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Atheist Dove Into Bible to Debunk His Christian Dad’s Faith - He Uncovered Something Else Entirely
Atheist Dove Into Bible to Debunk His Christian Dad’s Faith - He Uncovered Something Else Entirely

Museum of the Bible Leaders Head to Greece to Return Handwritten 10th Century Gospel Manuscript
Museum of the Bible Leaders Head to Greece to Return Handwritten 10th Century Gospel Manuscript

The Satanic Temple Calls Indiana's Near-Total Abortion Ban a Violation of Religious Freedom in New Lawsuit
The Satanic Temple Calls Indiana's Near-Total Abortion Ban a Violation of Religious Freedom in New Lawsuit

Exvangelicals Are Struggling with 'Rapture Anxiety,' Mental Health Experts Say
Exvangelicals Are Struggling with 'Rapture Anxiety,' Mental Health Experts Say

Hospital Fired Christian Employee over Her Stance on Pronouns, Trans Surgery
Hospital Fired Christian Employee over Her Stance on Pronouns, Trans Surgery

Students to Participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day on Oct. 6
Students to Participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day on Oct. 6

5 Ways to Pray Effectively
5 Ways to Pray Effectively

Gavin Newsom Signs 13 Abortion Bills, Including 'Infanticide' Bill, After 'Twisting the Words of Jesus Christ'
Gavin Newsom Signs 13 Abortion Bills, Including 'Infanticide' Bill, After 'Twisting the Words of Jesus Christ'

Why We Must Trust God with Our Suffering
Why We Must Trust God with Our Suffering

'Arresting Catholic Protestors Like Terrorists': GOP Lawmakers Furious Over FBI Raid of Pro-Life Christian's Home
'Arresting Catholic Protestors Like Terrorists': GOP Lawmakers Furious Over FBI Raid of Pro-Life Christian's Home

ISIS Terrorists Murder Elderly Nun, Burn Mission and School, Behead Civilians
ISIS Terrorists Murder Elderly Nun, Burn Mission and School, Behead Civilians

Russian Church Leader's Sacrilegious Claim: Says Soldiers Can Cleanse Their Sins by Dying in Ukraine
Russian Church Leader's Sacrilegious Claim: Says Soldiers Can Cleanse Their Sins by Dying in Ukraine

Elderly Pro-Life Volunteer Allegedly Shot While Handing Out Pamphlets, Police Investigating
Elderly Pro-Life Volunteer Allegedly Shot While Handing Out Pamphlets, Police Investigating

God's Smuggler: Brother Andrew Who Smuggled Bibles Into Communist Countries Dies at 94
God's Smuggler: Brother Andrew Who Smuggled Bibles Into Communist Countries Dies at 94

Christians Are ‘Significantly’ More Likely than Non-Christians to Learn Generosity: Barna
Christians Are ‘Significantly’ More Likely than Non-Christians to Learn Generosity: Barna

Mission Sues State, Federal Agencies for Telling Ministry to Hire a Non-Christian to Teach About Jesus
Mission Sues State, Federal Agencies for Telling Ministry to Hire a Non-Christian to Teach About Jesus

Dozens of FBI Agents Raid Home of, Arrest Pro-Life Activist
Dozens of FBI Agents Raid Home of, Arrest Pro-Life Activist

Governor Acknowledges 'God's Sovereignty,' Signs 'Day of Prayer' Proclamation
Governor Acknowledges 'God's Sovereignty,' Signs 'Day of Prayer' Proclamation

Hundreds of Christians March for the Persecuted Church in Washington D.C.
Hundreds of Christians March for the Persecuted Church in Washington D.C.

Communist China Is Reportedly Rewriting the Bible and Calling Jesus a 'Sinner.' But That's Not All...
Communist China Is Reportedly Rewriting the Bible and Calling Jesus a 'Sinner.' But That's Not All...

Bishop TD Jakes Announces Faith-Based Content Streaming Soon on Amazon
Bishop TD Jakes Announces Faith-Based Content Streaming Soon on Amazon

Christians are Called to Help People, Even if They Don't Believe They Need Help
Christians are Called to Help People, Even if They Don't Believe They Need Help

Houston Baptist University Changes Name to Houston Christian University
Houston Baptist University Changes Name to Houston Christian University

Hindu Relatives Suspected of Killing Christian in India
Hindu Relatives Suspected of Killing Christian in India

Is the New Atheism Dead?
Is the New Atheism Dead?

Queen Elizabeth II and Billy Graham 'Had Great Bible Studies Together'
Queen Elizabeth II and Billy Graham 'Had Great Bible Studies Together'

Declining Religious Belief in the U.S. Constitutes a 'National Health Concern,' Researchers Warn
Declining Religious Belief in the U.S. Constitutes a 'National Health Concern,' Researchers Warn

The Darker Side of Video Games: How Extremists Use Gaming to Recruit Vulnerable Teens
The Darker Side of Video Games: How Extremists Use Gaming to Recruit Vulnerable Teens

5 Priests and 3 Others Kidnapped, Church Building Torched
5 Priests and 3 Others Kidnapped, Church Building Torched

Vanderbilt Faces Intense Backlash Over 'Pediatric Transgender Clinic,' Faith Leaders Speak Out
Vanderbilt Faces Intense Backlash Over 'Pediatric Transgender Clinic,' Faith Leaders Speak Out

Media Watchdog Takes on Satan-Themed Cartoon ‘Little Demon,’ Issues Warning
Media Watchdog Takes on Satan-Themed Cartoon ‘Little Demon,’ Issues Warning

Southern Baptist Committee Disfellowships Church for Affirming Homosexuality
Southern Baptist Committee Disfellowships Church for Affirming Homosexuality

Kanye West Compares Himself to Moses in Viral Instagram Post
Kanye West Compares Himself to Moses in Viral Instagram Post

Terrorists Kill 25 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria
Terrorists Kill 25 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

Defying Vatican, Flemish bishops allow blessing same-sex unions
Defying Vatican, Flemish bishops allow blessing same-sex unions

Yeshiva University Suspends All Clubs After Supreme Court Orders Approval of LGBT Group
Yeshiva University Suspends All Clubs After Supreme Court Orders Approval of LGBT Group

Does God Accept the Worship of All Religions?
Does God Accept the Worship of All Religions?

Christian School Enrollment Booms: 79 Percent See Increase Post-Pandemic, Report Says
Christian School Enrollment Booms: 79 Percent See Increase Post-Pandemic, Report Says

Red Heifers Arrive in Israel: Is it a Signal of the 3rd Temple, End Times?
Red Heifers Arrive in Israel: Is it a Signal of the 3rd Temple, End Times?

Activists Say Jewish Pilgrims Visited Temple Mount More than 50,000 Times Over Past Year
Activists Say Jewish Pilgrims Visited Temple Mount More than 50,000 Times Over Past Year

Faith & Freedom Coalition to Spend about $40 Million on Encouraging Christians to Vote in the Midterms
Faith & Freedom Coalition to Spend about $40 Million on Encouraging Christians to Vote in the Midterms

Queen Elizabeth's 'Faith and Hope in Jesus Christ' Inspired Her Service: Archbishop
Queen Elizabeth's 'Faith and Hope in Jesus Christ' Inspired Her Service: Archbishop

Honoring the Queen by Serving Her King
Honoring the Queen by Serving Her King

We Must Respond to Temptation by Immediately Taking it to God in Prayer
We Must Respond to Temptation by Immediately Taking it to God in Prayer

Apostasy Charges against Christians in Darfur, Sudan Dismissed
Apostasy Charges against Christians in Darfur, Sudan Dismissed

48% of Evangelical Leaders Are Getting Punished by Cancel Culture - What Would Jesus Do?
48% of Evangelical Leaders Are Getting Punished by Cancel Culture - What Would Jesus Do?

It's the Little Things That Mean so Much
It's the Little Things That Mean so Much

Science Never Just 'Says'…
Science Never Just 'Says'…

Eminem Tops Christian Billboard Chart with New Faith-Based Song
Eminem Tops Christian Billboard Chart with New Faith-Based Song

Satan Loves to Use 'Secret' Sins
Satan Loves to Use 'Secret' Sins

Fuller Theological Seminary Names First Black President
Fuller Theological Seminary Names First Black President

Christianity’s Share of U.S. Population May Fall under 50 Percent by 2070: Pew
Christianity’s Share of U.S. Population May Fall under 50 Percent by 2070: Pew

Church Leader Kidnapped in Nigeria
Church Leader Kidnapped in Nigeria

Church of England School Reported Own Chaplain as Being a Terrorist Then Fired Him for His Biblical Stand on LGBT Agenda
Church of England School Reported Own Chaplain as Being a Terrorist Then Fired Him for His Biblical Stand on LGBT Agenda

Climate Change: Evangelical Report Cites Scripture, Urges Christians to Join Fight
Climate Change: Evangelical Report Cites Scripture, Urges Christians to Join Fight

We Have Confused Politics with the Gospel': Dr. Michael Brown Expresses Concern about Christians Prioritizing Politics over Christ
We Have Confused Politics with the Gospel': Dr. Michael Brown Expresses Concern about Christians Prioritizing Politics over Christ

Franklin Graham Preaches the Gospel to over 17,000 in First-Ever Evangelistic Event in Mongolia
Franklin Graham Preaches the Gospel to over 17,000 in First-Ever Evangelistic Event in Mongolia

The Catholic Church is increasingly diverse – and so are its controversies
The Catholic Church is increasingly diverse – and so are its controversies

University Grad Could Lose License to Practice Psychology After Giving a Speech with Biblical Worldview
University Grad Could Lose License to Practice Psychology After Giving a Speech with Biblical Worldview

Creating Organs Cannot Be at the Expense of Human Embryos
Creating Organs Cannot Be at the Expense of Human Embryos

'We Die to Be Raised Up'
'We Die to Be Raised Up'

Remembering 9/11: We Must Honor Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives
Remembering 9/11: We Must Honor Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives

Was the Religious Right Founded on Racism?
Was the Religious Right Founded on Racism?

Court Says N.Y. Can't Shut Down Christian Adoption Agency
Court Says N.Y. Can't Shut Down Christian Adoption Agency

Most U.S. Pastors Don't Believe Christians Need to Tithe 10 Percent of Their Income: Study
Most U.S. Pastors Don't Believe Christians Need to Tithe 10 Percent of Their Income: Study

Pastor Arrested While Watering Neighbor's Flowers Sues City, Police Officers
Pastor Arrested While Watering Neighbor's Flowers Sues City, Police Officers

The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Ironic Tributes and a Remarkable Sign in the Sky
The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Ironic Tributes and a Remarkable Sign in the Sky

Is Religion the Opium of the People, or the Ladder?
Is Religion the Opium of the People, or the Ladder?

A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit
A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit

DOJ Official Under Fire for Calling ADF a 'Hate Group' on Social Media
DOJ Official Under Fire for Calling ADF a 'Hate Group' on Social Media

Israel Unveils 2,700-Year-Old Rare Document Written to 'Ishmael'
Israel Unveils 2,700-Year-Old Rare Document Written to 'Ishmael'

5 Christians Thrown Off Boat and Drowned in Uganda
5 Christians Thrown Off Boat and Drowned in Uganda

Young Adults Are More Inclined to Pray than Those in Older Generations, Church of England Survey Finds
Young Adults Are More Inclined to Pray than Those in Older Generations, Church of England Survey Finds

Church Mourns Death of Church Member Abducted, Murdered while Jogging
Church Mourns Death of Church Member Abducted, Murdered while Jogging

Archaeology 'Demonstrates the Reliability of the Bible,' Leading Archaeologist Says
Archaeology 'Demonstrates the Reliability of the Bible,' Leading Archaeologist Says

Only 43 Percent of Christians Can Define 'Tithing': Barna Poll
Only 43 Percent of Christians Can Define 'Tithing': Barna Poll

Beijing hounds Chinese church seeking safety overseas
Beijing hounds Chinese church seeking safety overseas

Why the First Step into the Occult Is so Dangerous
Why the First Step into the Occult Is so Dangerous

The Teen Mental Health Crisis: How Do We Respond?
The Teen Mental Health Crisis: How Do We Respond?

A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit
A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit

Christian Teacher Thrown in Jail After Refusing to Use Trans Student's 'Preferred Pronouns'
Christian Teacher Thrown in Jail After Refusing to Use Trans Student's 'Preferred Pronouns'

Pornography Is 'Open Door' to Demonic Evil That Can 'Infiltrate Our Lives': Bible Teacher's Warning
Pornography Is 'Open Door' to Demonic Evil That Can 'Infiltrate Our Lives': Bible Teacher's Warning

Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Wounded
Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Wounded

Survey: More Than 1/3 of Senior Pastors Believe Being a 'Good Person' Can Earn You Salvation
Survey: More Than 1/3 of Senior Pastors Believe Being a 'Good Person' Can Earn You Salvation

Archaeologists Unearth Ivory Referenced in 1 Kings, Amos
Archaeologists Unearth Ivory Referenced in 1 Kings, Amos

Mrs. Universe 2022 Calls on the Church to Help Foster Children
Mrs. Universe 2022 Calls on the Church to Help Foster Children

School Apologizes after Baptizing 100 Children without Notifying Parents
School Apologizes after Baptizing 100 Children without Notifying Parents

One Million Moms Urges Disney to Cancel Satanic Cartoon Little Demon
One Million Moms Urges Disney to Cancel Satanic Cartoon Little Demon

Zambian Christians Hear the Bible in Their Native Tongue for the First Time
Zambian Christians Hear the Bible in Their Native Tongue for the First Time

Two priests were killed inside a Mexican church. Over two months later, the suspect — The Crooked One — is still at large
Two priests were killed inside a Mexican church. Over two months later, the suspect — The Crooked One — is still at large

Migrants Flood to This Mexican Border Church, and That's Where They Meet Christ
Migrants Flood to This Mexican Border Church, and That's Where They Meet Christ

Christian Youth Corps Member Killed in Nigeria
Christian Youth Corps Member Killed in Nigeria

School to Pay Christian Teacher $95,000 to Settle Lawsuit over Transgender Pronoun Policy
School to Pay Christian Teacher $95,000 to Settle Lawsuit over Transgender Pronoun Policy

Former Prison Chaplain Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Inmate
Former Prison Chaplain Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Inmate

Former Prison Chaplain Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Inmate

Former Prison Chaplain Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Inmate

On Wednesday, a former prison chaplain with the Federal Bureau of Prisons was sentenced to seven years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a female inmate and then denying the abuse when questioned by federal agents.

The chaplain – 50-year-old James Theodore Highhouse – also received a consecutive sentence of five years of supervised release following the completion of his prison sentence.

Highhouse – a former chaplain for the Federal Correctional Institution Dublin in Dublin, California – was sentenced in a federal court in the Northern District of California.

“Within our corrections system, chaplains are supposed to provide hope and spiritual guidance,” Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said in a Wednesday statement. “Instead, this chaplain abused his...More



 

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Mon, September 05, 2022 12:33pm
 
School to Pay Christian Teacher $95,000 to Settle Lawsuit over Transgender Pronoun Policy

School to Pay Christian Teacher $95,000 to Settle Lawsuit over Transgender Pronoun Policy

A Kansas school has agreed to pay a middle school teacher $95,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees for violating her First Amendment rights when it suspended her for using a transgender-identifying student’s legal name instead of the student’s preferred name.

Pamela Ricard, who taught math at Fort Riley Middle School, claimed in her lawsuit that the student in question had never asked her to use a name or pronoun different from the student’s legal records.

In May, a federal judge sided with Ricard in her lawsuit and said she was likely to succeed in her claim against a specific school policy that prevents teachers from disclosing a student’s transgender name and pronouns to parents unless the student approves it. The judge said the policy likely...More



 

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Mon, September 05, 2022 1:41pm
 
Christian Youth Corps Member Killed in Nigeria

Christian Youth Corps Member Killed in Adamawa State, Nigeria

A Christian posted in Yola, northeast Nigeria, as part of his youth service corps duty was killed on Aug. 26 in what was suspected as a targeted attack, sources said.

Samaila Sabo Awudu was assaulted by at least five men with machetes at about 1:30 a.m. in his room at living quarters for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) stationed in the capital of Adamawa state. He was 28.

University and polytechnic graduates in Nigeria are required to provide one year of national development service with the NYSC, and Awudu, a resident of Taraba state, was serving at the Elkanemi College of Islamic Theology in Yola, his brother said.

Members of the NYSC have been targeted in violent crimes in various parts of Nigeria, but in Awudu’s...More



 

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Mon, September 05, 2022 1:54pm
 
Migrants Flood to This Mexican Border Church, and That's Where They Meet Christ

'Many Are Surrendering to Jesus': Migrants Flood to This Mexican Border Church, and That's Where They Meet Christ

When Gustavo Banda opened his small church in Mexico, little did he know that it would become a refuge. Sitting near the border, tens of thousands of migrants stop there as part of their search for freedom in America.

Six miles west of Tijuana, and a short distance from the U.S.- Mexico border, lies one of this city's poorest neighborhoods.

Pastor Gustavo Banda of the Ambassadors of Jesus Church told CBN News, "This area is on the outskirts of the city. Not everyone knows about it. Not everybody wants to come here either."

It's easy to see why. There are no paved roads. The hillside is strewn with garbage. There's no sewage system here. And crime is...More



 

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Mon, September 05, 2022 2:01pm
 
Two priests were killed inside a Mexican church. Over two months later, the suspect — The Crooked One — is still at large

Two priests were killed inside a Mexican church. Over two months later, the suspect — The Crooked One — is still at large.
Jesuit priests hold a mass next to the photos of two priests Javier Campos and Joaquin Mora who were murdered, after Mexican authorities said that they are searching for their bodies along with others who were kidnapped in a violent stretch of northern Mexico, at San Ignacio de Loyola church in Mexico City, Mexico June 21, 2022 | EDGARD GARRIDO / REUTERS

More than two months after a pair of Jesuit priests were killed inside a church in a remote mountain community in northern Mexico, the suspected killer remains on the loose and townspeople are frightened, but the religious order says it is not...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 3:52pm
 
Zambian Christians Hear the Bible in Their Native Tongue for the First Time

'It's Like God Is Speaking Our Language': Zambian Christians Hear the Bible in Their Native Tongue for the First Time

Most of us can't imagine not having a Bible in the language we speak. But that's the reality for millions. It's pushing Bible translators to find new and faster ways to get scripture to every corner of the world.

Wycliffe Associates is a leader in the effort. It's partnering with churches in distant countries and seeing an explosion of life-changing activity as a result.

There are more than 5,000 people working in Zambia right now, translating the Bible into 20 native languages.

Zambia is known for its vast landscapes, walking safaris, and Victoria Falls. Still, it's called Africa's "best-kept secret."

And Zambia is giving birth to yet another untold story –...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 5:27pm
 
One Million Moms Urges Disney to Cancel Satanic Cartoon Little Demon

One Million Moms Urges Disney to Cancel Satanic Cartoon Little Demon

The conservative Christian group One Million Moms has launched a petition urging Disney to cancel its FXX animated sitcom series Little Demon. The show features a mother who was impregnated by Satan and gives birth to an Antichrist daughter.

The show, rated TV-MA, features graphic violence, nudity and satanic imagery. One Million Moms, which has petitioned against other controversial shows, is urging parents to sign their latest petition calling for Disney to cancel Little Demon.

According to Deadline, “Among other shenanigans, the comedy … shows Laura [the mother] nude with no pixelation. She strips down in the first episode to perform a ritual, while there are multiple instances of nudity throughout the series.”

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Wed, September 07, 2022 10:50am
 
School Apologizes after Baptizing 100 Children without Notifying Parents

School Apologizes after Baptizing 100 Children without Notifying Parents

A private Christian school in North Carolina is apologizing after it baptized more than 100 children without notifying parents.

Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, N.C., announced on its Facebook page Thursday that it had "over 100 middle and high school students spontaneously declare their faith and get baptized" earlier that day.

Although most comments on the Facebook page were positive, the school acknowledged that parents may have wanted to attend.

Renee McLamb, head of school at Northwood Temple, said in a letter to parents that the baptism ceremony had already been scheduled with a specific number of children set to be baptized, with parents in attendance. Several more children, though, felt moved by God and requested to be baptized, McLamb said. The Fayetteville Observer...More



 

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Wed, September 07, 2022 10:53am
 
Mrs. Universe 2022 Calls on the Church to Help Foster Children

Mrs. Universe 2022 Calls on the Church to Help Foster Children

Tori Hope Petersen, a former foster child who was crowned Mrs. Universe 2022, is encouraging others to provide a loving home to children who grew up without a biological family.

Peterson, who is now married and a foster mom herself, details her experience growing up in the foster care system in her upcoming memoir, Fostered: One Woman's Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family through Foster Care. The book will be released on October 15.

In her memoir, Peterson recounts the challenges she faced during her childhood, including being moved to 12 different foster homes. Hardships aside, the beauty queen managed to become a four-time state champion in track and field in high school, where she also became the first female minority student to obtain the achievement.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 10:56am
 
Archaeologists Unearth Ivory Referenced in 1 Kings, Amos

Extraordinary Discovery: Archaeologists Unearth Ivory Referenced in 1 Kings, Amos

Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed rare ivory plaques dating to the time of King Solomon that would have been used to decorate furniture and are apparently what is referenced in the biblical books of 1 Kings and Amos.

Archaeologists uncovered the ivories among the ruins of a palatial building that likely was burned when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem in 586 B.C., according to a news release by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The ivories had been smashed into tiny pieces but were restored in a meticulous process that required “joining and ‘fusing’ hundreds of the fragments,” IAA said.

They date to the First Temple period, a time that stretches from the construction of the temple under Solomon to its...More



 

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Wed, September 07, 2022 10:59am
 
Survey: More Than 1/3 of Senior Pastors Believe Being a 'Good Person' Can Earn You Salvation

Survey: More Than 1/3 of Senior Pastors Believe Being a 'Good Person' Can Earn You Salvation

According to a new survey by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, at least one-third of senior pastors across the United States believe that people can go to Heaven based on good works.

According to The Christian Post, the nationwide study found that at least one-third of senior pastors say that being a "good person" can get you into Heaven.

Additionally, one-third or more of senior pastors surveyed believe that the Holy Spirit is "a symbol of God's power" rather than a "living entity," moral truth is subjective, and "sexual relations between two unmarried people who believe they love each other is morally acceptable."

They also believe that socialism is preferable to capitalism, the Bible is "ambiguous" when it...More



 

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Wed, September 07, 2022 11:03am
 
Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Wounded

Somali Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Wounded

A Somali pastor of a secret fellowship in Kenya is still recovering from an infected wound after attacks on him, his wife and child for leaving Islam, he said.

The 33-year-old pastor, who was still in pain this week as he received medical treatment for wounds on his hand and shoulders from an Aug. 10 assault by his father-in-law, remained under pressure to recant from Muslims in Wajir County, northeastern Kenya. He has lived in Kenya since 2014.

He developed an infection that left his hand numb and without circulation after his father-in-law beat him with a thorny stick, and Muslims visiting and praying with him told him the infection was punishment from God as they pressured him to return to Islam, said the pastor, whose name is withheld for security reasons.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 11:06am
 
Pornography Is 'Open Door' to Demonic Evil That Can 'Infiltrate Our Lives': Bible Teacher's Warning

Pornography Is 'Open Door' to Demonic Evil That Can 'Infiltrate Our Lives': Bible Teacher's Warning
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The Bible paints vivid stories of spiritual affliction, possession, and healing — stirring accounts that have captivated Christians for over two millennia, while also sparking vibrant conversations about the relationship between good and evil.

The discussion over spiritual warfare and the levels to which people face affliction has also ignited ongoing theological debate. Among the terms to emerge in this ever-complex discussion is “deliverance,” a word sometimes interchangeably used for “exorcism.”

“Deliverance is the act of getting free from the burdens and the trauma that the enemy has had an inroad into our lives for,” Bible teacher Jareb Nott...More



 

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Wed, September 07, 2022 11:21am
 
Christian Teacher Thrown in Jail After Refusing to Use Trans Student's 'Preferred Pronouns'

Christian Teacher Thrown in Jail After Refusing to Use Trans Student's Preferred Pronouns


An Irish teacher has, in his words, been place behind bars because he “would not call a boy a girl.”

Enoch Burke, who teaches history, politics, and German at Wilson’s Hospital School was arrested Monday after he violated a court order prohibiting him from teaching classes or even being present on the school’s campus in Westmeath, the Irish news outlet RTE reported.

He is now in Mountjoy Prison, where he will stay until he purges his contempt or the court issues further orders. The initial ruling was handed down by High Court Judge Michael Quinn.

How Did This Start?

Burke’s ordeal began after he refused to call a student who was transitioning from male to identifying as...More



 

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Thu, September 08, 2022 10:46am
 
A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit

A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is Britain’s new prime minister. She will formally replace Boris Johnson today when she is appointed to her office by Queen Elizabeth II.

The queen has appointed all fourteen of her previous prime ministers at Buckingham Palace in London. However, the ninety-six-year-old monarch is staying at her holiday home in Scotland between August and October. To keep her from having to travel, the new prime minister will travel to her for a ceremony unlike any other in the queen’s seventy-year reign.

British prime ministers lead the political party that gains enough elected seats in Parliament to form a ruling coalition. If their party no longer supports their leadership, as happened with Boris Johnson, they can be forced to resign. Or if a general...More



 

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Thu, September 08, 2022 12:25pm
 
The Teen Mental Health Crisis: How Do We Respond?

The Teen Mental Health Crisis: How Do We Respond?

As New York Times journalists Michael Barbaro and Matt Richtel discussed last week on The Daily podcast, we’re facing an unprecedented crisis in teen mental health. Mere decades ago, the major threats to the health and well-being of young people in the West were nearly all external, such as illness, car accidents, risky sexual behavior, alcohol, or smoking. Today, the greatest threats to the health and well-being of young people are internal. As Richtel reported, in 2019, 13% of all adolescents reported having a major depressive episode, a 60% increase from 2007. Teen suicide rates, which had been stable for nearly a decade prior to 2007, “leapt nearly 60% by 2018.” In 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced, “Mental health disorders have surpassed physical conditions as the most common reasons children have impairments...More



 

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Thu, September 08, 2022 12:39pm
 
Why the First Step into the Occult Is so Dangerous

Why the First Step into the Occult Is so Dangerous

The Walt Disney Company, through its FXX Network, is releasing an animated sitcom series called Little Demon, which a film industry website describes this way: “After being impregnated by the Devil, a reluctant mother and her Antichrist daughter attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware.” According to One Million Moms (OMM), the show carries graphic violence and nudity and “makes light of hell and the dangers of the demonic realm.”

OMM adds that the series “is introducing viewers, including children who might stumble across the series, to a world of demons, witches, and sorcery. Along with the demonic content of the series, the minds of younger viewers will also be inundated with secular worldviews that reflect the current culture.”

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Thu, September 08, 2022 12:51pm
 
Beijing hounds Chinese church seeking safety overseas

Beijing hounds Chinese church seeking safety overseas
Members of the Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church in China prepare to submit their applications for asylum at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR office in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. The group say they face state harassment and possible deportation in China. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Days after flying to Thailand to seek asylum, members of a Chinese church huddled in a restaurant to share their stories with journalists. But when they peered over their shoulders, they spotted strangers taking videos of them with cellphones.

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Only 43 Percent of Christians Can Define 'Tithing': Barna Poll

Only 43 Percent of Christians Can Define 'Tithing': Barna Poll

More than one-third of self-identifying Christians in the United States say they are not familiar with the concept of tithing, and only one-fifth practice say they practice tithing, according to a new Barna survey.

The poll, released Wednesday, found that 43 percent of Christians say they are familiar with the term “tithe,” while 22 percent say they’re familiar but cannot recall the exact meaning, and 36 percent say they are not familiar.

About one-fifth (21 percent) of Christians practice tithing to their church or ministry, while 25 percent don’t give financially, and 54 percent donate an amount less than 10 percent.

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Archaeology 'Demonstrates the Reliability of the Bible,' Leading Archaeologist Says

Archaeology 'Demonstrates the Reliability of the Bible,' Leading Archaeologist Says

One of the world's top biblical archaeologists says excavations in and around Israel are affirming the reliability of Scripture and attesting to its truthfulness.

Titus M. Kennedy, a professional field archaeologist and the author of two books on the subject – Excavating the Evidence for Jesus and Unearthing the Bible – said this week that archaeology can be "practical for the average Christian."

"It's not just for people that are into adventure, it's not just for academics," Kennedy said on a new episode of TBN's Takeaways with Kirk Cameron. "It's something that can help to enrich your understanding of the Bible because it gives you a view of the ancient world, the ancient context of the Bible, so you can better visualize it. … It demonstrates the reliability of the...More



 

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Church Mourns Death of Church Member Abducted, Murdered while Jogging

Memphis Church Mourns Death of Church Member Abducted, Murdered while Jogging

A church in Memphis, Tennessee, is mourning the loss of a young woman who was recently kidnapped while jogging and later murdered.

Eliza Fletcher – a wife, mother of two and kindergarten teacher – was kidnapped by a man at around 4:30 am last Friday (September 2) while jogging near the University of Memphis campus. According to Church Leaders, her husband, Richard, called the police when his wife did not return home from her run.

After a long and intensive search, Fletcher's body was found on Monday. The suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Cleotha Abston Henderson, was taken into custody and has been charged with first-degree murder, premeditated murder and first-degree perpetration of kidnapping. According to Commercial Appeal, Henderson...More



 

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Young Adults Are More Inclined to Pray than Those in Older Generations, Church of England Survey Finds

Young Adults Are More Inclined to Pray than Those in Older Generations, Church of England Survey Finds

According to a new survey from the Church of England, young adults are more likely to spend time in prayer than those in older generations.

The survey, conducted online between July 1-3, 2022, with 2,073 UK adults, found that 56 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds said they have ever prayed.

Meanwhile, 41 percent of adults over 55 said they have ever prayed, and 25 percent said they had prayed in the last month. The survey also found that 48 percent of adults overall had ever prayed, while 28 percent said they had prayed in the past month.

Dr. Stephen Hance, national lead for evangelism and witness at the Church of England, explained that the survey results contradict the assumption that young people are not interested in prayer.

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5 Christians Thrown Off Boat and Drowned in Uganda

5 Christians Thrown Off Boat and Drowned in Uganda

Muslim extremists killed five Christian workers by throwing them off a boat into central Uganda’s Lake Kyoga on Aug. 10, sources said.

The evangelists from End Time Word Ministry church were traveling from Nakasongola District to Apac District on a commercial transport boat with plans to plant a church in the Aduku area, a Christian survivor of the attack told Morning Star News.

The survivor, Amos Kyakulaga, a deacon at a church in Namutumba who was acting as a guide, said the five evangelists began proclaiming Christ to a group of 10 Muslims in Islamic attire aboard the boat.

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Israel Unveils 2,700-Year-Old Rare Document Written to 'Ishmael'

Israel Unveils 2,700-Year-Old Rare Document Written to 'Ishmael'

Israeli government officials on Friday unveiled a 2,700-year-old document dating to the time of biblical Israel that includes a common name for the period – Ishmael – and likely was circulated during the time of the Old Testament kings.

The four-line document includes the phrase “to Ishmael send,” likely referencing instructions to the recipient, according to a news release from the Israel Antiquities Authority. It dates to the late seventh or early sixth century B.C. during the so-called First Temple period – an era that stretches from the construction of the temple under King Solomon to its destruction by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.

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DOJ Official Under Fire for Calling ADF a 'Hate Group' on Social Media

DOJ Official Under Fire for Calling ADF a 'Hate Group' on Social Media


A Justice Department official recently sparked backlash after calling Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious freedom advocacy organization, a "hate group" on social media.

Eric P. Bruskin, assistant director of the commercial litigation branch in the DOJ's Civil Division, expressed his disdain for the ADF on LinkedIn. Bruskin was responding to a post by Jason Weida, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Massachusetts, who shared that he was "honored" to speak at an ADF event.

"Jason, this is a hate group. You're speaking at a conference for a hate group. Are these the beliefs you hold? If so, then it's time we end our professional association," Bruskin, who previously worked for the progressive organization the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote in the comments...More



 

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A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit

A Sin You and I Are Especially Tempted to Commit

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is Britain’s new prime minister. She will formally replace Boris Johnson today when she is appointed to her office by Queen Elizabeth II.

The queen has appointed all fourteen of her previous prime ministers at Buckingham Palace in London. However, the ninety-six-year-old monarch is staying at her holiday home in Scotland between August and October. To keep her from having to travel, the new prime minister will travel to her for a ceremony unlike any other in the queen’s seventy-year reign.

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Is Religion the Opium of the People, or the Ladder?

Is Religion the Opium of the People, or the Ladder?

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,” wrote Karl Marx, “…the opium of the people.” Decades of often painful historical experience has proven his observation both right and wrong. Believing in God does ease pain and suffering of faithful followers, but he was wrong in thinking that religion, especially Christianity, leaves them with nowhere else to go from there.

A recent article in The Economist put it this way: “Religious belief really does seem to draw the sting of poverty.” Although there is a correlation between poverty and decreased mental health, the article highlighted German sociologist Dr. Jana Berkessel’s recent findings that religion significantly mitigates this effect.

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The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Ironic Tributes and a Remarkable Sign in the Sky

The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Ironic Tributes and a Remarkable Sign in the Sky


After yesterday’s announcement that Queen Elizabeth II’s doctors were “concerned for Her Majesty’s health,” crowds gathered near Buckingham Palace. Then, shortly before her death was announced, a remarkable scene unfolded: a double rainbow broke through the clouds over the palace.

It was as though the Lord of heaven and earth wanted us to know that the queen had made her way from earth to heaven.

Following the queen’s death, America’s leaders have been especially expansive in their praise. President Joe Biden called her “a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy.” Bill Clinton wrote, “In sunshine or storm, she was a source of stability, serenity, and strength.”

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Pastor Arrested While Watering Neighbor's Flowers Sues City, Police Officers

Black Alabama Pastor Arrested While Watering Neighbor's Flowers Sues City, Police Officers

A black Alabama pastor filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against the city of Childersburg and three of its police officers who arrested him while he was watering his neighbor's flowers.

According to NBC News, the Pastor Michael Jennings of Abundant Life Church in Sylacauga, Alabama, filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Alabama on Friday where he argued that the arrest was "unlawful" and that his Fourth Amendment rights were violated. The City of Childersburg and police officers Christopher Smith, Justin Gable and Jeremy Brooks are listed as defendants in the lawsuit.

On May 22, Childersburg police officers arrested Jennings after a white woman who deemed Jennings a suspicious person called 911.

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Most U.S. Pastors Don't Believe Christians Need to Tithe 10 Percent of Their Income: Study

Most U.S. Pastors Don't Believe Christians Need to Tithe 10 Percent of Their Income: Study

According to a new Barna study, most pastors do not believe Christians are mandated to tithe 10 percent of their income.

The study, titled Revisiting the Tithe & Offering, revealed a minority of Americans who profess to be Christians give 10 percent of their income to their church.

The surveyed pastors held various views on the practice, including 70 percent who said tithing isn't strictly financial and 33 percent who said the traditional10 percent is an acceptable tithe.

Another 21 percent of pastors did not encourage a specific amount of income in tithing, suggesting that it should simply be "enough to be considered sacrificial." Meanwhile, about 20 percent of pastors believe Christians should tithe as much as they are...More



 

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Court Says N.Y. Can't Shut Down Christian Adoption Agency

'Great News for Children': Court Says N.Y. Can't Shut Down Christian Adoption Agency

A U.S. federal judge delivered a major victory to a faith-based adoption agency last week by permanently blocking the state of New York from closing the provider due to its Christian beliefs.

At issue was New Hope Family Services, a Christian-based adoption and foster care agency that operates from a biblical framework and only places children in the homes of families with a married mother and father.

The agency's future was threatened when the New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) told New Hope it must place children in same-sex homes in order to comply with state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. If New Hope failed to do so, OCFS threatened, it would "be required to submit a close-out plan for the adoption...More



 

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Was the Religious Right Founded on Racism?

Was the Religious Right Founded on Racism?


A few weeks back, Twitter banned a user for violent language. The offending tweet was, “I will out sword drill any Christian man.” For anyone not familiar with evangelical subculture, a “sword drill” has nothing to do with blades. It’s a game to see who can find a particular Bible passage first. Had the protectors of Twitter taken the time to investigate or, even better, had some Christians on their staff to ask, they may have spared themselves the ridicule which rightfully followed.

Unfortunately, it’s a habit of academic and media circles to either not understand or not take evangelicalism’s claims for itself at face value. Sexual ethics, we are told, are novelties, due more to patriarchy than anything Jesus taught. The priority that evangelicals place on the home, family, and gender norms is...More



 

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Remembering 9/11: We Must Honor Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives

Remembering 9/11: We Must Honor Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives

It was a beautiful Tuesday morning on September 11, 2001. I was making rounds in the hospital, greeting a couple of patients with a smile, as I knew they were well enough to go home that day.

Others were holding steady but not quite ready to return home for their recovery. In another section, patients were either tenuous, holding onto life with whispered prayers and the modern machines of medicine, or they were preparing for the final paradigm shift of life.

I spent the most time with the third group, where death most commonly approaches like a steam engine. The whistle blows and is followed by the low rumble of the engine, and we can sense the friction of the wheels upon the track. When it finally rounds that last corner, we are prepared as it approaches because we know death is...More



 

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'We Die to Be Raised Up'

'We Die to Be Raised Up'

I wish I had been in New York City last night to see the “Tribute in Light” in person. Each September 11, two beams, comprised of eighty-eight seven-thousand-watt xenon lightbulbs, are released into the sky to echo the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers. Just seeing the video of the tribute was deeply moving for me.

All of us old enough to remember 9/11 will never forget it: the shock when the first airplane flew into the North Tower, the horror when the second plane struck the South Tower, the buildings spewing smoke into the sky, the people fleeing their burning floors by jumping to their deaths, the attack on the Pentagon, the collapse of the South Tower, the crash in Pennsylvania, the collapse of the North Tower. Less than three hours after the first plane to be hijacked left the Boston airport,...More



 

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Creating Organs Cannot Be at the Expense of Human Embryos

Creating Organs Cannot Be at the Expense of Human Embryos

Recently, an impressive development in embryology was reported by the Israeli Weizmann Institute of Science. Using only stem cells, without the presence of sperm, eggs, or even a womb, researchers successfully created functioning mouse embryos, complete with beating hearts, blood circulation, brain tissue and rudimentary digestive systems. Carolyn Johnson in The Washington Post described the discovery as “a fascinating, potentially fraught realm of science that could one day be used to create replacement organs for humans.”

For the more than 100,000 people currently waiting for a life-saving organ donation, that kind of breakthrough would indeed seem like a miracle. However, since scientists are still years away from creating human organs in a lab for the purpose of transplant, the technology raises...More



 

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University Grad Could Lose License to Practice Psychology After Giving a Speech with Biblical Worldview

Mexico University Grad Could Lose License to Practice Psychology After Giving a Speech with Biblical Worldview
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A 2022 graduate of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) in Mexico could lose his license to practice psychology for what he said during his graduation speech.

Even though Christian Cortez Pérez's comments were made in an academic setting, a group made up of faculty members has called on the university to silence and sanction Pérez, labeling the content of his graduation address as "hate speech", according to ADF International, a faith-based legal advocacy organization.

At the top of his class at the university's School of Medicine and Psychology, Pérez earned the right to deliver the commencement address at his graduation ceremony on June 27. In his speech, he voiced his deeply held moral convictions...More



 

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Tue, September 13, 2022 9:39am
 
The Catholic Church is increasingly diverse – and so are its controversies

The Catholic Church is increasingly diverse – and so are its controversies
German Bishop Georg Bätzing talks with members of various Catholic youth organizations holding up umbrellas reading "Consecration for All" and "Jesus had two fathers." Sebastian Gollnow/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

There is a lot of talk about “synodality” in the Catholic church these days. Synodality refers to a process in which bishops and priests consult with lay Catholics about issues in the church.

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Franklin Graham Preaches the Gospel to over 17,000 in First-Ever Evangelistic Event in Mongolia

Franklin Graham Preaches the Gospel to over 17,000 in First-Ever Evangelistic Event in Mongolia

Hundreds of people surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ after evangelist Franklin Graham preached the Gospel to them during a special evangelistic event in Mongolia last weekend.

"Are you broken in your spirit? Are you spiritually empty? Have you wasted your life? Will you come to Him?" Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told the crowd. "You need Jesus Christ— He is the only way to God.

According to CBN News, the free two-night event, "Festival of Joy," was held in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, where more than 17,300 people attended. The event also highlighted Mongolian culture through music and the arts.

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We Have Confused Politics with the Gospel': Dr. Michael Brown Expresses Concern about Christians Prioritizing Politics over Christ

We Have Confused Politics with the Gospel': Dr. Michael Brown Expresses Concern about Christians Prioritizing Politics over Christ

Dr. Michael Brown, an apologist, author and radio host, expressed concern that Christians across the nation have elevated politics over their allegiance to Jesus Christ.

During a recent appearance on CBN's Faith vs. Culture, Brown spoke about how Christians have mixed up politics with the Gospel. Brown also addressed this topic in his new book, The Political Seduction of the Church: How Millions Of American Christians Have Confused Politics with the Gospel.

"I agree that we're dealing with existential issues," Brown, the host of the radio broadcast Line of Fire, said. "I agree that [there's a] battle for life … the battle for family, international issues, Israel – there are massive things."

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Climate Change: Evangelical Report Cites Scripture, Urges Christians to Join Fight

Climate Change: Evangelical Report Cites Scripture, Urges Christians to Join Fight

Saying climate change is not a “fictitious or far-off threat,” a new report from the National Association of Evangelicals presents the scientific research on the issue while asserting that a “rapidly changing environment” is making it more challenging to care for the world’s poor.

Titled Loving the Least of These, the 95-page report notes that evangelicals “are quick to give when disaster strikes,” such as in 2017, when Christian relief organizations provided more aid than FEMA after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma slammed southern coasts in the U.S.

But the report says Christians should also help lead the effort in preventing such disasters, which are increasingly caused by climate change.

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Church of England School Reported Own Chaplain as Being a Terrorist Then Fired Him for His Biblical Stand on LGBT Agenda

Church of England School Reported Own Chaplain as Being a Terrorist Then Fired Him for His Biblical Stand on LGBT Agenda
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A Christian chaplain in the United Kingdom who was fired for preaching a sermon on "identity politics" in a Church of England school three years ago, has taken legal action against his former employer. His case is being argued in front of an employment tribunal for the next several weeks.

Represented by the Christian Legal Centre, Rev. Dr. Bernard Randall is taking Trent College to court for discrimination, harassment, victimization and unfair dismissal after the school reported him – without his knowledge – to the government anti-terror watchdog for the 2018 sermon.

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Church Leader Kidnapped in Nigeria

Church Leader Kidnapped in Nigeria

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (Sept. 11) killed a Christian security guard as they abducted a pastor in central Nigeria and wounded the church leader’s wife, sources said.

James Ngyang, a member of the church led by Pastor Bung Fon Dong of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), was killed in the attack at the residence of Pastor Dong on church premises in Ganawuri, Riyom County, Plateau state, said area resident Danjen Bagu Gang.

“Armed gunmen we believe are Fulani terrorists attacked Ganawuri and abducted the Rev. Bung Fon Dong alongside James Mann, who later escaped from the hands of the kidnappers,” Gang told Morning Star News in a text message. “The gunmen stormed the RCC [Regional Church Council] chairman’s residence, at about 10 p.m., shot and wounded the pastor’s wife, and killed one James...More



 

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Christianity’s Share of U.S. Population May Fall under 50 Percent by 2070: Pew

Christianity’s Share of U.S. Population May Fall under 50 Percent by 2070: Pew

The percentage of Americans who consider themselves Christian may fall from 64 percent to under 50 percent by 2070 if current trends continue, according to a new Pew Research Center report. The percentage of people who describe themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” may also top 40 percent, the report found.

The report, Modeling the Future of Religion in America, combines decades of Pew data with data from the General Social Survey to present four hypothetical models of the future of faith in the U.S.

Pew estimates that in 2020, 64 percent of all Americans (including children) were Christian.

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Fuller Theological Seminary Names First Black President

Fuller Theological Seminary Names First Black President

David Emmanuel Goatley, a Black church theologian and missions leader, has been named the next president of the California-based Fuller Theological Seminary, the largest Protestant interdenominational seminary in the nation.

Goatley is leaving his research professorship and associate deanship at Duke Divinity School to assume his new role at FTS in January 2023. Not only will he be the sixth president of

FTS, but he will also be the first person of color to take on the role.

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Satan Loves to Use 'Secret' Sins

Satan Loves to Use 'Secret' Sins

The news broke this morning that freight rail companies and unions representing tens of thousands of workers have reached a tentative agreement to avoid a strike. Following all-night talks, the agreement now heads to union members for a ratification vote. While the vote is tallied, workers have agreed that they will not strike.

Why is this news important to you?

The Association of American Railroads trade group estimated that a strike would cost the American economy $2 billion a day. According to the Associated Press, railroads carry cars, coal, chemicals, grain, imported goods, and other products and raw materials throughout the country. A shutdown, even if brief, would delay critical shipments and ripple across the economy.

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Eminem Tops Christian Billboard Chart with New Faith-Based Song

Eminem Tops Christian Billboard Chart with New Faith-Based Song

Acclaimed rap artist Eminem topped the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart for the first time in his nearly 30-year career after recently releasing a song praising Jesus Christ.

Eminem, whose full name is Marshall Mathers III, was featured on a remix of "Use This Gospel," a gospel song originally performed by Kanye West on his 2019 album, Jesus Is King. The remixed version of the song is on DJ Khaled's new album, God Did.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, Eminem's lyrics included him praising the Lord amid Satan's attacks.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 1:07pm
 
Science Never Just 'Says'…

Science Never Just 'Says'…


Science is supposed to be objective, an undeniable source for truth not subject to fads or fashion. The phrases “scientists say” or “the science is settled” is supposed to inspire hushed awe and open ears. Scientists are supposed to serve as arbiters of truth, at least on questions within their fields of expertise, able to settle disputes and sort fact from fiction.

Many progressives, especially, employ the phrase “the science says” to silence disagreement about everything from climate policy to gender ideology. “The science,” at least in certain circles, is an authority appealed to in order to end debate and dismiss critics of favored policies.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 1:10pm
 
It's the Little Things That Mean so Much

It's the Little Things That Mean so Much

The world that we live in today is filled with extraordinary technological advancements and developments in the understanding of physics and scientific discoveries. We are constantly learning more about things that are invisible to the human eye and yet have been present since the beginning of time when God created the heavens and the earth. Some things that were unknown to many in earlier centuries we accept without question—the minute properties of light, gravity, virtual particles, magnetic fields, and electrons are examples. We may not understand how they work, but we accept their presence and importance in our world today.

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48% of Evangelical Leaders Are Getting Punished by Cancel Culture - What Would Jesus Do?

48% of Evangelical Leaders Are Getting Punished by Cancel Culture - What Would Jesus Do?

A new survey indicates that almost half of evangelical leaders have been disinvited, blacklisted, or excluded by others as a way of expressing disapproval of the Christian leaders or their point of view.

According to the latest Evangelical Leaders Survey by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals, 48 percent of these leaders have felt like they have been "canceled."

"Cancel culture is the practice of excluding any person, organization, or work as a way of expressing disapproval. While it is important to be clear about unacceptable behavior and unorthodox positions, this phenomenon makes it difficult to have meaningful, vulnerable, and open dialogue about the real challenges that we face," said...More



 

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Apostasy Charges against Christians in Darfur, Sudan Dismissed

Apostasy Charges against Christians in Darfur, Sudan Dismissed

A court in Sudan on Sept. 8 dismissed apostasy charges against four Christians who were threatened with the death penalty unless they recanted, sources said.

Judge Ibrahim Hamza dismissed the apostasy charges against the Christians in Central Darfur state, stating that apostasy is no longer a crime in Sudan, their attorney said.

Initially arrested on June 24 in Zalingei, Central Darfur, the four converts from Islam had been subjected to degrading treatment while questioned, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). They were released that day but re-arrested on June 28.

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We Must Respond to Temptation by Immediately Taking it to God in Prayer

We Must Respond to Temptation by Immediately Taking it to God in Prayer

It is estimated that global cybercrime will reach $10.5 trillion by 2025, an amount larger than every economy in the world except the US and China.

For example, Los Angeles Unified, the second-largest school district in the US with more than 640,000 students enrolled, was hit with a ransomware attack a few days ago. Such attacks on schools and universities are on the rise.

Cybersecurity threats are also escalating against the US water industry, the US healthcare system, and industrial infrastructure, including electricity grids, oil and gas facilities, and manufacturing plants. Uber Technologies said yesterday that it was investigating a cybersecurity incident that forced the company to shut down several internal communications and engineering systems.

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Honoring the Queen by Serving Her King

Honoring the Queen by Serving Her King

Up to a million people are lining the streets of London this morning for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral. Five hundred heads of state have assembled from around the world. The service is likely to be the world’s most watched broadcast of all time with 4.1 billion viewers.

It began at 11 a.m. in the UK, which is 6 a.m. EST and 5 a.m. in Dallas. If America’s response so far to the queen’s death is any indication, we can assume that millions of Americans are up watching.

The New York Times wondered recently if Elizabeth was the “Queen of America.” The article noted that the NFL’s first game of the season observed a moment of silence for her. Apple turned over its home page to a black-and-white photo of the young monarch. Even the Old North Church in...More



 

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Queen Elizabeth's 'Faith and Hope in Jesus Christ' Inspired Her Service: Archbishop

Queen Elizabeth's 'Faith and Hope in Jesus Christ' Inspired Her Service: Archbishop

Queen Elizabeth II's lifetime of service was inspired by her Christian faith and by the life of Jesus, who "came not to be served, but to serve," the archbishop of Canterbury said during the funeral service of the beloved monarch Monday.

Her 70-year reign, from 1952 to 2022, is the longest in the history of the United Kingdom. She died Sept. 8 at the age of 96.

"Her late majesty famously declared on her 21st birthday broadcast (in 1947) that her whole life would be dedicated to serving the nation and Commonwealth," Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, said as part of a service at Westminster Abbey that was infused with prayer, Scripture and spiritual reflection. "Rarely has such a promise been so well kept. Few leaders...More



 

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Faith & Freedom Coalition to Spend about $40 Million on Encouraging Christians to Vote in the Midterms

Faith & Freedom Coalition to Spend about $40 Million on Encouraging Christians to Vote in the Midterms

The Faith & Freedom Coalition, a prominent evangelical advocacy nonprofit, is aiming to spend about $40 million to encourage Christians to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.

In a recent interview with The Christian Post, FFC executive director Timothy Head shared that the organization, which Christian activist Ralph Reed leads, will spend between $36 million and $42 million in a nationwide effort to reach Christian voters. The FFC will reach voters by contacting people via direct mail, phone messages and home visits using a precleared list.

"We are engaged in 24 different states on the grassroots level," Head told The Christian Post. "For this election cycle, we'll actually hit 8.2 million doors in those 24 different states."

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Activists Say Jewish Pilgrims Visited Temple Mount More than 50,000 Times Over Past Year

Activists Say Jewish Pilgrims Visited Temple Mount More than 50,000 Times Over Past Year

Jews visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem more than 50,000 times over the past year, the most since the Roman Empire destroyed the second biblical Jewish temple in 70 AD, according to new numbers released by an activist group.

Beyadenu, an Israeli organization that works to bring Jews to the Temple Mount, released the numbers ahead of Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – which begins on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The 50,000 visits is much higher than last year’s number of 25,582. It is important to note that figure represents the number of visits, not the total number of visitors. So, it is unclear whether the figure demonstrates a significant rise in pilgrims or an increase in same visitors ascending the...More



 

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Red Heifers Arrive in Israel: Is it a Signal of the 3rd Temple, End Times?

Red Heifers Arrive in Israel: Is it a Signal of the 3rd Temple, End Times?

The delivery of five red heifers to Israel has sparked a worldwide debate about its significance in biblical prophecy, particularly among Christians who believe a third temple will be built during the End Times.

The five heifers arrived in Israel from Texas last week after being approved by Jewish rabbis as red in color and unblemished – two requirements in the Mosaic law for sacrifice according to Numbers 19.

Many Christians believe a third temple will be built in Jerusalem during the End Times.

"The cows have been inspected by rabbis and were found to be red and unblemished, which means they are ritually pure for sacrifice as stipulated under the law of Moses," All Israel News reported. "In order for someone following Mosaic law...More



 

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Christian School Enrollment Booms: 79 Percent See Increase Post-Pandemic, Report Says

Christian School Enrollment Booms: 79 Percent See Increase Post-Pandemic, Report Says

Nearly 80 percent of private Christian schools in the United States say they have experienced increased enrollment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report that also says many of those same schools are struggling to meet the demand.

The survey, released Tuesday and conducted earlier this year, found that 43 percent of private Christian school leaders say enrollment has increased “substantially” in the past two years, and 36 percent say it has increased “somewhat,” for a total of 79 percent who say enrollment is up, according to the report by DickersonBakker.

Multiple issues have led to the increased demand, the report says.

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Does God Accept the Worship of All Religions?

Does God Accept the Worship of All Religions?
Some crises are beyond our ability to control.

Hurricane Fiona intensified into a Category 4 storm today as it headed toward Bermuda after slamming the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday and devastating Puerto Rico on Monday. Alaskan officials are rushing to provide aid to remote villages flooded by recent storms; a major earthquake struck Mexico on Monday; Uganda has declared an Ebola virus outbreak.

Other crises are entirely of our making.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of his country’s military today, calling up reservists as he escalates his war in Ukraine. A cheating scandal is rocking the chess world. And California Gov. Gavin Newsom is promoting billboards in conservative states telling women seeking an abortion that “California is ready to help” and...More



 

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Yeshiva University Suspends All Clubs After Supreme Court Orders Approval of LGBT Group

Yeshiva University Suspends All Clubs After Supreme Court Orders Approval of LGBT Group
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Yeshiva University has suspended all student clubs after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Jewish school last week to recognize an LGBTQ group as an official campus club.

The school told students in an email Friday that it would "hold off on all undergraduate club activities while it immediately takes steps to follow the roadmap provided by the U.S. Supreme Court to protect YU's religious freedom."

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Defying Vatican, Flemish bishops allow blessing same-sex unions

Defying Vatican, Flemish bishops allow blessing same-sex unions
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Flemish Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday issued a document effectively allowing the blessing of same-sex unions, in direct defiance of a ruling against such practices by the Vatican's doctrinal office.

The document published on the website of the Bishops' Conference of Belgium suggested a ritual that included a prayer and a benediction for stable same-sex unions. But it stressed that it was not "what the Church understands by a sacramental marriage".

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Terrorists Kill 25 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

Terrorists Kill 25 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed three Christians in Benue state, Nigeria on Sunday (Sept. 18), after slaughtering at least 22 others in the same area in past three weeks, sources said.

The assailants attacked predominantly Christian Tse Ngban village in Guma County at about 4 p.m., area resident Paul Adagu told Morning Star News in a text message. Another resident, Michael Juhul, corroborated Adagu’s account.

“The Fulani herdsmen who attacked the Ngban community were more than two dozen, and they were all armed with guns,” Juhul told morning Star News in a text message. “They killed three members of our community.”

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Kanye West Compares Himself to Moses in Viral Instagram Post

Kanye West Compares Himself to Moses in Viral Instagram Post

Grammy Award-winning artist Kanye West seemingly compared himself to Moses of the Bible in a now-viral Instagram story post last week.

According to The Christian Post, West took to social media last week to post an Instagram story comparing himself to Moses.

"No one asked Moses how much he slept," the rapper wrote in an Instagram story. No context was given for the post, which later went viral.

In recent years, West has become a loud voice among prominent Christians. Just last year, he even launched a private Christian school called Donda Academy in Southern California.

The school is named after West's late mother, professor Donda West.

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Thu, September 22, 2022 9:01am
 
Southern Baptist Committee Disfellowships Church for Affirming Homosexuality

Southern Baptist Committee Disfellowships Church for Affirming Homosexuality

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted Tuesday to disfellowship two churches from the convention, including one for its stance on homosexuality.

The Executive Committee approved recommendations from the Credentials Committee to disfellowship College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., for “open affirmation, approval and endorsement of homosexual behavior,” and Amazing Grace Community Church in Franklinville, N.J., for its “lack of cooperation demonstrated … to resolve concerns regarding alleged discriminatory behavior.” Baptist Press, the news service of the Southern Baptist Convention, was the first to report on the vote.

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Media Watchdog Takes on Satan-Themed Cartoon ‘Little Demon,’ Issues Warning

Media Watchdog Takes on Satan-Themed Cartoon ‘Little Demon,’ Issues Warning

A media watchdog is taking action following the launch of FXX’s “Little Demon,” a controversial cartoon about Satan that has yielded a plethora of warnings from faith leaders and media experts.

Why the PTC Is Speaking Out

Melissa Henson, program director at the Parents Television and Media Council (PTC), a media monitoring organization devoted to protecting kids and families, told CBN’s Faithwire her organization is reaching out to the show’s sponsors to express alarm and alert them to the program’s contents.

“What we are trying to do is alert sponsors — the companies that are paying for ad time on this program — to what it is exactly that they are sponsoring,” Henson said. “We have...More



 

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Thu, September 22, 2022 12:40pm
 
Vanderbilt Faces Intense Backlash Over 'Pediatric Transgender Clinic,' Faith Leaders Speak Out

Vanderbilt Faces Intense Backlash Over 'Pediatric Transgender Clinic,' Faith Leaders Speak Out

“This page could not be found.”

Internet users are now met with that message — small black font at the center of a white screen — after Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) seemingly erased the website that once housed information about its “Pediatric Transgender Clinic,” according to an Aug. 31 archive of the site.

“The Division of Endocrinology provides care to gender variant and transgender children and adolescents,” read the beginning of the description for the clinic. “Our clinic offers a setting for your family to receive education and resources regarding medical transition.”

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Thu, September 22, 2022 1:11pm
 
5 Priests and 3 Others Kidnapped, Church Building Torched

'No One Who Fights Against God Wins': 5 Priests and 3 Others Kidnapped, Church Building Torched

Five Catholic priests, one religious sister, and two lay people have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen after the attackers reportedly set a church building on fire in western Cameroon. The church burned to the ground.

The Catholic bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province released a statement strongly condemning the attack at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nchang, Mamfe Diocese on Friday.

The bishops "strongly condemn all these attacks against the Church and her Ministers and we appeal to those who have taken priests, the Nun and Christians in NChang to release them without further delay," the statement said. "We insist on this because this act has now crossed the red line and we must say that 'Enough is...More



 

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Thu, September 22, 2022 1:29pm
 
The Darker Side of Video Games: How Extremists Use Gaming to Recruit Vulnerable Teens

The Darker Side of Video Games: How Extremists Use Gaming to Recruit Vulnerable Teens

Extremist groups are using one of the country's most popular forms of entertainment – video games, as a dangerous recruiting tool.

Among the targets are vulnerable teenagers. One research team is exposing this trend to help law enforcement and parents become more aware of the danger. Gaming has become so popular that an estimated 216 million Americans consider themselves gamers. That's more than half the country's population. And today's games are a far cry from Pong and Pac Man, for better – and for worse.

"I'm currently looking at the darker side of games and how they're being leveraged for radicalization and the mobilization of radical networks," said Dr. Rachel Kowert, Research Director for Take This, a...More



 

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Declining Religious Belief in the U.S. Constitutes a 'National Health Concern,' Researchers Warn

Declining Religious Belief in the U.S. Constitutes a 'National Health Concern,' Researchers Warn

According to a father-daughter research team, the decline of religion in America, as highlighted in a recent Pew Research analysis, will affect not only religious organizations but a person’s health.

In 2016, Dr. Brian Grim, the president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, and his daughter, Dr. Melissa Grim, a senior research fellow and project director at the foundation, published a study detailing that religion provides about $1.2 trillion per year to the socio-economic value of the American economy.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Billy Graham 'Had Great Bible Studies Together'

Queen Elizabeth II and Billy Graham 'Had Great Bible Studies Together'

Queen Elizabeth II was a woman of deep Christian faith who loved God's Word and enjoyed having "Bible studies" with the late evangelist Billy Graham when he was in London, Graham's son Franklin Graham says.

"She was faithful and steadfast in her faith in God," Franklin Graham told ABC News Live. "… She honored the Lord Jesus Christ. And she wasn't afraid to live her faith."

Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8, roughly four and a half years after the eldest Graham died. Billy Graham wrote in his autobiography Just As I Am that he "always found" Queen Elizabeth "very interested in the Bible and its message." He recounted a story of preaching at Windsor Castle one Sunday and telling the queen he nearly had chosen a sermon about the...More



 

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Is the New Atheism Dead?

Is the New Atheism Dead?

Though it’s not always clear when a movement is over, there are many indicators that suggest this is the case of the “New Atheism,” a cultural wave that rose in the 2000s and aggressively attacked religion in the guise of scientific rationalism. Despite the name, the New Atheism wasn’t really new, at least not in the sense of presenting new arguments. Instead, leveraging the global shock of 9/11, New Atheists pushed an anti-religious mood along with a vision of a society free from the cobwebs of religion, defined by scientific inquiry, free speech, and a morality not built on God or religious traditions.

In 1996, prominent New Atheist Richard Dawkins articulated this mood in his acceptance speech for the “Humanist of the Year” Award: “I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world’s great evils,” he...More



 

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U.K. lifts ban on fracking in England despite opposition

U.K. lifts ban on fracking in England despite oppositionThousands of climate activists from Extinction Rebellion gathered in central London for a march on April 9, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Two weeks of protests were organized calling for an end to the world's reliance on fossil fuels. MIKE KEMP/GETTY

The U.K. government confirmed Thursday that it's lifting a ban on fracking in England, arguing that the move will help boost the country's energy security amid Russia's war in Ukraine. Prime Minister Liz Truss announced within days of taking office earlier this month that she would reverse a 2019 ban on hydraulic fracturing, a controversial technique used to extract oil and gas from shale rock.

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Hindu Relatives Suspected of Killing Christian in India

Hindu Relatives Suspected of Killing Christian in India

Christians in eastern India suspect a church member’s Hindu family killed him last month for refusing to renounce his faith, sources said.

In West Bengal state’s Gobindapur village, Jhargram District, Hindu relatives of Madhab Gorai had threatened to burn him to death and feared his faith jeopardized his daughter’s impending marriage, the sources said.

Church members last saw the 46-year-old Gorai on Aug. 7, when his wife and adult son disrupted the start of a church service and threatened him, said Ashish Hansda, lay leader in charge of the Church of North India (CNI) congregation in the village.

Gorai’s wife was carrying a bottle of gasoline, and his son was carrying a wooden baton, he said. In a scuffle outside the church building, Gorai’s wife and son threatened to burn him...More



 

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Houston Baptist University Changes Name to Houston Christian University

Houston Baptist University Changes Name to Houston Christian University

The President of Houston Baptist University announced Wednesday that the school has changed its name to Houston Christian University.

"Houston Christian University more accurately epitomizes our student body and reflects the faculty, staff, alumni, and community we serve," Dr. Robert B. Sloan, the school's president, said in a statement.

"We are committed to being a distinctively Christian university that welcomes all Christians to benefit from our excellent academic programs," he added. "This historic university appeals to people all across the spectrum of Christian denominational life, and this new name clarifies who we are."

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Christians are Called to Help People, Even if They Don't Believe They Need Help

Christians are Called to Help People, Even if They Don't Believe They Need Help

An Amazon driver named Kevin Rivera was finishing his route in Long Island, New York, when he saw a house on fire. Through the front door, he could see several people inside the home, including a woman and a baby. They were apparently unaware of the fire, so he courageously rushed in to help.

He got the family of seven to leave through the back door and away from the flames, then he rescued their two dogs. When they got outside and saw their burning house, they realized how dire their situation was. “They just started crying,” Rivera said later. “They just got emotional.”

To those thanking him for his bravery, Rivera replied, “To be honest, I just feel great that I did something.”

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Bishop TD Jakes Announces Faith-Based Content Streaming Soon on Amazon

'More Big, Meaningful Leaps': Bishop TD Jakes Announces Faith-Based Content Streaming Soon on Amazon

Bishop T.D. Jakes has announced that for the first-time ever his inspiring messages will be available to audiences worldwide to stream through Amazon services.

Jakes is the first faith leader to have a dedicated space on the streaming app that will make his ministry and his teachings available free-of-charge to viewers.

The T.D. Jakes FAST Channel will be available for customers in the U.S. to stream on the Freevee app and within Prime Video starting in early 2023.

The two-year deal will also make Jakes' content available in both the United Kingdom and Germany and it will allow viewers access to 300 hours of content.

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Communist China Is Reportedly Rewriting the Bible and Calling Jesus a 'Sinner.' But That's Not All...

Communist China Is Reportedly Rewriting the Bible and Calling Jesus a 'Sinner.' But That's Not All...
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The Chinese Communist Party, China’s ruling regime, has been on a mission to rewrite the Bible through a communist lens. This quest has reportedly resulted in shocking distortions of Scripture and Gospel truth.

Todd Nettleton, the spokesman for The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), a persecution watchdog serving Christians across the globe, told Faithwire about the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to reimagine the Bible.

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Hundreds of Christians March for the Persecuted Church in Washington D.C.

Hundreds of Christians March for the Persecuted Church in Washington D.C.

Hundreds of Christians marched on Washington D.C. this weekend to raise awareness for the persecuted church worldwide.

The third-annual March for the Martyrs was held at the National Mall on Saturday and featured live worship and messages from religious leaders. The event also included a 1.2-mile march that started at the National Mall and ended at the Museum of the Bible, where an evening prayer event was held.

As reported by The Christian Post, For the Martyrs Founder Gia Chacon, Chaldean Catholic Priest Fr. Simon Esshaki and evangelists Jacob Coyne and Shane Winnings all delivered speeches about how Christians globally are willing to die for their faith.

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Governor Acknowledges 'God's Sovereignty,' Signs 'Day of Prayer' Proclamation

Governor Acknowledges 'God's Sovereignty,' Signs 'Day of Prayer' Proclamation

Tennessee's governor has signed a proclamation declaring Friday, September 30, a "day of prayer, humility, and fasting." He added that the state needs "God's guidance" for the future.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican who is in his first term, signed the proclamation last Friday and posted a picture of the document on his social media account, tweeting that he and his wife Maria "invite Tennesseans to join us in this tradition to thank God for his many blessings, seek His wisdom in all circumstances, and ask for His continued grace & favor in the days ahead."

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Dozens of FBI Agents Raid Home of, Arrest Pro-Life Activist

Dozens of FBI Agents Raid Home of, Arrest Pro-Life Activist

The FBI raided the home of pro-life Christian activist Mark Houck early Friday morning and took him away in front of his family. Dozens of agents with their guns drawn were reportedly deployed to Houck's home.

According to family representative Brian Middleton, who spoke with CBN’s Faithwire, FBI agents arrived at Houck’s home in Bucks County, PA, on Friday and began pounding on the door.

Although Houck put up his hands and willingly complied, the agents reportedly had their weapons drawn while his wife and seven children watched authorities arrest him. He was later released Friday afternoon.

Houck’s wife, Ryan-Marie, told LifeSiteNews that her husband was pleading with agents because all his children were home.

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Mission Sues State, Federal Agencies for Telling Ministry to Hire a Non-Christian to Teach About Jesus

WY Mission Sues State, Federal Agencies for Telling Ministry to Hire a Non-Christian to Teach About Jesus
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The Wyoming Rescue Mission filed a federal lawsuit last week against state and federal agencies for threatening to punish the Christian nonprofit for hiring employees who share the ministry's religious beliefs.

The mission, a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit religious organization, has welcomed anyone from the community in need of refuge, recovery, and rehabilitation for the last 44 years, according to its website.

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Christians Are ‘Significantly’ More Likely than Non-Christians to Learn Generosity: Barna

Christians Are ‘Significantly’ More Likely than Non-Christians to Learn Generosity: Barna

Christians who regularly attend church are more likely than non-Christians to say they were taught generosity and also more likely to say they have experienced generosity in their own lives, according to a new Barna survey.

The poll of 2,016 U.S. adults found that 79 percent of “practicing” Christians say they were taught generosity by someone, while only 58 percent of non-Christians answered that way. Barna defines “practicing Christians” as believers who attend a religious service at least once a month and say their faith is very important in their lives. Among all U.S. adults, 65 percent say they were taught how to be generous by someone.

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God's Smuggler: Brother Andrew Who Smuggled Bibles Into Communist Countries Dies at 94

God's Smuggler: Brother Andrew Who Smuggled Bibles Into Communist Countries Dies at 94
Andrew van der Bijl also known as Brother Andrew. (Photo credit: Open Doors U.S.A.)

The man known to Christians around the world as Brother Andrew, who was responsible for smuggling Bibles into communist countries, died Tuesday. He was 94.

His Dutch name was Andrew van der Bijl, an evangelical who became the founder of Open Doors U.S.A. But on its website, the ministry described him this way:

"We often describe Brother Andrew as the founder of Open Doors. But referring to him as 'the founder' could lead people to picture him as a suit-wearing executive who delivers presentations in a boardroom. That image, however, couldn't be further from the truth. In actuality, Brother Andrew is our chief adventurer and lead risk taker....More



 

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Elderly Pro-Life Volunteer Allegedly Shot While Handing Out Pamphlets, Police Investigating

Elderly Pro-Life Volunteer Allegedly Shot While Handing Out Pamphlets, Police Investigating

Michigan police are investigating after an elderly pro-life volunteer was shot in the back shoulder while handing out pamphlets encouraging people to vote against a state measure to codify abortion.

The Sept. 20 incident outside a home in Lake Odessa, Michigan, left the 84-year-old injured, though she is reportedly recovering and in good spirits, WZZM-TV reported.

The woman, whom some outlets report is 83 years old, was going door-to-door, urging people to vote “No” on Proposal 3 when the shooting unfolded. If enacted, Proposal 3 would codify abortion into the Michigan state constitution. Voters are set to make a decision on the matter during the Nov. 8 election.

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Russian Church Leader's Sacrilegious Claim: Says Soldiers Can Cleanse Their Sins by Dying in Ukraine

Russian Church Leader's Sacrilegious Claim: Says Soldiers Can Cleanse Their Sins by Dying in Ukraine
Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. (Screenshot credit: Russian Orthodox Church via AP)

In a newly released video, Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church said that Russian soldiers who die on military duty in the war against Ukraine will be cleansed of all their sins.

Kirill, a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, spoke just days after a partial mobilization of reservists ordered by Putin to bolster Russia's forces in Ukraine.

Speaking Sunday from the Church of the Holy Right-Believing Prince Alexander Nevsky, near Peredelkino, Kirill directly addressed the Russian army recruits.

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Wed, September 28, 2022 2:30pm
 
ISIS Terrorists Murder Elderly Nun, Burn Mission and School, Behead Civilians

ISIS Terrorists Murder Elderly Nun, Burn Mission and School, Behead Civilians

An elderly Catholic nun was shot and killed earlier this month by Islamic insurgents during an attack on the Chipene mission in the Diocese of Nacala in Mozambique.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) reports Sister María de Coppi, 83, a Comboni sister who had worked in Mozambique for 59 years, was shot and died instantly in the Sept. 6 attack. A group of gunmen ransacked and burned down the mission church but also the school, the health center, the residences of the priests and of the nuns, the library, the boys' and girls' boarding houses, and the vehicles belonging to the mission.

"They destroyed everything," Bishop Alberto Vera of Nacala, told the ACN in a telephone interview. "The attackers broke open the tabernacle and...More



 

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Wed, September 28, 2022 2:40pm
 
'Arresting Catholic Protestors Like Terrorists': GOP Lawmakers Furious Over FBI Raid of Pro-Life Christian's Home

'Arresting Catholic Protestors Like Terrorists' GOP Lawmakers Furious Over FBI Raid of Pro-Life Christian's Home

Republican lawmakers are demanding "public and transparent accountability" from the FBI after more than a dozen agents with guns raided the home of a pro-life Christian activist in Pennsylvania, arresting him last weekend using "SWAT-style tactics".

As CBN's Faithwire reported, The FBI used a major show of force to arrest Mark Houck, 48, with a swarm of agents reportedly descending on his home with guns drawn as Houck's wife and children watched in horror.

The raid came despite the fact that Houck's attorney Peter Breen says they had offered back in June for Houck to turn himself in to authorities if required.

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Wed, September 28, 2022 2:53pm
 
Why We Must Trust God with Our Suffering

Why We Must Trust God with Our Suffering

As it neared the Florida coast, Hurricane Ian was so gigantic that the International Space Station could see it on the distant horizon. Hurricane Charley, a horrific 2004 storm that killed fifteen people and left more than one million people without power, could fit entirely inside Hurricane Ian’s eye. The storm stretched five hundred miles east to west, twice the width of the Florida peninsula.

After wiping out power on the entire island of Cuba, Hurricane Ian made landfall yesterday afternoon near Cayo Costa, Florida, as a Category 4 storm. Wind gusts of 140 mph were recorded in Cape Coral. Storm surges up to eighteen feet have been seen. Homes were moved, obliterated, and submerged. Streets in Naples looked like rivers; there are reports of vehicles floating out into the...More



 

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Thu, September 29, 2022 3:15pm
 
Gavin Newsom Signs 13 Abortion Bills, Including 'Infanticide' Bill, After 'Twisting the Words of Jesus Christ'

Gavin Newsom Signs 13 Abortion Bills, Including 'Infanticide' Bill, After 'Twisting the Words of Jesus Christ'

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 13 new abortion and reproductive health bills into law Tuesday strengthening California's already robust allowances for ending the life of a baby.

The raft of new abortion laws essentially codifies key parts of the governor's campaign to make California a national abortion hub, but pro-life advocates are condemning the move calling it "horrendous."

"All year we have been fighting these bills to make people understand what is coming down the pike," Greg Burt with the California Family Council (CFC) said on Facebook. "Governor News really wants to make California a sanctuary for the nation's abortions."

"It is really horrendous," he added.

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Fri, September 30, 2022 2:42pm
 
5 Ways to Pray Effectively

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“Her only way out is on a boat.” That’s what a daughter told rescuers in North Fort Myers about her mother, whose home was swamped by five feet of water. “We don’t know when the water’s going to go down. We don’t know how they’re going to leave, their cars are totaled,” she said.

This is just one of the stories emerging from Florida, which was hit by the fifth-largest hurricane ever to strike the US when Hurricane Ian came ashore Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews are working to rescue trapped residents from flooded homes; President Biden warned that there may be “substantial loss of life” in the state. About 2.6 million customers are still without power this morning.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said, “The impacts of this storm are historic, and the damage that was done has been historic.” An...More



 

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Fri, September 30, 2022 4:06pm
 
Students to Participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day on Oct. 6

Students to Participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day on Oct. 6

Students across the United States will have the chance to share their faith and celebrate religious freedom on the annual Bring Your Bible to School Day next month.

The event, scheduled to take place on October 6, is sponsored by Focus on the Family.

"It is crucial our students today understand the importance of God's Word as not only one of the most historically influential books of all time — but that it is the words of life that give us a window into the heart of our creator," Emerson Collins, Bring Your Bible to School spokesperson and project manager, said. "Perhaps now more than ever, the truth of scripture and the Gospel must be proclaimed."

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Fri, September 30, 2022 4:11pm
 
Hospital Fired Christian Employee over Her Stance on Pronouns, Trans Surgery

Hospital Fired Christian Employee over Her Stance on Pronouns, Trans Surgery: Law Firm


A Michigan healthcare system violated the religious rights of a professional with 17 years of experience when it fired her after she declined to make referrals for transgender surgery or use patients’ preferred pronouns, according to the law firm representing her.

Valerie Kloosterman was a physician assistant within the University of Michigan Health system in 2021 when she was required to undergo training that contained statements “concerning sexual orientation and gender identity that her Christian faith prohibited her from affirming,” First Liberty Institute, her law firm, said in a letter sent to University of Michigan Health.

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Exvangelicals Are Struggling with 'Rapture Anxiety,' Mental Health Experts Say

Exvangelicals Are Struggling with 'Rapture Anxiety,' Mental Health Experts Say

A growing number of former Christians are struggling with what mental health professionals have called "rapture anxiety," a condition that stems from hearing teachings on the rapture while growing up in church.

"When I was probably 8 or 9, I remember my brothers and I spending a good 30 minutes looking out into the sky," April Ajoy told CNN in a recent interview. "We took turns counting down from 10, and in that time, we were convinced Jesus would come back."

Ajoy, now 34, is part of a growing network of "exvangelicals," or Christians who have departed from traditional evangelicalism. She grew up in an evangelical church, where she was often told that the rapture was imminent. Ajoy was also told never to sin because it could be the last thing she did before Jesus...More



 

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The Satanic Temple Calls Indiana's Near-Total Abortion Ban a Violation of Religious Freedom in New Lawsuit

The Satanic Temple Calls Indiana's Near-Total Abortion Ban a Violation of Religious Freedom in New Lawsuit

The Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana last week over its near-total abortion ban, arguing that it violates religious freedom.

According to Faithwire, the new law restricts abortion but offers exceptions for cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormalities or when the mother's life or health is at risk.

W. James MacNaughton, an attorney for The Satanic Temple, argued that women should have control over their bodies during pregnancy.

"Because you own, in the property sense, your uterus, then you have the right to control its disposition as a matter of property law," MacNaughton told WISH-TV.

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Museum of the Bible Leaders Head to Greece to Return Handwritten 10th Century Gospel Manuscript

Museum of the Bible Leaders Head to Greece to Return Handwritten 10th Century Gospel Manuscript

Museum of the Bible leaders from Washington, D.C., are heading to Greece to formally return a 10th-century handwritten Gospel manuscript.

The manuscript, known as "Evangelistary Manuscript 220," was one of many artifacts and priceless pieces stolen from the Theotokos Eikosiphoinissa Monastery in Greece during World War I. Bulgarian troops allegedly took the manuscript in 1917.

According to The Christian Post, in 2011, the Museum of the Bible bought the manuscript at a Christie's auction. In 2020, the museum said they would return the manuscript, but Greece said the museum could display it until October 2021.

This week, Museum of the Bible Founder Steve Green formally returned the piece.

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Atheist Dove Into Bible to Debunk His Christian Dad’s Faith - He Uncovered Something Else Entirely

Atheist Dove Into Bible to Debunk His Christian Dad’s Faith - He Uncovered Something Else Entirely

A Canadian atheist named Scott was once on a pointed mission to debunk his father’s Christian faith, so he decided to take strategic steps to expose the purported error of his dad’s ways.

“He downloaded the [YouVersion] Bible app in an effort to refute his father who was a Christian,” YouVersion creator Bobby Gruenewald told Faithwire. “He wanted to basically say, ‘Look, I read the Bible and I’m going to show you why what you believe is wrong.'”

But something unexpected unfolded: Scott started to see the Bible in an entirely new light.

Rather than using verses to disprove his father’s faith, the man found himself drawn in by what he was reading. Before long, Scott became a...More



 

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