Heartbeat Bill Victory in Kentucky

Kentucky’s House passed Senate Bill 9, a fetal heartbeat bill, by a vote of 71 to 19 on March 14. SB 9 bans most abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure requires anyone seeking an abortion to first determine if a fetal heartbeat is detectable, typically about six weeks into pregnancy. The bill now moves on to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk.

Why Millennials, Gen Z Lean Toward Paganism

A new Harris Poll reveals that Generation Z has a more “positive view of the word ‘socialism’ than previous generations, and—along with Millennials—are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations.”

Lee University Celebrates International Women’s Week

Cleveland, TN–Lee University’s Cultural Diversity Committee hosted a series of events this week to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). Activities included lectures, a panel discussion, chapel services, and a poster competition.

Education Department Protects Religious Freedom

The U.S. Department of Education will no longer enforce a restriction that previously prohibited school districts from contracting with faith-based organizations to provide equitable services to vulnerable children solely due to their religious affiliation.

Leading a Church to Growth and Vitality

If ever there were a time when church renewal was needed, it is now! There are no quick-fix gimmicks to spur a declining church back to growth. However, through fervent prayer and practice, David F. Nixon learned skills during his own experiences that he writes about in the new book “It Only Takes A Spark: Leading Your Church to Growth and Vitality.” This book will empower pastors on their journey to lead a struggling church back to vibrancy after major decline, crisis, or plateau.

WoodmenLife Presents Check to SMCH; Golf Tourney Announced

 

Left to right: David Brown, John Walters, Tammie Mauldin, Walt Mauldin, Adam Lowe, and Courtney Harding Witherow (click photo to enlarge)

Sevierville, TN–Each year a date is designated as Giving Tuesday. To commemorate the day late last year, Dr. Adam Lowe and WoodmenLife presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to the Church of God’s Smoky Mountain Children’s Home.

Don’t Be So Quick to End Relationships

Anger has reached the boiling point in our country. Passengers are being removed from planes because they started fistfights. Entitled store customers are going berserk in checkout lines. Restaurant patrons are spewing racist rants—and they don’t even care if someone records their vile words on camera for the world to hear.

Christian Education Initiative Launch

The Christian Education Initiative (CEI), with 18 member organizations, announces its formation for the purpose of advancing the cause of biblical Christian education in K-12 education, including college students and adults.

Summer Campmeeting Schedule Released

The official schedule of the annual summertime Church of God tradition of campmeeting has been released by the International Executive Committee.

‘Step by Step’ Podcast Begins March 20

You are never walking alone when Jesus is by your side. But, if you’d like some company, The Journey – Step by Step Christian podcast debuts on March 20th. With a mixture of compelling testimonies, in-depth Bible studies and roundtable discussions with other Christians on real-world topics, there is something for everyone walking the walk of faith.

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