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2 priests killed in crash with tractor trailer, another minister injured

A California pastor and an archbishop visiting from India were killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer Thursday that also wounded another priest.

Air Canada stops saying 'ladies and gentlemen,' opts for gender-neutral terms

Employees of Canada's major airline will no longer be greeting passengers by the sex-specific "ladies and gentlemen" or the French "mesdames et messieurs" and will instead use the gender-neutral phrases "everyone" or "tout le monde."

Pro-life activists denounce California law requiring colleges to offer abortion pills on campus

Pro-life activists have denounced a new California law mandating that all public universities offer abortion pills on campus by the year 2023.

Oct. 16, 2019: Pompeo Christian leader speech, Chinese church demolished, UMC separation plan

Pompeo Christian leader speech, Chinese church demolished, Wheaton College's leadership crises summit, UMC separation plan, some Democratic candidates oppose removing church tax exemption

Voice of the Martyrs pressures Malaysia for 'truth' about pastor Raymond Koh abduction

Two years after the abduction of pastor Raymond Koh, Voice of the Martyrs is urging Christians worldwide to demand the Malaysian government reveal the truth about his mysterious disappearance.

Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center to host conference addressing church leadership crises

Partly inspired by the recent suicide of pastor Jarrid Wilson, a mental health advocate, Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center is set to host a one-day evangelical summit to address issues of leadership, burnout, and mental health.

Pompeo faces criticism for giving speech on being a 'Christian leader'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is facing criticism for talking publicly about what it's like to be a "Christian leader" in a speech that was that posted to the State Department's website over the weekend.

Russell Moore warns Christians face spiritual warfare 'all the time;' identifies 2 ways Satan attacks

Russell Moore has warned that while Christian life in contemporary Western culture has largely neglected the concepts of demons and demonic powers, spiritual warfare is a reality Christians face "all the time," both overtly and covertly.

Kurdish female politician, who worked to unite Christians, Arabs, Kurds, executed in Syria

Hevrin Khalaf, a female politician who worked to unite Christians, Arabs and Kurds in Syria was among nine individuals executed by a Turkish-backed group in the northeast region of the country, according to a human rights monitor.

Warren, Buttigieg denounce O'Rourke's call for punishing churches that reject gay marriage

Democratic presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have rejected Beto O'Rourke's support for stripping churches of their tax exemption if they oppose same-sex marriage.

White owner of Word Network refuses to apologize for controversial meme showing pimping of black pastors

Kevin Adell, the white owner and CEO of the Word Network billed "the largest, African-American religious network in the WORLD," refused to apologize for sharing a meme which depicts him pimping popular black preachers.

Conservative United Methodist group endorses 'amicable separation' over LGBT debate

A theologically conservative group has endorsed a plan for "amicable separation" for The United Methodist Church due to the denomination's ongoing debate over LGBT issues.

Interview with Christian who was arrested for preaching in LGBT neighborhood

David Lynn of Christ's Forgiveness Ministries was arrested for preaching the Gospel publicly in Toronto, Canada. I recently did an interview with David Lynn to hear his side of the story.

Will God stop for America?

I believe with all my heart God wants to stop and help America. He has invested too much in our nation and our people to simply pass us by. But a few major shifts must take place before this happens.

What 'Joker' tells us about mental health

Some critics warned the film could be a trigger to viewers who may have thoughts of harming themselves or others.

China: Authorities forcibly demolish 'illegal' church; elderly congregants injured

Communist officials demolished a church in China's Henan province for engaging in "illegal fundraising" after forcibly removing congregants, injuring two elderly people in the process.

Oct. 15, 2019: Andrew Brunson considered suicide, Atatiana Jefferson shooting, Titanic cross

Andrew Brunson considered suicide, Atatiana Jefferson shooting, congressman welcomes Down syndrome baby, values voters, Titanic cross

Ask the female rugby players if biological sex is the same as perceived gender

It's bad enough that biological males are beating biological females in races, both in high school and college. But it's even worse when the men are injuring the women in full contact sports.

Pro-life congressman, wife welcome 'perfect' baby girl with Down syndrome

Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy and wife have welcomed their ninth child into the world. The pro-life couple revealed the little girl has Down syndrome and a heart condition that will require surgery in just a few months.

Christian leaders respond to shooting of Atatiana Jefferson: 'This injustice is outrageous'

Christian leaders have expressed their dismay and outrage after a Forth Worth, Texas, officer shot and killed a black woman inside a home where she had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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Today in Christian History
1649
The American colony of Maine passed legislation granting religious freedom to all its citizens, on condition that those of contrary religious persuasions behave acceptably.
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Esther 9-10; Psalm 107:23-43; Revelation 16:
On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those determined to destroy them. No one could stand against them, because…
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