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Christian Animator Attacked Online for Refusing to Draw a Transgender Flag

Christian Animator Attacked Online for Refusing to Draw a Transgender Flag A college student says the online animation community is accusing her of having transphobic and homophobic views after she declined to complete a customer request to draw a transgender flag.According to CBN News, Regent University student Emily Arunt, known as LupisVulpes online, is a... Read more

Online Gospel ministry in Myanmar producing new believers

Myanmar (MNN) — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a Global Disciples ministry team in Myanmar to get creative with their Gospel outreach and they are seeing the Holy Spirit move. Buddhism is the majority religion in Myanmar and religious extremists want to keep it that way. Only six percent of the population follows Jesus. (Photo... Read more

Switch to online church hasn’t persuaded people to abandon in-person services

(Photo: Unsplash/Thays Orrico)Most Catholics in the UK turned to online church during Covid-19, but very few want to make the switch permanent, a study has found.  The vast majority (93%) of the 2,500 respondents had attended an online church service during lockdown, although researchers said this high figure was likely down to the online survey... Read more

Conquer Bible Confusion with Bible Gateways Free Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

6-Week Video Series Based on the Book 30 Days to Understanding the Bible According to a 2020 LifeWay Research study, 57% of Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own. To help bring scriptural clarity out of that confusion, Bible Gateway, the most... Read more

Keith And Kristyn Gettys Sing! Conference Goes Online, Focuses on Singing at Home

Keith And Kristyn Gettys Sing! Conference Goes Online, Focuses on Singing at Home NASHVILLE (RNS) Keith Gettys life is usually filled with singing.Leading worship at Christian conferences.A national singing tour, including a standing-room-only hymn sing at the Grand Ole Opry House.Irish Christmas concerts at venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and a series of... Read more

1 in 4 Brits have regularly engaged in online worship during lockdown

(Photo: Unsplash/Carolina Jacomin)A significant proportion of the population has engaged with faith digitally during Covid-19, a study by researchers at Durham University has found. The study by the Centre for Digital Theology at Durham University, in conjuction with Savanta ComRes, found that one in four Brits had engaged regularly in online organised worship during lockdown.  The... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Start Your Journey to Master the Bible! 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study is the free 7-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. The problem most of us have with the Bible is that we... Read more

Choosing online church doesn’t mean we don’t have faith

(Photo: Unsplash/Rachel Coyne)Where I live, we have a great word: 'Mardy.' The Oxford English Dictionary says it means "in a petulant bad mood; sulky or grumpy". Those of us that use the word know the gist is correct, but it's much more than that, including a mild toddler-like tantrum. There does seem to be a... Read more

China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law

China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law A Chinese government agency last week fined a Christian man $2,870 for holding an online Bible study it says violated a new anti-religion law.The man, Zhang Wenli, lives in Yunnan province and was contacted Aug. 11 by the Ethnic and Religious Affairs... Read more

Criminal charges brought against online churches in China – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Concerning accounts are pouring from China that have nothing to do with a physical virus. Many local believers are reporting crackdowns on the underground Churchs digital presence in China in the form of arrests and criminal charges. Restrictions on digital Christian content are nothing new; some local believers already change their websites... Read more

Is Online Church Really Church? The Church as Gods Temple –

By Ronald L. Giese, Jr. Abstract Many churches switched to streaming or recording their services during the COVID-19 crisis. This brought a question to the forefront: Can church be done online, not just in part but fully? This cant be settled by the meaning of the Greek word . This article proposes that, though we... Read more

High Court approves legal challenge against Government U-turn on online age checks

(Photo: Unsplash/Christian Wiediger)The High Court has given the go ahead for a legal challenge over the Government's decision to abandon age verification checks for online p0rnography.  Legislation to introduce the scheme was passed by Parliament in 2018 with the aim of protecting children.  The plans were hit by repeated delays before finally being shelved for... Read more

High Court approves legal challenge against Government U-turn on online p0rn age checks

(Photo: Unsplash/Christian Wiediger)The High Court has given the go ahead for a legal challenge over the Government's decision to abandon age verification checks for online p0rnography.  Legislation to introduce the scheme was passed by Parliament in 2018 with the aim of protecting children.  The plans were hit by repeated delays before finally being shelved for... Read more

In Los Angeles, Catholic Schools Plan to Resume In-Person Classes, While Public Schools Go Online

In Los Angeles, Catholic Schools Plan to Resume In-Person Classes, While Public Schools Go Online LOS ANGELES (RNS) While Los Angeles public schools will remain online this fall, Catholic schools in the county still plan to reopen their doors for in-person classes.The Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 15) told Religion News... Read more

Barna: One-Third of Practicing Christians Have Not Been Attending Online Church during the Pandemic

Barna: One-Third of Practicing Christians Have Not Been Attending Online Church during the Pandemic A survey from Barna shows that one-third of practicing Christians have not been tuning into their churchs online worship service or another churchs streaming service during the coronavirus pandemic.According to The Christian Post, the survey identified churchgoers as Christians... Read more

A third of practising Christians haven’t watched online services during pandemic

(Photo: Unsplash/Tyler Callahan)A third of practising Christians haven't tuned in to online services during the coronavirus pandemic, new research by Barna reveals.  Broken down by age, the survey - of adult American Christians - discovered that half of practising Millennials hadn't attended church in the last four weeks.  They were far more likely to skip... Read more

Online confirmation service for Stephen Cottrell as Archbishop of York

Stephen Cottrell was confirmed as Archbishop of York through ZoomStephen Cottrell was today confirmed in his election as the new Archbishop of York in a service that took place online due to coronavirus restrictions. In his welcome, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: "We gather together today during a time of uncertainty when many... Read more

The Church Doesnt Need Online Watchmen

Christians on the internet can sometimes be like the fake Batmans in Christopher Nolans The Dark Knightcopycat caped crusaders wearing hockey pads and DIY cowls. Our personalities online can often mimic a kind of second life as vigilantes: Self-appointed citizens who undertake the role of law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because... Read more

In a Summer of Pandemic, Vacation Bible School Programs Go Online and Outside

In a Summer of Pandemic, Vacation Bible School Programs Go Online and Outside (RNS) Kyla Rodriguezs two children had a blast earlier this month at Immanuel Lutheran Churchs Vacation Bible School.Every morning during the weeklong Rainforest Explorers-themed program, 3-year-old Carson and his little sister Madison, nearly 2, prayed and sang songs. They ate... Read more

ABTS Lebanon switches to an online education program – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) The pandemic continues to leave higher education in a state of disarray as colleges plot out the upcoming academic year. Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) is no different, but president Elie Haddad says the school is making a more permanent change to its residency program. Its a big step, Haddad says, since the... Read more

New Methodist President and Vice-President inducted in online Conference

The new Methodist President, Rev Richard Teal, and Vice-President Carolyn LawrenceThe Rev Richard Teal has been inducted as the new President of the Methodist Conference.  The ceremony took place during Conference on Saturday at Cliff College in Derbyshire. Conference is the annual legislative meeting of the Methodist Church, where policies and measures are adopted. It... Read more

4 Ways Not to Be a Jerk Online

The internet can be exhausting. And thats on the good days. The pull of our screensand the interactions they mediateis often more spiritually taxing than we realize or care to admit. I have yet to hear someone return from a digital fast and say, Wow, that was terrible. Usually its more like, Wow, I feel... Read more

2 Billion Gospel Presentations: Online Evangelism Ministry Passes Milestone

2 Billion Gospel Presentations: Online Evangelism Ministry Passes Milestone A leading online evangelism ministry reached a major milestone in May by delivering its 2 billionth gospel presentation, some 15 years after it was founded by one of the original employees of Apple.Global Ministry Outreach, which celebrated its 2 billionth online gospel presentation on... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study is the free 6-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. Max Lucado will share the ways God is equipping you to face the giants in your life. As a member of this... Read more

Vice President Mike Pence, Lecrae, Time Tebow and More Honor Ravi Zacharias in Online Memorial Service

Vice President Mike Pence, Lecrae, Time Tebow and More Honor Ravi Zacharias in Online Memorial Service On Friday morning, Vice President Mike Pence, Tim Tebow, Louie Giglio, Matt Redman, Lecrae and others participated in a memorial service for well-known Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias. Zacharias died on May 19 and was buried in Georgia... Read more

You’re Invited to Join the Free Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Facing Your Giants Online Bible Study is the free 6-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. Max Lucado will share the ways God is equipping you to face the giants in your life. As a member of this... Read more

African Pastors: Time to Go Online // Africa Study Bible

Right now, as social gatherings risk spreading COVID-19, preachers across the world are quickly having to learn how to deliver church services and sermons online. Are you a preacher in Africa? Do you worry that your flock would rather listen to preachers who are already famous from their TV shows or books? Have no fear... Read more

Taking Church Online in a Coronavirus Age

Like most other pastors and church leaders in recent weeks, I’m in the throes of confusion. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced upon us an ecclesiological conundrum. What does it even mean to be a church in times like this? How much does it matter that we continue to gather, physically, in the midst... Read more

4 Steps to Help Small Churches Implement Online Giving

With church attendance impossible in most places due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tithes and contributions may also decrease, and churches must rethink how members can continue the stewardship of giving. Steady giving is doubly important for small churches. Electronic giving is an effective way to maintain steady incomeand implementing it, even for smaller churches, shouldn’t... Read more

Can Baptism and the Lords Supper Go Online?

Can baptism and the Lords Supper go online? For the next who-knows-how-long, churches in many parts of the world will be unable to gather. So pastors like me are lovingly scrambling for solutions. Theres no playbook for this. When the church cant gather physically, what can we do to encourage and nourish Gods people? Most... Read more