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‘The Jesus Music’ traces the fascinating history of Contemporary Christian music

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Contemporary Christian music is so ubiquitous in today’s church that it’s often sung in Sunday morning worship — with few people in the congregation even knowing the source. Sixty years ago, though, ...

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Sam Brownback joins Open Doors USA to combat Christian persecution

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Sam Brownback, former Ambassador for International Religious Freedom under President Donald Trump, has joined Open Doors USA as a senior fellow. “Open Doors USA is a leading global advocate for Christians and ...

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Jews around the world pause to celebrate Yom Kippur

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Jews around the world today are celebrating Yom Kippur, which is the celebration of the “Ten Days of Awe.” “These are heavy, heavy days of repentance and reflection and seeking God’s face ...

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Paula White to head new Trump National Faith Advisory Board

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Donald Trump has named Paula White to lead a new National Faith Advisory Board that he created. White served on Trump’s personal spiritual advisory board. “A lot of things have happened, and ...

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During Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacle) you are to be “full of joy”

Sukkot is an eight-day celebration, from the 15th through the 22nd of Tishri (September 20-27). It is translated as the Feast of Tabernacles, and it is also called the Feast of the ...

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FCA’s inspiring Fields of Faith to take place on October 13

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As millions of American schoolchildren settle back into their classrooms and their athletic programs this month, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has announced that its key peer-to-peer autumn event, Fields of Faith, ...

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Even on 9/11, God’s faithfulness endures for ever

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As I reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, many thoughts and feelings come to mind as if it was just yesterday. Thinking about all of the death, destruction, pain and suffering ...

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Production of The Great Divorce, a C.S. Lewis classic, is Saturday

Most are familiar with the well-known works of C.S. Lewis. In addition to writing children’s classics like The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe he also authored works that delve into Heaven and ...

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Supreme Court stops execution of inmate denied pastor’s touch

The Supreme Court has halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate who had requested his pastor be allowed to lay hands on him in the execution chamber. The inmate, John ...

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‘Show Me the Father’ movie explores good, and bad, parenting

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How do you think of your father?  With love, happiness and respect?  With fear, misery and anger?  Your relationship with your dad can influence your self-image and success.  The Show Me the ...

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Former Chiefs player retires from NFL to become a pastor

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Offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, who won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020, is retiring from football to become a pastor. He also won a Super Bowl with the ...

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Major religious groups and their stand on vaccinations

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As the debate over COVID19 vaccinations continues, some people cite religious beliefs as a reason not to take the shot. Most religions have no prohibition against vaccinations, although some have considerations, concerns ...

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Bless Your Pastor campaign even more important this year

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Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.  Current events are placing added stress on pastors. Once again, the National Association of Evangelicals is sponsoring its ...

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Organizations urgently call Christians to pray for Afghanistan

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International Christian Concern and Gospel for Asia are among groups calling followers of Christ to urgently pray for Afghanistan and especially its underground Christians. The plea comes as almost 300,000 Afghan refugees ...

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In Moscow, Idaho, ‘Christian Reconstructionists’ thrive amid Evangelical turmoil

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Evangelical groups in the U.S. are facing dwindling numbers. And a messy cultural fight over the direction of the movement might serve to drive further defections. But while some of the largest Protestant denominations in ...

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Faith helps rookie Sam Ehlinger stay grounded in good times and bad

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Rookie quarterback Sam Ehlinger of the Indianapolis Colts never expected to find himself as a possible starter in his first NFL game. But he believes the adversity he already has faced has ...

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Afghan Christians being “hunted like animals,” urgent prayer needed

International Christian Concern, which monitors persecution around the world, is pleading with Christians to pray for Afghan believers.  They face persecution and death in the face of the Taliban’s takeover of the ...

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In Christian South Sudan, attacks rise as churches lose influence

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In July, South Sudan celebrated its 10th anniversary of independence – but it did so amid concern over violence in the young nation. Recent attacks on two Catholic priests and other Christian leaders have ...

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Ministry leader urges Christians to help Haiti earthquake survivors

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The humanitarian and military crisis in Afghanistan has dominated headlines at a time when Haiti is reeling from a devastating earthquake. Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency reported the death toll at 2,189, with ...

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Christian mom rescues Afghan all-girl high school robotics team

Ten Afghan girls who faced a bleak future and even death under the new Taliban rulers have been rescued thanks to one Christian mom on a mission. Allison Reneau personally flew to ...

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Franklin Graham to travel Route 66 sharing message of hope

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Franklin Graham is taking his message of hope on the road, with a series of events along historic Route 66, including Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and other states, ending in California. “I think ...

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Why do people complain so much?

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Have you ever been around someone who could do nothing but complain? I’m not saying I never complain, but I’ve been around others, who, as my dad used to say, “wouldn’t be ...

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Award-winning film ‘Nine Days’ celebrates beauty of life

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Filmmaker Edson Oda has made a new movie about the gift of life. “Nine Days” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and is captivating audiences in its current theatrical release. ...

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Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden left legacy of faith and football

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Bobby Bowden, the Hall of Fame college football coach who died last week, will be remembered as much for his faith as for his success on the field. Bowden coached Florida State from 1976 ...

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Kids finding Christ at popular Branson camp despite reduced attendance

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Although fewer kids are attending, Kids Across America in Branson is back in business this summer after remaining closed in 2020 because of the pandemic. Despite the challenges, lives are still being ...

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