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Died: Stuart Briscoe, Renowned British Preacher and Wisconsin Pastor
As a child, he found the courage to be a nonconformist. As an adult, to trust the Holy Spirit.
Foursquare Abuse Response Ignites Fight over Transparency
An investigation found a “culture of unchecked power” at a Virginia college. Denominational leadership has declined to speak about it publicly.
Died: Carey Latimore IV, Historian who Held Up Black Christians’ Unshakable Faith
He saw African American history as a “window into the essence of the gospel.”
Died: Ron Sider, Evangelical Who Pushed for Social Action
Author of “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger” argued poverty was a moral issue.
Grave Excavation Begins at One of the Oldest Black Churches in the US
Founded by an enslaved minister in 1776, the historic Baptist site had been covered by a museum parking lot.
When Can a Ministry Count as a Church?
In the case of the Family Research Council, it depends on if you ask the IRS or the US Religion Census.
D. James Kennedy Ministries Loses Legal Battle Against ‘Hate Group’ Label
Supreme Court declines to reconsider definition of defamation and make it easier to prove malice.
Praying Football Coach Wins at Supreme Court
Conservative majority says Washington school was wrong to worry about “excessive entanglement” between church and state.
Goodbye Roe v. Wade: Pro-Life Evangelicals Celebrate the Ruling They’ve Waited For
Supreme Court: The landmark abortion-rights case was “egregiously wrong and on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided.”
Long Sermons Seem Longer in the Pews, Study Finds
But it’s not a new problem. Just ask Martin Luther.
Anglicans Lose 14 Properties in South Carolina Court Battle
And other brief news from Christians around the world.
Racist Incidents at General Assembly Were Mostly Misunderstandings, OPC Says
Denomination walks back assessment of “egregiously offensive behavior.”
Died: Harry Thomas, Cofounder of Creation Festival and Child Rapist
He died in prison serving an 18-year sentence for sexually assaulting four girls.
Texas Soul Singer Wrestles with ‘the Old Man’ and Finds God’s Grace in First Album
“Because of the faith we put in Jesus, we get to write a different story.”
Why a Presbyterian Elder Defended Muslims Building a Mosque in Middle Tennessee
Q&A with First Amendment champion Eric Treene on religious freedom, land use, and how the Westminster Confession contributed to his work at the Department of Justice.
Theologians Craft Wesleyan Agreement for a Divided Methodist Era
64 scholars sign document they hope will ground more Christians in holiness doctrines.
Died: Fred Carter, Little-Known Black Artist Behind Chick Tracts
“Shy” creator drew stories of sin and salvation seen by millions.
Gordon-Conwell to Sell Main Campus, Move to Boston
After a decade of enrollment decline, leaders began to see the seminary’s biggest financial asset as a liability. They hope relocation could be the big change they need.
First Pastor to Defy COVID-19 Lockdowns Wins in Court
Following several earlier decisions siding with religious groups, the leader of a Oneness Pentecostal congregation in Louisiana declares, “Devil, you just got dethroned.”
Why Tennessee Is Just Now Looking at Lifting a Ban on Clergy in the Legislature
A Presbyterian was burnt in effigy, a Methodist was shot in the leg, and that’s just the start of the story of this constitutional prohibition.