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How compromised pastors are contributing to our cultural rot

A new poll finds that just 4% of executive pastors have a biblical worldview. Has the church now become compromised? For many years, I have stated that a major reason America is ...

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Sri Lanka devolves into chaos with food shortages, curfew

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The world could be at the initial stages of a massive food crisis, say economists. Shortages of fertilizer for farmers, the inability of Ukraine to export crops and record fuel prices are ...

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Leader of gang that kidnapped 17 missionaries in Haiti is charged

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The leader of a violent gang that kidnapped 16 American Missionaries in Haiti has been charged by the U.S. Justice Department. One Canadian was also kidnapped. Germine Joly is accused of leading ...

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Michael W. Smith records song in support of Ukraine relief efforts

Singer Michael W. Smith was devastated to learn about the ongoing atrocities committed by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. “I just can’t comprehend how somebody can just go in and just ...

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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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Pat Robertson’s wife and ministry partner dies at 94 after lifetime of sharing the gospel

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Dede Robertson, the wife of Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson, died on April 19 at her home in Virginia Beach, Va., at age 94. “My mom was a rock,” her daughter ...

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IRS backlog affects churches, ministries, leaving donors in the dark

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As the filing deadline nears, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service continues to experience delays in processing last year’s tax returns. Millions of tax returns and filings are still backlogged, including those in ...

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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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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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CU Rise campaign is Good News for Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other Ivy League schools

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Christian students at ten of the nation’s most influential universities are being challenged to share the gospel more boldly, strategically, and frequently than ever. The effort is called “CU Rise,” and is ...

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Mission trip inspired Nelli Kiim to launch a shoe brand to help impoverished

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Nelli Kim walked wordlessly through the filthy streets of Mumbai’s infamous red-light district. Barefoot children chased each other past piles of trash while women stared impassively past the bars in open windows. ...

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Wife of author Randy Alcorn loses battle with cancer

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Nanci Alcorn, the wife of Christian author Randy Alcorn, has died. “Nanci is with Jesus,” Alcorn wrote of his wife Nanci, who died of colon cancer. “So happy for her. Sad for ...

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Conservative Southern Baptists nominate leaders to battle wokeness in denomination

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A group of Southern Baptists are nominating conservative leaders to address concerns about a growing woke culture in the denomination. They support Pastor Tom Ascol, president of Founders Ministries and the Institute ...

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FCA supports Ukrainian members stranded in Kansas City after war broke out

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Thirty Ukrainian members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes are stranded in Kansas City after their country was invaded while they attended an FCA conference in San Antonio last month. The organization ...

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Missouri couple helps 30 orphan children escape Ukraine

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A Springfield couple, who adopted a daughter from Ukraine eight years ago, have helped 30 children escape from the war-torn nation. The Farrells purchased a bus for an orphanage that they partner ...

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Hillsong Church founder resigns in wake of sexual allegations

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The embattled founder of Hillsong Church has resigned following revelations that two women made serious complaints of misconduct against him in the past decade “We would like to advise you that Pastor Brian Houston ...

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Contrary to social media attacks, megachurches reaching out to help Ukraine

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U.S. megachurches are providing funds and supplies to help Ukrainians, despite liberal attacks on social media, according to “The Christian Post.” PolitiFact took aim at widely shared posts on Facebook and Twitter that combine ...

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Christian NBA player donating salary to build hospital in his native country

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At a time when professional sports owners and players fight over millions of dollars, one NBA player is focused on helping others. Bismack Biyombo is pledging to donate his entire $1.3 million ...

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How some food donation hurts people

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A major problem with how food donation currently works in the United States is that a lot of the calories in those boxes and bags come from items that aren’t particularly healthy, such ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship on the ground In Ukraine with help for refugee children

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Children may be the forgotten victims of the ongoing war in Ukraine. All but 12 of 69 Child Evangelism Fellowship workers have remained to help. Half are sheltering in place, and the ...

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Churches in Jefferson City and elsewhere giving away free gas to help those in need

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Churches across the nation are helping those less fortunate by providing free gas as prices soar. The Missouri Western Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Evangelism Department of the Church of God in Christ raised ...

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Southern Baptists launch own version of popular online game Wordle to promote annual meeting

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The Southern Baptist Convention has launched its own daily word game following the overnight success of Wordle. “We’re always looking for unique ways to promote engagement around the annual meeting,” Jonathan Howe, ...

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Former Vice President Pence, wife visit Ukraine with Samaritan’s Purse

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Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, traveled to Ukraine last week to lend their support and encourage refugees. They visited the Ukraine-Poland border, where Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s ...

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Christian young adults give more than non-Christian peers, study finds

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Christian adults aged 40 or younger donate three times as much money as non-Christians over the course of a year, a new study finds. “The study showed Christian young adults share more ...

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NASCAR team helps Samaritan’s Purse rev up support for war victims in Ukraine

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A popular NASCAR auto racing team joined forces with Samaritan’s Purse to help victims of the war in Ukraine. Hendrick Motorsports donated $302,000 to the relief effort after its four-car team led ...

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