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Internationally-known evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias sexually abused women under the guise of massages for a chronic back injury at least as far back as February 2014, according to a report commissioned by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Although not a Southern Baptist, Zacharias was a popular speaker at apologetics events and a friend to many […]

California Senator Brian Jones (R-Escondido) introduced Senate Bill 397, the “Religion is Essential Act,” on Feb. 12. The bill would order state and local governments to treat religious groups as “essential” during pandemics.  California Senator introduces Senate Bill 397, or “Religion is Essential Act,” requiring governor to treat religious services as essential in emergencies. SB […]

Tracie Griggs says one of her biggest burdens this year has been this — for parents and grandparents to know their children can still be missional even when life isn’t normal. Griggs, minister to children at Twelfth Street Baptist Church, Rainbow City, is one of many who has had to switch gears over the past […]

Security cameras at Nashville’s First Baptist Church captured the moment a bomb exploded four blocks away on Christmas morning, damaging 40 buildings downtown and injuring at least three people. The church’s proximity afforded a unique outreach opportunity. The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association eyed Nashville First’s kitchen facilities for volunteers with special security clearance […]

At the nativity display outside Faith Church of Lafayette, Indiana, the baby will be laid in a manger this year, surrounded by friendly beasts — except for the donkeys. They bite. In the past, the camels have been known to kick. The church’s Lafayette Living Nativity, which Faith has hosted since 1991, may be one of […]

In a pitch-black room, David and Julie Yngsdal sat down to study the Bible with David and Zawadi, a refugee couple. The Yngsdals serve with the IMB among refugee communities in Durban, South Africa. “I know many, many [refugees] who want to become Christians, but they are too afraid,” Zawadi told the Yngsdals. Fear wasn’t […]

Los Angeles County health officials cleared John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church of causing a coronavirus outbreak this summer. Complaints surfaced when the church opened in-person worship services in July despite a county public health order.  “We are glad to announce that we received a notice from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on […]

christian pastors and leaders predicted that President Donald Trump would win reelection, despite Joe Biden being named president by the media. Right now there’s a lot of persecution coming against the prophets and those are in the prophetic and those who are followers of the prophets. “The rocks are about to move and Trump will […]

After a few years of economic optimism, pastors say the 2020 economy is hurting their congregation. According to a new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, almost half of U.S. Protestant pastors (48%) say the current economy is negatively impacting their church, including 5% who say the impact is very negative. Around 1 in 6 (15%) believe […]

christian businesses and non-profits could close their doors for good, said Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “I am afraid there will be an attack against christian businesses like we saw during the Obama administration,” Graham said on Newsmax TV last weekend. “Florists who refuse to do flowers for a gay wedding, […]


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