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Can pastors running for office make a difference?

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The American Renewal Project is encouraging pastors and church members across the nation to seek office. In April 2014, Jerry Falwell Jr. called me saying he was in a bind. Liberty University’s ...

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Government prosecutor said use of word ‘sin’ could be harmful

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It’s still legal to utter the word “sin” in Finland. At least for now. A Finnish court has upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges against Finnish MP Päivi ...

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Subway pulls ad in face of growing boycott, store closures

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Fast-food chain Subway has quietly pulled advertisements featuring Megan Rapinoe in the face of a growing boycott. Rapinoe, who served as captain of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team at the Tokyo Olympics, ...

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Suspect in murder of retired police officer David Dorn to stand trial in July

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The man accused of murdering retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn during BLM protests will stand trial July 15. Dorn, 77, was killed in the early morning hours of June 2, 2020, ...

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Jews, Christians respond to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s tweet

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The war of words between Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Christians continues to heat up. Omar, a Muslim, commented on a viral video showing a man playing guitar and leading airline passengers ...

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Hot dates: Israeli botanists grow trees using seeds from biblical times

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The desert is blooming as Israeli farmers are growing trees from seeds that date back to biblical times. “We’re talking about the resurrection of 2,000-year-old-plus ancient date seeds that come from the ...

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How Christians can help shape the broader culture, not just their own

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when Christians imitate culture or some popular movements, the results are often not very flattering. I’m evangelical, and there are many flattering things ...

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National Faith at Work Summit in Kansas City April 28, 29

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“We’re in a culture war that continues to undermine our Christian faith in the workplace,” states Mike Willich, Director of Network Engagement with Unconventional Business Network (UBN). Willich is one of a ...

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Warner Bros. Won’t Say Gay in China

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It is beyond ironic that, at the very same time Disney is using all its might to oppose Florida’s Education Bill (falsely named the “Don’t Say Gay Bill”), Warner Bros. has announced ...

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Medical marijuana sales in Missouri reach $1 million daily

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Cannabis sales in Missouri averaged about $1 million a day in March. The long-term effects of what’s called “medical marijuana” have some concerned, even while its benefits as a treatment for chronic ...

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Evangelicals use wide variety of media to access Christian content, study finds

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Evangelical Protestants access Christian content through a variety of media, according to a study called Media Matters: Evangelicals and Media. Infinity Concepts and Grey Matter Research released survey results this week. Evangelicals ...

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Woke politics led Chiefs player to leave professional football

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Anthony Sherman, who played fullback on the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl championship team, said God let him know that it was time to leave the NFL. The league’s “woke” political activism ...

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Christian young adults give more than non-Christian peers, study finds

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Christian adults aged 40 or younger donate three times as much money as non-Christians over the course of a year, a new study finds. “The study showed Christian young adults share more ...

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Tennessee bill bans double mastectomy on children seeking to change gender

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A proposed bill in Tennessee would restrict a child’s ability to get an elective double mastectomy, be given puberty blockers or other procedures in an attempt to alter their gender. Activists who ...

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Debunking centuries-old myths about Mary Magdalene

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One of the most misunderstood biblical figures has to be Mary Magdalene. Let’s start with what we do know about her. Sometimes referred to as Mary of Magdala or simply the Madeleine, ...

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What are natural burials? A Christian scholar explains

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Death is not a subject people typically have an easy time discussing. But for Christian scholar Beth Hoeltke, it’s one she’s devoted much time to, focusing particularly on the growing interest in natural or ...

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Kansas City speaker cancelled by Christian college for sharing biblical truths about sexuality

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A Christian college in Massachusetts cancelled three planned talks by a Kansas City speaker after students called his remarks misogynist and transphobic. Marvin Daniels, executive director of The Hope Center, spoke on ...

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Public faith in credibility of pastors eroding, survey finds

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U.S. pastors have some work to do to improve their credibility with the public. The news comes with increasing hostility towards pastors, churches, and people of faith in the media, Hollywood and ...

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Jordan Peterson learns this at the Museum of the Bible

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Influential psychologist Jordan Peterson continues to explore God and his word. “If categories just dissolve, especially fundamental ones, the culture is dissolving, because the culture is a structure of category,” he said.” ...

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Younger Christian donors take different approach to giving

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Christian donors under age 40 are extremely different from their older counterparts, especially when compared with donors aged 70 and older. A new study looking at the evangelical segment of self-identified protestants ...

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What Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter teach us about power

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My dad gave me J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Fellowship of the Ring, and the book awakened my mind and imagination in ways I didn’t fully understand at the time. For many years as ...

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Josh Duggar will face sentencing in April for child porn conviction

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Former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who was convicted last year of federal child pornography charges, will appear in court for sentencing in April. Duggar was featured on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” ...

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Good Bible engagement makes good neighbors

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People who are rooted in Scripture tend to make better neighbors. That’s the assessment of a study released by the American Bible Society. The State of the Bible USA 2021 report “Good ...

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Is the R-rated, faith-friendly movie ‘Shut-In’ an alternative to Hollywood?

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In a push to create an alternative to Hollywood, the conservative news outlet The Daily Wire premiered “Shut-In” on YouTube Feb. 10. “Shut In” is a solid home invasion horror film that ...

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Ugandan clergy are divorcing wives for younger church members

KAMPALA, Uganda— Aloysius Bugingo, a senior pastor at House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala, left his wife of 29 years in December and married a younger woman under the customary law. He ...

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