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Bibles in classrooms: A look at the Oklahoma mandate

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There’s been a lot of media coverage about a new education mandate in Oklahoma requiring every public school classroom to have a Bible. Some have taken to media platforms to denounce the ...

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California pastor asks Christians to join with Tennessee in praying for nation this month

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Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills is asking Christians to pray for the nation this month. He asked his own congregation to join with Tennessee, where Republican Gov. Bill Lee ...

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Former MO Rep. Vicky Hartzler joins U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

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Former Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler hopes to advance the cause of faith without fear around the world in her new role as a commissioner on the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious ...

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Day of the Christian Martyr June 29 will focus on ISIS victims

Christians around the world will observe the Day of the Christian Martyr on June 29, which church tradition holds was the day that the Apostle Paul was beheaded in Rome. In advance ...

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Muslim convert urges churches to evangelize their local Islamic communities

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Churches need to do more to evangelize the growing U.S. Islamic population, a Muslim Somalian refugee who became a Christian missionary says. “We take our personal discipleship and personal growth very seriously, ...

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Judge rejects clergy-led attempt to overturn pro-life Missouri law

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A clergy-led effort to overturn Missouri’s near-total abortion ban has been struck down by a circuit judge in St. Louis. The pro-abortion faith leaders claimed the law violated the state’s constitution by ...

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Actor Russell Brand finds peace in first month as Christian

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Actor Russell Brand’s life has changed dramatically since he committed his life to Christ. “I’ve been a Christian a month now, and it’s been a big change,” he said recently on his ...

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Actor Russell Brand’s spiritual quest leads to baptism            

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Actor Russell Brand has announced that has been baptized as a Christian. The news comes after Brand had been open about his spiritual journey with fans noticing his comments continued to come ...

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New Scooby Doo series ‘Velma” filled with anti-religious bigotry


Last year, Max released “Velma,” an animated adult “reimagining” of the Scooby Doo franchise that became one of the most hated series in the history of television. On Thursday, April 25, Max premiered a second season of Velma that is ...

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John Piper stakes out New Testament position on same-sex relationships in church

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Pastor and author John Piper has weighed in on how churches should deal with same-sex relationships. He responded in podcast to comments by Pope Francis last December to allow priests to bless ...

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Churches are tapping into pickelball to share the gospel


Some find the constant pop of the wiffle ball batted about by oversized ping pong paddles annoying. Others see pickleball as encouraging exercise, multigenerational competition, and camaraderie. Regardless, it’s here to stay. ...

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Faith propels Dennis Quaid from drugs to life of fulfillment


Living a hard life prepared actor Dennis Quaid to experience the life that God has for him today. “It has gotten me through hard times,” he says. “It has gotten me through ...

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More than 1,200 churches left Southern Baptist Convention in 2022

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The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 1,200 churches in 2022, according to the SBC’s 2022 Annual Church Profile, which was released this week by Lifeway Research. The losses in 2022 were ...

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Updated Vatican policy takes stronger stand against transgender surgery

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Transgender people who undergo surgery to change their bodies are violating God’s plan for human life, the Vatican announced this week. The announcement comes as many European countries, once leaders in promoting ...

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Director Martin Scorsese producing TV series about Christian saints

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Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will produce and host a documentary series about Christian saints. “Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints” is scheduled as an eight-part limited series, with the first four episodes debuting ...

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Faith and Liberty Discovery Center goes out of business after three years

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The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center in Philadelphia has closed its doors. It had opened three years ago at a cost of about $60 million to showcase the impact of faith on ...

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St. Patrick followed God’s leading on amazing journey


Although March 17 has become something of an unofficial holiday in honor of St. Patrick, not everyone knows the fascinating history of the man himself. St. Patrick is the patron saint of ...

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Ministries team up to triple number of Bibles for prisoners

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Prison Fellowship International and Bible League International have distributed more than 550,000 Bibles to prisoners over the past decade, and they plan to triple that number in the next five years. “Our partnership with Bible ...

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How the 2024 Oscars portray a post-Christian West


This year’s Best Picture nominees at the 2024 Academy Awards showcase how our culture is wrestling with a post-Christian society, whether or not these films feature religion or not. While Hollywood has ...

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“We Who Wrestle with God”: Jordan Peterson discusses religion in book, speaking tour

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Jordan Peterson, the acclaimed Canadian psychologist and author, was in Kansas City recently as part of his 51-city “We Who Wrestle with God” tour. In a previous tour stop, he said nonbelievers ...

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Entertainment consumers say media pushes stereotypes of religion

A staggaring 80% of entertainment consumers would like to see fewer religious stereotypes and more faith-based movies, according to a HarrisX poll conducted in collaboration with the Faith & Media Initiative. The ...

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Missouri case about religious exclusion from juries

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In a case from Missouri, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week declined to decide if jurors can be excluded on the basis of religion. The case involved a state agency’s attempt ...

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Song on radio changed everything for singer Zach Williams

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Christian singer Zach Williams followed a winding path in his journey to faith. Before his 2017 breakout hit “Chain Breaker”, the Grammy Award-winning artist spent almost 20 years working fairly obscurely in ...

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Satanic group suing states, cites abortion rite part of practice

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A satanic group is suing pro-life states to overturn pro-life laws, claiming abortion is central to their religious practice. The Satanic Temple (TST) in Salem, Massachusetts, has lost similar litigation in Missouri, ...

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Religious “nones” now outnumber all religious groups

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More Americans now identify as religiously unaffiliated than as being part of any individual religious group. More than one in four U.S. adults now identify as religiously unaffiliated, or nones, compared to ...

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