News Of The Day – July 14th
Colorado Youth Pastor Arrested For Storming The Capital On January 6th
33-year-old Tyler Earl Ethridge, was arrested in Colorado on charges of felony civil disorder and other misdemeanors. The FBI became aware of Ethridge’s alleged involvement in the attack after someone he knew from Charis Bible College in Woodland Park, Colorado, sent a tip into the organization. In a video Ethridge released on social media he said, “Don’t be afraid of what they sentence you with. I’m not. I’m ready for whatever I’ll be charged with. America is still primed and ready.” He has since lost his job as a youth pastor at a Florida church. Read more about the case here.
The Church of England has said that there is “no official definition” of a woman. While senior bishops formerly agreed that such basic definitions were not up for debate, the church’s Bishop in Europe has released an update suggesting that its treatment of the terminology should be reevaluated. “There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy,” Bishop Robert Innes said in a statement. He added that there are new “complexities associated with gender identity” making it necessary to give “additional care” to the gender identity issue. Read more about the church’s position here.
Over 3400 People Receive Jesus At Festival In the United Kingdom
Tens of thousands of people attended Festival Manchester last weekend, the biggest Christian mission in the North West in a generation, with organizers reporting that 3,472 responded to the Gospel. The three-day event in the city’s Wythenshawe Park was hosted by local churches in partnership with The Message Trust and the Luis Palau Association. It was preceded by 18 months of outreach to the city that combined sharing the faith with social action projects. The Message Trust reports that hundreds responded to the Gospel as a result of these projects. Read more about the festival here.