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Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God’

Dolly Parton can still remember the moment she discovered her God-given purpose. During a sit-down interview with Christian media outlets last month, the country music legend and cultural icon recalled how, as ...

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Most Christian worship music is ‘dangerous’ says modern hymn writer Keith Getty

“In Christ Alone” writer Keith Getty is warning church leaders about the modern worship movement, which he describes as one of “cultural relevance” that is “utterly dangerous” and is contributing to the ...

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As the British attack, Francis Scott Key writes Star Spangled Banner

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September 14, 1814 started out as a bad day for the United States of America. That’s the day British soldiers burned the White House and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., one ...

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Slugs and bugs and kids and faith

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Two new books have been released in the popular Christian children’s series Slugs & Bugs. “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society” and “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting,” are the latest creations ...

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Singer Lauren Daigle takes criticism in stride as singing career takes off

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Christian singer Lauren Daigle is learning that the higher you climb, the bigger the target you become. Now that secular radio stations are playing some of her songs, she faces questions of ...

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Newsboys United coming to TPAC Nov. 1

The Newsboys United will perform at the Topeka Performing Arts Center in Topeka on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased in person at ...

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Skillet frontman John Cooper willing to defend Christ ‘if it costs me my career’

Skillet frontman John Cooper says he was trying to protect the “little ones of the faith” in a now-viral Facebook post and that he was willing to put his career on the ...

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TobyMac reveals final message from son who died Wednesday

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After the death of his son Truet Foster McKeehan on Wednesday, Christian rapper TobyMac released the final and heartbreaking text messages  the young man sent to him just days before. TobyMac spoke out ...

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Commentator Michael Knowles believes new Kanye West album can open doors

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Musician Kanye West is accustomed to making headlines, often because of controversial things he has said or done. Lately, however, he is creating a buzz for going public with his newfound faith. ...

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KBS and CAC to host Free Day at the Topeka Zoo

KBS Constructors, Inc. and the Citizen’s Advisory Council will be hosting a free community appreciation day at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center on September 28th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ...

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Lauren Daigle’s world tour will stop in Kansas City next May

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Grammy Award-winning artist Lauren Daigle’s first headlining arena tour will include a performance at Sprint Center in Kansas City next May 28. The 44-city Lauren Dangle World Tour will begin in Australia ...

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New book delves into the faith of Johnny Cash

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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Country star Josh Turner is coming to Kansas

The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced that Josh Turner will be performing live on August 15. Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to ...

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Michael W. Smith misses flight, talks Jesus to Uber driver

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Michael W. Smith recently shared how a “divine interruption” led him to a surprise conversation with an Uber driver who truly needed to hear the gospel. It’s a powerful story about how ...

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Construction has begun on Redbud Park

Construction has begun on Redbud Park in North Topeka. The new park will anchor the northeast corner of NOTO at the southeast corner of N. Kansas Avenue and N.E. Gordon Street. The ...

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Last Minute Folk presents Ben Bedford, Kirk Drager, at Jayhawk Theatre

Last Minute Folk and the Jayhawk Theatre welcome acclaimed singer-songwriter Ben Bedford back to the Gallery stage June 15th at 7:00 p.m. “Ben Bedford has proven himself to be a truly inspired ...

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Irish storytelling and music to be featured Saturday

A unique opportunity to join professional storyteller, Rosie Cutrer, for Irish storytelling, myths, music and folktales will occur on Saturday, June 1st, from 2 to 3pm in the Gallery at the Historic ...

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Why have we become numb to demonic entertainment?

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Why is it that a kid wearing a MAGA hat smiling at a Native American drumming in his face can become a national scandal, but a mainstream performance can have a performer ...

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Lecrae partners with Prison Fellowship for prison outreach

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Award-winning Christian rapper Lecrae is used to playing sold-out arena shows. But he took a gig in a rather unusual venue last month — Carol S. Vance Unit prison in Fort Bend ...

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Recent album releases provide a variety of good listening opportunities

Some recent album releases by popular artists offer some new opportunities for listening as well as worship music. Some tracks are better than others, but there is plenty to like, and many ...

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Songwriter and performer Pat Barrett wants to be a ‘Good, Good Father’

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Pat Barrett remembers the first time he met Chris Tomlin. It was while he was in high school and he and his buddies were walking down the street and saw Tomlin and ...

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Country singer puts newborn daughter to sleep by sitting her on guitar and playing

Parents of little ones will try almost anything to get their babies to sleep. You’ve probably driven around the block more than a few times late at night when it was absolutely necessary. ...

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K-Love bans ‘Unplanned’ movie promotion

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The popular behemoth Christian music network K-Love isn’t feeling the love from fans. Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood clinic director whose life is the basis of the new movie “Unplanned,” is ...

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Barack Obama comes out against pop culture, rap

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Famous for inviting to the White House misogynist rap artists who mix lyrics of drugs, one-night stands and violence, Barack Obama is now slamming pop culture for espousing bad values on young ...

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These 5 Christians rocked the Grammys

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This year’s Grammys saw several Christian artists, who have found popularity in the mainstream market, take home top prizes. Now they and their message are reaching more ears than ever. The 61st ...

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