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Pastor John MacArthur says he’ll ‘obey God rather than men’ on coronavirus closures

John MacArthur(Photo: YouTube/Grace Community Church)Pastor John MacArthur has said he is prepared to be faithful to God instead of the authorities in California, which went into lockdown for a second time last month. MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, in Sun Valley, has been threatened with fines and even arrest for resisting lockdown orders by... Read more

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19 John MacArthurs California church is facing possible fines from the county if the church keeps hosting in-person services.According to The Christian Post, MacArthurs Grace Community Church is reopening despite lockdown orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom.We will obey God... Read more

5 Faith Moments from Rep. John Lewis’ Funeral

5 Faith Moments from Rep. John Lewis' Funeral (RNS) Church bells and shofars sounded across the country as a group of family and friends a reduced crowd due to the coronavirus pandemic gathered Thursday (July 30) to remember Rep. John Lewis at his funeral service at his home church, Ebenezer Baptist Church in... Read more

Christians pay tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume

(Photo: SDLP)Tributes have been paid to John Hume, the Northern Ireland politician who was instrumental in the peace process that brought an end to the Troubles.  Hume died in a Londonderry nursing home on Monday at the age of 83 after a brief illness.  He was leader of the Social Democratic Labour Party between 1979... Read more

Trust in the Source of Guidance | by John Grant

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, Truly you are the Son of God. – Matthew 14: 31-33 It has been... Read more

TGC Podcast: Journey with John Flavel Toward Fearlessness

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Laura Powell: How you understand the word fear will shape our whole conversation. Now, it might not feel like a conversation because I’m the one doing all the talking, but I do plan... Read more

Listen to Morgan Freeman Read the Final Words of Rep. John Lewis | RELEVANT Magazine

On Thursday, Rep. John Lewis was laid to rest after 80 years of astonishing work of fighting for liberation and equality a journey that took him from the jail cells of Nashville, Tennessee to the House of Representatives, where he served Georgia for 17 terms. He left a legacy of “good trouble” and was,... Read more

John Kingston: 2020 Could Be the Beginning of an American Comeback | RELEVANT Magazine

John Kingston’s journey for public office took him on a journey through America. While gunning for the U.S. Senate seat held by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Kingston was introduced to thousands of Americans experiencing pain, disillusion, anger and resentment. And while a lot of that energy tends to get poured into politics right now, Kingston... Read more

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity: An Interview with John C. Lennox – Bible Gateway Blog

What dangers lurk in technology’s ubiquitous and unrelenting encroachment in our lives? What are the perilous spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, facial recognition, and other hi-tech applications we’re accepting into our daily world with little concern? What does the Bible say about it all? Bible Gateway interviewed John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox) about his book,... Read more

John Ortberg Has Stepped Down From Leadership at Menlo Church | RELEVANT Magazine

Popular author and speaker John Ortberg has resigned from his position at Menlo Church, the San Francisco megachurch he has led for nearly two decades. The resignation follows revelations about his handling of a church volunteer who had admitted an attraction to children. I have considered my seventeen years as pastor here to be... Read more

Pastor John Ortberg Resigns from Menlo Church

Pastor John Ortberg Resigns from Menlo Church (RNS) John Ortberg, popular Christian author and speaker, has resigned as pastor of Menlo Church, a megachurch congregation outside of San Francisco.His resignation is effective Sunday (Aug. 2).I have considered my seventeen years as pastor here to be the greatest joy Ive had in ministry, Ortberg... Read more

John Ortberg resigns after investigations into his handling of son’s volunteer work with children

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg has resigned from Menlo Church following investigations into his decision to allow his son to work with children despite admitting he was attracted to minors. He was asked to tender his resignation by the California church's board of elders and agreed to do so last week.  "In recent days and after a... Read more

John MacArthur Is Drawing Scrutiny After Holding a Church Service in Defiance of Local Orders | RELEVANT Magazine

Famed pastor, author and theologian John MacArthur conducted services before a packed congregation at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California in defiance of local social distancing orders. In a blog post, MacArthur wrote that California’s ban on in-person church services a ban which includes restaurants, bars, fitness centers, hair salons, barbershops and other... Read more

John MacArthur’s Church Defies Order to Close: ‘We Must Obey God Rather Than Men’

John MacArthur's Church Defies Order to Close: 'We Must Obey God Rather Than Men' California pastor John MacArthur said in a sermon Sunday his church will continue to meet in-person despite a state-mandated ban on such gatherings, saying that Christ not the state is the head of the church.I can't think of anything... Read more

John MacArthur says Grace Community Church will remain open despite coronavirus prohibitions

John MacArthur(Photo: Grace Community Church)Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California has declared that his church would continue to hold in-person services with full congregations, in breach of restrictions in the state that ban in-person church services. Pastor MacArthur explained the Biblical basis for his decision in an announcement made on Friday, stating:... Read more

John Lewis and CT Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades) Vivian, an early adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died July 17 at the age of 95. News of his passing was followed just hours later by that of Lewis, 80, an ordained Baptist minister and towering figure in the civil rights struggle. That both men were people of the... Read more

Representative John Lewis, Civil Rights Activist, Succumbs to Cancer

Representative John Lewis, Civil Rights Activist, Succumbs to Cancer Tributes and honors are being paid to the late Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon who died last week.According to CNN, the House of Representatives will have a moment of silence for Lewis Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement."He was... Read more

Check Out the Music Video for Lecrae’s New Single ‘Drown,’ Featuring John Legend | RELEVANT Magazine

It’s here. Several months after Lecrae shelved his highly anticipatedRestoration, he’s back with a brand new single, music video and release date for the album itself. First up, the single: It’s called “Drown,” and features a vocal assist from John Legend. It features Lecrae opening up about some of the emotional struggles he told... Read more

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists (RNS) For years, John Onwuchekwa was a rising star in the Southern Baptist Convention.He attended a Southern Baptist seminary, spoke at the conventions national pastors conference, was befriended by SBC leaders, started a new SBC church in the west... Read more

Comedian John Crist Breaks Silence: ‘The Biggest Hypocrite in All This Was Me’

Comedian John Crist Breaks Silence: 'The Biggest Hypocrite in All This Was Me' Christian comedian John Crist spoke out on social media Wednesday for the first time in eight months, acknowledging the hurt and embarrassment he caused others.The biggest hypocrite in all this was me, a pensive Crist said in a four-minute Instagram... Read more

John Crist says he’s been the ‘biggest hypocrite’ in return to social media eight months after sex scandal

John Crist's comedy sketches are popular on YouTube(Photo: YouTube)John Crist, who was forced to pause his Christian comedy ministry when sexual misconduct allegations surfaced last November, has returned to social media for the first time in eight months with a video thanking people for their support. On Instagram, the 36-year-old said the support of people who... Read more

John Ortberg’s Megachurch Announces New Misconduct Investigation

John Ortberg's Megachurch Announces New Misconduct Investigation (RNS) Earlier this week, megachurch pastor John Ortberg claimed his congregation had extensively investigated concerns about his son and found no misconduct.Now elders at Menlo Church, a Bay Area congregation of 5,000, say their initial investigation fell short and have announced plans for an additional supplemental... Read more

Exploring Americas Love of a Steely Savior in Jesus and John Wayne – Christ and Pop Culture

If, tomorrow, Hollywood handed you the keys to a major motion picture about the life of Jesus, who would you cast as the lead? Someone like Oscar Isaac, brimming with hangdog charisma? No doubt Adam Driver could navigate the many moods of Jesusfrom holy sarcasm to matchless compassionin a few easy moves. Sifting risks and... Read more

John Frame: At 80, Im More Aware of Mystery

Although I’ve enjoyed a 50-year career expounding reasons for faith, I’ve always had a deep sense of the incomprehensibility of God. No matter how clear our concepts and cogent our arguments, God is, in the end, a transcendent being, above and beyond us, one whom we cannot master either by physical strength or by mental... Read more

Pastor John Piper Warns Christians Not to Place Patriotism over Christ, the Church

Pastor John Piper Warns Christians Not to Place Patriotism over Christ, the Church In a recent episode of his podcast called Ask Pastor John, theologian and pastor John Piper challenged Christians not to amplify patriotism in their lives over their loyalty to Christ.Piper, who is the founder of Desiring God, offered his take on patriotism... Read more

John Lewis’ Fight for Justice Isn’t Over | RELEVANT Magazine

Rep. John Lewis has lived at the forefront of Americas fight for racial justice for the past half-century. He was the leader of more than 600 peaceful protests in Alabama and has been arrested more than 40 times. From being the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, to serving more than 30... Read more

John Mulaney Will Reunite With the ‘Sack Lunch Bunch’ for Two New Comedy Specials | RELEVANT Magazine

John Mulaney’sSack Lunch Bunchwas a Netflix comedy gift a children’s special that both satirized the genre while also serving as a pretty good example of it, with lots of charming tunes to keep kids happy and lots of jokes and celebrity cameos that worked on multiple levels for every age demographic. Mulaney’s as a... Read more