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Recent album releases provide a variety of good listening opportunities

Some recent album releases by popular artists offer some new opportunities for listening as well as worship music. Some tracks are better than others, but there is plenty to like, and many ...

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National Day of Prayer calls Americans to ‘Love One Another’

A praying church has always been the hope of America. On Thursday, May 2, thousands of prayer gatherings attended by hundreds of thousands of Christians will adorn the landscape of America on ...

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Country music star Josh Turner talks about faith in interview about new album

Nashville’s Music City is home to industry seasoned and sought-after recording studios – like Black Bird – the setting for a conversation with one of country music’s most recognized velvety-baritone voices – Josh ...

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Songwriter and performer Pat Barrett wants to be a ‘Good, Good Father’

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Pat Barrett remembers the first time he met Chris Tomlin. It was while he was in high school and he and his buddies were walking down the street and saw Tomlin and ...

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Christian Bale thanks Satan for Golden Globes win

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Hollywood actor Christian Bale, who is known for playing dark figures, thanked an unusual source on Sunday for his Golden Globes win – Satan. Bale gave the shout-out to the ruler of ...

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Christmas celebrated at Jayhawk Theatre

Members of Countryside Christian Church celebrated the season spreading cheer at the historic Jayhawk Theatre on Christmas Eve day as the church put on two musical worships Monday afternoon. Pastor Nate Bruns said ...

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The Other Side of Christmas

This past year my wife lost her mother and my children lost a grandmother. Christmas can be a time of loss and sorrow and thought this might be a help to all ...

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Michael W Smith to sing at Bush funeral

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Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith will sing “Friends” at former President George H.W. Bush’s service at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday. “It means something because I’ve been friends with him ...

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Kari Jobe and other Christian musicians at special White House briefing

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Christian music artist Kari Jobe recently joined a group of worship leaders for a special meeting at the White House, and she posted some profound thoughts about the kingdom of God being ...

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Analysis: Yeah, you need to go to church

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It’s hardly fair to blame evangelical churches for not teaching sound theology to someone who never darkens its door. Last week I wrote a piece that highlighted the stunning results from Ligonier Ministries’ and ...

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John Piper: How raising my hands transformed me

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Pastor John Piper recently shared a personal story about raising hands in church. It can be uncomfortable for many whether they’ve done if for years or not. Maybe visiting another church or ...

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Colorado linebacker finds balance between football and faith

Davion Taylor might have been great at football during high school, if he had actually played in games, rather than just practiced with the team. The extent of the linebacker’s talent, however, is ...

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Why Americans go (and don’t go) to religious services

In recent years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining, while the share of Americans who attend only a few times a year, seldom ...

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Former Punk Princess Avril Lavigne releases first song in five years – and it’s a worship song

After a five-year break from her public career, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne has released a powerful worship ballad titled “Head Above Water,” which recounts her battle with Lyme disease. In “Head Above Water,” ...

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Christian singer Lauren Daigle disrupts secular music chart

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Last week on the Billboard 200 chart, a Christian album sat at No. 3, nestled between “Kamikaze,” Eminem’s diss track-laden new release, and “Zoo,” the sophomore effort from rapper Russ. That marked ...

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‘Hymn Festival’ to celebrate their comeback in churches

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Hymns are back, baby! Or so that is what church experts say recent trends show. After years of being banished from more contemporary church worship services, the tried and true hymn, that ...

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REVIEWS: Steven Curtis Chapman and Phil Wickham

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‘Living Hope’ from Phil Wickham looks inward and is a contrast to latest effort from Steven Curtis Chapman. Both artists, one new and one legendary, approach Christian music in different ways for different ...

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Why fewer Americans are attending religious services

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Fewer adults are attending religious services in the United States, but not necessarily because they don’t believe. Many cite practical or personal reasons for skipping weekly services, according to new Pew Research ...

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When hubby attends church, couples report more happiness

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A recently released study suggests that couples who attend church together regularly have a higher level of relationship satisfaction than couples who do not. The study, Better Together: Religious Attendance, Gender and Relationship ...

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The Tabernacle Experience Returns to Kansas City

“Emotional” interaction brings many to tears seeing Moses’ Wilderness Tabernacle. By Dwight Widaman | Editor Building on the successful 2016 stop in the area, The Tabernacle Experience returns to Kansas City April ...

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‘Emotional’ experience of Moses’ Tabernacle comes to KC Sept. 16–25

A ‘must-see’ event, The Tabernacle Experience has been seen by over 200,000 people across the U.S. Jerry Tharp, pastor of Lone Jack Baptist Church in Lone Jack, Mo. hasn’t been fortunate enough ...

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