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Greek Orthodox Church accuses fringe groups of trying to drive it from Jerusalem

Radical fringe groups in Israel are trying to drive the Greek Orthodox Church out of Jerusalem, according to the local head of the church. “Our presence in Jerusalem is under threat,” Theophilos ...

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On this day in history: Athanasius – Defender of Orthodoxy

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Much of what we believe today about Christ today, being God in human flesh and the Trinity was articulated by Athanasius (295-373). He was from Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised in a ...

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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Jesus made me a better husband, father

Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the past two decades. Amid speculation that he plans to retire after this season, he ...

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Mansion of Kenneth Copeland exempt from Texas property taxes

Evangelist Kenneth Copeland does not have to pay taxes on his $7 million Texas mansion because of a loophole in the state’s tax code. Copeland’s 18,000-square-foot home, which he built in 1999 ...

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Descendants work to preserve historic Black church in Pennytown, Missouri

“When I come to this church, I walk in, and I see and feel and hear my ancestors,” says Clarence Lawrence, one of the few remaining descendants of a town founded by ...

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Lifeway releases Telugu Bible developed, translated, printed and distributed by local Indian pastors

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Tears fell and prayers rose as members of the “Telugu Study Bible” team saw their completed project for the first time on December 9, 2021. The “Telugu Study Bible” is a resource ...

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Court finds Maryland violated Christian school’s rights

A federal district court ruled Friday that Maryland officials violated the First Amendment rights of a church-run grade school. The state had revoked the school’s eligibility to participate in a voucher program ...

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How does government welfare measure up against church or charity help?

It’s that time of year again, the time when Americans consume more than ever, but also the time when America highlights charity more than ever – including to the local church. Indeed, ...

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Evangelicals have varying opinions about Israel, new study finds

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Evangelical support for the nation of Israel is not as unified as it once was. The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel, a study of 1,000 American evangelical Protestants. reveals that 51 percent ...

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LGBT compliance forced on Church daycares in Build Back Better plan

Child care provisions in President Biden’s massive Build Back Better plan will shut out Christian and other faith-based facilities that affirm traditional biblical doctrine. The controversy involves language within the House-passed bill ...

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“Stop trying to be colorblind,” states Salvation Army critical race theory guide

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Salvation Army bellringers are as familiar during the Christmas season as trees that light windows but now the ministry is embroiled in a critical race theory controversy. The 156-year-old organization, which serves ...

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Coming home: Foster kids return as young adults for the holidays

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December may not yet be here, but the signs are clear: leaves are changing colors, kids are practicing their songs, and housedad Ken Parton has already begun decorating for Christmas. Preparations are ...

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“God is working in my life,” says quarterback Cam Newton

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Quarterback Cam Newton credited God for his success after returning to his original NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Last week, he led the team to a victory over the Arizona Cardinals “I ...

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Leading pastors say churches need to teach Bible prophecy

Many Christians are turning to Bible prophecy to make sense of a fast-changing world. Pastors who choose not to preach on Bible prophecy are failing to teach 20 to 40 percent of ...

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Pastors question if they’ll unplug from online services after pandemic

Pastors Daniel Ying and Brad Bissell doubled as online TV preachers on YouTube during the coronavirus pandemic, preaching to video cameras and livestreaming into homes for months during the covid pandemic. And ...

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Catholic priest reports increased demand for exorcism during pandemic

The pandemic has been good for the exorcism business. An Italian Catholic priest who is a trained exorcist said the demand for exorcism has risen as the pandemic and ongoing lockdowns have ...

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Atheist scientists defend religion against vicious attacks from peers

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Distrust of atheists is strong in the United States. The General Social Survey consistently demonstrates that as a group, Americans dislike atheists more than any other religious group. According to various studies, nearly half ...

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Membership slide continues in mainline Episcopal Church

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Membership in the Episcopal Church continues to decline. In one report, the number of baptized members dropped from 1.798 million to approximately 1.736 million between 2019 and 2020, resulting in a reduction of about ...

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Rural areas, small towns still have almost half of all churches

Church congregations are shrinking in the United States, and it may be felt most in rural areas. The latest Faith Communities Today survey also found a median attendance decline of 7 percent. ...

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Study: Attendance hemorrhaging at small & midsize US congregations

A new survey of 15,278 religious congregations across the United States confirms trends sociologists have documented for several decades: Congregational life across the country is shrinking. The most recent round of the ...

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Abundant Life Church, Jackson County settle lawsuit over COVID-19 restrictions

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Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit and Jackson County have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over COVID-19 restrictions. The county will pay the church $146,750 and agree that any future health ...

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Despite few masks, no lockdowns or vaccine, Amish community thrives during Covid

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The Amish could teach the government a few lessons about how to cope with the Covid pandemic. The Amish community in Lancaster, Pa., (and Amish counties across the state) is making it ...

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Online church likely is here to stay, researchers find

Because of COVID-19, more than three in four evangelical Protestants in the United States have experienced watching church online instead of in person. More important is that going forward, the majority who ...

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The story behind Keith and Kristyn Getty and “In Christ Alone”

The melody that changed the life of Keith Getty was first scratched out on the back of an electric bill in a humble flat in Northern Ireland. This isn’t great, he thought ...

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Teen on church trip dies after fall from top of Arkansas cave

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Life-saving efforts from church members and witnesses could not save the life of a teen who fell to his death in Arkansas over the weekend. The church group of young people were ...

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