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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

When the Methodists finally split

As journalists, we’re always listening for good quotes that get at the essence of the story. So news editor Daniel Silliman’s ears perked up when a Gen Z Christian, telling a friend about Jesus, exclaimed, “Dude, that’s the Holy Spirit.” A new study from Barna shows lots of 13 to 18-year-old Christians are talking about their faith with friends, even if they don’t call it “evangelism.”

An evangelical schism may not be inevitable, but CT columnist Bonnie Kristian suspects whether or not an official divide takes place, we’re already split in our hearts.

What would the Apostle Paul say about COVID-19 vaccines? New Testament scholar Julien Smith explores the question on Quick to Listen.

On this week’s episode of Viral Jesus, a church consultant explains how he centered his social media channels around listening and spiritual understanding.

In other news

A Florida church that lost six mostly young members to COVID-19 within the span of 10 days has now vaccinated 1,000 people.

When the Methodists finally split, will either side have accurate membership rolls?

Six years ago, a bomb went off in a New Mexico Baptist church and another went off in a Catholic church, while a third device was found at a Presbyterian church. The FBI still doesn't know why.

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