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Can a Christian Flag Fly Outside Boston’s City Hall?
The free speech question considered by the Supreme Court this week may hinge on whether the pole counts as a public forum.
Your Pastor Cares When You Don’t Care
Apathy ranked as the single biggest pastoral concern in 2022.
Desmond Tutu, Archbishop and Apartheid Foe, Dies at 90
South African activist said a disciplined prayer life sustained him.
Study: Church Outreach Expands to Meet Pandemic Needs
Even with lower attendance, congregations are adapting their ministries and launching new ones.
Agency: Haiti Missionaries Made ‘Daring’ Escape to Evade Kidnappers
Christian Aid Ministries shares new details on how the remaining 12 hostage missionaries, including young children, ended up free from the 400 Mawozo gang.
US Senate Confirms Rashad Hussain as First Muslim Religious Freedom Ambassador
(UPDATE) Bipartisan vote of 85–5 installs Biden nominee championed by many Christian IRF advocates.
Most Americans, and Many Christians, Don’t Believe the Son of God Existed Before the Manger
There’s widespread agreement around Christmas as a historical event, but people are confused about the Trinity, per a recent survey.
Most Pastors Say 2021 Giving Is on Track
But those who waited longer to resume in-person worship, such as in mainline and African American traditions, still see severe declines in the offering plate.
Christian Florist Settles Legal Battle With Same-Sex Couple
After eight years, the 77-year-old Washington state grandmother is retiring from her business and her religious liberty fight.
SBC Abuse Reckoning Spurs State-Level Reviews
A half dozen state conventions have proactively commissioned audits of their own abuse protocol as the national Executive Committee undergoes an investigation.
Army Attacks Continue in Myanmar’s Most Christian State
In a town in the Chin region, government soldiers burned and looted homes and churches.
With Pandemic Tithes Up, Churches Pay Back Millions in Stimulus Funds
It’s not just Lakewood. So far, 99 Christian orgs have repaid their Paycheck Protection Program loans.
100 Years After Ireland’s Divide, Church Cooperation Is Better Than Ever
Despite historic clashes, Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders have come together during the pandemic around Brexit, the legacy of the Troubles, and other issues that span both sides of the border.
North Park Faculty Vote No Confidence in President Over ‘Toxic Climate’
Board continues to support leadership at the ECC school after concerns come up around recent firings and retention for students of color.
Reformed Church in America Reorganizes Due to LGBT Divides
As more conservative congregations leave, the small but historic denomination may group by affinity over geography.
17 Haiti Missionaries Kidnapped by Gang After Visiting Orphanage
(UPDATED) Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries is praying members of 400 Mawozo would come to repentance and release 16 American and one Canadian adults and children.
Investigation Finds No Evidence of Abuse by Former Menlo Volunteer
The third-party inquiry, though, critiques lack of transparency by pastor John Ortberg, who resigned last year.
America’s Oldest Denomination Faces Split Over LGBT Issues
With dozens of congregations already on their way out, the Reformed Church in America anticipates “difficult decisions” at its postponed General Synod this week.
Singer-Songwriter Bruce Cockburn’s Latest Gig? His Church’s Worship Band
After decades away from church, the Canadian folk rocker joined a congregation in San Francisco—without mentioning his musical fame.
Archaeologists Uncover One of America’s Oldest Black Church Buildings
The Virginia congregation, began by free and enslaved Blacks, dates back to 1776.

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