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Nearly 6 in 10 Americans who made resolutions want deeper faith

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Nearly six in 10 Americans who made New Year’s resolutions want to increase their engagement in religious activities. The big question is if the church is ready. According to the CBS New/YouGov ...

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IHOPKC officially cuts ties with founder Mike Bickle

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The International House of Prayer in Kansas City on Friday officially cut ties with founder Mike Bickle. In late October a group of former IHOPKC leaders accused Bickle of a pattern of ...

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Hezbollah strikes church in Western Galilee

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Hezbollah, Hamas’s partner in Lebanon, struck a church in the Western Galilee with a missile on Tuesday injuring a civilian. The attack on St. Mary’s Church injured one civilian and Israeli forces ...

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Area church gives presents to kids touched by violence

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Christmas can be a difficult time for children whose lives have been affected by violence. On Sunday volunteers at United Believers Community Church in Kansas City gave away more than 100 presents so ...

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Do atheists attend church on Christmas?

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The country seems more and more divided between people of faith and those who consider themselves agnostics and atheists. Many people who are nominally religious and even agnostic may still celebrate the ...

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New allegation emerges against IHOPKC founder Mike Bickle

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The investigation of Mike Bickle, the founder of the International House of Prayer Kansas City, is facing a new allegation. A woman identified only as Jane Doe this week alleged that from ...

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Sculpture depicts the suffering of Apostle Bartholomew

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This is one of the most haunting sculptures ever produced. It depicts Saint Bartholomew, one of Christ’s twelve apostles, who brought Christianity to India and Armenia in the 1st century. Like many ...

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8 thoughts on being genuine friends with unbelievers

As a young believer, I learned from older believers that we were supposed to evangelize lost people—but do so from a distance so you’re not stained by the relationship. I understand that ...

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Vatican will allow transgender people to be baptized

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The Catholic Church will allow transgender individuals to be baptized as long as it doesn’t cause “scandal or confusion.” The new policy contradicts church teaching that says engaging in homosexual behavior is ...

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Death of longtime leader leaves power vacuum in Mormon Church

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Mormon leader Russell Ballard, the longtime head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died on Sunday at age 95. His death leaves a big hole in the leadership of ...

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Carlton Pearson, Pentecostal pastor turned universalist, battling advanced cancer

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Carlton Pearson, who lost his megachurch in Tulsa after embracing a theology of universalism, is receiving “comfort care” because of advanced prostate cancer, his family announced. Pearson, who turned 70 in March, ...

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Voice of the Martyrs encourages churches to pray for persecuted Christians this Sunday

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The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians, sponsored by Voice of the Martyrs, is scheduled for this Sunday. “This special day is set aside as a global prayer meeting for persecuted ...

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Mike Bickle, leader of International House of Prayer, accused of sexual misconduct

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The International House of Prayer in Kansas City announced that founder Mike Bickle has been accused of clergy sexual abuse by former leaders in the movement. Leaders of IHOP announced on Sunday that ...

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Church groups across nation return home safe from tours in Israel

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A number of church groups across the nation that were visiting Israel when the war with Hamas broke out have returned safely. The tiny country was on track to near its record ...

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Grounds for debate: Social media post stirs discussion over coffee in church

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Cups of coffee have become as common as digital Bibles in the modern church. Minnesota Pastor John Piper recently stirred up a debate about the beverage on X, formerly known as Twitter. ...

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Church Mental Health Summit will offer free online resources to leaders

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The pandemic exposed the mental health challenges that churches face. A free online summit on October 10, which is World Mental Health Day, will offer resources to church leaders. The Church Mental ...

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British minister warns of dangers of progressive Christianity

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Deacon Calvin Robinson, a Free Church of England minister, says progressivism is the greatest threat facing the western church. He argues that the term “progressive Christian” is an oxymoron and said the ...

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Pastors should avoid this during sermons

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Kids do say the darndest things, and with decades of pulpit experience, the Rev. Joe McKeever has learned that these revelatory remarks about sermons often happen just after church. In one case, ...

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Decline in church attendance tied to lack of healthy marriages, fathers in home

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The decline in healthy marriages and the role of fathers is leading directly to fewer people in church, according to a new survey by Communio, a nonprofit organization. The survey found that ...

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“I confessed my hypocrisy” admits Max Lucado about alcohol

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Pastor and author Max Lucado admits he once turned to alcohol to help him deal with the stress of ministry. “The staff needed me. The pulpit required me. The publisher was counting ...

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FINISH 2030: Fulling the Great Commission

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FINISH 2030, a campaign from the Global Church Network, has an ambitious mission to fulfill the Great Commission by the church’s 2,000th birthday in 2020. “A vision becomes a goal when it ...

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Thief steals, destroys historic bell from small church in Cass County

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A church bell dating back to 1882 recently was stolen from a church in the small town of Gunn City in Cass County. “It’s been ringing in Gunn City Christian Church for ...

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Andy Stanley’s church criticized for LGBTQ conference

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A prominent evangelical leader is calling an upcoming conference sponsored by Andy Stanley‘s church for ministry leaders and parents of LGBTQ children a “clear and tragic departure from biblical Christianity.” North Point ...

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Restoration of downtown Kansas City church disrupted by crime, slow police response

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Johnny Youssef, who has been restoring a rundown church in downtown Kansas City, said crime and homelessness would make him unlikely to do it again. “I probably wouldn’t do a project like ...

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Missouri’s Child Evangelism Fellowship aims to reach 100 million each year

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Most people are never more receptive to hearing the gospel than when they are children. Yet, evangelism aimed at children is often overlooked. “One of the most beautiful passages in the Bible ...

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