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Died: Robert Shine Sr., Black Baptist Leader in Philadelphia
The pastor was “not a kingmaker” but called Christians to see social issues as God testing the church.
Supreme Court to Debate Football Coach’s Prayers
Did kneeling at the 50-yard line violate the First Amendment? Or did a school’s attempt to stop it violate the First Amendment?
Died: George O. Wood, Who Led the Assemblies of God into Growth
As general superintendent, he brought women and minorities into leadership, added “compassion” to the denomination’s constitution, and set ambitious goals for church planting.
Wanted: Church Planters. Reward: $50,000.
Q&A with Acts 29 president Matt Chandler on assessing narcissists, the challenge of COVID-19, and new opportunities for vibrant churches.
Venture Capitalists See Profit in Prayer
Religion apps attract more than $175 million in investment.
Died: Frank Barker Jr., PCA Founder with Passion for Evangelism
He personally led more than 10,000 to Christ and grew Briarwood Presbyterian from a storefront to a megachurch.
Missing Papyri Professor Must Return $7 Million to Hobby Lobby
Dirk Obbink has lost a federal lawsuit over the fraudulent sale of Gospel fragments.
As COVID-19 Death Tolls Rise, More Americans Want Religious Funerals
The trend toward secular memorials reverses for the first time in a decade.
Gleanings: January 2022
News from Christians around the world.
Died: Patrick Marsh, Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Designer
Visionary artist built Noah’s Ark and world of Genesis with experience gained at the Olympics and Universal Orlando.
Died: Marcus Lamb, Daystar Founder Who Believed TV Opened a Window for the Holy Spirit
After setting himself apart from corrupt televangelists and achieving incredible early success, the Christian network chief lived from scandal to scandal.
Prompted by Ravi Zacharias’s Abuse, Missions Organizations Are Urged to Assess Accountability
The International Conference on Missions president says leaders on the wrong path depend on Christians who don’t want to know.
All I Want for Christmas Is a Song that Mentions Jesus
Most-played hits around the world celebrate love, snow, and chestnuts before getting around to Christ.
Gleanings: December 2021
News of Christians around the world.
We’ve No Less Days to Sing God’s Praise, But New Worship Songs Only Last a Few Years
A study finds an increasingly rapid turnover time for church music.
The Christian Peacemaker Who Left a Trail of Trauma
Judy Dabler built a career helping reconcile conflict within ministries including RZIM and Mars Hill. But a new investigation says she abused her authority to protect those with power.
Supreme Court Considers Slippery Slope of Death Penalty Prayer
Is a Texas man entitled to have his pastor lay hands on him at the time of execution?
Duke University Study Finds More Sin in the Rain
Embezzlement, drug use, and other crimes go up when church attendance goes down.
Gleanings: November 2021
News of Christians around the world.
Ravi Zacharias’s Daughter Steps Down to Launch New Ministry
Exit appears to mark end of internal struggle over RZIM culture review.
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