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Pakistan acquits Christian preacher of blasphemy

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A court in Lahore, Pakistan has acquitted a Christian preacher two years after his arrest for alleged desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Judge Zafar Iqbal ...

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At Asbury Seminary, Nigerian pastor warns against passivity

Pastor Samuel Odubena recently gave a sermon at Asbury Seminary Chapel in which he spoke about how Christians in the West ought to react to persecution. Odubena is an Anglican priest from ...

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Church returns wallet found stashed in vent for 75 years

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A church renovating an old high school has reunited a woman with a wallet that was stolen 75  years ago.  The wallet was discovered — along with 14 others — as the ...

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Area church home after mission trip to Alaska

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A youth mission team from Connection Point Church, Raytown, Mo, shared the love of Christ in Alaska during June. The youth mission team partnered with Grace Works, a ministry in Anchorage that ...

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Nigerian 7-year-old recounts Fulani attack on family

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As a Baptist church member tried to fight off an armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen in a village in north-central Nigeria, he told his 7-year-old nephew and other relatives to run. The boy ...

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New book based on LifeWay Research shows VBS is ‘Worth It’

Many of today’s American adults have fond memories of Vacation Bible School (VBS). Memories range from Bible stories and fun songs to flower-shaped cookies and Kool-Aid in Dixie cups. “It’s Worth It” ...

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Church bus crash leaves two dead in Colorado

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A dozen people remain hospitalized Monday after a deadly bus crash involving a church group on Sunday, June 23 in Pueblo, Colorado. KRQE in Albuquerque reports that 10 kids and 5 adults ...

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Drunk driver kills motorist plus the pastor and friend who stopped to help

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A popular pastor and a friend were killed by a drunk driver as they helped a stranded driver who was also killed. The New Orleans Advocate reports Claude Williams, 49, and his longtime ...

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‘Serving others’ more difficult for church-goers

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Everyone is busy. We seem to live in an age where “activities” fill our time. Like most people, Christians often admit having a hard time serving others. This despite it being a ...

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Hear in person, the stories of persecuted Christians

Metro Voice publishes stories almost daily of persecuted Christians around the world. For many, it is a top concern and the news is most often disheartening and discouraging. But with persecution comes ...

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‘No Christian anymore,’ as 19 killed in Burkina Faso villages

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At least 19 Christians were killed in an attack June 9 on the village of Arbinda in Africa’s northern Burkina Faso causing a mass migration of Christians from their villages, the AFP reports. ...

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Muslim leader prevents terrorist attack on Coptic church

Every now and then, good news emerges from an area of the world where attacks of Christians is frequent.  In an incredible act of compassion and unity, a Muslim leader foiled a ...

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Pastor’s son saved lives, then died in Virginia shooting

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One of the 12 killed in Friday’s shooting at a Virginia Beach Municipal Building is being hailed as a hero by two survivors who say he saved many lives. Ryan “Keith” Cox ...

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President prays and receives prayers at Virginia church

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President Donald Trump made an unannounced stop at McLean Bible Church Sunday afternoon to pray for the victims of the recent shooting and for the community of Virginia Beach. The presidential motorcade ...

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Couldn’t see it coming, church hires psychic

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Did the congregants see it coming? Probably not as a Georgia church felt the need to put a psychic on staff Rolling Out reports that Lakara Foster, who claims she has the ability ...

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Conceived in rape, former Miss Pennsylvania shares why every human life deserves protection

When model, marketing consultant and former Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, was in third grade, she found out the difficult truth that she had been conceived when her mother was a victim of ...

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Pastor tells cohabiting couples he’ll pay for the wedding

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Bryan Carter, senior pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, received quite a bit of attention this week when he announced he had just invited “cohabiting couples to accept the challenge of stepping into marriage.” ...

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Stephen Curry film: Love over hate after Emanuel Church massacre

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Four years ago, 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. He sat down for a Bible study, then shot and killed nine people. His goal was ...

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Churchgoers help save kidnapped child at motel

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A kidnapped girl is safe at home after two churchgoers in Fort Worth, Texas spotted the kidnapper’s car and called police. Law enforcement is calling them heroes. Eight-year-old Salem Sabatka was found ...

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Winning people over in a polarized culture

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Today’s polarized political climate mirrors another growing gap in America: the dramatic rise of people who claim no religion at all, also known as “nones.” This demographic is most common among young ...

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‘Mission trip on steroids’ targets Peru in June

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It’s been dubbed the “largest global missions outreach” in history, and its ultimate goal is equally bold: to see an entire nation transformed by Christ. That nation is Peru. But 1Nation1Day — ...

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Depression doesn’t have to be a dirty word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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‘Hindu Extremists’ launch brutal attack on Indian Christians during prayer meeting

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A group of Indian Christians was brutally attacked while gathering during a prayer gathering earlier this month. The savage beatings, perpetrated by six violent Hindu nationalists, took place at Praise the Lord ...

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Church member convicted of fire that was blamed on Trump voters

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The media billed it as a hate crime perpetrated by yet another pro-Trump voter. A historic Mississippi African-American church is engulfed in flames with the words “Vote Trump” scrawled on the building. ...

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VP Pence praises faith of black church arson victims in Louisiana

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Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Louisiana on Friday to praise the members of three predominantly black churches for the inspiring way they responded to the destruction of their church buildings by an ...

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