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People seeking God during pandemic, according to leader of online ministry

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The global pandemic has people searching for answers, and many of them are looking to God, according to a leading online ministry. “Fear is a natural response to a situation like this ...

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The story behind ‘It is Well With My Soul’

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Since its creation, millions have turned to “It is Well With My Soul” for comfort. The hymn,  written by Horatio G. Spafford, remains one of the most beloved songs of all time ...

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Dolly Parton: virus a ‘Lesson from God…keep faith’

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Country singer Dolly Parton has said she believes the COVID-19 virus is a “lesson from God” that will make everyone “a better person,” in an encouraging video on social media. The singer, ...

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19 suggestions for loving your neighbor

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Many Christians are seeking the proper balance between staying safe and helping their neighbors. The National Christian Foundation offers 19 ideas for loving your neighbor during the pandemic. Shop locally: Call local businesses ...

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Photo of Jewish and Muslim EMTs in Israel goes viral

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An image of two EMTs is going viral after it was snapped in Israel. The photo, captured on Wednesday,  caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the ...

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Ultimate sacrifice: Priest dies after giving respirator to younger patient

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Sacrificial love was on display this week after an Italian priest infected with COVID-19 died after giving his respirator to a stranger. Newsweek reports that Father Don Giusseppe Berardelli, who was hospitalized in ...

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Here’s some good news: God still cares

It’s easy to focus on what is wrong right now. Yet, God is not sitting on the sidelines. He is at work, as He always is, showing mercy and granting help. So, ...

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Famous chefs to prepare meals for local homeless

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City Union Mission will become a four-star restaurant Tuesday with a little help from some famous local chefs. On March 24, Michael Smith and his team from the Farina and Extra Virgin restaurants will prepare a ...

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Jewish congregations adapt to new reality of online services

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As most Christians transition to online services, traditional Jewish congregations also are adjusting to the new reality. Although many have livestreamed Shabbat services for years — mostly for the benefit of shut-ins ...

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L.A. Chargers’ Hunter Henry, wife Parker get baptized in Jordan River

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Following a season in which he posted career highs in catches (55) and receiving yards (652), Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry recently embarked on a trip to Israel. He then ...

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U.S. government asks faith community for help

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The federal government is reaching out to faith communities this week, hoping that they can help to stop the physical spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the accompanying fear that many are experiencing. ...

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Evangelicals approve of Trump’s handling of coronavirus

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Nearly 70 percent of white evangelicals approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling the coronavirus outbreak, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted last weekend. By contrast, 45 percent of Americans ...

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Christians around world asked to join in prayer Sunday

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Global prayer ministry leaders and church networks have called for worldwide prayer Sunday, March 22, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has affected millions of people around the world ...

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What my parents taught me: Lessons for a year in crisis

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It was tumultuous much like today. The United States again sent their sons to fight a war far away in Korea. At home, distrust was high with the Cold War. Polio raged ...

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Christianity brought the world justice and freedom

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Many today would argue that Christianity has changed the world for the worse. In reality it introduced true justice and freedom. The “new atheists” don’t just see Christianity as wrong but evil. ...

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Good news for Sudan’s Christians and their churches

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Sudan’s transitional government has abolished committees formed under the Islamist regime of former President Omar al-Bashir that were used to take over hundreds of churches and other Christian property. Nasreldin Mofreh, Sudan’s Minister ...

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Online church attendance spiked last weekend as members watched from home

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Many people turn to religion in times of crisis, if only temporarily. After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, church attendance across the country briefly spiked, as people sought community and meaning in ...

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Saints QB Drew Brees to return in 2020 as he seeks to love God and others

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The NFL’s all-time leader for passing touchdowns and yards (and many other records) will make “another run at it.” New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees shared an Instagram post recently announcing he ...

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Senator shares encouraging scripture to calm virus fears      

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Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is using his daily Twitter messages to share scripture as well as updates on the virus threat the world faces. Earlier this week, he tweeted Joshua 1:9: “Be ...

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Midtown Kansas City church hands shoppers $50 gift cards for groceries

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The coronavirus threat has created an opportunity for area churches to serve those less fortunate. On Sunday afternoon, members of City of Truth church in midtown Kansas City handed out $50 gift ...

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With St. Patrick’s Day parades cancelled, Christians focus on the real story

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With most parades and celebrations cancelled, it may be a good time to reflect instead on the spiritual roots of St. Patrick‘s. Although it has become widely secularized over the centuries, it ...

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Traditional marriage Methodist churches may leave denomination

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As the fallout continues over the issue of homosexuality in the United Methodist Church, a number of churches are considering starting a new denomination based on a traditional interpretation of scripture. A ...

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New evangelical leader hopes to address cultural ‘identity crisis’

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Virginia Pastor Walter Kim recently was inaugurated as the first minority president of the National Association of Evangelicals. One of his goals is to address what he calls an “identity crisis” in ...

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Episcopal Church disciplines Bishop for supporting Biblical marriage

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The United States Episcopal Church is disciplining one of its bishops because he upholds the biblical position on sex and marriage. Bishop William Love, of Albany, has been accused of violating canon ...

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Raiders QB Derek Carr: ‘Today is the day to get it right’ with God

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The tragic death of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in January caused people to start thinking about their own mortality. Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr ...

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