience with COVID-19 First Lady Melania Trump is speaking out on her personal experience and recovery from COVID-19 after she and her husband, President Donald Trump, tested positive in early October.In an official statement, Melania explained that following the diagnosis, she immediately thought of... Read more

Orthodox Jews Back Trump Over Biden by Huge Margin, 83-13 Percent, Poll Shows

Orthodox Jews Back Trump Over Biden by Huge Margin, 83-13 Percent, Poll Shows More than eight in 10 Orthodox Jews in the United States say theyre planning to vote for President Trump over Democratic nominee Joe Biden, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Enterprise Institute that reflects a major swing toward Trump... Read more

Former CCM Editor and Christian Music Publicist Jay Swartzendruber Dies at 52

Former CCM Editor and Christian Music Publicist Jay Swartzendruber Dies at 52 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Jay Swartzendruber, a Christian journalist and former editor of CCM magazine who urged Christian artists to get involved in the AIDS crisis, has died, according to friends in the music business.He was 52.Swartzendruber, an influential Nashville Christian music publicist in... Read more

Photocopying Hymns Is Now Illegal in China: ‘I Don’t Even Dare’ Do it, Shop Owner Says

Photocopying Hymns Is Now Illegal in China: 'I Don't Even Dare' Do it, Shop Owner Says China has escalated its ban on the printing of religious materials in recent months, inspecting printing houses for possible violations and even prohibiting the copying of hymns, according to a new report.The manager of a printing house in Luoyang... Read more

Scripture Union launches new framework to reach missing generation of young people

Friendship needs to be worked at, says Claire Musters.Mateusz StachowskiScripture Union (SU) has launched a new mission framework to reach young people - the missing generation from many UK churches. 'Revealing Jesus' is two years in the making and aims to reach the 95% of under-18s across England and Wales who do not go to... Read more

Netherlands to allow euthanasia for children below the age of 12

(Photo: Unsplash/AdrienOlichon)The Netherlands is set to pave the way for the legalised euthanasia of very young children. According to the NLTimes Tuesday, the northwestern European nation, which already has some of the most liberal euthanasia policies in the world, is likely to expand its law to permit children ages 1-12 to be euthanized in certain circumstances.... Read more

Last of Christian martyrs beheaded on a Libyan beach by ISIS is laid to rest

An ISIS video released in February 2015 shows 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians at a beach in Libya moments before they were beheaded.ReutersThe last of the 21 Christian men to be beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach five years ago has been laid to rest.  Matthew Ayariga and 20 other Coptic Christians were executed in... Read more

Dramatic increase in UK slavery survivors being supported by The Salvation Army

Car washes are one area where modern slavery thrives.PixabayRecord numbers of UK nationals have been helped by The Salvation Army after escaping from modern formsof slavery.  New figures show a 79% increase in British slavery survivors being helped by the Church's specialist support services, despite a fall in referrals during lockdown.  Of the 243 Britons helped... Read more

What exactly does ‘Genesis’ mean anyway?

(Photo: Unsplash/Genesis)The Jewish community have just finished celebrating the joyful festival of Simchat Torah, which actually ends what Rosh Hashana starts and ushers in the new cycle of Torah readings. Why should it take three weeks for this extended festival to usher in the new with the book of Bereshit, known in English as 'Genesis'?... Read more

Funeral celebrant reprimanded over Lord’s Prayer

(Photo: Unsplash/Olivia Snow)A celebrant was left in tears after being told by a local council that she was breaking Covid rules by allowing a grieving family to recite the Lord's Prayer at a funeral service.  Alison Davies, 53, from Bridgend in south Wales, was reprimanded after conducting the funeral of a 94-year-old grandmother at Coychurch... Read more

Afghanistan peace talks questionable following Taliban attacks – Mission Network News

Afghanistan (MNN) — Skirmishes that began Sunday continue today in southern Afghanistan, forcing an estimated 35,000 people to flee. They are the most continuous Taliban attacks since historic peace talks began last month, BBC News reports. According to the Washington Post, the fighting could derail negotiations. Pray with SAT-7 that it doesnt. For the first... Read more

Renewed airline route means greater missions access for northern Haiti

Haiti (MNN) — Good news for Haitians and ministries: Spirit Airlines has resumed their flight service to Cap-Haitien. That makes Spirit Airlines the only company running non-stop flights between northern Haiti and the United States. Eva DeHart at For Haiti with Love says American Airlines used to conduct flights through Cap-Haitien, but things got tough... Read more

Tributes pour in for ‘delightful’ Christian blogger and children killed in car crash tragedy

Zoe Powell, her husband Josh and their four childrenThere has been an outpouring of prayer following the tragic death of a Christian blogger and three of her children in a horrific car crash this week.  Zoe Powell, 29, was killed with three of her children, Phoebe, 8, Amelia, 4, and Simeon, 6, when their Subaru... Read more

AMG International works to stop slavery before it happens – Mission Network News

Greece (MNN) — Around the world,millions of peoplestill suffer under slavery.AMG Internationalworks to help those caught up in this evil net and to prevent people from getting caught in the first place. Tasos Ioannidis says this problem is particularly bad in Greece. Because Grace is at the crossroads between Asia, and Europe, and Africa. So,... Read more

Some Christians Question If New High-Tech Tattoos Could Be a Precursor to the Mark of the Beast

Some Christians Question If New High-Tech Tattoos Could Be a Precursor to the Mark of the Beast #top headlines #end times Penn State University engineers have developed a temporary tattoo that monitors your health, but some Christians say they are concerned the sensor may be a precursor to a way to identify believers and non-believers.According... Read more

Group Creates Site to Help Christian Voters Understand Candidates’ Platforms Through a Biblical Lens

Group Creates Site to Help Christian Voters Understand Candidates' Platforms Through a Biblical Lens The Salt & Light Council has created a new political resource to help biblically-minded voters parse through the candidates positions in line with a biblical worldview."Biblical Voter, created two years ago by the council, has information on local, state, and national candidates... Read more

Tribe That Formerly Practiced Witchcraft and Killed Missionaries Turns to God

Tribe That Formerly Practiced Witchcraft and Killed Missionaries Turns to God The Yali Tribe in Papa New Guinea, which used to kill missionaries, practice witchcraft and engage in cannibalism, is now following God and graciously accepting 2,500 Bibles flown to them.One-thousand four hundred of the Bibles were children's Bibles, while the rest of them were... Read more