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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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6 tips on joining a church community

Two years ago I moved to Denver.  I was pursuing the woman who is now my wife.  She was starting at Denver Seminary, pursuing a master’s degree in counseling.  I was working ...

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How to be a peacemaker in your own life

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Are you a peacemaker? Conflict is unavoidable. Conflict happens between husbands and wives, parents and kids, brothers and sisters, Democrats and Republicans, employees and supervisors, CEOs and boards, pastors and leaders in ...

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Church of 30 people does amazing thing for homeless

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“Would anyone in the community even notice if our church closed?” That was the question Pastor Donald Foster asked his small congregation of just 30 members in Yakima, Washington. For the members of Terrace ...

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AG Jeff Sessions to speak in Kansas City today

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United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Kansas City today to hear testimony from local law enforcement on escalating crime. The goal is reducing violent crime in the metro which ...

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Restaurant changing neighborhood with every plate

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It’s becoming one of Kansas City’s most popular lunch spots and changing a neighborhood in the process. What sets it apart from others are the prices. A month after opening, customers are ...

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Dog stays by 3-year-old’s side overnight until rescued

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Just as the weekend was about to begin, a family in southeast Missouri had reason to celebrate. Three-year-old Remington “Remy” Elliott and her dog, Fat Heath, were found safe and sound after ...

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Parents working together made the difference

Parents can make a difference. John Warder knows. He has spent much of his life serving the various communities he has lived in and hundreds of parents came together to serve him ...

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Florida churches weep with hurting community

PARKLAND, Fla. (BP) — Florida Christians are reeling along with all of Florida and the nation after a gunman opened fire at a Parkland high school yesterday (Feb. 14), leaving 17 dead ...

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