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British minister warns of dangers of progressive Christianity

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Deacon Calvin Robinson, a Free Church of England minister, says progressivism is the greatest threat facing the western church. He argues that the term “progressive Christian” is an oxymoron and said 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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Pastors should avoid this during sermons

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Kids do say the darndest things, and with decades of pulpit experience, the Rev. Joe McKeever has learned that these revelatory remarks about sermons often happen just after church. In one case, ...

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Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers trusts God

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The Texas Longhorns, who pulled away from the Kansas Jayhawks for a 40 to 14 win on Saturday, have reasserted themselves as one of the best teams in college football. Much of ...

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Help for churches readying for ‘Pastor Appreciation’ month

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Pastor Appreciation Month, which is marked each October, is here. The Easy as 1-2-3 Program from the National Association of Evangelicals helps churches encourage and equip Christians to tangibly show and share ...

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Has the boyhood home of Jesus been confirmed?

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The Biblical Archaeology Society is updating information released in 2020. Scholars and archaeologists have known about the excavation site under the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth since 1887. It wasn’t until ...

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Decline in church attendance tied to lack of healthy marriages, fathers in home

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The decline in healthy marriages and the role of fathers is leading directly to fewer people in church, according to a new survey by Communio, a nonprofit organization. The survey found that ...

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“I confessed my hypocrisy” admits Max Lucado about alcohol

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Pastor and author Max Lucado admits he once turned to alcohol to help him deal with the stress of ministry. “The staff needed me. The pulpit required me. The publisher was counting ...

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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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Gov. Parson proclaims September as Jewish American Heritage Month in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson last week proclaimed September as Jewish American Heritage Month in the state. “Missouri’s own Harry S. Truman was the first world leader to officially recognize Israel as a legitimate Jewish ...

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“Momo” is An Inspirational Thriller of Healing Bonds Amidst Terror

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“Momo,” plunges readers into a gripping tale that intertwines legends, terror, and redemption. This captivating story not only unveils the terrifying legend of MOMO, the “Missouri Monster,” but also explores the intricacies ...

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Promise Keepers finds cancel culture in the church

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Promise Keepers is finding that cancel culture exists even in the church. The organization, which holds men’s rallies in stadiums nationwide, has seen several scheduled events at churches and other venues canceled ...

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I promised these Korean women I would share their plea

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As my wife Anita and I were taking photos outside the White House on Monday, we noticed several Korean women among the protesters.  Our eyes met and we exchanged pleasant smiles but ...

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Navigating the complexities of parenting an adult child

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I have heard many parents say that transitioning to being the parent of an adult is the hardest parenting transition of all. It’s a stage that often catches parents off guard, leaving ...

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Revival on Auburn campus leads to spontaneous lake baptisms

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The revival that started at Asbury University last year and spread to other campuses has now reached Auburn University in Alabama. Thousands of students recently packed the school’s Neville Arena for worship ...

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Nikki Haley calls for return to faith during Iowa event

Presidential candidate Nikki Haley had a simple solution for the nation’s problems during a faith and family event in Iowa last weekend. “We’ve lost that faith in God, faith in the American ...

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Football coach who won SCOTUS prayer case resigns to advocate for religious freedom

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Coach Joe Kennedy, who took his fight to pray after high school football games all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, was reinstated as an assistant at Bremerton (Wash.) High School. ...

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Missouri’s Child Evangelism Fellowship aims to reach 100 million each year

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Most people are never more receptive to hearing the gospel than when they are children. Yet, evangelism aimed at children is often overlooked. “One of the most beautiful passages in the Bible ...

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Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah kicks off 10 days of High Holy days leading to Yom Kippur

Friday was the first day of Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the High Holy days in the Jewish calendar. High Holy days will continue for 10 days, ending with Yom ...

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Colorado Coach Deion Sanders thanks God after shocking upset victory

Colorado Coach Deion Sanders shocked the college football world earlier this month when his Buffaloes upset heavily favored TCU. “Thank you, Jesus,” he said in a nationally televised postgame interview, he stated. ...

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At music conference, pushback against megachurch takeover of music

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We may be seeing a cultural church shift against megachurch control over Sunday music. The crowds seen buzzing last week outside the Bridgestone Arena, a regular host to the NCAA basketball tournament ...

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Deliverance gone awry: Nigerian woman accidentally set on fire

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A Nigerian woman suffered severe burns when a pastor doused her in perfume and lit a candle during an attempted deliverance ceremony. Sukura Owodunni, a 21-year-old woman, was set ablaze by Pastor ...

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Steps leading to biblical Pool of Siloam excavated

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When Anita and I host tours to Israel, one of our favorite sites to take guests is the Pool of Siloam. Here is a location we can definitively say, “Jesus walked here.” ...

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Pandemic had both positive, negative effects on churches, research finds

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Although the pandemic is over, churches are still trying to understand its long-term impact. A comprehensive report from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research documents many of the positives and negatives. On ...

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