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Skillet frontman John Cooper says he was asked to deny Christ by executive

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Faith is more important than fame to musician John Cooper of the popular band Skillet. A decade ago, an executive tried to explain how much potential Cooper had, but the caveat was ...

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“Highest form of song is prayer:” Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

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In Bob Dylan’s March concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the iconic musician and songwriter performed two of his overtly Christian songs,  “Gotta Serve Somebody” and “Every Grain of Sand,” not to mention ...

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Annual Summer camp for at-risk kids may not happen if volunteers are not found

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A life-changing summer camp for disadvantaged kids may not happen for lack of volunteers. For decades City Union Mission in Kansas City has provided a free camp to low-income children across the ...

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Government prosecutor said use of word ‘sin’ could be harmful

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It’s still legal to utter the word “sin” in Finland. At least for now. A Finnish court has upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges against Finnish MP Päivi ...

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Grandview Christian Summer Camp hosts ‘Birds of a Feather’

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Come to Birds of a Feather Summer Camp at Grandview Christian School! You won’t be sorry you did!   Your students won’t want to miss the fun at GCS’s Birds of a Feather ...

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Elohim reigns in the face of evil and injustice

Elohim, the God of the Bible says of Himself, “. . . for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the ...

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Bible reading among Americans hits all-time low

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Half of Americans believe the Bible includes “everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life.” Nevertheless, many of them don’t bother reading it. Bible reading and usage are at ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 15. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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Pastors enjoy Holy Land visit after Israel lifts travel restrictions

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A visit to the Holy Land helps the Bible come alive for pastors and serves as a transformative moment. Not just for them, but for their congregations benefitting when they return. After ...

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CU Rise campaign is Good News for Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other Ivy League schools

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Christian students at ten of the nation’s most influential universities are being challenged to share the gospel more boldly, strategically, and frequently than ever. The effort is called “CU Rise,” and is ...

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Purim skits and satire have brought merriment to an ancient Jewish holiday in America

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Purim, the springtime Jewish holiday packed with much merriment and humor, recalls the biblical story of Queen Esther. In this tale, the queen stayed true to her Jewish roots and used her status ...

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Debunking centuries-old myths about Mary Magdalene

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One of the most misunderstood biblical figures has to be Mary Magdalene. Let’s start with what we do know about her. Sometimes referred to as Mary of Magdala or simply the Madeleine, ...

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How to know what the truth is, and what is the right thing to do

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How do we know information that we are reading, watching, listening to or being told is accurate and the truth?  Maybe we will say, “Because it comes from my mom,” “It sounds ...

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Kansas City speaker cancelled by Christian college for sharing biblical truths about sexuality

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A Christian college in Massachusetts cancelled three planned talks by a Kansas City speaker after students called his remarks misogynist and transphobic. Marvin Daniels, executive director of The Hope Center, spoke on ...

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“Duck Dynasty” star warns about dangers of cancel culture

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Phil Robertson, the star of “Duck Dynasty,” understands the dangers of cancel culture from his own experience. Robertson, who released his new book, “Uncanceled: Finding Meaning and Peace in a Culture of Accusations, ...

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Chinese government rewriting Bible to fit communist agenda

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The Chinese government is rewriting the Bible in accordance with communist values, The Voice of the Martyrs warned. “This is a project that the Chinese Communist Party announced in 2019,” Todd Nettleton ...

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INTERVIEW: The ‘silent genocide’ against Christians in Nigeria

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“A silent genocide is going on against Christian communities in Southern Kaduna.” That’s the assessment Jonathan Asake, President of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union in Nigeria. For seven years, Christian communities in the ...

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Rams and Bengals coaches, players: two stories of faith

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While the LA Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday night’s Super Bowl, some players and coaches kept a faith over football perspective leading up to the game. Cincinnati Head Coach Zach ...

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Good Bible engagement makes good neighbors

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People who are rooted in Scripture tend to make better neighbors. That’s the assessment of a study released by the American Bible Society. The State of the Bible USA 2021 report “Good ...

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U.S. pastors fear Canadian law that jails pastors, counselors over Bible teaching

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Pastors across North America are concerned about a new Canadian law that could effectively make it a crime to affirm biblical teaching about sexual morality. The controversial legislation went into effect January ...

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Wisdom and God’s illuminated truths: John Martin’s ‘The Creation of Light’

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An illustration by the 19th-century artist John Martin, called “The Creation of Light” might give us insight into the nature of wisdom. Sometimes things happen in life, and we just don’t know ...

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Lessons from Jeremiah: Our faith is made for difficult times

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Jeremiah the prophet had a very difficult life. He was called by God at a young age – most likely as a teen – yet was forbidden by the Lord to marry ...

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Reformed Church in America is latest denomination to divide over sexuality issues

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More than 40 congregations have left the Reformed Church in America, one of the oldest Protestant bodies in the United States, over sexuality issues. The departure of the Bible-based congregations to a ...

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On this day in history: Athanasius – Defender of Orthodoxy

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Much of what we believe today about Christ today, being God in human flesh and the Trinity was articulated by Athanasius (295-373). He was from Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised in a ...

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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Jesus made me a better husband, father

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the past two decades. Amid speculation that he plans to retire after this season, he ...

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