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President sends warm Hanukkah greetings to Jewish community

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Against a backdrop of high approval ratings among Jews in the Holy Land, President Donald Trump has issued his Hanukkah greetings to the world’s Jewish community. A poll finds that Israeli Jews ...

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Fireman battling his cancer ‘fire’ with faith

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Some say cancer spreads like wildfire. One Lenexa fireman is fighting his blaze not with hoses and ladders but faith, family and friends. Mike Wells is just 38 and a married father ...

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How to be a peacemaker in your own life

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Are you a peacemaker? Conflict is unavoidable. Conflict happens between husbands and wives, parents and kids, brothers and sisters, Democrats and Republicans, employees and supervisors, CEOs and boards, pastors and leaders in ...

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John Piper: How raising my hands transformed me

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Pastor John Piper recently shared a personal story about raising hands in church. It can be uncomfortable for many whether they’ve done if for years or not. Maybe visiting another church or ...

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“Go to bed tired,” pastor tells men

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Matt Chandler is challenging men all across the country to start going to bed tired. In a recent sermon, the popular pastor explained why men should go to bed feeling drained and ...

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Redeemed Road Kill

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I love taking early morning walks in my neighborhood. The quiet road, the sun peeking over the rooftops, the birds chirping. It is a peaceful time. Well, usually … Recently, I was ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – “Knowing Him”

I long for greater nearness with Jesus every day of my life. From the very beginning of my adult conversion I’ve recognized that there is so much He’s delivered and rescued me ...

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3 surprising reasons science isn’t done with God

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The belief that science has an answer for everything seems universal. Often alongside it is the notion that God is therefore redundant and that believing in him is reminiscent of believing in ...

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Christians Who Hate Trump

They are the Christians who hate Trump.  Let’s call it for what it is: hate.  It is their hate—strange for professed Christians—that dulls their ability to see the inaccuracy of their comments ...

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Does the Kansas Constitution guarantee the right to life or the right to abortion?

A state court has ruled that the Kansas ban of dismemberment abortion of a living unborn child violates our State constitution. In response, the legislature will consider putting a proposed constitutional amendment ...

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The Creation of Hope: My journey through the darkness of mental illness

By Mark Brenneman May is Mental Health month in America, and what better time to look at the positive side of those that struggle with mental illness. There is so much negative ...

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What do Americans believe about God?

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9 in 10 Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.    A new Pew Research Center survey of more than 4,700 U.S. ...

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Pastor Fred Hollomon, former Chaplain of the Kansas State Senate, Remembered

Fred Hollomon, a Southern Baptist pastor who served as Senate chaplain in Topeka for over 33 years, died February 13, 2018 at his home in Lawrence after a long battle with Alzheimer’s ...

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City of Topeka and Shawnee County declare war on human trafficking

The Shawnee County Commission, at their meeting on April 5, voted to approve a resolution “declaring war” on human trafficking. The City of Topeka’s governing body had voted 9-0 on April 3 ...

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Man behind Chiefs mascot mask testifies at Prayer Breakfast

Before the Apostle Paul could write a substantial portion of the New Testament, God had to get his attention in a dramatic way on the road to Damascus. Dan Meers, the man who ...

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‘Emotional’ experience of Moses’ Tabernacle comes to KC Sept. 16–25

A ‘must-see’ event, The Tabernacle Experience has been seen by over 200,000 people across the U.S. Jerry Tharp, pastor of Lone Jack Baptist Church in Lone Jack, Mo. hasn’t been fortunate enough ...

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Church makes forgiveness center of ministry

The congregation of Maywood Baptist Church in Independence understands forgiveness, and members have made it the center of their ministry. “Maywood’s leaders chose to relate to our changing community on its own ...

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In 2016 be the leader you want to be

2016 holds an invitation for you to become the leader you want to be. Picture for a moment that you are flourishing in your work and your personal life. Can you see ...

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God ranks high in New Year’s resolutions

When Americans make New Year’s resolutions, a better relationship with God ranks almost as high as better health, according to a study. And for many groups, faith actually outranks health. Older Americans, ...

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Servanthood: A Greatness That Descends

We were in the middle of a Sunday evening service when a drunk stumbled into the church. My dad was leading worship. The man staggered all the way down the aisle until ...

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10 Speakers in 2 Days That Will Change Your Life

Men from across the region are invited to Kansas City for worship, humor, and challenging messages from an amazing group of pastors, leaders, high achievers – men who have been through the ...

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Mission Director asked God “to show up like You did in the Bible”

Keynote speaker Rev. Barry Feaker, said he hoped the nearly 900 attending the 54th Annual Kansas Prayer Breakfast on March 18 did not come “to hear me,” but “because you recognize the ...

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WIPING TEARS

By Jessica S. Hosman My little boy is a snuggler. Even from his first days of life he has relished the gift of touch and being held close. As he has grown ...

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Barry Feaker to speak at Kansas Prayer Breakfast

This time every year, no matter the weather, about a thousand people show up for a very early breakfast at the Ramada Inn in downtown Topeka. The occasion is the annual Kansas ...

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Believe in the Impossible!

By Jessica S. Hosman It was three days before my son’s fourth birthday and he was convinced he’d be able to play outside in the snow when the day arrived. While this ...

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