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Pro-abortion demonstrators interrupt Joel Osteen’s church service

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Pro-abortion activists are becoming bolder as the U.S. Supreme Court gets nearer to announcing its decision about the future of Roe v. Wade. On Sunday, they interrupted Pastor Joel Osteen’s church service ...

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Health conference challenges students, medical professionals to serve hurting world

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As the world seemingly descends into greater chaos, the need for compassionate response teams is growing exponentially and an international health conference in Kansas City hopes to be the answer. From Russia’s ...

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Harvard finds homeschooled kids turn out happy, well-adjusted, and engaged

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Researchers at Harvard University just released findings from their new study showing positive outcomes for homeschooled students. Writing in The Wall Street Journal last week, Brendan Case and Ying Chen of the Harvard Human Flourishing ...

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How ‘living memorials’ help service members remember fallen comrades

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Memorials can be especially meaningful for those processing their experiences and remembering those they lost, and physically represent the emotional weight they carry every day. On Veterans Day, people across America thanked ...

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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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Biden military to deny benefits to unvaccinated veterans

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Under direction from the Biden administration, military personnel leaving service will have their VA benefits stripped if they don’t get vaccinated. The announcement came Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) ...

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Warren Harding and his historic speech on race: how did America respond?

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No matter which major party won America’s presidential election in 1920, the country was destined for another chief executive from Ohio. Both major party candidates, Republican Warren Harding and Democrat James Cox, ...

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Remains of Kansas priest who died during Korean War returned to family

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The remains of a hero Catholic priest from Kansas who died in a POW camp in Korea, were returned to his family during a ceremony this week. U.S. Defense officials gave the ...

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Missions leader Floyd McClung will be remembered at local service Saturday

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Floyd McClung, an author and international missions leader, will be remembered at a local service this Saturday. It will be held at 10 a.m. at Shoal Creek Community Church in Pleasant Valley, ...

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Who will be left behind in the post-pandemic world?

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In half-steps forward and quarter-steps back, the culture is nearing a resumption of in-person life and “return to normal” — the long-desired post-pandemic world. Economists are expecting a surge in jobs and ...

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Rudy from The Cosby Show stars in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

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The story in the film My Brother’s Keeper is a familiar story to many military service members who return from deployment. It’s also the story of those who strive to help them. ...

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Can Prince Philip teach us about servanthood?

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UK evangelist and author J. John writes that Prince Philip, who passed away at the age of 99, is an example of Christian service to others. “I confess to having followed the life of ...

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Churches modifying Ash Wednesday practices over Covid

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The pandemic is complicating plans to mark Ash Wednesday, which will start the Lenten season on Wednesday, February 17. The solemn day — officially known as the Day of Ashes — is ...

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Sony Pictures plans to acquire Christian streaming platform Pure Flix

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The owners of the Christian streaming platform Pure Flix are selling the service to Sony Pictures. The entertainment giant said in a news release that “Affirm Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures ...

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Grants totalling $93 million will help 92 churches strengthen bonds

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Lilly Endowment has awarded 92 grants to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong relationships with each other and contribute to the flourishing of ...

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israel’s future survival

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For Israel, a clash of cultures involving ultra-Orthodox Jews and the less religious threatens society. Following the signing of agreements at the White House normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates ...

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Dr. Charles Stanley steps down as senior pastor

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Dr. Charles Stanley, founder of In-Touch Ministries, is stepping down after nearly 50 years as senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. “Earlier this month, I informed the board that I ...

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Late actor Chadwick Boseman frequently shared his Christian faith

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Actor Chadwick Boseman, perhaps best known for playing the title role of “Black Panther,” recently died at age 43 after a battle with colon cancer. From the impression he left on a ...

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‘He loved the Lord’ and his country, say tributes for singer Charlie Daniels

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Tributes continue to pour in days after a memorial for singer Charlie Daniels. A funeral service held at World Outreach Church in Tennessee drew hundreds  of friends and family, including legends in ...

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Walmart to launch service to compete with Amazon Prime

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Walmart will reportedly go head-to-head with Amazon Prime and launch its new subscription service, Walmart+. It will debut later in  July. For $98 a year, subscribers will get features such as same-day ...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo receives Friends of Zion Award

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Kansas congressman, earlier this week was awarded the Friends of Zion Award. The award was commissioned by the late Shimon Peres, the ninth President of the ...

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Family honors memory of George Floyd at ‘homegoing’

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George Floyd’s was remembered as a “Superman” by family members at a homegoing service punctuated by spirited praise and worship and a good dose of politics inside Fountain of Praise Church in ...

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Basketball star Stephen Curry holds live worship session on social media

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Basketball star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is making the most of his free time with the NBA shut down. Earlier this week, he was host for a live worship ...

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How are pastors handling ungathered worship?

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Pastors are used to thinking on their feet. Sermon prep is set aside when a beloved church member is injured and taken to the hospital. A carefully written prayer is discarded when ...

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Will drive-in church be the new normal during COVID-19 outbreak?

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Several churches are trying a new kind of service — one that is completely safe during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re calling it “drive-in church.” Paul Daugherty, pastor of Victory church in Tulsa, ...

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