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3 kinds of students who leave Christianity after high school

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“I just don’t believe what you believe anymore.” These are words that no Christian parent or youth leader ever wants to hear. After this bombshell hits and the shockwaves subside, we wonder ...

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6 tips on joining a church community

Two years ago I moved to Denver.  I was pursuing the woman who is now my wife.  She was starting at Denver Seminary, pursuing a master’s degree in counseling.  I was working ...

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China arrests pastor and his 100 church members

China is tightening its grip on the country’s Christians through repeated efforts to persecute and silence the Church including arrests and imprisonment. The latest example happened Sunday when Communist party officials detained ...

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Pastor draws flak for $200K Lamborghini gift to wife

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Two weeks after drawing praise for allowing congregants in need to take cash directly from his offering baskets, Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, is drawing flak for ...

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Actress Leah Remini calls harassment from Church of Scientology ‘insanity’

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Actress Leah Remini has not been able to escape the critical eye of the Church of Scientology, even five years after leaving. Remini, now hosting the third season of her Emmy-winning A&E ...

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Video of Chinese police raiding church surfaces

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Americans read of Chinese police raiding churches but rarely, if ever, has a video of such an event been available. This week one such video posted to social media shows Chinese authorities raiding ...

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Pastor dealt bad hand in media reports of gambling

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Gambling or a church? News reports are having a field day after firefighters responded to a reported fire inside a Houston building that also housed a church. Headlines on the internet, television ...

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Syrian Christians share tragic stories

We rarely see the images of Christian suffering around the world on the evening news. That’s why, when Syrian Christian refugees share their personal experiences, we should all pay attention and hear ...

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Analysis: Yeah, you need to go to church

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It’s hardly fair to blame evangelical churches for not teaching sound theology to someone who never darkens its door. Last week I wrote a piece that highlighted the stunning results from Ligonier Ministries’ and ...

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John Piper: How raising my hands transformed me

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Pastor John Piper recently shared a personal story about raising hands in church. It can be uncomfortable for many whether they’ve done if for years or not. Maybe visiting another church or ...

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Church cleaning up after Halloween trashing

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Whether a Halloween prank or act of hate, the pain of a trashed church is still the same. Glory land Missionary Baptist Church fell victim to the incident which left substantial damage ...

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Prayers answered as Asia Bibi escapes death sentence

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Christians around the world are celebrating answered prayers for the release this week of Asia Bibi. The Christian mother was just acquitted by a Pakistani court after eight years on death row ...

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Atonement Lutheran Church to host Thanksgiving

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Even with a robust economy there are still individuals in our community who need help. Maybe they don’t have a meal for thanksgiving or maybe they’re just lonely. Atonement Lutheran Church hopes ...

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College student to speak on hit-and-run at church event

Amber Wilhelm, a college student from Horton who miraculously survived a hit-and-run accident as a pedestrian, will give a testimony of God’s hand on her life during a special concert of praise ...

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ABC News’ Dan Abrams to launch streaming sermon network

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Dan Abrams, founder of Mediate and ABC News’ chief legal correspondent, is launching a new streaming network called Ambo TV.  he servce will stream live Christian sermons. The outlet’s name, according to a ...

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Ukrainian Orthodox church split with Russia could turn violent

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KIEV, Ukraine  — The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev , one of Orthodox Christianity’s most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled ...

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Driver of truck that hit church bus killing 13 was high on marijuana

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The 21-year-old driver who was formally charged last June for a crash that killed 13 members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, lost control of his truck due to use ...

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Church works to make urban neighbors feel safer

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A church on the east side of Kansas City’s urban core reached out to teens in a response to increasing homicides and other violence. The Hip Hop and Health Festival braved chilly ...

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Why Americans go (and don’t go) to religious services

In recent years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining, while the share of Americans who attend only a few times a year, seldom ...

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Why visitors don’t come back to church

I walked up to the front of the church where I was to guest-preach in a half hour and tugged on the door. It was locked. After walking around to the back ...

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Church sued after it removes ‘colored’ from its name

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St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Missouri City has been damaged by fire, decades of disrepair, and a dwindling congregation, but faith remains strong here. “I know God’s on our side,” said ...

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Former Independence pastor arrested on child sex charges

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According to Wisconsin police, a former Kansas City area pastor was arrested after being caught using online dating apps to entice someone he thought was a teenager for sexual interaction. Scott Patschke ...

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Chip and Joanna Gaines to host a Waco church

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A culture shock awaits a church in Waco, Tex. Church Under the Bridge is a place where hundreds of the city’s marginalized gather on Sundays to worship and enjoy a free meal, ...

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‘Hymn Festival’ to celebrate their comeback in churches

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Hymns are back, baby! Or so that is what church experts say recent trends show. After years of being banished from more contemporary church worship services, the tried and true hymn, that ...

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Megachurch ditches 10 Commandments?

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“Kids, don’t follow the 10 Commandments.” It’s not a church teaching you would ever hear – until now. Andy Stanley, a megachurch pastor in Georgia, is under fire once again for downplaying ...

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