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Living in hostile environments, people share how Sat-7 satellite programs bring hope

Christian satellite television ministries like SAT-7 have grown significantly over the years. Some may ask themselves, “Do they make a difference?” The broadcast and online media ministry of SAT-7 offers current event ...

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Faith leaders share explanations for sharp decline in faith in God

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Christian leaders have several explanations for why faith in God has hit an all-time low in the United States. Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church of Farmersville in rural East Texas ...

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Faithlife TV is for Christians interested in ‘digging into Scripture’

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For most streaming services, entertainment is the primary goal. Think Amazon Prime or even YouTube. Then there’s Faithlife TV Plus. It’s a relatively new streaming service that – yes – wants to ...

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Tim Tebow challenges Christians to find and live out their “micro-mission” for God

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Although all Christians have the same macro-mission to love God and others, he also gives each believer a micro-mission designed just for them, Tim Tebow said at the recent Passion Conference. “Every ...

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A New Year Commitment to Excellence

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The holidays and new year are a perfect time to reflect and commit/recommit ourselves wholeheartedly to Jesus. Don’t allow your past to define you and your future! God delights in comebacks and ...

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Exposing the latest tactic of the devil to keep us from the Bible

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In a recent article, I mentioned that in 1647, the colony of Massachusetts passed the Old Deluder Act, with “the Old Deluder” referring to the devil himself. In the past, this act declared, Satan ...

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Observation, engagement and personal conversations central to sharing the Gospel

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In 1966, while in the United States Air Force stationed in Misawa, Japan, I had the opportunity of climbing the famous Mt. Fuji.  It was a wonderful and memorable sightseeing experience.  In ...

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Kids finding Christ at popular Branson camp despite reduced attendance

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Although fewer kids are attending, Kids Across America in Branson is back in business this summer after remaining closed in 2020 because of the pandemic. Despite the challenges, lives are still being ...

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Life in a revolving door: connecting with others

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I met a man in Nashville while passing through a revolving door at an entrance to a downtown hotel.  I smiled and greeted him as he was exiting. Immediately the man turned ...

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Thousands of coaches and athletes return to FCA Summer camps

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Tens of thousands of student-athletes will gather again after a year of pandemic lockdowns hampered a spiritual tradition.  They’ll attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes  Camps across the nation and the world this ...

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Rick Warren to step down from church position

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Influential Pastor Rick Warren is stepping down as lead pastor at Saddleback Church in California. “For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting ...

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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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