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Underdog “Sound of Freedom” beats Taylor Swift for top 10 movies

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Move over, Taylor Swift. The faith-based movie “Sound of Freedom” beat out Swift’s “The Era’s Tour” to finish in the top 10 for domestic box office revenues in 2023. The independent film ...

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IRS begins sending collection letters

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The IRS this week is sending millions of Americans letters about delinquent taxes. In a recent statement, the federal tax agency said the automated letters and “collection notices” to people with tax ...

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Exciting archaeological discoveries in 2023

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Archaeological finds in the Holy Land continue to attest to the historical accuracy of scripture. When our organization leads tours of Christians to Israel, they return home feeling they have journeyed through ...

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Notable Christian leaders who died in 2023

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Several of the most influential Christian leaders of the past generation died in 2023. Religion News Service and Metro Voice look back at the passing of several giants influential people. Charles Stanley. ...

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Lifeway wins numerous awards for best books in 2023

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It’s the time of year when organizations present their annual book awards. In early December, the publishing arm of Lifeway Christian Resources, B&H Publishing, received more than two dozen awards and acknowledgments ...

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Christmas comet visible December 25

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There’s a Christmas comet this year, visible on December 25. Named comet Tsuchinshan, but known astronomically as 62P, its 6.5 year orbit will bring it closest to the sun on Christmas when ...

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Our readers share their Christmas memories

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Metro Voice asked readers to share their Christmas memories. Below are three of them with links to read the entire stories. Repetition to Revelation By Doug Vaughan I was bored and bothered. ...

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Tips to prevent thieves from robbing Christmas joy


The Grinch is not the only one who tries to steal Christmas. From porch pirates to home burglaries, thieves can quickly turn holiday joy into expensive sadness this time of year. Experts ...

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Season of giving offers opportunities to help kids

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This is the season of giving.  Most people, despite whatever financial struggle they find themselves in, dig a little deeper to support charities. One of the reasons is that they want to ...

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Our favorite Thanksgiving movies

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Holiday movies are typically associated with Christmas.  Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed films or TV shows. Available on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime, broadcast on ...

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Americans remember 22nd anniversary 9/11 terror attacks


Monday is Patriot Day, which marks the 22nd anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks. On this day in 2001, almost 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks involving commercial airplanes. The ...

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“The B-R-R is back”: Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter for Missouri and Kansas

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Missourians and Kansans weary of the hot summer can brace for a cold, snowy winter. The latest edition of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” predicts cold temperatures and widespread snow for Great Plains ...

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Can we just stop the crazy rapture prophecies?

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Why all the rapture prophecies? Back in the 1970s, I used to joke that someone was going to write a book titled, Jesus Is Coming Back in the 1970s, only to publish ...

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Business bankruptcies highest in 13 years


Corporate bankruptcies in the United States this spring, based on the latest reports, with the first five months of 2023 seeing the highest number of filings since 2010. Filings from Serta Bedding ...

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Supreme Court could hand down these 5 decisions today

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The Supreme Court today could hand down five important decisions as part of 18 cases heard this term. Just two weeks remain before the summer recess. This week’s decisions will come today ...

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2023 Lutheran High School of Kansas City graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Lutheran High School of Kansas City. Emma Alber Lorenzo Altrocchi Lander  Barrio-Gonzalez Aden Becker Richard (Trey) Borkowski Rebekah Brumley Amanda Buendia Wei Ting (Justin) Chen Alyssa Coleman ...

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2023 Show-Me Christian School graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Show-Me Christian School. Alexis Bridges (Morgan County R-II School District) Joe Enochs Luke Porter Jenna Smith

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2023 Plaza Heights Christian Academy graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Plaza Heights Christian Academy. Ben Antwiler Ava Carpenter Jacob Cook Marina Garcia-Fidalgo Maryn Geidl Sam Geidl Caleb Hawkins MaKenna Holstrom Nalani Keller Aaliyah Logan Anna Middleton David ...

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2023 Outreach Christian Academy graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Outreach Christian Academy. Isaac J.L. Anderson Levi G. Osborne

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2023 Midwest Parent Educators graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Midwest Parent Educators. Josiah Broeker Zechariah Broeker Tabitha Burt Melody Joy Elise Davis Ashley Dryden Rebecca Eflin Gabriel Ellison Ashlynn Engel Lakin Essex Henry Glenn Grace Harris ...

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2023 Maranatha Christian Academy graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Maranatha Christian Academy. Sienna Marie Alexander Amanda Lizzye Alfaro Hildana Yonatan Ayana Isaac Thomas Blackford Isaac Quinton Brown Jacob Dylan Carter Elijah Truth Carver Abigail Lorene Collins ...

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2023 Lee’s Summit Academy graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Lee’s Summit Academy. Emma Ashley Caden Drumeller Jana Henderson Isaiah Koppang John Magnuson

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2023 Faith Christian Academy graduating seniors

The 2023 graduating class of Faith Christian Academy. Isabella Corley Noah Devlin Josephine Dull Riley Gumpenberger Clare Karr Joshua Kidd Fiona McCaig Adeline Miller Simon Miller Ethan Ramsey Charles Roberts Benjamin Santy ...

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The Christian connection to Groundhog Day

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People hoping for an early spring will be checking to see if the groundhog sees its shadow today. What they may not realize is that Groundhog Day has Christian roots. The tradition can ...

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January 20 March for Life will end at U.S. Capitol instead of Supreme Court

Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade unconstitutional last summer, the battle for life is far from over. The 50th annual March for Life is changing its destination but not its ...

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