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Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show

(UPDATED) Performance with The Roots was the first by a Christian rapper on late-night TV.
Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show
Reach Records

Update (Sept. 19): On The Tonight Show Thursday, Jimmy Fallon congratulated Lecrae for his No. 1 album, Anomaly, and invited him to return for another performance.

For the night, Lecrae joined Fallon’s house band, The Roots, for musical interludes between segments. ...

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James MacDonald Asks Forgiveness for Unbiblical Discipline of Harvest Bible Chapel Elders

Megachurch pastor confesses board slandered three elders as 'false messengers' last year.
James MacDonald Asks Forgiveness for Unbiblical Discipline of Harvest Bible Chapel Elders
Screenshot of Harvest Bible Chapel video

On Sunday, prominent pastor James MacDonald told his 13,000-member Harvest Bible Chapel congregation that he and his elder board were wrong for how they publicly disciplined three elders last year.

“For many months, we have labored under the awareness that our church ...

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Stem Cell Concerns Don't Freeze Evangelical Enthusiasm for Ice Bucket Challenge

(UPDATED) ALS raises $100 million in 30 days; pro-life groups worry about embryonic research.
Stem Cell Concerns Don't Freeze Evangelical Enthusiasm for Ice Bucket Challenge

Tens of thousands of Americans—including dozens of evangelical leaders—have eagerly shivered and shaked their way through the ice bucket challenge, despite concerns from Catholic leaders and pro-life groups that the viral video craze may be sending millions to ...

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Nine Current Mars Hill Pastors Tell Mark Driscoll To Step Down from All Ministry

(UPDATED) Mars Hill responds Friday to leaked letter, says 'our team is Jesus, not one group of elders or another.'
Nine Current Mars Hill Pastors Tell Mark Driscoll To Step Down from All Ministry
Mars Hill Church

Update (Aug. 29): Mars Hill Church responded publicly today to the leaked letter by nine of its 65 pastors.

"Despite the way the letter was sent out, please know we take its contents very seriously and will be taking the appropriate actions to honor Jesus, address ...

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Major Missions Agency Picks 'Radical' New President

Megachurch pastor David Platt is now the younger face of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board.
Major Missions Agency Picks 'Radical' New President
International Mission Board

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Platt, who has ministered in India, Nepal, Indonesia, and an unspecified country in the Horn of Africa, replaces Tom Elliff, who at 70 is nearly double Platt's age.

Platt has pastored the 4,500-member Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, since 2006, and has ...

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Mark Driscoll Steps Down While Mars Hill Investigates Charges

(UPDATED) Driscoll offers 8-step solution to followers: 'Current climate is not healthy for me or for this church.'
Mark Driscoll Steps Down While Mars Hill Investigates Charges
Mars Hill Church

[Updated with eight "next steps," direct quotes, video of announcement.]

In Mark Driscoll's first public statement since Acts 29 rebuked and removed him from the church planting network he founded, the embattled Seattle pastor announced he will temporarily ...

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Worship Songwriter Vicky Beeching Comes Out as Gay

The CCM worship world has its Jennifer Knapp moment.
Worship Songwriter Vicky Beeching Comes Out as Gay
Nicholas Dawkes / VickyBeeching.com

A popular writer and singer of CCM worship songs, Vicky Beeching, came out as gay Wednesday in an interview with the U.K. newspaper The Independent.

“What Jesus taught was a radical message of welcome and inclusion and love,” said the 35-year-old Anglican, who ...

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Top UK Christian Singer Investigated for Alleged Sex Abuse at 1985 Billy Graham Crusade

Sir Cliff Richard, who denies allegations as 'completely false,' is latest British celebrity affected by Jimmy Savile fallout.
Top UK Christian Singer Investigated for Alleged Sex Abuse at 1985 Billy Graham Crusade
Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer/Flickr

In the wake of allegations that Jimmy Savile, the late UK broadcaster, sexually abused dozens of children, British police today searched a residence of a top Christian entertainer. Sir Cliff Richard is alleged to have sexually abused a 16-year-old boy around the time Richard ...

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LifeWay Stops Selling Mark Driscoll's Books at 180 Christian Stores

(UPDATED) Southern Baptist chain decides to 'assess the situation regarding his ministry.'
LifeWay Stops Selling Mark Driscoll's Books at 180 Christian Stores
Tyler Merbler/Flickr; Mars Hill Church

Update (Aug. 12): One of Mark Driscoll's advisers who recently resigned, Paul Tripp, stated today that Mars Hill's accountability model "will never be able to do what it was designed to do."

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[Updated with past Tyndale defense of Driscoll and Publishers ...

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Acts 29 Removes Mars Hill, Asks Mark Driscoll To Step Down and Seek Help

(UPDATED) Mars Hill cancels Resurgence conference. Paul Tripp says Driscoll's accountability model will never work. Board insists 'making real progress' on problems.
Acts 29 Removes Mars Hill, Asks Mark Driscoll To Step Down and Seek Help
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Update (Aug. 15): Mars Hill has canceled its 2014 Resurgence Conference, which was to be held October 28-29 and included recently resigned board members Paul Tripp and James MacDonald as speakers.

"The Resurgence Conference has always been born out of our love of Jesus ...

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China Frees Gao Zhisheng: Top 10 Lawyer Now Country's Persecuted 'Conscience'

(UPDATED) China watchers worry Christian human rights activist will be subject to house arrest.
China Frees Gao Zhisheng: Top 10 Lawyer Now Country's Persecuted 'Conscience'
Courtesy, Epoch Times

China has released renowned human rights activist Gao Zhisheng, according to Western journalists who spoke to Gao's brother in China today.

The BBC reported:

Gao Zhiyu said his brother left prison on Thursday morning and is now at his father-in-law's home in ...

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Mark Driscoll Addresses Crude Comments Made Trolling as 'William Wallace II'

Mars Hill pastor says 14-year-old posts were 'plain wrong' and he 'remain[s] embarrassed,' but 'I have changed.'
Mark Driscoll Addresses Crude Comments Made Trolling as 'William Wallace II'
Mars Hill Church Seattle/Flickr

Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll in a letter to his congregation Friday apologized for controversial comments he made in an online discussion forum in 2000.

In Mars Hill's Midrash forum, posts from which resurfaced and circulated this week, Driscoll posted blunt ...

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Another 'Stained Glass Ceiling' Shatters: CCCU Picks First Female President

Calvin College leader brings legal savvy to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Another 'Stained Glass Ceiling' Shatters: CCCU Picks First Female President
Courtesy of CCCU

America's leading advocate for Christian colleges has chosen its first female president.

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has elected Shirley V. Hoogstra of Calvin College to lead the Washington, D.C.-based association. Approximately 9 of its ...

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Leading Rabbi Nominated as First Non-Christian Religious Freedom Ambassador

Obama nomination of David Saperstein will require strong Senate support.
Leading Rabbi Nominated as First Non-Christian Religious Freedom Ambassador
US Department of Labor/Flickr

President Obama nominated Rabbi David Saperstein this morning to be the next—and first non-Christian—United States ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

The press statment said:

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate ...

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New Movies to Highlight Friendship Between Creators of Narnia and Middle Earth

As Hollywood works its way through dramatizing the fantasy novels, several hope to tell a more historical tale of real-world friendship.
New Movies to Highlight Friendship Between Creators of Narnia and Middle Earth
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The friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, well known to some devoted fans, may soon be a star of the silver screen along with the elves, dragons, hobbits, and marsh-wiggles of their creation.

Tolkien & Lewis, an $18 million British film that will feature the ...

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