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  • John Gray’s Relentless Church served eviction papers; Ron, Hope Carpenter allegedly want church back
  • An attorney retained by Pastor John Gray said in a letter that Hope Carpenter allegedly told members of Relentless Church that Gray is a “shady man” and “dishonest” and that she and her husband Ron, will soon be taking back their church.
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  • YouVersion reveals most read Bible verse of 2019
  • The popular Bible app YouVersion has announced that Philippians 4:6 is their “2019 Verse of the Year,” as users of the app engaged with it more than any other Bible verse.
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  • Liquid Church to pack 1 million meals for annual Christmas Outreach
  • Over 6,000 volunteers will be packing 1 million meals to help combat global hunger as part of Liquid Church's annual Christmas Outreach program.
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  • A growing number of US pastors believe the economy is harming their churches: LifeWay
  • An increasing number of Protestant pastors in the United States believe that the economy is having a negative effect on their churches, according to a new report by LifeWay Research.
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  • Church, funeral home come together to hold 'Blue Christmas' service
  • A Pennsylvania congregation and a local funeral home came together to hold a “Blue Christmas” service for those coping with loss or suffering, especially around the holiday season.
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  • Pastor Greg Laurie says Jarrid Wilson is in Heaven despite suicide
  • Just over two months have passed since Jarrid Wilson took his own life, and Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, says he believes Wilson is in Heaven despite receiving heavy criticism from some Christians for his position.
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  • White pastor who is ‘epitome of faithfulness’ chosen to lead black church
  • A white Texas pastor and businessman who has been described as the “epitome of faithfulness” was recently chosen by a predominantly black congregation to be their leader.
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  • Episcopal LGBT advocacy group head resigns amid allegations of mismanagement
  • The head of an organization dedicated to advancing LGBT advocacy within the Episcopal Church has resigned amid accusations of mismanagement and lack of transparency.
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  • This week in Christian history: John of Damascus, St. Columba, St. Paul's Cathedral opens
  • Here are just a few things that happened this week, Dec. 1-7, in Church history. They include the death of John of Damascus, the opening of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the birth of an influential British saint.
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  • Watermark megachurch buys middle school building in South Dallas
  • The non-denominational Watermark Community Church in Texas has purchased a vacant former middle school building that it plans to turn into its newest campus in South Dallas. But some church leaders in the area are upset. 
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  • Louie Giglio on Winter Jam 2020: Jesus is relevant to every age, economic status
  • Passion City Church Pastor Louie Giglio will be a guest speaker at Winter Jam 2020 and says, like the popular tour, his mission is to share Jesus with all the world regardless of age, economic status or standing in the church.
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  • Megachurch pastor resigns over allegations of sex with 18-year-old members of youth group 17 years ago
  • The Rev. Wes Feltner, lead pastor of preaching and vision at the multi-campus Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, has resigned from his post amid an investigation into allegations from two 35-year-old women who say he manipulated them into sexual relationships while they were teenagers 17 years ago.
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  • Tony Evans mourns death of father: 'For his legacy of faith and family, I’m forever grateful'
  • Pastor Tony Evans is mourning the death of his father, Arthur S. Evans Sr., who he fondly remembered as the “foundation” and “rock” of the Evans family, leading them all to “a saving faith in Jesus Christ.”
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  • Harvest Bible Chapel founder James MacDonald signals ‘early 2020’ return to ministry
  • Disgraced Harvest Bible Chapel founder James MacDonald who recently repented for the circumstances that led to his unceremonious ouster from the greater Chicago megachurch he founded more than 30 years ago has signaled he could likely return to the pulpit in “early 2020.”
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  • Harvest Bible Chapel releases financial records review exposing misuse of church funds
  • A legal and financial review of Harvest Bible Chapel's records has revealed that their founding and now former pastor James MacDonald was paid over $1 million annually, amid other instances of malfeasance.
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  • Church holds skiing equipment sale to benefit food pantry
  • A Pennsylvania church recently held their annual ski swap event for people interested in tackling the slopes this winter and to help raise money for a local food pantry.
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  • This week in Christian history: ‘Fighting Chaplain’ killed, John XXIII born, Orthodox-Catholic dialogue
  • Here are just a few things that happened this week, Nov. 24-30, in Church history. They include the death of a chaplain who fought in the American Revolution, the birth of an influential pope, and increased efforts of dialogue between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
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  • Did the flood of Noah cover the entire earth? Hugh Ross on what the Bible says
  • Contrary to the claims of Young Earth creationists, Noah's flood was geographically local, not over the entire earth, scientist Hugh Ross maintains.
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  • Texas UMC megachurch opens pie and coffee shop run by special needs ministry
  • A megachurch in Texas recently opened a pie and coffee shop at that is staffed by individuals with special needs as a way to help trained them for employment.
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  • Metro Grace Community Church founder accused of rape but he insists sex was consensual
  • Floyd Steverson, a grandfather, founder and lead pastor of Metro Grace Community Church in Pearl, Mississippi, who also serves on the staff of the Rankin County Baptist Association, is set to face trial next June for allegedly raping a woman with whom he insists he had a consensual relationship.
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