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Ligonier Suspends R. C. Sproul Jr. over Ashley Madison Visit

Reformed leader admits accessing adultery website 'in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity.'
Ligonier Suspends R. C. Sproul Jr. over Ashley Madison Visit
Ligonier Ministries

Ligonier Ministries has suspended R. C. Sproul Jr. until July 2016 due to his admission that he visited the adultery matchmaking website Ashley Madison.

Ligonier was founded by his father, R. C. Sproul Sr., who still serves as board chair. The younger Sproul is one of the ...

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Westmont Grieves Passing of Former President David Winter

Longtime Christian educator helped found the CCCU.
Westmont Grieves Passing of Former President David Winter
Photo Courtesy of Westmont College

A memorial service will be held on Saturday for David K. Winter, longtime president of Westmont College and cofounder of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

Winter died August 15. He was 84.

During his 25-year-tenure at Westmont, the school grew ...

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65,000 Pro-Life Advocates Protest at 342 Planned Parenthood Sites

(UPDATED) 'The tide has turned' against leading abortion provider, claims pro-life leader.
65,000 Pro-Life Advocates Protest at 342 Planned Parenthood Sites
Desiring God

Update (Aug. 24): More than 65,000 people turned out to protest this weekend at 342 Planned Parenthood (PPFA) clinics, pro-life organizers reported on Sunday.

"This is a tipping point in the history of fighting Planned Parenthood," said Jim Sedlak, vice president ...

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Tullian Tchividjian Files for Divorce

Billy Graham's grandson lost his ministerial credentials earlier this month.
Tullian Tchividjian Files for Divorce

UPDATE (Sept. 4): Willow Creek Presbyterian Church in Winter Springs, Florida, (unrelated to Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois) has hired Tullian Tchividjian as that congregation's director of ministry development.

On August 30, on his Twitter ...

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Died: Danny Lotz, 78, Husband of Anne Graham Lotz

(UPDATED) Sunday funeral service to be live-streamed from church in Raleigh.
Died: Danny Lotz, 78, Husband of Anne Graham Lotz
Courtesy, Durham Sun Herald

Update (Aug. 28): The funeral service for Danny Lotz will take place on Sunday, August 30, 3 PM EDT at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. It will be live streamed via www.annegrahamlotz.org/live-stream-danny-lotz/, according to a press statement.

A full ...

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'I'm Born Again': Sudan Frees Pastors Facing Death Penalty

The good news behind judge's guilty verdict.
'I'm Born Again': Sudan Frees Pastors Facing Death Penalty
Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Two jailed South Sudanese pastors have been set free after a judge found them guilty, but ruled that they already served their sentences.

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Michael and Reith together faced six charges, but were not convicted of four of them, including undermining the constitutional system ...

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$70,000 Minimum Wage Brings Bible Parable to Life (Unfortunately)

Seattle CEO loses employees, faces lawsuit, in modern-day twist of Matthew 20's workers in the vineyard.
$70,000 Minimum Wage Brings Bible Parable to Life (Unfortunately)
Codex Aureus Epternacensis

Earlier this year, Dan Price, a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and CEO of Seattle-based Gravity Payments, made headlines nationwide after announcing plans to raise his employees’ base salary to $70,000 a year.

But not everyone at Gravity Payments agrees with ...

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Tullian Tchividjian Resigns after Admitting 'Inappropriate Relationship'

(UPDATED) Billy Graham's grandson says hiding from public eye would 'undermine the very message that I claim to believe.'
Tullian Tchividjian Resigns after Admitting 'Inappropriate Relationship'
YouTube / Rock Church

Update (July 30): Less than six weeks after resigning as the senior pastor of a prominent Orlando-based church because of an affair, Tullian Tchividjian says he has no plans to withdraw from the public eye.

“One of the big questions I’ve wrestled with is, how ...

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Christian Mother on Pakistan's Death Row Gets Last Chance to Escape Blasphemy Execution

Asia Bibi, the 'world's most emblematic defender of human rights,' goes before Islamabad's Supreme Court.
Christian Mother on Pakistan's Death Row Gets Last Chance to Escape Blasphemy Execution

(WWM) One of today's most prominent persecuted Christians has been allowed to appeal her death penalty for blasphemy to Pakistan's highest court.

Until the Supreme Court in Islamabad, the Muslim nation's capital city, reaches its final decision, Aasiya Noreen ...

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'19 Kids and Canceled': TLC Cans Duggar Reality TV Show

"We have committed to Him that in all things—difficulties or success, good times or bad."
'19 Kids and Canceled': TLC Cans Duggar Reality TV Show
Duggar Family / YouTube

Nearly two months after Josh Duggar admitted that he “forcibly fondled” several of his younger sisters, TLC has canceled19 Kids and Counting, the Duggar family’s long-running television show.

TLC also announced a new partnership with sex abuse prevention ...

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What Mark Driscoll Told Brian Houston at Hillsong Conference

(UPDATED) Debate continues over how long pastoral restoration should take.
What Mark Driscoll Told Brian Houston at Hillsong Conference
Mars Hill Church

Update (June 30): Earlier this month, Brian Houston announced that Mark Driscoll would no longer attend the Hillsong Conference. [See previous report below.]

Today, Driscoll showed up with his wife Grace—in a pre-recorded video interview with the Australian megachurch’s ...

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Missionary Pioneer Elisabeth Elliot Passes Through Gates of Splendor

Books by widow of martyred Jim Elliot were staples in many evangelical homes.
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Missionary Pioneer Elisabeth Elliot Passes Through Gates of Splendor
www.elisabethelliot.org

Update (June 22): Elisabeth Elliot's memorial service will be held Tuesday at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

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One of the most influential Christian women of the 20th century, Elisabeth Elliot, has died.

Elliot, the Christian author and speaker ...

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Names Interim President

Campus ministry's No. 2 will continue its commitment to religious freedom on college campuses and racial diversity.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Names Interim President
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

While the longtime leader of campus ministry InterVarsity Christian Fellowship steps down to start cancer treatment, a fellow executive will serve as interim president.

One of the nation’s largest campus ministry organizations announced Monday that its senior vice ...

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Vatican and Pat Robertson Agree: Don’t Play ‘Charlie, Charlie’

Game of ‘summoning’ Mexican demon goes viral. Skeptics say it’s a marketing hoax.
Vatican and Pat Robertson Agree: Don’t Play ‘Charlie, Charlie’
charliecharliechallenge.net

The game starts with: “Charlie, Charlie, are you here? Charlie, Charlie, can you play?”

Players recite these words sitting around table with two pencils, one carefully balanced on top of the other. Underneath the pencils is a sheet of white paper marked with “yes” ...

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Duggars Blame Critics for ‘Unprecedented Attack’ on Their Faith and Family

In Fox News interview, reality star parents say media reports further victimize their daughters.
Duggars Blame Critics for ‘Unprecedented Attack’ on Their Faith and Family
Fox News

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar called media coverage of their son’s molestation as a teenager “an unprecedented attack on our family” and an illegal exposure of sealed juvenile records.

During their first TV interview on the scandal, the 19 Kids and Counting ...

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