Pastor Hounded Out of Job at UK Primary School Over Tweet Stating Christians Shouldn’t Support Pride Events

Pastor Hounded Out of Job at UK Primary School Over Tweet Stating Christians Shouldn’t Support Pride Events

ELY — A pastor in England says that he was hounded out of his caretaker job at a primary school over a tweet in which he stated that Christians shouldn’t support or participate in pride events and that such festivities are inappropriate for children. Keith Waters, 53, a pastor at New Connexions church in Ely, […]

Small Church Destroyed in Apparent Arson in Southern India

Small Church Destroyed in Apparent Arson in Southern India

(International Christian Concern) — On Monday, August 12, a small church made of wooden poles and thatch was set on fire and completely destroyed by unknown people in Thakkallepadu village, approximately 80 miles southeast of Hyderabad, India. Local Christians report that the apparent arson has left their community completely shattered. According to Pastor Samuel, head […]

NewSpring Church Volunteer Childcare Worker Faces Additional Charges of Child Sexual Abuse

NewSpring Church Volunteer Childcare Worker Faces Additional Charges of Child Sexual Abuse

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A former volunteer childcare worker at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, a megachurch that has multiple campuses, including in Anderson, Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, faces additional child sex abuse charges after initially being arrested and charged last November. According to reports, Jacop Hazlett was taken into custody last fall after being accused of […]

Matt Chandler’s Village Church Sued for Over $1 Million After Girl Allegedly Molested by Children’s Minister

Matt Chandler’s Village Church Sued for Over $1 Million After Girl Allegedly Molested by Children’s Minister

FLOWER MOUND, Texas — An 18-year-old who was allegedly sexually abused seven years ago by a now former children’s minister at The Village Church in Texas, led by Reformed pastor Matt Chandler, has filed suit against the church on claims of gross negligence and to obtain damages for emotional distress. According to reports, in 2012 […]

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Approves Resolution Reaffirming Belief in Literal Six-Day Creation

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Approves Resolution Reaffirming Belief in Literal Six-Day Creation

TAMPA, Fla. — During the recent Convention of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS), delegates approved a resolution reaffirming the synod’s belief in a literal interpretation of the book of Genesis, including that God created the heavens and earth in six days. The text of Resolution 5-09A reflects positions outlined in existing documents, such as […]

Chinese Court Upholds Sentence Against American Pastor Serving 7 Years Behind Bars

Chinese Court Upholds Sentence Against American Pastor Serving 7 Years Behind Bars

PU’ER — A court in China has upheld a sentence against an American pastor who is currently serving seven years behind bars on a charge of “organizing illegal border crossings,” which some believe is a clever way to prosecute the pastor for his faith. The Pu’er Intermediate People’s Court in Yunnan Province reaffirmed the sentence […]

‘I Am Not a Christian’: Former ‘Pastor,’ Author Joshua Harris Kisses Christianity Goodbye

‘I Am Not a Christian’: Former ‘Pastor,’ Author Joshua Harris Kisses Christianity Goodbye

VANCOUVER — Author and former pastor Joshua Harris, most known for his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” announced on Friday as a follow-up to last week’s Instagram post advising of his separation from his wife that he no longer identifies as a Christian. He also apologized to those who identify as homosexuals, stating that he regrets […]

Study Finds Only About a Third of Protestant Churchgoers Read the Bible Daily

Study Finds Only About a Third of Protestant Churchgoers Read the Bible Daily

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (The Baptist Standard) — Among Protestant churchgoers, only a third spend time reading the Bible every day. The 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found those who regularly attend Protestant churches are inconsistent in their reading and thinking about Scripture. The study identifies Bible engagement as one of eight signposts […]

Joshua Harris, Who Recanted ‘Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Book, Announces Separation From Wife

Joshua Harris, Who Recanted ‘Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Book, Announces Separation From Wife

VANCOUVER — Author and former pastor Joshua Harris, most known for his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” — which he officially recanted last year, has announced that he and his wife have mutually agreed to separate, citing “significant changes” that have occurred in their thinking. The announcement has generated various reactions, from sorrow over kissing […]