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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

William Bobby Mcclain, Leader in United Methodist Church and Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 82

William Bobby Mcclain, Leader in United Methodist Church and Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 82 (RNS) The Rev. William Bobby McClain, a longtime leader in the United Methodist Church and the civil rights movement, died Wednesday (Nov. 18) at age 82.  McClain was a pastor and professor who not only shaped the lives of the... Read more

Evangelical Leader Says Latinos Voted for Trump over Socialism Fears

Evangelical Leader Says Latinos Voted for Trump over Socialism Fears Tony Suarez, Chief Operating Officer of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, explained to The Christian Post that many Latinos voted for Trump over Biden in the 2020 election due to fears of socialism.I was in Venezuela 20 years ago. The government there was promising... Read more

‘No one wants a digital Christmas,’ says Church leader

Christmas decorations on Edinburgh's George Street(Photo: Unsplash/Ross Sneddon)The Bishop of Paisley has hit back at suggestions that people should "get their digital Christmas ready". Scotland's national clinical director Jason Leitch has been dubbed the Grinch after saying there was "absolutely no question" of a normal Christmas for Scots this year.  Contradicting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has... Read more

Second lockdown will create ‘fear and isolation’, says church leader

(Photo: Unsplash/Pedro Ramos)Evangelical theologian Dr Ian Paul has warned that a second lockdown could create more problems than it solves. The popular Christian blogger and Grove Books editor is one of the signatories to an open letter pleading with the respective governments of the UK not to close down churches for a second time.  He told... Read more

Danny Chambers, Charismatic Worship Leader and Nashville Pastor, Has Died

Danny Chambers, Charismatic Worship Leader and Nashville Pastor, Has Died NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Danny Chambers, a Nashville-based worship leader and pastor who was well known in charismatic Christian circles, has died.Chambers death was announced by his wife, Jillian Chambers, on Instagram Wednesday (Sept. 23).May the Rain of Your presence fall as we mourn the passing of... Read more

Protecting Abuse Survivors Is ‘Personal,’ Says New Southern Baptist Leader

Protecting Abuse Survivors Is 'Personal,' Says New Southern Baptist Leader (RNS) In his first meeting as leader of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the Rev. Rolland Slade called on other committee members on Tuesday (Sept. 22) to be responsible to shepherd and to protect survivors of church sex abuse.Slade, senior pastor of Meridian Baptist... Read more

After a Leader Falls, What Next? | RELEVANT

The aftershocks of Jerry Falwell Jr.s resignation keep coming. As new details come to light, Falwells actions cast a shadow over Liberty Universitys reputation. The universitys board and faculty, already navigating education amid a global pandemic, must now navigate a globally publicized leadership scandal. Students and alumni are expressing outrage and embarrassment over Falwells behavior.... Read more

Worship Leader Sean Feucht Is Holding Outdoor Worship Concerts in Defiance of COVID-19 Guidelines | RELEVANT Magazine

For the past few weeks, worship leader and former Republican congressional candidate Sean Feucht has been traveling across the U.S., holding large outdoor worship gatherings in defiance of local restrictions to flatten the COVID-19 curve. On Saturday, a crowd of thousands gathered to sing worship songs in Portland, Oregon for an event called Riots... Read more

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader A Republican state representative from Alabama has resigned from his position as a pastor on Thursday after attending the 199th birthday celebration of Confederate general and first KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bradford Forrest.Will Dismukes, 30, had attended the annual birthday celebration of... Read more

Nuclear weapons are ‘an evil’, says Church leader ahead of Hiroshima’s 75th anniversary

Birds fly over the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, western Japan.ReutersThe Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly has added his name to a statement calling for a world free of nuclear weapons ahead of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. 6 August will mark three-quarters of a century... Read more

How can Joe Biden square ‘authentic’ faith with ‘radical’ abortion views, asks evangelical leader

2020 presidential contender Joe BidenReutersProminent evangelical activist and pastor Tony Perkins has pushed back against the claim that Joe Biden is a "more acceptable" presidential candidate for Christians in 2020 than President Donald Trump as the Biden campaign positions itself to appeal to evangelicals. Perkins, the head of Family Research Council, a leading social conservative... Read more

‘Government should never have criminalised Christian worship,’ says Christian leader

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)Christian leaders are still considering whether to pursue legal action against the Government for imposing blanket bans on churches during lockdown which carried the threat of criminal sanctions.  Pastor and Christian Concern co-founder Ade Omooba said the Government should not have introduced such sweeping measures to stop churches from gathering for worship or... Read more

‘The Leader We Need’: Planned Parenthood Launches Pro-Biden Ad in $45 Million Campaign

'The Leader We Need': Planned Parenthood Launches Pro-Biden Ad in $45 Million Campaign Planned Parenthood launched the first summer advertisement Monday in its $45 million campaign to elect Joe Biden as president, telling voters he would guarantee legalized abortion and codify Roe v. Wade.The two-minute digital ad will run across nine battleground states,... Read more

Former OM and Keswick Convention leader Peter Maiden passes away aged 72

Peter Maiden, the former international director of Operation Mobilisation and former chairman of the Keswick Convention, passed away on Monday at the age of 72. The Carlisle native joined OM in 1974, leading the UK ministry and becoming the first Associate International Director.   In 2003, he become the International Director and oversaw the expansion of... Read more

Worship leader hits out at social media censorship of Bible verses and praise videos

Sean FeuchtWorship leader Sean Feucht has criticised the "crazy" censorship of Christian posts on Instagram and Twitter.  He said fans had got in touch with him to tell him that his posts about Christian worship had been blocked.  The posts showed some of the live worship he and other Christians have been taking part in... Read more

‘Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,’ Black Lives Matter Leader Says

'Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,' Black Lives Matter Leader Says In an interview with Fox News, Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, claimed Jesus was the most famous black radical revolutionary in history.On Wednesday evening, Fox News Host Martha MacCallum had... Read more

Worship Leader, Activist Calls Out Social Media Sites for Censoring Praise, Worship Content

Worship Leader, Activist Calls Out Social Media Sites for Censoring Praise, Worship Content Bethel worship leader turned activist Sean Feucht is calling out social media platforms for censoring his praise and worship related posts.According to CBN News, Feucht took to Twitter to call out Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for promoting violent content of... Read more

Racism must be ‘dealt with decisively’, says Pentecostal leader

(Photo: Unsplash/Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona)Pentecostal leader Pastor Agu Irukwu has said that the Church must go beyond words and take action if racism is to be eradicated. Irukwu, leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the UK, said that the events of recent weeks, with protests around the world in response to the death of... Read more

Newcastle City Council leader attacks Franklin Graham over threat of legal action

Franklin Graham is pursuing legal action over the cancellation of his UK tour events.(Photo: Facebook/Franklin Graham)Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has launched a scathing attack on American evangelist Franklin Graham as he pursues legal action over a tour event in the city that was cancelled because of his views on homosexuality.Graham's event had been... Read more

Church must lead the way in speaking out against racism in the UK, says Pentecostal leader

Pentecostal leader Pastor Agu Irukwu has spoken of his sorrow and anger over the death of George Floyd in the US. The black man's death at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis has triggered widespread protests across the US and in the UK. Pastor Irukwu, who heads the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the... Read more

Iraq Church leader fears country cannot cope with Covid-19

Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)A Church leader in Iraq has voiced concerns about the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. According to the authorities, confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 5,000, with 175 fatalities. Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, who heads the largest Christian community in the country,... Read more

Evangelical leader casts doubt on some social distancing measures

(Photo: Unsplash/KaiPilger)Only time will tell "how good" social distancing measures have been, the head of the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) has said. In a letter to supporters, EEA General Secretary Thomas Bucher said there was a need to question what had been gained by social distancing, particularly in the light of some negative consequences, like poor... Read more

THE PRAISE TEAM LEADER

I never expected to be doing the things that I’ve been doing at my church for the last ten years. When I first joined the praise team, I said Id help create the PowerPoint slides for the contemporary song presentations and that I would learn to play guitar. I learned how to play guitar through... Read more

North Korea chief Kim Jong-un most likely is not critically sick – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] North Korea (MNN) No dependable supply in North Korea has indicated that the countrys chief is sick. Pastor Eric Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea (a sister ministry to Voice of the Martyrs Canada) says, It’s essential to know that not a single credible supply has given a sign of what's taking place... Read more

Willow Creek Has Employed David Dummitt as Its New Chief | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Willow Creek Church has introduced a megachurch pastor from Michigan named David Dummitt as its new senior pastor. This comes about two years after Willow Creek’s founding pastor stepped down amidst allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of energy. Dummitt is a Wheaton grad who attended Asbury Seminary. He expressed his longtime... Read more

New PTEE chief casts 2020 imaginative and prescient – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Jordan (MNN) — Regardless that Christianity started within the Center East, seminaries are few and far-between thats why Program for Theological Training by Extension exists. PTEE presents accredited theological schooling and coaching on-line and in small group packages, equipping Arab Christians within the Center East and past. With a brand new govt director on... Read more

A Bethel Chief Is Asking the Church to Pray for Her Daughter’s Resurrection | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Kalley Heiligenthal is a worship chief for Bethel Church whose younger daughter, Olive, tragically and all of a sudden handed away over the weekend. Heiligenthal and her husband Andrew took to Instagram to ask the Church to hope that Olive be introduced again to life. Heiligenthal famous that Olive had been pronounced... Read more

Youth Chief Charged With Sexual Battery After Hitting Feminine Reporter Throughout Race | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Tommy Callaway has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor sexual battery. Callaway was lately working a race in Savannah, Georgia, when he smacked a reporter named Alex Bozarjian on the bottom whereas she was broadcasting. A video of the incident went viral, and Twitter customers have been in a position to establish... Read more

An Alleged Youth Group Chief Slapped a Reporter’s Bottom Throughout a Reside Broadcast | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] An alleged youth group chief in Savannah, Georgia is going through widespread outrage after smacking WSAV-TV anchor Alex Bozarjian’s bottom as he ran by whereas she reported on an area marathon. The reporter says the person, recognized as Tommy Callaway, damage me, each bodily and emotionally. Bozarijian was masking the race dwell... Read more