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Meeting Jesus in a warzone

Sozan remains devoted to her Christian faith despite hostility(Photo: Open Doors UK & Ireland)Fear is all too familiar to 22-year-old Sozan. She felt it when a group of men in her neighbourhood threatened to kill her. And she felt it when bombs were dropping so close to her house in north west Syria that the... Read more

Meeting of Church in Wales Governing Body postponed over technical issues

Archbishop John DaviesThe Church in Wales has had to call off the annual meeting of its Governing Body due to technical issues.  The meeting began on Wednesday but had to be halted and adjourned after a few hours because of problems with the software used for registering votes.  The technical issues meant that no votes... Read more

‘This Activity Is Unlawful’: California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors

'This Activity Is Unlawful': California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors A pair of California churches has been fined several thousand dollars for violating health restrictions and conducting indoor worship services during the pandemic.North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., was fined $10,000 by Santa Clara County for conducting two indoor worship services that included... 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

California District Attorney Will Not Arrest Church Members for Meeting

California District Attorney Will Not Arrest Church Members for Meeting District Attorney Dan Dow has declared San Luis Obispo County in central California a sanctuary county for churches holding worship services or singing.According to The Christian Post, Dow will not prosecute churches in his county who have defied a recent order from California... Read more

Evangelical, Midwestern, Southern Churches Most Likely to Be Meeting in Person Again

Evangelical, Midwestern, Southern Churches Most Likely to Be Meeting in Person Again (RNS) Which churches have resumed gathering in person amid the coronavirus pandemic?Mostly evangelical Protestant churches rather than mainline Protestant and, more often, those that are located in the South or Midwest, according to a new survey released Friday (July 24) by... Read more

More Than 70 Percent of Churches Are Meeting Again, and Most Practice Social Distancing

More Than 70 Percent of Churches Are Meeting Again, and Most Practice Social Distancing Most Protestant churches in the United States have returned to in-person services, and most also are practicing social distancing by closing off certain seats to battle the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.More than 70 percent... Read more

Without Annual Meeting, Amid Decline, Southern Baptists Continue Debate on Race, Womens Roles

Without Annual Meeting, Amid Decline, Southern Baptists Continue Debate on Race, Womens Roles (RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention will not hold its annual meeting as it regularly does each June. But issues its members have long grappled with including race and the roles of women continue to be points of controversy in the... Read more

United Methodists Reschedule Meeting And Decision on Splitting To 2021

United Methodists Reschedule Meeting And Decision on Splitting To 2021 (RNS) The United Methodist Church has rescheduled its General Conference for Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.And its looking into ways to use technology to ensure delegates can participate in the quadrennial meeting, according to the Commission on... Read more

Wuhan pastor interrogated by police while leading Zoom evangelism meeting

Pastor Luo was detained by police as he led the Zoom meeting(Photo: ABC News)A pastor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the novel coronavirus, was taken away by police for interrogation while he was leading an online meeting of Christians on evangelism and church planting, according to the Chinese Christian Fellowship of... Read more

Bye bye, Lil Sebastian: A Parks and Rec Particular, A Farewell to Normalcy, and A Assembly of Outdated Associates – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Each different Tuesday inStoried,Ok. B. Hoyleexplores the methods our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as an entire. A couple columns again, I remarked on the absence of artwork that displays our new regular. How, with no strategy to safely produce artwork and leisure that adequately displays what we at the... Read more

Ministry assembly life-or-death wants in frigid Slavic areas

[ad_1] Asia (MNN) — A number of the coldest locations on the earth are within the northern-flung Slavic nations. For instance, Oymyakon, Russia endures winter temperatures hovering round -58 levels Fahrenheit. With a inhabitants of 500, it's thought-about the coldest inhabited city on the planet. Eric Mock with Slavic Gospel Affiliation (SGA) was lately in... Read more