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The LIGHT House is 30!

For 30 years, The LIGHT House has given hope to young women facing untimely pregnancies. Offering a variety of services to girls in need, we strive to provide the most comprehensive, Christ-centered ...

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Reflections on a Reconciliation Weekend with If Not for Grace Ministry

“If Not For Grace” — What is grace? How big is grace? How is grace given? Who qualifies to receive it? The Lord granted me new glimpses into what heavenly grace really ...

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Youthville works to connect kids with foster families

The need for foster homes in Kansas is staggering. More than 6,000 children in the state are currently in foster care due to abuse or neglect; many are waiting right now for ...

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2015 Year in Review

It was a year when the ISIS began a campaign to cleanse the Middle East and North Africa of Christians; more states legalized marijuana and Tom Brady went to court of “deflategate”.  This is ...

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January is National Respect Life Month

January 22nd is the 43rd anniversary of the worst Supreme Court decision in our nation’s history. With Roe v. Wade, seven robed men gave America some of the most permissive abortion-on-demand laws in the ...

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2016 Respect Life Resource Directory

Across Kansas and Missouri, organizations work tirelessly to promote a culture of life. From protecting the unborn, to improving the quality of life of the disabled and elderly, to encouraging adoption and ...

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2016 Pro-Life Legislation Outlined in Kansas and Missouri

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Building on success in 2015, legislators in both Missouri and Kansas are working towards strengthening the culture of life through pro-life legislation that affects not only the unborn, but also ensuring the ...

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Speed the Light a new weapon in anti-human trafficking effort

Speed the Light, the youth discipleship mechanism that provides funds for missionaries around the world, has partnered with F.R.E.E. International to provide six different vehicle needs including a mobile command center to ...

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Religious leaders who died in 2015

They preached and inspired. They wrote and taught. Here is a list of notable faith leaders who passed away in 2015. Eight-time Grammy-winning contemporary gospel singer Andrae Crouch listens to speeches before receiving a ...

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God ranks high in New Year’s resolutions

When Americans make New Year’s resolutions, a better relationship with God ranks almost as high as better health, according to a study. And for many groups, faith actually outranks health. Older Americans, ...

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Bible translators are turning to tablets for work in volatile regions

Wycliffe Associates is now providing mother-tongue Bible translators with computer tablets in an effort to give translators a safe and efficient way to work on Scripture translation projects in cultures that are ...

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Why Do Kansas City’s Millennials Quit Church?

Metro Voice interviewed area millennials who spent a summer in Kansas City discovering seven ways to win back a generation of young people that have quit the church.  While at Shawnee Mission ...

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Muslims Shield Christians in Bus Attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — Christian leaders have hailed as an act of bravery and selflessness the shielding of some Christians by Muslims after suspected al-Shabab gunmen in Mandera County ambushed a passenger bus. ...

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Church is the Place to be for Christmas

Christmas is a great time to invite someone to church, according to a new study. In a poll of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research found six out of 10 Americans typically attend church ...

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Is ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ suitable for young kids? (Here’s your spoiler-free answer)

I was five when the first “Star Wars” movie was released, eight when “The Empire Strikes Back” came out, and 11 when “Return of the Jedi” hit theaters. My parents let me ...

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4 Smart Ways to Avoid Unhealthy Eating When Traveling

No one wants to come home from a holiday vacation packing extra pounds in addition to great souvenirs and fond memories. Yet even the most dedicated, healthy eater can find it difficult ...

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Climate Change Accord Hurts World’s Poor

PARIS — The climate change accord struck in Paris among 195 nations thankfully is nonbinding, evangelical commentators noted, because rigorous implementation of it could harm the world’s poorest residents and stifle nations’ ...

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MU Athlete Actions Lead to Legislation

A Republican lawmaker in the Missouri house of representatives has proposed a bill that aims to strip scholarships from college athletes (including MU athletes) who refuse to play for non-health related issues. The bill ...

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Readers Make Teen’s Christmas Wish Possible

The Christmas story to many teens can feel distant–like something that only happened 2,000 years ago. But for Grace, a resident of the Show-Me Christian Youth Home in central Missouri, the story ...

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Missouri Moves to Regulate Baby Body Parts

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A pro-life Missouri state Senator this week announced his plans to introduce a bill that would give the state more oversight of abortion facilities and their handling of aborted babies’ body parts. Missouri ...

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Christmas Events Fill KC’s Calendar

For a full list of Christmas Events in Kansas City plus hundreds of other activities, click HERE.   ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS. December 12, 7:00 pm. Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 416 W. 15th ...

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Has Teen Mania Died?

Last year Ministry Today named Teen Mania one of the most influential ministries of the 21st century. Now, 18 months later, the organization appears to be dead. Teen Mania recently took its ...

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College is Not a Daycare

Christian university president tells students that College is not a daycare. This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” ...

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Conservatives Rally Around Bisexual Professor

A tenured California professor engulfed in controversy surrounding his advocacy of traditional marriage is still awaiting a final sentence from his university after being found guilty of retaliation against a student last ...

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Fallout 4 Video Game Offers Path of Selflessness

Fallout 4 is the biggest video game release of the year by a significant margin. In its first 24 hours, Bethesda’s open world role-playing game for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, ...

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