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  • This week in Christian history: Self-flagellation, Thomas More, John Scopes
  • Here are just a few things that happened this week, Oct. 20-26, in Church history. They include the death of John Scopes, the pope denouncing self-flagellation, and Sir Thomas More becoming chancellor of England.
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  • Al Mohler: Complementarian theology 'can and has' led to the abuse of women in the church
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. has said that complementarian theology “can and sometimes has” led to the abuse of women and stressed that the SBC must “take responsibility” for failing to hear the cries of those who have spoken of such abuse.
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  • Pastors of larger churches more likely to prioritize counseling and discipleship, new study says
  • While a majority of Protestant pastors prioritize counseling and discipleship among their ministry meetings, pastors of larger churches are more likely to invest in these meetings according to the results of a new study by Lifeway Research.
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  • Norm Geisler film ‘Not Qualified’ set to release in 2020
  • Notable Christian apologist, professor, and prolific author Norman Geisler, who passed away earlier this year, will have a film released about his life, according to his son.
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  • Florida church opens coffee shop run by young adults with autism
  • A Florida congregation has launched a coffee shop operated by young adults with autism spectrum disorder in part to help with employment training.
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  • UMC, Church World Service launch $2 million project to help asylum seekers
  • The United Methodist Church and the humanitarian group Church World Service have announced the beginning of a $2 million project aimed at helping asylum seekers.
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  • Apologists debate what to do when Bible passages appear to contradict each other
  • Two professors who both profess belief in the inerrancy of the Bible held a debate over how to respond to claims of contradiction in scriptural passages.
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  • National Association of Evangelicals elects Walter Kim as its first minority president
  • The National Association of Evangelicals named its first president of color Thursday when its board of directors elected Korean-American Virginia pastor Walter Kim as the next head of the 45,000-church network.
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  • Apologist Chip Ingram lists 5 relationships key to Christian discipleship
  • Chip Ingram, apologist and president of Living on the Edge, says there are five relationships that are key to proper Christian discipleship.
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  • New Birth redirects Kanye West's church donation to create 2 black Christian college scholarships
  • New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia has redirected part of a donation to the church made by rapper Kanye West to establish scholarships at a historically black Christian college in Atlanta.
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  • Another Willow Creek campus pastor resigns, citing conflict in values
  • A second pastor of Willow Creek Community Church has resigned from his position, citing a conflict in values.
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.
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  • US Christians more likely to consider their pastor a ‘friend’: Barna study
  • Christians in the United States are more likely to consider the lead pastor of their church to be a “friend” rather than a “mentor” or “counselor,” according to a new report by the Barna Group.
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  • Marvin Sapp names Rory Marshall as successor to lead Lighthouse Full Life Center
  • Bishop Marvin L. Sapp on Sunday appointed Rory Marshall as the incoming senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids during a celebration of the church’s 16th anniversary.
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  • South Carolina inmates baptized behind bars: 'Jail can be the very beginning of the ultimate forever'
  • Eighteen inmates at a South Carolina jail were baptized over the weekend, demonstrating “jail doesn’t have to be the end; it can be the very beginning of the ultimate forever.”
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  • This week in Christian history: William Penn born, Pentecostal school founded, France attacks Protestants
  • Here are just a few things that happened this week, Oct. 13-19, in Church history. They include the birth of William Penn, the founding of a Pentecostal school in Kansas, and France passing an edict that cracked down on Protestantism.
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  • Is the Bible pro-slavery? Context is important, apologist says
  • A theologian and apologist beleives that the Bible does not support slavery, explaining that the specific context of biblical era slavery needs to be considered when discussing the issue.
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  • Former drug addict baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier: 'God is real'
  • A former drug addict who broke into an Arkansas church and vandalized $100,000 worth of property was baptized at the same church six months later after the pastor and church members displayed grace and forgiveness. 
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  • Black clergy call for boycott of Word Network after white owner is accused of racial insensitivity
  • More than 100 prominent black clergy have signed a petition calling for a boycott of the Word Network, which is billed as “the largest, African-American religious network in the WORLD!,” after Kevin Adell, the network’s white owner and CEO, was accused of racial insensitivity.
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