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Lauren Green: Mainstream media incorrectly portray Christianity

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The mainstream media incorrectly portray religion, including Christian, according to Lauren Green, chief religion correspondent for Fox News. “One of the big mistakes mainstream media makes is that they don’t understand the ...

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From New York to Pakistan, brothers fight blasphemy law

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Christians in Pakistan are often relegated to undesirable jobs such as manual sewage cleaning, but Nadeem Samson’s small business selling herbal medicines was doing so well in 2016 that he out-earned his ...

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Online church likely is here to stay, researchers find

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Because of COVID-19, more than three in four evangelical Protestants in the United States have experienced watching church online instead of in person. More important is that going forward, the majority who ...

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‘The Devil is Afraid of Me’: Exorcist describes his battle against demons and the occult

In 2020, the book The Devil is Afraid of Me: The Life and Works of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist (See below) hit our virtual bookshelves. While most people think of the ...

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Biola conference will explore Jesus Movement revival of 1970s

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Fifty years ago, Christian revival sparked during the Jesus People Movement. Aiming to fuel the flame of the same type of revival, Biola University will host a new annual Bible conference — ...

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Underneath all the makeup, who was the real Tammy Faye?

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What is it about televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker that continues to fascinate nearly 35 years after the fall of their ministry empire? Jim Bakker still makes headlines selling survival food ...

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Gov. Ron DeSantis encourages Christians to be bold in defending truth

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Christians should put on the full armor of God and stand firm for what is right, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told a group of Christian attorneys this week. “I appreciate what you’re ...

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Religious and spiritual freedom examined in Magna Carta exhibit

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The Bible and the Magna Carta are two of the most important writings in human history. The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is examining their relationship in a new exhibit ...

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Harry Connick Jr. focuses on faith in newest album

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Award-winning artist Harry Connick Jr. is no stranger to teaming up with the best in the industry. However, for his newest album, “Alone With My Faith,” Connick Jr. worked from home and ...

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Poll: most believe religious freedom necessary to healthy American society

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Contrary to media narratives that say faith is becoming less important in America, a new poll finds a majority say religious freedom is “very” important to a healthy American society. In a ...

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Media spotlight was on future of Southern Baptists last week

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The Southern Baptists held what they considered a critical convention in Nashville last week. The denomination conducted an election that will help decide which direction it will take — whether it will ...

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World Revival Church responds to allegations

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Kansas City-based World Revival Church recently came under scrutiny after a local television station produced a story with the headline “Congregation or Cult?” It outlined alleged abuse that occurred at the church. ...

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Catholic bishops meet to discuss denying Biden communion

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will meet his week to discuss whether President Biden will be allowed to receive communion while promoting abortion until birth and forcing colleges to allow biological ...

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Rick Warren to step down from church position

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Influential Pastor Rick Warren is stepping down as lead pastor at Saddleback Church in California. “For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting ...

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Judge rules opening court with prayer violates Constitution

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A federal district court has ruled that a Texas judge’s practice of having a chaplain open court sessions with prayer violates the Constitution. Judge Wayne Mack, a justice of the peace in ...

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Southern Baptist denomination sees record drop in members

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Churches in the Southern Baptist Convention lost a record 400,000 members in 2020. The Annual Church Profile report shows membership in SBC congregations declined by 435,632, more than 50 percent higher than the 287,655 ...

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Amazon adds Buddhist incantations to employee health program but says ‘not religious’

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The online retail giant Amazon is revamping its employee health programs, adding what it calls “AmaZen.” While the effort is meant to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee wellness ...

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Advice for churches to address cancel culture

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Churches need to be prepared to handle the onslaught of cancel culture, a leading Christian media expert said. “As the controversial idea of becoming `woke’ pervades our culture, I’ve been getting more ...

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Biden administration disbands religious freedom commission

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In a move that has startled some human rights groups, the Biden administration is ending the Commission of Unalienable Rights. Instituted by President Donald Trump, the commission had become a powerful voice ...

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Campaign kicks off to translate Bible into every language by 2033

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The largest Bible translation campaign to ever be introduced on social and digital media is launching just in time for Easter. The effort to translate scripture into the last remaining languages will ...

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Actress Roma Downey releases ‘Resurrection’ movie in time for Easter

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“Resurrection,” a new movie from award-winning actress Roma Downey, is being released just in time for Easter. In an interview with CBN, Downey explained that the time frame for the film takes ...

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Just 40 percent who normally attend Easter services will do so Sunday

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The arrival of the pandemic caused major disruptions to Easter services at many churches in 2020. Although churchgoers say they now are more comfortable with attending live services, many still plan to ...

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Why Christianity put away its dancing shoes – only to discover them centuries later

In the PBS documentary series “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows how African Americans introduced new rhythms, music and dancing to ...

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Psychologist and author Jordan Peterson moving closer toward Christianity

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Dr. Jordan Peterson, the hugely popular Canadian clinical psychologist who promotes personal responsibility and opposes political correctness, could be changing his attitude toward Christianity. For years, the best-selling author was asked if ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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