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Can pastors running for office make a difference?

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The American Renewal Project is encouraging pastors and church members across the nation to seek office. In April 2014, Jerry Falwell Jr. called me saying he was in a bind. Liberty University’s ...

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Former church buildings finding new life as breweries

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As the number of small breweries nationwide increases, some owners are finding homes in unexpected places. While controversial, it’s part of a trend of new uses for abandoned houses of worship. The ...

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Grandview Christian Summer Camp hosts ‘Birds of a Feather’

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Come to Birds of a Feather Summer Camp at Grandview Christian School! You won’t be sorry you did!   Your students won’t want to miss the fun at GCS’s Birds of a Feather ...

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John Ashcroft will speak at upcoming luncheon for area pastors, ministry leaders

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John Ashcroft, former U.S. attorney general and Missouri governor and senator, will be the keynote speaker for an upcoming event for local pastors and ministry leaders. The Missouri Renewal Project is sponsoring ...

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China forcing churches to spout communist propaganda

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Churches and other religious bodies in China are being forced to spout communist propaganda as the country has become “increasingly hostile to faith, said a bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. According to ...

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Bible reading among Americans hits all-time low

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Half of Americans believe the Bible includes “everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life.” Nevertheless, many of them don’t bother reading it. Bible reading and usage are at ...

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“Build My Life” ranked as top worship song last year

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“Build My Life” by Pat Barrett was the most popular worship song of 2021, according to research by Faithlife. The church technology company reviewed 2.7 million songs that churches sang and 91,000 ...

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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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Public faith in credibility of pastors eroding, survey finds

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U.S. pastors have some work to do to improve their credibility with the public. The news comes with increasing hostility towards pastors, churches, and people of faith in the media, Hollywood and ...

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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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80-year-old nun sentenced for stealing from school to pay for gambling

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An 80-year-old nun said she has seen the error of her ways after being sentenced to federal prison for stealing $835,000 from the school where she worked to support her gambling habits. ...

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Good Bible engagement makes good neighbors

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People who are rooted in Scripture tend to make better neighbors. That’s the assessment of a study released by the American Bible Society. The State of the Bible USA 2021 report “Good ...

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Ugandan clergy are divorcing wives for younger church members

KAMPALA, Uganda— Aloysius Bugingo, a senior pastor at House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala, left his wife of 29 years in December and married a younger woman under the customary law. He ...

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7 encouraging trends in Christianity for 2022

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The news for persecuted Christians looks grim this year with an increase in persecution expected. But there are encouraging trends that bode well for the church. As we go about our daily ...

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World regions where persecution will increase this year

If Covid taught us one thing, it was that both governments and religious majorities around the world used the pandemic as cover to persecute Christians.  In many countries, believers in Christ faced ...

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CNN sex scandals and getting our own house in order

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The Daily Wire recently ran an article by Tim Meads titled “Perverts, Predators And Adulterers: 7 CNN Employees Forced Out In Disgrace.” Not included in the article was CNN anchor Don Lemon who ...

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Survey: Pastors focus on others when asked about their greatest needs

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Although the past two years have been hard on most people, pastors may carry the greatest burden as they care for their congregations. Lifeway Research recently asked 1,000 pastors about their most ...

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Ministry turns to social media to reach younger generations for Christ

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Popular social media channels were used to lead nearly 200,000 young people to Christ last year by Groundwire, which ministers to Millennials and Generation Z youth. “We’re not going after the atheists,” ...

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Construction work continues on what will be largest Catholic church in Kansas

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Construction crews are finishing up the exterior of a $40 million church in Saint Marys. The Immaculata Church is expected to be finished by the end of 2022 and will be the largest Catholic ...

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Study: Skip the small talk when meeting someone new

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Small talk slows deeper relationships, according to a new study. Opportunities to meet new people and build friendships is a process that’s critical for mental and physical well-being. This does not, however, mean that ...

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Ugandan man hangs wife, children, for accepting Christ as saviour

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Ugandan police continue to search for a Muslim man accused of killing his wife and children because they received Christ as their personal Lord and Savior after attending a church service. According ...

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Church that defied in-person ban helped lead drug user to Christ

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Trinity Bible Chapel in Ontario, Canada, was fined $100,000 last year for refusing to shut its doors in defiance of the Reopening Ontario Act, as well as the Emergency Management and Civil ...

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Urban explorer discovers 89 cremated remains in abandoned church

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After the cremated remains of 89 people were discovered in an abandoned church by an “urban explorer,” authorities have doubled down on an investigation. The remains were found at Greater Faith Missionary ...

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Donations to churches at all-time low, Gallup finds

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Donations to religious organizations continued at an all-time low last year, a new Gallup survey found. Forty-four percent of Americans, the same percentage as in 2020, said they donated to a faith-based ...

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Reformed Church in America is latest denomination to divide over sexuality issues

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More than 40 congregations have left the Reformed Church in America, one of the oldest Protestant bodies in the United States, over sexuality issues. The departure of the Bible-based congregations to a ...

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