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Author traces many societal problems to abandonment of God’s plan for families

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Many of society’s problems can be traced to the breakdown of the nuclear family, a prominent Christian author and speaker says. “Higher abortion rates, higher high-school dropout rates, lower employment rates, higher ...

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As Boy Scouts shed name, Christian alternatives surge

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After decades of declining membership, the Boy Scouts of America hopes dropping “Boy” from its name will attract more children to the program. However, some evidence suggests this latest move may be pushing more families to ...

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Holocaust memorial event and “Living in a World at War” seminar this weekend

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Do you feel you’re in the midst of a battle? Images of protests, war, and hostages may seem far away but they can affect us in very personal ways. Two events will ...

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Actor Gary Sinise bolstered by faith thru son’s cancer, death

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Actor Gary Sinise and his family leaned on their faith when his son, Mac, died from a rare form of spinal cancer earlier this year. “It was just inspiring to see how ...

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St. Patrick followed God’s leading on amazing journey

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Although March 17 has become something of an unofficial holiday in honor of St. Patrick, not everyone knows the fascinating history of the man himself. St. Patrick is the patron saint of ...

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Worldview of preteens threatens future of the church in America: study

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The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has a sober warning for the American church. “We are on the precipice of Christian invisibility in this nation” as new research shows that ...

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Things to remember when your friend (or you) is suffering

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Every few years I return to the biblical Book of Job, the best guidebook I know for dealing with suffering and loss. It’s an ancient work with timeless applications. I’m not sure ...

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Decline in church attendance tied to lack of healthy marriages, fathers in home

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The decline in healthy marriages and the role of fathers is leading directly to fewer people in church, according to a new survey by Communio, a nonprofit organization. The survey found that ...

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“Momo” is An Inspirational Thriller of Healing Bonds Amidst Terror

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“Momo,” plunges readers into a gripping tale that intertwines legends, terror, and redemption. This captivating story not only unveils the terrifying legend of MOMO, the “Missouri Monster,” but also explores the intricacies ...

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Promise Keepers finds cancel culture in the church

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Promise Keepers is finding that cancel culture exists even in the church. The organization, which holds men’s rallies in stadiums nationwide, has seen several scheduled events at churches and other venues canceled ...

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Navigating the complexities of parenting an adult child

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I have heard many parents say that transitioning to being the parent of an adult is the hardest parenting transition of all. It’s a stage that often catches parents off guard, leaving ...

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Missouri’s Child Evangelism Fellowship aims to reach 100 million each year

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Most people are never more receptive to hearing the gospel than when they are children. Yet, evangelism aimed at children is often overlooked. “One of the most beautiful passages in the Bible ...

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Ministering to Maui children with book, ‘Do You Wonder Why?’

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In the wake of the devastating fire that swept through Lahaina, Maui, on August 8, leaving unimaginable destruction and heartache, Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has extended its compassionate hand to the resilient ...

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Helping ourselves and children shine God’s light on ‘doubt’

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A child’s greatest enemy, doubt can become a best friend. The secret is to help him or her bring those doubts out into the open…to take them to God. Looking at the ...

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Singer Granger Smith trusts sovereignty of God despite tragic death of son

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Country music star Granger Smith has grown in his faith through the tragic death of his son, River. “I have grown to trust and believe and surrender to a very big God ...

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How the Medieval church changed the way Western society views marriage

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Joseph Henrich argues that the Western world got its uniqueness from family codes imposed by the church in the Early Middle Ages. The key parts of these codes were not restrictions on ...

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Area groups receive part of $92 million Lilly Endowment grant

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Dozens of Christian groups seeking to instill faith in the nation’s children have been given grants of as much as $1.25 million to help them meet their mission. Lilly Endowment, through its ...

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Faith and family come first, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker tells Georgia Tech graduates

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Harrison Butker, who kicked the game-winning field goal for the Kansas City Chiefs in February’s Super Bowl, encouraged graduates at his alma mater to put God and family first. He gave the ...

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How do Christians view faith, health and their doctor?

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New polling reveals that Christians would be more comfortable if their doctor was a believer and that faith contributes to overall physical and mental health. Seven in 10 Christians say they would ...

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Faith sustains Jimmy Carter during hospice care at age 98

Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been under hospice care for three months, continues to be in good spirits while living at home with his wife, Rosalynn. “They’re just meeting with family ...

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Active Christians flourish in life compared to others, study finds

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Christians who are heavily engaged with the Bible and their faith “flourish in every domain of human experience,” according to new research from the State of the Bible 2023 report from the ...

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Despite good intentions, most churchgoers fall short in volunteering

When all is said and done, there often is more said than done. Despite good intentions, most churchgoers don’t follow through on volunteer opportunities. Most Protestant churchgoers say their churches encourage them ...

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Big George Foreman movie: Fame, tragedy, triumph, second chances

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Most know George Foreman as an Olympic gold medalist, twice World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, TV grill pitchman, and philanthropist. But a near-death experience forever altered his life’s trajectory. Sony’s new biopic conveys ...

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Popular singer Granger Smith leaves career for ministry

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Country singer Granger Smith plans to leave the music industry to focus on ministry after his final tour this summer. The 43-year-old singer shared the news in a video he posted on Instagram to ...

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Church small group participation continues to decline

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Small groups are a good way for Christians to build relationships, especially in large churches and after worshipping virtually during the pandemic. However, the number of people who participate is declining. Just ...

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