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Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds

An Interim Final Rule published by the U.S. Small Business Administration provides assurance that churches and other ministries are in fact eligible to receive loans as part of a massive financial stimulus bill passed last week by Congress, and that those faith-based nonprofits will not face potential conflict with religious liberty protections Read More...

Southern Baptist chaplains join National Guard COVID-19 deployment

Governors have called on the National Guard to assist in the fight to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus. A key component to that response, as in any effort by the U.S. Armed Services, is the work of chaplains. Read More...

FIRST-PERSON: The digital funeral -- a practical pastoral guide

It happened to me. A family member passed away JUST as his state was asking all funerals to wait two months. We were faced with the choice of waiting it out to grieve our loss and celebrate a life ... or holding a digital memorial. Think about it. Wait months on end to grieve, or try moving forward through a means often thought of as a cheap alternative. Read More...

  • Churches eligible for federal payroll protection funding through SBA

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an FAQ document for faith-based organizations reiterating that they are eligible to receive SBA loans through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The document says "no otherwise eligible organization will be disqualified from receiving a loan because of the religious nature, religious identity, or religious speech of the organization."

Today's Devotion

From the Book of 1 Samuel:

David defeats Goliath; Jonathan's loyalty to David; Saul's plot against David.

And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands (I Sam. 17:47). - Continue...

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