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Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda

Parents Forgive Man Who Tried to Kill Five-Year-Old Son in Mall of America

In statements read by the prosecutor at the sentencing of Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda on Monday, the parents of the boy thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America in April said they forgave their son's attacker.
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The New Jasmine Is a Christian and an Advocate for Compassion

You might know Naomi Scott from her role as Jasmine in Disney’s live action adaptation of the movie "Aladdin." But what you might not have realized is that Scott is an Ambassador for Compassion International and is passionate about empowering women.
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World’s Longest Illustrated Bible Unfolded at National Mall

The Wiedmann Bible is a completely illustrated Bible which stretches out to nearly a mile when unfolded. This weekend the work of art graced the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Pastors Emphasize Spiritual Battle in Virginia Beach Vigils

In the wake of the Virginia Beach shooting this past weekend, pastors are helping people process what happened. While their efforts involve encouraging congregants to love and support one another, pastors are also reminding people they are always in a spiritual battle between good and evil.
McLean Bible Church

Trump Quietly Showed Up at David Platt’s Church and Asked for Prayer This Weekend

Pastor David Platt was surprised in the middle of a Sunday service at McLean Bible Church when he learned President Trump was stopping by unannounced.
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Is Virtual Reality Church a Viable Option?

Soto proclaims that VR Church is a safe space for people to have conversations about religion and they are encouraged to ask questions.
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Former Pastor and Volunteers Help Vulnerable Women With Car Needs

A former pastor is serving single mothers, widows and wives of deployed military by repairing their vehicles and even by donating vehicles to them. When he opened God's Garage, PC Williams particularly wanted to help women avoid those who would take advantage of them.
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Nick and Tori Foles Articulate the Pain of Miscarriage

Tori Foles, the wife of NFL quarterback Nick Foles, shared a sad update on her Instagram account this week. The couple had been expecting a new baby boy but learned they had miscarried over Memorial Day weekend.
Shiloh Baptist Church

Pastor Reached in, Prayed for Van Crash Victims When He Couldn’t Free Them

The pastor of the church hosting a revival meeting heard a horrific sound when the church van from Shiloh Baptist Church was struck. Joseph Fields rushed to help, but couldn't free the victims.
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The United Methodist Church’s Reformation Has Begun

For some churches, resistance will mean violating the Book of Discipline. For others, resistance might take a more subtle form, such as displaying a banner that says “We Are a Welcoming Church” or perhaps something more blatant.  
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One of the Oldest Christian Communities Facing Extinction, Archbishop Warns

In a recent speech in London, the Rt Rev Bashar Warda pleaded with Western civil and religious leaders not to remain passive about the ongoing Iraq genocide. Warda, who is the Archbishop of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, says that Iraqi Christians are facing extinction.
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Brian Welch: Christianity Now Allows People to Be More Authentic

Recently on the podcast Matt’s Movie Reviews, Korn band member Brian Welch discussed authentic Christianity, his new documentary, and how people in the heavy metal scene are more open to spiritual things than they ever have been.
Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson Accepts Punishment for Banned Substance Use

“After my contract expired [in] March I told my doctors I was finished playing, went through a series of medical tests, and was prescribed Bio Identical Testosterone Cypionate to assist in healing my body and mind," Benjamin Watson says of his suspension.
Indiana abortion law

Justice Clarence Thomas: Abortion Is Means of Eugenics

The Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a block on the Indiana abortion law that prohibits abortion motivated by race, sex, or disability. Justice Clarence Thomas, however, has some thoughts on that.
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Unplanned Movie Is Now Effectively Banned in Canada

Moviegoers in Canada will not currently be able to see the movie Unplanned in theaters. Three of the nation’s largest distributors have rejected the film, meaning it cannot even receive a rating.
Southern Baptist

Southern Baptists at Lowest Numbers Since 1987, But Giving Is Up

The Southern Baptist Convention is at its lowest membership number since 1987. There is a silver lining, though: Those who have stayed are still tithing.
Kenneth Copeland

Kenneth Copeland: Scripture Says It’s Good to Be a ‘very wealthy man’

Kenneth Copeland does not try to hide the fact that he is a "very wealthy man" and that Scripture says that's just fine. Hear his reasoning behind owning private jets and wearing very nice clothing.
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Study: Younger Churchgoers Have Low Tolerance for Sexual Misconduct

A new study puts numbers to this statement: Younger churchgoers are less likely to tolerate sexual misconduct and more likely to leave a church because of it.
jeff king

Pastor Helps Rescue Girl: ‘God literally led us’ to Her

A pastor who helped to rescue an eight-year-old girl kidnapped in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday says that he is no hero, but that God did use him. Pastor Jeff King believes that, after several hours of searching, God led him and his friend to the hotel where the girl’s assailant was keeping her.
Archdiocese of Denver

Letter Found After Sexual Abuse Victim’s Suicide Points to Lasting Trauma

Stuart Saucke lost a battle with alcoholism, something he indicates was linked to his being abused by a priest when he was a teenager.
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Folau Now Raising Money for Battle over His Christian Beliefs

Israel Folau, the top rugby player in Australia fired for posting controversial comments on social media, has set up a GoFundMe page. On it, Folau is asking for help raising $3 million to fund legal proceedings over what he believes is a wrongful termination of his contract.

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Luis Palau: Never Forget How Grand Your Calling Is

Ministry matters, no matter how caught up we get in the daily grind. Luis Palau shares a lot of wonderful advice with us about the importance of unity and value of the local church. But one of his greatest passions is reminding pastors of the grandeur of their calling.