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How ‘Katie’ came to be sex-trafficked and what your church can do

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“Katie” met him at the mall. Though she was only 15, she knew that there was something different about this one. From the start, he showered her with kindness and attention. It ...

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Speakers sound optimistic tone on 10th anniversary of devastating Joplin tornado

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Paid work has prevented me from doing any volunteer work in Joplin, Mo., the site of a killer EF-5 tornado May 22, 2011, over the past seven years or so, but I ...

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Another Christian commentator banned by Facebook

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If you live outside of Australia, you might not be familiar with the Bill Muehlenberg, a well-knownn Christian cultural commentator. But he is undoubtedly one of the most prolific, learned, insightful, and ...

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Free online course reminds us why Americans need patriotism

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Have you noticed a decreasing sense of patriotism among younger Americans today? Have you seen the polls suggesting that they are increasingly attracted to socialism and other ideas destructive of liberty? To ...

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What does God think of your name?

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“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1).  What do you think of that statement from the Bible?  It ...

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Everything you need to know about Israel and Hamas and how it started

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Israel is a country that everyone seems to have an opinion about. What’s unfortunate is that most form their opinions based on a headline, social media post or Facebook news feed that ...

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What the conflict between Israel and Hamas has taught us

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Given the history of the region, it is a given that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will be complex and painful, even as a cease-fire with Hamas is announced. It is also a given ...

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ANALYSIS: Police reform and no-knock warrants

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A survey finds 60 percent of Americans believe no-knock warrants are dangerous. Here’s what you should know about the issue. It has been one of the most dramatic seasons in the history ...

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Math and Music: Why Do I Have To Learn This?

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“Why do I have to learn this? I’m NEVER going to use it.” It is likely that you have heard this (or even said it yourself) many times. Students question the usefulness ...

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The Chauvin-Floyd trial and the pursuit of justice

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Guilty on all three counts. That was the sentence heard across America, as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of George ...

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Can Prince Philip teach us about servanthood?

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UK evangelist and author J. John writes that Prince Philip, who passed away at the age of 99, is an example of Christian service to others. “I confess to having followed the life of ...

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A warning from history about ‘listening to the science’

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On his first day as president, Joe Biden, flanked by a portrait of Ben Franklin, called on the federal government to “advance environmental justice” and “be guided by the best science.” In ...

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Book offers fresh insight on what God has in store for Kansas City

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One of the most inspiring books I have read about the city I deeply love, Kansas City, was published in December 2020 by Neil Brown. Neil is part of our ministry team ...

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An intellectually rigorous faith: Loving God with all our hearts AND minds

For many people, the Bible is a downright dangerous book. For others, it is a holy book but hardly the Word of God. For others, it is a mixture, with its value ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Baseball: Hope springs eternal

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There’s one thing that I truly enjoy about the beginning of baseball season – the fact that every team is 0-0 and hopeful that they have the right ingredients to produce a ...

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The killing of Jesus and the defeat of corruption

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary states corruption as, “dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people.”  Further, it is described as a departure from the original, purest form.  Mankind had its original, purest form ...

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Biblical Israel: Garden of Gethsemane

Mark and Matthew identify Gethsemane as the place Jesus went with his disciples after eating the Passover meal within the city of Jerusalem. This was just prior to his arrest (Matthew 26:36; ...

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Cancel culture catches up with Obama the ‘oppressor’

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“Obama is another oppressor.” Those are not my words. Instead, they are the words of immigrant activist Julie Contreras, who “works with a group that runs shelters for undocumented children at the ...

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Dave Says – Push the pause button

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Push the pause button Dear ...

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Today in Christian history: John Lightfoot was born

Imagine becoming the best Hebrew scholar in your nation without once speaking to a Jewish person. That is what John Lightfoot did. He may never even have seen a Jew, for all ...

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Southwest flight crew finds Navy sailor’s wallet, adds $100 before returning it

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A story about Southwest Airlines, a navy sailor and his wallet proves kindness is not dead. This reminder is becoming more imperative as stories of conflict and hate saturate the media cycle. ...

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Man arrested for calling his biological female child his ‘daughter’

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Canadian father Scott Hoogland was arrested and jailed this week for the crime of referring to his 14-year-old daughter as his “daughter.” That’s right. Because this concerned father referred to his daughter ...

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Here’s why 40% of small business owners can’t find workers

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A whopping 40 percent of small business owners were unable to fill job openings last month—a seven-point increase from January. This finding comes from a new report by the NFIB (a small ...

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What you need to know about H.R. 1: The ‘For the People Act of 2021’

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As a bill giving the federal government power to control local elections moves to the Senate, opposition is growing in many quarters. Constitutional scholars to State Attorney Generals to local election boards ...

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Is it a good time to sell my house? Tips for homeowners

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Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to ...

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