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Monday, October 11, 2021

The United Methodist Publishing House has been hit hard by COVID-19

In this excerpt from his best-selling new memoir, author Phillip Yancey reflects on his slow path to belief, loved by a God who has “a soft spot for rebels,” even a “cynical sneak” like him.

Christian letter-writing ministries could be hurt by a Biden administration plan to expand a Trump administration prison policy limiting prisoners’ access to letters.

Evangelical scientist Francis Collins recently announced that he would be stepping down from his position directing the National Institutes of Health. Quick to Listen discusses his legacy of leading the pandemic response and working to bridge science and faith.

In other news

The United Methodist Publishing House has been hit hard by COVID-19, ending the 2021 fiscal year with a $3 million deficit and now transferring its pension plan to the denomination and selling its building in Nashville. Meanwhile, Lakewood Church in Houston did well enough during the pandemic that it’s returning over $4 million in COVID relief funds.

A British nurse is suing over a hospital policy that barred her from wearing a cross necklace.


The New International Reader's Version of the Bible celebrates 25 years. Written at a 3rd grade level for easy reading, the NIrV has sold about 350,000 copies per year.

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