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In a high-tech world, adults prefer printed Bibles

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Although the popularity of online Bibles has grown in the digital age, most adults still prefer the old-fashioned paper version. A report by the American Bible Society found that nearly two-thirds of Bible users ...

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Author Larry Tomczak shares 10 blessings for which to be thankful this year

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Thanksgiving is about much more than just family, food and football. It’s about blessings. “As Christians, we always want to cultivate thankfulness in our lives,” Christian author Larry Tomczak said. “Recall how ...

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Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor singing God’s praises

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The Queen of Disco is committed to the King of Kings. In the 1980s, singer Gloria Gaynor was known for her parties. In fact, it was at one of those parties, a ...

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Researcher finds connection between spiritual health and happiness

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People who pray and connect with God are more likely to experience happiness and enjoy positive mental health, research shows. Extensive research into 13-to-25-year-olds has long found “religion is good for you,” ...

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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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Daring new program disciples Afghan Christians

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A new program aims to reach Afghan Christians who are forced to conceal their faith. In November SAT-7’s Persian-language channel launched a new social media initiative, Church4Afghanistan, comprised of a new brand ...

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Today in Christian history: Volunteers work to meet spiritual, physical needs of Civil War soldiers

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Wounded men lay in the blazing sun in an open field at Gettysburg, pleading for relief. It was 1861 and the American Civil War was raging inflicting enormous casualties on both sides. ...

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Scripture teaches timeless truths that are relevant today, author David Limbaugh says

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David Limbaugh, brother of the late Rush Limbaugh, is continually amazed as he studies the Bible. “Every time you read scripture, you may read it in a different context,” he says. ” ...

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Queen Elizabeth, Billy Graham enjoyed friendship that stood the test of time

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After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, stories continue to come out not only about her strong faith but her close relationship with evangelist Billy Graham. “Her heart for service brought her ...

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Extra shot of prayer: Starbucks barista offers hope in drive-through

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Although Starbucks is not known for promoting faith, an Arkansas woman recently was moved to see a barista serve up some prayer to a customer. Tanya Hinsley was waiting in the Starbucks drive-thru ...

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Why did early Christianity rise so rapidly?

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New religions appear all the time — nowhere more than in the United States — but very few ever achieve prominence and permanence. Christianity is a rare and dramatic case of a ...

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The church has allowed culture to dilute Christianity, says author David Limbaugh

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The culture has been destroyed by leftism and needs to be called back to the eternal truths of scripture, Missouri author David Limbaugh says. Limbaugh and his daughter, Christen Limbaugh Bloom, wrote ...

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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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Today In Christian history: Thomas Barnardo’s head grew heavy

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On this evening, September 19, 1905, sixty-year-old “Dr.” Thomas Barnardo complained that his head felt heavy. Asking his wife to allow him to rest it on her for a moment, he slipped ...

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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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Rick Warren gives final sermon as pastor of Saddleback

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Influential author and leader Rick Warren preached his final sermon as pastor of Saddleback Church on Sunday. He delivered the same message he preached more than four decades ago, urging those in ...

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How Christianity modeled care for the sick in the Roman world

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Far from being an otherworldly religion, Christianity teaches both the importance and goodness of life in this world. In fact, from Jesus’ healing ministry to the work of modern missionary doctors, a ...

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Will ‘Rings of Power’ TV series be faithful to Tolkien’s Christianity?

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As the Sept. 2 release date of Amazon Prime’s controversial series “Rings of Power” nears, fan anticipation is building immensely. The show is meant to be a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The ...

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Billy Graham internet ministry marks 10 years, millions saved

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Search for Jesus, the internet evangelism ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, marked a milestone this month as it reached its 10th year of reaching the world online. In 2012, Search for ...

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Jordan Peterson encourages churches to get back to business of saving souls            

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Churches should focus on saving souls before it’s too late, renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson shares in a “Message to the Christian Churches.” “It is, of course, completely presumptuous of me to dare ...

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Faith leaders share explanations for sharp decline in faith in God

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Christian leaders have several explanations for why faith in God has hit an all-time low in the United States. Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church of Farmersville in rural East Texas ...

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Christians who escaped horrors of war return to aid the hurting and share Jesus

There’s not much left of Ukrainian cities destroyed by Russia’s war of extermination, but for Christians, there’s always Christ. IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine — Tanks. Bombs. Guns. He survived them all in the besieged ...

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Why should we all truly love America?

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America, I love you! Economically resilient, stubbornly optimistic, miraculously birthed, divinely blessed, statistically exceptional America. Historically flawed?  Sure.  What country isn’t?  But I love America! And so should you. Merta (not her ...

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Will a second Jesus People movement spring from this weekend’s Cotton Bowl event?

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In the stadium where evangelists Billy Graham and Bill Bright rallied 70,000 during the Jesus People Movement five decades ago, the Cotton Bowl in Texas will soon host another massive gathering of ...

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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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