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.
Police officers stormed into a church that was in the middle of a legal virtual service and accused its pastor of violating COVID-19 regulations - and eventually apologized for doing so later. After a San Diego judge ruled out that strip clubs can reopen and churches should stay closed, two pastor from megachurches in California have decided to rebrand the church they lead into "temporary strip clubs." One associate pastor from a California megachurch recently died due to complications exacerbated by COVID-19 infection, a report says. China just published new rules that will make it harder for foreigners in the country to share the gospel with Chinese citizens. Canada police blocked cars from coming into a church parking place to attend a drive-in worship service. A report revealed that Christian persecution got worse all across the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite numerous complaints with its blatant message of violence, Twitter still refused to remove the hashtag calling for priests to be burned alive. A mob of Muslims attacked Coptic Christians in Egypt due to an alleged Facebook post from a man who said his account was hacked. The decline in physical church attendance doesn't necessarily mean believers have turned their backs on God. This is because they continue in the faith and attend church via online services, a renowned minister said. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, spreading to more people in various places, the Gospel also continues to spread - and has been received by more people this year despite the lockdowns and persecution.