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A ‘postdenominational’ era? The rise of nondenominational churches

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Pastor Dan Haugh welcomed 21 new members to his congregation Sunday morning. Six months ago, he welcomed 19 others to Stowe Community Church in Stowe, Vermont. While other houses of worship in Northern Vermont ...

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Local Catholic archdiocese approves new pro-life Deacons of Hope organization

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The Archdiocese of Kansas City now has an association of deacons committed to pro-life ministry. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann signed a decree approving the clerical association Deacons of Hope. “Our goal is ...

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Seminary president cautions Christian schools to recruit families aligned with their values

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Christian schools must seek families that share their beliefs, seminary president Albert Mohler said. He cited a “Wall Street Journal” column written by a father who sent his daughter to a Portland, ...

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Questions grow over Chase Bank canceling account of religious non-profit

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There are growing calls to investigate why Chase Bank shut down a nonprofit promoting religious freedom. The company has been “secret” about it’s corporate-level decision which affects former Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam ...

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Extraordinary new documentary on Mother Teresa in theaters Oct. 3

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Mother Teresa — one of the most famous figures to emerge from the 20th century for her work helping the poor in India — is the focus of a new documentary that ...

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Opposing abortion is “sinful,” Nancy Pelosi says

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Opposition to abortion is “sinful,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. “The fact that this is such an assault on women of color and women in lower-income families is just sinful,” she said. ...

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400 Baptist churches among thousands lost in Russian war on Ukraine

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Over 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been lost in Russia’s war on Ukraine, says Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary President Yaroslav Pyzh. The number is striking, considering that Ukraine’s protestant population is already ...

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How Star Wars’ Jedi were inspired by the Knights Templar and the church

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Star Wars is once again in the spotlight and pulling on nostalgic heartstrings in the new Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series follows members of ...

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Biden targeted with $1 million ad campaign over silence on church attacks

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Pro-life groups are challenging the Biden administration to stop the spiraling violence against churches. The largest effort is a $1 million ad campaign with the aim of pressuring President Joe Biden into ...

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Longtime broadcaster Vin Scully leaves legacy of baseball and faith

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The funeral for Vin Scully, the longtime voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, brought out memories of his deep faith. The broadcaster, known to millions of baseball fans, died in early August ...

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New ad campaign targets pro-abortion Catholic politicians

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Attacks on churches and crisis pregnancy centers have increased since the U.S. Supreme Court found Roe v. Wade unconstitutional. The latest was the attack on a Catholic church in Overland Park, Kan. ...

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“Vile and satanic attack” leaves dozens of Nigerian churchgoers dead

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Victims are still being identified after dozens of churchgoers are dead after a terrorist attack in Nigeria on Sunday morning. Terrorists rode up on motorcycles and began shooting those who showed up ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Churches attacked by pro-abortion protesters

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A major religious liberty organization will sue pro-abortion protesters who are invading and defacing churches across the nation.  The announcement comes after hundreds of protesters harassed churches to protest a possible Supreme ...

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Biden says Roe v. Wade agrees with “mainstream religions”

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President Joe Biden has weighed in on the abortion debate by saying mainstream religions agree with Roe v. Wade and support taking the life of a pre-born child. “Roe says what all ...

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‘Father Stu’ is one of the best faith-based films ever, but will people see it?

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“Father Stu” nails the faith-based formula better than maybe any other faith-based film. But it remains to be seen if audiences will come out to see a faith-based film with so much ...

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80-year-old nun sentenced for stealing from school to pay for gambling

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An 80-year-old nun said she has seen the error of her ways after being sentenced to federal prison for stealing $835,000 from the school where she worked to support her gambling habits. ...

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The pandemic changed death rituals and left grieving families without a sense of closure

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The unexpected death of a friend and colleague to COVID-19 in January 2021 led me to start researching how American death rituals were transforming during the pandemic. My friend was Hindu, and ...

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Construction work continues on what will be largest Catholic church in Kansas

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Construction crews are finishing up the exterior of a $40 million church in Saint Marys. The Immaculata Church is expected to be finished by the end of 2022 and will be the largest Catholic ...

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Annual ‘Rally and March for Life’ planned for Kansas State Capitol Jan. 25

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Kansans for Life will hold the Annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The event has drawn thousands in the past. The day will feature numerous ...

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Reduced tourism hasn’t slowed renovation of Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

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The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Bethlehem. Although the pandemic has limited tourism, the Church of the Nativity is undergoing major renovations. Commissioned by the Roman Emperor Constantine at ...

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West Side Story is refreshing in faithfulness to 1950s Broadway

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West Side Story is an old story. Really old. It’s based on Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet, replacing the warring Italian clans of the Montagues and Capulets with the Jets and Sharks. ...

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St. Louis University bans conservative commentator Matt Walsh from speaking

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St. Louis University has cancelled a speech by commentator and children’s author Matt Walsh of “The Daily Wire” in what appears to be a response to his conservative views. The university at ...

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LGBT compliance forced on Church daycares in Build Back Better plan

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Child care provisions in President Biden’s massive Build Back Better plan will shut out Christian and other faith-based facilities that affirm traditional biblical doctrine. The controversy involves language within the House-passed bill ...

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Navy SEALs sue President Biden after religious exemption denied

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The Biden administration is being sued for denying religious vaccine exemptions to Navy SEALs. The vaccine mandate deadline is approaching for all service members and thousands are speaking out about their denial ...

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