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Worldview of preteens threatens future of the church in America: study

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The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has a sober warning for the American church. “We are on the precipice of Christian invisibility in this nation” as new research shows that ...

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Investigation of Mike Bickle finds abuse of power, sexual misconduct

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An independent report released this week said  Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer Kansas City, confessed to engaging in “consensual sexual contact” with a woman in addition to a ...

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Middle East war won’t stop the gospel says John Piper

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Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, God is still in control, pastor and author John Piper said in response to a question on a recent podcast. He referenced Matthew 24:5-14, in which ...

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Religious “nones” now outnumber all religious groups

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More Americans now identify as religiously unaffiliated than as being part of any individual religious group. More than one in four U.S. adults now identify as religiously unaffiliated, or nones, compared to ...

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Police arrest 47 people connected to Istanbul church attack

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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a church attack in Istanbul that left one person dead Sunday. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya made a statement on Twitter stating that the armed attackers ...

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Optimism over giving in 2024 despite economy

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A recent survey found reason for optimism about faith-based giving in 2024. Despite ongoing economic challenges, donations to churches and ministries remain strong. That’s according to the Giving in Faith report from ...

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Polyamory and the ‘Next Sexual Revolution’ That Has Been Here for Years

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On January 23 I posted on X, “Five days ago @MattWalshBlog wrote, ‘This is now the fourth article in a major media publication in the span of one week pushing ‘polyamory.’” Today, ...

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Solutions for the “irreversible decline” of American Christianity

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Few things have occupied the American Christian mind the past few years like the seemingly inevitable decline in the American Christian population. The Atlantic ran a piece from Tim Keller called “American ...

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Churches must tackle porn, says app founder

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The use of pornography has become a “civilizational crisis” that churches need to address, according to Ronald DeHaas, founder and CEO of the accountability app Covenant Eyes. DeHaas, who also serves as ...

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Christians more likely to use AI in their work

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Christians are more likely than non-Christians to use artificial intelligence in their work, a new survey from the Barna Group finds. The data suggest that nearly two-thirds of Christians in the workforce ...

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Palestinians attack Church site that protects Jacob’s Well

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A Palestinian mob has attacked and damaged a Christian church that preserves the site of Jacob’s Well. Scripture says it is where Jacob once camped about 3,800 years ago, and where Jesus ...

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Local historic Black church among those to get preservation grant

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A historic Black Kansas City area church will receive a grant for preservation. Washington Chapel CME Church in Parkville, Mo. was the only church in Kansas or Missouri to be included among ...

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Half of pastors wanted to ditch pulpit since 2020

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A shortage of pastors for American churches may be looming. More than half have seriously considered leaving the ministry since 2020 for various reasons, a new study from the Hartford Institute for ...

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Seven church trends to watch for

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Church leaders will have their hands full keeping their congregations on track while navigating unexpected twists and turns in the coming year. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary ...

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Graham responds to UK Methodists avoiding terms ‘husband, wife, mother’

The Methodist Church worldwide continues to move away from traditional biblical teachings about gender. In the United Kingdom, the denomination has released an inclusive language guide that discourages ministers from using terms ...

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IHOP University president resigns over Bickle allegations

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The fallout continues from allegations concerning leaders of the International House of Prayer as more resignations are announced. The organization announced on social media that David Sliker is stepping down as president ...

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Nearly 6 in 10 Americans who made resolutions want deeper faith

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Nearly six in 10 Americans who made New Year’s resolutions want to increase their engagement in religious activities. The big question is if the church is ready. According to the CBS New/YouGov ...

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IHOPKC officially cuts ties with founder Mike Bickle

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The International House of Prayer in Kansas City on Friday officially cut ties with founder Mike Bickle. In late October a group of former IHOPKC leaders accused Bickle of a pattern of ...

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Hezbollah strikes church in Western Galilee

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Hezbollah, Hamas’s partner in Lebanon, struck a church in the Western Galilee with a missile on Tuesday injuring a civilian. The attack on St. Mary’s Church injured one civilian and Israeli forces ...

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Area church gives presents to kids touched by violence

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Christmas can be a difficult time for children whose lives have been affected by violence. On Sunday volunteers at United Believers Community Church in Kansas City gave away more than 100 presents so ...

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Do atheists attend church on Christmas?

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The country seems more and more divided between people of faith and those who consider themselves agnostics and atheists. Many people who are nominally religious and even agnostic may still celebrate the ...

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New allegation emerges against IHOPKC founder Mike Bickle

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The investigation of Mike Bickle, the founder of the International House of Prayer Kansas City, is facing a new allegation. A woman identified only as Jane Doe this week alleged that from ...

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Sculpture depicts the suffering of Apostle Bartholomew

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This is one of the most haunting sculptures ever produced. It depicts Saint Bartholomew, one of Christ’s twelve apostles, who brought Christianity to India and Armenia in the 1st century. Like many ...

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8 thoughts on being genuine friends with unbelievers

As a young believer, I learned from older believers that we were supposed to evangelize lost people—but do so from a distance so you’re not stained by the relationship. I understand that ...

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Vatican will allow transgender people to be baptized

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The Catholic Church will allow transgender individuals to be baptized as long as it doesn’t cause “scandal or confusion.” The new policy contradicts church teaching that says engaging in homosexual behavior is ...

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