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Died: Nguyen Quang Trung, Mennonite Who Led Church Through Dark Days in Vietnam
From 1978 to 2008, he fought for legal recognition and freedom to worship for the Anabaptist denomination.
Died: Gospel for Asia Founder Athanasius Yohannan
The champion of “native missions” trained more than 100,000 evangelists but got in trouble for financial mismanagement.
Hillsong Abuse Settlement Rejected Over NDA
Victim says she wants accountability more than money.
If You’re a Christian, You Should Probably Thank Your Mom
A majority of American Protestants were raised by devout mothers, a study finds.
Pakistani Christians Accused of Blasphemy Found Not Guilty
And other brief news from believers around the world.
Died: Beverly LaHaye, Pastor’s Wife Who Led Religious Right
The founder of Concerned Women for America was credited by President Ronald Reagan with “changing the face of American politics.”
In Eclipse Darkness, Churches Will Proclaim a Great Light
Evangelical congregations from Texas to Maine plan outreach events in the path of totality.
Are the Global Methodists Evangelical?
Here’s why the new denomination may or may not fit the label.
Global Methodists Want to Check Bishops
Ahead of the first general conference, the new denomination is weighing possible limits on leaders.
In Search of Most Beautiful Language, Scholars Turn to ‘Jesus’ Film
And other brief news from Christians around the world.
Global Methodists Run Toward Renewal
On the other side of disaffiliation, traditionalist congregations pursue prayer, revival, and revitalization.
In Six-Hour Meeting, Park Street Votes to Affirm Current Leadership
Senior minister Mark Booker asks the historic evangelical congregation to commit to work of repair after “break of trust.”
Park Street Divided: Congregation Asked to End Conflict with a Vote
A clash over leadership at the landmark evangelical church in Boston is testing the strength of democratic governance.
The Weird True History of the Easter Bunny
From Constantinople to “the Singing Cowboy,” the odd folk tradition of egg-delivering rabbits was invented bit by bit.
Medical Cost Sharing Ministry Stole Millions
And other brief news from Christians around the world.
Died: Joel Belz, Founder of World Magazine
A “newspaper man at heart,” he believed Christians needed “sound journalism, grounded in facts and biblical truth.”
Died: Letha Dawson Scanzoni, Who Argued Feminism Is Biblical
The author of All We’re Meant to Be faced serious backlash over egalitarian reading of Scripture and her support for LGBTQ affirmation.
Died: Donald Wildmon, Champion of Christian Boycotts
The Methodist minister and founder of American Family Association mobilized believers to exert economic influence on major corporations.
Indonesian Government Adjusts Name Above All Names
And other news briefs from Christians around the world.
United Methodists Down 7,659 Churches As Exit Window Ends
1 in 4 UMC congregations have now disaffiliated in the largest US denominational schism since the Civil War. Will African Methodists leave next?