NJ AME church rejects appointed pastor because of her sex | Church & Ministries News

By Leonardo Blair

Ratona Stokes-Robinson, a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church who was appointed to lead St. James AME Church in Thorofare, New Jersey, in June, is still waiting to preach her first sermon from the pulpit as congregants have kept her locked out of the church building because of her sex, pastors in the denomination say.

— Read on www.christianpost.com/news/nj-ame-church-rejects-appointed-pastor-because-of-her-sex.html

‘Change in calling’ top reason black, evangelical pastors quit | Church & Ministries News

By Leonardo Blair

Some 15% of black and evangelical pastors have walked away from the profession in the last decade and their top reason for doing so is a “change in calling” followed by church conflict.

And for many of those who remain, the job often feels overwhelming, a new survey from Lifeway Research shows.

— Read on www.christianpost.com/news/change-in-calling-top-reason-black-evangelical-pastors-quit.html

Can Conservatives Make Great Art? ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Dwight Longenecker

Conservatives must preserve and pass on the riches of the past, but we must also be aware of and open to the opportunities of the present, so that the proper fusion of old and new will inspire and enable truly great art…

— Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/10/can-conservatives-make-great-art-dwight-longenecker.html

Texans to Vote on Whether Governments Can Limit Religious Services

Alejandra Molina | Religion News Service | Thursday, October 21, 2021

(RNS) — Texas voters will decide on Election Day (Nov. 2) whether state and local governments can impose limits on religious services, such as the public health orders that shut down houses of worship and businesses earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic.


Controversial Biden Nominee Confirmed: She ‘Encouraged Harassment of Religious Schools’ – Michael Foust

By Michael Foust

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed a controversial nominee to the U.S. Department of Education who served in the Obama administration and who critics say was an extremist on religious liberty and LGBT issues.

— Read on www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/controversial-biden-nominee-confirmed-she-encouraged-harassment-of-religious-schools.html

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Heartbeat Ban but Sets November 1 for Oral Arguments

By Michael Foust

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to halt Texas’ heartbeat abortion ban but agreed to hear oral arguments on November 1 in the Biden administration’s challenge to the law – a rare move by a court that typically schedules its calendar months in advance.


The Tory Tradition ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Michael J. Connolly

There is a Tory tradition in America that runs against the grain of establishment Liberalism, embracing home, hearth, community, family, church, nature, and the moral realities of everyday life, and opposed to individualism, unlimited free markets, libertarianism, secularism, and the rootless loneliness of global modernity.

This tradition comes from within America, not without…

— Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/07/tory-tradition-michael-connolly.html

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