June 14th, 2024

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The Editorial Staff at Team Jesus Magazine is a team of Christian content producers who honor God, and curate uplifting and informative content for Team Jesus.

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Stellar TV to Launch as “Home of Gospel Music Entertainment”

Stellar TV to launch as "Home of Gospel Music Entertainment" and 24/7 ad-supported black lifestyle network.

37th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominations Announced

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards celebrates 37 years of gospel music excellence on Saturday, July 16th in Atlanta, GA. Get your tickets!

The Bad Guys: New Action Animation in Theaters April 22nd

The Bad Guys is a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws who are about to attempt their biggest con yet—becoming model citizens.

A Journal for Jordan: Available on Digital Now, on Blu-ray March 8th

A Journal for Jordan is a sweeping account of a once-in-a-lifetime love, and a powerful reminder of the importance of family.

Against All Odds: “King Richard” Hits Theaters on November 19th

King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time.

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Trolls Band Together in Theaters November 17th

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Are State Laws the Solution to Kids’ Access to Porn?

As data continues to show the harms of viewing porn, particularly for children, support for stricter legal limits on pornographers has grown.

The Burial: A Glimpse Into the Life of William Gary

The Burial: Based on a True Events About Inspired by true...

Pandemic Restrictions Had No Lasting Effect on Churches, Study Finds

Even in states where regulations were severe, most congregations moved on quickly. Jeff Schoch was ready to be done with COVID-19 health safety regulations. Like most ministers in the US, the pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose, California, did his best to comply with the many pandemic rules imposed by state and local governments. But as soon as they were lifted, he wanted to put them all behind him. He quickly tore down the state-mandated signs about social distancing, hand washing, and masks. “I got rid of every visual reminder in the church,” Schoch told CT. “I was anxious, personally, to make that a memory.” Across the country, Protestant congregations are dealing with the long-term impacts of the pandemic. A new, extensive study by Arbor Research Group and ChurchSalary, a ministry of Christianity Today, found that a lot of pastors are still in crisis. Some furloughed staff members haven’t gone back to work. And even when attendance numbers have rebounded, there are still people missing from many congregations. Christian leaders will likely be grappling with the fallout from COVID-19 for years to come. But, surprisingly, state-level pandemic restrictions had no measurable, lasting impact on American churches. Even in places like San Jose—where the county government imposed some of the strictest rules in the country, the restrictions changed frequently, and authorities aggressively went after churches they said failed to comply—pastors like Schoch were able to just move on. The data doesn’t show any adverse effects from the government regulations. Eric Shieh, a research consultant for Arbor Research, said that surprised him. “You would think that the restrictions made things tougher for churches. They didn’t meet as much, and so you’d ...Continue reading...
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