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State of Georgia reaches settlement with doctor fired for his sermons

Dr. Eric Walsh, the physician hired by the state of Georgia as a director for its Department of Public Health but then fired over his Christian views, has reached a $225,000 settlement with the state. He filed a lawsuit after his dismissal and during the process of that lawsuit, the state asked for all copies of every… Continue reading State of Georgia reaches settlement with doctor fired for his sermons

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Are the end times a scary topic for church leaders?

Author & minister Diane Hoffmann says she has noticed something about a lot of churches. A large number of church leaders avoid discussing the end times with churchgoers or the unchurched despite the fact many have questions about it. Among the reasons given for avoidance of the topic are: Church leaders believe the Bible should… Continue reading Are the end times a scary topic for church leaders?

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Australian church is stripped of its charitable status over its politics

A well-known charismatic pastor in Australia, Danny Nalliah, who is originally from Sri Lanka, has had his church’s charitable status revoked in light of his outspoken political dealings in the last several years. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission took issue with Catch the Fire Ministries when Nalliah asked his congregants to make political donations… Continue reading Australian church is stripped of its charitable status over its politics

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Atheist minister of Toronto “Christian” church to start nonbeliever congregation

Gretta Vosper, the minister of West Hill United Church in Toronto who made headlines for coming out as atheist, is planning to start a congregation for atheists in February 2017. Her decision comes months after a committee with the United Church of Canada deemed her unfit to serve as minister of their “Christian” church. But the… Continue reading Atheist minister of Toronto “Christian” church to start nonbeliever congregation

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Pastors overestimate their influence in 2016 election results, says study

The American Culture & Faith Institute, led by Christian pollster George Barna, did a recent study of conservative Christian congregations about the outcome of the 2016 elections and discovered that pastors believe that they had the most influence on how congregants voted. However, that wasn’t actually true. The pastors were down the list of influence… Continue reading Pastors overestimate their influence in 2016 election results, says study

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A new day for Opus Dei?

Opus Dei, the Roman Catholic secret society that publicly touts itself as a Catholic service organization, may be about to undergo some changes as Pope Francis I today expressed his condolences to its members over the death yesterday of 84-yr-old Bishop Javier Echevarria who led them. Echevarria headed the organization for approximately 20 years. Much has… Continue reading A new day for Opus Dei?

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Anglican tribunal upholds decision to revoke gay clergyman’s license

Jeremy Pemberton, an Anglican priest who defied the Church of England’s rules by “marrying” his gay lover, has lost his appeal to a Church of England employment tribunal. After he “married” his lover in 2014, the Anglican church swiftly revoked his license to serve as a priest since he disobeyed their clear directives. Pemberton, who… Continue reading Anglican tribunal upholds decision to revoke gay clergyman’s license