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8 Arizona Pastors Create 'Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction' Sermon Series; Local Progressive Pastor Says They're Trying to 'Alienate' People Who Don't Interpret the Bible Literally

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:55am
Eight conservative Arizona pastors have banded together to teach a sermon series to their local community titled "Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction," but one local United Methodist Church pastor, who holds more progressive views on the Bible, says they're trying to alienate people who don't interpret the Scriptures literally.
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Churches Must Go Beyond 'Thank You for Your Service' to Help Veterans Struggling With Mental, Physical Wounds From War

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:14am
The mental plight of American servicemen returning home from war zones has been well documented by various groups and news organizations. And there are many churches and faith-based organizations that are seeking to help returning veterans cope with life after combat, offering soldiers more than a "thank you" for their service.
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'Often White Christians Assume That Normal Christianity Is White,' Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore Says

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:24am
Russell Moore, president of the ethics and public policy arm of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., shares his frustrations with how some Christians fail to pursue racial reconciliation and the particular challenge he faces as a white man in ministry in a video recently shared online.
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On Eve of Pentecost, Hundreds of Christians From Across the World Gather at the Jordan River in Israel for Praise and Baptisms

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 9:25am
At the border between Israel and Jordan in east Jerusalem, a lone Jordanian soldier dressed in camouflage and armed with a gun gazed nonchalantly at a spectacle unfolding before him on the other side of the river. Christians, busloads of them, were beginning to arrive.
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'Cowboy Pastor' Rides Bulls Inside Ohio Church Sanctuary to Attract People to Hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:34pm
One Ohio pastor certainly is obeying Jesus when He warns against burying talents in the Gospel of Matthew. Pastor Lawrence Bishop II, 48, of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio, is an experienced bull rider and is known as the "Cowboy Pastor" for turning his church into a rodeo by frequently wrestling and riding bulls during service, a practice he uses to attract new believers.
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Christian Charity 'Homes of Hope' Seeks to Build 25 Homes for the Poor in 48 Hours Over Memorial Day Weekend

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:54am
A California-based Christian youth charity is seeking to build 25 homes for the poor in Mexico over the span of only two days. Known as "Homes of Hope," the San Diego chapter of Youth With a Mission's project, will focus on building 25 homes in Mexico during Memorial Day weekend.
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We've Got to 'Preach the Truth About Being Filled With the Holy Spirit' and Speaking in Tongues, Says Jentezen Franklin

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:51am
In a clarion call to a global gathering of Spirit-filled believers in Jerusalem Friday, Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of the multi-campus Free Chapel Church, urged the anointed throng to start preaching "the truth about being filled with the Holy Spirit" and speaking in tongues to their families or risk losing a generation.
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Washington National Cathedral Holds 'Blessing of the Bikes' for Rolling Thunder During Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:50pm
Washington National Cathedral held its annual "Blessing of the Bikes" on Friday for members of Rolling Thunder as they arrived at the nation's capital to honor fallen veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day.
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Governor of Bethlehem Cancels Christian Event Scheduled for West Bank Site Due to 'Significant Political and Religious Pressure'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:58pm
An outdoor Christian worship event set to be hosted by the Empowered21 Global Congress in Manger Square, Bethlehem on Friday was abruptly cancelled by the Palestinian Authority governor of Bethlehem, Abdel Fattah Hamayel, due to "significant political and religious pressure."
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Young Leaving Churches That 'Abandoned Belief in Authority of Scripture,' Says Head of World's Largest Pentecostal Denomination

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:18am
George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church (USA) and chairman of the World AG Fellowship, considered the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with more than 67 million adherents, said Wednesday that young people are leaving traditional churches that have "abandoned a belief in the authority of Scripture."
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'Justice Conference' in Chicago Featuring Louie Giglio, Cornel West to Focus on Human Rights and 'Poor, Vulnerable Kids'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:52am
An annual conference focused on gathering Christians together to advance justice for the less fortunate is scheduled to take place in Chicago next month.
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United Methodist Body Votes to Change the Church's Position on Homosexuality by Allowing Clergy to Be 'Practicing Homosexuals,' Perform Gay Weddings

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:51am
A United Methodist body approved proposed legislation that would, among other things, allow clergy to perform gay marriage ceremonies and local conferences to ordain non-celibate homosexuals.
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Millions of Records and Fans Later, It's Still All About Jesus for Global Coalition of Empowered21 Worship Leaders

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:20am
Two million people once showed up at a worship service to hear her sing live, but for popular Brazilian worship leader Ana Paula Valadao and the global coalition of worship leaders at the Empowered21 Global Congress in Jerusalem this week, nothing behind their magnetic music will be about them. It's always about Jesus, they say, always.
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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship President Alec Hill Resigns From Post to Seek Treatment for Cancer

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:39pm
Alec Hill, president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an influential Christian youth organization, has announced that he'll be stepping down from his position of 14 years after receiving the diagnosis that he has myelodysplasia, a form of bone marrow cancer.
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Largest United Methodist Church in the US Builds New $90 Million Sanctuary to Expand Its 20K Membership

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:04pm
A Kansas-based megachurch congregation that already boasts of being equal to the size of 150 United Methodist churches combined, is constructing a new $90 million sanctuary that will hold 3,500 people for each of its six Sunday services and will be adorned with a large stained glass structure to illustrate stories from the Bible.
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Spirit-Empowered Leaders Gather for What Could Be Largest Christian Pentecost Celebration in Israel's Modern History

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 7:28am
At the 11,600-seater Jerusalem Pais Arena in Israel Monday morning, workers here were busy trying to get the brand new 40,000-square-meter facility ready for what could be the largest Christian Pentecost Sunday celebration in the Jewish nation's modern history.
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Bishop T.D. Jakes Adds Joyce Meyer, Christine Caine to Lineup of MegaFest Speakers Who've Reached 1 Million People Worldwide

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:29pm
Megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, has added internationally-acclaimed pastor Joyce Meyer and Australian activist Christine Caine to the powerhouse lineup of speakers that are set to hit the stage this summer at MegaFest, the nation's largest Christian family festival.
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Number of PCUSA Congregations Slips Below 10,000 Mark

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:48am
The number of congregations belonging to Presbyterian Church (USA) fell below the 10,000 mark during 2014, according to statistics released by the denomination.
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Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll Returns to Seattle to Preach at Gold Creek Community Church

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:00am
Mark Driscoll, who resigned last October as the lead pastor of the Seattle-based Mars Hill megachurch due to a controversy surrounding his leadership style, delivered a sermon at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek near downtown Seattle on Sunday.
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