Former Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz reportedly sought the Netflix, producers, and TV executives for opportunities. Former megachurch pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiring in a $3.5 million fraud scheme, reports say. A recent study reveals that pastors are now more hesitant to cover topics on racial reconciliation than in 2016. In spite of the COVID 19 pandemic, more Christians continue to suffer violence because of their faith. Faithlife reveals that the most popular songs and sermons in church this 2020 has the theme centered around hope and comfort, a report said.
Los Angeles County reversed the ban on indoor worship services as the Supreme Court ruling issued legal decisions on the church in-person gatherings. An Indian pastor died of a gunshot after baptizing newly converted Christians. Pope Francis indirectly expressed his disapproval of the 2020 Saint Peter Square's nativity scene and warned everyone of Christmas consumerism.
China: ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Pastors Go Into Hiding To Prepare For Government’s ‘Final Assault’ Against Christianity
Tens of thousands of pastors in China have reportedly gone into hiding in anticipation of the communist government's "final assault" against Christianity.
Church Buys Sneaker Store’s Entire Inventory To Give To Charity – After Giving Away $3.5M Over The Weekend
Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma is definitely doing its part to give back and give the word "year-end thanksgiving" a new meaning. An appeals court in Nevada handed another victory to churches this Tuesday after ruling out that statewide restrictions that treat casinos and other businesses better this pandemic than houses of worship are likely "unconstitutional." A pastor’s son in Vietnam reveals how authorities imprisoned and pressured his father repeatedly to renounce his faith – and how they also pressured him and their family to turn their backs on Christ as well. A group of Christian ministers appealed to Rev. Raphael Warnock to denounce his abortion advocacy. India just approved a controversial anti-conversion law. With the new law, Christians are more likely to suffer from persecution and religiously motivated violence in the country, reports say. Observers described the 2020 Vatican’s nativity scene as ugly and contain nothing particularly human.