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In Moscow, Idaho, ‘Christian Reconstructionists’ thrive amid Evangelical turmoil

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Evangelical groups in the U.S. are facing dwindling numbers. And a messy cultural fight over the direction of the movement might serve to drive further defections. But while some of the largest Protestant denominations in ...

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Seminary leader under fire for exposing woke critical race theory in churches

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Owen Strachan, provost and theology professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, has come under fire for criticizing woke politics in Christian churches and organizations. He began to notice high-profile pastors and popular ...

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Support for vaccination increasing significantly among white evangelicals

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White evangelicals now are much more accepting of COVID-19 vaccination than they were in March, a new survey found. The survey of 5,123 adults by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Interfaith Youth ...

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Survey finds that decline in white Christians has slowed

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The decline in the numbers of white Christians appears to have slowed, according to the 2020 Census of Religion by the Public Religion Research Institute. The survey also looked at data for ...

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Christian leaders offer prayers, encouragement to new Israel prime minister

Christian leaders from around the world are sizing up Naftali Bennett, the new prime minister of Israel. They’ve sent him a letter committing to prayer and encouragement as he takes on the ...

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Media spotlight was on future of Southern Baptists last week

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The Southern Baptists held what they considered a critical convention in Nashville last week. The denomination conducted an election that will help decide which direction it will take — whether it will ...

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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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To Christians who voted for Biden: Did you not see this coming?

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For the last four years, those of us who voted for Donald Trump and who identify as committed followers of Jesus have been asked incessantly, “How could you vote for him? If ...

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Christian leaders speak on QAnon movement

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The dysfunctional political environment has spawned movements on both the left and right. On the left was the belief President Donald Trump was a Russian agent, so powerful in the Democratic Party ...

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Christian leaders agree lawsuits between believers should be avoided

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Although 82 percent of evangelical leaders said that 1 Corinthians 6:1–8 does not forbid all civil lawsuits between Christians, they also indicated that lawsuits should not be the typical way a Christian ...

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John Michael Talbot helps the faithful find common ground

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Protestants and Catholics, despite their theological differences, have much in common. Legendary Christian musician John Michael Talbot says they especially need to stand together today as the sanctity of life, religious freedom ...

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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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Here’s how evangelical and other voters faith are lining up this year

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President Trump’s lead among evangelical voters is larger than it was in 2016, according to a recent survey from LifeWay Research. The news comes as some pundits say the Democrat effort to ...

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Liberal Christian group releases pro-Biden poll but ignores real news

As many as 11 percent of Evangelical and Catholic voters in swing states could switch from voting for President Trump to Joe Biden, according to a poll by Vote Common Good, a ...

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One in five evangelicals believe gender identity is a choice

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Evangelicals who believe in biblical teaching about gender may have their work cut out for them. A recent survey from Ligonier Ministries shows that 22 percent of U.S. evangelical Christians agree with ...

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Half of American adults believe Jesus was only a great teacher

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Fifty-two percent of American adults believe that Jesus was a great teacher and nothing more. Ligonier Ministries’ biennial State of Theology survey provides key findings on what Americans think about God, truth, ...

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National Association of Evangelicals kicks off Bless Your Pastor campaign

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Being a pastor is challenging at any time but especially so during the current pandemic. Nine of 10 pastors in the United States are under financial pressure, and six of 10 churches ...

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Evangelicals for Trump event warns of radical Democrat agenda

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Leading evangelicals spoke about the upcoming presidential election at an event called “Evangelicals For Trump — Praise, Prayer and Patriotism,” which was held in July in Alpharetta, Ga. The event featured prominent ...

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Knesset Christian Allies Caucus relaunched last week in Jerusalem

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The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus relaunched last week in a remarkable show of unity bringing together members of seven various Israeli political parties.  The caucus serves as a link between pro-Israel Christian ...

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Are Evangelicals evil? That’s the term being thrown at 80 million Americans

There’s a plethora of new books portraying American white Evangelicals as just about the worst people in the world, and Evangelicalism as just about the most evil, repressive and retrograde force in ...

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Churchgoers concerned about impact of fallen leaders, survey finds

Several high-profile Christian leaders have abandoned or fallen away from their faith recently. Churchgoers are concerned about not only them but other people they may influence, according to a recent LifeWay research ...

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Liberal evangelical leader urges Biden to moderate positions

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A Liberal evangelical opposed to Donald Trump is asking Joe Biden to do more to appeal to conservative evangelicals concerned about abortion and religion freedom. The plea comes as Biden has moved ...

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Minneapolis residents see “a spiritual war”

Racial injustice and unrest are a spiritual battle that must be fought with spiritual weapons, according to African-American leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier this month I visited Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, ...

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Poll looks at who believes President Trump is ‘anointed’

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Nearly half of white Protestants who regularly attend church believe President Donald Trump is “anointed by God,” according to a new report. “Trump the Anointed?” published by Religion in Public found that ...

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Poll: Evangelical support for President Trump remains high

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White evangelical Christians continue to be among the biggest supporters of President Trump, according to a poll conducted last week. Overall, approval ratings have returned to previous levels before the coronavirus outbreak. ...

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