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Defying the experts and media, percentage of Americans identifying as ‘Evangelical’ rises

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As sociologists and pollsters continue to study the interaction of faith and politics, a new poll is turning heads. More white Americans identified as born again or evangelical during the Trump administration, ...

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Census data point to rebound in number of two-parent families

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The traditional two-parent family is making a comeback, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the mid-2000’s, only about two-thirds of families included both mother and father in the home, ...

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Effort seeks to cover Japan in prayer during Olympics

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Christian organizations around the world are partnering to cover Japan with 1 million hours of prayer during the 30 days of the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games. “Japan1Million,” a movement started by ...

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Just 40 percent who normally attend Easter services will do so Sunday

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The arrival of the pandemic caused major disruptions to Easter services at many churches in 2020. Although churchgoers say they now are more comfortable with attending live services, many still plan to ...

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Beth Moore discusses decision to leave Baptist denomination

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Christian leaders are responding to the departure from the Southern Baptist denomination by respected author and Bible teacher Beth Moore. Born Wanda Elizabeth in 1957, her departure was intensely covered in the ...

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Largest Protestant adoption agency opens services to include LGBTQ parents

The nation’s largest Protestant adoption agency is facing criticism for recently opening adoptions to LGBTQ parents. The ministry has been adopting to LGBTQ families in Michigan since May 2019, after the state ...

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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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Hawley, other leaders criticize Obama over remarks about evangelical Hispanics

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Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is among the Christian leaders who are responding to former President Barack Obama and his remarks about evangelical Hispanics who voted for Donald Trump. “Ah yes, those Hispanic ...

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Biden had less evangelical support than Clinton did in 2016, poll finds

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White evangelical support for the Democratic presidential candidate dropped from 2016 to this year, according to research by the Faith & Freedom Coalition. Eighty-one percent of self-identified white evangelicals voted for President ...

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200 evangelical leaders sign letter calling for peace following elections

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As Americans await the outcome of the presidential election, more than 200 evangelical leaders are encouraging communities to rise above political partisanship and societal divisions to live out the gospel by pursuing ...

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President Trump reveals he is now a ‘non-denominational’ Christian

President Trump, who has allied himself closely with evangelicals but spoken little of his personal faith, released a new statement of his religious identification. Having been confirmed into the Presbyterian Church as a ...

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Most Americans don’t see Democratic candidates as very religious

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Religion has been a topic of conversation during the Democratic presidential primary, and some candidates have pointed out how their religious beliefs have shaped their political positions. But Americans don’t consider the Democratic candidates ...

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How can you follow Jesus and support Donald Trump?

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Like many, I’m perplexed by the divide in the Christian community over President Trump — but I’m not surprised. The media is fueling lies, and the world is listening. This was demonstrated ...

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25 Best-selling Evangelical books of 2019 listed

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The top 25 Christian books of 2019 include some well-known names and some new authors. One of the books has been a top seller for 16 years and remains on the list ...

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Average sermon length determined by type of church

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Many people heard a sermon for the first time in a long during the Christmas season. How long the service lasted depends upon the type of church, according to a new survey ...

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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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New book from Paula White divides evangelical leaders

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Paula White, a spiritual advisor to President Donald Trump and former pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, is no stranger to controversy. Like many pastors who attain national attention, she has been ...

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Cuba ramps up crackdown on evangelical pastors

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Authorities in Cuba on Sunday (July 14) refused to allow the national presidents of two Christian denominations to board their flight to Washington, D.C., for a religious freedom event, sources said, according ...

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Egypt legalizes 127 churches in positive move

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A sweeping move by Egyptian authorities is being celebrated by religious rights activists. A government committee has approved 127 churches which were previously being run in an illegal capacity under the country’s ...

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‘What are these people smoking?’ Franklin Graham calls out Taylor students for attacking Mike Pence

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Franklin Graham is calling out some Christian university students and alumni who are viciously attacking Vice President Mike Pence after he was announced as the commencement speaker for Taylor University. Fox News reports ...

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Christian education initiative sounds alarm on public schools

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A new coalition of evangelical leaders in the education space just announced a campaign to promote Christian education, all while educating parents and pastors on the dangers that government schools present to ...

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Washington tells church: Pay for abortion coverage or break the law

An evangelical church is suing the state of Washington over a new law requiring employers to cover abortion in insurance plans if those policies also cover maternity.   Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) ...

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China uses dynamite to destroy well-known megachurch

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Chinese authorities have blown up with dynanmite a well-known Christian megachurch, inflaming . Witnesses and overseas activists said the paramilitary People’s Armed Police used dynamite and excavators to destroy the Golden Lampstand ...

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Could invite for Abu Dhabi prince to visit Israel lead to peace?

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It has been over 40 years since an Arab nation has signed a peace agreement with Israel. Some are hoping that Abu Dhabi may be the next and are encouraging dialogue between ...

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Christmas Eve busy time for churches across America

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At the nondenominational, multi-campus Faith Church in Missouri, Christmas Eve will be the culmination of a long weekend of creative celebration focused on family, Christ and saving souls. “Each service is another opportunity to ...

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