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God-sized confusion: Americans’ faith, theology has shifted

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Americans experienced seismic changes over the past two years, including, for many, how they attend church. The shift in behavior coincides with a shift in theology. The biennial State of Theology study conducted by ...

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Presidential Prayer Team launches Pray the Vote ahead of midterms

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The Presidential Prayer Team, the largest full-time prayer ministry for the nation’s leaders, announced the launch of Pray the Vote, a nationwide prayer campaign in advance of the November’s midterm elections. This ...

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Entire church congregation remains in limbo after fleeing Hong Kong

A congregation of Christians continues to seek asylum after fleeing Hong Kong.  The group remains in Thailand asking the United Nations refugee agency for protection from religious persecution at the hand of ...

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Museum of the Bible returns manuscript that was stolen from monastery during WWI

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The Museum of the Bible has returned a stolen manuscript to the Greek Orthodox Church. Bulgarian troops in 1917 looted the handwritten document, which is more than a thousand years old. Museum ...

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New York Jets donate $1 million to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland

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The New York Jets football team is stepping up to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The CityServe Krakow Housing Project will receive $1 million to provide a safe home for families that ...

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Former elder convicted of murdering wife was part of controversial Kansas City pastor’s church

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A former elder at Repairers Kansas City church has been convicted of murdering his wife after less than two years of marriage. Robert Harris is scheduled to be sentenced on November 3. ...

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400 Baptist churches among thousands lost in Russian war on Ukraine

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Over 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been lost in Russia’s war on Ukraine, says Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary President Yaroslav Pyzh. The number is striking, considering that Ukraine’s protestant population is already ...

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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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Biden targeted with $1 million ad campaign over silence on church attacks

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Pro-life groups are challenging the Biden administration to stop the spiraling violence against churches. The largest effort is a $1 million ad campaign with the aim of pressuring President Joe Biden into ...

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America moving toward overturning social statement on same-sex marriage

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Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who oppose same-sex marriage may no longer enjoy the protection of a social statement that respects their conscience. Delegates to the denomination’s churchwide assembly ...

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Can we keep our children in the Church for life?

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For thirty years the answer has been “NO”. For each of those years, nearly all protestant denominations have lost 70-86% of the children raised in the church (Barna research and many others). ...

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After Roe: What Now? Do We Value Them Both?

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The United States Supreme Court has determined that Federal Government authority to regulate abortion is not found in the Constitution, and that therefore it falls to each individual state to do so. ...

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BRANSON CARES: How the entertainment industry is leading its community for global impact

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In the center of America’s heartland, Branson, Missouri, has embraced a mission to help children with severe disabilities across the globe through an initiative aptly titled BRANSON CARES. Dubbed “The Live Entertainment Capital ...

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How does the church value them both?

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I have always admired much about the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A couple of years ago while in Atlanta for a conference, Liz and I carved ...

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Ukrainian Christians recall 51 days hiding in church as city was destroyed

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Huddled in a hallway as bombs reduced their Ukrainian city to rubble, members of the Mariupol Church of Christ urged Alexander Chekalenko — Sasha — to call on the Lord for protection. ...

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Confidence in nearly all institutions, including the church, dropped since last year

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Confidence in nearly every American institution – including the church – has dropped over the past year, a new Gallup poll finds. The yearly poll asks respondents to share how much confidence, ...

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Value Them Both, Catholic leadership respond to attack on Overland Park church

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Kansans for Life and Catholic leaders are responding to the pro-abortion attack on a local church over the weekend. The Catholic Church of the Ascension in Overland Park was vandalized early Sunday ...

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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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Michael Youssef lays out plan to equip next generation for church challenges

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As deconstruction, liberal theology and “woke” doctrine continue to invade the church, Michael Youssef, pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, is on a mission to instill truth in ...

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Vision for one billion souls by 2030 unites believers from around globe

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From Baptists to Pentecostals and everybody in between, people who believe the Lord Jesus wants to save at least one billion souls by 2030 also say his prayer for unity in John ...

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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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First transgender bishop in U.S. forced to resign over racist actions

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The first transgender bishop in the United States resigned this week over racist behavior. Megan Rohrer, a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, was accused of vulgar racism after firing ...

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Saddleback Church selects successor to founder Rick Warren

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Rick Warren is leaving big shoes to fill, but Saddleback Church has announced that Andy Wood will take over leadership of the 40,000-member California church. Wood, 40, will come to Saddleback from ...

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Mennonite Church USA approves pastors performing same-sex weddings

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Count the Mennonite Church USA among the denominations passing resolutions over same-sex weddings, pastor officiations, and other hot-button issues. But it is not coming without cost as it loses over 15 percent ...

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Pro-abortion demonstrators interrupt Joel Osteen’s church service

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Pro-abortion activists are becoming bolder as the U.S. Supreme Court gets nearer to announcing its decision about the future of Roe v. Wade. On Sunday, they interrupted Pastor Joel Osteen’s church service ...

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