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Franklin Graham Responds to School Canceling Shoebox Campaign

A school in Kansas recently cancelled their Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign because of complaint filed by The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group which advocates for atheists, agnostics, and non-theists.
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Supreme Court Sides With Churches in NY; Blocks COVID Restrictions

On Wednesday November 25, 2020 the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations, thereby blocking Governor Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus restrictions that only allowed a maximum of 10 people for worship services.
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Explainer: What You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine and Fetal Tissue

What role does fetal tissue play in the development of new vaccines such as the ones developed to protect against COVID-19?
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Biden Indicates He Is For In-Person Worship, If Done ‘Safely’

President-elect Joe Biden says Americans should be allowed to worship in person “safely” during the ongoing pandemic.
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Study Shows How ‘COVID-19 World’ Impacts Bible Engagement…and It’s Not Good

Research from Barna and the American Bible Society for the "State of the Bible 2020” has found that Americans’ engagement with Scripture has suffered significantly over the course of the pandemic.
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Why This Denomination May Soon ‘be on life support’

Based on recent statistics, the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) faces a “dire” and “vastly diminished” future—and may even cease to exist in a few decades.
Nichole Nordeman Christian Recording Artist Calls Out Non-Mask Wearers After Aunt Dies From COVID-19

Christian Recording Artist Calls Out Non-Mask Wearers After Aunt Dies From COVID-19

Nicole Nordeman has had enough of Christians especially who eschew guidelines to wear a mask and limit physical gatherings. The Christian artist wrote an indignant tweet directed at such people after her aunt passed away from COVID-19.
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Pastor John MacArthur: ‘America Is in a Moral Free-Fall’

Since July, Pastor MacArthur has kept Grace Community Church’s doors open for indoor worship gatherings and has not been fined nor put in prison despite a few trips to the nearby courthouse.
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Katy Perry Returned to Her Church Roots Performing Hymn ‘As The Deer’ at AMAs

Katy Perry went back to her church roots at the AMAs by performing the hymn "As the Deer." The singer dedicated her performance to her father, who is a Christian minister.
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The Best New Christmas Music to Help Get You Through the Rest of 2020

Several Christian artists have decided that the challenges of 2020 make it the ideal year for releasing new Christmas songs that remind us we have a hope that is everlasting.
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Astronaut Victor Glover Brought His Bible, Communion Cups to Space Station

Thanks to “really good internet connectivity” that reaches into the heavens, NASA astronaut Victor Glover is worshiping virtually during his six-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS).
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Martin Luther’s Pandemic Advice Goes Viral—500 Years Later

It has been more than 500 years since German monk Martin Luther’s words went viral, thanks to what was then some cutting-edge technology. Turns out besides his 95 theses, Luther had something to say about plagues, too.
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What You Should Know About the COVID-19 RNA Vaccines

RNA vaccines have significant advantages over some other vaccines. They are not infectious and they do not trigger an immune response when injected.
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Who Is Raphael Warnock? A Look at the Progressive Pastor From Georgia

Control of the U.S. Senate hinges on the outcome of two runoff races in Georgia, one of which pits Democratic pastor Raphael Warnock against the Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. Here's what you need to know about Pastor Warnock.
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Christian Doctors: Please Stop Gathering—Do Not Make Church an Idol

As COVID-19 infections rise in the U.S., the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) has issued a statement pleading with churches to stop meeting in person.
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Pastor Advances to Knockout Rounds on ‘The Voice’

Jim Ranger is the campus pastor and worship leader for New Life Church’s Southwest Campus in Bakersfield, California. The talented musician also received a three-chair-turn from the judges on the popular television talent show "The Voice."
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Communities of Color Are the Focus of New Church Planting Network

In an interview with ChurchLeaders, Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile explained how The Crete Collective's focus on Black and Brown neighborhoods is biblical as well as missional. The pastor also addressed some potential criticisms the movement might face.
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Americans Increasingly Comfortable With Churches Defying Shut Down Orders

Along with the alarming rates of infection we’re witnessing, the number of Americans who think churches should defy shut down orders is on the rise as well.
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Candace Cameron Bure: Sex Needs to Be Celebrated Within Marriage

Candace Cameron Bure is responding to critics of a mildly suggestive photo she posted of herself and her husband. Bure says sex in marriage should be celebrated and says the photo was trying to do just that.
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After 15 Days in Hospital, John Hagee Says Jesus is the Vaccine We Need

After spending 15 days in the hospital, Pastor John Hagee returned briefly to address his Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday.
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