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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Tells Voters to Elect Joe Biden If They Want to Return to Church

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Tells Voters to Elect Joe Biden If They Want to Return to Church On Sunday, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan contended that in order for people to return to church, they must vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election.If youre tired of lockdowns or youre tired of... Read more

Church Leaders across America Differ on Abortion Policies

Church Leaders across America Differ on Abortion Policies In the midst of the 2020 presidential election, church leaders across various denominations in the U.S. have expressed differing stances when it comes to abortion, The Associated Press reports.Some leaders who are overtly against abortion are also outspoken against the political party that supports it, namely the Democratic... Read more

Church Donates over $1 Million in Surplus Tithes to Help Those Affected by COVID-19

Church Donates over $1 Million in Surplus Tithes to Help Those Affected by COVID-19 Alfred Street Baptist Church, a predominantly Black church in Alexandria, Virginia, has donated more than $1,000,000 to various organizations to help those affected by the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, The Christian Post reports.The money came from excess tithes... Read more

Capitol Hill Baptist Church Meets Again after Successful Lawsuit over COVID Restrictions

Capitol Hill Baptist Church Meets Again after Successful Lawsuit over COVID Restrictions The 850-member Capitol Hill Baptist Church gathered for the first time since March in Washington D.C. this past weekend after a successful lawsuit against the District over COVID-19 restrictions.The church, which had been meeting in the less restrictive Virginia, gathered in Anacostia Park... Read more

Victims of Sri Lanka Easter church bombings still waiting for justice

A woman stands among the graves of victims of a suicide bomb attack on St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 28, 2019(Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)Victims of the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka last year are still waiting for justice 18 months on, says Open Doors.  The string of attacks on churches and hotels... Read more

Church leaders need a day off too

(Photo: Unsplash/Rod Long)Back in April, my social media was full of pronouncements of a 'new thing' that God was about to do through the Church because of lockdown, and many leaders were excited about the possibilities. Months later, how do you feel when someone 'shouts' in a tweet that 'God is doing a new thing... Read more

Gods Design for the (African) Church

If you follow trends in Christianity, you may already know that Christianity is growing fastest in the Global South and, more precisely, in Africa. Baylor University professor Philip Jenkins writes that by 2050, Africa will be home to more than 1 billion Christiansby far the largest concentration on the planetand that between 1900 and 2050,... Read more

IMM reminds us Church history offers both lessons and encouragement – Mission Network News

International (MNN) —International Media Ministries projects remind us history isnt simply the sum of events that transpired in the past. Instead, it stands as a way for people to learn and be inspired by errors and triumphs of the generations that came before them. The Power of Remembering Sadly, many young people today are only... Read more

‘You Will Be the President Again’: Pastor Prophesies over President Trump at Las Vegas Church

'You Will Be the President Again': Pastor Prophesies over President Trump at Las Vegas Church On Sunday morning, Trump attended the International Church of Las Vegas where one of the pastors prophesied a second term victory for the president, The Christian Post reports.At 4:30, the Lord said to me, 'I am going to give your president... Read more

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church Holds First In-Person Church Service Since Quarantine

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Holds First In-Person Church Service Since Quarantine Joel Osteen's Lakewood church held its first in-person service since March, The Christian Post reports.It was at 25% capacity and masks were required in addition to social distancing, but for the first time since March, the church met in-person and not online.Joel Osteen preached... Read more

Church of England Evangelical Council appoints Bishop of Birkenhead as National Director

The Bishop of Birkenhead, Keith Sinclair(Photo: Diocese of Chester)The Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) has announced the appointment of the Bishop of Birkenhead as its National Director.  The Rt Rev Keith Sinclair will take up the post on 27 April 2021, the 100th anniversary of the birth of CEEC founder John Stott.  His new... Read more

Church of England must change, says Archbishop of York

The new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, was enthroned during Evensong at York MinsterThe new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has used his enthronement speech to call for change in the Church of England.  It follows the release of a damning independent report into the Church's failure to protect children from sexual predators in its midst. ... Read more

Urgent call to Government to save church buildings

Some churches are home to their local Post Office(Photo: National Churches Trust)Anglican and Catholic Church leaders have issued a joint appeal for more government funding to protect key services run by local churches, many of which have come under increasing financial pressure because of Covid-19. It follows a new report from the National Churches Trust,... Read more

Church ‘distressed’ after vandal filmed trying to tear down cross

A man was filmed trying to tear down a large wooden cross from the front of Chadwell Heath Baptist Church in Dagenham, East LondonAn east London church has spoken of its distress after a vandal was caught on video trying to tear down its cross.  The shocking incident happened at Chadwell Heath Baptist Church on... Read more

Brexit Bill will set a ‘disastrous precedent’ and undermine the union, warn UK Church leaders

(Photo: Unsplash/A Perry)Church leaders from the four nations of the UK have warned that the Internal Market Bill risks creating a "disastrous precedent" if it is passed in its current form.  The warning comes from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Archbishop of Armagh and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church in a... Read more

Why it’s never been more important for the Church to stand against modern slavery

(Photo: Unsplash/AidaL)Today, I received a text message from a colleague at International Justice Mission asking if I could urgently pray for a group of children they had just rescued from slavery with local police. Some of them are in a very bad way. It is Anti-Slavery Day today. Every year, as 18 October comes round,... Read more

US Episcopal Church attendance has fallen by nearly a quarter since 2009

The US Episcopal Church is headed by Bishop Michael Curry (center), who wed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.ReutersThere has been a steep decline in attendance at the US Episcopal Church over the past decade.  Latest figures from the liberal denomination show that the number of people regularly attending Sunday service fell from 724,000 in 2009... Read more

Kentucky Church Launches Investigation into CCM Artist Chris Rice following Allegations of Sexual Assault

Kentucky Church Launches Investigation into CCM Artist Chris Rice following Allegations of Sexual Assault Pastor Robert Cunningham of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky has released a public statement announcing that an investigation will be made against CCM artist/songwriter Chris Rice after a young man alleged that Rice sexually assaulted him on multiple occasions.Rice,... 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

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

Church Tycoon and the Church of Christ – Christ and Pop Culture

One of the most common complaints of those who have fallen away from church is Churches are just all about money. In Church Tycoon, these complaints find their logical end. . . . we as Christians have not done a very good job at disabusing people of the notion that the church is all about... Read more

5 Questions about Church Discipline

This article is part of the Questions and Answers series. Q: What is church discipline? A: You might have noticed that disciple and discipline are related words. In the broadest sense, church discipline is one part of Christian discipleship.1 It involves teaching and correction. Not surprisingly, theres a centuries-old practice of referring to formative discipline... Read more

Amy Coney Barrett Defends Her Pro-Life Beliefs: It’s the ‘Position of the Catholic Church’

Amy Coney Barrett Defends Her Pro-Life Beliefs: It's the 'Position of the Catholic Church' Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday stood by her signing of a newspaper pro-life ad and her membership in a faculty pro-life group, although she did not disclose to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee how she may rule in... Read more

Explosive Church Growth and Bible Translation Technology – Bible Gateway Blog

By John Sawyer How did the early church reach all the residents of Asia, both Jews and Greeks (Acts 19:10) with the gospel in just two years? Thats about 15 million people! And in Romans 15:19-23 the apostle Paul states that from Jerusalem all the way to Illyricum there is no place left for his... Read more

The Chinese Government Is Removing Church Crosses Because Christianity Does Not Belong in China | RELEVANT

For the last several months, the Chinese government has been removing crosses and religious symbols from state-approved churches in China. The move is an effort to slow down the growth of Christianity, particularly in regions where it is growing the fastest, reports Ye Jiajia for the religious persecution website Bitter Winter. This summer in the... Read more

The Church should be wary of identifying too closely with any politician or party

(Photo: Unsplash/Element5Digital)I don't always agree with Dr Michael Brown but I do find his columns stimulating. In his latest article, Dr Brown sought to answer a question that I suspect many British Christians are asking: after 'that' debate, why do so many evangelicals strongly support Trump? I must admit I found his arguments engaging but far... Read more

Church launches 250,000 support scheme for UK nationals living in France

(Photo: Reuters)A 250,000 scheme has been set up by the Diocese in Europe to assist UK nationals living in France with residency permit applications.  Britain formally left the European Union at the start of the year and the official transition period is set to end on 31 December.  Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement,... Read more

Methodist Church moves towards divestment from oil and gas companies

(Photo: Unsplash/Chris Liverani)The Methodist Church is to consider divestment from all oil and gas companies "not currently aligned with the Paris Agreement".  The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, commits UN member states to keeping a global temperature rise this century to below 2C above pre-industrial levels, and to helping countries mitigate the impact of climate... Read more

How to Master the Art of Disagreementin the Church and on Social Media

Lets say youre in a conversation with fellow church member about an issue you disagree over. How environmental ethics play into what foods you choose to eat. How a presidents ability to nominate Supreme Court justices factors into your vote. How youre choosing to educate your children this fall. How should you conduct yourself in... Read more

‘Open Your Church’: John MacArthur Urges Pastors to Reopen Churches despite COVID-19 Restrictions

'Open Your Church': John MacArthur Urges Pastors to Reopen Churches despite COVID-19 Restrictions Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, California is calling pastors and church leaders across America to reopen their churches despite COVID-19 restrictions by leftist and secular government officials who seek to shut us down.According to The Blaze, MacArthur... Read more