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Shen Yun celebrates ancient culture destroyed by Chinese Communism

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Shen Yun Performing Arts will bring 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture to Kansas City and Lawrence in the next few weeks. The production returns to Kansas City Jan. 25-27 a the ...

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Australia to encourage kids to cross-dress, wear burkas

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Australia is introducing a new program in a handful of their grade schools that will have boys and girls wearing clothing of the opposite gender and wearing religious clothing including Islamic Burkas. ...

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Is sharing your faith now taboo in America?

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The American religious landscape is changing before our eyes. The number of those identifying with faith is declining and believers are experiencing heightened nervousness at standing out from a secularized culture. Those ...

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At their peril, liberal elites ignore traditional theological belief

In the first decade of the 21st century, New Atheism was all the rage. Students, with little appetite for Aristotle, Aquinas, or Augustine, devoured the pop philosophies and polemics of Harris, Hitchens, ...

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Pastor melting purity rings to “take down” purity efforts

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A feminist Lutheran pastor is making fun of Christians who take a serious decision to be abstinent from sex until marriage and to remain faithful to their partner in marriage. She’s melting ...

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VeggieTales accused of being racist

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Students at Cal State San Marcos think the Christian cartoon “VeggieTales” is racist because the villains are vegetables of color. Yes, you read that right. The College Fix reports this revelation came to ...

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Kansas recalls all license plates containing ‘JAP’ after complaint

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A complaint by a California resident has led to the recall of over 700 Kansas license plates. The state announced it is recalling all plates that contain the random letters “JAP” after ...

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Key to well-being? Being thankful

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Thanksgiving Day encourages us to pause in the busyness of life. We gather together with friends and family to feast on turkey and all the trimmings while we savor the goodness of ...

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Alcohol-free bar hopes to find following

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FOX4 TV reports that a new bar is coming to Kansas City but it won’t be the typical one. You won’t find an ounce of alcohol in it. Bars and alcohol go ...

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Evangelicals and Saudi Crown Prince have historic meeting

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a rare meeting with American evangelical Christians on last week, as Muslim kingdom seeks to open up more to the world and repair an image of ...

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween? Opinions differ between Christian leaders, lay people and church members. According to a poll taken on Facebook by  CBN News, 87% of believers feel that Christians should not celebrate ...

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How to fight the culture of sexual abuse

As I prepared to write this column, there were continuing news stories related to the devastating report about the 1,000 children whom were sexually abused by Catholic priests in some Pennsylvania dioceses.  ...

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As a dad, Kirk Cameron tackles kids and smartphones

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When Kirk Cameron was a teenager starring in the nation’s number one sitcom “Growing Pains,” smart phones were still over a decade away. Metro Voice caught up with the veteran actor turned ...

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Teens prefer texting vs. talking in person

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Text messaging is now the most popular form of communication among teenagers, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense. Teenagers overwhelmingly preferred in-person communication six years ago, with almost 1 in 2 saying ...

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Awaken the Dawn is coming to Kansas

Last year over 50,000 people went to Washington, D.C., with 1,600 worship teams from all 50 states, for Awaken the Dawn 2017. Every state had their own tent, and they spent 50 ...

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21 things good things young Saudi prince is doing

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Amidst so much war and terrorism in the Middle East, there is actually remarkably good news coming out of Saudi Arabia. A reformer is rising, pursuing the most dramatic economic, social and ...

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Conference Friday will encourage the church to train members to share faith

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Are there “optional” things in the Christian life? Are church attendance, Bible studies, tithing, giving to charity all optional as in a “pick-and-choose” your committment? As it turns out, many Christians say ...

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Creative worship techniques drawing the young, but some say it’s going to far

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At Embassy Church International worship isn’t just hand clapping, solemn hymns and shouts of praise anymore. In the last five years, traditional liturgy has evolved into multisensory events where fog, concert lights, ...

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Truth vs. equivocation: What’s the foundation of your worldview?

Men, I’ll be honest. Winning isn’t everything …. Men, it’s the only thing!” (UCLA Bruins football coach Henry Russell ‘Red’ Sanders)   That quote seems to summarize much of our culture’s ethos and ...

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Dispelling the myths about fatherhood

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The role of the father is increasingly problematic in the context of modern American culture. Fatherhood has been marginalized and the importance and authority of fathers has been depreciated, ridiculed, and continuously ...

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So, just how friendly is your church?

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I recently received a tragic email from a listener about his experience with several churches. Sadly, what he wrote is not an isolated occurrence concerning how friendly a church may be. In ...

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In era of negativity, comedian John Crist finds humor in Christian culture

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Comedian John Crist loves the church and he also loves good-naturedly pointing out its funniest aspects of church culture. He’s one of the leading millennials bringing humor to the Christian community with ...

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Eating while black. What Applebee’s incident can teach us

It made me very uncomfortable this week to watch the video of two black women defending themselves after being accused of theft at the Applebee’s at Independence Center. I’m not just uncomfortable ...

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Time for Grandparent Power!

Sept. 23 conference highlights our times as defining moment for the influence found in a grandparent. By Dr. Ken Canfield | National Association for Grandparenting   How important is it for us ...

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Christians unite to promote purity in a difficult culture

Catholics and Protestants come together to host purity conference in Kansas City. The 11th Men of Valor, Women of Virtue Conference, Living a Pure Life in an Impure World, brings in national ...

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