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2 Killed, 3 Critically Wounded in Stabbing at Grace Baptist Church in California

2 Killed, 3 Critically Wounded in Stabbing at Grace Baptist Church in California Two people were killed and three others were wounded after a stabbing attack Sunday night at a church in San Jose, California.According to NBC, a suspect was taken into custody and police are investigating the motive for the attack at Grace Baptist... Read more

A First: Appeals Court Overturns Bans on Therapy for Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

A First: Appeals Court Overturns Bans on Therapy for Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction A federal appeals court on Friday issued a landmark free speech ruling by striking down two local Florida ordinances that prohibit a type of therapy for children and teens who have unwanted same-sex attractions.It was the first ruling of its kind by a... Read more

Christian Singer Nichole Nordeman, after Aunt Dies of COVID-19, Begs People to Wear Masks

Christian Singer Nichole Nordeman, after Aunt Dies of COVID-19, Begs People to Wear Masks Christian singer and songwriter Nichole Nordeman on Friday tweeted an impassioned plea for people to wear masks after her aunt died following a COVID-19 diagnosis.Nordeman, a multiple-time Dove Award winner, posted her comments on Twitter, expressing frustration at those who refuse... Read more

Healthcare Workers in Northern Ireland Pen Letter Opposing ‘At-Home’ Abortions

Healthcare Workers in Northern Ireland Pen Letter Opposing 'At-Home' Abortions A group of close to 300 healthcare workers in Northern Ireland signed a letter stating their opposition to at-home abortions.The letter, addressed to Robin Swann MLA, comes in response to calls for Northern Ireland to approve abortion services via telemedicine.A group known as the Alliance... Read more

1 in 5 Churchgoers Never Attended Online, In-Person Church during the Pandemic: Survey

1 in 5 Churchgoers Never Attended Online, In-Person Church during the Pandemic: Survey While churches across the country have faced restrictions or complete shutdowns throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many have seen more disengagement from professing Christians and regular attendees when it came to attending in-person or digital church services.According to a new survey by Barna... Read more

‘Life Is Precious’: Appeals Court Says Tenn. Can Ban Down Syndrome Abortions

'Life Is Precious': Appeals Court Says Tenn. Can Ban Down Syndrome Abortions A federal appeals court handed the pro-life community a major victory Friday when it ruled a Tennessee law banning abortions due to an unborn babys race, sex or Down syndrome diagnosis can be enforced while it is challenged at a lower court.The U.S.... Read more

‘God Is Still in Charge,’ Dr. Ben Carson Declares after Being ‘Desperately Ill’ with COVID-19

'God Is Still in Charge,' Dr. Ben Carson Declares after Being 'Desperately Ill' with COVID-19 Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy are thanking everyone for their support and prayers after dealing with COVID-19.In a Facebook post on Friday, Carson explained that he experienced dramatic improvement after taking the initial treatment,... Read more

Candace Cameron Bure Teams Up with The Salvation Army to Give Christmas Gifts to Millions of Families

Candace Cameron Bure Teams Up with The Salvation Army to Give Christmas Gifts to Millions of Families Candace Cameron Bure, a popular Hallmark actress who is also well known for her role as D.J. Tanner on Full House, is teaming up with The Salvation Army to deliver gifts to millions of families across the U.S."Christmas... Read more

Mike Pompeo Makes Historic, Unprecedented Visit to West Bank Israeli Settlement

Mike Pompeo Makes Historic, Unprecedented Visit to West Bank Israeli Settlement One year after the Trump administration stood with Israel and recognized a West Bank settlement as an Israeli Territory, Secretary Mike Pompeo visited the West Banks Golan Heights.This is the first time a top-ranking diplomatic official has ever visited the West Bank Israeli settlement... Read more

Senate Confirms 225th Trump Judge, a Modern Record for GOP Presidents in One Term

Senate Confirms 225th Trump Judge, a Modern Record for GOP Presidents in One Term The Senate may be holding a lame-duck session, but that hasnt slowed down the Republican effort to confirm President Trumps judicial nominees.The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the 225th federal judge nominated by President Trump, and then confirmed two more, according... Read more

Gay Christian campaigner calls for public inquiry into evangelical teaching on sexuality

(Photo: Unsplash/Teddy sterblom)Jayne Ozanne, who is campaigning for LGBT equality in the Church of England, has called for a public inquiry into evangelical teaching on sexuality. In an article on ViaMedia, she claimed that orthodox Christian teaching on human sexuality was a safeguarding issue that should be the subject of a public inquiry similar in... Read more

A fifth of Christians have skipped church during the pandemic – survey

Churches moved online after the start of the pandemic but Barna research suggests not all their congregants followed them.(Photo: Unsplash/Jesus Loves Austin)A significant proportion of Christians haven't attended a church service since the start of the pandemic, fresh research finds. The study by Barna found that a fifth of practising Christians (19%) said they never... Read more

Palliative care doctors more likely to oppose assisted dying

Pixabay/DarkoStojanovicDoctors who provide end-of-life care to the terminally ill are more likely to oppose the legalisation of assisted dying. Figures from a British Medical Association survey found that three quarters (76%) of palliative care specialists were opposed to assisted dying, while over half (52%) of doctors in geriatric medicine, and half of those in cancer... Read more

Ban on therapy for children with unwanted same-sex attraction is unconstitutional, US court rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Sigmund)The US Court of Appeals has ruled against banning therapy for children who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. The therapy, often dubbed "conversion therapy", was banned under two ordinances issued in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida, in 2017.  The ordinances outlawed forms of therapy that "eliminate or reduce sexual... Read more

Government should not slash Britain’s aid budget – Welby

Christian Aid worked with faith groups in Sierra Leone when the country was threatened by Ebola.(Photo: Christian Aid/A D'Unienville)The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed to the Government not to cut billions from Britain's international development budget. Archbishop Justin Welby told the Observer that lives had been "genuinely" changed by Britain's overseas aid.  The Treasury has come... Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to take three-month sabbatical

Archbishop Justin WelbyThe Archbishop of Canterbury is take a three-month sabbatical early next year. Its Justin Welby's first since becoming Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013.  His sabbatical will run from May until early August next year but he will not return to work until early September after taking further leave.  Lambeth Palace said he plans... Read more

Africas Poor Starving from Pandemic Closures – Mission Network News

One lady, when we delivered food to her family, they just saw the hands of God she confessed that they were starving, did not have anything at all to eat, and did not know at all what could have happened to them, he wrote to Christian Aid Mission. We have been able to spread your... Read more

Vamco sends Philippines into state of calamity – Mission Network News

Philippines (MNN) — In the aftermath of Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses), the Philippines province of Cagayan has seen its worst flooding in four decades. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the main island, Luzon, under a state of calamity. So far, flooding and mudslides have killed over 70 and displaced some 280,000 people. Eniong Hilario with... Read more

Christian leader awaits charges for sending Bible balloons to North Korea – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — A believer awaits charges for launching Bible balloons from South Korea into North Korea. Last week, South Korean police recommended that prosecutors charge Eric Foley with Voice of the Martyrs Korea on three counts. One of them is related to the violation of an inter-Korean exchange law. [This] is a law... Read more

One statue that shouldn’t be torn down is that commemorating Lord Shaftesbury

J John 22 November 2020 | 2:04 PM Lord ShaftesburyDuring an age where we topple statues rather than erect them, one man who we can only respect is Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. In six decades of public service, Lord Shaftesbury, as he is most conveniently termed, fought successfully against an enormous range of... Read more

Christian forced marriage victim appeals to Boris Johnson for help

Maira Shahbaz(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)A Pakistani Christian girl who fled the home of a Muslim man she was forced to marry is pleading with Boris Johnson to help her. Maira Shahbaz, 14, and her family have been forced into hiding because of the threats to their lives from Islamist extremists.  She was... Read more

Jim Wallis leaves Sojourners for Georgetown University post

The Rev Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and co-chair of The Poverty Forum, speaks about the bipartisan nature of the policy recommendations to reduce poverty in America on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in Washington DCChristian PostJim Wallis is leaving Sojourners, the magazine and organisation he founded nearly half a century ago, to take up a... Read more

Online book of reflection opens for people who have died from Covid-19

Cathedral Dean Stephen Forde said Lives Reflected was a way of helping people celebrate the lives of those lost since the start of the pandemic.(Photo: Church of Ireland)Belfast Cathedral is inviting members of the public to pay tribute to their loved ones who have passed from coronavirus in an online book of reflection.  Lives Reflected... Read more

Church in Wales launches new safeguarding policy after report into failings

Archbishop John Davies said churches must be "safe places".The Church in Wales has launched a new safeguarding policy that it says will make guidelines "clearer and more accessible".  The policy, launched on Friday, commits the Church in Wales to becoming a "safe church" for all.  "Those who work for and support the church, both lay... Read more

Thousands of winter coats for Syrian children this Christmas

Sister Annie Demerjian with tailor Takla al Safadi in a workshop in Maaloula, Syria.(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)Some 25,000 winter coats are being gifted to children in Syria this Christmas.  The effort is being led by Sister Annie Demerjian and the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, with support from Aid to the Church... Read more

A change of name will not clear the stench of death around Marie Stopes

(Photo: Facebook/Marie Stopes International)Marie Stopes International announced that it will henceforth be known as MSI Reproductive Choices, in an attempt to distance themselves from their eugenicist founder, Marie Stopes. "A rose by any other name" as Shakespeare famously wrote, "would smell as sweet." Giving Marie Stopes another name will do nothing to clear the foul... Read more

Keith, Kristyn Getty: Christianity Is Not ‘At Odds’ with Science

Keith, Kristyn Getty: Christianity Is Not 'At Odds' with Science Irish-born hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, best known for their hit song In Christ Alone, are calling Christians to recognize the compatibility between God and science amid an atheistic culture that says no such relationship exists.Kristyn Getty explained to The Christian Post that so... Read more

High-Profile Christians Respond to Raphael Warnock’s Assertion that He Is a ‘Pro-Choice Pastor’

High-Profile Christians Respond to Raphael Warnock's Assertion that He Is a 'Pro-Choice Pastor' Several well-known Christians are taking issue with Democratic Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for making controversial comments on abortion and the military.According to CBN News, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweeted a 2011 sermon clip... Read more

Peanuts Specials to Air on TV after All

Peanuts Specials to Air on TV after All PBS has struck a deal with Apple and the iconic holiday Peanuts classics are going to air on television, the way it has been for decades, Fox News reports.Last month, fans of the Peanuts classics voiced disappointment when it was announced that the animated movies would not... Read more

Despite Loss, Difficult Days, Kathie Lee Gifford Asserts We Are ‘More Blessed Than We Are Burdened’

Despite Loss, Difficult Days, Kathie Lee Gifford Asserts We Are 'More Blessed Than We Are Burdened' Kathie Lee Gifford has had some tough days this year, as she recalled with Jill Martin during an interview on NBC's streaming service, Peacock.The tv commentator, who is best known for Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, a morning... Read more