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‘Terrifying mystery’

Churches | How can Christians grapple with a church member becoming a mass shooter?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/09/19, 02:25 pm

When Pastor Zach Keele stood in the pulpit on the Sunday morning after Easter, his opening words spoke of death rather than resurrection. “This is an evil day,” he told the congregation. “A child of our church has gone forth and committed a horrible, wicked act.”

That member of Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) is 19-year-old John Earnest, who is also the son of an elder in the congregation.

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Church finance watchdog suspends Harvest

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/18/19, 11:19 am

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) suspended the membership of Chicago-area megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel after blogger Julie Roys reported lavish spending by fired Pastor James MacDonald. “Given the emergence of new information, we have concerns the church may be in serious violation of ECFA Standards,” the organization said in a statement Friday.

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Report finds claims against Hybels credible

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/01/19, 12:58 pm

Independent investigators found that the accusations of inappropriate conduct by Willow Creek Community Church founder and pastor Bill Hybels were credible and would have warranted discipline had he not resigned last year, according to a report released Thursday by the church.

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