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How Christians can help shape the broader culture, not just their own

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when Christians imitate culture or some popular movements, the results are often not very flattering. I’m evangelical, and there are many flattering things ...

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Bible reading among Americans hits all-time low

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Half of Americans believe the Bible includes “everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life.” Nevertheless, many of them don’t bother reading it. Bible reading and usage are at ...

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Faith changed the lives of Kansas Jayhawks teammates

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Several Christian players played a role in the Kansas Jayhawks defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the NCAA basketball national championship this week. For them, faith made a difference even ...

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VIDEO: Russia destroying the great cathedrals and churches of Ukraine

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Kyiv, a classic and beautiful history-filled European city is also the spiritual heart of Ukraine. Russia knows that and is wiping out the country’s great cathedrals that, until now, have stood as ...

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“Cheers” star Kelsey Grammer joins cast of upcoming “Jesus Revolution” movie

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Kelsey Grammer, best known for his roles in “Frasier” and “Cheers,” has been cast as Pastor Chuck Smith in the upcoming film “Jesus Revolution.” “Jesus has been a profound influence in my ...

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“Duck Dynasty” star warns about dangers of cancel culture

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Phil Robertson, the star of “Duck Dynasty,” understands the dangers of cancel culture from his own experience. Robertson, who released his new book, “Uncanceled: Finding Meaning and Peace in a Culture of Accusations, ...

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Rams and Bengals coaches, players: two stories of faith

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While the LA Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday night’s Super Bowl, some players and coaches kept a faith over football perspective leading up to the game. Cincinnati Head Coach Zach ...

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7 encouraging trends in Christianity for 2022

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The news for persecuted Christians looks grim this year with an increase in persecution expected. But there are encouraging trends that bode well for the church. As we go about our daily ...

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Tim Keller tweets support for Stephen Colbert and his talk of faith

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Although late-night host Stephen Colbert is not known as a fan of Christianity, he did talk about his faith recently on “The Late Show.”  “Does your faith and your comedy ever overlap? ...

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Number of atheists worldwide not keeping pace with religious growth

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The number of religious people worldwide is increasing faster than the number of atheists, new research found. Lifeway Research has identified “7 Encouraging Trends of Global Christianity in 2022” based on data collected by ...

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In ‘The Stranger in a Lifeboat,’ Mitch Albom asks what it takes to believe

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REVIEW:  “The Stranger in a Lifeboat” by Mitch Albom.  What would you do if you encountered God, seemingly the same as any other person, and He offered to save your life as ...

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Ministry turns to social media to reach younger generations for Christ

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Popular social media channels were used to lead nearly 200,000 young people to Christ last year by Groundwire, which ministers to Millennials and Generation Z youth. “We’re not going after the atheists,” ...

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“Grief comes in waves,” says Kevin McKeehan (TobyMac) on death of son

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Christian artist TobyMac talked recently about the deep grief he suffered after his eldest son, Truett McKeehan, died of a drug overdose in 2019. The singer, whose real name is Kevin McKeehan, ...

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Tim Tebow challenges Christians to find and live out their “micro-mission” for God

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Although all Christians have the same macro-mission to love God and others, he also gives each believer a micro-mission designed just for them, Tim Tebow said at the recent Passion Conference. “Every ...

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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Jesus made me a better husband, father

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the past two decades. Amid speculation that he plans to retire after this season, he ...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes distributed 200,000 Bibles in 2021

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is based in Kansas City, handed out more than 200,000 Bibles in 2021. “I believe one of the reasons God continues to bless the Fellowship of ...

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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young shares his faith after winning Heisman Trophy

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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young won this year’s Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football. He quickly gave credit where it belongs. “First and foremost, I’d like to thank my Lord ...

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“God is working in my life,” says quarterback Cam Newton

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Quarterback Cam Newton credited God for his success after returning to his original NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Last week, he led the team to a victory over the Arizona Cardinals “I ...

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How ‘living memorials’ help service members remember fallen comrades

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Memorials can be especially meaningful for those processing their experiences and remembering those they lost, and physically represent the emotional weight they carry every day. On Veterans Day, people across America thanked ...

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Raiders’ Derek Carr shares God’s love with former teammate responsible for deadly crash

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Derek Carr, quarterback of the Las Vegas Raiders and a committed Christian, is reaching out to a teammate who caused a fatal car crash. Receiver Henry Ruggs II, who was released by ...

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Living out our humanity: an invitation from Jesus

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Driving by a deserted storefront, I did a double-take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. Someone’s meager belongings. An empty cart. A lump of humanity huddled under a blanket. In ...

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Atheist scientists defend religion against vicious attacks from peers

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Distrust of atheists is strong in the United States. The General Social Survey consistently demonstrates that as a group, Americans dislike atheists more than any other religious group. According to various studies, nearly half ...

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World Series hometown hero gives credit to God in postgame interview

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The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night to win the World Series. Fittingly, Atlanta native Dansby Swanson fielded the game-ending ground ball. “Destiny, I guess,” Swanson said. “The ...

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Most popular Christian Facebook pages are fake

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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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