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China Aid President Bob Fu prays for revival in China

China Aid President Bob Fu warns that China’s aim is to exterminate any independent faiths

Church

China Aid President, Bob Fu, urged gatherers at The Return: A Global Day of Prayer, an event that calls for everyone to return to God held on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C. to pray for the Chinese Communist Party. "I pray that you will make the Chinese church a mission-sending church in the 21st century instead of a mission-receiving church," Fu said. READ MORE

Aftermath of the Malden Fire in Washington

Family of seven loses home in fire and contracts COVID-19

US

Family of seven loA family of seven lost their home in Malden due to a fire and contracted COVID-19 but is keeping a positive lookout. The Graham family suspects they contracted COVID-19 when staying with other family members after losing their house in the fire. The family described COVID-19 symptoms to be similar to a cold but with intense exhaustion which makes staying out of bed for more than a few minutes is difficult. "You just have to get through it. You have no choice. You just do it," one of Graham's daughters, 10-year-old Claudia said when asked how they were managing.ses home in fire and contracts COVID-19READ MORE

Jim Caviezel in Passion of the Christ

Passion of the Christ actor, Jim Caviezel Says Christians Should Go to War With Secular Extremists

Entertainment

Actor Jim Caviezel, known for portraying Jesus Christ in "The Passion of the Christ," is now starring in the Christian film, "Infidel" and is warning Christians to stand up and speak out. "If we are ever going to war, we should go to war with secular extremists," the "Infidel" actor proclaimed on The Ben Shapiro Show. "That is a war that needs to be fought and be won now! Christians need to start speaking the truth."READ MORE

Capitol sees first lawsuit from a religious organization arguing against the pandemic restrictions

First Church to sue D.C. over pandemic restrictions

Church

A predominantly white conservative congregation of about 850 members became the first religious organization to sue the capitol over pandemic restrictions. The capitol's religious vanguard against government mandate is a 142-year-old church named Capitol Hill Baptist Church. The church held a poll at member's meeting concerning the pursuit of litigation. The results came out to be 402 in favor and 35 against. The lawsuit argued their First Amendment rights and focused largely on the city's Phase 2 guidelines. Phase 2 guidelines allow houses of worship to gather up to 100 people or up to 50 % of the building's capacity, whichever is fewer. The D.C. mayor's office did not enforce any restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 50 people, including protests which attracted hundreds and hundreds of people.READ MORE

Churches head outdoors to gather for worship

US many churches head outdoors to gather for worship

Church

Many churches are turning to live streams and outdoor meetings to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that have been preventing congregants from gathering in churches. St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Provo has transitioned from virtual services to in-person services earlier than any other church. Rev. Susan Toone of St. Mary's Episcopal Church confessed that their virtual services were only initiated only during the start of COVID-19 pandemic. Ever since they noticed other businesses opening up, the church has been holding outdoor services every other week as the weather permits. New Community Church has also been holding outdoor services at a local city park. READ MORE

Kroger sued by the EEOC for firing two employees for not wearing pro-LGBT aprons

Kroger sued by the EEOC for firing two employees for not wearing pro-LGBT aprons

US

Kroger is facing a lawsuit for firing two employees over the refusal of wearing rainbow-colored emblems that violate religious beliefs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Kroger Company on Monday for the discriminatory behavior of Kroger Store No. 625 in Conway, Arkansas against the two employees. Two employees were terminated after they refused to abide by the new dress code that required wearing pro-LGBT aprons depicting a rainbow-colored heart emblem which they feared would signify the endorsing of the LGBTQ movement which is against their religious beliefs.READ MORE

People gather for Calvary Chapel Church’s annual outdoor baptism at Newport Beach’s Corona Del Mar State Beach on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Almost 1,000 people gathered to get baptized at beach amidst COVID-19 restrictions

Church

Worshipers of almost 1,000 people gather for Calvary Chapel Church's annual outdoor baptism at Newport Beach's Corona Del Mar State Beach on Saturday, September 12, 2020. As California deals with the COVID-19 restrictions, churches have been conducting outdoor "spiritual revivals" like religious services, worship sessions, and outdoor baptisms. Pastor Jack Hibbs described it as "biggest to date" and Church Director Gina Gleason said the turnout at this year was "remarkable" considering the typical turnout to be of around 300 attendees.READ MORE

Gunman fires gunshots at 2 LA County Sheriffs in Compton

Gunman fires gunshots at 2 LA County Sheriff Deputies

US

At around 7 pm local time near a Metro rail station in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, 2 LA County Sheriff's Deputies, a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were fired gunshots at by a gunman without warning. Both deputies underwent surgery immediately after the attack. "Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital. They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in tour thoughts and prayers." the LA County Sheriffs posted on Twitter.READ MORE

Most U.S. teenagers share the same religion as their parents or legal guardians

Most U.S. teenagers share the same religion as their parents or legal guardians

Society

In a survey conducted from March 29 to April 14, 2019 by Pew Research Center, questions were administered online, using Ipsos KnowledgePanel to learn more about the relationship within households regarding religious affiliations. Most U.S. teenagers ages 13 to 17 tended to share the religious affiliation or identity of their parents or legal guardians. Relatively, religiously unaffiliated parents have teens who describe themselves as atheists, agnostics, or "nothing in particular."READ MORE

President Trump addressing his remarks on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in the East Room of the White House, in response to being acquitted of two Impeachment charges.

Pro-life Groups Support Trump Supreme Court Nominees List

US

President Trump released a short list of candidates on Wednesday for the United States Supreme Court in the case a vacancy emerged and pro-life groups are praising Trump's list. The names of potential supreme Court nominees included Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and John Hawley of Missouri, along with District Court Judge Sarah Pitlyk, Florida Supreme Court Justice Carlos Muñiz, and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, among others. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the President of the Susan B. Anthony List and also the co-chair of Pro-Life Voices for Trump, praised the list as being "filled with all-stars."READ MORE

Christy Seller pictured on the left and Steve Sellers pictured on the right.

Steve Sellers as New President for Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ International

Ministries

Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ International appointed Steve Sellers as the new President of the ministry. Cru is an interdenominational Christian evangelism and discipleship ministry founded by Bill and Vonette Bright in 1951 committed to offering spiritual guidance, resources, and programs to share the gospel with all types of people. "I am grateful to follow in the footsteps of Bill Bright and Steve Douglass to help bring the good news of God's love and forgiveness to the world," Sellers expressed.READ MORE

Jesus live a life of suffering and in suffering with Christ, we have strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

Following Jesus and Suffering by J.D. Greer

Opinion

Suffering is an expected part of the Christian life. Suffering is the way of Jesus. Suffering brings life. J.D. Greer firstly stated that one can suffer because one did evil and proceeded to pose a situation of Jonah who suffered in the belly of a fish for running away from God. Greear quotes Jen Wilkin summarizing 1 Peter to propose three reasons why Christians suffer , "We should be willing to suffer unjustly because Christ was willing to suffer unjustly to bring us to God."READ MORE

Flooding damaged the school of Buckeye Local South Elementary

Church Opens Doors to Students of Flooded Buckeye Local South Elementary School

Church

As flooding damaged the school of Buckeye Local South Elementary and prevented students from attending, St. Joseph Church opened their doors to help. "It looks like we are going to be able to move into the Catholic church," Superintendent Kim Leonard said. Leonard announced that the school would likely not be able to reopen for months due to the water damage done to its facility. Rev. William Cross of the church said the inspectors gave their final approval after fire and health inspectors reviewed the church building to determine its suitability. READ MORE

A recent survey showed that Christians are almost equally split on the acceptance on pre-martial casual sex.

U.S. Christians are almost equally split in agreeing pre-marital casual sex is acceptable

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U.S. Christians are almost equally split in agreeing pre-marital casual sex is acceptableREAD MORE

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Georgia church votes to break apart from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ division

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Georgia church votes to break apart from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ divisionREAD MORE

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