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Lifeway wins numerous awards for best books in 2023

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It’s the time of year when organizations present their annual book awards. In early December, the publishing arm of Lifeway Christian Resources, B&H Publishing, received more than two dozen awards and acknowledgments ...

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld travels to support families of hostages

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Actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld was in Israel this week to express his support as he visited released hostages and families who still have loved ones under captivity by Hamas. “Seinfeld told ...

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Researcher now believes near-death experiences prove Heaven

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The validity of near-death experiences as proof of heaven is a topic of debate among Christians. John Burke, a pastor and author who has studied and examined more than 1,000 accounts of ...

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Ministry provides hope to 65,000 prisoners this Christmas

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As Americans gather to celebrate Christmas with friends and family, it can be easy to forget the nation’s prisoners, who are not free to go home for the holidays. Good News Global ...

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C.S. Lewis Christmas article from 1946 still resonates today

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Current world conditions have drawn attention to a magazine column that C.S. Lewis wrote more than three-quarters of a century ago. The article, “A Christmas Sermon for Pagans,” published in 1946 by the ...

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Christians can take practical steps to increase their impact on today’s culture

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Christians often come up short in having a significant impact on the culture. “People don’t listen to what you say as much as what you do, and in that category, Christians are failing miserably,” said ...

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“Total surrender and dedication to Jesus”: Hulk Hogan gets baptized

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Hulk Hogan, who soared to fame as a professional wrestler and later became an actor, has found the purpose of his life at age 70. He recently announced on social media that ...

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Repetition to Revelation

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I was bored and bothered. That Christmas Eve I read the Nativity story in Luke 2 to our two daughters again just as I had for years. I reasoned there must be ...

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Unconventional answers

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“I know you know!” the seven-year-old insisted. Large snowflakes melted on the windshield as I drove with my grandson to the pharmacy near our house. “Pleeease,” he begged. “Just tell me. The ...

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Franklin Graham responds to the Pope allowing same-sex blessings

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The Rev. Franklin Graham has harsh words for Pope Francis, who recently approved a measure that will allow Roman Catholic priests to offer blessings to same-sex couples. “So-called ‘blessings’ from religious leaders ...

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Prayer beats holiday stress, says “The Chosen” star

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Prayer is the best antidote for the busyness of the holiday season, said Jonathan Roumie, star of “The Chosen” and “Jesus Revolution.” During an interview with Fox News, the 49-year-old actor talked about ...

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Finding faith in “The Nutcracker,” a Christmas classic

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The popularity of the ballet “The Nutcracker” skyrockets during Advent and the Christmas season because of its pageantry, dancing, and timeless classical music. But have you ever wondered what the story is ...

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Episcopal Diocese of Missouri proactively inspects all 41 churches in state

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Missouri is home to several historic Episcopal churches, and some of them are starting to show their age. “The biggest challenge facing most of our congregations, both now and in the future, ...

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Former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp shows men how to break free in new book “Receive”

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Jeff Kemp completed nearly 500 passes in his decade-long career as a professional quarterback. But regardless of how accurately he threw the football, he was successful only if a teammate received it. ...

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The ‘Hamas of Hanukkah’ is theme of local Messianic synagogue festivities

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is set to begin soon. Celebrated by Jews, the Messianic community and also many Christians, it traditionally includes skits with a touch of humor ...

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Sculpture depicts the suffering of Apostle Bartholomew

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This is one of the most haunting sculptures ever produced. It depicts Saint Bartholomew, one of Christ’s twelve apostles, who brought Christianity to India and Armenia in the 1st century. Like many ...

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8 thoughts on being genuine friends with unbelievers

As a young believer, I learned from older believers that we were supposed to evangelize lost people—but do so from a distance so you’re not stained by the relationship. I understand that ...

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National Geographic film “The Mission” tells story of murdered missionary

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“The Mission,” a new documentary film from National Geographic, shares the story of John Chau, a 26-year-old missionary who was killed by the Sentinelese tribe after he traveled to North Sentinel Island, ...

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House speaker’s belief in original sin triggers outrage in media

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Political progressives apparently consider it a sin for Christians to believe in the biblical teaching of original sin. A decade-old quote in which Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson stated his belief in ...

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Kirk Cameron shares message of love in new children’s book

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At a time of rising hate, actor and author Kirk Cameron is sharing a message of love with young readers. “The Fox, the Fair and the Invention Scare,” released this week by ...

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The Beauty of Adult Adoption

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Fourteen years ago, one day before Thanksgiving Day, I became Bill Dillon’s daughter with the banging of a gavel. As my dad smiled and gave his eighteen-year-old daughter a side hug, a ...

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“Gotta Serve Somebody”: Bob Dylan’s spiritual journey continues to unfold

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Bob Dylan rocked the music world in 1979 when he released the iconic album “Slow Train Coming.” The singer who was the voice of his generation was writing about overt Christian themes, ...

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RJ Thesman: Helping Caregivers Through the Holiday Season

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When a disastrous fire thrust RJ Thesman’s father into trauma-induced dementia, she and her family began to learn firsthand about what’s involved in caregiving. While RJ’s mother, a nurse, was sure she ...

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Survey reveals stunning fact about Bible reading

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Only 9 percent of Americans read their Bibles daily, one-fourth open the scriptures once a week and 38 percent never use them, an American Bible Society survey found. That same study found ...

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New House Speaker Mike Johnson responds to media attacks on his faith

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Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., the newly elected speaker of the House, has responded to critics of his Christian faith. He said attacks by MSNBC host Jen Psaki, HBO host Bill Maher and ...

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