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Appeals Court Says Nativity Can Remain on Courthouse Lawn, Despite ACLU Complaint

Appeals Court Says Nativity Can Remain on Courthouse Lawn, Despite ACLU Complaint An Indiana county can legally display a nativity scene on the courthouse lawn thanks to an appeals court panel decision this week overturning a lower court ruling. The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued a one-page order permitting the Brownstown, Ind.,... Read more

San Diego Judge Allows Strip Clubs to Reopen While Churches Remain Closed

San Diego Judge Allows Strip Clubs to Reopen While Churches Remain Closed While churches and schools in San Diego are being met with intensified restrictions on in-person meetings, a California judge has ordered that San Diego strip clubs can reopen According to The Christian Post,  a decision from San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil... Read more

Trump Leads Biden 2-to-1 Among Evangelicals, But Ethnic Divides Remain, Poll Shows

Trump Leads Biden 2-to-1 Among Evangelicals, But Ethnic Divides Remain, Poll Shows President Trump is running ahead of where he was four years ago among evangelical voters, although deep divides remain among ethnic groups, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.The poll of 1,200 Americans conducted Sept. 9-23 found that Trump leads Democratic nominee Joe... Read more

John MacArthur says Grace Community Church will remain open despite coronavirus prohibitions

John MacArthur(Photo: Grace Community Church)Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California has declared that his church would continue to hold in-person services with full congregations, in breach of restrictions in the state that ban in-person church services. Pastor MacArthur explained the Biblical basis for his decision in an announcement made on Friday, stating:... Read more

Kanye West cries over abortion, although he says it will remain legal if he becomes president

In a file photo, Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015.REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniKanye West launched his presidential bid with an unconventional rally that saw him crying on stage about abortion.  The rapper, who recently converted to Christianity, sobbed uncontrollably at one point... Read more

Christians continue to leave Iraq while those that remain feel ‘unsafe’

Destruction in Batnaya, northern Iraq(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)Christians continue to trickle out of Iraq at an alarming rate, with many still fearing the return of ISIS, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has warned.  In a new report, 'Life after ISIS: New challenges to Christianity in Iraq', the Catholic charity warns... Read more

Christian group challenges Government on Sunday trading plans as churches remain restricted

(Photo: Unsplash/Hanson Lu)A Christian campaign group has questioned the Government on why it is prepared to trust large shops to re-open for longer on Sunday but not churches.The Government is reported to be drawing up plans to boost the economy by easing Sunday trading laws so that larger shops like department stores and supermarkets can... Read more

Why Intercountry Adoption Must Remain a Viable Option

My life is forever transformed because of international adoption. Im an adoptee from Romania. I intimately know the joys and sorrows of adoption, and I carry with me the stories of orphans Ive met in my work. Adoption is deeply complex because it always involves loss and sacrifice. For a birth parent, the loss is... Read more

Hope rises in Iraq, significant challenges remain – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — After decades of war, Christians hope Iraqs newest leader can transition the country into an era of peace. The odds are stacked against Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, but so far, hes moving in a positive direction. Politically, there is hope for the future in a way that we haven’t seen in a... Read more

How to Live the Bible Things That Remain When Everything Else Changes – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-fifth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Mel Lawrenz will be offering... Read more

South Sudan peace course of delayed; questions stay unanswered – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] South Sudan (MNN) — Doubt surrounds the peace course of in South Sudan. Leaders missed a important deadline this week and have requested for a 100-day extension. MNN spoke to Voice of the Martyrs USA spokesman Todd Nettleton about these developments and extra. Are they going to work out their variations? Is there going... Read more

Suicide statistics stay bleak, but hope stays for U.S. veterans – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — Requires higher suicide consciousness and prevention usually accompany Veteran’s Day within the U.S., and rightfully so. Greater than 6,000 veterans commit suicide every year and its been that method for greater than 10 years, in accordance with the most recent VA statistics. Theres no instant resolution in sight, but hope stays.... Read more