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Episcopal Church disciplines Bishop for supporting Biblical marriage

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The United States Episcopal Church is disciplining one of its bishops because he upholds the biblical position on sex and marriage. Bishop William Love, of Albany, has been accused of violating canon ...

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Raiders QB Derek Carr: ‘Today is the day to get it right’ with God

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The tragic death of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in January caused people to start thinking about their own mortality. Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr ...

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New prayer app on YouVersion Bible gets kudos

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The popular YouVersion Bible app has expanded to include a prayer application, and more than one million people were added during the first week alone. “We’re blown away by the response we’ve ...

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Today is National Day of Prayer for coronavirus crisis

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Today, Americans from all regions, of all races, and every political persuasion will join together for prayer over the growing threat of coronavirus. President Donald Trump declared Sunday a National Day of ...

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How to turn Lent into a joyful season

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Instead of gloomy and repulsive, Lent can be transformed into a season of joy. What is your view of Lent? Do you think of it as a long, torturous season, full of ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship looking for summer volunteers

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Warmer temperatures are a reminder that summer vacation from school is right around the corner. Child Evangelism Fellowship is looking for volunteers to help share God’s word with local youth. Several options ...

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In times of crisis, your neighborhood is the mission field

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Sometimes, emergencies and times of crisis present service and mission opportunities that might not exist in normal circumstances.  Many people tend to be more open to spiritual matters during troubling times like ...

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What’s the best religious museum in America?

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What’s the best religious museum in the nation? That question was posed to USA Today readers who responded by choosing the Ark Encounter. It comes just in time as families’ talk turns ...

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Number of practicing Christians continues decline in U.S.

U.S. churches will have to adjust to new data that show that the number of practicing Christians continues to decline. Practicing Christians are now a much smaller segment of the entire population, ...

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Actor Ben Affleck fills void in life by returning to church

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Actor Ben Affleck, who stars in the new movie “The Way Back,” also has found the way back to church. “I go to the Methodist Church, [my] kids [are] baptized, and I ...

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Elizabeth Anne Mall releases two Contemporary Christian singles

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Kansas native Elizabeth Anne Mall has released two Contemporary Christian singles with producer and sound engineer James Kocian through Firstcom Music.  Firstcom Music is a division of Universal Publishing Production Music that ...

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Former boxing champion Evander Holyfield passionate about sharing his faith

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield used to let his fists do the talking. Now he is eager to tell people about his Christian faith. “Because, without Jesus, I wouldn’t be who ...

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‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek relies on faith during cancer

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Despite being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer a year ago, “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek has never wavered in his faith. The 79-year-old Trebek said he quickly brushed aside negative emotions because ...

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Christians give Supreme Court high marks, survey finds

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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about a Louisiana law that restricts access to abortions and is among several recent state laws designed to challenge Roe v. Wade. Other cases on the docket also could ...

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Lent and the spiritual benefits of nature walks

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What do nature walks have to do with Lent? Each year during Lent we try to imitate Jesus’ time of fasting and prayer by making various sacrifices, denying ourselves our favorite foods ...

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U.S. megachurch pastors quarantined after coronavirus exposure

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Two pastors of one of the largest churches in the nation are under home quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus during a conference in Germany. READ: Prayer guide for coronavirus Craig ...

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Prayer guide for coronavirus

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Vice President Mike Pence was criticized this week for offering a prayer during a meeting on the coronavirus. Democrats, Hollywood actors and media outlets blasted the effort as “anti-science.”  But the comments ...

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Navigating the storms of life

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We all encounter the storms of life;  difficulties, problems and crisis situations.  Who do you go to during those storms of life?  How do you respond in the bad times?  These are ...

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New heavyweight champ Tyson Fury credits God in everything

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Tyson Fury, the new WBC heavyweight boxing champion, is giving credit to God. “First and foremost, I want to say thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Fury said after ...

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Increase in ‘church hopping’ among trends found in State of the Church survey

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The days of joining a church and staying in it for life are long gone. New research by the Barna Group shows that practicing Christians and churched adults believe in the value ...

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Ministry aims to rebuild villages destroyed by ISIS

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Ever since former President Barack Obama called ISIS the “JV team,” the terrorist organization has decimated countless cities and villages across the Middle East. Now, a Christin ministry aims to rebuild the ...

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Support of same-sex marriage surges among mainline pastors

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Almost one-half of pastors of mainline Protestant churches say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. However, support remains low among evangelical pastors. The poll of 1,000 ...

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Chiefs owner Clark Hunt supports Explore God Miami initiative

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The victory by the Kansas City Chiefs may be over, but the impact still is being felt in host city Miami. More than 100 churches and groups came together on Super Bowl ...

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New research traces growth of Spirit-empowered Christianity

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An in-depth study finds that Spirit-empowered Christianity is growing exponentially around the world and shows no signs of slowing. Oral Roberts University will hold an event on February 24 to release new ...

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Iranian Christian faces deportation back to Iran after failing Bible quiz

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After missing several questions on a Bible quiz administered by a British judge, an Iranian Christian faces deportation and possible torture. The 38-year-old Christian convert’s appeal was earlier rejected because he wasn’t ...

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