Positive and Negative Results From the Present Civil Unrest

During national crises, specific segments of the political and ideological spectrum attempt to capitalize and push their agendas.

Although this is unfortunate, after the horrific murder of George Floyd, there is potential for both good and bad results.

Lee University Details Plan for July Summer Session

Lee University will continue its gradual reopening by offering a third session of summer school in a “hybrid format” in which all classes will be offered both in-person and via online Zoom teaching.

If You’re Returning to Church, Here Are 10 Ways to Stay Safe

An evangelical research center focused on disaster response has detailed key steps churchgoers might take as they contemplate attending reopened churches.

Pentecostal Pastor, ‘The Voice’ Winner Todd Tilghman Announces Live Shows, Upcoming Music Release

Pentecostal pastor Todd Tilghman, 2020 winner of TV’s The Voice, recently announced via Facebook Live that tickets are now on sale for a series of live shows at The Theater of the Stars (formerly known as the Memories Theater) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night “at least for the month of July,” he says.

General Overseer Launches Dialogue Series

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Church of God General Overseer Dr. Timothy M. Hill began a series of dialogues with state leaders entitled, “Kingdom Conversations with Dr. Hill.”

First Original TV Series About Jesus Christ Takes Off During COVID-19 Shutdown

During the COVID-19 shutdown, many people downloaded and binge-watched an eight-episode television series called “The Chosen,” about the life of Jesus Christ.

Southern Baptist Convention President: ‘Of Course Black Lives Matter’

J.D. Greear, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, on Tuesday, implored Southern Baptist members to accept and promote that “black lives matter” as a gospel issue but criticized the Black Lives Matter organization in his 2020 presidential address to church members.

Considerations on Reopening Our Churches – Part III

As the Church of God and the nation re-open following Covid-19, P. Douglas Small, president of Project Pray and coordinator of Church of God Prayer Ministries, presents excerpts from a recent white paper he has written. In this final installment, Small offers a set of good citizen and neighbor ideas and a final section of resources and web links as we consider how to re-open our churches for worship (NOTE: links and listed websites are not active in this release. Please cut and paste into browser):

Empowered21 Global Congress Reaches Over 100,000 People From 197 Nations

Tulsa, OK – The Empowered21 (E21) Global Congress wrapped up Wednesday, June 10, 2020 with powerful messages from evangelists Daniel Kolenda and Christine Caine, along with a summation statement from E21 Global Co-chair Dr. Billy Wilson. The online Congress began on Monday, June 1 and featured over 70 world-renowned Spirit-empowered leaders. The event focused on encouraging believers to unite around completing the remaining task of the Great Commission by 2033. Over 100,000 people participated in the Congress with registered participants representing 197 nations.

DOJ Supports Faith-Based Foster Care Agency

The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a Catholic foster care agency because it refuses to compromise its religious beliefs by placing children with same-sex couples. The Supreme Court agreed to review Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia and oral argument is expected in the fall.

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