White evangelical Christians widely support President Donald Trump but a new Pew Research Center poll suggests that support may be nuanced, with some members of the group expressing mixed feelings about his personal conduct.
United Methodist bishops ask church court to review proposal to split denomination
A proposed plan to split the United Methodist Church is on its way to the denomination’s top court to decide whether the legislation that would implement it is constitutional.
Religious services curbed across Mideast over virus fears
Religious authorities moved to cancel or limit weekly prayer gatherings across the Middle East on Friday to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as they encouraged the faithful to pray for those afflicted by the global pandemic.
With coronavirus concerns, sales up for prepackaged Communion cups and wafers
The United Methodist Publishing House reports a 10-fold increase in the sale of the packaged option for Communion as churches seek ways to minimize any kind of unnecessary touch.
Ministry in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak
“We are in an uncertain time, a liminal space. Perhaps it is not so much a dystopia as living into the reality of Lent this season—wandering in the wilderness of a COVID-19 outbreak.”
Dozens of Catholic priests credibly accused of abuse found work abroad, Some with the Church’s blessing
The Catholic Church allowed more than 50 U.S.-based clergy to move abroad after facing credible accusations of sexual abuse. Some continued to work with children.
Pastor convicted of sex crimes is preaching at Jacksonville church, again
The Rev. Darrell Gilyard admitted to molesting two girls and was sentenced to three years in prison in 2009 followed by probation. He’s currently a registered sex offender in the state of Florida.
After tornado, worshipers see church as more than a building
Tornadoes ripped through Nashville, Tennessee, damaging several churches Tuesday. But worshipers were grateful that didn’t stop Sunday services.
Bread for the World taps Eugene Cho as new president
Seattle pastor and author the Rev. Eugene Cho will be replacing the Rev. David Beckmann, a Lutheran minister who is retiring from his post after shepherding the organization since 1991.