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  • John Piper says sexual attraction not essential for marriage: 'It's about covenant-keeping love'
  • Theologian John Piper has encouraged asexual individuals to “accept your present indifference to sexual desires” and remain open to relationships, as marriage is fundamentally based on commitment — not romantic attraction. 
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  • With biggest ‘Sunday Service’ audience yet, Kanye West to appear at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church
  • In what is expected to be his biggest “Sunday Service” audience yet, rapper Kanye West will reportedly join megachurch pastor, Joel Osteen at his Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on Sunday for a conversation that promises to be epic.
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  • Church votes to remove ‘First Thanksgiving’ tapestry over it being 'disturbing, hurtful'
  • A Minnesota church has voted to approve the removal of a large embroidery that has been on display since 1974 over the belief that it's racially offensive.
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  • 8 UMC bishops say they can’t support denomination’s ‘current form of unity’ due to LGBT debate
  • Eight current and former bishops of the United Methodist Church have signed a statement supporting an end to the “current form of unity” for the denomination due to its yearslong debate on LGBT issues.
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  • James MacDonald issues 'repentance,' wants future focused on preaching and teaching
  • Ousted Illinois megachurch pastor James MacDonald issued a statement of “repentance” and said he hopes to return to preaching even though he was fired in February over allegations of bullying, intimidation and using his position for personal benefit.
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  • Francis Chan moving to Hong Kong to share the Gospel, plant churches among 'ultra poor'
  • Bestselling author and Bible teacher Francis Chan has revealed God is calling him to move to Hong Kong to "bring relief, share the gospel, and plant churches among" the "ultra poor.” 
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  • Mark Driscoll on Satan, spiritual warfare, and choosing to simply 'do ministry' alongside family
  • Nearly six years after the public implosion of his Seattle megachurch, Mark Driscoll said his goal is to simply “do ministry” alongside his family.
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  • Norm Geisler’s son wants to spread father’s legacy with 2020 film, new resources
  • The son of prolific author and apologist Norman Geisler hopes to continue to spread his work and legacy through a new film, translations of his books and other new resources.
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  • This week in Christian history: Uganda martyr, evangelical Anglican dies, Fourth Lateran Council
  • Here are just a few things that happened this week, Nov. 10-16, in Church history. They include the beginning of the Fourth Lateran Council, the execution of a Ugandan martyr, and the death of a notable evangelical Anglican preacher.
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  • Eric Mason calls James White ‘racist’ for calling black churches 'especially' theologically unsound
  • Bible expert Eric Mason has slammed fellow scholar James White for making what he argues is a “racist” claim that black churches are "especially" theologically unsound when compared to churches of other ethnic groups.
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  • Christians worldwide reflect God's love for vulnerable children on Orphan Sunday
  • Christians worldwide are uniting today for Orphan Sunday, where congregations will not only learn about the plight of orphaned children, but also discover ways in which they can help in their own communities and globally.
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  • Florida church hosts concert to help homeless on Veterans Day weekend
  • A congregation in Florida is looking to celebrate Veterans Day weekend with a concert and fundraiser aimed at helping the local homeless population.
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  • Nearly half of young adults with ties to Christianity say church can’t answer their questions: survey
  • Extensive new research from The Barna Group shows that nearly half of young adults worldwide who have a connection to Christianity feel that the Church can’t answer their questions. 
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  • Al Mohler accepts nomination for Southern Baptist Convention president
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. was nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, in an election that will be held next June.
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  • Chinese-American UMC caucus supports 'Traditional Plan' on homosexuality; rejects resistance
  • The National Chinese Caucus of The United Methodist Church recently passed a statement in support of the mainline Protestant denomination’s traditional stance on LGBT issues.
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  • Francis Chan moving to Asia to be a missionary: 'I don’t want to be judged as a coward'
  • Bible teacher and best-selling author Francis Chan announced he will be moving to Asia in February to be a missionary and challenged other Christians to ask themselves if they, too, are willing to boldly follow God’s call on their life.  
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  • Harvest Bible Chapel church plant in Florida threatened with eviction
  • A Florida church created by the Harvest Bible Chapel megachurch in Illinois is now facing eviction. 
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  • After rape allegation, House of Hope megachurch enforced agreement to silence media personality
  • Popular online media personality and former pastor Larry Reid says the House of Hope Atlanta took legal action that silenced him for weeks after he interviewed a woman who claims she was threatened for reporting a rape that church officials allegedly have been trying to cover up for the last four years.
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  • Former pastor Joshua Harris says he 'excommunicated' himself after renouncing faith
  • In his first interview since he announced he was renouncing his faith and ending his marriage, Joshua Harris, who authored the Christian cult classic I Kissed Dating Goodbye, admitted he excommunicated people from the church and eventually excommunicated himself.
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  • Harvest Bible Chapel formally disqualifies former pastor James MacDonald, citing 1 Timothy 5
  • The elders of Harvest Bible Chapel have formally disqualified their former and founding pastor, James MacDonald, from ministry Sunday, emphasizing his actions do not meet Scriptural requirements to be an elder.
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