New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s assertion that churches and synagogues will be “permanently” closed if they refuse to obey a stay-at-home order banning large gatherings.
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, led by pastor Jamal Bryant, announced Thursday that it canceled a two-day drive-thru event at the church where up to 1,000 people would have been tested for COVID-19 for a fee of $150 each.
Health officials in Ohio are urging a megachurch to stop holding mass gatherings, including in-person worship services.
Pastors are suing a Texas county judge over a stay-at-home order that they believe violates their religious freedom right to continue holding church services. Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott clarified that churches can open during the coronavirus pandemic as “essential services.”
As the death toll surges here in Queens, New York, now the “epicenter of the epicenter” of this global pandemic that is threatening to deluge us.
Just because we cannot do everything does not mean that we cannot do something. This church cannot feed every person in Dallas. But they can feed some people in Dallas.
History tells of several devastating pandemics that swept Europe in the early days of Christianity and, during all of them, Christ-followers distinguished themselves by their counter-cultural responses.
With coronavirus sending much of the world into lockdown, changes in the environment are beginning to surface in some cities.
Lady Luck is its superstitious deity. It is not in God that the gambler trusts, but in money.
In a time like this, we have a choice about how we will respond to loneliness, and there are good and bad responses.
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It’s early spring but life in this once bustling city has slowed to a crawl. Residents have huddled down and now interact with extreme caution behind gloves, masks and social distancing orders in a bid to save lives in the beloved American city now most overwhelmed by the new coronavirus.
The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has created a situation that many have never seen before as cities and states have shut down and are asking residents to stay home unless they must leave for essential reasons.
Dedicating his life to sharing the Gospel with Muslims in Iran was never something Hormoz Shariat, head of Iran Alive Ministries and founder of the largest Muslim convert church in the United States, thought he would do.