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Left wants Franklin Graham fired over Trump support

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Franklin Graham is again a target of the cancel culture. More than 22,000 people have signed a petition calling for Graham to be fired from his leading roles at the Christian humanitarian ...

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Promises Keepers launches virtual men’s marriage conference

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Promise Keepers wants to strengthen marriages with a new online marriage conference. The news comes as a Wall Street Journal article shed some light on the extreme pressures at work on marriages ...

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Pro-life hero Joe Scheidler leaves lasting legacy

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An icon in the pro-life movement passed away Monday, Jan. 18. Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League, was 93. Scheidler was considered a hero to the pro-life movement for his ...

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Giving Tuesday sees more than $2.5 billion raised

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Some 35 million Americans gave a total of $2.5 billon on Giving Tuesday to causes of all kinds, including $808 million in donations made online. Donations increased overall by 25% from the ...

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Pastors now more skittish to preach on race

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Pastors seem more reluctant to address issues of race in their congregations today than four years ago. According to a LifeWay Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon ...

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Ministry brings hope to Russians like Nadia, who lost her son in terrorist attack

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Nadia will never forget the day terrorists stormed a local school in her hometown and took nearly 1,200 children and adults hostage. When the siege in Beslan, Russia, ended two days later ...

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Local agencies seek solutions to help homeless

Local agencies that serve the homeless are bracing for a challenging start to the new year. The $900 billion congressional stimulus bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 27 ...

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FCA announces ‘Pursue’ is 2021 ministry theme

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes is urging athletes to move from state of uncertainty to a position of confidence as they move into the new year. “It is important that we continue exercising ...

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New podcast series from R.C. Sproul now available

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Just in time for the new year, Ligonier Ministries is releasing a new podcast titled “Ultimately with R.C. Sproul.” It features classic teaching moments from Sproul, who died in 2017. It also ...

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Christian leaders condemn violence in Washington, D.C.

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Christian leaders from across the nation are condemning Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. “This mob attack on our Capitol and our Constitution is immoral, unjust, dangerous and inexcusable,” tweeted Dr. Russell ...

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Scotland closes all churches in latest lockdowns

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As of Wednesday, church buildings across Scotland have been shuttered as part of the latest government lockdowns. The restriction, expected to last for “at least four weeks,” affects all of the mainland, ...

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Wycliffe using tablets to help believers translate the Bible

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Wycliffe Associates, one of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, is using computer tablets to develop new languages. In regions where Christians risk intense persecution and even death because of their faith, ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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Legacy of Reinhard Bonnke: Ministry passes 80 million salvations

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When Reinhard Bonnke moved his family to the tiny Kingdom of Lesotho on the southern tip of Africa in 1967, he often struggled with small evangelistic meetings and meager results. Today, more ...

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College student finds there is no mercy in today’s cancel culture

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It is one thing when, as an adult, you are held accountable for the choices you make, especially if you are unrepentant. It is another thing when, as a new college student, ...

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Smuggling Bibles into North Korea stopped by Covid, new law

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Since Covid caused the closure of the border between South and North Korea, Christian groups are finding it impossible to smuggle bibles to the north. Now that difficulty may be enshrined in ...

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Church distributes more than 40,000 Christmas meals

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Christmas was brighter for many Joplin, Mo. families, thanks to volunteers at Hope City Church, who packed meals for those less fortunate. “In a season where it can be easy to give ...

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Popular Christian radio host Dawson McAllister dies

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Dawson McAllister, whose call-in program for teens and young adults, “Dawson McAllister Live!” was one of the most popular longtime radio programs on Christian radio and Top 40 secular radio, died last week. ...

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Christian leaders agree lawsuits between believers should be avoided

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Although 82 percent of evangelical leaders said that 1 Corinthians 6:1–8 does not forbid all civil lawsuits between Christians, they also indicated that lawsuits should not be the typical way a Christian ...

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Franklin Graham thanks President Trump, prays for his future

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History will remember President Trump favorably, evangelist Franklin Graham said. “President Trump will go down in history as one of the great presidents of our nation, bringing peace and prosperity to millions ...

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Grandson of Billy Graham will stream Christmas outreach Sunday

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Evangelist Will Graham will hold his final online evangelistic outreach of 2020, titled “Christmas with Will Graham: An Online Celebration,” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. Broadcasting live from the Billy ...

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Government restrictions on religious freedom reach highest level since 2007, study finds

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Government restrictions on religious freedom in 2018 were at the highest level they have been since 2007, according to a study by Pew Research. “We look at this religious freedom foundational right ...

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Ruling on church restrictions applauded as win for freedom

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Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court decision this week that blocked enforcement of Nevada’s pandemic-related restrictions on churches because they treat various secular events and businesses “significantly better” than worship ...

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Colorado restrictions on religious gatherings

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The U.S. Supreme Court continues to side with churches that are challenging overreaching state restrictions. On Tuesday, the court ruled in favor of a Colorado church that sued Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. ...

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National Cathedral will toll bells 300 times in memory of COVID-19 victims

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The bells of Washington’s National Cathedral will toll 300 times on Tuesday in memory of the 300,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. Cathedral Dean the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith said ...

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