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Preacher’s Bizarre Choices with Former Daughter-in-Law
This story could have been sold as a soap opera in Hollywood. At the very least, it could have come under the guise of Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
It’s simply disheartening that the story came from the pulpit.
As reported by The Roys Report, a pastor remains in his position at Solid Rock Church in Elk River, Minnesota, despite marrying his son’s ex-wife, and allegedly dating her while she was still married to his son.
Brian Houston’s Daughter and Son-in-Law Resign from Hillsong Leadership
As turmoil continues to engulf Hillsong founder and former senior pastor Brian Houston, his daughter Laura Toganivalu and her husband, Peter, are stepping down from their roles as pastors over the Hillsong Young and Free youth ministry.
Toganivalu, known affectionately by members as “The Toggsys,” bid the church they had known for over 30 years each good-bye when Hillsong’s new Global Senior Pastor Phil Dooley invited them on stage after making the announcement.
“We just wanted to honor a couple who are moving on from roles in our church,” Dooley said during the announcement. “They’ve been just a blessing over so many years.”
Ancient Hebrew Curse Reveals True Name of God
For Scott Stripling, one archaeologist’s trash has become his treasure.
Through a process called wet sifting—a methodological revolution bringing to light small or hidden artifacts that were previously missed at many archaeological digs—Stripling and his team have made an incredible discovery on Mount Ebal in the mountains of Samaria that could very well be one of the most significant finds in biblical history.
Stripling, the Director of Excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research, and his team traveled to Mount Ebal, about 50 miles north of Jerusalem, for a dig at the altar described in Joshua 8:30: “Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord God of Israel on Mount Ebal, as Moses commanded the children of Israel.”
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