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By wide margin, abortion was leading cause of death worldwide in 2022

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Abortion again was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2022, with the number of abortion deaths nearly four times those from infectious diseases. More than 44 million abortions were performed last ...

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Ukrainian protestant Christians being tortured, killed by Russia

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Russia is kidnapping and torturing Ukrainian protestant Christians much the way it persecuted believers under Soviet Communism. The charge is being made by a Christian persecution watchdog group that revealed an investigation ...

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Frisco train derails at Silver Dollar City injuring seven

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Six guests and one worker were injured when a steam train at Silver Dollar City derailed on Wednesday evening. Initial reports of the train’s derailment were made around 7 p.m. by visitors ...

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How we can better serve the widow

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For Eileen Vignaroli, the plight of the widow was all too real. When she was widowed in 2015 after 47 years of marriage, Eileen thought the death of her husband Don might ...

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New movement tackles loneliness by plugging retirees into service

If there’s a retired individual in your life, chances are, they’re experiencing loneliness. Studies have found that isolation and loneliness are significant factors for decline in health as a person ages. During ...

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Don Hinkle, longtime editor of Missouri’s Baptist newspaper, dies at age 68

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Don Hinkle, founding editor of The Pathway, the Missouri Baptist Convention’s newspaper, died last week at age 68. “Don was one of the smartest journalists in the industry today and brought a ...

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Queen Elizabeth may be near death as family joins her at bedside

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[Update: Queen Elizabeth II has died] Some Royal observers Wednesday implied Queen Elizabeth II is on death watch. The news, which has not officially been confirmed by Buckingham Palace, has prompted the ...

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Rick Warren gives final sermon as pastor of Saddleback

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Influential author and leader Rick Warren preached his final sermon as pastor of Saddleback Church on Sunday. He delivered the same message he preached more than four decades ago, urging those in ...

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Longtime broadcaster Vin Scully leaves legacy of baseball and faith

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The funeral for Vin Scully, the longtime voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, brought out memories of his deep faith. The broadcaster, known to millions of baseball fans, died in early August ...

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Spiritual perspectives of Olivia Newton-John emerge after death

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Millions of fans around the world are mourning the death of singer Olivia Newton-John earlier this week. She was, perhaps, one of the most decent people in the entertainment industry. In a ...

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Tony Dow, who played Wally on ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ has died

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Tony Dow, one of television’s most iconic figures for his role in “Leave it to Beaver,” died Wednesday. The actor passed away while on hospice after it was announced his cancer had ...

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Nashville food ministry founder writes of cancer and faith in posthumous memoir

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Tallu Schuyler Quinn, 42, changed the lives of many by creating the Nashville Food Project. In addition to contributing to food scarcity programs in her home state, she also shared her celebration ...

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Extreme heat poses challenge for ministries serving area homeless

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With Kansas City temperatures rising the 100s this week, City Union Mission is just one ministry serving the homeless that says the heat is a deadly situation. The heat wave is forecast ...

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Lawsuit over Skittles after EU finds ingredient can change DNA

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A civil lawsuit has been filed against Skittles alleging that the brightly-colored candies are unsafe to eat because they contain a known toxin that the company had agreed six years ago to ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Tim Keller asks for prayers two years into battle with pancreatic cancer

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Pastor Tim Keller, the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and City to City, remains positive as he battles cancer. “God has seen it fit to give me more time,” he said, but ...

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Pat Robertson’s wife and ministry partner dies at 94 after lifetime of sharing the gospel

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Dede Robertson, the wife of Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson, died on April 19 at her home in Virginia Beach, Va., at age 94. “My mom was a rock,” her daughter ...

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Movie version of “The Case for Heaven” scheduled for release in this week

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Death has touched many lives in the past two years and forced people to think about eternity. Lee Strobel, a Christian artist and journalist, addressed the topic in his book “The Case ...

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Late political commentator Bob Beckel was man of faith

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Bob Beckel, the liberal political commentator who died Monday, was a frequent sparring partner of Sean Hannity and other opinion personalities on cable networks. He also took his faith seriously. “What people ...

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One year after Rush Limbaugh died, his words remain as powerful as ever

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Rush Limbaugh died one year ago, on Feb. 17, 2021. Longtime listeners often wonder what he would think about the issues in the news today. Limbaugh made it a point to say ...

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Tim Keller tweets support for Stephen Colbert and his talk of faith

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Although late-night host Stephen Colbert is not known as a fan of Christianity, he did talk about his faith recently on “The Late Show.”  “Does your faith and your comedy ever overlap? ...

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Linda Ann Hight

Linda Ann Hight Linda Ann Hight, 68, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., passed into the presence of her Savior on January 18, 2022, surrounded by the family she cherished. A native North Carolinian, ...

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22 tourists freeze to death on Pakistan highway during mega snowstorm

At least 22 people have died while being stuck in their vehicles as a heavy snowstorm thronged the mountain resort town of Murree in northern Pakistan, officials confirmed on Saturday. Ten children were among the ...

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Bipartisan tributes pour in for Senator Bob Dole

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Condolences continue to pour in over the death of former U.S. Senator Robert Dole. The Republican died over the weekend at the age of 98. Dole is survived by his wife, former Sen. ...

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Liver transplant waiting lists fueled by alcohol, obesity

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Alcohol consumption and being overweight is contributing to a record number of Americans needing liver transplants. The rise is being seen most acutely by those over 65 whose numbers now mirror those ...

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