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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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Midtown Kansas City church hands shoppers $50 gift cards for groceries

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The coronavirus threat has created an opportunity for area churches to serve those less fortunate. On Sunday afternoon, members of City of Truth church in midtown Kansas City handed out $50 gift ...

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Hayden Brax crowned Miss Kansas USA 2020

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Hayden Brax was crowned Miss Kansas USA 2020 on January 19 at Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence. She will represent Kansas for the title of Miss USA 2020 in the national contest. Brax succeeds and ...

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Blue Christmas Services to be held for those experiencing loss

It may be a “Blue Christmas” for many of those who have experienced loss in their lives or who are needing support during the holidays. Blue Christmas, a service of hope and ...

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Engaging the Word Together will spotlight groups sharing the Bible

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A key part of fulfilling the Great Commission is translating the word of God into languages in which it has never been heard. Several of the groups and individuals who are doing ...

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5 ways to show you appreciate your pastor

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October is not over and there’s still time to show your pastor some appreciation. Each year October is designated as “Pastor Appreciation Month,” and many local congregations make efforts to show their ...

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Mennonite Brethren churches in Missouri and Kansas reaching out to immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Mennonite Brethren congregations in Missouri in Kansas are among those in several states that are helping Christians fleeing persecution in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “These leaders self-identify as ambassadors of Christ, ...

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City Union kicks off campaign to aid homeless

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City Union Mission kicks off its annual CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to Kansas City’s Poor or Homeless campaign October 1. The organization is a leading provider of programs and services, assisting homeless and disadvantaged people ...

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Filtered movies from Vudu lead October’s family-friendly lineup

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What if you could turn a PG-13 movie into a family-friendly film that even a seven-year-old child could watch? Thanks to a new venture between Vudu, Walmart and Clearplay, you can. The Walmart-owned ...

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Christian school gives deaf Hondurans a voice

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“There goes that dumb kid,” people said. It was a half-truth. Hernan couldn’t speak because he couldn’t hear. Wandering the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, it wasn’t long before the drug dealers picked ...

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Two-thirds of churchgoers say denying self is essential to serving Christ

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What’s the most essential ingredient to making your faith fully transformational? A new poll finds a majority of churchgoers believe making sacrificial decisions to serve Christ is essential to their faith, and ...

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‘Serving others’ more difficult for church-goers

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Everyone is busy. We seem to live in an age where “activities” fill our time. Like most people, Christians often admit having a hard time serving others. This despite it being a ...

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What is a Real Man?

What is a real man? Esquire magazine published the article, “How to be a Man.” The author wrote a series of proverbs on manliness.  One stated, “A man knows how to lose ...

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Conceived in rape, former Miss Pennsylvania shares why every human life deserves protection

When model, marketing consultant and former Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, was in third grade, she found out the difficult truth that she had been conceived when her mother was a victim of ...

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