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Taliban denies Christians exist in Afghanistan. Here’s why it matters

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Husain Andaryas was a religious fighter in the war against the invading Soviet army in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, but almost a year after the Soviets left, he converted to Christianity. ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Southern Baptists respond to devastating sex abuse report

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An investigative report released last weekend found that many Southern Baptist leaders have worked to stop lawsuits against potentially abusive pastors. The news comes as the denomination as a whole responds to ...

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“The Chosen” creator clarifies remarks about Mormons

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Dallas Jenkins, creator of “The Chosen,” has clarified recent remarks about Mormons, evangelicals and Jesus. Throughout the years, Jenkins has mentioned that he has friends who belong to The Church of Jesus ...

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Christians feel ill-equipped to share their faith

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An average of just 1 in 3 Christians say they’ve had a conversation with a stranger or even someone they know about their faith. But, according to a new study by Lifeway, ...

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Skillet frontman John Cooper says he was asked to deny Christ by executive

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Faith is more important than fame to musician John Cooper of the popular band Skillet. A decade ago, an executive tried to explain how much potential Cooper had, but the caveat was ...

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Faith leaders respond to tragic school shooting in Texas

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Faith leaders across the nation are responding to the tragic school shooting in Texas. All of them encouraged Christians to pray, and several suggested specific actions, including addressing the fact that fatherless ...

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Survey: Americans divided over role of faith in their lives

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A new survey finds that Americans are divided over the role their faith should play in their day-to-day lives. The “Faith in America Survey,” conducted by The Marist College Poll, shows Americans ...

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Judge temporarily blocks Biden mandate that forced participation in transgender surgeries

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A Biden administration mandate requiring healthcare providers and religious employers to provide transgender surgeries, counseling and procedures against their religious beliefs has temporarily been blocked by a federal judge. District Judge Daniel ...

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Marvel and DC’s war on God

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The first installment of a seven-part Marvel & DC’s War on God series has been released by Christian media company Good Fight Ministries. The company says the 150-minute film The Antichrist Agenda “documents ...

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Annual Summer camp for at-risk kids may not happen if volunteers are not found

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A life-changing summer camp for disadvantaged kids may not happen for lack of volunteers. For decades City Union Mission in Kansas City has provided a free camp to low-income children across the ...

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Iranian Christian explains the plight of women

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Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honor killings” of women, including one woman believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé discusses ...

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Mothers and Mother’s Day: the real story

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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Former church buildings finding new life as breweries

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As the number of small breweries nationwide increases, some owners are finding homes in unexpected places. While controversial, it’s part of a trend of new uses for abandoned houses of worship. The ...

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The Satanic Temple sues school district over denial of club

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The Satanic Temple has filed a civil lawsuit against a Pennsylvania elementary school after the school turned down a request to form an after-school Satan Club. The proposed club for Northern Elementary ...

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Grandview Christian Summer Camp hosts ‘Birds of a Feather’

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Come to Birds of a Feather Summer Camp at Grandview Christian School! You won’t be sorry you did!   Your students won’t want to miss the fun at GCS’s Birds of a Feather ...

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Mayor Quinton Lucas to pray at local National Day of Prayer event

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will join the National Day of Prayer service on the Country Club Plaza at Noon today. The gathering will take place at the JC Nichols fountain. Lucas ...

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Magic Johnson thanks God for being with him through highs and lows

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Former NBA star Earvin “Magic” Johnson has experienced the highs of winning championships to the lows of being diagnosed as HIV positive. Through it all, he has learned to trust God. “Faith ...

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Jews, Christians respond to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s tweet

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The war of words between Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Christians continues to heat up. Omar, a Muslim, commented on a viral video showing a man playing guitar and leading airline passengers ...

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Foster child says he won life’s ‘lottery’ as he graduates high school

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“Show-Me was like winning the lottery,” Tristian Wieboldt says. “Out of the hundreds of kids that apply [to Show-Me Christian Youth Home], only a few are lucky enough to be chosen. Most ...

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National Faith at Work Summit in Kansas City April 28, 29

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“We’re in a culture war that continues to undermine our Christian faith in the workplace,” states Mike Willich, Director of Network Engagement with Unconventional Business Network (UBN). Willich is one of a ...

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What Was In Jeremy’s Egg?

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The Easter story of Jeremy’s egg has touched millions since the story was told. Jeremy was born with a twisted body and slow mind. At the age of 12 he was still ...

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5 Easter movies not to miss this year

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As Christians prepare for Easter Sunday, many may be searching for a movie to include in their weekend activities. But what to watch? Here’s what others are including in their “top Easter ...

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Bible reading among Americans hits all-time low

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Half of Americans believe the Bible includes “everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life.” Nevertheless, many of them don’t bother reading it. Bible reading and usage are at ...

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