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Younger Pastors More Likely to Say They Struggle With Mental Illness
Overall, more than half of church leaders have seen members suffer depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
Seattle Pacific University Sues Washington State Over LGBT Hiring Investigation
School claims attorney general is “interfering in the religious decisions of a Christian university.”
At 100, Hymn Society Considers How Worship Evolves
Gathering for the first time since the pandemic, the interdenominational group discussed the importance of global churches finding their own rhythms.
Oh ‘Baby Baby’: CCM Icon Amy Grant Named a Kennedy Center Honoree
She will become the first contemporary Christian artist to receive the annual award, given to recognize her place as the “Queen of Christian pop.”
Archaeologists Uncover First-Known Depictions of Jael and Deborah
The ancient mosaics, identified by the biblical heroine’s telltale tent stake, were discovered during a synagogue excavation in Galilee.
Search Firm: No Systemic Abuse at Saddleback Successor’s Former Church
Elders stand by incoming pastor Andy Wood after follow-up review.
Fewer Churches Put Patriotism on Display for July 4
Though two-thirds are OK with flying the flag year-round, pastors have become more divided over Independence Day celebrations since 2016.
Christian Reformed Church Brings LGBT Stance Into Faith Statement
The decision has implications for Calvin University as well as CRC churches, which had previously been given some latitude on the issue.
Mexican Megachurch Compares Pastor Jailed for Sex Abuse to the Apostle Paul
UPDATE: The leader of La Luz del Mundo was sentenced to 17 years for sexual offenses against minors he groomed in the congregation.
Half of Americans Rule Out Pentecostal Churches
Survey finds nondenominational churches have the least baggage in people's minds.
Willow Creek Cuts Staff Budget by $6.5 Million
During the pandemic, just a couple years after Bill Hybels’s resignation, attendance at the Chicago-area megachurch fell by half.
Evangelical Pro-Lifers Clash Over Criminalizing Abortion
Ahead of a potential ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, Founders Ministries’ Tom Ascol and other “abolitionists” voice opposition to longstanding “incremental” approach, calling for penalties for women.
Buffalo Pastors Respond to Loss of Community ‘Pillars’
After a mass shooting targeting Black grocery store customers, local Christians consider all they lost.
Report: Christians May Have Helped Run Half of Native American Boarding Schools
Canada’s findings at Kamloops last year have spurred US officials and denominations to investigate their involvement in the residential school system.
Grove City College Condemns ‘Alleged Drift into CRT Advocacy’
A new report from the Christian school says Jemar Tisby's chapel talk was a “mistake” and critiques diversity teachings in an elective class and in resident assistant trainings.
Hillsong Church Founder Brian Houston Resigns
(UPDATED) Top leader of global ministry leaves shortly after megachurch revealed a pair of investigations around inappropriate behavior.
Voddie Baucham, Tom Ascol Want to Unseat ‘Liberal’ Southern Baptists
The Conservative Baptist Network puts forth its nominees to lead the denomination.
Another UMC Conference Delay Prompts Conservative Churches to Leave
New breakaway denomination moves up its launch as the United Methodist Church announces it’ll be two more years before voting on a split over LGBT stances.
Ketanji Brown Jackson Thanks God for Supreme Court Nomination
President Biden’s pick would be the first Black female justice.
New Novavax Shot Could Appeal to Pro-Life Christian Skeptics
Though Catholic and evangelical leaders have endorsed existing options, this vaccine is the first without links to fetal-derived cell lines.

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Justice Department Investigates Southern Baptist Convention Over Abuse
Justice Department Investigates Southern Baptist Convention Over Abuse
SBC has commited to cooperating with the federal investigation, which spans multiple entities.

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