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More revealing quotes from the Queen on Jesus, faith

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As Queen Elizabeth is laid to rest, more quotes and stories from her life are being remembered. Not only did she serve her nation as Queen but she also held the title ...

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The private and public faith of Queen Elizabeth II

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Before wearing the Imperial State Crown, Queen Elizabeth II knelt at the Westminster Abbey altar for a moment of silent, private prayer. The three-hour coronation in 1953 contained myriad oaths and symbols, ...

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Former Hallmark exec hopes to compete with better television programming

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GAC Media hopes to rival the Hallmark Channel and become the leader in family television, CEO Bill Abbott says. Abbott formerly was CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of ...

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Nigeria’s Christians celebrate Christmas in face of terror threats

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Throughout Nigeria’s troubled northern states Christian believers headed to church on Christmas eve with brave faces. Even in the northernmost state of Sokoto, the heart of Nigeria’s Islamic region, more than 5,000 Christians ...

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The story behind O Holy Night

O Holy Night remains one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. But in 1847 it started with a French poem written by Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant, mayor of the town, ...

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5 Christmas songs with lyrics that are theological masterpieces

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The songs of Christmas are quite literally in the air this time of year, serenading us on radio, in our homes or in restaurants and stores. Like it or not, many may ...

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12 Christmas movies to watch before New Years

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It’s the Christmas holiday, which for many means more free time, lots of travel and the desire to curl up with hot chocolate and a good movie. There are hundreds of Christmas ...

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“Christmas comet” expected to be visible tonight

Comet Leonard will make a close approach to Venus two days before Christmas after passing by the Earth just a few days ago. According to an Arizona State University astronomer, the comet ...

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Gift boxes let Christians experience Israel while helping small businesses

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People looking for a last-minute one-of-a-kind gift can give a taste of the Holy Land while helping Israeli businesses that are suffering because of a loss of religious tourism. Quarterly Artza subscription gift ...

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How to celebrate Christmas with those of other faiths or no faith

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The Christmas season can be stressful for many as they gather with family members who may be unbelievers or followers of other faiths. Polls show that a majority of atheists celebrate the ...

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City Union Mission Christmas store serves 800 families this year

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The City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, where homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can shop for their families at no cost, will close its doors for the season tomorrow, December 22. ...

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Missionaries snuck past numerous guards in daring Haiti escape

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Escaping captors in the middle of the night, 12 Christian Aid Ministries missionaries hiked silently through the moonlit jungle of Haiti, pausing at times to pray for the direction that led to ...

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Christmas season puts spotlight on epidemic of loneliness – including in the church

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With the Christmas bustle, it can be easy to forget that the holidays can be one of the loneliest times of the year for many people. Nearly one-third of U.S. adults report ...

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Slavic Gospel Association brings hope to children in former Soviet bloc nations

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About 800 local churches across Russia and the former Soviet Union will deliver Christmas gifts and the gospel — along with personalized greetings from donors in the United States — to an ...

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For King & Country joins “The Chosen” for “A Silent Night” starting Dec. 18

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Three of the biggest names in Christian culture have teamed up for a Christmas special. The duo For King & Country, “The Chosen” TV series and the Museum of the Bible are ...

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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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10 ways to give this Christmas and live generously all year long

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It’s always more blessed to give than to receive, especially during the Christmas season. The National Christian Foundation shared some ways to make generosity a family tradition during the holidays and beyond. ...

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Carthage comes back form pandemic with bigger, better Christmas celebration

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With their big plans for last year’s Christmas cancelled due to COVID-19, Vision Carthage says they have reignited the community’s holiday interests for a comeback in 2021. Vision Carthage Executive Director Abi ...

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Black Lives Matter ties Christmas to white supremacy

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Merry Christmas from Black Lives Matter. And check your white supremacy. The organization celebrated Thanksgiving by accusing Americans of “eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land” and bashed Christmas, linking ...

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Comet Leonard visible through Christmas

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There’s still time to see the year’s brightest comet but look quick! Comet Leonard was first seen near Jupiter in early 2021 and is on its way around the sun. This ball ...

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‘Christmas with the Chosen’ breaks records with $10 million

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“Christmas with the Chosen: The Messenger” has been a resounding box-office success. Sales have topped $13 million for one million tickets, setting a new record for Fathom Events. The amount surpasses what ...

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Sticking to a budget is critical during Christmas season, Dave Ramsey’s daughter says

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After cutting back on Christmas spending a year ago, many consumers plan to buy more presents this year. Rachel Cruze, the daughter of Dave Ramsey, encourages them to enjoy the season but ...

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How does government welfare measure up against church or charity help?

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It’s that time of year again, the time when Americans consume more than ever, but also the time when America highlights charity more than ever – including to the local church. Indeed, ...

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Religious Christmas postage stamps still point to ‘reason for the season’

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Step up to any United States Post Office counter or log onto its official government-sponsored website, and anyone in the market for “Christmas”-themed postage stamps has three options: “A visit from St. ...

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Finding faith in “The Nutcracker,” a Christmas classic

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The popularity of the ballet “The Nutcracker” skyrockets during Advent and the Christmas season because of its pageantry, dancing, and timeless classical music. But have you ever wondered what the story is really all ...

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