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Mormon Church to build first Kansas temple

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The Mormon Church has announced plans to build a temple in Wichita, which will be its first one in the state of Kansas. Steven R. Banger, First Counselor in the North America ...

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News Briefs: Hostages found dead; Southwest seating change; Puerto Rico vote; ABC lawsuit


Today’s news briefs include: Southwest seating changes; More Israeli hostages found dead; Puerto Rico vote; Lawsuit against ABC granted. Southwest ditches hated open seating Southwest Airlines will do away with the much-hated ...

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Former firefighter killed at Trump rally remembered for Christian faith

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Hundreds of people gathered at Lernersville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., to mourn the death of former firefighter Corey Comperatore, who was killed in the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. His ...

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News Briefs: Surfer’s leg washes up on shore; Dems skip Netanyahu; Britain war warning

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Today’s News Briefs include a surfer’s leg washes up on shore; VP and top Dems boycott Netanyahu; UK preparing for war. VP Harris and top Dems to boycott Netanyahu speech today When ...

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A Prayer for Joe Biden


In the immediate aftermath of President Joe Biden’s major announcement on Sunday, stating that he was dropping out of the presidential race, a flood of responses was quickly posted online. Political pundits ...

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After firing head of Baptist ERLC over Biden comment, board chairman resigns


The Chairman of the Board of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has resigned just 24 hours after forcing the removal of ERLC president Brent Leatherwood. Smith’s resignation comes on ...

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Healing House KC will open 15th facility helping those in addiction recovery

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Officials at Healing House KC in Kansas City announced today that it has acquired a 15th house in Kansas City’s Old Northeast to serve men that are in the organization’s advanced addiction recovery program. ...

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Christians continue to grapple with proper role of artificial intelligence

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The rapid rise of artificial intelligence has led to interesting questions about the future roles of humans and AI. The Barna Group and the technology platform Gloo recently asked both Christians and ...

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Today’s News Briefs: St. Louis Cardinals Nazis?; Sailing couple dead; Hamas hits school; Kamala Harris;

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Today’s News Brief include former MSNBC host calling St. Louis Cardinals Nazis; Atlantic Sailing couple dead; Hamas hits own school with rocket; Kamala Harris delegates. Couple sailing across Atlantic found dead A ...

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Epic Church reported being sold following pastor’s underage sex scandal


The embattled Epic Church in Independence soon may have new ownership. The church announced on its social media channels that another church is interested in buying it, Fox 4 News reported. Its ...

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News Briefs: Bahrain Christianity; LeBron at Olympics; Biden 1-minute warning

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Today’s news briefs include Christian palace in Bahrain; LeBron James at Olympics; Netanyahu and Congress; Biden 1-minute warning. First Christian building discovered in Bahrain Archaeologists have discovered the earliest Christian structure in ...

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TV adventurer Bear Grylls supports Russell Brand in newfound faith

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Bear Grylls, the popular outdoor adventure television star and author, is supporting new Chrisitan Russell Brand despite sexual assault allegations against him. “Russell, you know, it was a privilege to stand beside ...

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“The Chosen” producer says series has been hard on marriage

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The overwhelming success of “The Chosen” television series has come at a price. Producer Dallas Jenkins and his wife, Amanda, are opening up about the pressures their busy lives have placed on ...

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Historic Dallas First Baptist burns overnight

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A fire overnight engulfed the historic First Baptist Dallas, which is pastored by Dr. Robert Jeffress. The 4-alarm blaze initially began Friday evening around 6pm, according to the Dallas Fire and Rescue. ...

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Book Review: Wilderness Woman: A Triumphant Spirit

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Diane Young’s recent memoir, Wilderness Woman, has a very apt subtitle: “A Triumphant Spirit.” In this brief, but compelling account, Ms. Young tells a sobering, but ultimately redeeming tale of the lingering ...

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Majority of congregations are in excellent or good financial health

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More than six in 10 religious leaders report that their congregation is in excellent or good financial health, according to the Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations research project released this week ...

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Pastor Greg Laurie video has Jesus, Ronald Reagan talking

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Actor Jonathan Roumie plays the role of Jesus on “The Chosen,” while Dennis Quaid will play the part of former President Ronald Reagan in an upcoming movie. Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest ...

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GloWild again will light up fall  nights at Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium

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The popular GloWild lantern festival will return to the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium this fall with a brand-new theme and displays. This immersive nighttime experience allows guests to venture through “Legends ...

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One Million Souls Campaign sharing gospel through “Firing Squad” movie

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The ambitious One Million Souls Campaign hopes to introduce one million people to Christ through the message of redemption in the upcoming movie “The Firing Squad.” Directed by Christian filmmaker Tim Chey, ...

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Faith-based animated series ‘Fleur De Lis’ is funny

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“Fleur de Lis” is a sharp-witted and endearing animated hijinks-adventure sitcom with a Christian worldview and a controversial way it’s made: using artificial intelligence. Faith-based films and TV shows are not known ...

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Washington University denies whistleblower claims

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The controversial transgender center at Washington University in St. Louis may or may not be closing. Whistleblower Jamie Reed wrote an op-ed piece for the “St. Louis Post-Dispatch” saying the university’s transgender ...

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Let’s talk about Christian antisemitism

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A Christian social media influencer with a large platform recently texted me after reading my 2021 book Christian Antisemitism: Confronting the Lies in Today’s Church. He was burdened and grieved by the ...

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Dr. Ben Carson believes God, not fate, spared Trump’s life

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Dr. Ben Carson quoted the book of Isaiah to express his belief that God protected Donald Trump during last Saturday’s failed assassination attempt. “I saw President Trump, a dear friend, escape death ...

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Today’s News Briefs: Gaza pier ends; Ballot ruling; Biden has covid

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Today’s News Briefs: Gaza pier ends; Ruling on mailed ballots; Biden has covid.   Nevada judges rules on counting late ballots Ballots that come in four days after Election Day can still ...

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Missouri priest pleads guilty to stealing $300,000

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A Missouri Catholic priest this week pleaded guilty to stealing $300,000 from a church at which he was pastor for nearly a decade. Father Ignazio Medina admitted transporting stolen property across state ...

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