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Photo of Jewish and Muslim EMTs in Israel goes viral

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An image of two EMTs is going viral after it was snapped in Israel. The photo, captured on Wednesday,  caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the ...

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Party over: Spring break students now testing positive

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CBS News is reporting that those partying college students seen on Florida beaches during spring break last week are now testing positive for their stupidity.  As of Monday night, five students from ...

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Christianity brought the world justice and freedom

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Many today would argue that Christianity has changed the world for the worse. In reality it introduced true justice and freedom. The “new atheists” don’t just see Christianity as wrong but evil. ...

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Online church attendance spiked last weekend as members watched from home

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Many people turn to religion in times of crisis, if only temporarily. After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, church attendance across the country briefly spiked, as people sought community and meaning in ...

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With St. Patrick’s Day parades cancelled, Christians focus on the real story

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With most parades and celebrations cancelled, it may be a good time to reflect instead on the spiritual roots of St. Patrick‘s. Although it has become widely secularized over the centuries, it ...

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New evangelical leader hopes to address cultural ‘identity crisis’

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Virginia Pastor Walter Kim recently was inaugurated as the first minority president of the National Association of Evangelicals. One of his goals is to address what he calls an “identity crisis” in ...

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Episcopal Church disciplines Bishop for supporting Biblical marriage

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The United States Episcopal Church is disciplining one of its bishops because he upholds the biblical position on sex and marriage. Bishop William Love, of Albany, has been accused of violating canon ...

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Gender-neutral passports rejected by British court

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Britain’s Court of Appeal has rejected a woman’s claim that would have forced ‘non-gendered’ to appear on UK passports. Christie Elan-Cane is female but believes it is discriminatory that the Passport Office ...

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In times of crisis, your neighborhood is the mission field

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Sometimes, emergencies and times of crisis present service and mission opportunities that might not exist in normal circumstances.  Many people tend to be more open to spiritual matters during troubling times like ...

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Number of practicing Christians continues decline in U.S.

U.S. churches will have to adjust to new data that show that the number of practicing Christians continues to decline. Practicing Christians are now a much smaller segment of the entire population, ...

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Actor Ben Affleck fills void in life by returning to church

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Actor Ben Affleck, who stars in the new movie “The Way Back,” also has found the way back to church. “I go to the Methodist Church, [my] kids [are] baptized, and I ...

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Hallmark edits pro-life film Unplanned out of awards show

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The Washington Examiner newspaper is reporting that Hallmark doesn’t want you to hear about the pro-life film Unplanned and censored  it from and awards ceremony. At the annual Movieguide Awards, which recognize ...

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Pence welcomes pro-life Democrats to Republican Party

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As the Democrat Party continues to move left, many pro-life members feel they have no political home. Vice President Mike Pence recently said they are welcome in the Republican Party. “Life is ...

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German high court blocks attempt to enshrine Sharia law

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Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has blocked an attempt to institute Sharia law. The ruling states that the constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms of Muslims can be curtailed if public displays of religiosity — ...

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Prayer walk planned before drag queen library protest at capitol

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Concerned Women for America is holding prayer walk in the Missouri capitol rotunda before and during a drag queen protest on Saturday. CWA is supporting the public’s right to influence library programming ...

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Increase in ‘church hopping’ among trends found in State of the Church survey

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The days of joining a church and staying in it for life are long gone. New research by the Barna Group shows that practicing Christians and churched adults believe in the value ...

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Josh Hawley agrees with Marco Rubio that Bernie Sanders is a Marxist

Many political observers and pundits are calling Tuesday night’s Democrat debate a train wreck. From Joe Biden claiming 150 million Americans have been murdered, Bernie Sanders defending a Marxist regime to Michael ...

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Missouri House committee may vote this week on transgender athlete bill

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Student athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex under a proposed transgender bill in the Missouri House. The General Laws Committee could vote on the bill this ...

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Support of same-sex marriage surges among mainline pastors

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Almost one-half of pastors of mainline Protestant churches say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. However, support remains low among evangelical pastors. The poll of 1,000 ...

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Biola University opens museum of Christian nostalgia and culture

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Anyone who grew up in church has fond memories of things like the old flannel graphs that were used to teach Bible lessons to kids. Biola University in Southern California recently opened ...

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American life expectancy is on the rise for first time since 2014

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that Americans’ life expectancy rose for the first time since 2014. Two of the main reasons were declines in the number of ...

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Bill in Missouri Legislature would redefine marriage as a civil union

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A Missouri state representative is drawing fire from both sides of the political spectrum over his bill that would change the legal definition of marriage to that of a civil union. Supporters ...

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Former presidents share their thoughts on the central role of faith

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As the nation pauses for Presidents Day, it’s a good time to look at past presidents and their thoughts on the importance of faith. “While we are zealously performing the duties of ...

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Virtual reality being developed to spread the gospel

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Virtual reality can entertain but can it effectively spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ? It can according to Cooke Media Group, winner of the NRB 2020 Media Award for Best Long-Form Video. ...

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“Lord of the Rings” actor defends the Christian faith in Hollywood

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Hollywood is an often-overlooked mission field where a Christian can have a powerful impact on the culture. One actor who is outspoken about his faith is John Rys-Davies, who portrayed Gimli in ...

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