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‘Christianity is an evil cult’: What Chinese students are taught

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This week the Trump administration announced plans to punish Chinese officials involved in persecution by preventing their entry into the United States. The moves comes as more evidence that the Chinese government ...

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One in five Dutch churches converted to secular spaces

As fewer and fewer people follow the Christian faith in the Netherlands, a new study shows that one fifth of all churches there have been converted into libraries, apartments, offices, and other ...

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Famous atheist Bill Hayden finds Christ

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Bill Hayden was one of the world’s most well-known atheists. In fact, the Australian politician  was an atheist all of his life and as an adult would use his public platform to ...

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Mind control camps in China exposed by BBC

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In a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood movie on mind control, a video has emerged in a disturbing documentary from the BBC revealing re-education camps. The film shows Christians, Muslims and other religious minorities ...

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Supreme Court sides with Christian bakers

A Supreme Court decision is being called a win for religious freedom over the case of Christian bakers in Oregon. As Metro Voice has reported for years about the Kleins, two Oregon bakers ...

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Department of Transportation investigates bans on Chick-fil-A

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Friday that it will investigate whether two airports violated federal law or transportation regulations by denying a contract to Chick-fil-A on religious grounds. “The ...

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Winning people over in a polarized culture

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Today’s polarized political climate mirrors another growing gap in America: the dramatic rise of people who claim no religion at all, also known as “nones.” This demographic is most common among young ...

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‘State of Faith’ recounts 20 Centuries of Christianity

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A carpenter’s son was their leader — this small group of “rebel” Jewish men including a tax collector, a tentmaker, and some fishermen who were committed to following Him, even unto death. ...

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The danger of religion in church

“Come on.  Let’s go!”  Every Sunday morning, including every Easter, since I was three years old all six of our family were rushing out the door to church.  In the early years, ...

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Is this where Christians go wrong when trying to change culture?

Christians have spent endless hours seeking to answer the question, “How can we best transform culture?” Dr. Lance Wallnau, nationally known for developing a framework modeling how Christians should engage culture, recently ...

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UMC could choose Bible-affirming ‘Tradition Plan’

United Methodists are preparing for an important meeting in St. Louis this weekend where the issue of openly homosexual pastors will be discussed. UMC delegates will gather Saturday through Tuesday, Feb. 23-26, ...

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‘Run the Race’ marks Tim Tebow’s debut as film producer

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Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback now readying for his fourth season as a minor-league baseball player, knows that being a good Christian doesn’t solve everything. Even watching ...

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Chinese prisoner killed by organ harvesting, daughter escapes to US

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Ten police cars accompanied a small group of relatives to view Chinese prisoner Han Jun Qing’s body. No cameras or reporters were allowed on the premises. But his daughter, Han Yu, needs ...

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Why I believe in Jesus Christ and the God of the Bible

Faith in God doesn’t have to be blind. Earlier this year, I had cancer. Thankfully, it was only a stage one melanoma that was easily removed, but to paraphrase Samuel Johnson, the possibility of ...

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China creates quota for police to arrest Christians

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Chinese authorities are setting quotas on the number of Christians that must be arrested and are threatening police officers with dismissal if they don’t meet the minimum standards, according to a magazine ...

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Religion only thing blocking total totalitarianism in China

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It was 40 years ago this week that China opened its doors to the world and launched a series of ambitious reforms that would create one of the world’s largest economic engines. ...

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Christian revival: This season, Donald Trump brings faith in God back to the Presidency

I don’t expect Donald Trump to announce a transition into the ministry any time soon. But the man has really turned things around in the aftermath of Obama, with regard to invoking ...

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What’s the truth about the first Thanksgiving?

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There’s a lot of pressure to do away with Thanksgiving. Is it a day of gratitude or a day of guilt? Many stories surrounding the holiday don’t match with history. Even well-meaning ...

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As a Nation, We Have Forgotten God

It seems like we as a nation have forgotten God. When I was a kid, there was an expression: “Stop the world. I want to get off.” Glancing at the headlines sometimes ...

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New law in Nepal criminalizes evangelism

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A law criminalizing religious conversions and the “hurting of religious feelings” went into effect in Nepal this week, a year after the bill was passed. As World Watch Monitor reported last year, ...

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The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

By several measures, young adults tend to be less religious than their elders; the opposite is rarely true. In the United States, religious congregations have been graying for decades, and young adults ...

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Willow Creek’s entire elder board resigned last night

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After new allegations surfaced over the weekend about Willow Creek’s Bill Hybels, the entire leadership of the church is stepping down and has apologized to women who accused the megachurch’s founder of ...

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Religious college guys more respectful of women says study

Frequent participation in religious activities protects college men from engaging in sexually aggressive and coercive behaviors, according to new research. The research may come as a surprise to college campuses across the ...

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Netflix series features Jesus as 12-year-old American boy

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“He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead,” according to the network’s description of the show, which is based on a 2009 comic book ...

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Christian leaders praise historic move by Trump to protect religious freedoms

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Christian leaders are reacting positively to news that President Donald Trump is unveiling a new White House plan to protect religious freedom and to work more closely with the faith community. The ...

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