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Notre Dame restoration to begin as safety work finished

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Restoration work on Notre Dame in Paris is ready to begin after the work to shore it up has been completed. The announcement comes two years after a fire gutted much of ...

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Nonprofits may be on track for best fundraising year ever, new survey finds

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A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the continued government mandates and a bad ...

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“We will not comply” has a proud history in America’s social struggles

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In response to the COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates, the phrase “we will not comply” and sentiments of civil disobedience have become increasingly popular. Parents at school board meetings have been chanting the ...

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Bless Your Pastor campaign even more important this year

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Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.  Current events are placing added stress on pastors. Once again, the National Association of Evangelicals is sponsoring its ...

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Seminary leader under fire for exposing woke critical race theory in churches

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Owen Strachan, provost and theology professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, has come under fire for criticizing woke politics in Christian churches and organizations. He began to notice high-profile pastors and popular ...

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Church congregations band together for security training

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Church safety has become a priority for many congregations across the country. Last weekend, a group called Peacekeepers trained church groups in safety and security in Southern Missouri. “This was an open-enrollment ...

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Kansas at the center of national prayer gathering

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For many years Kansans have gathered for strategic prayer at the geographic center of the continental United States, located in Lebanon, Kansas. This year, national leaders are starting at 8 strategic locations ...

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Our founding fathers knew: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty

Besides Christmas, Independence Day is my favorite time of the year!  I love celebrating the birth of our country, liberty, and our founding fathers! My love of country and patriotism comes from ...

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Pastors say influence of denominations declining

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Most denominational Protestant pastors expect denominations to become less important over the next decade, a new survey from Lifeway Research found. The poll of 1,007 Protestant pastors was released this month and found that ...

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Who will be left behind in the post-pandemic world?

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In half-steps forward and quarter-steps back, the culture is nearing a resumption of in-person life and “return to normal” — the long-desired post-pandemic world. Economists are expecting a surge in jobs and ...

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New documentary says Canadian church crackdown similar to China

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A new documentary claims that the crackdown on churches by the Canadian government resembles communist China. “The Government War on Worship,” which was released by the Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, ...

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Republicans question growing IRS attacks on Christian non-profits

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Religious rights groups are being joined by Congressional Republicans questioning growing attacks by the IRS against Christian non-profits and churches. The criticisms come after a Texas prayer group was denied tax-exempt status ...

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Extremists murder another pastor in Uganda

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Extremist Muslims have murdered a 70-year-old pastor in Uganda after stopping him and his wife on their way home after grocery shopping. Bishop Francis Obo was the senior pastor of Mpingire Pentecostal ...

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St. Louis is home to several historic churches to visit on summer getaways

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Local residents don’t have to travel to Europe to visit historic churches this summer. St. Louis has several excellent examples of church architecture. The city’s history dates back to the mid-18th century ...

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Younger pastors optimistic about denominations, older pastors not so much

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A new survey finds that most pastors believe it is vital for their church to be part of a denomination but doubt the importance of those types of ties lasting another decade. ...

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California to pay churches $2 million for unfair Covid regulations

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The State of California has been forced to enter into permanent injunctions that prohibit the state from ever again imposing discriminatory Covid restrictions on all houses of worship statewide. It comes after ...

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Tulsa churches join in remembering destruction of black community in race riots

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Six congregations gathered at First Baptist Church of North Tulsa to commemorate the city’s race riots of a century ago. That’s when, in 1921,  a white mob destroyed at least a half-dozen ...

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Canadian pastors say continuing church closures are ‘soft totalitarianism”

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As Canadian churches remain closed or under severe Covid restrictions many pastors see Christianity crumbling. While Covid regulations are the current reason, the country’s government has become increasingly hostile to faith in ...

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Southern Baptist denomination sees record drop in members

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Churches in the Southern Baptist Convention lost a record 400,000 members in 2020. The Annual Church Profile report shows membership in SBC congregations declined by 435,632, more than 50 percent higher than the 287,655 ...

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Islamists attack church baptism, kill 15 in Burkina Faso

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Muslim terrorists are suspected in the murder of 15 Christians during a baptism ceremony in the African nation of Burkina Faso. Violent acts linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have multiplied ...

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Free virtual event this week addresses mental health of church workers

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The pandemic has placed a heavy burden on pastors and church leaders, who often neglect their own mental health and physical health while focusing on their congregations. During the past year, several ...

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Kansas City National Day of Prayer locations

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Americans will gather Thursday, May 6 for the annual National Day Of Prayer. The region will host both in-person and virtual gatherings. The theme for this year’s celebration is “LORD pour out ...

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We ‘went too far’ says Canadian premier as lockdown measures enrage public

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After Canadians responded with outrage in response to recent draconian lockdown measures, a top Canadian official is apologizing and admitting to government overreach. We ‘went too far,” admitted Ontario Premier Doug Ford ...

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Advice for churches to address cancel culture

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Churches need to be prepared to handle the onslaught of cancel culture, a leading Christian media expert said. “As the controversial idea of becoming `woke’ pervades our culture, I’ve been getting more ...

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Shawnee County decides to end mask mandate

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The Shawnee County Commission decided at their meeting Thursday April 15 that the county’s mask mandate would end at midnight. Private businesses, non-profits and other organizations will now decide for themselves if ...

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