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Gleanings: April 2019Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
Gleanings: April 2019. Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue). CT Staff| March 15, 2019. Image: RaStudio / Getty.
Francis Chan Explains Why He’ll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn
“There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”
Gleanings. Francis Chan Explains Why He'll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn. “There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”.
Azusa Pacific Drops Ban on Same-Sex Student Relationships, Again
Revised code of conduct shifts in favor of “uniform standards of behavior for all students.”
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US Catholics Now as Concerned About Persecution as Climate Change or Refugees
But more than a third incorrectly believe Christians suffer less than half of world’s religious freedom violations.
“[But] it is telling that [these other issues] get more attention.”. Without belittling their importance, the other issues receive ample coverage in the news, Marlin said.
LifeWay to Close All 170 Christian Stores
The nation’s biggest Christian retail chain ends its brick-and-mortar operations.
Gleanings. purchase Christian books, Bibles, and resources,” said Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) president and CEO Stan Jantz in response to LifeWay's news.
Evangelicals Show No Decline, Despite Trump and Nones
The 2018 General Social Survey reports American evangelicals holding steady amid growth of the unaffiliated—and a surprising uptick for mainline Protestants.
Despite the quick pace of news and week-to-week political polling, it's longitudinal tools like the GSS that give social scientists the best big-picture views of how America's religious
Britain Uses Violent Bible Verses to Deny Iranian Convert Asylum
Latest example of immigration officials deploying Scripture to keep former Muslims out of UK comes as Church of England adds an official Farsi liturgy due to demand.
Latest example of immigration officials deploying Scripture to keep former Muslims out of UK comes as Church of England adds an official Farsi liturgy...
ECFA Suspends Harvest Bible Chapel’s Accreditation
Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch may have been in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Gleanings. ECFA Suspends Harvest Bible Chapel's Accreditation. Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch may have been in “serious violation
Gleanings: March 2019Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue).
Gleanings: March 2019. Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue). CT Staff| February 15, 2019. Image: Kutay Tanir / Getty.
Grand Canyon University’s Online Seminary Gains Accreditation
After shedding its for-profit status, GCU becomes a bigger competitor for traditional Christian colleges.
Gleanings. Grand Canyon University's Online Seminary Gains Accreditation. After shedding its for-profit status, GCU becomes a bigger competitor for traditional Christian colleges.
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”.
Court Overturns Atheist Victory Against Pastors’ Best Benefit
Seventh Circuit rules Clergy Housing Allowance is constitutional, despite challenge by Freedom from Religion Foundation.
Gleanings. Court Overturns Atheist Victory Against Pastors' Best Benefit. “This news comes as a relief to churches and clergy across America,” he said.
Templeton Prize Winner: Marcelo Gleiser, Physicist Who Beholds the Universe’s Mysteries
The agnostic is credited with bringing believers and religious questions into the scientific realm.
The agnostic is credited with bringing believers and religious questions into the scientific realm.
How Should Christians Respond to Christchurch Mosque Massacre?
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
What to Give Up for Lent 2019? Consider Twitter’s Top 100 Ideas
(UPDATED) Among abstentions the week of Ash Wednesday, food ideas are twice as popular as technology and personal habits.
Gleanings. What to Give Up for Lent 2019? Consider Twitter's Top 100 Ideas. (UPDATED) Among abstentions the week of Ash Wednesday, food ideas
Gleanings: January/February 2019Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Gleanings: January/February 2019. Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue). CT Staff| December
Gospel for Asia Settles Lawsuit with $37 Million Refund to Donors
Major ministry ends class action with no acknowledgment of guilt and gives board seat to plaintiff.
Gleanings. “The good news is that the lessons learned from this burdensome series of events will make the ministry stronger,” he stated. But first it'll make GFA poorer.
The Church Growth Gap: The Big Get Bigger While the Small Get Smaller
The US congregations most likely to grow are the 10 percent that already have more than 250 worshipers.
The US congregations most likely to grow are the 10 percent that already have more than 250 worshipers.
Southern Baptists Want to Expel Churches Over Abuse
President J. D. Greear announces a batch of new proposals, reiterating that congregations that cover up incidents have “no place” in the SBC.
Gleanings. The news report drew particular attention to at least 35 pastors and volunteers who continued to work in Southern Baptist churches after being convicted or credibly accused
Christianity Today Appoints Timothy Dalrymple as New President and CEO
He succeeds Harold Smith, who retires May 1.
Gleanings. Christianity Today Appoints Timothy Dalrymple as New President and CEO. He succeeds Harold Smith, who retires May 1. Mark Galli. February 20, 2019 10:56 AM.
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America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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