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‘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

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

John Legend and Chrissy Teigan Have Lost Their Baby After Pregnancy Complications | RELEVANT

Driving home from the hospital with no baby, Chrissy Teigen wrote on Twitter. How can this be real. It’s extraordinarily painful sentiment that will be sadly familiar to anyone who’s lost a baby. Teigan and her husband John Legend posted late Wednesday that they lost their third baby, a son, a few days after she... 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

‘We are holding church,’ says John MacArthur after judge agrees to full trial

Conservative Christian pastor John MacArthurFacebookA California judge has ruled that Pastor John MacArthur and his church are entitled to a full trial in their longrunning legal battle with LA County over Covid-19 closure mandates.  Grace Community Church has continued to hold indoor worship services in defiance of restrictions on large gatherings inside.  The church was ordered... Read more

Christians may be obliged to disobey Government, says FIEC’s John Stevens

(Photo: Unsplash/Aron Van de Pol)Evangelical leader John Stevens has urged church leaders to start thinking now about when and why it might be acceptable to disobey the Government as it continues to impose far-reaching restrictions on society to tackle coronavirus. Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), said on Twitter: "As... Read more

Greater Things | Devotional by John Grant

“Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do Deuteronomy 3:24 Moses and his people had quite a walk through the desert. They endured much hardship, but it... Read more

John MacArthur, Church Could Face $6,000 in Fines for Worshiping Indoors

John MacArthur, Church Could Face $6,000 in Fines for Worshiping Indoors Los Angeles County health officials are asking a state judge to hold Grace Community Church and Pastor John MacArthur in contempt for holding indoor services after a court prohibited them from doing so.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff issued an injunction Sept.... Read more

John MacArthur says he’ll start prison ministry if he’s put in jail over church services

John MacArthur is refusing to bow to Covid church closure mandates.(Photo: Grace Community Church)Megachurch pastor John MacArthur has shrugged off threats of prison time over his refusal to comply with Covid church closure orders.  MacArthur told Fox News he had received a letter warning he faces up to six months in jail if Grace Community... Read more

John MacArthur Will Continue to Hold In-Church Services in Defiance of Local Guidelines | RELEVANT

California pastor and theologian John MacArthur took to Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle to make it clear that he plans to continue holding pandemic-era in-door church services in defiance of local restrictions, telling Laura Graham he is willing to go to jail over it after a Los Angeles County judge upheld local health guidelines prohibiting... Read more

John MacArthur Says He’ll Start a ‘Jail Ministry’ if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors

John MacArthur Says He'll Start a 'Jail Ministry' if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors California pastor John MacArthur said this week hes willing to go to jail for holding indoor services in defiance of coronavirus health restrictions and that, if arrested, hell preach the gospel there, too.A judge last week upheld Los Angeles County health restrictions... Read more

Seeking the Kingdom | Thoughts about God by John Grant

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 What do you seek most in life? Often it is possessions.. things .. that cause us distraction and become our mission. Our possessions require maintenance and steal our time and energy. When we own more... Read more

John MacArthurs Church Defies Judge, Says Outdoor Restrictions Would Shut the Church Down

John MacArthurs Church Defies Judge, Says Outdoor Restrictions Would Shut the Church Down Grace Community Church on Sunday defied a judges order not to meet indoors during the pandemic, with pastor John MacArthur telling attendees that the states restrictions for legal outdoor services would make it impossible to follow and result in the congregation shutting... Read more

Court bans Pastor John MacArthur from holding indoor services

John MacArthur has vowed to resist California's lockdown orders on churches(Photo: Grace Community ChurchAn injunction has been issued against John MacArthur and his California church preventing them from holding indoor worship services for now.  It is the latest twist in a longrunning dispute between Grace Community Church and Los Angeles County over the former's refusal... Read more

California Judge Bans John MacArthur, Church from Worshiping Indoors

California Judge Bans John MacArthur, Church from Worshiping Indoors A California judge on Thursday issued an injunction prohibiting John MacArthur and Grace Community Church from meeting indoors for worship services during the pandemic, thus handing Los Angeles County the ruling it has sought for several weeks.Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff, in an 18-page decision, ruled that... Read more

John MacArthur says Trump thanked him for ‘taking a stand’ over church closures

John MacArthur(Photo: YouTube/Grace Community Church)John MacArthur got a phone call from Donald Trump to thank him for his stand against California authorities who wanted his church to stop indoor worship services during Covid. The Grace Community Church pastor told the Falkirk Center podcast that the President called him up after a recent Sunday service to... Read more

John Macarthur Claimed There Is ‘No Pandemic.’ He Was Politicizing Science, Experts Say

John Macarthur Claimed There Is 'No Pandemic.' He Was Politicizing Science, Experts Say (RNS) This past Sunday (Aug. 30) John MacArthur, the senior pastor of Los Angeles Grace Community Church, made a startling statement.There is no pandemic, he said.His proof? A recent Centers for Disease Control report that only 6% of U.S. deaths attributed to... Read more

Kenoshas John Cooper on Racial Divisions: Jesus Can Change All of This

Kenoshas John Cooper on Racial Divisions: Jesus Can Change All of This For Christian rocker John Cooper, the events of the past few days in Kenosha, Wis., have been personal, even scary. Thats because Cooper the frontman for the Grammy-nominated band Skillet lives in downtown Kenosha with his family, just five or so blocks from the... Read more

Megachurch pastor John Gray submits to ‘process of restoration’ after infidelity claims

Pastor John Gray(Photo: Instagram/Real John Gray)John Gray, pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, has submitted to a "process of restoration" after accusations of an inappropriate relationship with a woman.  The married megachurch pastor informed the church of the process on Sunday in an address in which he also apologized for any actions that... Read more

LA county takes back John MacArthur’s parking lot in dispute over church closure

Conservative Christian pastor John MacArthurFacebookJohn MacArthur's megachurch has been told it can no longer use part of its parking lot that has been leased from Los Angeles County since 1975.  Grace Community Church was informed of the development through a notice letter from the Los Angeles Department of Public Works. It gives the church 30... Read more

John Chrysostom, the 4th century archbishop who fought corruption and helped the poor

J John 31 August 2020 | 10:04 AM An early Byzantine mosaic of John Chrysostom in the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, now IstanbulWhen, in the fourth century ad, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, it lost the threat of persecution but gained new perils. As the church became popular, powerful... Read more

John Gray Is Accused of Having an Inappropriate Relationship, Says Hes Being Blackmailed

John Gray Is Accused of Having an Inappropriate Relationship, Says Hes Being Blackmailed Rev. John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, believes hes being blackmailed and extorted over allegations of an inappropriate relationship, according to The Christian Post.A woman from Houston, who identified as Mary, told online personality Tasha K on Friday that... Read more

Judge Denies L.A. County’s 4th Attempt to Shut Down John MacArthur’s Church

Judge Denies L.A. County's 4th Attempt to Shut Down John MacArthur's Church A California judge declined on Tuesday to issue an order shutting down Grace Community Church, handing pastor John MacArthur his third recent victory in a much-followed legal battle against Los Angeles County.The county had hoped Judge Mitchell Beckloff would issue a temporary restraining order... Read more

Any Real True Believer Will Support Trump in November, John MacArthur Says

Any Real True Believer Will Support Trump in November, John MacArthur Says Pastor and author John MacArthur says in a new interview that President Trump phoned him this summer to offer support and that MacArthur told him any real true believer is going to be on your side in November.MacArthurs congregation, Grace Community Church in... Read more

Riots in John Pipers Neighborhood

In the nights following George Floyds death, the sky along Lake Street in Minneapolis was bright with fire. Rioters burned an AutoZone, a cellphone store, and the Town Talk Diner. The next night, they destroyed a staffing agency, a Subway, and a Wells Fargo branch. Within 72 hours, they broke glass, stole merchandise, and set... Read more

When God is Silent | by John Grant

So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”John 11:3-4 When Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that their brother and... Read more

Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker Have a New Space Comedy in the Works | RELEVANT Magazine

A24 andAbso Lutely Productions are teaming up for a new six-episode series calledMOONBASE 8and pretty much everything about it sounds like a riot. The show will star John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker as “three subpar astronauts living at NASAs Moon Base Simulator with high hopes of being chosen to travel to the... Read more

Church Is Essential John MacArthur, Church Win Again in Court

Church Is Essential John MacArthur, Church Win Again in Court John MacArthurs California church won another legal round Thursday and with it, potentially the right to gather Sunday without government interference.  At issue was a request by Los Angeles County to hold Grace Community Church and MacArthur in contempt of court and to order it... Read more

L.A. Wants John MacArthur Held in Contempt of Court, Issued Hefty Fines for Meeting

L.A. Wants John MacArthur Held in Contempt of Court, Issued Hefty Fines for Meeting Grace Community Church and its pastor, John MacArthur, could be facing thousands of dollars in fines under a contempt of court request filed this week by Los Angeles County.The congregation met indoors on Sunday, defying a California court of appeals panel... Read more