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Kirk Franklin’s Advice for Those Depressed and in a Funk

Gospel artist Kirk Franklin recently shared that he has been "in a funk," struggling with depression and anxiety due to recent losses in his life. But then his therapist gave him some advice that deeply encouraged him.

TLP Extremists Who Sparked Asia Bibi Riots Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison

Some 86 members of the extremist group TLP were sentenced to 55 years in prison for their roles inciting riots after the 2018 acquittal of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi.
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Trump: You Have the Right to Pray in Public School

President Trump has announced updated safeguards against religious discrimination, including protections for the constitutional “right to pray” in public schools. 
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Priscilla Shirer Is Home and ‘so grateful’

Popular Bible teacher and daughter of Tony Evans and the late Lois Evans, Priscilla Shirer, shared a picture on her Instagram account with one word: “Home.”
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Shy but Mighty Gospel Legend, Rev. Maceo Woods Dead at 87

A "preacher that played the organ", Rev. Maceo Woods founded Chicago's Christian Tabernacle Church in 1959. An accomplished gospel musician, the Rev. Woods is also remembered as a powerful preacher.

Carman: My Cancer Is Back, Please Pray

Veteran Christian artist Carman recently announced that his cancer, which had been in remission for six years, has returned. He requested that fans join him in praying he would be cancer-free by his birthday on January 19.
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Prayers Answered in Australia, But More Rain Needed

While the rain won’t end the drought conditions or put out all the fires, it is a welcome natural phenomenon for the firefighters and an answer to the prayers of many people.
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World Watch List 2020: China Is Greatest Threat to Global Religious Freedom

In a press conference about the newly released 2020 World Watch List, Open Doors president and CEO David Curry said he believes that China is creating a "'persecution roadmap' against religious faith."
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For the Second Time, Lauren Daigle’s ‘You Say’ Hits Platinum

The popular Christian artist’s song “You Say” has occupied the top of Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs for 69 weeks in a row, garnering it the record for the longest run on that chart.
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Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 13 Christians, Wound Three in Central Nigeria

Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria on Wednesday (Jan. 8), the same day four students were kidnapped from a Catholic seminary in Kaduna state.

Hillsong Has Raised $1 Million for Bushfire Relief to Date

Senior pastor Brian Houston says the amount raised for Australian bushfire relief doubled within about a week, raising the donation total to $1,000,000 to date.
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2020 Should Be the ‘Year of the Bible,’ Says State Senator

Oklahoma state senator Nathan Dahm has filed a resolution, which, if passed, would declare 2020 the “Year of the Bible.” According to Dahm, the resolution would be a step toward returning to the historical roots of the U.S. and would benefit the country moving forward.
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Jack Wilson Awarded Governor’s Medal of Courage

"I personally don't feel like I killed a human being. I took some evil out. That's how I'm processing this whole situation," Jack Wilson told reporters.
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Dr. Tony Evans: Here Is How to Live Well So You Can Die Well

In a memorial tribute sermon, Dr. Tony Evans reflected on the life of his wife, Lois Evans, pointing to her as an example of living and dying well while exhorting his congregation to do the same.
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Adam Wainwright: Read Through the Bible in a Year With Me

For 2020, professional athlete and outspoken Christian Adam Wainwright is inviting fans to join him on a yearlong journey through God’s Word.
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Please Pray for Priscilla Shirer

Tony Evans' daughter, Priscilla Shirer, announced she is undergoing surgery to remove a lobe of her left lung. The surgery was delayed due to her mother's illness and recent passing away.
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What Does It Really Mean to ‘Deconstruct’ from Evangelicalism?

Why people are “deconstructing” from American evangelicalism, and is it possible to deconstruct without rejecting Christianity entirely? This week, the hosts of the Gravity Leadership podcast explored this complex issue along with pastor and author Skye Jethani.
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Alzheimer’s Association Partners With AME Church to Fight Disease

Through its partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the AME Church aims to help the communities it serves learn more about the disease, its risk factors, and the many resources that are available.
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5 Films (and a Netflix Series) Christians Will Want to See in 2020

The new year has come and with it some exciting new Christian films and a Netflix series to watch. Spanning from love stories to documentaries to inspirational portrayals, these films will take you on a faith journey.
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What Should Christians Do About Sex Dreams?

What do you do when you're having sex dreams (and not about your spouse), but can’t seem to do anything to stop them? Here's what John Piper has to say.

Latest News

Should Tax Payers Pay for Christian School? SCOTUS to Decide

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Wednesday in what could be a landmark case impacting the separation of church and state.

New Podcasts

Daniel Henderson: How to Lead Your People in Prayer

“We know that prayer is one of our primary priorities in ministry," says Daniel Henderson, "but it’s hard to lead where you’ve not gone yourself.”