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Will Trump Sanctions Help Andrew Brunson More Than They Hurt Turkish Christians?
Religious freedom advocates consider if the need of the one outweighs the needs of the many.
Christians to Science: Leave Animals the Way God Designed Them—Except Mosquitoes
Pew finds 7 in 10 Americans, as well as highly committed evangelicals, say the pesky insects should be genetically engineered to reduce disease.
Christian College Drops Sex Standards in Law School Bid
Trinity Western University abandons its community covenant after Canadian Supreme Court loss.
Evangelical Ethiopian Helps End Orthodox Schism
Africa’s youngest head of state heals the wounds of one of its oldest churches.
Willow Creek Elders and Pastor Heather Larson Resign over Bill Hybels
Church leaders apologize to Nancy Ortberg, Nancy Beach, Vonda Dyer, and other women with accusations: “We have no reason not to believe you.”
Rwanda Restricts Fasting as 8,000 Churches Closed
New law requires pastors to obtain theology degrees and forbids urging lengthy fasts.
Hybels Heir Quits Willow as New Accusations Arise Before Global Leadership Summit
Teaching pastor Steve Carter resigns after New York Times article; GLS had already lost 111 host sites.
Bethel Church Survives Redding Carr Fire, But Still Faces Heat
Social media debate on intersection of disaster relief and theology echoes Osteen-Harvey episode.
Support for Christians Refusing to Serve Same-Sex Weddings Goes ... Up
PRRI finds most demographics have shifted in favor of religious freedom for small wedding business owners like Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips.
Pew: Why Americans Go to Church or Stay Home
Among regular attenders of religious services: 2 in 3 go because of their kids, Catholics half as likely as Protestants to value sermons, and 1 in 5 don’t usually feel God’s presence.
Prosperity Gospel Taught to 4 in 10 Evangelical Churchgoers
Survey finds most Protestants believe God wants them to prosper financially. But views diverge on whether they must tithe to receive it.
Under the Law: Israeli Christians Worry About Secondary Status in Jewish Nation-State
Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews cautious as region’s only democracy makes its identity politics official.
Intelligent Designer Babies? Christians Tell Pew Their Views on Gene Editing
Most believers favor using CRISPR technology in babies to fix congenital conditions, but not to reduce risk of disease later in life.
Pence and Pompeo Make Big Religious Freedom Pledges
Potomac Declaration and action plan hope to persuade more nations by the second US religious freedom ministerial next year.
The World’s Next Religious Freedom Success Story: Uzbekistan?
Officials make their case in DC during the State Department’s religious freedom ministerial.
Turkey Lets Andrew Brunson Leave Prison
American pastor remains under house arrest until October. But good news comes day after his plight was shared at US religious freedom ministerial.
Persecution of Andrew Brunson, John Cao Shared at Religious Freedom Ministerial
(UPDATED) First day of US State Department’s unprecedented event also includes discussion of Nineveh Plains aid between Greta Van Susteren, Mark Burnett, and Johnnie Moore.
Iranian Christian Refugees Are Still Stranded in Austria. But Are Things About to Change?
Dozens of Christians and other religious minorities from Iran have been on a resettlement roller coaster. It just took a new turn.
Turkey Keeps American Pastor Behind Bars—At Least for Three More Months
Andrew Brunson has spent most of the last two years in prison based on wild—or absent—accusations.
Poll: You're Probably Inviting Friends to Church
The more often people go, the more likely they are to invite someone to come along.
Top Story August 17, 2018
Richard Stearns: ‘Every Day Is a Celebration’
Richard Stearns: ‘Every Day Is a Celebration’
After 20 years of tackling the “hole in our gospel,” World Vision's most recent president is fine retiring from World Vision with some tasks unfinished.
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