But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, a co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Willow Creek and its elders for statements they made accusing Bilezikian of sexual misconduct.

The lawsuit, filed on Friday in Cook County Court, accuses the church and elders of falsely...

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Well-known author, speaker and pastor, Bryan Loritts, who was just hired by J.D. Greear’s Summit Church, claims to be a “Dr.” on his website, Instagram, and Twitter.

Yet Loritts has no earned doctorate. And the honorary doctorate he does have is from  St. Thomas Christian...

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Cedarville University has hired Husch Blackwell LLP, one of the largest firms in America, to conduct its investigation into the hiring of a professor with a known history of sexual misconduct.

The university also has retained Mark DeMoss, “evangelicalism’s PR guru,” who over the...

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The rape victim whose story prompted the board at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to fire former President Paige Patterson in 2018 has just come forward with a major revelation.

The woman, Megan Lively, says Cedarville University President Thomas White participated with Patterson in the...

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James MacDonald’s defamation lawsuit against his former confidant and friend, WLS-AM Radio Host Mancow Muller, is “no more than a vindictive fishing expedition” to relieve MacDonald of his “new financial predicament” and “maintain (MacDonald’s) lavish...

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Pastor, author, and speaker, Bryan Loritts, last weekend took to Instagram and blamed bloggers and evangelicals for the tragic death of restored megachurch pastor, Darrin Patrick.

In a video that garnered more than 13,000 views, Loritts alleged that evangelicals “stink at grace.” And he...

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Last fall, admitted sex abuser Anthony Moore led a group of 28 Cedarville University students and staff on a five-day trip through Alabama and Tennessee. Yet, one wouldn’t know that from visiting Cedarville’s website. Mentions of Moore’s involvement on the trip have been removed.

Th...

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UPDATE: At 5:58 EDT, Seacoast disclosed that Darrin Patrick died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The church said Patrick was  target shooting with a friend at the time of death and no foul play is suspected. Also, an earlier version said Patrick was 50, instead of 49.

“Restored”...

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Former Cedarville University professor and chair of the English department, Melissa Faulkner, says she’ll never forget the “public shaming” she endured at the full faculty meeting that kicked off the 2017 school year.

“I can tell you every second of it because I’ve...

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Editorial Note: Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the unexpected death of Rachel Held Evans—a 37-year-old author and activist beloved by progressive Christians, but often berated by conservatives. Many progressives yesterday lamented Held-Evans’ passing, asking “What would...

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Cedarville University’s board of Trustees today placed President Dr. Thomas White on administrative leave, following major controversy involving the hiring of Dr. Anthony Moore–an admitted sexual abuser. The board appointed Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Loren Reno as acting president of Cedarville....

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Cedarville University President Thomas White maintains that he was told an “incomplete narrative” about Anthony Moore—the man he hired in 2017 after Moore had been fired by The Village Church (TVC) for “grievous sexual immoral actions.” However, today an elder at...

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Cedarville University President Dr. Thomas White says he hired Dr. Anthony Moore in 2017 with the full knowledge and approval of Cedarville’s board of trustees. However, an email Dr. White sent to the trustees in July 2017, which I obtained yesterday, indicates otherwise. Instead of telling...

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 04:37

Janet Parshall Unexpectedly Resigns as NRB Chairman

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Janet Parshall, host of Moody Radio’s In the Market, today resigned unexpectedly as chairman of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), according to an email sent by Ron Harris, acting NRB chairman. Also resigning is Janet’s husband, Craig Parshall, who served as NRB’s general...

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The father of a former Cedarville student said he felt misled by Cedarville President Dr. Thomas White when the father inquired more than two years ago about Dr. Anthony Moore–a professor fired last week for prior sexual misconduct. The father said he called White, whom he knew personally,...

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Cedarville University President Thomas White today apologized in a video message for bringing Dr. Anthony Moore, an admitted sex abuser, to campus. White also pledged to hire an outside, independent agency to confirm that “nothing inappropriate occurred” while Moore was at Cedarville....

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Cedarville University yesterday fired professor, Dr. Anthony Moore, for sexual misconduct. The action comes three years after Cedarville learned that Moore had secretly videotaped a male youth pastor showering in Moore’s home on multiple occasions. According to Cedarville...

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Two years after its founding pastor, Bill Hybels, stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Willow Creek Community Church has named Dave Dummitt, a megachurch pastor from Michigan, as its new senior pastor. Dummitt is the founding and lead pastor at 2/42 Community Church—a church...

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Wycliffe Associates claims it has developed two new strategies for delivering the Bible to people in countries hostile to the gospel that are achieving “miraculous” results. One is a Print on Demand (POD) system, which enables workers to print and quickly distribute Bibles. The other is...

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Though Christians can’t attend church on Easter morning due to the coronavirus pandemic, they can worship God publicly and collectively from the safety of their own front porch. At noon on Easter, Christians of all denominations are being urged to gather everyone in their household, step...

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On March 20, a small, suburban Chicago sewing studio and storefront that employs refugee women came to a screeching halt. That’s when Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all nonessential businesses to close. And the studio at The Re:new Project in Glen Ellyn, IL, which produced handbags,...

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A Chicago-area megachurch—already under fire for telling staff to keep a pastor’s COVID-19 diagnosis secret and allegedly forcing them to work in unsafe conditions—now is requiring staff to sign a waiver releasing the church from liability if they get sick or die. This requirement...

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Hobby Lobby, the popular arts and crafts store owned by outspoken Christians, today is under fire for reopening stores in states with stay-at-home orders in place. Yesterday, Business Insider reported that Hobby Lobby had quietly resumed business in Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, and North Carolina....

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The lead pastor of Calvary Church of Naperville—a megachurch in the Chicago suburbs with an attendance around 6,000— this week told his staff to keep secret news that an assistant pastor had tested positive for COVID-19. Calvary Lead Pastor Martyn Sloan also instructed...

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“We are extremely concerned,” said Anna Kurian, spokesperson for North Texas Food Bank. “There are actually 800,000 food-insecure people across north Texas. When a disaster happens, people turn to food banks for support.” As most U.S. states close schools and hospitals...

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