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Gen Z expresses curiosity about faith in new survey

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Generation Z may be a bright spot in an otherwise increasingly secular culture. Forty-four percent of Gen Z adults between the ages of 18 and 26 are either very or extremely curious ...

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What’s up with profanity in the church, Christian music?

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Most Christians take for granted that profanity is sinful, but does the Bible actually address it? Back in 2013, I noted with concern that “it is increasingly common to hear about worship ...

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In secular Sweden, churches flourish by caring for neighbors

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JÖNKÖPING, Sweden — Jan-Anders Pettersson struck a note of humility when describing attendance at Pingst Jönköping, a Pentecostal church in this downtown near the shore of Lake Vattern. “Unfortunately, it is summer ...

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Bishop backtracks about not using “our father” in Lord’s Prayer

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An Anglican archbishop is walking back earlier controversial comments about using the phrase “our father” in prayer. Steve Cottrell, the archbishop of York, had suggested that the reference might be problematic for ...

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Christian author challenges churches to address porn addiction

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Many churches avoid discussing pornography although more than half of Americans admit they watch it. An estimated 91 percent of men and 60 percent of women nationwide consume porn at varying degrees ...

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How the Medieval church changed the way Western society views marriage

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Joseph Henrich argues that the Western world got its uniqueness from family codes imposed by the church in the Early Middle Ages. The key parts of these codes were not restrictions on ...

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Dictator Daniel Ortega ramps up attacks on Catholic Church

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In a new attack against the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, socialist dictator and President Daniel Ortega with his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have frozen the Church’s retirement fund for priests. The ...

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Only one in three Americans have confidence in the church, Gallup finds

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Only about one-third of Americans have confidence in the church or organized religion, and even fewer have faith in public schools. Gallup sampled Americans’ level of trust in more than a dozen ...

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Another survey confirms decline in church attendance

Another report has been released that documents a decline in church attendance since the start of the pandemic. An average of 30 percent of Americans from 2020 to the present said they ...

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Fire ravages historic Midtown Kansas City church

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A century-old church in midtown Kansas City caught fire early Wednesday morning and suffered extensive damage. “I’m lost for words,” Pastor Willie Thornton of Mount Christian Worship Center says. “I really am. ...

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Catholic Church to honor recent martyrs of all Christian traditions

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Protestant martyrs of the faith will now be honored alongside their Catholic counterparts under a new initiative to recognize those from other Christian traditions. Pope Francis has commissioned a new working group ...

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Despite media perceptions, study finds correlation between religion, successful life

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Religious belief tends to be associated with key indicators of a successful life, such as education level and marital status, a recent study found. Ryan Burge, a political scientist who studies religion ...

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Suspicious fire destroys inside of church on anniversary of abortion ruling

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Church-goers continue to worship off site after a fire that destroyed an Orlando Catholic church on the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling. The fire mirros ...

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Artificial intelligence “preaches” sermon in church

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Advances in artificial intelligence likely will have an impact on the future of the church. In a possible glimpse of the future, hundreds of people recently attended a Protestant church service in ...

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Absent fathers, failed marriages contribute to decline of Christianity

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Absent fathers and failed marriages may be two reasons why Christianity is on the decline in the United States, a new study found. The Nationwide Study on Faith and Relationships, recently released by ...

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Despite good intentions, most churchgoers fall short in volunteering

When all is said and done, there often is more said than done. Despite good intentions, most churchgoers don’t follow through on volunteer opportunities. Most Protestant churchgoers say their churches encourage them ...

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“SBC at a Crossroads” Rick Warren addresses problems in new video series

The Southern Baptist Convention has lost nearly a half-million members in the past year, which represents the largest decline in more than a century. Pastor and author Rick Warren is addressing the ...

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Open Letter from Rick Warren to Southern Baptists

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Pastor Rick Warren has written an open letter to Southern Baptists after the church he founded, Saddleback, was disfellowshipped over the ordination of women. Warren was recently named chancellor of the Spurgeon’s ...

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New series shows the highs and lows of Hillsong Church and Carl Lentz

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“The Secrets of Hillsong” uncovers Hillsong culture, abuse and Carl Lentz. The four-part documentary dropped on May 19. Since Carl Lentz’s fall from grace due to his affair with Ranin Karim, many ...

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Catholics travel to small Missouri town to view “incorrupt” body of dead nun

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The remains of a Benedictine nun at a convent in Gower, Mo., are attracting worldwide attention. Gower is a small town about 40 miles north of Kansas City. A story published Monday by ...

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Does the Mormon Church have a $100 billion “clandestine hedge fund”?

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A former manager of Ensign Peak Advisors, the investment arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has accused the church of using the money as a “clandestine hedge fund.” ...

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The cross: America’s only hope in a spiritual battle

If you take a few minutes to read any local or national news, you will find tragic stories. They often surround a person or group of people making poor moral choices that ...

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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin donates part of salary to prison ministry

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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is putting his money where his mouth is. He is donating a portion of his salary — $43,725 – to the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry to further ...

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Canadian faces punishment for preaching outside drag queen story hour

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Nathaniel Pawlowski, the son of a pastor in Calgary, faces potential punishment for preaching and reading the Bible outside a drag queen story time for children at a public library. “We went ...

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Popular singer Granger Smith leaves career for ministry

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Country singer Granger Smith plans to leave the music industry to focus on ministry after his final tour this summer. The 43-year-old singer shared the news in a video he posted on Instagram to ...

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