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Why Christianity put away its dancing shoes – only to discover them centuries later

In the PBS documentary series “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows how African Americans introduced new rhythms, music and dancing to ...

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Slain Boulder Police Officer Talley was a dedicated Christian dad to seven

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One of the ten people killed in the mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store was not only a Boulder police officer, but also a deeply committed Christian. Fifty-one-year-old Officer Eric Talley ...

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Movie ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ has multiple Kansas City connections

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The recently released documentary “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” (available through video on demand and DVD) provides a no-holds-barred account of Bobbi Jo Reed. By her own admission, she found herself living ...

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Black leaders urge Senators to protect religious rights in controversial Equality Act

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Black Christian leaders from across the nation are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the Equality Act recently passed by the House Democrats. The group is pushing the Senate to seek a ...

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Oral Roberts University players pray after NCAA tournament upset win over Ohio

Oral Robert University basketball players prayed and gave thanks to God after their upset win. The team recorded the biggest upset of March Madness when the No. 15 seed in its region ...

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American Indian pastor embraces his culture to share Jesus

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People don’t grow into mature Christians until they serve others, says American Indian pastor and ministry leader Bruce Plummer. “I just believe serving people first is so critical when you want to ...

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Michael Youssef warns pastors against woke culture in churches

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Dr. Michael Youssef, best-selling author and pastor of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, warns pastors about embracing “woke culture” in their churches saying it’s “popular and appeals to the flesh.” “Bowing ...

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Did St. Patrick expel snakes from Ireland?

A famous legend from the life of St. Patrick explains how he banished snakes from the entire country of Ireland after praying on top of the mountain Croagh Patrick during the 40 ...

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Psychologist and author Jordan Peterson moving closer toward Christianity

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Dr. Jordan Peterson, the hugely popular Canadian clinical psychologist who promotes personal responsibility and opposes political correctness, could be changing his attitude toward Christianity. For years, the best-selling author was asked if ...

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John MacArthur: ‘I wouldn’t fight for religious freedom because I won’t fight for idolatry’

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Supporting religious freedom is idolatry, according to Pastor John MacArthur. Last week, MacArthur delivered a State of the Church Address in place of this year’s annual Shepherds Conference, which was postponed because of ongoing litigation and recent ...

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Beth Moore discusses decision to leave Baptist denomination

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Christian leaders are responding to the departure from the Southern Baptist denomination by respected author and Bible teacher Beth Moore. Born Wanda Elizabeth in 1957, her departure was intensely covered in the ...

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How CUFI has awakened the ‘sleeping giant’ of Christian Zionism

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This year, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), one of the most powerful voices for Israel in the United States, marked its 15th anniversary. “We could never have imagined CUFI would achieve so ...

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‘Wall of Jesus’ brings hope to Pakistan’s Christians

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Residents of a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan have found hope amid despair as they visit the “Wall of Jesus.” It’s not a shrine but a way to receive free weekly assistance ...

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Church boom? U.S. churchgoers say they’ll return after COVID

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Churchgoers aren’t attending yet at pre-pandemic levels, but most say they value gathering with their congregation and are anxious to do so when the threat of COVID ends. A study of 1,000 Protestant ...

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Tony Evans, Clark Kellogg highlight first National Day of Prayer for College Coaches

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College basketball season is winding down but not the focus on faith for many coaches. Pastor Tony Evans and broadcaster Clark Kellogg were the featured speakers at the first-ever National Day of ...

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Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York mocks God

“God’s will is no concern of this Congress,” Rep. Jerry Nadler, R-N.Y., recently told a colleague during debate over the Equality Act. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., said in his remarks on the House floor ...

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How to find peace in a divided nation

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As President Joe Biden begins his leadership of the United States, he has made calls for peace, reconciliation and unity in the nation.  Former President Donald Trump issued similar thoughts in some ...

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Bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef brings Americans ‘Hope for This Present Crisis’

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Is it possible our world has gone mad? We are in crisis, under siege, and the war is not from without; it is from within. The collapse of the Roman Empire occurred ...

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Renowned evangelist Luis Palau enters hospice following cancer battle

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Evangelist Luis Palau has been placed in hospice, his family announced this week. The 86-year-old has been battling lung cancer since 2018. “You may have heard that Dad is not doing so ...

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HillFaith shares Jesus with Democrat and Republican aides on Capitol Hill

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For the young Congressional aides that swarm into Washington D.C. every year, life on Capitol Hill can be exciting and an opportunity to enact some real change by assisting the nation’s politicians, ...

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‘Resurrection’ tells the story of the final days of Jesus on earth

Many remember that “The Ten Commandments” was an annual Easter season feature on American broadcast television. An appropriate film though, as it told of God’s deliverance of the Hebrew people from Egypt ...

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Community pulls together to relocate and renovate historic black church

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A historic black church is being saved from demolition as a community pulls together in the effort. In September 2014, the planned demolition of Timmons Temple in Springfield, Mo. was brought to ...

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Opposition leader and atheist poisoned by Putin has found God

The opposition leader fighting the authoritarian rule of Vladimir Putin has found God.  Noted atheist Alexei Navalny unveiled his newfound faith during a court appearance after his arrest for speaking out on ...

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Driven by God to speak up on social issues

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This is an often-asked question, “Should a pastor or other Christians address cultural or social issues or just keep focused on the gospel?” Sometimes speaking on culturally touchy subjects can cause division, ...

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Michael McDowell after upset Daytona 500 win: ‘God is good’

Entering the NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500 — the “Great American Race” — driver Michael McDowell was a 100-1 underdog. After the race, which ended shortly after midnight in Florida thanks to two ...

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