Author: TM of JC

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An Associated Press poll last year reported that three-quarters of churchgoers in the US plan to resume regular in-person attendance as the pandemic subsides. The pastors I know are looking out at the empty seats with their fingers crossed, hoping that prediction will eventually come true. I confess that during the lockdown I rather enjoyed […]

Pope Francis’ trip to Africa next month has been canceled because of the 85-year-old pontiff’s knee ailment, the Vatican said on Friday, raising questions about his ability to walk during the rest of his papacy. The decision to scrap the July 2-7 trip to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan was taken “with regret” […]

Strange visitor issued criminal trespass warning Fellowship Bible Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga. | YouTube/13WMAZ On high alert after multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, officials at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church, a predominantly black congregation in Warner Robins, Georgia, called police after a “suspicious” white man visited during a service two Wednesdays ago.  Head […]

When songwriter Krissy Nordhoff moved to Nashville in 1996, she had hoped to be guided and supported by the women who had gone before her in the christian music industry. Her first musical mentor was a woman—her grandmother, who inspired her to start writing songs when she was five years old. But as she found […]

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jane Waln waited at home as her husband declined in hospice, restricted from visitors by lockdown. She’d lovingly nursed Dennis through the years as dementia stole him from her, but new health protocols were undermining her hopes for the end she thought they would be able to […]

Naason Joaquin Garcia, the leader of a Mexico-based evangelical church with a worldwide membership of more than 1 million appeared for a bail review hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on July 15, 2019. – He is charged with crimes including forcible rape of a minor, conspiracy and extortion. | AL SEIB/AFP via Getty Images […]

The Rev. Andrea Roske-Metcalfe preaches at a chapel service at Augsberg University on March 11, 2022. | Screengrab: A Lutheran minister claimed in a recent sermon that Jesus, who was holy and never sinned, “screwed up” and called a woman a b—- in her retelling of a biblical story that some have decried as blasphemous. […]

Eric Treene has gone to court to defend Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims, and people from other minority faiths for more than 25 years. If you ask him why, he points to the Bible and the Westminster Confession. Treene, an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, is motivated by his faith to defend religious freedom—especially […]

100 letters and cards written by Otto Frank, the father of Holocaust victim and world-renowned diarist Anne Frank, were donated to the Anne Frank Center located at the University of South Carolina. The donation comes on the 75th anniversary of the publication of her diary and her birthday on June 12.  Otto Frank was the […]

Young adult ministry leader JD Rodgers of Texas’ Watermark Community Church preaches a sermon to young adults on June 1, 2022. | Screengrab: YouTube /The Porch A young adult ministry leader from a Texas megachurch recently shared five ways believers can battle against the temptation of “secret” sexual sins, such as porn, lust and masturbation.  […]


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