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‘The Philadelphia Eleven’ depicts the buildup toward the so-called irregular ordination at which four bishops ordained 11 women as priests without the denomination’s approval.

The congregation is already working on architectural plans with an expected cost of between $30 - $40 million.

What does Scripture say about the rights of children in an anti-child world?

The vote follows the House of Bishops’ agreement last month to commend ‘Prayers of Love and Faith,’ a collection of prayers and readings for use in existing services. The bishops also approved the prayers as the basis for stand-alone services for gay couples.

Strickland, 65, has emerged as a leading critic of Francis, accusing him in a tweet earlier this year of “undermining the deposit of faith.”

Two years after being placed on probation by its accrediting body, Southwest Baptist University’s accreditation status has been reaffirmed. The probation period for the school in Bolivar, Missouri, came after years of conflict over theology and control.

ABCUSA’s new leader stands out, as only 13% of ABCUSA churches are pastored by women, and 86% of women in Baptist churches still report facing obstacles in their ministry because of their gender.

In 2015, Tim Carey was appointed lead artist for a stained-glass window more than 90 feet long and nearly 40 feet high for the largest United Methodist congregation in the U.S.

‘We tried to save a couple of ornamental pieces that we hope we can repurpose in the new building,’ said the Rev. Jacqui Lewis, its senior minister.

Pope Francis’ synod on synodality never sought to answer the church’s hot-button questions, but it achieved its goal of promoting dialogue.