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From City Hall to online trolls, Butker under fire for biblical views

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The backlash against Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker continues after his weekend commencement speech at Benedictine College. The devout Catholic called out weak bishops and President Joe Biden’s “delusional” stance on ...

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Fewer Americans are reading the Bible: Why it matters

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How many people today are engaging the Bible in any meaningful way? Apparently, fewer than you might think. In April 2024, the American Bible Society (ABS) published their annual “State of the ...

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More young adults say Bible transformed their lives

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Despite the well-documented rise of religious “nones,” new research found that the share of young adults who believe the Bible has had a transformative effect on their lives has increased. “Our youngest ...

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Ancient Biblical manuscript will go up for auction in June

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An ancient Biblical manuscript is expected to attract a high price when it goes on sale in June. The Crosby-Schøyen Codex, written on papyrus paper, is dated from A.D. 250 to 350 ...

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Faith propels Dennis Quaid from drugs to life of fulfillment

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Living a hard life prepared actor Dennis Quaid to experience the life that God has for him today. “It has gotten me through hard times,” he says. “It has gotten me through ...

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Updated Vatican policy takes stronger stand against transgender surgery

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Transgender people who undergo surgery to change their bodies are violating God’s plan for human life, the Vatican announced this week. The announcement comes as many European countries, once leaders in promoting ...

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Chinese Christian transcribes Bible with brush pen

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A Chinese Christian has completed copying the entire Bible with a Chinese brush pen. Now, the scan is ready for large format printing and publication. Wang Mianli, who lives in Liaoning Province, ...

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John MacArthur reminds Christians of biblical obligation to pray for Israel

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Christians have a biblical mandate to pray for the Jewish people, author and pastor John MacArthur says. “I think we are obliged to stand as protectors of the Jews,” he said during ...

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This is how many Americans believe in the resurrection

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Although the nation seems to be growing more secular, there is good news for Christians this Easter season. Two-thirds of Americans still say they believe Jesus physically rose from the dead. Nearly ...

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MOPS rebrands as MomCO after 50 years of service

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MOPS International is making a big change after 50 years serving young moms with encouragement. The organization will now be known as MomCo. In a press release, the group said the rebranding ...

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Half of “The Chosen” viewers are not Christians

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The popular television series “The Chosen” is having an impact beyond simply entertaining Christian viewers. Research by the producers found that many non-Christians also are tuning in. “We recently had some data ...

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Message of Palm Sunday all about finding peace with God

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In a world that desperately needs peace, Palm Sunday offers hope, said Pastor Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. “Otherworldly peace is just what Jesus offers us,” he said. “On ...

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“Tsunami of evidence” supports accuracy of Bible, professor says

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Although numerous recent archaeological finds confirm the accuracy of scripture, the Bible does just fine even without them, said Tom Meyer, an author and professor at Shasta Bible College. “We don’t need ...

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Hispanic pastor is ‘Flamin’ Hot’ in Hollywood

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A leading Hispanic pastor has a new mission field – Hollywood. The Rev. Samual Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, has produced such hit films as “Flamin’ Hot” and ...

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Approaching the Bible as a well-trained pilot

If you have ever been a passenger in an airplane, you have appreciated the qualities of a well-trained pilot. Come to think of it, anyone looking up at an airplane flying overhead ...

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Middle East war won’t stop the gospel says John Piper

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Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, God is still in control, pastor and author John Piper said in response to a question on a recent podcast. He referenced Matthew 24:5-14, in which ...

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Heartland to Holyland Tours

You’ve reached the info page of Heartland to Holyland Tours. We have two tours planned in 2024. Both depart as groups from Kansas City but we welcome guests from anywhere and can ...

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh “gives glory and honor where its due” 

Kansas Citians will be cheering for the Chiefs in the AFC championship game against Baltimore on Sunday. At the same time, however, they can appreciate the public expression of faith by Ravens ...

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Christians more likely to use AI in their work

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Christians are more likely than non-Christians to use artificial intelligence in their work, a new survey from the Barna Group finds. The data suggest that nearly two-thirds of Christians in the workforce ...

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Palestinians attack Church site that protects Jacob’s Well

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A Palestinian mob has attacked and damaged a Christian church that preserves the site of Jacob’s Well. Scripture says it is where Jacob once camped about 3,800 years ago, and where Jesus ...

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Should Christian actors appear in nude sex scenes?

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Editor’s Note: Controversy continues to surround self-described Christian actor Alan Ritchson, star of “Reacher”, defending his appearance in a nude sex scene. An article by Kelsey Dallas in the Deseret News asks, “Can ...

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Israeli Researchers confirm Goliath’s hometown recorded in II Kings

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Researchers from four universities in Israel said they have validated a disputed event cited in II Kings 2:17 involving a battle in Gath: “About this time, Hazael king of Aram went up ...

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Wheaton College restricts use of preferred pronouns

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One of the nation’s leading evangelical colleges has weighed in on politically correct speech. Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill, recently updated its student and employee handbooks to restrict the ability to designate ...

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Musician John Tesh credits this for beating cancer

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Musician and author John Tesh has learned the power of renewing the mind during his long battle against cancer. “I have found that many people don’t truly understand that there are dark ...

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Everybody Must Get Stoned?

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Was Bob Dylan correct when he penned the famous lyrics “everybody must get stoned?” Deuteronomy 21:18-21 might lead us to believe that stoning our children is a good idea. Deuteronomy 21.18-21: “Suppose ...

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