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Pastors now more skittish to preach on race

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Pastors seem more reluctant to address issues of race in their congregations today than four years ago. According to a LifeWay Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon ...

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VOTER GUIDE: 5th District race between Derks and Cleaver

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The Obama-Biden ticket campaigned on a promise to fundamentally change America. Ryan Derks believes that change is well under way – and it’s not for the better. “This is much bigger than ...

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‘God working in their hearts’: Zimbabwean Sophie Lancaster has cure for racial ills

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As the daughter of businessman Sphinx Tsikirayi and diplomat Eve Tsikirayi, native Zimbabwean Sophie M. Lancaster has traveled the world, including living for years in Australia and Japan while growing up. But ...

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Clergy of Color group slams Harris for praising Black Lives Matter organization

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Not all African Americans support the Black Lives Matter agenda. Conservative Clergy of Color, a coalition of African-American pastors who say they were called to bring a new perspective to the nation’s ...

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‘Exhausting’: Trump and Biden debate covid, economy and Hunter Biden

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For many who watched last night’s Trump-Biden Presidential debate, they left the television feeling exhausted. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden confronted each other on a wide range of topics with Fox ...

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New Museum of the Bible exhibits focus on health and racial healing

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Christians believe the Bible has the answers to the challenges facing the nation. A new exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is highlighting solutions to health and race ...

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When Black Lives Matter comes to town

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All anyone needs to do is go to the Black Lives Matter website to find out what they believe and how dangerous they are, but to save you the trouble, here are ...

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Bipartisan network of Christian groups launches police reform initiative

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A network of more than a dozen Christian groups is launching an initiative to address police reform. The Prayer & Action Justice Initiative — bringing together Black, Hispanic and Asian organizations along with groups ...

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Missouri Presbyterians release letter on racism, medicaid expansion

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The Missouri Union Presbytery released a letter this week alledging silence from white Christians about racial injustice is causing minorities to suffer. The organization represents Presbyterians in central and northern Missouri, One ...

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Ben Carson discusses agenda of Black Lives Matter organization

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Although everyone agrees that black lives matter, the Black Lives Matter organization is something else entirely, according to Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson discussed ...

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Minneapolis residents see “a spiritual war”

Racial injustice and unrest are a spiritual battle that must be fought with spiritual weapons, according to African-American leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier this month I visited Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, ...

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Learning about race from other voices in Black America

What can we learn about race from other voices? Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King ...

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Black Lives Matter leader calls Jesus “the most famous black radical revolutionary”

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Part of the fallout from the current social unrest is an attempt by some to redefine the message of Jesus. Hawk Newsome, head of Black Lives Matter of New York, told Marth ...

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Is President Trump a white supremacist and racist?

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This past Saturday, after President Trump’s Tulsa rally did not draw the expected capacity crowd,  (it broke cable broadcast records) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York’s 14th congressional district in NYC, tweeted, ...

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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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Sen. Tim Scott discusses how his faith shapes his views on race relations and police reform

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, one of three black members of the U.S. Senate, recently discussed faith and race relations with Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Crusades. The interview, recorded ...

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NASCAR driver Chase Briscoe wins after wife’s miscarriage: ‘God is so good’

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The Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina was the first NASCAR Xfinity Series race since March 7, and not only was it one step closer to a return to normalcy ...

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McDowell wants to be first female Missouri Governor

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson now has more competition from his own party in his bid for a second term. Saundra McDowell, who ran for state auditor in 2018, has filed for the ...

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Missouri Republican challenger questions constitutionality of governor’s stay-at-home order

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There’s growing discontent among Americans about stay-at-home orders that even some legal experts agree may not be constitutional. That includes Missouri residents who question Gov. Mike Parson’s order. Sandra McDowell, who is ...

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Black Gospel music needed within evangelical churches

White evangelical churches have a music problem, and I fear it’s getting worse. This year, the National Museum of Gospel Music is slated to open in Chicago. It will rise from the ...

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Bloomberg drops out, opposes socialist Sanders

After spending $500 million, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the race for the Democrat presidential nomination on Wednesday. The news comes after a crushing defeat at the hands ...

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Trump becomes first president named Daytona 500 grand marshal; fans are revved up

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President Donald Trump is taking part in this year’s Daytona 500 – not as a driver, but as grand marshal for NASCAR’s season opener. It will be the first time a president has ...

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Poll shows Gov. Mike Parson with huge lead over Democrat Nicole Galloway

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Republican incumbent Mike Parson has opened a large lead over Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway in the race for Missouri governor. A new poll commissioned by the Uniting Missouri PAC, which supports Parson, shows ...

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High-ranking Catholic cardinal supports decision to deny communion to Joe Biden

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Joe Biden continues to hold onto his lead in polling for the Democrat Party presidential nomination. However, his position on abortion may dampen the Catholic vote in the general election this fall ...

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Pentecostal pastor in New York challenging Ocasio-Cortez for House seat

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Although the 2020 presidential race dominates the headlines, it’s not the only race being contested next year. Every House seat in the 435 member chamber is being contested. A Hispanic pastor and ...

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