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YouVersion Bible app sees worldwide usage soar in 2019

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It’s that time of year when everyone starts compiling “Best of 2019” lists. YouVersion just announced the most popular Bible verse of the year among its users. The Bible verse most engaged ...

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1,700 come to Christ in Cambodia at Franklin Graham crusade

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A Gospel event hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Cambodia has seen an amazing harvest with nearly 2,000 professing faith in Christ with more in the days that followed. READ: ...

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Netflix streams gay Jesus Christmas special, gets over 1 million protest signatures

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Christians of all denominations have joined to condemn a Netflix movie that depicts Jesus in a homosexual relationship and the Virgin Mary as an adulterous. The gay community even says the show ...

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Researcher finds reasons for hope for rural and small-town churches

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The death of rural and small-town churches is greatly exaggerated, said Thom Rainer, founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. He offers several reasons for ...

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Hallmark-like Christmas movie leads streaming lineup

I accidentally discovered the lure of Hallmark movies this summer during a family vacation when two of my boys — I won’t embarrass them by printing their names — became hooked. They ...

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Some good news about Bibles reaching Chinese Christians

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Every week there is disturbing and sad news coming from China. From the destruction of churches, imprisonment of Christians and suppression of Christian thought across all parts of that Chinese society, Christians ...

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Mystery of Christmas back as Kansas City tradition that tells true story of Christmas

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The true meaning of Christmas should never be a mystery. While the Christmas season is one time of year when culture acknowledges Christianity in the form of buildings decked with lights and ...

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After links to Nazis revealed, owners of Panera Bread, Krispy Kreme will support Holocaust survivors

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The owners of well-known restaurants and food brands Panera Bread, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger, Dr. Pepper and Green Mountain Coffee, have announced a $5.5 million donation to survivors of the ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley says FBI “effectively meddled” in 2016 election

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The FBI “effectively meddled” in the 2016 presidential election, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, according to The Daily Wire. “Which is worse?” he asked ...

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Sean Hannity counts his blessings at Christmas and throughout the year

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Popular talk-show host Sean Hannity says he is closer to God now than he’s ever been though it does not come without struggles. “I would say I realize more than ever that ...

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Rep. Sharice Davids claims impeachment facts ‘uncontested’

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Rep. Sharice Davids has indicated that she will vote for the Democrat’s articles of impeachment against President Trump. Davids, who was elected to the Kansas 3rd Congressional District in 2018, ran as ...

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These House Democrats expected to defect in impeachment vote

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As the House Judiciary Committee holds its impeachment vote on Thursday, Democrats are are counting how many of their members are expected to defect. Reports this week have listed those Democrat caucus members ...

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Missouri lawmaker criticizes Roman god on top of capitol dome

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A Missouri lawmaker is not happy that a statue of Ceres, the Roman god of agriculture, is being returned to the dome of the capitol in Jefferson City after restoration. Rep. Mike ...

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Pastors uncertain if U.S. economy is helping their congregations

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The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, but pastors are divided on whether the economy is helping their congregations this year, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. Forty-one percent ...

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Missouri conservative Congressional delegation attacked for vote to support bank

Several conservative members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation are being attacked by a fiscally conservative political organization over the U.S. Export Import Bank. Americans for Prosperity, which focuses on fiscal issues, has launched ...

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President Trump honored with ‘Witness for Life’ award

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Pro-life organizations have repeatedly said Donald Trump is the most pro-life president in American history. Now, he has been chosen by a major pro-life organization to receive the first Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson “Courageous ...

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Texas Governor Abbott shares in Twitter exchange how God has used his disability for good

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has not let his disability slow him down or change his positive attitude toward life. Last week, he shared on social media how God has used for good ...

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Israel headed toward March 2 election if no coalition formed

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Is Israel headed towards another historic election – the third in less than a year? That’s the plan as Israel’s two biggest parties agreed on a March 2 election date, barring a last-minute power-sharing ...

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Democrats announce Articles of Impeachment, ignore media questions

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In perhaps a sign that the United States is done with impeachment drama, immediately after Democrat Congressional leaders announced articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump, broadcast news outlets returned to regular ...

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MO Supreme Court to hear Planned Parenthood arguments for taxpayer money

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The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday morning in Jefferson City in a key case involving the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis’s legal dispute to force the State of Missouri ...

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Supreme Court upholds major pro-life law

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In another win for the nation’s pro-life movement, the U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review a case on a Kentucky law that requires doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to a patient ...

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Former slugger Manny Ramirez finds new life in Christ after baseball

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Manny Ramirez was a key contributor on the Boston Red Sox team that won the 2004 World Series. He also marched to his own drummer and inspired the phrase, “That’s Manny being ...

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Ginger from “Gilligan’s Island” stars in faith-based Christmas movie

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A familiar face to Baby Boomers stars alongside Stephen Baldwin in “Tapestry,” a new faith-based Christmas movie.  Tina Louise, who was the glamorous Ginger on “Gilligan’s Island,” plays a dying matriarch trying ...

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Drop in charitable contributions tied to decline in religious affiliation

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Charitable contributions are down in the United States, and faith may have something to do with it, according to Marketwatch. The share of U.S. adults who donated to charity dropped significantly between ...

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Jewish group meets with German Passion Play over stereotypes

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Once a decade, thousands of Christians make the pilgrimage to Germany for the Oberammergau Passion Play, which first was performed in 1634. As the May 2020 production approaches, a Jewish organization met ...

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