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Opposition leader and atheist poisoned by Putin has found God

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The opposition leader fighting the authoritarian rule of Vladimir Putin has found God.  Noted atheist Alexei Navalny unveiled his newfound faith during a court appearance after his arrest for speaking out on ...

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Driven by God to speak up on social issues

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This is an often-asked question, “Should a pastor or other Christians address cultural or social issues or just keep focused on the gospel?” Sometimes speaking on culturally touchy subjects can cause division, ...

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Michael McDowell after upset Daytona 500 win: ‘God is good’

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Entering the NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500 — the “Great American Race” — driver Michael McDowell was a 100-1 underdog. After the race, which ended shortly after midnight in Florida thanks to two ...

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Max Lucado apologizes for LGBT comments after National Cathedral invitation

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Max Lucado has apologized for “hurtful” comments about the LGBT community but says his support of Biblical marriage remains steadfast. His statement is in response to backlash after the Washington National Cathedral was ...

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Melvin Banks, founder of largest black-owned Christian publishing company dies

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The name of Dr. Melvin Banks Sr. hasn’t come up during Black History Month discussions, but he owned and operated Urban Ministries Inc., the largest independent black-owned and operated publishing company in ...

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Was Rush Limbaugh saved? Friend and wife share his faith journey

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Rush Limbaugh’s faith was increasingly important to him in the years leading up to his death last week, according to a friend and his wife. Interest has grown surrounding Limbaugh, who mostly ...

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Data reveals gender gap in nonreligious Americans

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One of the most consequential stories in American religion in recent years is the rapid and seemingly unceasing rise of “nones” – those who respond to questions about their nonreligious affiliation by ...

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My six days behind the Iron Curtain, and why it matters today

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Yes, I spent six days behind the Iron Curtain. In the summer of 1981, I sang with a group called, “The Continental Singers.”  After a two-week rehearsal camp, we started our tour ...

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In the shadow of Chernobyl, rebuilding homes and hope

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“Hey Jeff climb in,” Andrey said. “We are driving about two hours today to a village near Chernobyl to see Marina and her kids.” I always enjoy spending time with Andrey because ...

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Churches modifying Ash Wednesday practices over Covid

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The pandemic is complicating plans to mark Ash Wednesday, which will start the Lenten season on Wednesday, February 17. The solemn day — officially known as the Day of Ashes — is ...

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6 ways to remember persecuted Christians in 2021

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As Christians around the world face rising persecution, Metro Voice regularly shares stories that highlight their plight.  As we’ve reported, persecution has increased, especially in an age of Covid as governments use ...

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NFL Man of the Year Russell Wilson preaches on love in acceptance speech

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Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks quoted from I Corinthians last weekend as he accepted the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. “To America, to the world, love is ...

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Super Bowl commercial with pro-life message features Christian Paralympic swimmer

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A Toyota commercial with a strong pro-life message resonated with viewers during Sunday’s Super Bowl. The commercial featured the story of Paralympian swimmer Jessica Long, who was born in Russia with a ...

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TBN will broadcast popular series ‘The Chosen’ beginning on Monday

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The first season of the acclaimed television series “The Chosen” will be shown on TBN beginning on Monday, February 8, and continuing for eight weeks. For those who do not have cable ...

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New poll looks at who is most likely to be harassed online

As the nation seemingly splinters over a growing lack of acceptance of differing views, a new poll finds a shocking number of people have been harassed online. The new uncivil war touches ...

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Video: Chiefs owner Clark Hunt on Super Bowl Breakfast 2021 faith broadcast

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Clark Hunt, chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s Super Bowl Breakfast 2021. We have the breakfast event video below or ...

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Perfect peace in the midst of troubling times

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In 1555, Nicholas Ridley was burned at the stake because of his witness for Christ. On the night before Ridley’s execution, his brother offered to stay with him in his prison cell ...

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Museum of the Bible works to return artifacts to rightful owners

Over 11,500 artifacts the Museum of the Bible had purchased are being returned to Iraq and Egypt. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board for the Museum said ...

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Francis Chan forced by Communists to leave Hong Kong

Evangelist Francis Chan has been forced to leave Hong Kong after Communist authorities rejected his visa. Chan had moved with his family to Hong Kong last year to become missionaries in the ...

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Wycliffe Associates sees record completed Bible translations in 2020

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Despite a worldwide pandemic, Wycliffe Associates saw the completion of more Bible translations in 2020 than in any other single year. “Instead of slowing down because of COVID-19, for some national Bible ...

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Poll: Pandemic strengthened faith, family ties of many

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Amid the negative news, is there a family silver lining to the ongoing pandemic? Yes, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. The poll found that 28 percent of ...

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Biden Administration’s crackdown on religious liberty raises alarm

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Christian leaders are bracing for religious liberty to be curtailed under President Joe Biden. “Early indications are troubling,” Professor Edward A. Morse, a member of the board of directors of the Thomas ...

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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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‘God is my strength’: The faith of Hank Aaron

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Although the accolades continue for slugger Hank Aaron, who died Jan. 22, few mention his strong faith. Aaron reflected on his career years later, sharing how his faith carried him through the ...

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Dina and Jerry: learning from their darkest hour

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After Dina Russell had an abortion, her boyfriend Jerry Davenport didn’t forsake the relationship. That was unusual for a young unmarried couple involved in a crisis pregnancy. In fact, couples like them ...

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