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Mennonite Church USA approves pastors performing same-sex weddings

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Count the Mennonite Church USA among the denominations passing resolutions over same-sex weddings, pastor officiations, and other hot-button issues. But it is not coming without cost as it loses over 15 percent ...

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Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, marking return of city to Jewish people

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Israel last weekend celebrated Jerusalem Day, commemorating when Israeli troops freed the old city from 2,000 years of occupation by foreign powers. The Bible says the heart and soul of the Jewish ...

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Kansas City speaker cancelled by Christian college for sharing biblical truths about sexuality

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A Christian college in Massachusetts cancelled three planned talks by a Kansas City speaker after students called his remarks misogynist and transphobic. Marvin Daniels, executive director of The Hope Center, spoke on ...

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British archaeologists discover rare skeleton of man crucified by Romans

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Archaeologists have found the skeleton of a man that appears to have been crucified by the Romans in the United Kingdom. Corinne Duhig, a human bone specialist at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College, ...

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Exposing the latest tactic of the devil to keep us from the Bible

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In a recent article, I mentioned that in 1647, the colony of Massachusetts passed the Old Deluder Act, with “the Old Deluder” referring to the devil himself. In the past, this act declared, Satan ...

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Living out our humanity: an invitation from Jesus

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Driving by a deserted storefront, I did a double-take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. Someone’s meager belongings. An empty cart. A lump of humanity huddled under a blanket. In ...

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Sen. Warnock deletes Easter tweet that dowplayed death of Jesus

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Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock has deleted an Easter tweet that downplayed the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus, saying we can “save ourselves.” The lawmaker’s tweet was immediately flooded with responses from ...

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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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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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Largest Protestant adoption agency opens services to include LGBTQ parents

The nation’s largest Protestant adoption agency is facing criticism for recently opening adoptions to LGBTQ parents. The ministry has been adopting to LGBTQ families in Michigan since May 2019, after the state ...

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Baptist leaders respond to pope’s call for same-sex civil unions

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Southern Baptist leaders have responded with scripture to Pope Francis’s call for same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope said in a documentary. ...

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Most churchgoers prefer shorter sermons, research finds

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Pastors and their congregations have different options about the length of their sermons. Thirty-one percent of Protestant pastors say their sermons are less than 20 minutes, according to a new LifeWay Research ...

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In interview with Pastor Greg Laurie, Mike Pompeo says he turns to scripture for guidance

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Mike Pompeo, secretary of state and former Kansas congressman, has a strategic approach to dealing with the world’s problems. In an interview with Pastor Greg Laurie of the California megachurch Harvest Christian ...

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Abundant Life announces legal action against Jackson County over reopening restrictions

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One of the largest churches in Missouri is taking legal action against Jackson County, Mo., because of its new restrictions on reopening churches.  Pastor Phil Hopper, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church,  ...

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An after Easter meditation

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An after Easter meditation by D. Keith Mano And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow ...

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Senator shares encouraging scripture to calm virus fears      

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Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is using his daily Twitter messages to share scripture as well as updates on the virus threat the world faces. Earlier this week, he tweeted Joshua 1:9: “Be ...

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Montana high school bans FCA, faces lawsuit

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The fallout continues after a Montana high school last month banned Fellowship of Christian Athletes with a religious liberty group now stepping in to defend FCA. Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter ...

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YouVersion Bible app sees worldwide usage soar in 2019

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It’s that time of year when everyone starts compiling “Best of 2019” lists. YouVersion just announced the most popular Bible verse of the year among its users. The Bible verse most engaged ...

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Primary candidate Pete Buttigieg cites scripture to support pro-abortion beliefs

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Pete Buttigieg, who has been surging in Democratic presidential polls, said he derives his pro-abortion beliefs from scripture. “I think for a lot of us — certainly for me — any encounter ...

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Sexuality issues again dominate agenda at recent United Methodist Church Judicial Council meeting

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Sexuality seems to be the one topic that never goes away for the United Methodist Church. Earlier this year, the church’s top court upheld much of the Traditional Plan, strengthening the denomination’s ...

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Conservative Methodist association votes to split denomination over homosexuality stance

Adam Hamilton, pastor of the local Church of the Resurrection, recently predicted a coming schism in the United Methodist Church because of its stance on homosexuality. His prediction already may be coming ...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shares insights into being a Christian leader

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It would be hard to find someone with a more challenging job today than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. From Syria to Hong Kong, the world faces daily crises that demand his ...

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Kindness is key to a more peace-filled world

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”—Galatians 5:22-23 Did you know you have the power to turn someone’s day around? And, in the ...

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Chinese Christians memorizing scripture: ‘Can’t take away what’s hidden’

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Wayne Cordeiro, pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii, is praying that American Christians become more like Chinese Christians, including memorizing the Bible. METRO VOICE: China Continues Religious Persecution of ...

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Need help forgiving others? Let these quotes from Scripture guide you

Forgiving is one of those fundamental lessons we try and teach our kids from an early age: when siblings bicker or hurt each other, or if friends break a toy. Yet when ...

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