Month: August 2020

California fining churches $10K for singing during worship service!

A Baptist church in California has been fined $10,000 for holding a morning and evening service indoors and for also including singing during those gatherings. The church has been warned that continued violations of the Santa Clara County health order will result in additional $5,000 per occurrence fines. “North Valley Baptist is failing to prevent …

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Pastor running for Senate: Abortion rights are ‘consistent’ with my beliefs as a minister

The pastor running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia claimed in a recent podcast interview that abortion is “consistent with” his beliefs as a minister and vowed to fight to keep it legal if he wins the election. Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat running in the special election to finish the remainder of Republican Sen. …

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Barna Group: COVID-19 aftermath of 1 in 5 churches facing permanent closure within 18 months

As many as one in five churches could permanently close as a result of shutdowns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, according to David Kinnaman, president of the prominent Christian research organization Barna Group. In an interview with NPR Monday regarding the status of American churches after months of shutdowns, Kinnaman said although churches were handling things “pretty swimmingly” …

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Kanye West raises concerns with TikTok, asks app to consider Christian version suitable for kids

Newly outspoken Christian Kanye West urged the social media app TikTok to consider making a Christian version of their technology that is suitable for children. The billionaire fashion designer, rapper and 2020 presidential hopeful took to Twitter to share that he had a vision about a faith and family-friendly version of the Chinese company TikTok. …

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In Troubled Times, These Power-Packed Scriptures Can Help You Find True Peace

If bad news from the television and internet about the COVID-19 pandemic and racism in the U.S. is keeping you anxious 24/7, Dr. Tim Clinton has an excellent resource that will help you find the peace that has eluded you. Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the largest and most diverse Christian …

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Love Keeps No Records So Why Would You?

There are two teams: the team recruiting revenge, and the team recruiting reconciliation. Pastor Mike Signorelli from V1 Church says, “Sometimes you can’t be right and have reconciliation at the same time.” If you truly have a heart for reconciliation, you will demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ when you hold no record of wrongs. …

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Why the Rest of 2020 Is Ripe for Mass Revival

Is anyone else besides me fed up with all the fear, doubt and hostility? The day that Pentecost exploded was a time of national turmoil and world conflict. Fear consumed the hearts of many. Darkness filled the city’s atmosphere on what was meant to be a day of festival and celebration. Let us learn from …

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Mass. town paints over Noah’s Ark display on playground after complaint

The town of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, has painted over a biblical display on a library playground following a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group. Stevens Memorial Library had featured at its playground a turning picture game of Noah’s Ark, which FFRF said violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Madeline Ziegler, a …

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TBN to drop Kenneth Copeland due to upcomming changes, Picks up Steven Furtick

Trinity Broadcasting Network said it will no longer air shows from controversial televangelist Kenneth Copeland starting in October as part of a series of upcoming programming changes at the international Christian television network. Kenneth Copeland Ministries and TBN have had a business relationship for some 40 years, with the network airing Copeland’s “Believer’s Voice of …

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Popular Disney Channel cartoon features the network’s first bisexual lead character

The creator of the new Disney Channel cartoon “The Owl House” has opened up about how the lead character of the show is bisexual — a reflection of her own sexual orientation. Luz Noceda is believed to be the network’s first bisexual lead character.

Do States have authority to fine or jail people who refuse coronavirus vaccine?

(ABC 10 News) – As drugmakers race to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus, several legal questions are emerging: could the government require people to get it? Could people who refuse to roll up their sleeves get banned from stores or lose their jobs? The short answer is yes, according to Dov Fox, a law …

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