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Pastor Tim Keller Says Sunday School is Not Enough for Christian Kids

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Over the last decade, the number of Americans identifying as Christians dropped by 12%. Tim Keller, a founding pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, spoke of American secular culture and its current tendency to divert young children from Christianity. He urged parents to take control and lead by example.READ MORE

The Village Church and Matthew Tonne

Former Minister Has Child Sex Abuse Charges Dropped

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On August 27, the Dallas County District Attorney's office moved to drop It's case against Matthew Tonne, a former associate children's minister at The Village Church. In November 2018, Tonne was arrested and charged with having indecent sexual contact with an 11-year-old child. The office of the District Attorney claimed there was "a lack of probable cause," as the victim could not properly identify Tonne as the offender. J. Mitchell Little, the complainant's attorney and partner with Scheef & Stone LLP, stated, "Our client and her family are shocked and disgusted." Little made clear that the state was "sufficiently satisfied" with the identification of Tonne previously and that his client is "ready to identify" him. He will proceed with a civil lawsuit against The Village Church, demanding $1 million for emotional distress and gross negligence. READ MORE

Pope Francis Alongside Father Georges Breidi

Pope Makes First Public Appearance in Months After Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown

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Pope Francis made his first public appearance on Wednesday after the country went into lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, which started six months ago. The Pope recalled the explosion in Beirut a month ago and called for his followers to spend a day in prayer and fasting.READ MORE

President Trump in Kenosha

Kenosha given $5M by Trump Admin for Riots Damages

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Riots have broken out amidst recent anti-police demonstrations in Kenosha. The riots followed the shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23. The Trump Administration will provide $1 million to the Kenosha Police Department to better defuse riots and disorder.READ MORE

Dennis Mbongeni Jali

Fake Pastors Arrested for $28 Million Church Ponzi Scheme

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Three Maryland men were arrested and charged for wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering. Dennis Mbongeni Jali, John Erasmus Frimpong, and Arley Ray Johnson posed as fake pastors to gain the trust of many churchgoers and “allegedly preyed on their victims with false hope of financial security.” READ MORE

Faith Baptist Church

VA. Vienna Town Buys Faith Baptist Church Property for $5.5M

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On Monday, the Vienna Town Council approved the purchase of the Faith Baptist Church property for $5.5 million. The decision will be funded by general obligations bonds from earlier in the year. READ MORE

Algerian President

Algerian President Urged to Reopen Churches by the ICC

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The International Christian Concern, ICC, hand-delivered a letter to the Washington D.C. Algerian Embassy. The letter contained a call to action for President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to reopen churches that were forcibly closed by the previous administration. READ MORE

Awaken Church Service

Awaken Church in San Diego has reopened doors to the public

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After 5 months of adhering to public health orders set to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus, Awaken Church in San Diego, California has reopened its doors to the public. Ever since Governor Newsom's banning of large indoor gatherings and services, Awaken Church proceeded with outdoor and online meetings. However, the church began opening its doors to regular indoor services in late July. Awaken Church was issued a cease-and-desist letter from Dr. Wilma Wooten, a Health Officer in the County of San Diego, after footage of indoor operations were seen online. READ MORE

Donald Trump with His Supporters

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During the third night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, many speakers came forth to share their experience with President Trump's leadership. Each speaker shared powerful messages that endorsed President Trump's 2020 Campaign for Reelection. READ MORE

David Kinnaman of the NEA

American Churches Struggle: 20% Facing Closure

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After many threats to permanently close churches to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus back in March and April of 2020; It seems for many, it will become a reality. According to David Kinnaman, 1 in 5 churches will most likely close permanently due to the economic impact of public gathering restrictions amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. David Kinnaman is the president of Barna Group, a research and communications organization that works alongside churches on a variety of matters, including financial services. He stated that although churches dealt with the initial impact of the pandemic "pretty swimmingly," they have had a lot fewer members attending church despite states lifting shutdown orders. READ MORE

Pastor Rob McCoy and Charlie Kirk at Godspeak Calvary Chapel

Pastor Fined $3000 For Indoor Services Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

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Pastor Rob McCoy and his church has been fined due to willing violations in indoor gathering restrictions set by California Governor Newsom. Although the county suggested a fine of $6000, the court ordered the church to pay $3,000 which included $500 for each violation. McCoy responded, "It's a small price to pay and I'm good with it."READ MORE

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