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‘Taking back the rainbow:’ former LGBT people share faith during Pride Month

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Around 200 men and women who once identified with the LGBT community shared their stories at a Washington, D.C., rally during Pride Month. With many sporting T-shirts decorated with rainbow flags and ...

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Catholic bishops meet to discuss denying Biden communion

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will meet his week to discuss whether President Biden will be allowed to receive communion while promoting abortion until birth and forcing colleges to allow biological ...

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With 2% chance of survival, Christian cancer patient brings America’s Got Talent to tears

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On Tuesday night, Jane Marczewski who goes by her stage name “Nightbirde,” was awarded the Golden Buzzer after singing her original song, “It’s OK” on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” It’s something that ...

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Younger pastors optimistic about denominations, older pastors not so much

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A new survey finds that most pastors believe it is vital for their church to be part of a denomination but doubt the importance of those types of ties lasting another decade. ...

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Thousands of coaches and athletes return to FCA Summer camps

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Tens of thousands of student-athletes will gather again after a year of pandemic lockdowns hampered a spiritual tradition.  They’ll attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes  Camps across the nation and the world this ...

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Facebook bans 76 million strong Israel prayer page

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The Jerusalem Prayer Team Facebook page has still not been restored after it was banned by the Big Tech company in May. The action by Facebook came after a mysterious barrage of ...

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Kansas City-based Awakening Prayer Hubs working for worldwide revival

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With the world’s spiritual crisis worsening, Awakening Prayer Hubs, a prayer movement contending for awakening and transforming revival in the nations, is transforming prayer warriors into prayer heroes in their cities. Jennifer ...

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Rick Warren to step down from church position

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Influential Pastor Rick Warren is stepping down as lead pastor at Saddleback Church in California. “For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting ...

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How ‘Katie’ came to be sex-trafficked and what your church can do

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“Katie” met him at the mall. Though she was only 15, she knew that there was something different about this one. From the start, he showered her with kindness and attention. It ...

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5 good and bad ways COVID-19 impacted Bible translation

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I want to take some time to share with you five ways COVID-19 has impacted Bible translation and all that we have seen God do while the world has been turned upside ...

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Judge rules opening court with prayer violates Constitution

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A federal district court has ruled that a Texas judge’s practice of having a chaplain open court sessions with prayer violates the Constitution. Judge Wayne Mack, a justice of the peace in ...

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Southern Baptist denomination sees record drop in members

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Churches in the Southern Baptist Convention lost a record 400,000 members in 2020. The Annual Church Profile report shows membership in SBC congregations declined by 435,632, more than 50 percent higher than the 287,655 ...

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Pastor beaten by Chinese police tells others, ‘hold fast to the faith’

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A Chinese pastor, beaten by police, has a message for Christians – “hold fast to the faith.” Like countless pastors across Communist China, Yang Hua of Guiyang Living Stone Church, his encouragement ...

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‘Seismic generation shift’ among Millennials over Christian faith

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Millennials are far less likely to hold Christian beliefs than previous generations.  The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University calls it a “seismic generational shift.” Its research found that this generation ...

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Biden administration seeks policy input from atheist groups

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Biden administration officials recently met with several leading atheist and secular organizations for the first time. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, including Executive Director Melissa Rogers and Deputy ...

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‘Not Forgotten’ short film released on the Andrew Brunson story

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Pastor Andrew Brunson spent more than two years wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey, separated from his family, after more than two decades of Christian ministry in the country. In interviews, he said his ...

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Millions of Christians worldwide will share their faith on ‘GO Day’

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More than 50 million Christians worldwide are expected to share their faith on the 10th anniversary of GO Day on May 29. May is GO Month, and Christians have been sharing their faith ...

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Amazon adds Buddhist incantations to employee health program but says ‘not religious’

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The online retail giant Amazon is revamping its employee health programs, adding what it calls “AmaZen.” While the effort is meant to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee wellness ...

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Billy Graham chaplains encourage police as deaths rise

At the height of summer heat and social unrest in 2020, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought a message of hope and faith to minority communities hit hard by rioting and protests. ...

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Max Lucado presented with Pinnacle Award for writing

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Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado was awarded the 2021 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Pinnacle Award for the outstanding contribution of his writing, both to the publishing industry and to society at ...

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Here’s how much Bible reading went up during 2020 pandemic

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One bright spot of the pandemic is that millions of Americans have been turning to the Bible for comfort and direction. The number of Americans who opened the Bible at least once ...

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Pastors hear how Covid affected faith of Kansas City Royals players in 2020

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Few things are more relaxing than spring training baseball under the warm Arizona sun. But as the Kansas City Royals learned in the spring of 2020, everything can change in a heartbeat. ...

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Study: Christianity grows fastest without governmental support

As governmental support for Christianity increases, the number of Christians declines significantly, according to a new study. The research was published this month in the journal Sociology of Religion. This relationship holds even when accounting ...

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Early televangelist Ernest Angley dies at age 99

One of the early pioneers of televangelism has died. The Rev. Ernest Angley passed away last week. “Pastor, evangelist and author Rev. Ernest Angley has gone to heaven to be with His ...

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Whatever happened to Francis Schaeffer?

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Dr. Francis Schaeffer was one of the most influential figures in evangelical Christianity in the 1970s and 1980s. Young people seeking answers traveled to L’Abri, his home in Switzerland, and millions of ...

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