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    List of worst countries for religious freedom released

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    A new report lists the worst countries for religious persecution. The 2018 report was released this week and calls out 16 countries by name with the moniker “Countries of Particular Concern” and recommends they ...

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    Barbara Bush’s last words to son Jeb revealed

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    First lady Barbara Bush used her last words with son Jeb Bush to talk about Jesus Christ before she died last week. “Jeb, I believe in Jesus and he is my savior,” she ...

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    Rare mosaic of St. Andrew returned to its Cyprus home

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    A rare 6th century mosaic depicting the St. Andrew that was taken from a looted church in Cyprus’ breakaway north has been returned after four decades, the head of the island nation’s ...

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    Is your church more or less biblical because of size?

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    A seminary professor recently tackled the long-debated question of whether megachurches are biblical, pointing out that there are some key non-negotiable principles that every church needs to follow. “The real question is ...

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    Tim Tebow hitting a homerun on and off the baseball diamond

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    Tim Tebow doesn’t seem to be slowing down after hitting a homerun in his first minor league baseball game of the spring season. “It was just one day. One opportunity – the ...

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    Chinese imprisonment of pastor is part of plan for world domination

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    On March 5, 2017, police arrested Cao San-Qiang (John Cao), a Chinese pastor known for his work among Myanmar’s poor. Authorities charged Pastor Cao with “organizing illegal crossings of national borders.” Pastor ...

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    Pastor Fred Hollomon, former Chaplain of the Kansas State Senate, Remembered

    Fred Hollomon, a Southern Baptist pastor who served as Senate chaplain in Topeka for over 33 years, died February 13, 2018 at his home in Lawrence after a long battle with Alzheimer’s ...

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    Gracia Burnham hated herself more than her terrorist captors

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    During her long captivity in the dense Philippine jungle, Kansan Gracia Burnham came to realize she hated herself. “The hardest thing for me was seeing myself for what I really was. When ...

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    Tragic loss began “I Can Only Imagine” actor’s journey into film

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    To the surprise of many, the sleeper hit of the Spring has been “I Can Only Imagine.” The film opened at #3 across the nation and has since grossed over $70 million–beating ...

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    City of Topeka and Shawnee County declare war on human trafficking

    The Shawnee County Commission, at their meeting on April 5, voted to approve a resolution “declaring war” on human trafficking. The City of Topeka’s governing body had voted 9-0 on April 3 ...

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    Church pays off medical debts of 4,000 families

    A Texas church has paid off the medical debt of over 4,000 families within a 20-mile radius of each of its five campuses. Total debt paid off? $10.5 million. Stephen Hayes, senior ...

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    Did a volcano bury ancient Christian writings?

    Have archaeologists discovered the earliest mentions of Jesus which were buried by a famous volcano? Mount Vesuvius was responsible for the destruction of the Pompeii and Herculaneum on August 24, 79 AD and ...

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    Bus driver gives confidence to little girl who lost her mom to cancer

    A bus driver has stepped in to braid a little girl’s hair after the girl’s mom died of a rare disease. The 11-year-old girl in Utah now has a newfound sense of ...

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    Legendary rocker Alice Cooper credits Jesus for cure

    Thirty-seven years ago, Alice Cooper awoke throwing up blood. “Everything that could go wrong was shutting down inside of me,” the legendary rocker recalled. “I was drinking with Jim Morrison and Jimi ...

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    Priscilla Shirer simulcast at area churches April 28

    Just off her performance in this Spring’s Christian blockbuster movie “I Can Only Imagine”, Priscilla Shirer is still planting seeds as the weather warms up. Shirer, a New York Times best-selling author ...

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    Is this Jesus? First 3D image of Shroud of Turin released

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    An Italian professor has created a 3D image of of the man on the Shroud of Turin, claiming that it is the “precise image of what Jesus looked like on this earth.” ...

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    Navy draws the line: atheist cannot be a chaplain

    The United States Navy has rejected application of atheist to serve as a chaplain. Forty-five House members and 22 Senators sent a letter to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Admiral John Richardson ...

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    Do we really have to love everyone?

    “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? The unsaved do that… But love your enemies and do good and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your ...

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    Was Jesus a hippie?

    The question “Was Jesus a hippie pacifist?” may seem to be a thought given to frivolity, but this attempt to self-identify with the Nazarene is pervasive in many different and varying ideologies. ...

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    The Other Holy Land: My Journey Across Jordan

    The sun set behind the glowing amber hills of Wadi Rum in Jordan. It’s a vast and ancient desert that stretches across the Arabian Peninsula. We rounded a mountain-sized outcropping of stone ...

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    4 ways to make Sunday a true day of rest

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    Once upon a time, says Dr. Matthew Sleeth, author of 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life, you couldn’t even make purchases on a Sunday because it was considered the day society ...

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    Dramatic Truth production explores negative thoughts on the mind

    What happens when a free mind encounters negative thoughts for the first time? In the new dance production The Forest Inside, a young girl opens the door of her forest to a ...

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    Man behind Chiefs mascot mask testifies at Prayer Breakfast

    Before the Apostle Paul could write a substantial portion of the New Testament, God had to get his attention in a dramatic way on the road to Damascus. Dan Meers, the man who ...

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    Billy Graham diaries, notes on famous people to be released

    What did Billy Graham really think about Barack Obama and the Pope? We will know March 19 when archival collections are released by the Billy Graham Center Archives. The diaries and letters ...

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    Steven Curtis Chapman: ‘Trust God’ Through Tragedy

    The career of contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman has spanned 30 years, marked by success and tragedy. The Paducah, Ky., native is the recipient of five Grammys and the most Dove ...

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