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Branson ministry helps employees through slow season

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Branson attractions and businesses hire thousands of workers to meet the high demand during peak tourist season. But when things slow down during the off season, one ministry is stepping in to ...

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Multiracial churches present challenges for pastors of color

For four hours at a megachurch outside of Dallas, pastors of color shared their personal stories of leading a multiracial church. One, a lead pastor of a Southern Baptist congregation in Salt ...

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Christians

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New Year’s resolutions can seem, overall, pretty silly. No one ever sticks to them, no matter what plan or goal they set for themselves. Those 100 new members at your gym the ...

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Jewish grandfather sexually assaulted by German teens

Attacks on the Jewish community of Germany continue as Berlin police investigate the second anti-Semitic attack in days. On Tuesday, five youths aged 12 to 15 sexually assaulted a 68-year-old grandfather on his ...

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TRM Ministries announces new program for community

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A new ongoing campaign has been announced by Barry Feaker and the staff at TRM Ministries. Here is the announcement and details on how the program will work:   We are pleased ...

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Actor Jamie Foxx hopes to see people united by faith

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Jamie Foxx, who stars in the new movie “Just Mercy,” wants to see Christianity unite people instead of dividing them. He recently said in an interview that growing up in Texas, attending church ...

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What do Blue Zones and successful families have in common?

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We hear often of the breakdown of families. What about the rebuilding? Recently I’ve been reading a book by Dan Buettner called The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the ...

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Pastor shares timely message as busy Christmas season heats up

The Christmas season, which should be one of the happiest times of the year for most people, all too often leaves them feeling exhausted and breathing a sigh of relief when the ...

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Lifeway polls African Americans on Israel, religion and the media

American Jews and African Americans often worked side by side during the civil rights movement. They were joined by Republicans who supported civil rights legislation while many Democrats in Congress opposed it. ...

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Public invited to celebrate TPD mural

The Topeka Police Department and ArtsConnect are inviting the public to celebrate the completion of the TPD Mural Project: The Common Ground. A dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 24 ...

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5 ways to show you appreciate your pastor

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October is not over and there’s still time to show your pastor some appreciation. Each year October is designated as “Pastor Appreciation Month,” and many local congregations make efforts to show their ...

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Couple remembers Odessa church destroyed by fire

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“It’s just devastating,” says Peggy Pemberton of the fire that destroyed her rural Odessa church in the early hours of Thursday morning. “I was sick to my stomach.” Police are investigating the ...

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Mike Rowe, star of ‘Dirty Jobs,’ helps transform community

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Brenda Lomax-Brown received a surprise visit from television personality Mike Rowe, who showed up with a film crew to give her a $20,000 check and a new playground for the local ministry ...

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The Art of the Potluck: A guide for the 21st Century

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As fall gets into full swing, so does the season of the potluck. The period of October through January is becoming known as America’s newest season built around the tradition of gatherings ...

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Last remaining Jews in Sudan move to Israel with emotional greeting

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The last remaining Jews of South Sudan finally arrived in Israel this week after being separated from their relatives for more than 10 years. Suzi Makoriel and her three children made the ...

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Priscilla Shirer talks on leaders who fall from faith

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Recent news shocked many believers as several well-known Christians abandoned their faith in Christ. While startling, it’s nothing we should not have expected, says Priscilla Shirer. During an interview with the website ...

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Topeka Rescue Mission facing possible closure due to financial shortfall

In a news release today, Topeka Rescue Mission (TRM), says it is facing possible closure after over 65 years of serving homeless and impoverished men, women and children in the Topeka area. ...

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National Night Out will be celebrated by millions of neighbors across the country

The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. The simple act of getting to know your neighbors is the best form of crime prevention. ...

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C5Alive luncheons to feature Barry Feaker, Max Manning

Barry Feaker will be the featured speaker at the July C5Alive Luncheon, to be held July 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Dr.  The Aldersgate chef ...

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You Can Begin Again needs support for program

You Can Begin Again/You Can Begin Again Too, a local non-profit, is launching their newest program called Project 3000! You Can Begin Again/You Can Begin Again Too is a non-profit organization that ...

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Elaine Beck is on a mission to unite Christians with new social media app

Elaine Beck is on a mission to unite Christians. But her efforts are not alone as ministries push for harmony in today’s often divided church. Ministries host events for people of different locations, ...

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Deaf child’s impact on world subject of film ‘In a Silent World’

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The documentary In a Silent World is now available on Amazon Prime Video. The 90-minute film, by filmmaker Donald Boggs, chronicles the emotional journey of hearing parents, Marshall and Terry Lawrence, as they navigate an unknown culture ...

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Germans to wear kippahs to support Jewish community

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Germans are being asked to wear a Jewish skull cap, or kippah, on Saturday in solidarity with the Jewish community as anti-Semitism rises. A German official had warned Jews last week to ...

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Israel’s newest planned city to be named after Trump

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After a historic win in recent elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a nod to Donald Trump’s rock stars status in Israel. Netanyahu says he will name Israel’s newest ultra-modern ...

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The thriving rural church

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While the vast majority of America’s land space is rural and a surprising number of ministry leaders in America have “served time” in rural churches, knowledge, vision and leadership for rural ministry ...

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