Top of the Week: Texas Megachurch Issues Apology Years After Abuse Was Reported

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Church leadership failed miserably, and 14 young girls suffered years of abuse for it.

In Denton, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas, serial abuser Robert Shiflet, 51, assaulted 14 girls during the late '90s through the mid-2000s. His sexual abuse was rampant and unhindered even when reported to church leadership.

Recently, the elder board of Denton Bible Church (DBC) released a letter where they admitted to not protecting these young girls and also offered no support for them during this horrifying process.

As container ships continue to bottle up harbors in China, Pastor Jack Hibbs says that what is happening there is meant to weaken the US economy. And with a weakened U.S. economy, Hibbs says that severely weakens America itself and sets up biblical prophecy perfectly in these end times.

The senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino Hills, California, says that we are already in the midst of World War III, minus the presence of physical military action.

"What's going on is that a lot of military analysts are telling us that the bombs aren't flying, but we are actually now in the midst of World War III," Hibbs says. "America has got to become weakened before that can happen, and how do you weaken America? You weaken her economy."

Young Christian Athletes Pack Stadiums Across the Nation to Preach Jesus

In a movement to shake the nation, students are gathering together across America in sports fields to share the message of Jesus to their community. The bold, impassioned followers of Jesus are coming together Wednesday night to share their testimonies of being transformed from darkness to light with their community.

The event, 'Fields of Faith' takes place every year with the mission to change a culture that is riddled with depression, anxiety and hopelessness by sharing the gospel. The student-led outreach with Fellowship of Christian Athletes was birthed in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma FCA Director Jeff Martin prayed and asked God what to do about the frustration he was having regarding the temptations and spiritual battles the young generation was facing. God brought Martin to 2 Chronicles 34 to read about King Josiah who was only eight years old when he began to reign.

Working on a faith-based project didn't initially sound appealing to Yoshi Barrigas—the actor portraying the disciple Philip in "The Chosen"—but a chance, or perhaps divine, encounter with pop star Justin Bieber helped change his perspective.

Sitting in a black, folding director's chair in Midlothian, Texas, just a stone's throw away from the elaborate set at the center of the forthcoming season of the beloved Bible-based series, Barrigas recalled his "serendipitous" meeting with Bieber as the two men were—unbeknownst to one another—hiking along the same mountainside in Los Angeles.

"Well, do you want the long story or the short story?" Barrigas cheekily replied after CBN's Faithwire asked how he landed his role in "The Chosen," the crowdfunded series launched in December 2017 by director Dallas Jenkins, the son of "Left Behind" novelist Jerry B. Jenkins.
It is becoming more and more difficult for Christian parents to find activities for their kids that do not subvert their beliefs and values.

With Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network all bending the knee to woke programming, children and teenagers do not have many places to turn to for entertainment free from ideological messaging.

Enter Dude Perfect. This group of YouTubers has been in business since they sunk their first bucket back in 2009 and have amassed a whopping 58 million subscribers. Their vast array of sports and trick shot videos has garnered nearly 15 billion views.


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