News Of the Day – November 18th

New Poll Shows 38% Of Pastors Considering Quitting

Everyone has suffered throughout the pandemic, and pastors are no different. Many American Protestant church leaders want out, a new survey released on Tuesday has found. Reasons for their desire to quit the job is burnout, isolation, and the global pandemic, all of which had placed extreme pressure on church leaders over the past 24 months. According to the Washington Times, evangelical Christian research firm Barna Group just released a new survey that found about 38% of Protestant pastors admitted they were so stressed by their jobs that they were forced to “seriously consider” leaving full-time ministry. Read more about the survey here.

 

California Supreme Court To Decide If Pronoun Misuse Can Lead To Jailtime

The California Supreme Court will decide whether those who refuse to use LGBT pronouns should be put to jail or not. The law signed in 2017 by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, placed new restrictions on long-term care facilities and was geared toward protecting LGBT residents, yet a section on pronouns has sparked major pushback. The section makes it unlawful to “willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.” Violating the law could subject the employee to criminal penalties, including fines and jail time. Read more abut the case here.

 

Researchers Identify 102 Students Who Died At Native American School In Nebraska

Researchers in Nebraska have found the names of 102 indigenous children who died at a federal boarding school in the Genoa, Nebraska area during its operation between 1884 and 1934. The US Indian School was operated by the federal government between 1884 and 1934. Brutal punishments and hard labor were commonplace for students, large numbers of whom were removed from their families and homelands against their will, prohibited from speaking tribal languages and forced to convert to Christianity in an effort to subdue or eliminate Indian culture. Read more about the discovery here. 

 

D.C. Church Offers Free Gas To 250 Drivers

Members of a Washington D.C. church filled the cars of 250 people with free gasoline and led eight people to Jesus Christ. At the event, titled “Gas on God,” members from the Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church (GMCHC) served their community by putting $20 of fuel in motorists’ vehicles. The event was held at a local BP gas station. While some church members fueled gasoline into people’s cars, Tamar Shaw took it a step further and asked if anyone needed prayer. In turn, she witnessed four individuals accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. By the end of the event, eight total people decided to dedicate their lives to Christ. Read more about the event here.

 

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