Updated: Evangelist celebrates “important movement for religious freedom in the UK.” Update (July 16): The British city of Blackpool must apologize for removing Franklin Graham ads from public buses, admit the act was discrimination, and pay the organizers of the Lancashire Festival of Hope a total of 109,000 pounds (the equivalent of about $150,000). Judge Claire Evans handed down the terms on Friday morning, with agreement from both sides. The city published the apology on its website and must pay the fines in one week. The court calculated the cost of removing the bus ads at 84,000 pounds for the…

How is it possible that two men destined to be enemies were able to forge an unexpected bond in the wake of abhorrent terrorism and tragedy? What transpired in the heart-stirring story of how the father of a young woman killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and the father of her killer (Timothy McVeigh) became friends and found forgiveness? Bible Gateway interviewed Jeanne Bishop (@jeannebishop), author of Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing (Zondervan, 2020). Please set the context by briefly recounting the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing on April 19,…

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What does it look like for church leaders in Chicagoland and other large cities to actually seek the peace and prosperity of the city? Chicago has been my home town only for the past four years. I spent most of my adult life in Boston, the San Francisco Bay area, and the Inland Northwest. But perhaps since I grew up in the Midwest (Cleveland, Ohio), somehow Chicago feels even more like home than other places where I’ve lived much longer. As a matter of fact, I think I am falling in love with the city! My husband and I just…