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New evangelical leader hopes to address cultural ‘identity crisis’

Virginia Pastor Walter Kim recently was inaugurated as the first minority president of the National Association of Evangelicals. One of his goals is to address what he calls an “identity crisis” in ...

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Episcopal Church disciplines Bishop for supporting Biblical marriage

The United States Episcopal Church is disciplining one of its bishops because he upholds the biblical position on sex and marriage. Bishop William Love, of Albany, has been accused of violating canon ...

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Museum of the Bible discovers that its Dead Sea Scroll fragments are all forgeries

The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., discovered on Friday that all 16 of its Dead Sea Scroll fragments are forgeries, National Geographic reported. “The Museum of the Bible is trying ...

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How to turn Lent into a joyful season

Instead of gloomy and repulsive, Lent can be transformed into a season of joy. What is your view of Lent? Do you think of it as a long, torturous season, full of ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship looking for summer volunteers

Warmer temperatures are a reminder that summer vacation from school is right around the corner. Child Evangelism Fellowship is looking for volunteers to help share God’s word with local youth. Several options ...

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Communication by churches can ease coronavirus fears

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Amid mounting fears of a global coronavirus pandemic, a faith-based communications agency warns ministries, churches and other organizations not to “go silent” in a sudden crisis. “It’s imperative that any organization confronted ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker sued by Attorney General over quack coronavirus cure

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Jim Bakker is in trouble with the state of Missouri for selling a product that he claims can cure coronavirus. Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued the televangelist on Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges ...

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U.S. megachurch pastors quarantined after coronavirus exposure

Two pastors of one of the largest churches in the nation are under home quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus during a conference in Germany. READ: Prayer guide for coronavirus Craig ...

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Providing young girls in India an alternative to prostitution

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For 500 years, one tribal group in northern India has relied on the prostitution of its oldest daughters as a key source of income. This tribe, known as the Banchara, is part ...

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Mayor Bloomberg banned churches from using public buildings

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg helped evict churches from meeting in public places when he was mayor of New York City, according to a former Barack Obama staff member. The controversy involved dozens of ...

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Branson ministry helps employees through slow season

Branson attractions and businesses hire thousands of workers to meet the high demand during peak tourist season. But when things slow down during the off season, one ministry is stepping in to ...

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Pearl S. Buck paves way for modern missionaries

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Most people who know of Pearl S. Buck remember her as the author of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Good Earth. It was assigned reading for many Baby Boomers. The book ...

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Missouri Catholic priest to be arraigned Thursday on multiple sexual-abuse charges

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A retired Catholic priest from southern Missouri will be arraigned on Thursday on four sex-related felonies involving minors. Frederick Joseph Lutz, 76, was arrested Wednesday in Springfield, where he now lives. Russell ...

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Trail Life USA explains policies in light of Boy Scouts filing bankruptcy

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A Christian youth organization has expressed its regret over this week’s news that the Boy Scouts of America has declared bankruptcy in the face of sex-abuse lawsuits. “Trail Life USA, a Christian ...

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Christians aid ‘pop-up’ classrooms after Puerto Rico earthquakes

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When the most recent earthquakes started rumbling in Puerto Rico in December of 2019, it unnerved residents who were still anxious from Hurricane María, which pummeled the island two and a half ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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Man convicted in murder of missionary near International House of Prayer

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A Kansas City man has been convicted of shooting and killing a Chinese missionary near the International House of Prayer. The murder rocked the large missionary community in the region. Curtrail Hudson, ...

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Tim Tebow gets help from Vatican for Night to Shine

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Tim Tebow found himself bringing joy and hope to others in the Vatican last week with Night to Shine. “I don’t think God gives us strength so we can lift things; I ...

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Kansas City reponds to call to help homeless by surpassing goal

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City Union Mission has surpassed their goal for their primary fundraising campaign.  The CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor or Homeless campaign raised $6,504,237, exceeding their goal of $6.5 million. “Our ...

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Can’t ‘hold it in’: Kenyan tribal chief brings Christ to his people, again

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Geoffrey Lekopir couldn’t “hold it in.” Already 42 years old when he came to Christ in 1999, he wanted his fellow Rendille tribe members to hear the gospel and know the love ...

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Do armed members make church-goers feel more safe?

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In the aftermath of several high-profile church shootings, most pastors say their congregations have taken some precautions to protect those in attendance. That includes peppering armed members throughout the church. Since 2000, ...

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Area church plans party for Chiefs fans

Across the region, pastors and their flocks will be decked out in red for Sunday’s big Super Bowl contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.   For the Chiefs, ...

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Local organizations make list of best Christian workplaces

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Several faith-based organizations in Missouri and Kansas have been recognized as Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute in Mercer Island, Wash. These organizations met the certification standard determined ...

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Hundreds of churches joining Tim Tebow for Night to Shine for special-needs kids

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Tim Tebow has a busy schedule in February. In addition to speaking engagements, his foundation is sponsoring the annual Night to Shine for special-needs youth. The February 7 event “is an unforgettable ...

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Willow Creek co-founder now accused of sexual misconduct

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Coming just a year after mega church Willow Creek dealt with Bill Hybels’ sexual misconduct, the church’s second most powerful pastor is now under investigation. Willow Creek Community Church co-founder Dr. Gilbert ...

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