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‘Stop tweeting so much!’ Pope tells cloistered nuns

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The Pope has scolded nuns who live monastic lifestyles for their social media behavior–in particular how much they’ve taken to tweeting. The Holy See has told the Catholic Church’s 38,000 cloistered nuns ...

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Jennie Finch takes bold stand over ‘DWTS’ song: ‘I want to glorify God’

Olympic athlete and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Jennie Finch last week refused to perform to a popular new Janelle Monae track, ‘Make Me Feel,’ citing her Christian faith and desire to honor ...

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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES – Life Lessons from a Little One

My son and I like to build obstacle courses throughout the house. We overturn chairs, move furniture, repurpose pillows and clutter the floors with whatever large objects we can find. But the ...

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The Creation of Hope: My journey through the darkness of mental illness

By Mark Brenneman May is Mental Health month in America, and what better time to look at the positive side of those that struggle with mental illness. There is so much negative ...

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Sight & Sound’s ‘JESUS’ drawing crowds

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The first time someone invited me to a Sight & Sound Bible-based theatrical production – which would have required flying across the country and taking time away from my regular life – ...

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Ancient hiding place for Christians found in Syria

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Archaeologists have found a secret passageway where early Christians used when hiding to escape Roman persecution. Islamic State militants once occupied Manbij, Syria, where this hiding place was discovered, never realizing they ...

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Pence’s surprising admission: Trump opening meetings in prayer

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In an interview Friday with a Christian cable network, Vice President Pence made a startling revelation. The president is the one who encourages each meeting begin with prayer. Pence, who has previously ...

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“There is revival in the LGBT community,” says Pulse nightclub survivor who accepted Christ

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Luis Ruiz heard the gunshots, smelled the gun powder, and felt sheer terror as a muslim gunman brutally mowed down 49 people inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL in June ...

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Christian leaders praise historic move by Trump to protect religious freedoms

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Christian leaders are reacting positively to news that President Donald Trump is unveiling a new White House plan to protect religious freedom and to work more closely with the faith community. The ...

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People who left LGBT lifestyle to rally in Washington

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Former lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women,  including an Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting survivor, will gather in the nation’s capital for a worship event next weekend. They plan to proclaim ...

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Church shooting survivors invited to White House prayer service

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Members of the Texas church where 26 people lost their lives in November have been personally invited to visit the White House this week. President Donald Trump personally invited the survivors to the ...

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NFL Cheerleader Claims She Was Discriminated Against for Her Faith and Virginity

A former cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins has filed a legal complaint, claiming she was discriminated against by both the NFL and her team for her Christian faith and commitment to virginity until ...

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What do Americans believe about God?

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9 in 10 Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.    A new Pew Research Center survey of more than 4,700 U.S. ...

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Unity is theme for National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3

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The public is invited to area observances May 3 for the National Day of Prayer. Local events are being sponsored by the Citywide Prayer Movement and include morning, noon, and evening events so the ...

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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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