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Devotional Author, Speaker Luci Swindoll Dies from COVID-19 Complications

Devotional Author, Speaker Luci Swindoll Dies from COVID-19 Complications Luci Swindoll, a devotional author and speaker, died this week from COVID-19 complications. She was 88.According to Christianity Today, Swindoll was one of the first Women of Faith speakers in the 1990s and also wrote books about Christian singleness.She was most known for her message to... Read more

90-Year-Old Florida State Football Coach Recovers From COVID-19, Thanks Those Who Prayed

90-Year-Old Florida State Football Coach Recovers From COVID-19, Thanks Those Who Prayed Former Florida State Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden recently recovered from COVID-19 and thanked his friends, family, and fans for their prayers and support, Faithwire reports."I want to thank all the many, many people who were thinking of and praying for me over... Read more

On Thursday, the U.S. Hit a Single-Day Record for New COVID-19 Cases | RELEVANT

The pandemic isn’t over just because you’re over it. Far from being over, the pandemic has actually never been more on in the U.S., with Thursday’s 77,640 reported new cases setting a new single-day record. This brings the total number of COVID cases in the U.S. to around 8.5 million, with 224, 280 deaths. On... Read more

Covid-19 church restrictions changed after Hillsong’s Brian Houston claims discrimination

Brian Houston of HillsongFOX NewsCovid rules around church services have been relaxed after Hillsong senior pastor Brian Houston accused authorities of discrimination. In New South Wales (NSW), home to the Sydney-based Hillsong, up to 300 people were allowed to attend a wedding but church services could not exceed 100 people.  Regulations were even more relaxed... 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

Leprosy Mission opens Covid-19 isolation ward in the Himalayas

The new isolation unit at Anandaban Hospital will treat Covid-19 patients.(Photo: The Leprosy Mission)The Leprosy Mission has opened a new Covid-19 isolation ward in the Himalayas.  The 10-bed unit has been made possible by a 200,000 grant from the UK Government and can care for up to 230 critically ill patients over the next six... Read more

Kamala Harris Suspends In-Person Events after Campaign Staffer Contracts COVID-19

Kamala Harris Suspends In-Person Events after Campaign Staffer Contracts COVID-19 After a fight crew and her communications director tested positive for COVID-19, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris has canceled all campaign travel through the weekend.According to ABC7 NY, Harris has tested negative for COVID-19, but is choosing to shelter in place and self-quarantine out of... 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

Greg Laurie Is Set to Return to Pulpit on Sunday following COVID-19 Diagnosis

Greg Laurie Is Set to Return to Pulpit on Sunday following COVID-19 Diagnosis After testing positive for COVID-19, author and pastor Greg Laurie will return to the pulpit on Sunday according to The Christian Post.The Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor experienced symptoms after attending an event for Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, but... Read more

How God uses the COVID-19 pandemic for good – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Seven months ago, the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic. Severe challenges persist to this day as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund gather virtually for an annual meeting. The global economic recovery is fragile at best, Financial Times reports. Another wave of infections threatens to undermine any return to... 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

NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship

NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship A judge denied a Brooklyn dioceses request for a temporary restraining order on COVID-19 restrictions.According to ABC 7, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn had filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of New York, saying that COVID-19 restrictions were a... Read more

123 Students, Faculty Contract COVID-19 at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

123 Students, Faculty Contract COVID-19 at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Bethel Church-affiliated Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, located in the small California county of Shasta, reportedly has 123 positive cases of coronavirus among its students and faculty.The county has received a grand total of 1,158 cases since March. The latest spike hit 500 confirmed cases,... Read more

Trump Says Catching COVID-19 was a ‘Blessing from God’ because it Revealed New Treatment Options

Trump Says Catching COVID-19 was a 'Blessing from God' because it Revealed New Treatment Options On Wednesday, President Trump shared his experience with COVID-19 noting that ultimately catching the virus was a blessing in disguise because it revealed what he claims is an extremely effective treatment option.For me, I walked in, I didnt feel good,... Read more

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive for COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive for COVID-19 White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for the coronavirus.After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms, McEnany posted to Twitter."As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide... Read more

Megachurch Pastor John Hagee, 80, Tests Positive for COVID-19

Megachurch Pastor John Hagee, 80, Tests Positive for COVID-19 John Hagee, the 80-year-old author and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, was diagnosed with COVID-19 last Friday.CBN News reports that his son, Pastor Matt Hagee, made the announcement concerning his fathers diagnosis during a livestreamed service on Sunday.Hagee explained that the doctors... Read more

Greg Laurie Contracts COVID-19, Urges People to Stop Politicizing Issue: ‘It’s Real’

Greg Laurie Contracts COVID-19, Urges People to Stop Politicizing Issue: 'It's Real' Author and pastor Greg Laurie revealed Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is doing OK, although he requested prayer and urged Americans to stop politicizing the pandemic.Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, said he tested positive on Friday... Read more

Harvest pastor Greg Laurie tests positive for Covid-19

Greg LaurieGreg Laurie is the latest guest of a recent White House event to test positive for coronavirus. The Harvest pastor was among the many guests at a Rose Garden ceremony on September 26 held to announce Amy Coney Barrett as Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.  The President and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive... Read more

Reducing expenditure is a top priority for the Church of Scotland as Covid-19 hits finances

The Church of Scotland General Assembly was held online with only a few delegates attending in person. Over 700 joined remotely.The Church of Scotland is facing the "urgent" need to reduce its spending and bring budgets under control as Covid-19 takes its toll on finances. Its General Assembly, meeting online over the weekend, agreed a... Read more

Here’s the, Uh, Timely Trailer for the COVID-19 Documentary ‘Totally Under Control’ | RELEVANT

Alex Gibney has proven himself a master of investigative documentaries, from the thrilling Scientology expos Going Clearto his look at massive corporate scandal Enron, he has a knack for convincing smart people to go on the record with sensitive information and organizing that info into a compelling narrative. And he’s picked a doozy for his... Read more

Pray for the President: Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

Pray for the President: Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19 President Trump revealed Thursday night he and First Lady Melania Trump have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and said they are quarantining together in the White House.The news that Trump and his wife tested positive for the virus came shortly after it was... Read more

Christians asked to pray for Trump after he and Melania test positive for Covid-19

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Huntington Tri-State Airport in Huntington, West Virginia, U.S., November 2, 2018.(Photo: Reuters)Christian leaders have been calling for prayer after Donald Trump confirmed he and his wife Melania have tested positive for coronavirus.  Trump shared the news on Twitter late Thursday night, just days after he... Read more

Pastors James Roberson, Jon Tyson Share How God Has Helped Them Minister in NYC amid COVID-19

Pastors James Roberson, Jon Tyson Share How God Has Helped Them Minister in NYC amid COVID-19 Its been said that some experiences you will never forget. James Roberson and Jon Tyson would agree with this sentiment after ministering in city of New York during this unique season."We are living in serious time," Tyson, the pastor... Read more

Oppression of Egyptian Christians worsens during COVID-19 pandemic – Mission Network News

Egypt (MNN) — Millions of Christians live in Egypt, making up about 10 percent of the population. These Christians represent many denominations, including Coptic Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant. But these believers face systemic persecution for their faith, and its only worse now during theCOVID-19 pandemic,since Christians often do not have access to the... Read more

John Macarthur, Pastor Who Defied COVID-19 Orders, Will Face New Hearing in November

John Macarthur, Pastor Who Defied COVID-19 Orders, Will Face New Hearing in November LOS ANGELES (RNS) The same state social-distancing measures that have ensnarled Rev. John MacArthur in legal proceedings for his refusal to close his church have now delayed a reckoning for the Sun Valley, California, pastor, as a Los Angeles County Superior Court... Read more

Christians come alongside Egyptian widows during COVID-19 – Mission Network News

Egypt (MNN) — Even though she has a heart condition requiring monthly medication, Maria* cleans houses to support her seven children and grandchildren. Maria lost her job and the households biggest source of income during COVID-19 lockdowns. In tears, Maria called a local ministry supported by Christian Aid Mission. The ministry leader says, Their salaries... Read more

Will Covid-19 be the death of theatre?

4Front Theatre's Artistic Director Rob Holman says many theatre companies have had to change to video and online productions to survive.(Photo: 4Front Theatre)4Front Theatre was halfway through a 90-date tour when the country went into lockdown.  The rest of the Christian theatre company's tour was cancelled and other projects were put on hold indefinitely.  While other... Read more

Disruption to Daily Life amid COVID-19 Could Be a Blessing, Chuck Bentley Says

Disruption to Daily Life amid COVID-19 Could Be a Blessing, Chuck Bentley Says The head of a prominent Christian financial ministry says the pandemic could be a blessing for many Americans who were stuck in the wrong job before they were laid off.Chuck Bentley, the CEO of Crown Financial Ministries, said his organization has received... Read more