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Approaching the Bible as a well-trained pilot

If you have ever been a passenger in an airplane, you have appreciated the qualities of a well-trained pilot. Come to think of it, anyone looking up at an airplane flying overhead ...

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Middle East war won’t stop the gospel says John Piper

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Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, God is still in control, pastor and author John Piper said in response to a question on a recent podcast. He referenced Matthew 24:5-14, in which ...

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Liberal group trying to stop Franklin Graham’s border outreach

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No good deed goes unpunished. After evangelist Franklin Graham announced a series of meetings to bring a message of hope to the U.S.-Mexican border, a liberal Christian group has started a petition ...

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Green Bay Packers player shares  faith, shows support for C.J. Stroud

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Christian players in the NFL are expressing support for Houston quarterback C.J. Stroud after his comments about Jesus in a postgame interview were deleted. “I’m not saying I’m on the same level ...

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Religious “nones” now outnumber all religious groups

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More Americans now identify as religiously unaffiliated than as being part of any individual religious group. More than one in four U.S. adults now identify as religiously unaffiliated, or nones, compared to ...

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Actor Russell Brand seeking meaning by reading Bible

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Actor Russell Brand is on a spiritual journey that is drawing him closer to Christianity. “The reason I wear a cross is because Christianity and, in particular, the figure of Christ are, ...

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh “gives glory and honor where its due” 

Kansas Citians will be cheering for the Chiefs in the AFC championship game against Baltimore on Sunday. At the same time, however, they can appreciate the public expression of faith by Ravens ...

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Optimism over giving in 2024 despite economy

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A recent survey found reason for optimism about faith-based giving in 2024. Despite ongoing economic challenges, donations to churches and ministries remain strong. That’s according to the Giving in Faith report from ...

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Granger Smith excited moving from country music success to ministry

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Granger Smith has no regrets as he transitions from country music singer to full-time ministry. “I’m just so excited about it,” he says. “I have so much joy just even thinking about ...

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Solutions for the “irreversible decline” of American Christianity

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Few things have occupied the American Christian mind the past few years like the seemingly inevitable decline in the American Christian population. The Atlantic ran a piece from Tim Keller called “American ...

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Huge Christian college fair is Feb. 24 in Kansas City

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Christian universities from across the nation will visit Kansas City Feb. 24 for the largest Christian College fair in the Midwest. The 26th annual Christian College Expo will feature up to 50 ...

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Late actor David Soul retuned to faith later in life 

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David Soul, who starred in the popular TV series “Starsky and Hutch,” recently died. In addition to his iconic role as Hutch, he also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows ...

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Should Christian actors appear in nude sex scenes?

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Editor’s Note: Controversy continues to surround self-described Christian actor Alan Ritchson, star of “Reacher”, defending his appearance in a nude sex scene. An article by Kelsey Dallas in the Deseret News asks, “Can ...

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Freud and C.S. Lewis square off in new film

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Harvard psychiatrist Armand Nicholi taught a popular course on “The Question of God,” examining Sigmund Freud’s atheism and C.S. Lewis‘ faith. Now a related Sony theatrical film imagines that the two met ...

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NBC Sports criticized for editing Christian quarterback’s postgame comments

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NBC Sports is being criticized for editing the postgame comments of Houston Texans’ quarterback C.J. Stroud after his team’s playoff victory last weekend. The Texans defeated the Cleveland Browns, 45-14, behind his ...

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Half of pastors wanted to ditch pulpit since 2020

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A shortage of pastors for American churches may be looming. More than half have seriously considered leaving the ministry since 2020 for various reasons, a new study from the Hartford Institute for ...

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Movies will tell story of Winans family

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The name “Winans” has long been synonymous with gospel music. “Thankful,” a seven-part series about the family, is in development. The series opens in North Carolina in 1805, moving through Mississippi and ...

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Martin Scorsese working on movie about Jesus

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Martin Scorsese has directed some of the most acclaimed movies of recent decades, including the 2016 “Silence” and last year’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Now he is turning his attention to ...

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Matthew McConaughey on being Christian in Hollywood

Christians in the entertainment industry often feel intimidated about sharing their faith, Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey recently said on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” “We’re making people persona non grata because of something ...

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Newsboys’ Michael Tait on lows and highs faith journey

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Michael Tait of the Christian group Newsboys has remained faithful to God for decades despite the many twists and turns of life. His most recent project is “I Believe In Christmas,” a ...

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Wheaton College restricts use of preferred pronouns

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One of the nation’s leading evangelical colleges has weighed in on politically correct speech. Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill, recently updated its student and employee handbooks to restrict the ability to designate ...

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Seven church trends to watch for

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Church leaders will have their hands full keeping their congregations on track while navigating unexpected twists and turns in the coming year. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary ...

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New database tracks violent religious persecution worldwide

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Global Christian Relief, a U.S. group that monitors persecution of Christians, has launched the Violent Incidents Database to track worldwide religious persecution. The database, which is accessible to the public, catalogs more ...

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“Touched by an Angel” star writes children’s book based on her childhood

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Being a child is harder than ever in today’s secular culture. Actress Roma Downey, who starred in the hit television show “Touched by an Angel,” is helping make the journey easier with ...

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Musician John Tesh credits this for beating cancer

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Musician and author John Tesh has learned the power of renewing the mind during his long battle against cancer. “I have found that many people don’t truly understand that there are dark ...

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