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Audio Adrenaline

Audio Adrenaline’s Sound of the Saints, the band’s second album since re-forming in 2012, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart after its May 5 release. The Fair Trade Services project also entered the Billboard 200 at No. 69 ...

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Playing favorites

father and sons

My kids have been asking me, “Who’s your favorite?” One of them even gave me a picture frame with the words “from your favorite son” on it. So I guess I should let them know which one gets this coveted ...

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‘Little Boy’ packs big message

Little Boy

Life can be especially cruel when you are 7 and the world is at war. It’s even more so when you are unusually small and the war comes closer to home in the form of a bulky town bully and ...

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  • Willow Creek names NAE head, 3 others to oversee Hybels investigation
    Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent emerita of The Wesleyan Church, and Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, will lead a new investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill Hybels, the retired founding pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Lyon and Anderson will co-chair the four-person Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group, according […]
  • Former Willow Creek pastor Steve Carter breaks silence on Hybels allegations
    Steve Carter, the lead teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, was supposed to be in front of his congregation but instead he was throwing up backstage. Carter, 38, had become physically ill that Sunday, Aug. 5, after reading an article published that morning in The New York Times about the church’s founding pastor, Bill […]
  • A pastor’s suicide | An all-too familiar story
    This is getting to be an all-too-familiar story. On August 26, Andrew Stoecklein, the lead pastor of Inland Hills Church in Chino, California, took his own life. He was only thirty years old. Stoecklein was married and had three children. The grim task of informing church members and friends about Stoecklein’s suicide fell to his […]
  • Survey shows more pastors preach about abuse in #MeToo age
    Half of Protestant pastors say they preach to their churches about domestic and sexual abuse, an increase from four years ago, when only a third said they raised the issue, a new survey shows. LifeWay Research took a detailed look at Protestant clergy’s attitudes toward abuse and harassment and what they’ve done about it, surveying […]
  • Fear of Ebola keeps the faithful at home in Congo
    Thousands of faithful in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are staying home from church services to avoid contracting or spreading Ebola. “We are staying in our homes. We can’t go to church and worship together as Christians,” said Daniel Sango, who spoke by phone from Mangina, 24 miles southwest of the town of Beni in North Kivu. “People […]
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