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Christians stand with Israel on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The world will pause today to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust during ‘World War II. Scott Phillips is the CEO of Passages, which helps Christian college students experience ...

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Saying its mission is accomplished, conservative Methodist group shuts down

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The Confessing Movement, a lay-led conservative Christian movement that pushed back against the influence of liberalism and progressivism in the United Methodist Church, has shut down in reaction to the recent launch ...

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Love Beyond Christmas: The Salvation Army seeks year-round donations

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Inflation soared to historic highs this year, drastically affecting the ability of nearly 92 million Americans to afford the cost of living and basic needs such as rent, mortgage, utilities, gas and ...

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Trump: evangelical leaders ‘disloyal’ for lack of 2024 support

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Former President Donald Trump is criticizing evangelical leaders for not yet endorsing him for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. “I don’t really care, it’s a sign of disloyalty,” he told David Brody, ...

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Persecution of Christians around the world will surge in 2023

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The 2022 report from the Open Doors organization says “persecution of Christians has reached the highest levels” since it began accumulating data for its annual “World Watch List” three decades ago. Hostile ...

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Televangelist Jesse Duplantis again criticized for dubious theology

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Longtime televangelist Jesse Duplantis is back in the news for his questionable theology. He has been accused of preaching heresy this week for his application of Isaiah 9:6 during a recent sermon. “For ...

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TBN to broadcast special programming throughout 2023 to celebrate 50 years

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Trinity Broadcasting Network is celebrating 50 years on the air in 2023 with a lineup of special programming and specials. Launched in Orange County, Calif., on May 28, 1973, as a local, ...

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Pastor Jack Hayford dies at age 88

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Jack Hayford, an influential pastor and Christian leader, died on Sunday at age 88. Affectionately known as Pastor Jack, he was the founding pastor of the Church On the Way in Van ...

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Attacks on churches increasing, Family Research Council study finds

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Criminal acts of vandalism and destruction of church property are on the rise, according to a new report from the Family Research Council. “Americans appear increasingly comfortable lashing out against church buildings, ...

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Christian author donating Bibles to persecuted church for each book sold

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If your New Year resolution includes reading more books, you can purchase one and help believers around the world in the process. A Christian author is putting his own books and digital ...

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Pope Francis asks for prayers for predecessor’s failing health

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Pope Francis this week asked for prayers for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. “I would like to ask all of you for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who, in ...

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Jordan to develop competing site to Israel where John baptized Jesus

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The Jordanian government is considering plans for a $100 million makeover of the site where many believe John the Baptist baptized Jesus. King Abdullah and the Jordanian government are listening to proposals ...

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New film ‘Why the Nativity’ take world by storm ahead of Christmas

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After premiering Thanksgiving, the docudrama film Why the Nativity has been viewed by more than 12 million people on YouTube alone. And its not stopping. Produced by Turning Point, the broadcast ministry ...

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As temps plummet, local shelters activate emergency mode

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The Kansas City region hasn’t been this cold in December since 1989. It’s putting a strain on homeless shelters as individuals and families seek warmth. The National Weather Service office in Pleasant ...

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Church attendance is all over the place, but mostly down

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Although most Protestant churches have resumed in-person services, overall attendance continues to lag behind pre-pandemic levels, a new Lifeway Research survey found. “While there are a handful of exceptions, we can definitively ...

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Despite member’s criticism, pastor will keep wearing skinny jeans

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A pastor is keeping his job by the seat of his pants. Pastor Adam Weber of Embrace Church said he won’t stop preaching in his skinny jeans despite being recently rebuked by ...

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Ministries unite to advance Great Commission over 10 years

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More than two dozen leaders of significant global ministry networks convened in early December in New York City to combine their experience and insights toward the goal of Great Commission fulfillment within ...

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Report: Lasting impact from supporting child living in poverty

A child in poverty who is sponsored by someone from a Western country is up to 80 percent more likely to graduate from college, a new report from Gospel for Asia found. ...

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Dear pastor, don’t cancel church on Christmas

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Dear pastor, I hope it’s not too late to make you reconsider your decision to cancel church on Christmas. I know that December is crazy busy—for you and for everyone else. I ...

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$75 million in grants available through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative

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Lilly Endowment is launching a new initiative to help pastors strengthen their abilities to proclaim the gospel in more engaging and effective ways. The ultimate aim is to foster and support preaching ...

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Eureka Springs backs down, will not force removal of nativity from city park

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The mayor of Eureka Springs, Ark., says he will now allow a nativity scene to remain on city property. The city earlier moved to force the removal of the 72-year-old display, which ...

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Jim Bakker hosting TV show, selling survivalist gear from Missouri Ozarks

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Former television evangelist Jim Bakker continues to live in the Missouri Ozarks and preparing for the end times. He is promoting survivalist gear and books about the apocalypse on his website almost ...

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Senate rejects religious protections as it passes Marriage Act

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The U.S. Senate has rejected amendments to protect religious freedom as it approved the controversial Respect for Marriage Act. Twelve Republicans, including several who are retiring like Missouri’s Roy Blunt, joined 49 ...

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For first time since the Dark Ages, Christians are a minority in England

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Christians are now a minority in England and Wales. The startling revelation comes from the most recent census figures and marks the first time since the 7th century in the midst of ...

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Five reasons for helping others on Giving Tuesday

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While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are about buying gifts for self and family, Giving Tuesday shifts the focus to giving to total strangers. World Vision shared five reasons why it is ...

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