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‘Elvis’ looks at faith and foibles at root of cultural icon

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Before he was the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley was a young boy getting his musical beginnings in the small rural town of Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 13, he ...

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Original Juneteenth was a spiritual event and the church can still play a role today

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Understanding the significance of the Juneteenth holiday paints a fuller picture of civil rights in the United States, author Jemar Tisby said. “It represents June 19, 865, when enslaved people in Texas ...

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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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Iranian Christian explains the plight of women

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Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honor killings” of women, including one woman believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé discusses ...

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Mothers and Mother’s Day: the real story

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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Magic Johnson thanks God for being with him through highs and lows

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Former NBA star Earvin “Magic” Johnson has experienced the highs of winning championships to the lows of being diagnosed as HIV positive. Through it all, he has learned to trust God. “Faith ...

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Foster child says he won life’s ‘lottery’ as he graduates high school

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“Show-Me was like winning the lottery,” Tristian Wieboldt says. “Out of the hundreds of kids that apply [to Show-Me Christian Youth Home], only a few are lucky enough to be chosen. Most ...

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Michael W. Smith records song in support of Ukraine relief efforts

Singer Michael W. Smith was devastated to learn about the ongoing atrocities committed by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. “I just can’t comprehend how somebody can just go in and just ...

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“We can’t just sit here.” How Russian Americans are helping Ukrainians

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In Alaska, A Russian-Speaking Church Becomes A Hub For Helping Ukrainians. An elevated cross reaches toward the blue sky at a nondescript corner of Alaska’s largest city. Viewed from the right vantage ...

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Faithlife TV is for Christians interested in ‘digging into Scripture’

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For most streaming services, entertainment is the primary goal. Think Amazon Prime or even YouTube. Then there’s Faithlife TV Plus. It’s a relatively new streaming service that – yes – wants to ...

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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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‘May God make a miracle’: Millions flee Ukraine with prayers for war’s end

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A 17-year-old refugee took a stroll down a main thoroughfare after escaping the shelling in his hometown of Zhtomyr, Ukraine. During a casual walk through an older part of the city, the ...

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Movie version of “The Case for Heaven” scheduled for release in this week

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Death has touched many lives in the past two years and forced people to think about eternity. Lee Strobel, a Christian artist and journalist, addressed the topic in his book “The Case ...

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Christian NBA player donating salary to build hospital in his native country

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At a time when professional sports owners and players fight over millions of dollars, one NBA player is focused on helping others. Bismack Biyombo is pledging to donate his entire $1.3 million ...

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The world considers Christians crazy – and new song from Casting Crowns agrees

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The world often thinks of Christians as being crazy, and the Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns don’t mind the phrase. They recently released an anthem called “Crazy People” in which the group ...

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“The Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff disputes prophetic link to Ukrainian war

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Some Christian leaders see the Russian invasion of Ukraine as fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Hank Hanegraaff, also known as the “Bible Answer Man,” disagrees. Ezekiel is about the “prince of Rosh” coming ...

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Former Vice President Pence, wife visit Ukraine with Samaritan’s Purse

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Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, traveled to Ukraine last week to lend their support and encourage refugees. They visited the Ukraine-Poland border, where Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s ...

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VIDEO: Russia destroying the great cathedrals and churches of Ukraine

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Kyiv, a classic and beautiful history-filled European city is also the spiritual heart of Ukraine. Russia knows that and is wiping out the country’s great cathedrals that, until now, have stood as ...

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Tim Tebow on patience and compromise in marriage

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Tim Tebow has opened up about his marriage to Demi-Leigh Tebow and shared how the two have learned to compromise and work as a team. Tebow talks in detail about how his ...

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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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Christian leaders share insights on Ukraine and how to pray

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Christians across the United States are asking how they can pray for the situation in Ukraine. Numerous Christian leaders have shared their thoughts on social media.   Their comments come as hundreds of ...

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The church community in Ukraine is praying in face of Invasion

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As Russian troops launch a mass invasion of Europe’s largest Democracy, the Ukrainian Church is praying even as bombs are heard in the distance. Andrew Kelly watched as a boy, no older ...

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Late political commentator Bob Beckel was man of faith

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Bob Beckel, the liberal political commentator who died Monday, was a frequent sparring partner of Sean Hannity and other opinion personalities on cable networks. He also took his faith seriously. “What people ...

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Push to make Sunday a sabbath day of rest gains support

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It’s not just nostalgia. Many pandemic-weary souls want to make Sunday a day of rest again. In a hit song two decades ago, country music group Rascal Flatts offered banjo-tinged commentary on ...

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Actress Patricia Heaton: standing strong for pro-life cause in Hollywood

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A pro-life website ran an article this week on why we should be encouraged in 2022. It wrote that “celebrities such as actress Patricia Heaton are using their platforms to promote a ...

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