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Turkey scapegoats Christians for coronavirus

Christians have become the scapegoat for Turkey’s growing coronavirus outbreak. Christians and other religious minorities are being falsely accused of bringing COVID-19 to Turkey where a series of attacks on churches is ...

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Author of beloved hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ overcame racist past

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You’ve likely heard the famous hymn “Amazing Grace.” People the world over love the song. It’s been sung at countless memorial services, civil rights events, and churches. Recently, people in 50 different ...

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Fusion challenges traditional ‘gap year’ allowing students to redeem it for Kingdom purposes

As universities struggle to plan for the new school year in the middle of a pandemic, one college has found a solution that helps students navigate uncertain times. Spurgeon College’s Fusion “gap ...

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Actor Denzel Washington shares memories of being filled with the Holy Spirit

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Being filled with the Holy Spirit made a dramatic impact on the life of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. The actor talked about his faith in discussion with the pastor of Christian ...

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5 reasons Muslims accept Christ as savior

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A survey of 750 Muslims who converted to Christianity shows five predominant reasons they chose to follow Christ. The lifestyle of Christians. Former Muslims cited the love that Christians exhibited in their ...

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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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Standing with a church under siege

For at least a decade, Christians in several African nations have endured extreme persecution and violence from militants and extremists seeking political control. Current reports note renewed attacks in Mali, Nigeria and ...

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Jesus Revolution film to star Jim Gaffigan as Chuck Smith, Joel Courtney as Greg Laurie

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A new film from the makers of I Can Only Imagine will spotlight the so-called Jesus Movement of the 1960s and ‘70s and star two well-known actors. The new movie Jesus Revolution will star Jim Gaffigan ...

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Black Lives Matter leader calls Jesus “the most famous black radical revolutionary”

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Part of the fallout from the current social unrest is an attempt by some to redefine the message of Jesus. Hawk Newsome, head of Black Lives Matter of New York, told Marth ...

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Even in pandemic, Child Evangelism Fellowship reaches kids

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The spiritual needs of children didn’t end when the coronavirus outbreak began. Child Evangelism Fellowship is continuing to help area kids experience the love of God. “This summer, we are ministering to ...

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shares struggles that led to re-baptism

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Professional football players face many temptations, and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger admits that he gave into several of them. However, he recently was baptized a second time to show his commitment ...

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13,000 Christians from 500 churches march in Atlanta for racial justice

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More than 13,000 individuals representing 500 churches across the denominational and cultural spectrum gathered Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth) in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park before marching to the State Capitol to petition both ...

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Fellowship Church of Greenwood will host church replant summit

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Fellowship Church of Greenwood will be the host for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board’s Replant Summit in August. The church provides a good example of what attendees hope to replicate ...

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Iran changes laws to target online Christians, seekers

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Iran is changing its laws to target virtual churches and online ministries. According to Article18, new amendments to an existing law expand Iranian authorities’ ability to persecute religious minorities. “Iran’s latest legislative ...

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American Bible Society responds to pandemic, riots by offering free Bibles

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Many Americans are searching for answers during the current pandemic and social unrest, and the American Bible Society is offering free Bibles. “In this time of pandemic fear and social isolation, in ...

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Family Research Council releases biblical principles for political involvement

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The Family Research Council and 21 partnering state family policy councils have released a publication titled “Biblical Principles for Political Engagement: Worldview, Issues and Voting.” It aims to provide pastors and Christians with biblical ...

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Donations to churches and ministries hold steady throughout pandemic

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Churches across the nation are feeling encouraged after their congregations stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic. Donations to churches and ministries have remained strong.  In a reversal of earlier fears for the ...

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President Trump encourages Coptic Christians amid Egyptian persecution

On June 1, 2020, President Trump issued a statement titled “Presidential Message on Global Coptic Day, 2020.” (Copts are Egypt’s indigenous Christians, now a minority.) After sending his “best wishes” to the ...

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Southern Baptists elect first black executive committee chair

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) made history this week when its Executive Committee elected its first black chairperson. The largest Christian Protestant denomination unanimously elected Rolland Slade, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Ga., ...

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Editor of “Christianity Today” calls for churches to make slavery reparations            

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The simmering debate over slavery reparations has moved from government to the church. The president and CEO of “Christianity Today” in an editorial is calling on churches to consider making “biblical restitution” ...

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Missions: Zahra found refuge in a safe house after converting from Islam

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Once again, Zahra’s father lashed ropes around her wrists and hands and hung her in the doorway. The young woman’s fingers went numb. Her hands and her arms swelled. There was a ...

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Latest Nigerian bloodshed claims pastor, pregnant wife

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A Nigerian pastor and his pregnant wife were laid to rest on Friday, leaving behind eight children between the ages of one and 19 years old. It’s the latest in a barrage of ...

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‘Napalm girl’ in famous Vietnam War photo: ‘Those bombs led me to Christ’

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The “napalm girl” famously captured in Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1970s photograph has related her incredible journey from a pagan life of bitterness and hatred to a new life of love and ...

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Protesters are getting baptized at spot where George Floyd died

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The world has witnessed violent clashes involving looting, murders, and hundreds of businesses burned. But the vast majority of people have participated in peaceful demonstrations following the death of George Floyd and ...

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Faith comes before politics for White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

Kayleigh McEnany credits her strong faith for helping her thrive in her high-pressure job as White House press secretary. “I believe God put me in this place for a purpose and for ...

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