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Birmingham’s Inner City Is About to Get a New Church

Alabama’s largest church plans to start an inner city church in the highest crime areas of Birmingham, the state’s largest city.
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Paige Patterson and Doing the Right Thing for the SBC, Again

Social media is abuzz with comments about the church and domestic violence. The cause is not a new incident; rather, it’s the result of an old...
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Nigerian President Under Pressure to Stop Persecution of Christians

Nigeria Christian persecution is growing following the deaths of 19 people during a Catholic mass and the destruction of dozens of homes.
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Could This Building Prove the Existence of the Biblical David?

Whether or not the biblical David ever existed was in doubt until 1993. Now, more proof of the historicity of King David has been has been uncovered in a valley east of the Hebron hills.
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What Really Happened at the Wheaton Meeting?

It’s been two weeks since the invitation-only Wheaton meeting of evangelicals, but both Christian and secular media are still running op-ed pieces about the gathering.
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Prison Reform Will Restore Hope, Dignity and Value to Inmates

Hundreds of Christian leaders are supporting prison reform legislation working its way through Congress.
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Found Beneath This Ancient Qur’an Manuscript: the Bible

Faint Coptic letters were found behind the Arabic script in an ancient Qur'an palimpsest. Experts discovered the Coptic text was from the Old Testament’s Book of Deuteronomy—part of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament.
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Artistic Reminder of Our Sacred Duty to the Poor Adds a New Location

The near life-size bronze sculpture titled "Jesus the Homeless" depicts Jesus as a homeless person sleeping on a bench. The statue has been described as a "visual translation" of the Gospel of Matthew passage in which Jesus tells his disciples, "As you did it to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me"
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California Pastors Are Worried. Here’s Why

Concern is growing among pastors and Christian counselors that California AB 2943, working its way through the state assembly, would put them at odds with the law if they hold to biblical standards of sexuality.
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First Woman to Serve on Executive Leadership Team of AG

The Assemblies of God (AG) has just elected its first woman to serve on the AG Executive Leadership Team. On Monday, April 23, 2018,...
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Housing Allowance Now in the Crosshairs of Atheists

Pastors are fighting back amidst efforts to strip them of their housing allowance tax exemption. More than 5,000 have already signed on to an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) campaign defending the exemption.
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New Allegations Surface in Bill Hybels Investigation

At a meeting last Friday night at Willow Creek Church, the board of elders told members that a new Bill Hybels investigation was about to begin amid more allegations of misconduct.
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Arizona Pastor Placed on Leave for 40-Year-Old Abuse Allegations

The allegations surfaced after multiple women told the Modesto Bee that Les Hughey—who founded Highlands Church Scottsdale—victimized them while he was working as a youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Modesto, California, in the 1970s.
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Bob Buford: Mega-Force Behind Megachurch Movement Dies at 78

In 1999, Bob Buford helped sell the family business interest in order to create philanthropic initiatives designed to serve churches.
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More Churches to Be Built in Egypt

Egypt church buildings are about to increase as the country has legalized 166 churches making it easier for Christians to build houses of worship.  
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Southwest’s Tammie Jo Shults: Hero, Pilot and Christian

Tammie Jo Shults is likely to become a household name after she managed to keep her cool and successfully land a Southwest Airlines plane...
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Remembering the Wit and Candor of Barbara Bush

Never one to hide what was on her mind, several Barbara Bush quotes will be remembered for a long time.
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush—Known for Her Faith—Dies at 92

Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush, has died at the age of 92. A...
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A New Fissure in the Evangelical Movement

About 50 prominent evangelical leaders are attending an invitation-only gathering this week at Wheaton College to discuss the future of evangelicalism—more specifically, the condition of the movement and the divide that resulted from the election of President Donald Trump.
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David Platt Asks: Why Is T4G ‘So White’?

David Platt asks a very pertinent question in his message at the T4G conference this year. “I don’t want to presume there are easy answers here,” Platt said gravely.
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Debate: Should Kids Be Excused From School to Study the Bible?

A Bible Release Time program is currently being vetted in Knox County, Tennessee. Students are excused one hour a month from their regular classes to attend a course at a neighboring church. Students' parents must sign a release form and the course takes the place of subjects like art and music.

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