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Kanye West to be at Joel Osteen’s church Sunday morning

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Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church will host special guest Kanye West Sunday morning with the megachurch offering members and the public two opportunities to attend and hear the high profile rapper’s message. At the 11 a.m. ...

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Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God’

Dolly Parton can still remember the moment she discovered her God-given purpose. During a sit-down interview with Christian media outlets last month, the country music legend and cultural icon recalled how, as ...

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Most Christian worship music is ‘dangerous’ says modern hymn writer Keith Getty

“In Christ Alone” writer Keith Getty is warning church leaders about the modern worship movement, which he describes as one of “cultural relevance” that is “utterly dangerous” and is contributing to the ...

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‘Garden of Eden’ just north of Kansas City, according to Mormon tradition

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Different religions have their own sacred  spaces. Though most Mormons may not even know it, one of theirs is just a short drive north of Kansas City. It’s the “Garden of Eden.” ...

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Magic Johnson serving his church after stepping away from NBA job

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Former basketball star Magic Johnson left his job with the NBA to focus on serving his church and community, according to Faithwire. Johnson recently shared on Twitter that a visiting bishop to ...

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South Carolina church denies communion to Joe Biden because of support for abortion

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“’I’m personally opposed to abortion but would never impose my views on someone else” has been a popular position among many politicians concerned about upsetting potential supporters. Straddling the fence is not ...

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Church affiliation proves to be reliable indicator of party affiliation

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One of the best ways to predict if someone is a Republican or a Democrat is to ask if they regularly attend church – and what church. Almost every predominantly white Protestant ...

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Northeast Kansas City church loses playground in fire after series of break-ins

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Grace Church of the Nazarene in northeast Kansas City lost its playground in a fire this week, but Senior Pastor Tammy Carter is grateful there wasn’t more damage. “You know, another five ...

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University of Missouri backs off ultimatum made to The Crossing church after sermon controversy

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The fallout continues from the decision by Ragtag Cinema and the True/False Film Festival in Columbia to cut ties with The Crossing church because of a recent sermon about gender. The University ...

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Communist officials remove Chinese worshippers then destroy church

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While NBA players like LeBron James defend China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, authorities in China have forcibly removed Christians then bulldozed their church. The atrocity also included the arrest of ...

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Another Missouri church follows trend of MO & KS churches raising funds to pay off medical debt

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Earlier this fall, Metro Voice News reported on The Crossing church in Columbia, which raised money to pay off millions of dollars of medical debt. A congregation in Southeast Missouri recently became ...

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5 ways to show you appreciate your pastor

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October is not over and there’s still time to show your pastor some appreciation. Each year October is designated as “Pastor Appreciation Month,” and many local congregations make efforts to show their ...

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Commentator Michael Knowles believes new Kanye West album can open doors

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Musician Kanye West is accustomed to making headlines, often because of controversial things he has said or done. Lately, however, he is creating a buzz for going public with his newfound faith. ...

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Couple remembers Odessa church destroyed by fire

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“It’s just devastating,” says Peggy Pemberton of the fire that destroyed her rural Odessa church in the early hours of Thursday morning. “I was sick to my stomach.” Police are investigating the ...

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Orrick, Mo., church members lose thousands in gold purchase scam

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Jesus told his followers to be as wise as serpents. Sometimes, those serpents are selling gold. A man in Orrick, Mo., which is about 30 miles from Kansas City, is charged with ...

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Singer Ed Sheeran building worship center on his estate

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Singer Ed Sheeran is beginning to be more public with his faith. The four-time Grammy winner is seeking to build a place of multi-faith worship on his estate in Framingham, England. The ...

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‘Bless Your Pastor’ offers practical ways for churches to celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month

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Although there are countless ways to say, “thank you,” sometimes nothing beats cold, hard cash. October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) reminds church members that pastors often ...

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Dwight and Anita Widaman to talk about Israel at October 12 event

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Metro Voice publishers Dwight and Anita Widaman will be the guests of Calvary Baptist Church – Independence on Saturday, Oct. 12 for a special presentation titled, “Israel–See Beyond.” The free event will ...

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Is Pope set to give green light to married priests?

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Pope Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition of only having single priests. It is among 146 ...

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World’s fastest growing church: No buildings, no central leadership, led by women

For the last few years, researchers have credited the underground church in Iran as the fastest growing Christian church in the world. It has unique characteristics that defy comparison with churches in ...

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Church holds mass wedding for 24 couples who took a marriage challenge

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Cohabitating couples hear it every Sunday at Concord Church in Dallas. “Stop shacking up!” challenges pastor Bryan Carter. For those that listen, move out, and decide to get married, the church provides ...

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Historic local Spanish-speaking church placed on Missouri endangered building list

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The faith history of Kansas City was shaped not only by people and events but also by places. One of those places, La Gloria de Dios Iglesia Cristiana on Avenida Cesar Chavez ...

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HOPE blend coffee pays tribute to Pastor Jarrid Wilson

The tragic suicide of Pastor Jarrid Wilson of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., has triggered a wide-ranging discussion about stress, depression and mental health. Now the coffee company he helped found ...

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Orange Tour stop in KC will encourage church leaders, volunteers and parents

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A national one-day training event for church leaders, volunteers, and parents makes a stop in Kansas City in October.  The Orange Tour outlines a comprehensive strategy from preschool to adulthood for influencing the faith ...

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Columbia congregation pays off more than $400,000 in medical debt

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Perhaps the only thing more stressful than a serious health challenge is worrying about how to pay for treatment. Numerous patients in mid-Missouri can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to the ...

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