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Pro-Life Prayer & Praise to be Saturday in Independence

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The public is invited to a Pro-Life Prayer & Praise event to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe v Wade being overturned. Sponsored by Missouri Right to Life – Western Region, the ...

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Amsterdam2023 global evangelism  event is available for online viewing

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Empowered21, a relational leadership network representing the more than 650 million Spirit-empowered Christians, will host Amsterdam2023, a three-day conference and one-day stadium event on at Amsterdam RAI and Olympic Stadium. Influential leaders ...

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Artificial intelligence “preaches” sermon in church

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Advances in artificial intelligence likely will have an impact on the future of the church. In a possible glimpse of the future, hundreds of people recently attended a Protestant church service in ...

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Absent fathers, failed marriages contribute to decline of Christianity

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Absent fathers and failed marriages may be two reasons why Christianity is on the decline in the United States, a new study found. The Nationwide Study on Faith and Relationships, recently released by ...

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Wildcat Cycling Through Kansas to Fight Child Trafficking “Pandemic”

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When Kansas State alum Craig Whiteford learned about the scale and devastation of child trafficking, it reminded him of something from his work life. Whiteford, who graduated with a bachelor’s, master’s, and ...

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Nashville pastor returns to pulpit after daughter killed in shooting

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Chad Scruggs, senior pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, recently preached his first sermon since his 9-year-old daughter was killed in a mass shooting at a Christian school. “First of all, ...

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Dave Ramsey sued for $150 million alleged timeshare scam

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Former followers are suing finance guru Dave Ramsey for $150 million over his endorsement of a failed timeshare exit company that defrauded customers out of millions of dollars. The lawsuit alleges that ...

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CBN founder Pat Robertson has died

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Trailblazing Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has died.  The news was announced by CBN, in a statement saying he passed at his home in Virginia Beach on Thursday morning. “Today, June 08, 2023, ...

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Poll: virtual worship satisfying, but most people want in-person

At the height of the pandemic, many Americans who attended in-person worship services turned to their digital devices and their couches instead for virtual viewing. Now, the Pew Research Center finds a ...

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New York to house immigrants in churches, private homes

New York will house illegal immigrants in churches and private homes according to a new plan announced by Mayor Eric Adams. The move comes after a record number of migrants crossed the ...

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Despite good intentions, most churchgoers fall short in volunteering

When all is said and done, there often is more said than done. Despite good intentions, most churchgoers don’t follow through on volunteer opportunities. Most Protestant churchgoers say their churches encourage them ...

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“SBC at a Crossroads” Rick Warren addresses problems in new video series

The Southern Baptist Convention has lost nearly a half-million members in the past year, which represents the largest decline in more than a century. Pastor and author Rick Warren is addressing the ...

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Michael W. Smith endorses controversial new Bible translation

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Christian singer Michael W. Smith has endorsed the controversial “The Passion” translation of the Bible, which was removed from the Bible Gateway platform last year. “The vivid wording strips away the centuries, ...

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More than 4,000 people baptized in location featured in “Jesus Revolution” movie

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In a scene right out of the “Jesus Revolution” movie, more than 4,000 people were baptized at Southern California’s Pirate’s Cove on Pentecost Sunday Oceans Church organized Baptize SoCal, an event advertised as ...

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Open Letter from Rick Warren to Southern Baptists

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Pastor Rick Warren has written an open letter to Southern Baptists after the church he founded, Saddleback, was disfellowshipped over the ordination of women. Warren was recently named chancellor of the Spurgeon’s ...

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New series shows the highs and lows of Hillsong Church and Carl Lentz

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“The Secrets of Hillsong” uncovers Hillsong culture, abuse and Carl Lentz. The four-part documentary dropped on May 19. Since Carl Lentz’s fall from grace due to his affair with Ranin Karim, many ...

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Most missed Pentecost Sunday – a significant day in church history

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Christians around the world celebrated Pentecost on May 28. Sadly, many Churches across the United States ignore this important commemoration which is one of the most significant on the church calendar. Pentecost ...

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Christian publisher raising funds to distribute one million Bibles in global south

The Christian publishing ministry Crossway and its partners have an ambitious goal to distribute one million Bibles in the global south “If we care about the future of the church — the ...

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Catholics travel to small Missouri town to view “incorrupt” body of dead nun

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The remains of a Benedictine nun at a convent in Gower, Mo., are attracting worldwide attention. Gower is a small town about 40 miles north of Kansas City. A story published Monday by ...

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London’s Spurgeon’s College names Rick Warren as first chancellor

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Spurgeon’s College, a London-based Baptist institution, has named author and former pastor Rick Warren as its first chancellor. Founded in 1856 as “Pastor’s College” by Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon, today Spurgeon’s ...

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Does the Mormon Church have a $100 billion “clandestine hedge fund”?

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A former manager of Ensign Peak Advisors, the investment arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has accused the church of using the money as a “clandestine hedge fund.” ...

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Pastor Tim Keller has died

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Tim Keller, a noted theologian, pastor and author, passed away Friday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Keller was initially diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in May 2020. “It is with ...

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International Christian medical group’s conference coming to area in June

The Institute for International Medicine, based in Kansas City, will hold its 2023 Humanitarian Health Conference on June 9-10 at Graceway Church in Raytown. INMED exists to equip healthcare professionals and students ...

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18 Christian colleges closed since start of Covid-19

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Eighteen Christian colleges have closed permanently or have been forced to merge since the start of the pandemic, a recent report from Higher Ed Dive found. Schools shuttering their doors include Baptist, ...

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Pastors step up to encourage adoptions after decline

More pastors are encouraging members to adopt and provide foster care at a time when adoptions have declined in the U.S. A Lifeway Research study found more than 2 in 5 U.S. protestant ...

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