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The Lousy Excuse for Why Churches Don’t Grow

Growing up we’ve always heard that the Truth makes us free, but we’ve also heard people don’t actually want to hear Truth. Truth in this sense is speaking of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to counter a position that is so widespread, but seems largely grounded in assumption. Here is the lousy …

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First female pastor at NY’s famed Riverside Church ousted after allegedly taking ministers to sex shop

NEW YORK — The Rev. Amy K. Butler, the first female pastor of New York City’s famed Riverside Church who revealed last year that she was sexually harassed at the church, is now being ousted from her post. The pastor is facing allegations that her colleagues felt “pressured” to follow her to a sex shop during a church …

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Florida church eliminates $7.2M in medical debt burdening 6,500 families

A Southern Baptist church in Florida will pay off over $7.2 million in crippling medical debt impacting over 6,500 individuals and families living at or below the poverty line in five Florida counties. Additionally, the church will also fund three foster homes for the next year.  Senior pastor Dan Glenn of Stetson Baptist Church in …

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Scientists may have found one of the oldest Christian churches in the world

Scientists may have discovered one of the oldest Christian churches in the world by using muon radiography to scan a mysterious subterranean building located in the ancient Russian city of Derbent, on the Caspian Sea’s coast. Archeologists have long wondered exactly the purpose the building served and one hypothesis is that it was some type …

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Florida pastor stops burglar at church, holds him at gunpoint until cops arrive

Fox News – An armed pastor shut down a burglar in his tracks Thursday morning by holding the suspect who’d broken into his church at gunpoint until police could get there. Lead Pastor Brant Adams of Seminole Heights Baptist Church responded to an alarm going off at the church just past 1 a.m. Adams, who lives nearby, arrived along with a …

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Bethlehem’s Nativity Church removed from UNESCO endangered list

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, was removed from UNESCO’s list of endangered world heritage sites on Tuesday following restorations there.The church was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2012 and placed on its endangered list the same year due to its poor condition. Church …

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Minneapolis Church and Pastor Expelled From Denomination for Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

CBN – Last week, the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) voted to defrock a Minneapolis, Minn., pastor and expell his church from the denomination for their stance on gay marriage. The Star Tribune reports the church’s vote ended a five-year conflict with Rev. Dan Collison and his First Covenant Church over allowing same-sex marriage. First Covenant, an historic church …

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OPINION: The church needs to teach theology and doctrine to our youth

Youth is a word that we place alongside immaturity and energy. Those two words are powerful attributions to youth, but they are dangerous when present together. The youth of today are the most connected in the history of mankind. They now hold powerful influence on politics, social media, and…. church. We can name numerous of …

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China raids another Christian church, detains ‘many’ worshipers: report

Another underground church in China was raided this week by government authorities who arrested worshiping Christians as the country’s Communist crackdown continues, China Aidreports.  The Christian persecution watchdog group, which seeks to expose religious freedom abuses in China, reports that Morningstar Church in China’s southern Guangxi province was raided on Wednesday morning.  Many Christians present, including …

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Pastors alarmed by Christian leaders’ push for Calif. churches to accept homosexuality, transgenderism

ndividuals who once identified as gay are speaking out against a resolution in the California Assembly that calls upon pastors and other civic leaders to affirm homosexuality and transgenderism, and condemn “conversion therapy.” The resolution, ACR-99, Civil Rights: Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people urges counselors, pastors, churches, educators, and others to avoid supporting the historic Christian …

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‘People Are Afraid’: New Effort Aims to Stop Violent Attacks on US Churches and Houses of Worship

WASHINGTON, DC – Dozens of faith leaders from around the country met at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC recently to try and figure out how to put a stop to domestic terror attacks against houses of worship: not just churches but synagogues, temples and mosques as well. It’s being called an epidemic and faith leaders …

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Drag queen Sparkle Leigh brings LGBT storytime to Cincinnati church

Dan Davidson can usually be seen around Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church sweeping the floors and getting the building ready for worship services. On Sunday, June 16, though, church caretaker Davidson woke up before the sun to get ready for a new role at the church that morning. He spent hours applying layers and layers of makeup …

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