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Annual Summer camp for at-risk kids may not happen if volunteers are not found

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A life-changing summer camp for disadvantaged kids may not happen for lack of volunteers. For decades City Union Mission in Kansas City has provided a free camp to low-income children across the ...

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Iranian Christian explains the plight of women

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Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honor killings” of women, including one woman believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé discusses ...

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Case of praying coach could be decided soon by Supreme Court

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While attention is on attacks and threats against the U.S. Supreme Court over a possible decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, another decision could come within weeks and it involves a ...

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Mothers and Mother’s Day: the real story

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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Former church buildings finding new life as breweries

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As the number of small breweries nationwide increases, some owners are finding homes in unexpected places. While controversial, it’s part of a trend of new uses for abandoned houses of worship. The ...

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Mayor Quinton Lucas to pray at local National Day of Prayer event

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will join the National Day of Prayer service on the Country Club Plaza at Noon today. The gathering will take place at the JC Nichols fountain. Lucas ...

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Kansas City-area National Day of Prayer events and prayer guide

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Americans will gather Thursday, May 5, for the annual National Day Of Prayer. The region will host both in-person and virtual gatherings. See the list below as well as a full prayer ...

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Magic Johnson thanks God for being with him through highs and lows

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Former NBA star Earvin “Magic” Johnson has experienced the highs of winning championships to the lows of being diagnosed as HIV positive. Through it all, he has learned to trust God. “Faith ...

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Leading artists will perform on broadcast from National Day of Prayer in Washington

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Christian singers Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Matthew West will be among the featured performers in a National Day of Prayer broadcast on May 5 from Washington D.C. Pray.com and the National Day ...

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Elohim reigns in the face of evil and injustice

Elohim, the God of the Bible says of Himself, “. . . for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the ...

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Large Methodist Church in Oklahoma disaffiliates from denomination over doctrinal issues

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The controversy dividing the United Methodist Church continues as a large congregation in Tulsa changed its name. Asbury United Methodist Church is now officially called Asbury Church, the megachurch said in a statement on ...

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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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“We can’t just sit here.” How Russian Americans are helping Ukrainians

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In Alaska, A Russian-Speaking Church Becomes A Hub For Helping Ukrainians. An elevated cross reaches toward the blue sky at a nondescript corner of Alaska’s largest city. Viewed from the right vantage ...

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National Faith at Work Summit in Kansas City April 28, 29

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“We’re in a culture war that continues to undermine our Christian faith in the workplace,” states Mike Willich, Director of Network Engagement with Unconventional Business Network (UBN). Willich is one of a ...

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What Was In Jeremy’s Egg?

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The Easter story of Jeremy’s egg has touched millions since the story was told. Jeremy was born with a twisted body and slow mind. At the age of 12 he was still ...

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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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“I’m trying to glorify God,” says Masters champion Scottie Scheffler

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Golfer Scottie Scheffler seemingly came out of nowhere this year to earn the No. 1 ranking in the world. On Sunday, he won the prestigious Masters tournament. In a news conference after ...

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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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“Build My Life” ranked as top worship song last year

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“Build My Life” by Pat Barrett was the most popular worship song of 2021, according to research by Faithlife. The church technology company reviewed 2.7 million songs that churches sang and 91,000 ...

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Faithlife TV is for Christians interested in ‘digging into Scripture’

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For most streaming services, entertainment is the primary goal. Think Amazon Prime or even YouTube. Then there’s Faithlife TV Plus. It’s a relatively new streaming service that – yes – wants to ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 15. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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“This is misisonary work”: Tar Heels coach Davis puts faith above basketball

North Carolina basketball coach Hubert Davis was excited to have his team in last weekend’s Final Four, but sports are not the most important thing in his life. Davis, who is in ...

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Church attendance has plateaued even as COVID restrictions disappear

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Church attendance nationwide has leveled off as more congregations have lifted COVID-19 meeting restrictions and safety precautions, according to a Pew Research Center study. In July 2020, a few months after the ...

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‘May God make a miracle’: Millions flee Ukraine with prayers for war’s end

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A 17-year-old refugee took a stroll down a main thoroughfare after escaping the shelling in his hometown of Zhtomyr, Ukraine. During a casual walk through an older part of the city, the ...

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5 Passover movies not to miss this month

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Passover is observed each year by the Jewish community to remember and celebrate the exodus of the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt. Also known as Pesach, Passover is a major Jewish ...

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