In a 6-3 opinion, the high court halted California’s prohibition of indoor worship in Tier 1, the state’s category for the highest risk of COVID-19’s transmission, and substituted a limit of 25 percent capacity.
A settlement in a lawsuit filed by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University effectively returns control of the Harold E. Riley Foundation to the schools.
Before COVID, the small church in northern Indiana averaged 80 in worship attendance. Since restarting in-person meetings, that number is around 30 or 35, at the most. When the economy suffered, so did the church budget.
Over the past year, my small group has steadily worked through the narrative story of the Bible, and a few months ago, we found ourselves in Judges 19, a story that isn’t for the faint of heart.