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Senate rejects religious protections as it passes Marriage Act

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The U.S. Senate has rejected amendments to protect religious freedom as it approved the controversial Respect for Marriage Act. Twelve Republicans, including several who are retiring like Missouri’s Roy Blunt, joined 49 ...

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Summit Christian Academy soccer team finishes second in Missouri Class 1 playoffs

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Summit Christian Academy has just completed its best season ever in boys soccer. The Lee’s Summit school was the runner-up in the Missouri Class 1 playoffs. St. Francis Borgia beat the Eagles ...

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What Christianity Today gets wrong about the Respect for Marriage Act

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In a Christianity Today op-ed, Carl H. Esbeck, Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Missouri, offers a positive assessment of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA). He writes, “All in ...

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“Jesus Revolution” will be in theaters in February with story of revival and hope              

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The powerful story of the youth revival of the 1960s and 1970s will be told in the new movie “Jesus Revolution,” which will be in theaters in February. The movie tells the ...

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Christian leaders respond to vice president’s latest comments about abortion and faith

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Christian leaders are taking issue with Vice President Kamala Harris’s recent comments that Americans do not have to “abandon their faith” to support abortion rights. “I say this, one does not have ...

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Spencer Lindsay to speak at C5Alive POWER Luncheon

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The monthly C5Alive POWER Luncheon will be held October 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Peak, 1930 SW Gage. The featured speaker will be Spencer Lindsay, CEO & Founder at ...

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Hurricane Ian near CAT 5 as aid organizations prepare to move in

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Floridians along the Gulf Coast are fleeing in the face of a Hurricane Ian but Christian aid agencies like Samaritan’s Purse, are preparig to move in. The storm, already a CAT 4, ...

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Don Hinkle, longtime editor of Missouri’s Baptist newspaper, dies at age 68

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Don Hinkle, founding editor of The Pathway, the Missouri Baptist Convention’s newspaper, died last week at age 68. “Don was one of the smartest journalists in the industry today and brought a ...

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Christian crowdfunding group GiveSendGo grows by 500%

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The Christian fundraising platform GiveSendGo.com increased its payment processing volume 500 percent in the last year and is now being used in 86 countries. Website traffic increased one thousand percent between June ...

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One of Wahlberg brothers found his faith while locked in prison

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While Mark and Donnie Wahlberg achieved great success in music and film, their brother Jim took a darker path that led to prison. “I lived a rough-and-tumble life,” he said. “I was ...

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‘Lifemark’ is boring and unrealistic, even for Christian film standards

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Kirk Cameron‘s adoption movie “Lifemark” has been extended for an extra week after originally being scheduled to close in theaters Sept. 15. The move comes after it was the #4 movie in ...

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From shoeboxes to war zones: how Samaritan’s Purse became a $1 billion humanitarian aid powerhouse

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Each week, in a hulking warehouse in the small mountain town of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Samaritan’s Purse employees load semi trailers full of supplies for the people of Ukraine: medicines, food, tarps, ...

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Local pastor’s podcast series for pastors and leaders now available

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A new podcast from Randy Frazee, lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City, is available from HarperChristian Resources. The Bible Roots Podcast is for pastors and church leaders who want to ...

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‘Knocking down’ genre walls, Christian music reaches new audiences

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You don’t have to be a fan of contemporary Christian artists to have heard Christian music in recent years. Thanks to a wave of collaborations between CCM artists and those of other ...

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Area Christian schools among those awarded $3.8 Million in grants nationwide

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As families continue to pull their children from public schools, numerous Christian schools are beginning the year with surprise funding. The Herzog Foundation is issuing the grants, totaling $3,813,800, to propel the ...

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Why do Christians persevere? Unspeakable joy

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When this person found Christ, that meant finding joy. My side-job as a faith-and-values columnist requires me to read more about religion than any sane person ought to. I pore through national ...

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Spiritual perspectives of Olivia Newton-John emerge after death

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Millions of fans around the world are mourning the death of singer Olivia Newton-John earlier this week. She was, perhaps, one of the most decent people in the entertainment industry. In a ...

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New ‘The Chosen’ documentary engages Gen Z with Jesus

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The makers of the popular Jesus series “The Chosen” got heartwarming reactions of the show from Generation Z in a recent experiment. Much has been made of the fact that Gen Z ...

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Sermon on the mound: New Royals pitcher wears Bible-themed glove

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Pitcher Luke Weaver of the Kansas City Royals, who was acquired in a recent trade, wears his faith on his glove. His self-designed “Bible glove”, which resembles the binding of an old ...

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Ron Sider died July 27: Here’s why it matters

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Ron Sider was an Evangelical Christian caught in the political crossfire and his voice will be missed. It was the kind of John Paul II quotation that was powerful and prophetic — ...

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Living in hostile environments, people share how Sat-7 satellite programs bring hope

Christian satellite television ministries like SAT-7 have grown significantly over the years. Some may ask themselves, “Do they make a difference?” The broadcast and online media ministry of SAT-7 offers current event ...

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Justin Bieber and crew pray as he resumes tour after health issues

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Justin Bieber has resumed performing after world tour dates were canceled. The health crisis, which precipitated the schedule disruption, was his diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The singer, 28, gave his first ...

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After Roe: What Now? Do We Value Them Both?

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The United States Supreme Court has determined that Federal Government authority to regulate abortion is not found in the Constitution, and that therefore it falls to each individual state to do so. ...

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Several Hollywood actors share their faith openly

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Despite opposition from the popular culture, more Hollywood actors are speaking out about their faith. Chris Pratt, Carrie Underwood, Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson are among those who keep their beliefs at ...

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Overland Christian School Helps Students Pursue Truth

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Located at 74th and Metcalf in Overland Park, Kan., Overland Christian Schools offers quality Christian education for students K-3 through high school. Since 1938, OCS has offered students a Christ-centered atmosphere to ...

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