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Astronaut Victor Glover takes bible and faith onboard SpaceX

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Astronaut Victor Glover journeyed on a SpaceX rocket this week for a six-month stint in outer space, saying his Christian faith will help him throughout this huge assignment. Glover recently discussed his ...

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Bible Gateway sponsoring free online Bible study with David Jeremiah

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2020 has been packed with anxiety-producing challenges and hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and more; and it’s not over yet. Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, ...

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Church attendance has dropped during pandemic, according to ‘2020 State of the Bible’ report

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The ongoing pandemic and limits on group size has taken a toll on church attendance, a study by the American Bible Society and the Barna Group found. According to the “2020 State of ...

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‘I felt God that day,’ says prodigal Josh Colwell of the moment his life changed

During his developmental years, Josh Colwell fell into alcoholism, crystal methamphetamine addiction, and gang life, which involved more than a decade as a member of a motorcycle “club.” “We called it a ...

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It took a pandemic to change my perspective

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Author and Emmy Award nominated Craig Syracusa writes about how the pandemic has changed the perspective of many people, including him. Syracusa hosts the TV show “Walk in Faith” and was recognized ...

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Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw gives glory to God for World Series championship

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Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers has long been one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, but a World Series championship has always eluded him – until this year. ...

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John Woolman: The conscientious Quaker who paved the way for abolition

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This week marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Woolman, a humanitarian who played a central role in the abolition of slavery. I regard him as a John the Baptist ...

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Sean Fuecht and ‘Let Us Worship’ event coming to Kansas City

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Kansas City will host the “Let Us Worship” event with Sean Fuecht Saturday, October 17, from 5-8 p.m., at Mill Creek Park at the entry-way to the Plaza. In his own words, ...

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Political conservatives and moderates more likely than liberals to pray

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More than 160 million adult Americans pray each week, according to a new survey by the non-partisan Presidential Prayer team. In the general public, nearly half of all adults claims to pray ...

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Milestone: Complete Bible now available in more than 700 languages

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The entire Bible now has been translated into more than 700 languages, with more than 5.7 billion people having both the Old and New Testaments available in their native tongues. “Every time ...

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‘God showing up’ – Youth For Christ replaces loneliness with hope in juvenile detention centers

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“I was totally lost, really hopeless and ashamed of what I was doing with my life. I was in a hopeless spot at a time where I didn’t really care what happened ...

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Prayer echoes through Washington as march and rally fills National Mall

Thousands of Christians from across the nation gathered for prayer and rally at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday. Estimates put the number at anywhere between 10,000 and 20,000 people. ...

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Kansas City Awakening March to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

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“Join your Christian brothers and sisters to cry out for God to bring a spiritual awakening in our city, nation, and the world!” is the call of Bishop John Birmingham. Birmingham and ...

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Old Testament practice of gleaning still helps feed the hungry

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The Old Testament practice of allowing gleaning of harvested fields was used to take care of the poor. It has become more common during the Covid pandemic, even as it eases across ...

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Movie ‘Fatima’ takes faith seriously, even if some viewers may not agree

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The new movie Fatima, which hit theaters this week, is a well-crafted, reverent and quite provocative piece of filmmaking. It reminds us that miracles are real and that, yes, suffering is, too. ...

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One in five evangelicals believe gender identity is a choice

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Evangelicals who believe in biblical teaching about gender may have their work cut out for them. A recent survey from Ligonier Ministries shows that 22 percent of U.S. evangelical Christians agree with ...

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Patrick Mahomes’ mother credits faith for keeping her grounded

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Church has always been important to Randi Mahomes, the mother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But during those turbulent, fast-paced years of professional baseball, she’d largely stopped going, until Pat’s ...

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Late actor Chadwick Boseman frequently shared his Christian faith

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Actor Chadwick Boseman, perhaps best known for playing the title role of “Black Panther,” recently died at age 43 after a battle with colon cancer. From the impression he left on a ...

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Lockdowns and mask laws hit world’s poor the hardest

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Around the world, government lockdowns have disproportionately affected the poor. One inequity that has been exposed is unequal access to a mask which, in many cases, are required with the risk of ...

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Half of American adults believe Jesus was only a great teacher

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Fifty-two percent of American adults believe that Jesus was a great teacher and nothing more. Ligonier Ministries’ biennial State of Theology survey provides key findings on what Americans think about God, truth, ...

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Roma Gypsies in revival: ‘We have never seen anything like it!’

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Across Slovakia’s countryside, castles have dominated the landscape for a thousand years, boasting of power, wealth, and luxury. At their feet, sleepy villages rest in lush valleys. Small chapels marked by crosses ...

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At convention, Trump pardons Jon Ponder who founded prison ministry

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Former bank robber and now Christian ministry founder Jon Ponder was pardoned by President Donald Trump on the second night of the Republican National Convention. The emotional moment came as the President ...

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Bipartisan network of Christian groups launches police reform initiative

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A network of more than a dozen Christian groups is launching an initiative to address police reform. The Prayer & Action Justice Initiative — bringing together Black, Hispanic and Asian organizations along with groups ...

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NFL coach John Harbaugh on COVID sports coping

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought global lifestyle changes, and athletes are not immune. Personal identity, control, and security can all become scrambled in chaotic times. Super-Bowl-winning coach John Harbaugh explains how he’s ...

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Pope appoints six women to previously all male financial council

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Financial decisions in the Vatican will now be overseen by a group including six women appointed to the council by Pope Francis. The council was previously comprised of all men. The head ...

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