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Church that defied in-person ban helped lead drug user to Christ

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Trinity Bible Chapel in Ontario, Canada, was fined $100,000 last year for refusing to shut its doors in defiance of the Reopening Ontario Act, as well as the Emergency Management and Civil ...

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Donations to churches at all-time low, Gallup finds

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Donations to religious organizations continued at an all-time low last year, a new Gallup survey found. Forty-four percent of Americans, the same percentage as in 2020, said they donated to a faith-based ...

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Jackson County Legislature considers ordinance giving health director unlimited power

On Tuesday, Jan 18, the Jackson County Legislature will consider an ordinance that would give the county health director nearly unlimited powers. Ordinance 5588 would add another section to the county’s present ...

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John MacArthur urges pastors to preach on sexuality in response to new Canadian law

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A new Canadian law effectively bans pastors from teaching that homosexuality and transgenderism are sins according to the Bible. C-4 unanimously passed both the House of Commons and the Senate before receiving ...

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American churches hit stained glass breaking point

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Churches and cathedrals throughout the American Midwest and beyond are approaching a silent, untold armageddon that will impact tens of thousands of beautiful works of art within the coming years: the deterioration ...

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Supreme Court tells White House to respond to mandate lawsuits

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In a rare move, the U.S. Supreme Court is telling the Biden administration to respond to dozens of lawsuits challenging its controversial vaccine mandate for private employers. Justice Brett Kavanaugh told administration ...

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Leading pastors say churches need to teach Bible prophecy

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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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Operation Christmas Child accepting shoeboxes through Nov. 23

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are blessing children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas City area, ...

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“Let’s Go Brandon” chant at Texas church draws criticism

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Several Christian leaders are criticizing the use of the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio last weekend. Attendees, many of whom were not members of the ...

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Methodist churches want to split from denomination sooner than planned

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Congregations should be able to leave the United Methodist Church now instead of waiting for next year’s General Conference, a group of members told bishops in a letter. The denomination has been ...

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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

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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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Pastors feeling overwhelmed, survey finds

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More than six in 10 pastors of evangelical and historically black Protestant churches agree that “the role of being a pastor is frequently overwhelming,” with 21 percent strongly agreeing, a new Lifeway ...

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Christian Employers Alliance sues Biden administration over transgender mandates

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Two Biden administration mandates that force religious nonprofit and for-profit employers to pay for or perform gender transition surgeries, procedures, counseling and treatments in violation of their religious beliefs are being challenged in ...

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Study: Attendance hemorrhaging at small & midsize US congregations

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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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Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church to return $4.4 million in PPP loans

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Joel Osteen’s megachurch, Lakewood Church in Houston, will repay the more than $4.4 million in loans it received under the U.S. government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The decision came after critics, including ...

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VP Kamala Harris church video violates IRS rules

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CNN reports that Vice President Kamala Harris will be featured in a partisan Democrat campaign video distributed to churches just before an important election. The message, which is against IRS regulations, urges ...

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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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