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Leading actors discuss role of spirituality in movies and television

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A long-awaited spiritual awakening in Hollywood may be on the horizon. Several leading actors shared their insights last week at the Variety Spirituality in Entertainment Breakfast, presented by Faith & Media Initiative. Rainn Wilson ...

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News coverage of Alexei Navalny’s death overlooks dissident’s strong Christian faith

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Alexei Navalny, who died under suspicious circumstances in a Russian gulag last weekend, was a man of faith. “We don’t realize how strong we actually are,” he once said. “The only thing ...

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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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Missouri Baptists raise over $900,000 to fund Great Commission

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Missouri Baptists donated more than $900,000 to state missions through the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) for the second consecutive year. MMO receipts in 2023, which are disbursed in 2024, ...

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FCA launched “24 Hours of Unbroken Prayer” today

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes today kicked off 24 hours of unbroken global prayer. The effort runs Friday, Feb. 16 through Saturday. “Prayer is a foundational component of a Christian’s spiritual walk, ...

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Impact of Asbury campus revival continues to be felt a year later

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The effects of the Asbury University campus revival continue to reverberate a year later. The outpouring started on the Wilmore, Ky., campus during a regularly scheduled chapel service in February 2023 and ...

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He Gets Us commercial kicked off conversation, which is what sponsors wanted

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The He Gets Us commercials that aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl have drawn both local and national criticism but the producer is not backing down. Jason Vanderground of BrandHaven, the marketing firm ...

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FCA launches 5-week devotional on unity featuring Dr. King

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes has released a five-week devotional series celebrating the beauty of different races and cultures that make up the unity of the Body of Christ. The project comes as the nation ...

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Patrick Mahomes, Clark Hunt give glory to God after Super Bowl victory

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For the third time in five years, Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl championship and was named MVP of the game. And once again, he and his ...

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Christian Chiefs players have priorities in order on Super Bowl Sunday

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 Although hundreds of millions of people around the world will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, Christian athletes will be playing for an audience of one. “The Washington Times” spotlighted several ...

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Asbury Revival’s Surprise for America

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We’ve prayed for revival in America for decades. But do we know what to do when it happens? It’s been one year since the revival at Asbury University in central Kentucky began ...

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Chiefs, 49ers have something in common – Christian quarterbacks

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Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers are both fierce competitors. But when they square off in the Super Bowl on Sunday, it ...

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Faith propels 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy from Mr. Irrelevant to Super Bowl starter

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Football fans can’t help but cheer for San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy (except when the 49ers play the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII on February 11.) He said he leaned on his ...

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Former Palestinian sniper says revival starting among Gazans

More than 200 Gazans recently accepted Christ, according to Taysir “Tass” Abu Saada, a former Palestinian sniper who is now a Christian and lives in the Kansas City area. “Many Muslims are ...

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Middle East war won’t stop the gospel says John Piper

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Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, God is still in control, pastor and author John Piper said in response to a question on a recent podcast. He referenced Matthew 24:5-14, in which ...

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Green Bay Packers player shares  faith, shows support for C.J. Stroud

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Christian players in the NFL are expressing support for Houston quarterback C.J. Stroud after his comments about Jesus in a postgame interview were deleted. “I’m not saying I’m on the same level ...

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Religious “nones” now outnumber all religious groups

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More Americans now identify as religiously unaffiliated than as being part of any individual religious group. More than one in four U.S. adults now identify as religiously unaffiliated, or nones, compared to ...

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Franklin Graham launching 10-city evangelism tour along southern border

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Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced plans to travel where many politicians fear to tread – the U.S.-Mexican border. He will launch a 10-city God Loves You tour in February. “We are taking ...

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NBC Sports criticized for editing Christian quarterback’s postgame comments

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NBC Sports is being criticized for editing the postgame comments of Houston Texans’ quarterback C.J. Stroud after his team’s playoff victory last weekend. The Texans defeated the Cleveland Browns, 45-14, behind his ...

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Animated children’s outreach a growing trend

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Child Evangelism Fellowship has released a new animated children’s series titled “Esther,” inspired by the biblical book. The five-part series focuses on themes such as faith, courage, prayer, grace and providence. “More ...

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Seven church trends to watch for

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Church leaders will have their hands full keeping their congregations on track while navigating unexpected twists and turns in the coming year. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary ...

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Nearly 6 in 10 Americans who made resolutions want deeper faith

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Nearly six in 10 Americans who made New Year’s resolutions want to increase their engagement in religious activities. The big question is if the church is ready. According to the CBS New/YouGov ...

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FCA celebrates banner year for leading athletes to Christ

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More than 51,000 student athletes, coaches and volunteers made decisions for Christ through the ministry of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in fiscal year 2023. “The best gift we can give and ...

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“Crazy Goat Lady” in Excelsior Springs making a difference for families around the world

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A retired woman in Excelsior Springs, Mo., doesn’t mind being known as the Crazy Goat Lady. Sharon Baker has helped dozens of families around the world over the past decade. Her vision ...

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Ministry provides hope to 65,000 prisoners this Christmas

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As Americans gather to celebrate Christmas with friends and family, it can be easy to forget the nation’s prisoners, who are not free to go home for the holidays. Good News Global ...

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