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While prayer services swept the nation after 9/11 in 2001, God used Billy Graham's 9/11 message at the prayer service called by President George Bush in the Washington National Cathedral.

Watch Billy Graham’s 9/11 Message From the Washington National Cathedral

While prayer services swept the nation after 9/11 in 2001, God used Billy Graham's 9/11 message at the prayer service called by President George Bush in the Washington National Cathedral.
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Jarrid Wilson, Pastor, Author and Mental Health Advocate, Dies by Suicide This Week

Jarrid Wilson, pastor and author of Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World, died by suicide on Monday September 9, 2019. He died on World Suicide Prevention Day 2019.
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‘Desperate’ Church Sees Opportunity to Be a Better Neighbor

A 181-year-old church in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, has decided to dramatically downsize due to maintenance costs and steadily declining attendance. However, the move could be just what the church needs to continue its ministry in the community. 
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Not All Africans Support the Traditional Plan, FUMC Moheto Says

“We believe our process has begun and a time is coming when all these forms of homophobic and xenophobic expression in our United Methodist church will come to an end,” Rev. Mwita says
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17 NFL Players Who LOVE Jesus (and Football)

A new NFL season is about to begin and no matter which team you root for, there are several outspoken Christian players in the NFL who you might want to follow. Here are 17 to keep an eye on.
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100+ Kansas City Churches to Offer Dave Ramsey’s Program

Pastor Randy Frazee of Westside Family Church believes a well-known program can help Christians in Kansas City learn to be more generous as a result of getting out of debt and becoming financially stable.
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Benny Hinn Doesn’t Want to Be Rebuked When He Gets to Heaven

Hinn, 67, says his change of heart about the prosperity gospel and several other teachings wasn’t prompted by his critics (including nephew Costi Hinn) but by concerns about his legacy and by reading God’s Word.
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Trevor Lawrence Is One College Student Who Goes to Church

During NewSpring Church's summer 2018 youth retreat, Trevor Lawrence rededicated his life to Jesus. He believes he was "truly saved" just before the football season that would crown Clemson the national champs.
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Venue Owner’s Actions Highlight the Need for Careful Bible Study

The owner of a Mississippi wedding venue recently refused service to an interracial couple on the basis of her “Christian beliefs.” The owner has since apologized, and the incident is a good reminder of the importance of studying the Bible without assuming we know what it teaches.
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Drew Brees Blames Misleading Headline for Bring Your Bible to School Day Criticism

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wasn't expecting the backlash he experienced after appearing in a promotional video for Focus on the Family's Bring Your Bible to School Day. He blames a misleading headline for the criticism.
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Church Offers Worship, Fellowship on Both Sides of the Wall

The Border Church is an open air, binational gathering that meets at the U.S-Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana. In addition to providing a space for worship, the church helps protect an opportunity for those who are separated to have some contact with their loved ones.
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Has Benny Hinn Repented of the Prosperity Gospel?

“I’m done with [putting a price on the Gospel]…and frankly, I don’t care what people think about me anymore," Benny Hinn told his followers on Monday. But Hinn's nephew, Costi, is only cautiously optimistic about his uncle's seeming change of heart.
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Founder of Same Sex Attraction Conversion Ministry Has Many Regrets

“I was a religious zealot that hurt people. People said they attempted suicide over me and the things I said to them. People, I know, are in therapy because of me.” McRae Game, founder of Hope for Wholeness, says.
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Asia Bibi to the World: Please Pay Attention to Those Suffering Like I Was

The Asia Bibi case caught international attention, and Bibi recently opened up about the despair she experienced while imprisoned in Pakistan. In her interview, she begged the world to remember those still suffering as she once was and also called for reforms to the country’s legal processes. 
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Churches Train Members to Protect the Flock

As mass shootings become a disturbing new normal in all types of public venues, more churches are taking steps to safeguard congregants through church security training.
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Dogs Bring God’s Love to Survivors of Odessa Tragedy

Following the Texas mass shooting that occurred over Labor Day weekend, six golden retrievers have arrived in Odessa to comfort survivors of the tragedy. The dogs are a ministry of the Lutheran church and are specifically trained to provide emotional relief to people who have experienced trauma.
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Latest Research: There’s No Such Thing As a ‘gay gene’

A recent study analyzed the genomes of almost 500,000 people for genetic factors that might indicate a person has a biological predisposition to same-sex behavior.
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Wilke: Scripture on Homosexuality ‘insignificant’ in the Grand Scheme of the Bible

After consulting with other families who were dealing with homosexuality, former UMC Bishop Richard Wilke began diving into the Scripture on homosexuality. Due to his “big-picture grasp of the Bible,” the bishop concludes “just how insignificant these few passages are.”

Bible Translator Suffers Gruesome Death in War-Torn Cameroon

Fulani herdsmen brutally killed a Bible translator in Cameroon this past weekend. The attackers also cut off his wife’s arm and killed several others in the town of Wum in the country's war-torn English-speaking region.
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The Vital Role Christians Play in the Hong Kong Protests

From the onset of the Hong Kong protests, a Christian hymn has been the rallying cry protestors have used to unify. Now, after 12 weeks of demonstrations, churches in Hong Kong are taking a more public stand in the protests.

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Pastor Greg Laurie on Suicide: Hope Has the Last Word

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship delivered a message Thursday at a special service remembering the life of Jarrid Wilson. While Laurie had a number of exhortations for his listeners, he especially emphasized the preeminence of Jesus.

New Podcasts

Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.

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