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Southern Baptists disfellowship churches over sexuality, discrimination issues

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Two Southern Baptist churches were disfellowshipped by the denomination this week The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee approved recommendations from the Credentials Committee to disfellowship College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., ...

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“God’s Smuggler,” Brother Andrew dies at 94

Brother Andrew, famously known as “God’s Smuggler,” has died at the age of 94 at his home in the Netherlands, according to a family spokesperson. Born Anne Van der Bijl, the defender ...

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Hurricane Ian near CAT 5 as aid organizations prepare to move in

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Floridians along the Gulf Coast are fleeing in the face of a Hurricane Ian but Christian aid agencies like Samaritan’s Purse, are preparig to move in. The storm, already a CAT 4, ...

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Kirk Cameron to headline ‘Kansas City Pro-Life Event’

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Actor Kirk Cameron will headline the Kansas City Pro-Life Event on October 21, sponsored by the Vitae Foundation. “We are thrilled to welcome Kirk Cameron to Kansas City this year,” Vitae Foundation ...

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Baptist Homes takes over two Missouri nursing facilities

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Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries has taken over two Missouri nursing and long-term care facilities, one of which was ready to close. Now coming under the Baptist Homes umbrella of facilities is ...

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Christian crowdfunding group GiveSendGo grows by 500%

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The Christian fundraising platform GiveSendGo.com increased its payment processing volume 500 percent in the last year and is now being used in 86 countries. Website traffic increased one thousand percent between June ...

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God-sized confusion: Americans’ faith, theology has shifted

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Americans experienced seismic changes over the past two years, including, for many, how they attend church. The shift in behavior coincides with a shift in theology. The biennial State of Theology study conducted by ...

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Extraordinary new documentary on Mother Teresa in theaters Oct. 3

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Mother Teresa — one of the most famous figures to emerge from the 20th century for her work helping the poor in India — is the focus of a new documentary that ...

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Today In Christian history: Thomas Barnardo’s head grew heavy

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On this evening, September 19, 1905, sixty-year-old “Dr.” Thomas Barnardo complained that his head felt heavy. Asking his wife to allow him to rest it on her for a moment, he slipped ...

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From shoeboxes to war zones: how Samaritan’s Purse became a $1 billion humanitarian aid powerhouse

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Each week, in a hulking warehouse in the small mountain town of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Samaritan’s Purse employees load semi trailers full of supplies for the people of Ukraine: medicines, food, tarps, ...

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Local pastor’s podcast series for pastors and leaders now available

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A new podcast from Randy Frazee, lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City, is available from HarperChristian Resources. The Bible Roots Podcast is for pastors and church leaders who want to ...

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Bless Your Pastor campaign kicks off with national tour

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Many pastors are discouraged, with 43 percent saying they have given serious consideration to leaving vocational ministry, according to national research by the Barna Group. The National Association of Evangelicals created the Bless ...

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Entire church congregation remains in limbo after fleeing Hong Kong

A congregation of Christians continues to seek asylum after fleeing Hong Kong.  The group remains in Thailand asking the United Nations refugee agency for protection from religious persecution at the hand of ...

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New York Jets donate $1 million to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland

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The New York Jets football team is stepping up to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The CityServe Krakow Housing Project will receive $1 million to provide a safe home for families that ...

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400 Baptist churches among thousands lost in Russian war on Ukraine

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Over 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been lost in Russia’s war on Ukraine, says Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary President Yaroslav Pyzh. The number is striking, considering that Ukraine’s protestant population is already ...

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Rick Warren gives final sermon as pastor of Saddleback

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Influential author and leader Rick Warren preached his final sermon as pastor of Saddleback Church on Sunday. He delivered the same message he preached more than four decades ago, urging those in ...

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America moving toward overturning social statement on same-sex marriage

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Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who oppose same-sex marriage may no longer enjoy the protection of a social statement that respects their conscience. Delegates to the denomination’s churchwide assembly ...

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Billy Graham internet ministry marks 10 years, millions saved

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Search for Jesus, the internet evangelism ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, marked a milestone this month as it reached its 10th year of reaching the world online. In 2012, Search for ...

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After Roe: What Now? Do We Value Them Both?

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The United States Supreme Court has determined that Federal Government authority to regulate abortion is not found in the Constitution, and that therefore it falls to each individual state to do so. ...

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Why T-Mobile is feuding with Christian colleges

A fight over an FCC license has put a small Christian school at odds with cellphone giant T-mobile. The best decision Bob Harris, president of Christian College of Georgia, ever made for ...

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BRANSON CARES: How the entertainment industry is leading its community for global impact

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In the center of America’s heartland, Branson, Missouri, has embraced a mission to help children with severe disabilities across the globe through an initiative aptly titled BRANSON CARES. Dubbed “The Live Entertainment Capital ...

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Judge rules in favor of Canadian pastor jailed for holding services during lockdown

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Artur Pawlowski, the Canadian pastor who was jailed for holding church services during Alberta’s pandemic lockdown, has won a major victory in court. An Alberta appeals court panel ruled that the health ...

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Jordan Peterson encourages churches to get back to business of saving souls            

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Churches should focus on saving souls before it’s too late, renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson shares in a “Message to the Christian Churches.” “It is, of course, completely presumptuous of me to dare ...

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Franklin Graham says ministries have not forgotten Ukrainian people

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  Although it is easy to forget about the plight of the Ukrainian people as Russia’s brutal invasion and war drag on, evangelist Franklin Graham continues to work with the needy. Graham, ...

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Extreme heat poses challenge for ministries serving area homeless

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With Kansas City temperatures rising the 100s this week, City Union Mission is just one ministry serving the homeless that says the heat is a deadly situation. The heat wave is forecast ...

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