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Consider the Cross: Stories from Arab and Persian viewers of Christian television

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Across the Middle East and North Africa, people are coming to Christ as a satellite TV ministry encourages them to “Consider the Cross.” Sat-7 is a Christian satellite broadcasting ministry reaching into ...

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New podcast series from R.C. Sproul now available

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Just in time for the new year, Ligonier Ministries is releasing a new podcast titled “Ultimately with R.C. Sproul.” It features classic teaching moments from Sproul, who died in 2017. It also ...

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Clemson Coach Swinney gives teenager biblical advice for life

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Dabo Swinney, who coaches one of the top college football programs in the nation at Clemson University, has always been bold about sharing his faith. On a radio show earlier this week, ...

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Lack of biblical knowledge threatens the church and young people

A lack of biblical literacy is one of the greatest threats to the church and young people, an evangelical says. “Beyond all theological differences, financial problems and political questions, our biggest problem ...

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Bible Gateway sponsoring free online Bible study with David Jeremiah

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2020 has been packed with anxiety-producing challenges and hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and more; and it’s not over yet. Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, ...

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The Tide ministry finds long-term relationships help reach seekers during Covid-19

The needs brought on by COVID-19 restrictions have opened multiple doors for The Tide, a ministry that delivers the gospel to people in their native languages, to deepen relationships with people seeking ...

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J.I. Packer, author of ‘Knowing God,’ remembered after his death

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Around the world people the book “Knowing God” as one of the bestselling theological books ever written. Its prolific author, J.I. Packer, died last week at age 93. Packer, a lifelong Anglican, wrote ...

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Iran changes laws to target online Christians, seekers

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Iran is changing its laws to target virtual churches and online ministries. According to Article18, new amendments to an existing law expand Iranian authorities’ ability to persecute religious minorities. “Iran’s latest legislative ...

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Missions: Zahra found refuge in a safe house after converting from Islam

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Once again, Zahra’s father lashed ropes around her wrists and hands and hung her in the doorway. The young woman’s fingers went numb. Her hands and her arms swelled. There was a ...

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Men’s ministry TGIW uses technology to turn crisis into opportunity

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Thousands of men throughout Kansas City and beyond have gathered each week to learn, pray and hold each other accountable since TGIW (Teaching God’s Infinite Wisdom) began in 2001. The ministry that ...

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Message to churches: Just streaming your service won’t cut it

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With all of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing churches and pastors can be sure about is that streaming an online service is simply not enough. As ministers of the ...

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FCA leaders say commitment to Bible remains its focus as ministry celebrates 65th anniversary

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which is based in Kansas City, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month. Shane Williamson, the ministry’s president and CEO, reflected on the milestone. “One of the ...

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Missionary couple sets goal: Share the Gospel 2,020 times by 2020

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It’s a hefty goal: share the Gospel 2,020 times by the fall of 2020. It’s an even loftier goal when following these conditions: The entire Gospel story should be presented, not just ...

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The believer behind the charm of Brookside and Kansas City’s largest Bible study

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Did you know Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood is Christian? At least, its houses are. Baptist, to be precise. Behind the magical peaked roofs and Tudor-style European designs, their architect was a strong ...

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Engaging the Word Together will spotlight groups sharing the Bible

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A key part of fulfilling the Great Commission is translating the word of God into languages in which it has never been heard. Several of the groups and individuals who are doing ...

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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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The ripple effect of multiplying disciples

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It was encouraging to recently reconnect with a friend I first met more than 40 years ago.  Bill was a college professor and a religious person, but had not yet come to ...

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As classes begin, students can start an FCA at their school

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes is making it easy for students to start a club in their school. While FCA is a fixture in many districts across the nation, for some, students lack ...

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Sharing faith may lose doctor his medical license

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A Christian doctor in England could lose his medical license for sharing faith comments in his meetings with patients. Dr. Richard Scott, a general practitioner at the Bethesda Medical Center in Margate, ...

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Internet preachers like Marcus Rogers are drawing millions online

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As those under the age of 35 increasingly avoid brick-and-mortar churches, they are logging in to listen to online preachers who unashamedly share Jesus and Biblical truths through social media. One of ...

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June C5Alive Luncheon to Feature Spencer Lindsay of Working Men of Christ

Spencer Lindsay is the Founder and Executive Director of Working Men of Christ, a prison ministry reaching over 1200 inmates, and operates 12 inmate discipleship homes in Wichita and Topeka. At Working ...

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Volleyball discipleship has FCA coaches and players ‘digging deep’

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Growing up excelling in volleyball, Sierra Crook had a nagging concern as a college player—that the sport’s culture communicated to coaches and athletes that they were only as valuable as how well ...

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Half of pastors are worried about offending someone if they speak out on social issues

Pastors are pressured from all sides to speak out on hot button issues, but struggle with just how to address those topics, such as LGBT issues and same-sex marriage. In a new ...

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The Church is divided – is there hope?

I have a fellow minister friend who has an effective and growing ministry to teens and college students.  One of his challenges to them is to stop yelling at each other on ...

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Would you pray for a persecuted believer in North Africa?

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To be a Christian in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) usually means you are discriminated against, ridiculed, marginalized, and in many places persecuted–even to the point of death. Twenty-two million ...

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