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Presidential Candidates Tout Support for Israel

Six American presidential candidates made their pitch on Israel and the Middle East to thousands of prospective Christian voters on Monday at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit. CUFI said ...

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Brownback moves to protect pastors

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued an executive order protecting clergy and churches from lawsuits over their refusal to participate in same-sex marriages. “We have a duty to govern and to govern in ...

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Sweet Cakes to Appeal Gag Order

The Oregon official who last week fined a Christian couple $135,000 for declining to bake a cake for a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2012 also ordered them to stop talking about their ...

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UCC Denomination No Friend of Israel

Declining United Church of Christ’s Israel divestment might not pack any punch The United Church of Christ (UCC) last week became the latest mainline Protestant denomination to approve a resolution calling for ...

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Living Waters Canoe Ministry Makes a Splash

Canoeing Popular With Families and Church Groups. With snow on the ground in January, it’s hard to imagine why eight Christian men would want to canoe a clear Ozark river. The temperature ...

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Can Exodus Cry End Sex Slavery in Our Time?

Modern-day slavery is a global epidemic. Every year, millions of women and girls are exploited in the commercial sex industry. This August, a new generation of abolitionists is being called to take ...

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3,000 Mile Ride2Freedom to Stop in KC

A group of 30 youths from 13 countries on five continents will stop in Kansas City on their 3,300-mile bicycle journey across the United States. Their mission: to call attention to plight ...

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Charleston Pastor Remembered for Loving Others

  Clementa Pinckney, senior pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., was remembered over the weekend by colleagues and friends as a godly man who cared deeply for others. Pinckney was ...

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Fan Drive Helps Others Survive Heat

Westlake Hardware partners with Salvation Army to bring summer relief to areas disadvantaged. We knew it couldn’t last. The cool, wet spring abruptly came to an end last week as heat surged ...

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Looking Beyond Wins & Losses

Kansas City Royals Manager Dayton Moore on Faith and the Game The best hitters in Major League Baseball fail two-thirds of the time. This year’s World Series champion likely will lose 60 ...

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Successful Dad To-Do List

For nearly 22 years, I’ve had the privilege of being called Dad and just a few days ago, my third (of four) child graduated from high school. As a young dad, I ...

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Money Can’t Buy Her Love

There is one thing that is universal-we all have a mother. As I contemplated this upcoming day of honoring mothers, I knew some of the reasons we celebrate mothers. They carried us ...

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Life Inspires Lyrics for Grandeur Band

Hailing from Blue Springs, the band Grandeur has been flying under the radar for a while, writing a collection of praise and rock with a focus on the Lord. As mentioned last ...

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Tim Tebow’s Mom to Speak May 30

Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory Street, ...

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10 Speakers in 2 Days That Will Change Your Life

Men from across the region are invited to Kansas City for worship, humor, and challenging messages from an amazing group of pastors, leaders, high achievers – men who have been through the ...

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