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Will Southern Baptists’ Political Truce Last Through 2020?
After a polarizing presidential election in 2016, evangelicals rethink their discourse and engagement.
Praying for Patients Is Common, But Comes With Legal Risk
Most healthcare workers want to offer spiritual care if the sick are open to it—but doing so cost a Pentecostal nurse in the UK her job.
Died: Lloyd John Ogilvie, Celebrated Preacher and Senate Chaplain
The lifelong leader and teacher encouraged pastors and politicians alike to “Let God Love” them.
Southern Baptists Vote to Name Abuse as Grounds for Expelling Churches
SBC also approves new committee to evaluate member churches.
Christian Agencies Fight for Migrant Kids’ Right to Play
Bethany Christian Services pledges to keep recreation and education offerings for unaccompanied minors in its care, even if federal funding goes away.
Report: How Southern Baptists Failed to Care About Abuse
SBC releases abuse study—condemning past practices and recommending new protections—ahead of the annual meeting in Birmingham.
David Platt Asks God to Grant Trump ‘All the Grace He Needs to Govern’
The “radical” pastor prayed for the president during an unannounced stop at his suburban DC megachurch.
Franklin Graham Declared a Day of Prayer for President Trump. Christian Leaders Weigh In.
How is the church meant to heed Paul’s directive to pray for “those in authority”?
Churches Outnumber Pubs in the UK
While the big denominations continue their downfall, certain Pentecostal movements, from black churches to Hillsong, see a surge in attendance.
Only Half of Kids Raised Southern Baptist Stay Southern Baptist
Analysis: The bigger factor behind the SBC’s decline isn’t the struggle to gain new converts; it’s keeping their own.
Southern Baptists Down to Lowest in 30 Years
While giving is up, membership, baptism, and church numbers continued to drop in 2018.
As Violence Escalates in Burkina Faso, Family of Slain Missionary Keeps Serving
Mike Riddering died in the attack that brought about a new era of terrorism in the West African country. Now his relatives are working to bring about revival.
Strangers in the Land of Startups
A US missions agency is changing the way Spain’s tech hub engages its influx of migrants.
Court Rules Against Gang Members-Turned-Evangelists
Ex-members say they’re uniquely equipped to reach gangs. Former Latin Kings continue to fight Illinois restrictions they believe hamper their right to share the gospel.
1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse
As the generation most likely to report experiencing misconduct and least likely to tolerate it, Christians under 35 stand to shape how congregations respond.
Gleanings: June 2019Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
Should Christians Praise Partial Religious Freedom?Subscriber Access Only
Does good press lead to greater gains in the Muslim world? Or merely cover a multitude of sins?
Bible Translation Projects Are Preserving Endangered LanguagesSubscriber Access Only
While the world loses a language every 40 days, translation efforts bring new life to threatened tongues.
Another Sunday Church Attack in Burkina Faso Kills Six
(UPDATED) This time, terrorists interrupted a Catholic Mass in Dablo and executed the priest and five worshipers.
Asia Bibi’s Cell Now Holds Another Christian Woman on Death Row for Blasphemy
Victorious lawyer’s next case, the plight of Shagufta Kausar, shows how Bibi’s long-delayed reunion with family in Canada doesn’t end the widespread problem facing Pakistan’s Christians.
Top Story June 17, 2019
Racial Healing in Charleston Meant More Than Hugs and Unity Marches
In Charleston, Racial Healing Meant More Than Hugs and Unity Marches
As the first anniversary of the 2015 church massacre neared, public shows of support masked private tensions. But cracks were appearing in the city’s segregated silos.
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