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72% of U.S. pastors concerned about ‘watered-down gospel’

February 14, 2020

By Stephanie Martin  churchnews.com In a new study that kicks off its “State of the Church 2020” project, Barna Group reveals that U.S. pastors are most concerned about “reaching a younger audience” at the local level and “watered-down gospel teachings” and increased secularization at the national level. For the survey, titled “What’s on the Minds…

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Former POWER Leader Rev. Gregory Holston Joins Philadelphia DAO

February 13, 2020

District Attorney Larry Krasner has named civil rights and faith leader Gregory Holston to serve as Senior Advisor on Advocacy and Policy for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO). The former executive director of POWER Philadelphia, an interfaith-based justice advocacy organization, Holston will work to strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve cooperation among Philadelphia communities…

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Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

January 23, 2020

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The court was sharply divided along ideological lines in arguments over a provision in Montana’s constitution that bars…

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Massive Christian event sold out in minutes after Kanye West announced he would be performing

January 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kanye West (Photo: shuttertstock) For over 20 years, Awaken 2020 has ministered to thousands of people, but this year, it’s seeing unprecedented attendance numbers, thanks largely to  largely to Kanye West, according to Faithwire. When the controversial rapper, turned outspoken Christian, announced earlier this week that he and his Sunday Service choir would…

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Beverly Allen – A life journey of love and happiness

January 16, 2020

(1947-2020) “If you are reading my story, the Ship of Zion has sailed and I’m now free of pain – Hallelujah!” On January 9, 2020, God whispered, “Come journey with me, where I will give you rest!”  Beverly Allen, 72, died last Thursday at Pennsylvania Hospital after a brief illness. Affectionately called “Jean” by her…

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Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

January 9, 2020

ABOBE PHOTO: FILE – In this April 19, 2019, file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan., United Methodist Church leaders are proposing creation of a separate division that would let more traditional denominations break away because of…

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Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring

January 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Greg Zanis AURORA, Ill. (AP) _ An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. Greg Zanis came to realize, after 23 years, his Crosses for Losses ministry was beginning to take a personal and financial toll on him, according to The…

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