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The Generous Lives of Believers

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The book of Acts tells about the first Christian believers. The early church’s daily lives were simple; their spiritual lives were vibrant. Far from being independent isolationists who only met once a ...

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Cancer and a detour on the road of life

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I sometimes find it hard to pray for, and comfort those with cancer. I felt I couldn’t possibly know what they were going through, the doubts they had or their fear of ...

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Defying odds, Chicago Christians get political

chicago politics

You wouldn’t necessarily think of Chicago as a center of organized Christian political activism. It’s not part of the Bible belt, is one of the largest and most liberal urban areas in ...

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School principal’s decision to keep teacher out of church overruled

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A school principal’s attempt to prevent a teacher from attending a church event has been reversed by the superintendent after pressure. The principal had forbid the teacher at an undisclosed mid-west high ...

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Kansas teen killed in church van crash inspires Bible reading

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The memory of a Kansas teen who was killed in a horrible church van crash last year continues to live on as a result of her unshakeable trust in Christ and love of ...

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Separated at birth, twin sisters end up in the same convent

On February 23, 1962, Cecilia gave birth to twin girls. However, she never had the chance to meet them; she died in childbirth, from complications related to her Caesarean section. Faced with ...

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Kansas City upbringing: From books to movies and back again

When I was growing up in the 1970s in Kansas City (sometimes called “the buckle of the Bible belt”) my father, a Baptist minister, did not allow our family to go to ...

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Why I believe in Jesus Christ and the God of the Bible

Faith in God doesn’t have to be blind. Earlier this year, I had cancer. Thankfully, it was only a stage one melanoma that was easily removed, but to paraphrase Samuel Johnson, the possibility of ...

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Imprisoned Iranian Christians refuse to renounce faith

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Two Iranian Christians at their final appeal hearing were ordered by a court to renounce their Christian faith to gain their freedom but they refused to do so. Christian Solidarity Worldwide said the ...

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Christian music brings a Buddhist to Christ

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Pavan* grew up feeling unsettled in his destiny. As the firstborn son in his family, he thought he would have to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Buddhist monk. But ...

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Melissa Joan Hart opens up about how her faith in Christ impacts her parenting

Actress Melissa Joan Hart opened up on her Christian faith, detailing how it’s gotten her through many hard times in her life and changed her parenting. Hart, 42, also explained how she dealt ...

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The biblical reason why Catholics baptize infants

Infant baptism has been practiced by the Catholic Church and others from the very beginning. Following the commission of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church from the very beginning has incorporated the sacrament ...

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Joyce Meyer says prosperity gospel ‘out of balance’

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Evangelist Joyce Meyer admit that in the past, her views on the “prosperity Gospel” were “out of balance.” Meyer, who has received much criticism for her preaching on the prosperity Gospel, shared with her Instagram followers ...

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Video of Amazon Echo prayer goes viral

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A video of an Amazon Echo Dot reciting a prayer has caught the attention of the public. The device’s virtual assistant “Alexa,” similar to “Siri” for Apple, memorized a prayer from its ...

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Millennials give thoughts on why their generation is leaving the church

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The church has faced consistent struggles over the past centuries, and one particular struggle may cause a future epidemic. Research indicates millennials (individuals ages 22-37 in 2018) have been leaving the church ...

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How do dementia patients remember God?

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When geropsychologist Benjamin Mast evaluates dementia clients at his University of Louisville research lab, there’s a question some people of faith ask him: “What if I forget about God?” It’s a query ...

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“Miracle on the Hudson” survivor remembers day that changed her forever

hudson survivor

It is hard to believe but it has been ten years since Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenbergersuccessfully landed a malfunctioning U.S. Airways flight on the bitter cold waters of the Hudson River in January ...

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Vice President Pence’s wife attacked for new job at Christian school

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The battle to force private schools and churches to hire LGBT and cross-gender teachers, pastors and staff is heating up after the new job of the wife of Vice President Pence was ...

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Actor, cut from show for refusing sex scenes, says he’s glad

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Actor Neal McDonough says he was blacklisted in Hollywood for several years because he refused to perform sex scenes. Known for his performances in “Band of Brothers,” “Minority Report” and “Desperate Housewives,” ...

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Shirley Boone dies, Pat says ‘change of address’

Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone, dedicated Christian as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Jan. 11, surrounded by her four daughters, ...

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Church leader says smartphones could usher in anti-Christ

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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says smartphones risk bringing humanity closer to the arrival of the anti-Christ. Patriarch Kirill said the church does not oppose technological progress but is concerned ...

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Should DC Comics portray Jesus as a superhero?

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DC Comics has a new superhero and His name is Jesus. DC Vertigo will star Christ Himself in an upcoming comic series called Second Coming, which features Jesus returning to earth on ...

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Court sides with Colorado Christian baker, allows lawsuit

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Colorado cake artist and Christian baker Jack Phillips may proceed with his lawsuit against the state for its targeting of him over his Christian faith, a federal district court has ruled. Friday’s ...

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Kansas City church becomes boxing gym

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Faith and boxing are said to have something in common: Defeat is not declared when you fall down; It is declared when you refuse to get up. With that in mind, a 128-year-old ...

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10 Commandments altered by Chinese Communist authorities

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Chinese communist authorities forced a church in China’s Henan Province to take down the first of the Ten Commandments given to Moses, as it was deemed offensive. The move comes as China’s ...

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