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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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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – Defeat

My little guy is entering the third season of his soccer career. With current aspirations to be a famous soccer player when he grows up, this is a big deal in our ...

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Why Adam Hamilton is wrong about scripture and the UMC

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The foundation of Christianity has been a belief in the authority of Scripture and the infallibility of God’s Word, the Bible. Conservative Christians believe that the holy scriptures−in their original form−are inerrant ...

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You find what you are looking for

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You will see me and find me when you seek me with all your heart—Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV). While cleaning house recently, I tuned my TV to a local news broadcast. My attention ...

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Art Exhibit to Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  

The public has an opportunity to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the remarkable treasure that God has given humanity—the gift of the Bible. Colonial Presbyterian Church’s Overland Park Campus is sponsoring a ...

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