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Actor Denzel Washington shares memories of being filled with the Holy Spirit

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Being filled with the Holy Spirit made a dramatic impact on the life of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. The actor talked about his faith in discussion with the pastor of Christian ...

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Pompeo, Brownback focus on China and ‘decades-long war on faith’

Religious persecution in China has intensified over the past year as the regime continues with its “decades-long war on faith,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on June 10 while presenting his ...

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‘Napalm girl’ in famous Vietnam War photo: ‘Those bombs led me to Christ’

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The “napalm girl” famously captured in Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1970s photograph has related her incredible journey from a pagan life of bitterness and hatred to a new life of love and ...

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Protesters are getting baptized at spot where George Floyd died

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The world has witnessed violent clashes involving looting, murders, and hundreds of businesses burned. But the vast majority of people have participated in peaceful demonstrations following the death of George Floyd and ...

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Effective missions can’t happen without regular prayer

It has often been observed that a person’s last words convey great significance. Whether someone is dying or leaving not to return, they weigh carefully what they say. Final words will be ...

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Memorial for Ravi Zacharias will be livestreamed Friday morning

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Tributes continue to pour in for evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19 at age 74 after a brief battle with cancer. His life and legacy will be celebrated ...

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How Ravi Zacharias found Christ at Youth for Christ

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Around the world, those who  knew or were impacted by the ministry of Ravi Zacharias are mourning his loss. The Christian apologist’s death on May 19 at the age of 74, has ...

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Ravi Zacharias dies overnight after losing battle with cancer

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Christian apologist and Bible teacher Ravi Zacharias, 74, passed away at his home in Atlanta in the early hours of May 19.  Zacharias lost his battle with a rare form of cancer ...

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Little Richard and his surprising faith story

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Rock ’n’ roll icon Little Richard, who died this weekend at age 87, has been heralded by the entertainment industry as a trailblazer whose performances influenced Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ...

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Playing for No. 1: High NFL draft pick Tua Tagovailoa puts God first

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Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, whom the Miami Dolphins selected with the fifth overall pick of the recent NFL draft, has chosen No. 1 for his uniform. “For the audience of 1,” Tagovailoa wrote ...

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Baseball’s Darryl Strawberry and his homerun for eternity

The most significant home run for Darryl Strawberry didn’t happen on a baseball field. It happened when he ran home into the arms of Jesus. The coldest place in the world on ...

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Wrestling star Hulk Hogan encourages Christians to put quarantine to good use

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The ongoing stay-at-home orders present a good opportunity for Christians to focus on strengthening their relationships with Christ, wrestling star Hulk Hogan said. “God has taken away everything we worship,” he wrote ...

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says God will be glorified and football will be played

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Professional and collegiate sports have ground to a halt because of the coronavirus outbreak. One prominent coach, however, believes that God will be glorified during the pandemic and that college football will ...

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L.A. Chargers’ Hunter Henry, wife Parker get baptized in Jordan River

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Following a season in which he posted career highs in catches (55) and receiving yards (652), Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry recently embarked on a trip to Israel. He then ...

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Saints QB Drew Brees to return in 2020 as he seeks to love God and others

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The NFL’s all-time leader for passing touchdowns and yards (and many other records) will make “another run at it.” New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees shared an Instagram post recently announcing he ...

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins credits faith for overcoming criticism in upset win over Saints

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins made two great passes on Sunday to knock the New Orleans Saints out of the playoffs, and perhaps threw a monkey off his back at the same time. ...

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Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas messages reveal importance of faith in her life

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Although Great Britain has become more secular in recent years, Queen Elizabeth has become more explicitly Christian in her messages. This is most notably addressed in her annual Christmas broadcast message, a ...

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Book by local author explores the ability to find peace in Christ after series of losses

A great loss or series of losses doesn’t have to define your life. Local author Gregor Southard shares a collection of blogs he wrote between 2012 and 2014 in his new memoir “Emerging ...

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Trump calls on Americans to ‘exemplify the teachings of Christ’

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President Trump called on Americans to come together, pointing to the example of Jesus Christ in a message released by the White House on Christmas Day. The president said, “While the challenges ...

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New book is about the ‘Characters of Christmas’

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With its sparkly lights, piles of gifts, and heartwarming sentiments, it’s easy to become caught up in the flurry of activity at Christmas, forgetting about Who is at the center of it ...

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What was so significant about the virgin birth?

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The centerpiece of the Christmas season is the birth of Jesus.  Popular Christmas songs, various figurine displays and holiday sermons all make it prominent.  But what is it about Jesus’ birth specifically, ...

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When NFL success doesn’t make you happy – Austin Carr

Early one morning after an NFL win last season, I sat in my chair during my quiet time with God feeling empty and despondent. It was odd to be feeling this way ...

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Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz gives glory to God in tough times

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Quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles has always given God the glory during the good times, such as being a high draft pick and winning a Super Bowl (although he was ...

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Frankie Killmer lived a brutal life, then he was redeemed

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It’s no surprise that Frankie Killmer had a dysfunctional childhood. An older female relative in the family home tried to drown him, twice. After being placed in the care of a male ...

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Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God’

Dolly Parton can still remember the moment she discovered her God-given purpose. During a sit-down interview with Christian media outlets last month, the country music legend and cultural icon recalled how, as ...

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