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Rick Warren returns to Saddleback Church; Churches step up in Moore, OK (UCNN #56)

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Rick and Kay Warren took the Saddleback Church stage May 25, the first time since their son's death on April 5, 2013. Screencap/Saddleback.com

Rick and Kay Warren took the Saddleback Church stage May 25, the first time since their son’s death on April 5, 2013. Screencap/Saddleback.com

1. Rick Warren makes first public comments since son’s death at Saddleback Church (read)

2. In Moore, Oklahoma, faith stands up to the storm (read)

3. Sudanese Army defeat sparks fear of crackdown on Christians (read)

4. Iran’s largest Persian speaking Pentecostal Church is shut down (read)

5. Diverse faith leaders join forces for National Religious Freedom Conference (read)

6. Many churches face decision to cut ties with Boy Scouts or stay put (read)

7. Memorial Day: Americans gather to remember the fallen (read)

8. Will Supreme Court justices take note of new same-sex marriage laws? (read)

9. EU divided on easing weapons embargo on Syrian rebels (read)

10. Google blimps to carry wireless internet signal across Africa (read)

That’s today’s top news stories. You can read about all of these stories and more at UrbanChristianNewsNetwork.com.

As you go throughout this day, keep this word in mind: Joshua 1:9 says, “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

SPECIAL REPORT: Rick Warren pulls out of interview at church planting conference (UCNN #22)

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Rick Warren / Ed Stetzer

Rick Warren / Ed Stetzer

According to the Gospel Herald, Rick Warren has decided to pull out from a live webcast interview hosted at a major church planting conference in Orlando on Tuesday, where he would talk about his 27-year-old son’s suicide. Warren, who has not made a public appearance since his son’s death on April 5, was scheduled to be interviewed by Lifeway Research President Ed Stetzer on his website, “The Exchange,” according to The Christian Post. However, Warren wrote today via Twitter “#Exponential13 Sorry I’m unable to have my heart-to-heart with you pastors I love today but the media heard so I pulled out.”

Obama’s faith council to fight modern-day slavery; Mental illness in the church (UCNN #10)

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A White House advisory council of religious leaders called for a global fund to address human trafficking and urged a new labeling system to help identify consumer goods that were not created with slave labor. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

A White House advisory council of religious leaders called for a global fund to address human trafficking and urged a new labeling system to help identify consumer goods that were not created with slave labor. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

1. White House pledges to join faith leaders in fight against modern-day slavery (read)

2. Suicide of Rick Warren’s son sparks discussion about mental illness in the church (read)

3. Richard Land to be next president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (read)

4. 1 killed, several injured as severe storms, tornadoes lash U.S. (read)

5. Pentagon says North Korea can likely launch a nuclear missile (read)

6. Boko Haram rejects Nigerian government’s peace effort (read)

7. Billy Graham honored by N. Carolina lawmakers as “favorite son” (read)

8. Obama’s new budget gives everybody something to hate (read)

9. Fwd.us: Zuckerberg launches political group aimed at immigration, education, and science (read)

10. Iran gives Pastor Saeed Abedini an ultimatum to deny Christ, or spend more time in prison (read)

That’s today’s top ten news stories. You can read about all of these stories and more at UrbanChristianNewsNetwork.com.

As you go throughout this day, keep this word in mind: Luke 9:23-24 says, “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”

Rick Wiles criticizes Fred Luter; Staver asks for prayer ahead of Supreme Court rulings (UCNN #8)

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Rick Wiles / Fred Luter

Rick Wiles / Fred Luter

1. TruNews radio host, Rick Wiles, blasts SBC President Fred Luter for retracting ‘America’s slide into immorality’ comments on CNN (read)

2. Mathew Staver says prayers are still needed on Supreme Court homosexual marriage cases (read)

3. Christian leaders in Africa seek to protect widows, orphans from witchcraft accusations (read)

4. Private funeral services to be held for Matthew Warren; Pastor says it is hard to grieve while ‘haters’ celebrate (read) (read)

5. Case of German homeschooling family can impact religious freedom in America (read)

6. S. Korea: North missile launch appears likely (read)

7. Deadly quake in south-west Iran’s Bushehr province (read)

8. Texas student stabs at least 14 people at Lone Star College (read)

9. American Christian suffering in Iranian jail without proper medical care (read)

10. Showdown vote on gun control set for Thursday in the Senate (read)

11. Geno Auriemma, UConn win 8th title in rout of Louisville (read)

That’s today’s top ten news stories. You can read about all of these stories and more at UrbanChristianNewsNetwork.com.

As you go throughout this day, keep this word in mind: Romans 5:6-8 says, “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

World remembers, mourns Margaret Thatcher; Autopsy done on Rick Warren’s son; Rodriguez’s new book (UCNN #7)

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Margaret Thatcher, the "iron lady"

Margaret Thatcher, the “iron lady”

1. World pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher (read)

2. Autopsy confirms Rick Warren’s son died of self-inflicted gunshot wound (read)

3. Leading spokesman for Hispanic evangelicals, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, releases book pointing Christians back to radical engagement with the cross (read)

4. Sojourners leader Jim Wallis says he supports homosexual marriage (read)

5. Louisville beats Michigan to win NCAA men’s basketball championship (read)

6. 2 killed, 89 wounded in attack on Christians in Egypt (read)

7. Pope Francis says church must act decisively on sex abuse (read)

8. Egypt’s Coptic Pope blasts Islamist President Morsi (read)

9. Gunman kills 13 people in Serbian village (read)

10. Iran defies West with new uranium mines, production facility (read)

That’s today’s top ten news stories. You can read about all of these stories and more at UrbanChristianNewsNetwork.com.

As you go throughout this day, keep this word in mind: Hebrews 1:3 says, “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

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