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Here’s how Christians are sharing the Gospel with Russians during the World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup finals take place every four years and attract a television audience of over a billion. They also draw hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world ...

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Pastor released as church interpreter is murdered

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A prominent pastor who was kidnapped by paramilitaries in the Nicaraguan city of Leon has been released. Pastor Roberto Carlos Figueroa was kidnapped June 30 after he filed a defamation complaint with the Nicaraguan ...

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JUST A MINUTE with the Country Parson

  Howdy, my friends.  The other day, I saw a picture of two boys sitting in a small wagon that is tied behind a horse with a long rope.  The boys were ...

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BE THE BLESSING – Life Lessons from a Little One

My son has a keen eye when we are driving places. He’s always looking out the window and studying the surroundings passing us by. He’s really good at spotting people in need ...

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Protests strand church groups in Haiti

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Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti over the weekend after violent protests over fuel prices canceled flights and made roads unsafe. Church groups in the Midwest, Florida, Georgia ...

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There’s an ‘unfortunate’ truth for Christians in Hollywood says Mario Lopez

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It’s no secret Christianity is a tough sell in Beverly Hills, and in a recent interview, popular E! News host Mario Lopez described that reality as “unfortunate.” “Faith] is alive in me. ...

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Creative worship techniques drawing the young, but some say it’s going to far

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At Embassy Church International worship isn’t just hand clapping, solemn hymns and shouts of praise anymore. In the last five years, traditional liturgy has evolved into multisensory events where fog, concert lights, ...

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Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles’ new book gives behind-the-scenes glimpses

When the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans―and commentators―assumed the Eagles’ season was over. Instead, Nick Foles came off ...

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Harrisonville police investigate theft of gold chalice from church

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Harrisonville police are investigating the theft of a golden chalice from a local church. A police spokesman said a gold plated silver chalice was reported stolen Friday, June 29 from Our Lady of ...

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Faith, Family and baseball can bring people towards Christ

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Take me out to the ballgame any day and especially on a day I can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a part of it.  Our ministry focuses on getting the ...

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FAMILY STRONG: Better Together

“We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” Romans 12:5b Family. For some, that word conveys positive images from home or maybe brings to mind valued ...

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List released of top persecutors of Christians

Hostility is particularly intense for 215 million believers across the world who are persecuted with intimidation, prison, and even death for their faith in Jesus Christ. That’s the assessment of an Open ...

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Jim Bakker says God gave him insight on end times

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Televangelist Jim Bakker, who now lives in Branson, Missouri and from where he broadcasts his live TV show, has claimed that God spoke to him about current events and the End Times. ...

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Poll shows social media being used to share faith, plus tips for when you do

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Are Christians using social media to reach neighbors, friends and family as effectively as they can? A new study shows just three in 10 Christians have shared their faith with non-believing friends ...

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Michael W. Smith talks grace and love ahead of Faith and Family July 7

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While not officially a stop on his current sell-out tour, Michael W. Smith will headline the 2018 Kansas City Royals Faith and Family event July 7 at Kauffman stadium. Smith will be ...

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Chinese Communists arrest another pastor

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Local Chinese law enforcement authorities raided a gathering of members from the Bible Reformed Church in Guangzhou, Guangdong on June 10. According to the website China Aid, authorities arrested Pastor Huang Xiaoning ...

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Can archaeology bring biblical history to life?

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How important is archaeology? According to historian and Israel Deputy Minister Michael Oren it depends who you ask. Speaking at a June 10 Jerusalem event celebrating the opening of the “Seals of ...

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When wronged, true forgiveness is still a one-way street

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Have you ever been wronged by someone? I mean really hurt to the core? It’s probably happened to all of us a time or two in our lives. The pain is worsened ...

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Truth vs. equivocation: What’s the foundation of your worldview?

Men, I’ll be honest. Winning isn’t everything …. Men, it’s the only thing!” (UCLA Bruins football coach Henry Russell ‘Red’ Sanders)   That quote seems to summarize much of our culture’s ethos and ...

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Joanna Gaines has book-themed baby shower

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“Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines’ baby boy is on the way, and he’s sure to be immersed in literature from an early age if the HGTV star’s book-themed baby shower is any indication. ...

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GRACE FOR TODAY – Life Lessons from a Little One

I write today after four weeks of many ups and downs with a sick little one. Four weeks that eventually landed us in the hospital for six long days and many sleepless ...

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He’s a major-league pitcher — and a plumber — whose faith helps keep him focused

It’s not hard to stay humble when you’re unclogging a toilet…..or when you’re throwing gopher balls to Miracle League ballplayers swinging for the fences. At least that’s how Detroit Tigers ace Michael ...

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Reflections on Father’s Day

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The third Sunday in June is observed each year in the United States as Father’s Day. The origins of this national event are not clear. Some records suggest the act of honoring ...

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Justify’s Jockey Praises His ‘Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ After Winning Triple Crown

Mike Smith, the jockey riding Justify in Saturday night’s Belmont Stakes, could have said anything in his first television interview.  Instead of thanking the horse’s owner and the trainer, the very first ...

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6 Questions with Stefen Wisniewski

In his childhood, Stefen Wisniewski experienced the power of Jesus Christ through his family and the passion of sports through football. As a Christ-follower, Wisniewski has developed his relationship with God as ...

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