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Boston Reparations Commission demands White churches pay

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The Boston Task Force on Reparations is demanding “White churches” to compensate Black Bostonians for transatlantic slave trade-related racial injustices, the Boston Globe reports. A 2022 Boston City Council legislation established the ...

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As Haiti unravels, missionaries face tough choices

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Nearly 1,000 Americans, including missionaries, have submitted a “crisis intake form” to the U.S. State Department seeking assistance to leave Haiti. It comes as gangs have united in the capital in an ...

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“Jesus Disrupts” campaign taking gospel to nation’s elite colleges

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The youth organization Christian Union hopes to reach 75,000 students at elite secular universities with the gospel during an upcoming eight-week evangelism tour. Matt Bennett, founder and president of the group, says ...

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Tim Tebow gives Congress gripping testimony on trafficking

Former football star Tim Tebow recently visited Capitol Hill to encourage lawmakers to advance legislation that would protect children seen in child sex abuse material by funding and training more law enforcement dedicated ...

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New adultery, blackmail allegations concerning IHOPKC worship leaders

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New accusations, including blackmail about leadership at the International House of Prayer Kansas City, have surfaced. Former worship leader Misty Edwards, who denied being an abuse victim of the ministry’s founder Mike Bickle in ...

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Ministries team up to triple number of Bibles for prisoners

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Prison Fellowship International and Bible League International have distributed more than 550,000 Bibles to prisoners over the past decade, and they plan to triple that number in the next five years. “Our partnership with Bible ...

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Societal changes have Gen Z searching for meaning

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Despite the overall decline of faith in American life, there are signs that members of Generation Z are searching for meaning. Christian campus groups at universities have seen growing interest from college ...

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No charges in DOJ investigation of Southern Baptists

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No charges will be filed against the Southern Baptist Convention after the U.S. Department of Justice completed an investigation. “On February 29, 2024, counsel for the SBC Executive Committee was informed that ...

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“Living on borrowed time,” man preaches in spite of health

Although John Parks has battled a heart attack, cancer and COVID-19 over the past dozen years, God had a plan for his life. “God isn’t done with me yet,” he says. “I’m ...

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Joint Statement on the Allegations Against Mike Bickle

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In a joint statement, numerous leaders in the Christian community and individuals formerly closely tied to IHOPKC have weighed in on the investigation into allegations, facts, and admissions by Mike Bickle concerning ...

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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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