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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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10 Things Your Pastor Needs You To Be

I have the privilege to talk to scores of young leaders. Many of them are just starting out in ministry and jumping onto the staff of a church. They come in with tons of energy and ambition and a desire to serve. I’ve been asked, “What does it take to be a great staff member?” If you …

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North Korea Finally Releases Wrongfully-Jailed Canadian Pastor

North Korea has released a Canadian pastor who was imprisoned for allegedly attempting to overthrow the regime of Kim Jong Un on humanitarian grounds, state media reported Wednesday. Rim Hyon Su, also known as Hyeon Soo Lim, was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labor in Dec. 2015. His release came a day after Canadian officials …

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Iraqi Pastor Miraculously Survives Car Bomb

Original source: http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/iraqi-pastor-miraculously-survives-car-bomb.html — An Iraqi pastor who miraculously survived a car bomb explosion in 2010 credits God with saving him, and says that God still has work for him to do. CBN News reports that Pastor Joseph sensed that something was amiss the morning of the car bomb explosion. He got into his car and started …

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Pastor Meng Died because He Wouldn’t Run

Our missionaries have remained with us; we will stand by them, and live or die together.” Meng Ch’ang-ch’un and the other Chinese pastors at Pao-ting Fu were united in their determination. The Boxer Rebellion, an angry reaction against western interference in China, raged across China. The government encouraged lawless bands to kill all foreigners and …

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The Priscilla Challenge: When the Wife Is Called to Be the Pastor

As part of a tour group to Israel many years ago, I met a very sharp African-American man named Morris Bates. As we talked, he handed me his business card, and I saw that he was associated with The Blood Washed Church of Calvary located in Norristown, Pennsylvania. But what really caught my attention were …

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What This Pastor Told a Homosexual Man Who Wanted to Leave His Church

The perfect Sunday had arrived and I was prepared to present my plan of action to my pastor—the plan to dump God and the church. After all, I was living a double life and the conviction of walking on the platform once more to lead worship was irritating. I was finally ready to be liberated …

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Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise And So Are Our Impossible Expectations for Them.

“Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good,” stated Charlotte Elizabeth Whitton, the first female mayor of a major Canadian city. Female leaders have experienced this firsthand for decades, and Whitton’s observation has been validated not only through personal experiences but also through study after study …

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The People of the Process

The day was March 9, 2015. I had traveled seven and a half hours, and I had no idea if it was even going to be worth it by the end of the week. I reflect on the Spring Break of 2015 more than I probably should. There are so many adjectives I could use …

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Do you want to be Pastored or Pacified ?

I have been concerned over the years that what is often looked at as pastoring is not always true pastoring. A pastor is a shepherd, who watches over and bring nurture to the life of the sheep. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, so He certainly is the greatest model of pastoring. I am not sure …

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Yahoo News: Married Pastor Who Reportedly Had an Ashley Madison Account Kills Himself: ‘He Felt Such Shame’

A Baptist pastor who reportedly had an account on cheaters’ website Ashley Madison has taken his life. New Orleans Pastor John Gibson, 56, was found dead by his wife less than a week after hackers exposed the names of accounts on the adultery website. His wife, Christi, said he left a suicide note addressing his …

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