Thursday, March 12, 2020:
Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.
— Report: 350 Nigerian Christians killed so far in 2020
According to a new report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, at least 350 Christians have been killed in Nigeria so far this year alone.
The NGO organization noted that those behind the killings have mainly been jihadist Fulani herdsmen, then Boko Haram, and less frequently highway bandits.
In total, some 11,500 Christians have been killed since 2015, the group said. “Nigeria has fully become a killing field of defenseless Christians,” it stated.
— 4 people at Willow Creek summit confirmed to have coronavirus
Four people tied to the Willow Creek Leadership Summit in Germany last month have tested positive for coronavirus.
U.S.-based pastor Craig Groeschel was among thousands who attended the event and has chosen to quarantine himself for two weeks.
So far in the U.S., there are now more than 1,000 coronavirus cases and 30 confirmed deaths.
— Tony Evans on trusting God even when He’s confusing
Pastor Tony Evans said he is trusting God amid a string of losses and hardships over the past year and choosing to believe “God is faithful even when He’s confusing.”
Over the past year, the Dallas pastor lost his brother, sister, brother-in-law, niece, father and wife. And his daughter had to undergo surgery.
He told The Christian Post, “It’s important to not give up on God when life appears to have given up on you. It's easy to trust God when everything is right, blessings are flowing, prayers are being answered, needs are being met. That's the fun part of the faith. But sometimes, you have to trust God when you don’t see the benefits, the blessings, and all the frills of the faith.”
— Senator calls for investigation of PornHub
Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska has called on the Department of Justice to investigate PornHub for having videos of actual sexual assaults on its website.
He argued that the popular porn site should not escape scrutiny for exploiting children and other victims of sex trafficking.
Last year, PayPal cut off services for PornHub.
— Survey: Most churches say they’re welcoming to all but few accommodate those with disabilities
LifeWay Research revealed that nearly all churches that were surveyed believed that someone with a disability would feel welcomed at their church. But not all have taken steps to accommodate them.
While a majority said they provide financial aid to families with ongoing needs, only half provide an additional teacher to aid a person with special needs in a class and 29% provides classes or events specifically for those with disabilities.
Tim Lucas, the pastor of Liquid Church in Parsippany, New Jersey, told The Christian Post that in general, the “church is 30 years behind culture when it comes to special needs.”
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