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Fusion challenges traditional ‘gap year’ allowing students to redeem it for Kingdom purposes

As universities struggle to plan for the new school year in the middle of a pandemic, one college has found a solution that helps students navigate uncertain times. Spurgeon College’s Fusion “gap ...

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Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese ends ‘The Catholic Key’ newspaper

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The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph no longer has its own newspaper. “The Catholic Key” has stopped publication. “The Catholic Key” had been published since 1968, and the 27 counties in ...

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Inner city pastors seek solutions as murders spike

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Pastors in the inner city continue to pray against violence as the murder toll climbs in Kansas City. Two more people were shot and killed over the July 4 weekend as the ...

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Tip Your Hat campaign honors Negro Leagues baseball players

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Leading athletes, entertainers and politicians are paying tribute to Negro Leagues baseball, which began in Kansas City a century ago. The Tip Your Cap campaign, which is being directed by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ...

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Kansas City business converts production to face shields during pandemic

Area businesses continue to find ways to give back as the coronavirus outbreak drags on. TrippNT in Kansas City, which makes carts, shelving and organizers, converted its production to face shields. “We ...

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88-year-old Kansas City pastor finally wins long battle against COVID-19

Bishop Daniel Jordan, founder and pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, knows how to fight the good fight. He finally has overcome COVID-19, which he had ...

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Missouri leads way in reopening with explosion of tech jobs

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Missouri is gaining a national reputation as a technology center as the state economy rebounds from the government-mandated Covid lockdown. Accenture Federal Services recently selected St. Louis for its new Advanced Technology ...

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Food processing Covid outbreak forces church to reclose

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Churches continue to seek a balance between reopening and keeping staff and members safe. Community Baptist Church in Noel, Mo.., has decided to reclose after increased testing discovered a COVID-19 cluster in ...

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Jackson County Executive encourages discussions among those who disagree

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Jackson County Executive Frank White encourages Missourians to talk with others about the issues that are dividing the nation. “I think the thing to do if you live in a community where ...

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Gov. Mike Parson announces phase two of Missouri reopening plan

Gov. Mike Parson says the state of Missouri is open for business – or at least closer than it has been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday, the ...

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Kansas City considering renaming J.C. Nichols Parkway and fountain

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Chris Goode, commissioner of the Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Board, presented a letter to the board this week requesting the renaming of both J.C. Nichols Parkway and the J.C. Nichols ...

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City Union Mission partners with Swope Health to test homeless for Covid-19

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All 94 individuals living in City Union Mission‘s long-term homeless facility have tested negative for Covid-19. That’s good news for them, and the homeless community which is considered the greatest at-risk health ...

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Kansas City mayor will enforce only the city’s more-lenient reopening guidelines

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced he will enforce only the city’s reopening rules, not the more stringent ones from the state of Missouri. Even the liberal Kansas City star, which has ...

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Men’s ministry TGIW uses technology to turn crisis into opportunity

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Thousands of men throughout Kansas City and beyond have gathered each week to learn, pray and hold each other accountable since TGIW (Teaching God’s Infinite Wisdom) began in 2001. The ministry that ...

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Missouri’s Tuesday elections will be the ‘cleanest’ ever for voters

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Pandemic or not, many Missouri residents will be voting on local issues in elections on Tuesday. Gov. Mike Parson told those voters to put their personal safety first. “I hope people feel ...

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Author interview: Annika Bergen is digging up spiritual roots

Kansas City is an area rich in religious history. Annika Bergen, a member of the Heart of America Christian Writers Network (HACWN), also based in Kansas City, recently co-authored a book on ...

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After 25 deaths since March, Kansas City relaxes several COVID-19 restrictions

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Mayor Quinton Lucas has eased several COVID-19 restrictions in Kansas City, Mo. New rules for bars, restaurants and businesses will be in effect through July 5. The city has experienced just 25 ...

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CVS Health offers drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at 12 area locations

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CVS Health on Friday will open 22 new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites across Missouri, including 12 in the Kansas City area. These new sites will use self-swab tests and deliver on the ...

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With just three members, church finds new life despite pandemic

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The three remaining members of Linwood Baptist Church, just west of Kansas City, planned to shut down the church when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It turns out that God had other plans. ...

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Matt Damon and the local non-profit he founded, push for clean water to fight Covid-19

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Water is essential for proper sanitation, not only during the current pandemic but at any time. A nonprofit organization in Kansas City, co-founded by Matt Damon, is working hard to provide broader ...

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Abundant Life among many churches open for worship Sunday while lawsuit proceeds

A Lee’s Summit church that took on what many consider unfair county reopening regulations held services Sunday. The faithful at Abundant Life Church, and hundreds of other churches across the metro, gathered ...

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Local energy efficiency firm converts production to service during pandemic

Tim Truesdale is committed to Christ’s admonition to let your light shine before men. He not only is a ministry leader but also an executive with Ecologix, which helps businesses convert to ...

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INMED offers virtual health conference for ‘forgotten of this world’

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of much of the world’s healthcare system. With large metropolitan areas like Rome, New York, Seattle and London struggling, you can imagine how tenuous the ...

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Jackson County eases restrictions for churches, other places of worship

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Resuming a somewhat normal life in Jackson County just got a bit easier. The county announced on Wednesday that is it changing its reopening policies for churches and fitness centers to be ...

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County may reduce church restrictions as KC backtracks on businesses, restaurants

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. have faced strong push back against their policies for reopening churches and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. As reported in ...

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