Emily McFarlan Miller
Religion News Service
Likes and Prayers: Facebook Tests New 'Prayer Post' Feature
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Facebook has reportedly introduced a new prayer post feature. The function will allow members of Facebook groups to ask for and respond to prayer requests.
Taylor University Announces D. Michael Lindsay As New President
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
On Tuesday, Taylor University announced that D. Michael Lindsay, outgoing president of Gordon College, will become the next president of the Indiana-based Christian liberal arts school.
Trump Prophet Jeremiah Johnson Ends Ministry, Saying, ‘We Need to Humble Ourselves’
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Prophetic pastor Jeremiah Johnson announced this week that he will be ending his ministry after he incorrectly prophesized that Donald Trump would win re-election.
United Methodists Reschedule Meeting — And Decision on Splitting — Again
Friday, February 26, 2021
The United Methodist Convention has once again pushed back their general conference meeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Churches Get Ready for Ash Wednesday in a Pandemic
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
An ecumenical group of clergy, theologians, liturgical scholars and public health experts recently released guidelines for safely observing Ash Wednesday, which falls this year on Feb. 17,...
Annual March For Life Goes Virtual amid COVID-19, Unrest at US Capitol
Monday, January 18, 2021
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, the annual March For Life has been moved online.
Hymn Database Sees Spike as Christians Worship at Home in 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
The most popular hymn on the database as the year draws to a close is "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty."
Jentezen Franklin, Trump Adviser and Prominent Georgia Pastor, Positive for COVID-19
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Prominent pastor and unofficial faith adviser to President Donald Trump, Jentezen Franklin, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Progressive United Methodists Announce New Denomination: Liberation Methodist Connexion
Thursday, December 3, 2020
On Sunday, a group of progressive United Methodists announced that they are forming a new Methodist denomination, the Liberation Methodist Connexion.
William Bobby Mcclain, Leader in United Methodist Church and Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 82
Friday, November 20, 2020
Rev. William Bobby McClain, a longtime leader in the United Methodist Church and the civil rights movement, died on Wednesday at 82 years old.
Vote, Pray, Wait: Faith Leaders Reassure Congregations, Call for Full Vote Count as Election Remains Uncertain
Thursday, November 5, 2020
More than 1,000 clergy members, religious scholars and faith-based advocates urged calm as Americans await the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.
Churches Hit Home Run with Services in Ballparks, Stadiums as COVID-19 Cancels Sports
Friday, September 25, 2020
Since many sporting events have been canceled because of COVID-19, stadiums and ballparks are being offered up to churches so that they can host socially-distanced, outdoor services.
Texas Methodists Want to Replace Denominational Logo Some See as Racially Insensitive
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The United Methodist Church is considering changing its "Cross and Flame" logo as it holds a racisist connotation to some members of the church.
Charges Dropped against Former Village Church Children's Minister Matt Tonne
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Sexual abuse charges have been dropped against The Village Church's former associate children's minister.
Liberty University Board Accepts Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Resignation
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
On Tuesday, Liberty University announced that it had officially accepted, the now-former University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s letter of resignation.
Republican National Convention to Include Several Conservative Christian Speakers
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
The 2020 Republican National Convention is officially underway. This year, the convention has several faith leaders lined up to speak. Here are five Conservative Christians scheduled to be speaking...
5 Faith Facts about Vice President Mike Pence: A 'Born-Again, Evangelical Catholic'
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
(RNS) — Vice President Mike Pence has described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order."That has made Pence pretty popular with conservative evangelical Christians...
In Iowa, Hard-Hit Churches and Faith-Based Organizations Rally to Help Out in Wake of Derecho
Friday, August 21, 2020
Several Christian organizations are arriving in Iowa after a brutal Derecho storm left behind a trail of devastation.
Christian news headlines from the United States and around the world
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Brenda Lee's Timeless Hit 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' Makes History with First-Ever No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 after 65 Years
8 Prayers to Pray over Israel this Year as Hanukkah Begins
Muslims in Gaza Come to Christ after Seeing Jesus in Dreams, Report Says: It Was a ‘Miracle’
Florida State Quarterback Jordan Travis Faces Season-Ending Injury with Acceptance of God's Plan
Prioritizing the Value of Family
Grace and Forgiveness Still Speak Volumes
Conjuring Courageous Faith in the Face of Fear
Determine to be a Source of Light in a Dark and Confusing World
Love Illuminates the Truth Darkness Attempts to Confuse
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