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Faith plays role in Kevin Costner’s new film “Horizon: An American Saga”

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Kevin Costner understood the central role of faith as he created his Western epic “Horizon: An American Saga.” ​​”Faith is what guided people out there to the unknown,” the actor told “The Christian ...

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Chinese Christian transcribes Bible with brush pen

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A Chinese Christian has completed copying the entire Bible with a Chinese brush pen. Now, the scan is ready for large format printing and publication. Wang Mianli, who lives in Liaoning Province, ...

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New film brings to life stories behind Casting Crowns songs

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Millions of Christians enjoy the music of Casting Crowns. Now they can learn the stories behind the words in the new documentary film “Casting Crowns: Home by Sunday.” The group’s Mark Hall ...

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New Kansas license plates will debut in spring 2024.

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Kansas is introducing a new standard license plate in early 2024. According to authorities, the old design with raised letters and numbers has deteriorated and is difficult to identify by law enforcement. ...

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Survey reveals stunning fact about Bible reading

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Only 9 percent of Americans read their Bibles daily, one-fourth open the scriptures once a week and 38 percent never use them, an American Bible Society survey found. That same study found ...

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Local author Sara Brunsvold wins prestigious award

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A novel about a young disenchanted reporter who is given a throwaway assignment to interview a 79-year-old hospice patient but finds adventure instead has landed a local author a prestigious award. Sara ...

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Kevin Sorbo brings comedy to big screen in “Miracle in East Texas”

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Family-friendly entertainment is returning to theaters in late October. “Miracle in East Texas,” a comedy directed by Kevin Sorbo, is based on a true story from the early 1930s. Sorbo (“Hercules,” “God’s ...

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New social media app praised for being ‘family friendly”

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A new social media app has received kudos from users and industry professionals for its “family-friendly” goals. Gan Jing World, developed by Chinese nationals who have fled Communist China, launched in June ...

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New Fire in the Hole will open next spring

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Silver Dollar City has good news for fans of its legendary Fire in the Hole ride. The theme part announced on Monday that it has broken ground on an all-new, $30 million ...

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“A Band Called Love Song” documentary tells compelling story behind “Jesus Revolution”

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In a memorable scene from the hit movie “Jesus Revolution,” the charismatic hippie pastor Lonnie Frisbee introduces the reserved Pastor Chuck Smith to the rock band Love Song. Although it makes for ...

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Newly discovered Mosaics tell two stories about Samson

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Archaeologists have discovered mosaics featuring Samson and other Old Testament stories in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq, which is located in Israel’s Lower Galilee. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist and professor of ...

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New film version of “The Hiding Place” in theaters next month

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A filmed stage adaptation of “The Hiding Place,” which tells the story of Corrie ten Boom and her courageous family during the horrors of World War II, will be shown in theaters ...

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New Missouri budget includes funds to address state’s childcare problems

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The Missouri budget recently signed by Gov. Mike Parson includes significant increases to help families with childcare expenses. A 2021 report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce found that childcare gaps cost ...

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Missouri rule on ESG could be model for other states

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A new rule in Missouri regarding controversial environmental, social and governance investing could serve as a model for other Republican-led states. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued a rule on June 1 ...

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Tips for navigating Kansas City’s new airport terminal and parking

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The new airport terminal at Kansas City International is open. In addition to our earlier review of the new facility, here are some tips before you fly, drop-off, or pick-up a friend. ...

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Metro Voice tours Kansas City’s new airport terminal

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On February 28, Kansas City will unveil its brand new airport terminal, a 1.1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that promises to provide a better experience for travelers. That’s good news for the area’s ...

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Israel’s Pool of Siloam will be open to visitors for first time

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Veteran travelers to the Holy Land will have something new to see on future trips. The site where Jesus Christ healed a blind man by the Pool of Siloam will be excavated ...

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Great American Family network schedule of original Christmas movies

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The weather is cooling down, which means the Christmas movie season soon will be heating up on the Great American Family network. The Great American Christmas event will begin on October 21 ...

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Will ‘Rings of Power’ TV series be faithful to Tolkien’s Christianity?

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As the Sept. 2 release date of Amazon Prime’s controversial series “Rings of Power” nears, fan anticipation is building immensely. The show is meant to be a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The ...

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New ‘The Chosen’ documentary engages Gen Z with Jesus

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The makers of the popular Jesus series “The Chosen” got heartwarming reactions of the show from Generation Z in a recent experiment. Much has been made of the fact that Gen Z ...

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‘Elvis’ looks at faith and foibles at root of cultural icon

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Before he was the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley was a young boy getting his musical beginnings in the small rural town of Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 13, he ...

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Israel dissolves Knesset, calls for new elections Nov. 1

Israel’s legislature, the Knesset, on Thursday voted to immediately dissolve itself triggering new elections on November 1. It will be a record fifth election in three-and-a-half years. A strange coalition, including an ...

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Another poll finds majority want most or all abortions banned

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More national polls are confirming that Americans want all or most abortions banned. The news may come as a shock to some who see the weekly protests of pro-choice activists reflecting that ...

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Kansas City as 51st best place to live

The Kansas City area is the 51st-best place to live in the United States, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. “Kansas City, Missouri, is no flyover Cowtown,” ...

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5 Family-friendly things: for $6.99, Frndly streaming is an amazing deal

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Can a new streaming service called “Frndly” make a difference? For decades, satellite and cable companies maintained a large customer base by offering channels that families couldn’t get anywhere else. Then came ...

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