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Most popular Christian Facebook pages are fake

The top ranked Christian Facebook pages had generic names — Jesus is my Lord, Purpose of Life, Light of the World, Blessing and Blessed — and they promoted generic content — Bible ...

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Iraqi Christians celebrate return of church bell after ISIS silenced

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A church bell has been inaugurated to the cheers of Iraqi Christians seven years after Islamic State terrorists (ISIS) overran the northern city of Mosul. Father Pios Affas of the Syriac Christian ...

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YouVersion Bible, illumiNations set ambitious goal to provide translations to 95 percent of world by 2033

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The YouVersion Bible app team is teaming up with the Bible translation team illumiNations to provide access to scripture to 95 percent of the global population by 2033. “There’s a lot of ...

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‘The Jesus Music’ traces the fascinating history of Contemporary Christian music

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Contemporary Christian music is so ubiquitous in today’s church that it’s often sung in Sunday morning worship — with few people in the congregation even knowing the source. Sixty years ago, though, ...

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Paula White to head new Trump National Faith Advisory Board

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Donald Trump has named Paula White to lead a new National Faith Advisory Board that he created. White served on Trump’s personal spiritual advisory board. “A lot of things have happened, and ...

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FCA’s inspiring Fields of Faith to take place on October 13

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As millions of American schoolchildren settle back into their classrooms and their athletic programs this month, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has announced that its key peer-to-peer autumn event, Fields of Faith, ...

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In Moscow, Idaho, ‘Christian Reconstructionists’ thrive amid Evangelical turmoil

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Evangelical groups in the U.S. are facing dwindling numbers. And a messy cultural fight over the direction of the movement might serve to drive further defections. But while some of the largest Protestant denominations in ...

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Faith helps rookie Sam Ehlinger stay grounded in good times and bad

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Rookie quarterback Sam Ehlinger of the Indianapolis Colts never expected to find himself as a possible starter in his first NFL game. But he believes the adversity he already has faced has ...

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Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden left legacy of faith and football

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Bobby Bowden, the Hall of Fame college football coach who died last week, will be remembered as much for his faith as for his success on the field. Bowden coached Florida State from 1976 ...

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Ministry uses social media to reach young adults with Gospel message

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Is it possible to break through the social media clutter with a Gospel message of life in Christ? Groundwire is an evangelism ministry that works to reach youth and young adults with ...

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Jennie Finch says God is ‘so much more than’ her Olympic gold medal

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If anyone knows what it’s like to win, it’s Olympic medal winner Jennie Finch. At the height of her game, the famed right-handed softball ace was simply unbeatable. Major League Baseball All-Stars ...

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More than 30,000 men attend Promise Keepers Stadium event in Dallas

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Promise Keepers is back. More than 30,000 men attended last weekend’s conference at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. The two-day event aimed to bring a positive message that would inspire transformation and empower ...

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Phoenix Suns Coach Monty Williams perseveres to lead team to NBA finals

The Phoenix Suns have reached the finals of the NBA playoffs for the first time in nearly three decades. Many credit the leadership of Monty Williams, their Christian head coach. “The essence ...

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Poll: most believe religious freedom necessary to healthy American society

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Contrary to media narratives that say faith is becoming less important in America, a new poll finds a majority say religious freedom is “very” important to a healthy American society. In a ...

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Kansas City-based Awakening Prayer Hubs working for worldwide revival

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With the world’s spiritual crisis worsening, Awakening Prayer Hubs, a prayer movement contending for awakening and transforming revival in the nations, is transforming prayer warriors into prayer heroes in their cities. Jennifer ...

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Southern Baptist denomination sees record drop in members

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Churches in the Southern Baptist Convention lost a record 400,000 members in 2020. The Annual Church Profile report shows membership in SBC congregations declined by 435,632, more than 50 percent higher than the 287,655 ...

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Pastor beaten by Chinese police tells others, ‘hold fast to the faith’

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A Chinese pastor, beaten by police, has a message for Christians – “hold fast to the faith.” Like countless pastors across Communist China, Yang Hua of Guiyang Living Stone Church, his encouragement ...

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‘Seismic generation shift’ among Millennials over Christian faith

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Millennials are far less likely to hold Christian beliefs than previous generations.  The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University calls it a “seismic generational shift.” Its research found that this generation ...

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Millions of Christians worldwide will share their faith on ‘GO Day’

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More than 50 million Christians worldwide are expected to share their faith on the 10th anniversary of GO Day on May 29. May is GO Month, and Christians have been sharing their faith ...

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Study: Christianity grows fastest without governmental support

As governmental support for Christianity increases, the number of Christians declines significantly, according to a new study. The research was published this month in the journal Sociology of Religion. This relationship holds even when accounting ...

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New book based on LifeWay Research shows VBS is ‘Worth It’

Many of today’s American adults have fond memories of Vacation Bible School (VBS). Memories range from Bible stories and fun songs to flower-shaped cookies and Kool-Aid in Dixie cups. “It’s Worth It” ...

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May 3 seminar looks at the ‘gender revolution,’ unlocks biblical truth

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There’s a “gender revolution” taking place with huge implications for the health of children, family, education, the church and society. Recent polls show that 15% of young people now question their biological ...

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U.S. church membership drops below 50 percent for first time

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Less than half of Americans now say they belong to a house of worship, which is the lowest number since polling began in the mid-1930s. The decline is part of a continued ...

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Consider the Cross: Stories from Arab and Persian viewers of Christian television

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Across the Middle East and North Africa, people are coming to Christ as a satellite TV ministry encourages them to “Consider the Cross.” Sat-7 is a Christian satellite broadcasting ministry reaching into ...

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Kirk Cameron and his ‘100-day plan’ videos point millions towards God

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At the beginning of 2021, outspoken Christian, actor, and producer Kirk Cameron announced his 100-day plan called “American Campfire Revival,” where he prays for the restoration of our country. Cameron’s plan came ...

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