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Study that asserted religious kids were ‘less generous’ retracted for bad numbers

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A scholarly scientific article made national headlines in 2015 for showing the negative impact a religious upbringing has on a child’s generosity — except it turns out the opposite is true, and it ...

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‘Bless Your Pastor’ offers practical ways for churches to celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month

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Although there are countless ways to say, “thank you,” sometimes nothing beats cold, hard cash. October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) reminds church members that pastors often ...

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Murder victim’s brother asked to hug police officer after sentencing

Christ was present Wednesday in the courtroom where a Dallas police officer was found guilty of murder of a man whom she thought was in her apartment. The victim’s brother said he ...

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Demi Lovato shares photos of baptism in Jordan River and ‘magical’ visit to Israel

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Who can pass up a chance to visit the places mentioned in the Bible? When the opportunity arose for singer and actress Demi Lovato to visit Israel she said yes to what ...

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Actor and Christian Corbin Bernsen confronts hate and anger

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Actor Corbin Bernsen was once Hollywood’s leading man through shows like L.A. Law. Now the veteran actor, who is also a Christian, has a new goal to change what we watch and ...

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Early American history you should know…but probably don’t: Noah Webster

Noah Webster, School Master of the Nation and the Influence of His Faith. When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Noah Webster was a few months shy of his eighteenth ...

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Freedom From Religion Foundation takes aim at Oak Grove school district

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The Oak Grove School District in suburban Kansas City is under fire from the leftist organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group, known for forcing school districts into expensive settlements over everything ...

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The ripple effect of multiplying disciples

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It was encouraging to recently reconnect with a friend I first met more than 40 years ago.  Bill was a college professor and a religious person, but had not yet come to ...

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World’s fastest growing church: No buildings, no central leadership, led by women

For the last few years, researchers have credited the underground church in Iran as the fastest growing Christian church in the world. It has unique characteristics that defy comparison with churches in ...

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Church holds mass wedding for 24 couples who took a marriage challenge

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Cohabitating couples hear it every Sunday at Concord Church in Dallas. “Stop shacking up!” challenges pastor Bryan Carter. For those that listen, move out, and decide to get married, the church provides ...

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Positive news emerging from culture wars

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America’s culture wars never end, and reading the daily news often can be depressing. It can be easy to overlook the fact that Christians are winning their share of skirmishes. Dr. Michael ...

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Join a 40 day journey with martyrs of the faith

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Are you ready to experience radical transformation in your walk with Christ? Do you want to inject hope into the dark corners of your life with spiritual truth? A  40-day devotional has ...

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Former Royals pitcher Paul Byrd shares Christ through equine ministry in Georgia

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The early 2000s were the dark days of Kansas City Royals baseball, far removed from world championships in 1985 and 2015. Pitcher Paul Byrd was one of the few bright spots, compiling ...

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President Trump to focus on religious freedom at UN

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President Donald Trump is set to make the protection of religious freedom a key focus at next week’s United Nations meetings in New York. “The President will highlight American values and underscore that America is a positive ...

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Brad Pitt reconnects with Christian roots

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Brad Pitt returned to church over Labor Day weekend, thanks to his friend, musician Kanye West. The popular actor, who grew up in Springfield and attended the Missouri School of Journalism, was ...

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Kindness is key to a more peace-filled world

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”—Galatians 5:22-23 Did you know you have the power to turn someone’s day around? And, in the ...

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Orange Tour stop in KC will encourage church leaders, volunteers and parents

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A national one-day training event for church leaders, volunteers, and parents makes a stop in Kansas City in October.  The Orange Tour outlines a comprehensive strategy from preschool to adulthood for influencing the faith ...

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The lesson of Jairus

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“A man named Jairus came to him. He was a leader of the synagogue. He had only one daughter. She was twelve years old, and she was dying. So Jairus bowed down ...

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Christian school gives deaf Hondurans a voice

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“There goes that dumb kid,” people said. It was a half-truth. Hernan couldn’t speak because he couldn’t hear. Wandering the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, it wasn’t long before the drug dealers picked ...

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Recent suicide is reminder of stresses that pastors face

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Pastors are only human. It’s easy to forget that spiritual leaders face the same stresses and challenges as the members of their congregations. Dealing daily with the struggles of others often exacerbates ...

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Faith fuels success of Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes

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It’s hard to turn on the television, pick up a newspaper or even buy cereal these days without seeing the smiling face of Patrick Mahomes. The personable 23-year-old quarterback has been in ...

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New book delves into the faith of Johnny Cash

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Guitars, fiddles and heartbreaking songs take center stage this fall as “Country Music”, the new documentary series from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, airs on PBS. The man in black, Johnny Cash, is ...

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Kansas City: Here’s your calling!

Cities, like individuals, have unique attributes, gifts, and callings endowed by the Creator for the purpose of the building up and expansion of God’s Kingdom as a whole. “Worthy are You, our ...

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Inside MyPillow inventor Mike Lindell’s transformation

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Millions of Americans know Mike Lindell from his popular commercials for MyPillow, but many people are likely unaware of the iconic pillow magnate’s incredible backstory of overcoming addiction, finding faith and using ...

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‘Steve McQueen: American Icon’ is Ecclesiastes on the screen

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Iconic Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, who became a Christian late in life, will be the subject of a new film based on Marshall Terrill’s 2010 biography Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend ...

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