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‘Elvis’ looks at faith and foibles at root of cultural icon

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Before he was the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley was a young boy getting his musical beginnings in the small rural town of Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 13, he ...

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5 statistics that prove Christians defy stereotypes

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Let’s begin with a caveat about these statistics. Nothing in the following paragraphs indicates that every church is healthy or that there aren’t issues for self-reflection and repentance. Far from it. Churches ...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of coach who was fired for praying after football games

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The Supreme Court has upheld religious expression in another high-profile case ruling 6-3 that Washington state violated First Amendment religious freedom protections when it fired a praying football coach. Joseph Kennedy had ...

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Australia ends support of religious chaplains serving in public schools

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Australia may soon lose a beloved component of its public schools – chaplains. An institution in Australian schools, the national school chaplaincy program provided a trusted, caring and affirming presence in school ...

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Will a second Jesus People movement spring from this weekend’s Cotton Bowl event?

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In the stadium where evangelists Billy Graham and Bill Bright rallied 70,000 during the Jesus People Movement five decades ago, the Cotton Bowl in Texas will soon host another massive gathering of ...

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Nation is “schizophrenic” about God, Ben Carson says

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The United States has become schizophrenic about God, says Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “When you stop and you think about it, our ...

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Original Juneteenth was a spiritual event and the church can still play a role today

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Understanding the significance of the Juneteenth holiday paints a fuller picture of civil rights in the United States, author Jemar Tisby said. “It represents June 19, 865, when enslaved people in Texas ...

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Sports Illustrated criticized for story challenging coach’s right to pray

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Critics continue to blast “Sports Illustrated” magazine for an opinion piece it published about a pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling about the right of a high school football coach to pray. Joe ...

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Faith helps drive Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors In NBA title quest

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It was back in January, when the NBA season was still young, that Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors had gotten off to a poor start. Curry, a three-time NBA champion, ...

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Formerly gay men and women share testimonies during Freedom March in Washington            

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Although gay pride events dominate the news and corporate sponsorships, formerly LGBT-identified young men and women gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Freedom March. The ecumenical Christian event featured worship music, prayer ...

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Taliban denies Christians exist in Afghanistan. Here’s why it matters

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Husain Andaryas was a religious fighter in the war against the invading Soviet army in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, but almost a year after the Soviets left, he converted to Christianity. ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Southern Baptists respond to devastating sex abuse report

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An investigative report released last weekend found that many Southern Baptist leaders have worked to stop lawsuits against potentially abusive pastors. The news comes as the denomination as a whole responds to ...

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“The Chosen” creator clarifies remarks about Mormons

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Dallas Jenkins, creator of “The Chosen,” has clarified recent remarks about Mormons, evangelicals and Jesus. Throughout the years, Jenkins has mentioned that he has friends who belong to The Church of Jesus ...

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Christians feel ill-equipped to share their faith

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An average of just 1 in 3 Christians say they’ve had a conversation with a stranger or even someone they know about their faith. But, according to a new study by Lifeway, ...

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Skillet frontman John Cooper says he was asked to deny Christ by executive

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Faith is more important than fame to musician John Cooper of the popular band Skillet. A decade ago, an executive tried to explain how much potential Cooper had, but the caveat was ...

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Faith leaders respond to tragic school shooting in Texas

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Faith leaders across the nation are responding to the tragic school shooting in Texas. All of them encouraged Christians to pray, and several suggested specific actions, including addressing the fact that fatherless ...

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Survey: Americans divided over role of faith in their lives

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A new survey finds that Americans are divided over the role their faith should play in their day-to-day lives. The “Faith in America Survey,” conducted by The Marist College Poll, shows Americans ...

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Judge temporarily blocks Biden mandate that forced participation in transgender surgeries

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A Biden administration mandate requiring healthcare providers and religious employers to provide transgender surgeries, counseling and procedures against their religious beliefs has temporarily been blocked by a federal judge. District Judge Daniel ...

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Marvel and DC’s war on God

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The first installment of a seven-part Marvel & DC’s War on God series has been released by Christian media company Good Fight Ministries. The company says the 150-minute film The Antichrist Agenda “documents ...

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Annual Summer camp for at-risk kids may not happen if volunteers are not found

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A life-changing summer camp for disadvantaged kids may not happen for lack of volunteers. For decades City Union Mission in Kansas City has provided a free camp to low-income children across the ...

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Iranian Christian explains the plight of women

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Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honor killings” of women, including one woman believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé discusses ...

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Mothers and Mother’s Day: the real story

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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Former church buildings finding new life as breweries

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As the number of small breweries nationwide increases, some owners are finding homes in unexpected places. While controversial, it’s part of a trend of new uses for abandoned houses of worship. The ...

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