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Christian organization Passages donates $500K to two Israeli communities attacked by Hamas

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Passages, which sponsors trips to Israel for Christian students, has donated $500,000 to two communities in southern Israel that were damaged in the October 7 attack by Hamas. The group presented the ...

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The Church Loves Kansas City: Christians continue rallying around shooting victims

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Dozens of churches and ministries across the Kansas City metropolitan continue coming together to support victims of the deadly shooting during the Super Bowl celebration at Union Station. Donations to The Church ...

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Carver Baptist Bible College receives ABHE accreditation

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In a historic move that’s been more than 10 years in the making, Carver Baptist Bible College, Institute, and Theological Seminary received its initial accreditation from the internationally recognized Association of Biblical ...

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Attacks on U.S. churches up 800% since 2020

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Attacks against U.S. churches are up 800% since 2020 and more than doubled last year, according to the latest Hostility Against Churches report from the Family Research Council. It has revealed an ...

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Southern Baptists disfellowship churches

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Four more churches have been disfellowshipped by the Southern Baptist Convention. One was removed for having a female senior pastor, another for allowing women in church leadership and two for issues related ...

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YWAM releases names of 11 missionaries killed in bus crash

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Eleven missionaries with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) were killed in a bus crash in Tanzania on over the weekend. They are among more than 25 who have died from injuries. The ...

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Christians in Kansas City love the Chiefs, but hate the city’s violence

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Even before last week’s shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl rally, Branden Mims was focused on reducing violence in this city that amassed a record 182 homicides in 2023. Mims, ...

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Missouri Baptists raise over $900,000 to fund Great Commission

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Missouri Baptists donated more than $900,000 to state missions through the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) for the second consecutive year. MMO receipts in 2023, which are disbursed in 2024, ...

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Raytown pastor says God prompted him and family to leave Super Bowl rally before shooting

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Timmy Hensel, pastor of River Church Family in Raytown, said a prompting from God saved his family’s lives before the shooting at last week’s Super Bowl rally. “We just get this prompting ...

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Bible Study Fellowship plans move to Dallas area

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Bible Study Fellowship is moving its headquarters to the Dallas/Fort Worth area from San Antonio, where it has been located since 1980. The precise location within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area has ...

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Billy Graham’s grandson calls for IHOPKC to close

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Billy Graham’s grandson, attorney Boz Tchividjian, has called for the International House of Prayer Kansas City to be permanently closed. A third woman recently alleged she was groomed and sexually abused by the ...

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FCA launched “24 Hours of Unbroken Prayer” today

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes today kicked off 24 hours of unbroken global prayer. The effort runs Friday, Feb. 16 through Saturday. “Prayer is a foundational component of a Christian’s spiritual walk, ...

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Impact of Asbury campus revival continues to be felt a year later

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The effects of the Asbury University campus revival continue to reverberate a year later. The outpouring started on the Wilmore, Ky., campus during a regularly scheduled chapel service in February 2023 and ...

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“Experiencing God” author Blackaby is being remembered

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Henry Blackaby, author of “Experiencing God” is being remembered after his passing “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Henry Blackaby,” Ben Mandrell, president of Lifeway Christian ...

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Despite battling cancer, Ukrainian couple ministers to victims of Hamas war

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A Ukrainian couple facing their own life-and-death battle with advanced cancer are helping others suffering from anxiety and despair on the frontline of the Israel-Hamas war. Ukrainian-born Yura, 51, and his wife ...

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Shooter at Joel Olsteen’s church had ‘Free Palestine’ written on rifle

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The shooter at Joel Osteen’s church may have been connected to pro-Palestine protests. Genesse Ivonne Moreno, who was identified through a warrant, reportedly entered the Lakeland Church in Houston on Sunday afternoon ...

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Families of Hamas hostages share stories in Dallas church

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Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, last weekend invited several families of hostages being held by Hamas to share their stories. “The news cycle moves really fast and, to some, it seems ...

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Alistair Begg clarifies controversial advice about transgender wedding

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Pastor and broadcaster Alistair Begg is doing damage control after his recent advice about attending a transgender wedding drew widespread backlash. In a recent sermons, he said his comments were not meant ...

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Investigation of Mike Bickle finds abuse of power, sexual misconduct

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An independent report released this week said  Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer Kansas City, confessed to engaging in “consensual sexual contact” with a woman in addition to a ...

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Interfaith group meets on Capitol Hill to support Israel in Congress

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More than 70 Christian and Jewish leaders on Wednesday met on Capitol Hill to encourage Congress to support Israel in its ongoing fight against Hamas. Participating groups included American Christian Leaders for ...

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Liberal group trying to stop Franklin Graham’s border outreach

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No good deed goes unpunished. After evangelist Franklin Graham announced a series of meetings to bring a message of hope to the U.S.-Mexican border, a liberal Christian group has started a petition ...

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Religious “nones” now outnumber all religious groups

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More Americans now identify as religiously unaffiliated than as being part of any individual religious group. More than one in four U.S. adults now identify as religiously unaffiliated, or nones, compared to ...

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Franklin Graham launching 10-city evangelism tour along southern border

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Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced plans to travel where many politicians fear to tread – the U.S.-Mexican border. He will launch a 10-city God Loves You tour in February. “We are taking ...

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Optimism over giving in 2024 despite economy

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A recent survey found reason for optimism about faith-based giving in 2024. Despite ongoing economic challenges, donations to churches and ministries remain strong. That’s according to the Giving in Faith report from ...

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Solutions for the “irreversible decline” of American Christianity

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Few things have occupied the American Christian mind the past few years like the seemingly inevitable decline in the American Christian population. The Atlantic ran a piece from Tim Keller called “American ...

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