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Kansas City-area National Day of Prayer events and prayer guide

Americans will gather Thursday, May 5, for the annual National Day Of Prayer. The region will host both in-person and virtual gatherings. See the list below as well as a full prayer ...

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Leading artists will perform on broadcast from National Day of Prayer in Washington

Christian singers Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Matthew West will be among the featured performers in a National Day of Prayer broadcast on May 5 from Washington D.C. Pray.com and the National Day ...

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“I’m trying to glorify God,” says Masters champion Scottie Scheffler

Golfer Scottie Scheffler seemingly came out of nowhere this year to earn the No. 1 ranking in the world. On Sunday, he won the prestigious Masters tournament. In a news conference after ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

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Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes from the Hebrew root Peh-Samekh-Khet, meaning ...

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Church attendance has plateaued even as COVID restrictions disappear

Church attendance nationwide has leveled off as more congregations have lifted COVID-19 meeting restrictions and safety precautions, according to a Pew Research Center study. In July 2020, a few months after the ...

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Movie version of “The Case for Heaven” scheduled for release in this week

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Death has touched many lives in the past two years and forced people to think about eternity. Lee Strobel, a Christian artist and journalist, addressed the topic in his book “The Case ...

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Purim skits and satire have brought merriment to an ancient Jewish holiday in America

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Purim, the springtime Jewish holiday packed with much merriment and humor, recalls the biblical story of Queen Esther. In this tale, the queen stayed true to her Jewish roots and used her status ...

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Valentine’s Day brings back that lovin’ feeling

February is known for cold weather, presidents’ birthdays and Cupid’s delight.  As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts flutter, lovers sigh and Charlie Brown hopes that little red-haired girl will like the card he’s ...

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Good Bible engagement makes good neighbors

People who are rooted in Scripture tend to make better neighbors. That’s the assessment of a study released by the American Bible Society. The State of the Bible USA 2021 report “Good ...

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Wisdom and God’s illuminated truths: John Martin’s ‘The Creation of Light’

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An illustration by the 19th-century artist John Martin, called “The Creation of Light” might give us insight into the nature of wisdom. Sometimes things happen in life, and we just don’t know ...

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Lessons from Jeremiah: Our faith is made for difficult times

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Jeremiah the prophet had a very difficult life. He was called by God at a young age – most likely as a teen – yet was forbidden by the Lord to marry ...

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Did Elon Musk just get saved?

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk recently told “The Babylon Bee” that he respects and agrees with “the principles that Jesus advocated,” such as forgiveness and “treating people as you wish to be treated.” ...

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A New Year Commitment to Excellence

The holidays and new year are a perfect time to reflect and commit/recommit ourselves wholeheartedly to Jesus. Don’t allow your past to define you and your future! God delights in comebacks and ...

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Faith in top three New Year’s resolutions

Faith, along with health and finances, is one of the top three topics of American New Year’s resolutions, a Lifeway Research survey found. Forty-four percent of U.S. adults say they have made ...

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How Bibles came to be in hotel rooms and why they’re disappearing

Bibles are an iconic part of America’s hotel rooms but with growing secularization, you may not find one. The busy holiday travel season that extends through New Year’s is almost over. As ...

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The real story of Santa Claus is one of persecution and sacrifice, says new book

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Santa Claus isn’t what he used to be. The fourth-century Christian saint has been reduced to a fat guy in a red coat that talks to reindeer. About the only accurate element ...

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Dolly Parton points people to God after being recognized for charitable work

At age 75, Dolly Parton has never been more popular. However, she wants people to look to God instead of her. “I don’t want to be worshiped, because there’s a scripture in ...

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SoCal Harvest gospel stadium event could set pandemic gathering record       

Few states have suffered more from the pandemic and resulting lockdowns than California. Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Church in Riverside, Calif., will bring SoCal Harvest, a message of hope, to thousands ...

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Franklin Graham to travel Route 66 sharing message of hope

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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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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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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Life in a revolving door: connecting with others

I met a man in Nashville while passing through a revolving door at an entrance to a downtown hotel.  I smiled and greeted him as he was exiting. Immediately the man turned ...

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Actor Jon Voight opens up about hearing God

Actor Jon Voight has been an outspoken conservative, but he recently talked about his faith and hearing God during a Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson. “I was in a lot of ...

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FCA Japan, other organizations reaching out to evangelize during Tokyo Olympics

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is helping change lives at the Tokyo Olympics. FCA Japan is a founding member of Japan International Sports Partnership. Both the partnership and the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association created ...

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Effort seeks to cover Japan in prayer during Olympics

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Christian organizations around the world are partnering to cover Japan with 1 million hours of prayer during the 30 days of the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games. “Japan1Million,” a movement started by ...

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