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Monday, May 4th, 2020

 

A timely video commentary.

John H. Armstrong: Discipleship Means Living for Others (video)

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CAROL STREAM, Ill., April 25, 2020… Learn more about John H. Armstrong at XPian News… https://xpian.news/page/2/?s=armstrong&submit=Search… Visit John’s ministry… https://johnharmstrong.com/


A timely video commentary.

John H. Armstrong: The Practice of Ecumenical Tithing (video)

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CAROL STREAM, Ill., April 23, 2020… Learn more about John H. Armstrong at XPian News… https://xpian.news/page/2/?s=armstrong&submit=Search… Visit John’s ministry… https://johnharmstrong.com/


For now, many houses of worship will stay closed while making plans for an eventual reopening.  

As states ease lockdown restrictions, churches must decide when — and how — to reopen

by: Emily McFarlan Miller May 1, 2020 (RNS) —  The Rev. Jim West was feeling terrified as the state of Tennessee — and the church he pastors there — prepared to reopen after a month under stay-at-home orders. But he was also looking forward to it. “I just hope everything goes okay and nobody gets sick because that would be a nightmare,” he said on Tuesday afternoon (April 28). West’s church — Petros Baptist Church in Petros, Tennessee — planned to reopen in phases in May, starting with Wednesday night adultRead More


A new poll released Thursday (April 30) from PRRI shows Trump’s approval has fallen on average by 6 percentage points...

Poll: The ‘Trump bump’ is over, especially among white Christians

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by: Yonat Shimron May 1, 2020 (RNS) —  President Trump’s job approval ratings among some faith groups jumped in March as the number of coronavirus infections began to spread across the country. But that “Trump bump” has all but disappeared. A new poll released Thursday (April 30) from PRRI shows Trump’s approval has fallen on average by 6 percentage points and is now more in keeping with 2019 levels among most demographic groups. Among white evangelicals, Trump’s favorability ratings fell to 66% from a high of 77% in March. WhiteRead More


(Franklin) Graham — the son of the Rev. Billy Graham — reiterated that the field hospital does not discriminate in whom it treats.

Samaritan’s Purse Central Park field hospital to close as virus cases drop in NYC

Samaritan's Purse in Central Park, New York City.

by: Yonat Shimron May 4, 2020 (RNS) — The Central Park field hospital erected by the evangelical humanitarian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse will shut down after it releases its last patient — likely on Friday (May 8). The 68-bed tent hospital in Central Park’s East Meadow, run in partnership with the nearby Mount Sinai Hospital, was expected to stop admitting new patients Monday as the number of new hospitalizations for critically ill coronavirus patients fell. Assembled during the last weekend in March, the field hospital’s medical staff treated 191 patients,Read More