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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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Christians can take practical steps to increase their impact on today’s culture

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Christians often come up short in having a significant impact on the culture. “People don’t listen to what you say as much as what you do, and in that category, Christians are failing miserably,” said ...

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Popular rapper Daddy Yankee leaves music to share Gospel

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Although most Americans may not be familiar with Latin rapper Daddy Yankee (Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez), he has more than 100 million followers on social media. He recently announced that he is ...

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Do atheists attend church on Christmas?

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The country seems more and more divided between people of faith and those who consider themselves agnostics and atheists. Many people who are nominally religious and even agnostic may still celebrate the ...

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Doug Emhoff, husband to the Vice President, gets Chanukah story wrong

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Douglas Emhoff, the Jewish husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris whom the Biden administration often tasks with representing it at Jewish events, is being mocked on social media for a post ...

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Digital global missions empower local churches 

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The Influence Lab is changing how the church looks at missions in today’s digital age. Investing in digital missions can significantly expand a local church’s reach and impact in a multitude of ...

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National Geographic film “The Mission” tells story of murdered missionary

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“The Mission,” a new documentary film from National Geographic, shares the story of John Chau, a 26-year-old missionary who was killed by the Sentinelese tribe after he traveled to North Sentinel Island, ...

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C.J. Stroud’s faith brought him from rough background to NFL stardom 

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Quarterback C.J. Stroud of the Houston Texans not only is running away with the NFL rookie of the year award but also is being mentioned as a potential most valuable player. Stroud, ...

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“Mother of Thanksgiving” inspired Abraham Lincoln to declare national holiday

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As Americans eat turkey and watch football today, they can thank Sarah Josepha Hale, who is considered the mother of the modern Thanksgiving celebration. In 1864, the Newport, N.H., native was editor ...

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Kids find Christ through the expanding ministry of YFC

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“We pursue kids where they are, instead of expecting them to come to us,” says the CEO of Youth for Christ, Jacob Bland. “Together, through trusted relationships, we point them to Jesus, ...

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“Gotta Serve Somebody”: Bob Dylan’s spiritual journey continues to unfold

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Bob Dylan rocked the music world in 1979 when he released the iconic album “Slow Train Coming.” The singer who was the voice of his generation was writing about overt Christian themes, ...

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Arab children find hope, assurance in Christian satellite ministry

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As conflict rages across the Middle East and Africa, young Arab children are turning to the Arabic language SAT-7 for inspiration, hope, and assurance. Andrea El-Mounayer, SAT-7 KIDS Channel manager, calls the ...

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Nationwide Bring Your Bible to School Day is Thursday

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Hundreds of thousands of students across the nation are expected to participate in the annual Bring Your Bible to School Day on Thursday, Oct. 5. Participation in the event, sponsored by Focus ...

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Book excerpt: ‘Taken by Surprise’ delves into Asbury revival

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It was an ordinary chapel service on Feb. 8, 2023, in Hughes Auditorium at Asbury University. But what happened next was anything but ordinary, taking almost everyone by surprise. While most left ...

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“The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection” to begin filming in January

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The long-awaited sequent to “The Passion of the Christ” will begin filming in January 2024, according to a veteran Hollywood reporter. Jordan Ruimy of the popular entertainment website World of Reel recently reported ...

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