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Church used ‘shameware’ app to see when member looked up ‘atheism’ online

Reading Time: 3 minutes Of all the lurid details we heard during the Josh Duggar trial, before he was sentenced to over 12 years in prison for downloading and possessing illicit images of child sexual abuse, one of the most surprising involved a spying app called Covenant Eyes that had been installed on his computer. The Christian accountability program […]

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New allegations of abuse have emerged at New Life Christian Church

Reading Time: 2 minutes While abuse scandals involving evangelical megachurch leaders such as Matt Chandler may garner international headlines, other stories of pastoral abuses often get under reported. Take the case of John B. Lowe, II, the pastor of New Life Christian Church (Warsaw, IN). He resigned during a church service on May 22, 2022, where he confessed his […]

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Megachurch pastor Matt Chandler steps down in latest blow to the Southern Baptist Convention

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Village Church pastor and Acts 29 president Matt Chandler stepped down from preaching and teaching because of an inappropriate online relationship with a woman. In an online statement, the Village Church announced that Chandler’s conduct did not meet the church’s expectations: “While the messages were not romantic or sexual in nature, the frequency and […]

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Why the nonreligious need to disengage from the latest spiritual buzz

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Christian media empire, the institutional church, and faith-based progressive political organizations continue to promote false spiritual buzzworthy slogans such as “if you build a better church they will come,” “we’re on the cusp of a new kind of Christianity,” or “if you follow my way of being, you will receive spiritual enlightenment, sacred sexual […]