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Stop grandstanding when pastors cancel services

On Friday, March 13th, President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency to release federal funds in the fight against coronavirus. Since, we have seen numerous postponements, closings, and cancellations from sports to business. This rapid progression in response to coronavirus has halted the world and US economy. With everything else considered, pastors have …

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Judge rules SC school district cannot have official prayers, hymns at graduation ceremonies

Christian Post – A district court judge ruled that a South Carolina school district cannot allow official prayers or religious music at their graduation ceremonies, bringing an end to a years-long legal battle. Judge Bruce Hendricks of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division issued an order on Thursday in …

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State Government Meeting Opens With ‘Hail Satan’ Prayer; Officials Storm Out

A government meeting in Alaska opened with a prayer to Satan after a Satanic Temple member won the right to deliver the invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out. The invocation was the first given by the Satanic Temple since the Kenai Peninsula Borough — 75 miles south of Anchorage — …

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Pastor Who Prayed For Trump: I Was At ‘Increased Security Risk’

A pastor’s decision to pray for President Trump in front of his congregation said his action left him at an “increased security risk.” Last week, pastor David Platt of a Northern Virginia megachurch made a decision to pray for President Trump during a surprise visit. “I was immediately called backstage and told that the president …

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‘Thy Will Be Done, Almighty God’: Trump Prays FDR’s Prayer at D-Day Ceremony

President Donald Trump is commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, joining numerous world leaders and dignitaries in Portsmouth, England today. That was a key launching point for the Allied forces that sailed from England to storm the beaches of Normandy, France to begin pushing back the Nazi occupiers during World War II. It was a …

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85-Year-Old Widow Kicked Out of Apartment for Sharing Her Faith, Offering to Pray for People

Due to her advanced age and religious activities, an elderly widow in California has been reportedly forced out of her apartment. Eighty-five-year-old Diana Martin had lived in her apartment in Hanford for almost 14 years. Earlier this year, the owner and city’s vice-mayor, John Draxler, told her she was being evicted for sharing her faith …

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Virginia pastor explains prayer for Trump after some ‘hurt’ by it

The Northern Virginia pastor who prayed for President Trump on stage after an unscheduled visit Sunday explained why he did so, acknowledging “some within our church…are hurt that I made this decision.” David Platt, McLean Bible Church pastor, told his congregation, in a statement, that his “aim was in no way to endorse the president, his policies, or his party, …

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5 Biblical New Year’s Resolutions

It is almost 2018, a whole new year! This is the time when we make resolutions, pledging what we will or won’t do this new year, or what we will do better. It can be overwhelming, all the pressure, all we feel we need to do or live up to. It can be overwhelming even to attempt …

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12 Powerful Prayers from Paul

Sometimes praying feels like throwing darts – with your eyes closed. You hurl some words heavenward and wonder if you’ve hit the bulls-eye of progress. You hope something sticks. Lately, I’ve been thinking, I don’t want my words to just touch heaven, but I want them to move heaven’s power on my behalf. I want …

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New Zealand Revises Parliamentary Prayer to Exclude Jesus’ Name

New Zealand’s parliament has removed a reference to Jesus in a prayer that is said before parliamentary meetings. According to The Christian Post, the original version of the prayer read, “Almighty God, humbly acknowledging our New Zealand Revises Parliamentary Prayer to Exclude Jesus’ Nameneed for Thy guidance in all things, and laying aside all private and personal …

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Court rules against coach who prayed with players

SEATTLE (August 23, 2017) — A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he’s not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals unanimously held that …

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