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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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Church that defied in-person ban helped lead drug user to Christ

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Trinity Bible Chapel in Ontario, Canada, was fined $100,000 last year for refusing to shut its doors in defiance of the Reopening Ontario Act, as well as the Emergency Management and Civil ...

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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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Did Elon Musk just get saved?

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Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk recently told “The Babylon Bee” that he respects and agrees with “the principles that Jesus advocated,” such as forgiveness and “treating people as you wish to be treated.” ...

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What ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ got wrong about Christians

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For two centuries those who defended the Roman empire blamed its destruction on Christianity but the facts reveal a much different story. In The Devil’s Dictionary, the writer Ambrose Bierce offered this ...

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Local artist brings visuals to poems in unexpected ways

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“I wanted to put pictures into poems, give voice to a visual,” says Hasna Sal of her new book, Poems In Glass. The visuals are turning heads. Her book launch was recently ...

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Drop-off sites to open for Operation Christmas Child

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Across the nation, more than 4,000 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, ...

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Life in a revolving door: connecting with others

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I met a man in Nashville while passing through a revolving door at an entrance to a downtown hotel.  I smiled and greeted him as he was exiting. Immediately the man turned ...

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Haitian turmoil increases hunger for Gospel

Haitian protests and anarchy surrounding the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has escalated the risk of starvation. It is also increasing hunger for the Gospel, according to Christian workers in the country. ...

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Christ Prep Academy Football Building Godly Men

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Christ Prep Football seeks to build godly men for the next generation. We accomplish this by teaching core values such as confidence, courage, humility, and self-discipline. We use the disciplines that football ...

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Convicted of murder as a teen, Gene McGuire has found true freedom

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In 1977, then 17-year-old Gene McGuire found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. His 24-year-old cousin had come for a visit, and the two went to a tavern in ...

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Chiefs’ Daniel Sorensen talks about faith and how he got his nickname

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For Daniel Sorensen, the experience of winning a Super Bowl does not compare to being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Winning the biggest game of the year is a supreme thrill, but ...

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Nigerians hear hope as the gospel broadcast on radio nationwide

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Nigerians are hearing the gospel in eleven languages broadcast on radio across the nation. The “good news” is welcome for a country exhausted by the killings of its Christian population. As the ...

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Seminary degree helps ORU coach create winners on and off basketball court

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Paul Mills, who recently coached the Oral Roberts University basketball team to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, may be the first college coach to have a seminary degree. Mills grew ...

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The killing of Jesus and the defeat of corruption

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary states corruption as, “dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people.”  Further, it is described as a departure from the original, purest form.  Mankind had its original, purest form ...

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American Indian pastor embraces his culture to share Jesus

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People don’t grow into mature Christians until they serve others, says American Indian pastor and ministry leader Bruce Plummer. “I just believe serving people first is so critical when you want to ...

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Did St. Patrick expel snakes from Ireland?

A famous legend from the life of St. Patrick explains how he banished snakes from the entire country of Ireland after praying on top of the mountain Croagh Patrick during the 40 ...

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Psychologist and author Jordan Peterson moving closer toward Christianity

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Dr. Jordan Peterson, the hugely popular Canadian clinical psychologist who promotes personal responsibility and opposes political correctness, could be changing his attitude toward Christianity. For years, the best-selling author was asked if ...

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Michael McDowell after upset Daytona 500 win: ‘God is good’

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Entering the NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500 — the “Great American Race” — driver Michael McDowell was a 100-1 underdog. After the race, which ended shortly after midnight in Florida thanks to two ...

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In the shadow of Chernobyl, rebuilding homes and hope

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“Hey Jeff climb in,” Andrey said. “We are driving about two hours today to a village near Chernobyl to see Marina and her kids.” I always enjoy spending time with Andrey because ...

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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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John MacArthur: church lockdowns could usher the Antichrist

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Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., has been ground zero in the battle over COVID-19 restrictions. Pastor and author John MacArthur said today’s world, with a virus spreading through every country ...

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Edward Peecher: From the Black Panthers to seeking peace on Chicago’s violent streets

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For Edward Peecher, promoting peace in Chicago’s violent streets is a long way from his days as a member of the Black Panthers. Now 70 years old, the pastor remembers what took ...

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Franklin Graham finds plenty of things for which to be thankful this year

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Billy Graham, like many Americans, has still found much for which to show gratitude this year.  Graham says he’s thankful to God for the continued opportunity to share the gospel despite the ...

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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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