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Bible reading among Americans hits all-time low

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Half of Americans believe the Bible includes “everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life.” Nevertheless, many of them don’t bother reading it. Bible reading and usage are at ...

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Purim skits and satire have brought merriment to an ancient Jewish holiday in America

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Purim, the springtime Jewish holiday packed with much merriment and humor, recalls the biblical story of Queen Esther. In this tale, the queen stayed true to her Jewish roots and used her status ...

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What are natural burials? A Christian scholar explains

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Death is not a subject people typically have an easy time discussing. But for Christian scholar Beth Hoeltke, it’s one she’s devoted much time to, focusing particularly on the growing interest in natural or ...

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Chinese government rewriting Bible to fit communist agenda

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The Chinese government is rewriting the Bible in accordance with communist values, The Voice of the Martyrs warned. “This is a project that the Chinese Communist Party announced in 2019,” Todd Nettleton ...

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Lessons from Jeremiah: Our faith is made for difficult times

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Jeremiah the prophet had a very difficult life. He was called by God at a young age – most likely as a teen – yet was forbidden by the Lord to marry ...

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Reformed Church in America is latest denomination to divide over sexuality issues

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More than 40 congregations have left the Reformed Church in America, one of the oldest Protestant bodies in the United States, over sexuality issues. The departure of the Bible-based congregations to a ...

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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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Apple caves to Chinese Communists, bans Bible apps

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Apple is giving in to pressure from the Chinese government and removing Bible apps from its app store in the communist nation. Chinese officials claim the apps violate laws that prohibit the ...

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The story behind Keith and Kristyn Getty and “In Christ Alone”

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The melody that changed the life of Keith Getty was first scratched out on the back of an electric bill in a humble flat in Northern Ireland. This isn’t great, he thought ...

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YouVersion Bible, illumiNations set ambitious goal to provide translations to 95 percent of world by 2033

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The YouVersion Bible app team is teaming up with the Bible translation team illumiNations to provide access to scripture to 95 percent of the global population by 2033. “There’s a lot of ...

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Presbyterian Church in America supports biblical sexuality at General Assembly

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Pastors and church leaders who identify as gay are not qualified for ordination, the Presbyterian Church in America said in an overture passed during its General Assembly last week. An overture is ...

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Here’s how much Bible reading went up during 2020 pandemic

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One bright spot of the pandemic is that millions of Americans have been turning to the Bible for comfort and direction. The number of Americans who opened the Bible at least once ...

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Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordains first women pastors

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Saddleback Church, the California-based megachurch founded by Pastor Rick Warren, continues to get criticism and praise for ordaining their first three women pastors. The church, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, announced ...

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Milestone: Complete Bible now available in more than 700 languages

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The entire Bible now has been translated into more than 700 languages, with more than 5.7 billion people having both the Old and New Testaments available in their native tongues. “Every time ...

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Can baptism forgive your sins?

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Can baptism forgive your sins?  I walked in the hospital room and Terry was lying on her bed.  Her physical condition was deteriorating, and she was not ready to face her Creator.  I got ...

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New Museum of the Bible exhibits focus on health and racial healing

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Christians believe the Bible has the answers to the challenges facing the nation. A new exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is highlighting solutions to health and race ...

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Ark Encounter opens high-tech ‘Truth Traveler’ virtual reality experience

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Many Americans will be eager to travel again after the pandemic, and the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., will be ready for them. The popular attraction has opened a high-tech $3 million ...

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Majority of churchgoers say they have trouble understanding Bible on their own

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More than half of all churchgoers say they have trouble understanding the Bible on their own, a new LifeWay Research study found. “Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true and ...

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New documentary ‘Unseen Realm’ reveals fresh look at supernatural world

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“The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible,” a new original documentary film from Faithlife TV productions, reveals the strange and enigmatic realm of the supernatural described within the pages ...

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Bible translation effort to begin in country where evangelism is illegal

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The Wycliffe bible translation organization is ready to begin scripture translation for 10 languages in an undisclosed nation where the government fiercely opposes Christianity, and evangelism is illegal. The international ministry, known ...

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Have millions of Christians been misled about the second coming of Jesus?

We’ve heard it taught for years. Jesus is coming like a thief in the night, so be ready. He could come at any moment, without any warning, so stay alert. You don’t ...

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