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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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Billy Graham book ‘Til Armageddon’ being rereleased

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Although Billy Graham died before the tumultuous year of 2020, his words about suffering and armageddon are as timely as ever. He examined the topic of suffering in his 1981 (see below) ...

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President and First Lady wish America a Merry Christmas

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Americans were wished a Merry Christmas by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, expressing gratitude to God and courageous citizens. “The President and I want to wish ...

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Pastor once held in Turkish prison tells U.S. Christians to prepare for persecution

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Christians in the United States can expect persecution to come in the near future, says Pastor Andrew Brunson who was unjustly locked up in a Turkish prison for two years Brunson, 52, ...

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Encouraging words from 18th century missionary David Brainerd

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While reading the missions classic The Life and Diary of David Brainerd (see info below), I was struck by David Brainerd’s perseverance through great hardships. He endured them all to accomplish one transcendent ...

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Americans more accepting of churches defying lockdown orders today than in March

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The American public is much more accepting of churches defying coronavirus lockdown orders today than they were last spring. Paul Djupe, an affiliated scholar with the Public Religion Research Institute, and Ryan ...

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Americans remain thankful despite challenges of 2020

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Family tops the list of things Americans are thankful for this holiday season, according to a new survey from Lifeway Research. More than four in five said they are thankful for their ...

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How to be thankful in America’s chaos

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Is this a year to be thankful? The year 2020 will go down as probably one of the most cultural shaping years of the United States and world in recent times.  It ...

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What kind of America will you choose?

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Much of the media would have you believe that the upcoming elections are really just about personalities. Who’s more empathetic? Who’s more dignified? Who’s more likable? The truth is, Americans won’t just be ...

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Trump heralds peace deal between Israel and and Sudan

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After months of negotiations lead by the United States, Sudan has agreed to normalize ties with Israel and “agreed to make peace,” announced U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday. The move follows ...

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John Woolman: The conscientious Quaker who paved the way for abolition

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This week marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Woolman, a humanitarian who played a central role in the abolition of slavery. I regard him as a John the Baptist ...

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Washington DC Prayer march called nation to repentance

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Christians across the nation are still talking about what happened Saturday in Washington, D.C.. On the same day that President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barret to the U.S.. Supreme Court, tens of ...

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Will believers continue to sit back and just take this cultural upheaval?

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“There are bound to be tens of millions of Americans watching these cultural atrocities, watching their country being seized from them by anarchists, racists, children of the professional class and their cowardly, ...

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Economists blown away: Manufacturing expands at fastest rate since 2018

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Economist expectations were blown away in August with U.S. manufacturing levels accelerating at close to a two-year high. The encouraging data was released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and coincided ...

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Schools looking for space could turn to churches – doing so has a rich history

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Could places of worship ease the burden of schools looking to reopen while giving students space to social distance? Working with churches might not be such an outlandish suggestion. With space at ...

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Graham calls on Christians to descend on Washington for prayer march

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Franklin Graham is calling for hundreds of thousands of believers and their pastors and churches to join him for “Prayer March 2020” in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26. “Our nation is in ...

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Riots and Protests: What America can learn from Israel: Q&A with David Rubin

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Israeli David Rubin knows something about the personal cost of terrorism. It touched his family in a horrific way. Rubin is the former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel and was with his then ...

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5 reasons Muslims accept Christ as savior

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A survey of 750 Muslims who converted to Christianity shows five predominant reasons they chose to follow Christ. The lifestyle of Christians. Former Muslims cited the love that Christians exhibited in their ...

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Learning about race from other voices in Black America

What can we learn about race from other voices? Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King ...

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Henry Louis Gates: “Tiny fraction” of slaves actually ended up in U.S.

When it comes to the history of slaves in the New World, there is perhaps no one more versed on the subject than Dr. Henry Louis Gates. The Harvard professor, who is ...

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“God, Trump and COVID-19” takes timely look at today’s critical issues

“God, Trump and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is Affecting Christians, the World and America’s 2020 Election,” a new book by Stephen Strang, brings clarity to the world-changing events of 2020. The book ...

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Will Jewish and Christian Schools Teach the Truth About America and Racism?

When I went to yeshiva day schools, America was celebrated. America was regarded, in the description of Menachem Schneerson (the Lubavitcher rebbe), the most influential rabbi of the 20th century, as a ...

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Americans maintain faith in God throughout pandemic, study finds

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Although Americans have not been able to meet in churches for several months, their faith in God remains strong. That is one of the key findings of a recent survey by UChicago ...

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What you need to know about China’s cyber war with the U.S.

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China’s Cyber War on America has been ceaseless, comprehensive and longstanding. In the past 15 years, China has hacked official government departments, defense contractors, utility companies, and U.S. and alliedintelligence agencies. The ...

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Chaplain shares her story serving front lines of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

In the small Eastern Ukrainian suburb of Avdeevka it’s common to hear bombs exploding or nearby gunfire.  Seven years after Russia’s invasion began, the casualties still mount. Residents who fled and those ...

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