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Mid-Mo Men’s Bible Study on March 2

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Sedalia Bible Academy is launching a new ministry to serve and coach men in central Missouri.  It will be in the form of semi-annual intensive Bible studies.  The first such event will ...

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Bible Study Fellowship plans move to Dallas area

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Bible Study Fellowship is moving its headquarters to the Dallas/Fort Worth area from San Antonio, where it has been located since 1980. The precise location within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area has ...

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Are we asking the right questions about the ‘He Gets Us’ ad?

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The He Gets Us Super Bowl ad has generated significant discussion. It seems to be a repeat of the discussion of the 2023 ad. This year, the ad continues to be attacked ...

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It’s time to stand up against evil, Eric Metaxas tells American Christians

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Eric Metaxas, the popular author and radio host, is calling on Christians to take a stand against evil in the current culture. “It’s up to believers to speak up for what is ...

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Approaching the Bible as a well-trained pilot

If you have ever been a passenger in an airplane, you have appreciated the qualities of a well-trained pilot. Come to think of it, anyone looking up at an airplane flying overhead ...

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Should Christian actors appear in nude sex scenes?

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Editor’s Note: Controversy continues to surround self-described Christian actor Alan Ritchson, star of “Reacher”, defending his appearance in a nude sex scene. An article by Kelsey Dallas in the Deseret News asks, “Can ...

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Musician John Tesh credits this for beating cancer

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Musician and author John Tesh has learned the power of renewing the mind during his long battle against cancer. “I have found that many people don’t truly understand that there are dark ...

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Everybody Must Get Stoned?

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Was Bob Dylan correct when he penned the famous lyrics “everybody must get stoned?” Deuteronomy 21:18-21 might lead us to believe that stoning our children is a good idea. Deuteronomy 21.18-21: “Suppose ...

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New Year’s resolutions, goals, plans? God can make a way

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Do you have New Year’s resolutions? Maybe you call them goals or plans. However you describe them, they’re a good thing to have. The scriptures talk about making plans. Proverbs says our ...

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Jesus was not Palestinian or Asian say scholars

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The effort to erase the Jewishness of Jesus is making headlines in Israel and around the world. It follows efforts around Christmas of Palestinian groups and even some Christians to wrongly claim ...

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Researcher now believes near-death experiences prove Heaven

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The validity of near-death experiences as proof of heaven is a topic of debate among Christians. John Burke, a pastor and author who has studied and examined more than 1,000 accounts of ...

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Repetition to Revelation

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I was bored and bothered. That Christmas Eve I read the Nativity story in Luke 2 to our two daughters again just as I had for years. I reasoned there must be ...

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Prayer beats holiday stress, says “The Chosen” star

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Prayer is the best antidote for the busyness of the holiday season, said Jonathan Roumie, star of “The Chosen” and “Jesus Revolution.” During an interview with Fox News, the 49-year-old actor talked about ...

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Christians urged to pray for Israel during Hanukkah

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Hanukkah runs Dec. 7 through the evening of Dec. 15. The Genesis 123 Foundation is asking Christians around the world to pause and pray for Israel. “At these unique and abnormal times, ...

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8 thoughts on being genuine friends with unbelievers

As a young believer, I learned from older believers that we were supposed to evangelize lost people—but do so from a distance so you’re not stained by the relationship. I understand that ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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Survey reveals stunning fact about Bible reading

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Only 9 percent of Americans read their Bibles daily, one-fourth open the scriptures once a week and 38 percent never use them, an American Bible Society survey found. That same study found ...

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LGBTQ+ conference at Andy Stanley’s church continues to attract criticism, controversy

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Pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church in Atlanta on Sunday addressed the controversy surrounding the church’s conference about supporting parents and LGBTQ+ children. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist ...

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Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah kicks off 10 days of High Holy days leading to Yom Kippur

Friday was the first day of Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the High Holy days in the Jewish calendar. High Holy days will continue for 10 days, ending with Yom ...

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Steps leading to biblical Pool of Siloam excavated

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When Anita and I host tours to Israel, one of our favorite sites to take guests is the Pool of Siloam. Here is a location we can definitively say, “Jesus walked here.” ...

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Join us for a Steps of Paul cruise including Greece and Turkey

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Join Dwight and Anita Widaman following the journeys of Paul and the Apostles in Greece and Turkey. Our custom, 10-day experience includes a 7-day cruise aboard the Journey – the new flagship ...

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Where to Find Happiness

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Have you ever said to a friend or family member, “I just want you to be happy.” as they were considering marriage, a new job or some other major decision? Where does happiness ...

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Can we just stop the crazy rapture prophecies?

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Why all the rapture prophecies? Back in the 1970s, I used to joke that someone was going to write a book titled, Jesus Is Coming Back in the 1970s, only to publish ...

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Has the biblical site of Sodom been found?

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As archaeologists continue to find sites validating biblical stories, one says there’s now proof for the location of Sodom. Steven Collins, dean of the College of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University, told ...

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Eric Metaxas says pastors “silent in the face of evil”

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Author and talk-show host Eric Metaxas is urging leaders to speak up against the evil in today’s world “There are many pastors and Christian leaders being silent in the face of evil ...

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