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Sunday school revamps online to ease Coronavirus fear in kids

The coronavirus pandemic can be tough on young children, but creative ways to share Sunday School lessons are making it easier. Brian Kaylor didn’t realize how the pandemic was emotionally impacting his ...

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One-quarter of Americans say their faith has grown during pandemic

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Many Americans say their faith is growing stronger despite challenging times during the pandemic, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. One-quarter of U.S. adults overall (24 percent) say their ...

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Nearly half of pastors hope to be back in churches by May

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Nearly half (47 percent) of pastors hope to be back in their churches by May, according to a new Barna survey. However, an increasing number are shifting their expectations to later this ...

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Basketball star Stephen Curry holds live worship session on social media

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Basketball star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is making the most of his free time with the NBA shut down. Earlier this week, he was host for a live worship ...

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Quarantine and isolation can draw us closer to the Creator and family

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There is solidarity in hardship and isolation – even for a family. This is a lesson that has become clear to Americans over the past few weeks as communities form “militias of ...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci credits his faith for calm demeanor during pandemic

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has become the face of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He credits his faith for his calm demeanor in uncertain times. Fauci, director of the National Institute ...

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Christian groups work to help small churches at risk of closing            

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The ongoing pandemic is hard for all churches but especially so for smaller ones that may lack the resources to weather the financial storm. Many are at risk of closing. Help is ...

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Christians showing up to pray in hospital parking lots

In I Timothy 2:8 we are commanded to lift up holy hands in prayer. Across the nation, that’s exactly what is happening as Christians pray in the parking lot of countless hospitals. ...

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19 suggestions for loving your neighbor

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Many Christians are seeking the proper balance between staying safe and helping their neighbors. The National Christian Foundation offers 19 ideas for loving your neighbor during the pandemic. Shop locally: Call local businesses ...

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Jewish congregations adapt to new reality of online services

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As most Christians transition to online services, traditional Jewish congregations also are adjusting to the new reality. Although many have livestreamed Shabbat services for years — mostly for the benefit of shut-ins ...

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Communication by churches can ease coronavirus fears

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Amid mounting fears of a global coronavirus pandemic, a faith-based communications agency warns ministries, churches and other organizations not to “go silent” in a sudden crisis. “It’s imperative that any organization confronted ...

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What’s the best religious museum in America?

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What’s the best religious museum in the nation? That question was posed to USA Today readers who responded by choosing the Ark Encounter. It comes just in time as families’ talk turns ...

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Churches making adjustments in light of coronavirus

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Many churches now are looking for ways to protect their congregations from the coronavirus, or Covid-19. While the threat of the sickness infecting any single American remains extremely low, the precautions may ...

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Increase in ‘church hopping’ among trends found in State of the Church survey

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The days of joining a church and staying in it for life are long gone. New research by the Barna Group shows that practicing Christians and churched adults believe in the value ...

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Promises Keepers announces speakers for this summer’s stadium event in Dallas

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Promise Keepers will hold its first stadium event in two decades this summer in Dallas. The ministry just announced its lineup of speakers for the gathering, which will bring together 80,000 men ...

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Former missionaries Daniel and Esther Guy walk the road of daily obedience

Esther Sevilla Guy and Daniel E. Guy carefully laid out a five-year plan to reach their goal of ministering to the unreached in Japan. They did  not expect that a demoralizing medical ...

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Promise Keepers forms advisory board for next summer’s stadium event in Dallas

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After a 20-year break from stadium events, Promise Keepers plans to hold a major gathering at AT&T Stadium in Dallas next summer. The ministry recently announced the members of its advisory board. ...

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Jews turn to many traditions to celebrate Hanukkah

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The Jewish community, both local and around the world, will celebrate Hanukkah from December 22-30. Here’s some interesting facts about the holiday you may not know. It has multiple spellings. Because the ...

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Joanne Rogers: Husband Fred Rogers was committed to prayer, church, children

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At “91 and a half,” Joanne Rogers remains a devoted advocate for the legacy of her late husband, the iconic star of the long-running children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Fred Rogers’ widow ...

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Sarah Palin discusses pending divorce in interview with James Dobson

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Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate and governor of Alaska, found out that her husband was seeking a divorce when she received an email from an attorney. Palin discussed her ongoing situation with ...

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Branson is the perfect place to blend two Christmas family traditions

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Traditions are fantastic opportunities for families to grow together and bond with common experiences. Enjoying and creating them becomes even more meaningful when two people combine those traditions in a marriage. My ...

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Slugs and bugs and kids and faith

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Two new books have been released in the popular Christian children’s series Slugs & Bugs. “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society” and “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting,” are the latest creations ...

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Study that asserted religious kids were ‘less generous’ retracted for bad numbers

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A scholarly scientific article made national headlines in 2015 for showing the negative impact a religious upbringing has on a child’s generosity — except it turns out the opposite is true, and it ...

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Kindness is key to a more peace-filled world

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”—Galatians 5:22-23 Did you know you have the power to turn someone’s day around? And, in the ...

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When does character develop in children?

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There are few things in life that a Christian parent hopes for more than to pass on to their children the same principles and character values they live by. Character doesn’t just ...

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