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‘A Natural Fit’: Sony’s Affirm Buys Faith-Based Streaming Service Pure Flix

'A Natural Fit': Sony's Affirm Buys Faith-Based Streaming Service Pure Flix One of Americas largest movie studios is buying a leading faith-based streaming service. Sony Pictures the same studio behind Overcomer and Risen announced on Nov. 12 its subsidiary, Affirm Entertainment, is purchasing the faith-based streaming service Pure Flix.The acquisition could be a boost for Christian... Read more

Police break up baptism service that defied lockdown rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Chuttersnap)British police interfered with a baptism service held in England due to the religious event having more people in attendance than allowed by recently implemented lockdown restrictions. The London-based congregation The Angel Church held a baptism ceremony on Sunday, led by 28-year-old Senior Pastor Regan King, which 30 people tried to attend. Once alerted... Read more

London Police Block Church’s Baptism Service; Pastor Retorts: Love Is Not a Crime

London Police Block Church's Baptism Service; Pastor Retorts: Love Is Not a Crime London police blocked a church from holding a baptism service Sunday after the pastor and the congregation gathered in defiance of new Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.About 30 members of Angel Church in Islington a borough of London had gathered for the baptism service... Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to the sacrifice of millions in Armistice Day service

The service marked the 100th anniversary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey(Photo: Daily Mail TV)The Archbishop of Canterbury and members of the royal family gathered at Westminster Abbey to remember Britain's fallen heroes.  The socially distanced service marked the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior's burial at the abbey, and took... Read more

Calif. Church Defies Court, Holds Sunday Service: ‘I Have to Do What God’s Called Me to Do’

Calif. Church Defies Court, Holds Sunday Service: 'I Have to Do What God's Called Me to Do' A San Jose, Calif., church on Sunday defied a court order prohibiting it from gathering indoors, with its pastor saying he and his congregation have a biblical command to do what Gods called them to do.Under the current... Read more

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church Holds First In-Person Church Service Since Quarantine

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Holds First In-Person Church Service Since Quarantine Joel Osteen's Lakewood church held its first in-person service since March, The Christian Post reports.It was at 25% capacity and masks were required in addition to social distancing, but for the first time since March, the church met in-person and not online.Joel Osteen preached... Read more

Did People Really Get Arrested for Holding a Church Service in Idaho? | RELEVANT

Today on President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed (yep, this is one of those stories. You’ve been warned.), Trump cautioned that “DEMS WANT TO SHUT YOUR CHURCHES DOWN, PERMANENTLY. HOPE YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING. VOTE NOW!” Attached to the tweet was a video from Young Americans for Liberty president Cliff Mahoney of police arresting a... Read more

It Sure Looks Like The Postal Service (the Band) Are Releasing Something New Tomorrow | RELEVANT

We’re thinking it’s a sign. Over on social media, the long dormant accounts for the one-album wonder Postal Service have flickered to life, teasing a new …something.There’s a video saying we’ve all got a meeting on Wednesday, along with a clip of a soulful sax cover of “Nothing Better.” Not much to go on but... Read more

3 Christians Arrested at Outdoor Worship Service for Failing to Social Distance, Wear a Mask

3 Christians Arrested at Outdoor Worship Service for Failing to Social Distance, Wear a Mask Three Christians were arrested in Moscow City, Idaho for not wearing masks and not social distancing while taking part in an outdoor worship service.Two others at the worship service were issued citations for also not wearing masks.Moscow Police Chief James... Read more

God ‘Led Me to’ Congress, Sen. James Lankford Says: This Is ‘My Ministry’ of Service

God 'Led Me to' Congress, Sen. James Lankford Says: This Is 'My Ministry' of Service A U.S. senator who was in ministry before he was elected to office says hes still serving God in Congress only in a different way.Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) served as program director from 1996 to 2009 at the Baptist General... Read more

American Gospel Producers Announce Upcoming Streaming Service

American Gospel Producers Announce Upcoming Streaming Service The producers of the hit Christian documentary series American Gospel have announced that they will release their own streaming service this fall.In a statement on Friday, the producers explained that the streaming service will be known as AGTV and will feature biblically-centered teaching from a variety of sources,... Read more

U.S. Department of Defense to Implement Guidelines to Protect Service Members’ Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of Defense to Implement Guidelines to Protect Service Members' Religious Freedom The U.S. Department of Defense says new guidelines will be put into place to protect religious liberty rights for military service members.According to CBN News, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper began looking into the issue after hearing that some military... Read more

12,000 People Gather for Worship Service at California State Capitol

12,000 People Gather for Worship Service at California State Capitol In California, 12,000 people have gathered on the Capitol Grounds to worship God. The move was apparently illegal in California, but Sean Feucht, who held the service, says freedom of religion is a right that everyone should have, regardless of what State Officials have to... Read more

Israeli, American and UAE Delegates Gather for Prayer Service Ahead of Peace Talks

Israeli, American and UAE Delegates Gather for Prayer Service Ahead of Peace Talks Israeli, American and United Arab Emirates delegates gathered Tuesday morning for a morning prayer service ahead of meetings about a peace agreement between the UAE and the Jewish State.According to CBN News, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a news conference... Read more

Turn off the internet service and go back to church

(Photo: Unsplash/John Schnobrich)All our lives have changed so much over the past few months, so it is no surprise that how we do church has changed as well. Overnight, we began tuning into our church from the comfort of our home. I am not going to lie, at first, I enjoyed not having to do... Read more

Pasadena Threatens Church Members with 1 Year of Jail for Attending Indoor Worship Service

Pasadena Threatens Church Members with 1 Year of Jail for Attending Indoor Worship Service The city of Pasadena, Calif., is threatening a local church with fines, jail and even closure for violating government restrictions prohibiting indoor worship services. The congregation, Harvest Church, filed a lawsuit in July against the state of California over the restrictions and... Read more

Service with a Smiling Heart – Encouragement Café – August 19

Service with a Smiling Heart By Dawn MastYou, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13The work was hard. And there was a lot of it. However, in the sweltering heat you could find groups of teens around... Read more

So, What’s Going On With the Postal Service? | RELEVANT Magazine

You’ve probably seen a lot of political chatter about the United States Postal Service over the last few weeks, with plenty of political talking points and loud headlines trying to either whip you into a panic or assure you that nothing is wrong. It can be a little hard to sort out fact from... Read more

A Popular Tennessee Pastor Is ‘Teaming Up’ With Roger Stone for a Sunday Service | RELEVANT Magazine

Tennessee Pastor Greg Locke has developed a sizable social media following for his outspoken tone that mixes evangelical teaching with politically conservative talking points and lots of pro-Trump messages. On Twitter, his voice frequently veers into conspiracy-mongering, saying bodycam footage of George Floyd’s death proves that “[George] Soros owned BLM and had an agenda... Read more

John MacArthur Is Drawing Scrutiny After Holding a Church Service in Defiance of Local Orders | RELEVANT Magazine

Famed pastor, author and theologian John MacArthur conducted services before a packed congregation at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California in defiance of local social distancing orders. In a blog post, MacArthur wrote that California’s ban on in-person church services a ban which includes restaurants, bars, fitness centers, hair salons, barbershops and other... Read more

This Megachurch Used Its Sunday Service to Spread QAnon Conspiracy Theories | RELEVANT Magazine

Footage shows that Rock Urban Church in Grandville, Michigan used its July 5th service to play a nearly ten-minute video full of conspiratorial political propaganda which suggested to congregants that COVID-19 is part of an anti-Trump plot from Democratic elites, George Floyd’s killing was arranged to hurt President Donald Trump and other conspiracy theories.... 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

No limit to church service numbers but singing is off the cards for now

Weddings are capped at 30 people, including the minister and couple, but there is no limit on the numbers attending services(Photo: Unsplash)There is no limit to the number of people churches can allow into their buildings when services resume on 4 July, MPs have been told.  While weddings have been capped at 30 people, there... Read more

Prayer as Service | by Ashlea Massie

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14 I didnt tWhat went through your mind when you first realized the pandemic was a legitimate concern? Was it fear? Anxiety? Courage? Strength? Perhaps you even wanted to help out.hink... Read more

Cornwall pastor launches drive-in church service after council U-turn

Rev Matt Tims said the U-turn was a "miracle".A drive-in church service that was nearly cancelled because of objections from the local council's health and safety team has gone ahead in Cornwall.The drive-in church is the idea of Rev Matt Timms, pastor of Wave House Church in Newquay.  It was launched as a way for... Read more

HBO Max Has Temporarily Pulled ‘Gone With the Wind’ From Its Service | RELEVANT Magazine

Few American movies are more classic thanGone With the Wind, but its legendary status has almost always come with a caveat: the movie also whitewashes slavery and has been part of reinforcing of the country’s favorite and most damaging myths about its own history. Now fledgling streaming service HBO Max has pulled the classic... Read more

Minneapolis Christian University to Hold Memorial Service for George Floyd

Minneapolis Christian University to Hold Memorial Service for George Floyd A Minneapolis-based Christian university will be paying tribute to George Floyd in a memorial service on Thursday.North Central University is honored to have been asked to serve as the location for the Minneapolis funeral service for Mr. George Floyd, North Central University announced... Read more

London Bridge and Borough terror attacks remembered at cathedral service three years on

Flowers placed at a vigil held after the London Bridge attack.www.alexbakerphotography.comThe third anniversary of the 2017 terror attack on London Bridge and Borough was today marked by a virtual service hosted by Southwark Cathedral. Eight people were killed three years ago when a van was driven into pedestrians on the bridge before the driver and two... Read more

Pope, Archbishop share messages of hope and renewal in service to celebrate Pentecost Sunday

Archbishop Justin WelbyThe Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury have shared messages of hope and renewal in an unprecedented global online service to mark Pentecost Sunday amid the restrictions of Covid-19."It is my great joy that despite the physical restrictions we're all living within, we're all able to gather together to worship on this Pentecost... 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