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So, just how friendly is your church?

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I recently received a tragic email from a listener about his experience with several churches. Sadly, what he wrote is not an isolated occurrence concerning how friendly a church may be. In ...

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Serial church burglar caught yet again while on parole

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After serving only four years for multiple burglaries in 2010, an area man has again been arrested for breaking in and stealing from area religious organizations. The burglar was out on parole ...

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Kyla Jade, former area church choir singer, goes to ‘The Voice’ finals

Following this week’s semi-final performances, America chose its top three The Voice artists to send through to the finale next week, and they are all girls: Spensha Baker (Team Blake), Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly) ...

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Persecuted Church: ‘We can look away, but we can’t say we didn’t know’

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Cries of the persecuted church find the ear of capitol hill. Nearly 215 million Christians experience severe persecution worldwide, according to the Institute on Religion and Democracy. The plight of the oppressed has ...

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Saudi Arabia may allow churches

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An Egyptian news website reports that an agreement may have been hammered out between the Vatican and Saudi Arabia that will allow churches to operate in the Kingdom. The Egypt Independent reports ...

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Church shooting survivors invited to White House prayer service

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Members of the Texas church where 26 people lost their lives in November have been personally invited to visit the White House this week. President Donald Trump personally invited the survivors to the ...

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Church loses digital sign case at Missouri Supreme Court

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The Northland’s Antioch Community Church has lost an appeal against the Kansas City Board of Zoning Adjustment to place a digital sign in front of its church – a sign that has ...

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Church exploded after members lit furnace

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MARQUAND, Mo. – Just days before Easter, a father and son have been badly burned when a church exploded into flames near Marquand, Missouri about 100 miles south of St. Louis. Smoke ...

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Florida churches weep with hurting community

PARKLAND, Fla. (BP) — Florida Christians are reeling along with all of Florida and the nation after a gunman opened fire at a Parkland high school yesterday (Feb. 14), leaving 17 dead ...

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Free church security seminar Thursday, Dec. 7

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The Harrisonville, Missouri police department is offering free security training to churches in the area Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the police department, Department leaders said they decided to do this ...

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U.K. remembers persecuted Christians

Parliament, churches light up red to raise awareness for martyred believers being persecuted around the world. (WNS)–On Nov. 22, the British Houses of Parliament and more than 30 churches and schools, mostly in ...

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10 Action Steps for Church Safety

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PHILADELPHIA—More than a week after the horrific, tragic and frightening shooting at a rural Texas church, many church leaders are thinking seriously about their own church security and what may need to ...

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Visitors can now see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre like never before.

Renovation of church allows visitors better look at evidence of Jesus death, burial and resurrection. By Dwight Widaman | Editor If you’ve been to Israel you’ve most likely toured the Church of ...

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Super Bowl unlikely to disrupt most churches

For churches with Sunday night activities, most pastors say it’s still “game on” at church despite the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Feb. 5. ...

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How Can Families, Pastors and People in the Pews Redefine ‘Success’ in 2017?

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American Pastors Network Explores How Americans Can Achieve True Biblical Success Again at Home and in the Church  PHILADELPHIA—As many look ahead to the changes they want to make in 2017, the American Pastors Network ...

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Can a pastor speak out on the election? You’ll be surprised

Every election cycle, confusion abounds about how a church or pastor can be involved in the civic life of their community while not stepping across the lines outlined by the IRS and FEC. This ...

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Why Do Kansas City’s Millennials Quit Church?

Metro Voice interviewed area millennials who spent a summer in Kansas City discovering seven ways to win back a generation of young people that have quit the church.  While at Shawnee Mission ...

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Church is the Place to be for Christmas

Christmas is a great time to invite someone to church, according to a new study. In a poll of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research found six out of 10 Americans typically attend church ...

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