News Of the Day – April 13th

Beth Moore Taking Twitter Break 

After her exit from the Southern Baptist Convention and a social media apology for her complicity with the complementarian doctrine, Popular bible teacher Beth Moore announced that she is taking a break. Moore said that she’s putting herself in a “time out” from Twitter, stating that it’s better to “get off” than “get ugly” online. She just thinks it’s enough and that she would rather immerse in her personal writing for now. Read more about her exit here.

 

Christians Organize Prayer Campaign Ahead Of Climate Change Conference In Glasgow

Baptist missionary Lowell Bliss and other religious leaders in Asia, Europe, and North America will gather monthly from spring to fall to offer intercessory prayers ahead of the United Nations climate change conference scheduled for Glasgow, Scotland, in November. The group is using intercessory prayer asking God to intervene in our lives and transform the world with the goal 0f creating resources and encouraging climate advocacy. Read more about the campaign here.

 

Hillsong church Pausing Operation Citing Leadership Failures

Brian Houston, co-founder of the global megachurch Hillsong, announced in an email that the church’s leadership had decided to “pause all operations” at its Dallas, Texas, location. In early January, Reed and Jess Bogard, the lead pastors of the Dallas location, abruptly resigned in a streaming Sunday morning service. In announcing the decision, Reed Bogard said he and his wife and co-pastor needed to take some time to “get healthy, and really see what this next season holds for us.” This s the latest in a series of scandals for the church, which Houston founded in 1983. Read more about the decision here.

 

Couple Adopts Seven Children Who Lost Parent In Car Accident 

Pam and Gary Willis, 53, who share five adult children and live in Menifee, California, had been fostering kids for years, but they had never discussed adoption. But that all changed when Pam was scanning Facebook and saw a post titled ‘Seven Siblings in Need of Forever Home’.  The children, who had lost their parents in a car accident a year earlier, had been placed in foster care. “In that instant, their sweet smiling faces jumped off of the screen and into my heart. It was what God wanted us to do.” That night, they called the number listed at the bottom of the story. Two months after making initial contact with the foster care agency, the children were placed with the couple. Read more of this heartwarming story here.

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