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People Look for Meaning at Kanye’s Easter ‘Service’

Kanye West has been holding what he calls "Sunday service." These are exclusive and private gatherings featuring gospel music. But this past Easter Sunday, he held one such service publicly at the popular music festival, Coachella. And people's reactions to this "service" can teach us a lot.
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Rachel Held Evans Needs Your Prayers, Not Your Disclaimers

Many evangelical leaders are chiming in about Rachel Held Evans' medical condition. The message is simple: She needs your prayers, not your disclaimers.
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Sri Lankan Church Leaders: ‘Why Was This Not Prevented?’

The Easter bombing attacks in Sri Lanka are raising a lot of questions. Specifically, if officials were warned of a potential terrorist threat, why didn't they take action to prevent it?
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One Pastor to Another: Downsize and Join #TheJesusChallenge

Pastor Jomo Johnson is questioning what a Christian lifestyle looks like. He has issued #TheJesusChallenge, calling Christians to embrace minimalism for a year. The first person Johnson specifically directed his challenge to was megachurch pastor, John Gray.  
Three Churches Targeted in Multiple Sri Lanka Bombings, Death Toll Rising

Three Churches Targeted in Multiple Sri Lanka Bombings, Death Toll at 290

A police spokesman has confirmed the total death toll has risen to 290 people with over 450 people injured.
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$1.9 M Raised for Burned Louisiana Churches After Notre Dame Fire

No one ever wants to experience a church fire, whether in France or Louisiana, but some good has emerged from tragedy. When influencers on Twitter encouraged followers to donate to three churches in Louisiana that were recently targeted by an arsonist, the result was a dramatic spike in donations.
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Crucifixion Illustration for Youth ‘went too far,’ Church Admits

The associate pastor at Impact City Church attempted to teach youth about Jesus' crucifixion with an interactive sermon illustration. Unfortunately, the illustration caused more harm than good.
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Every Day, Two Churches in France Are Vandalized

Church vandalism is on the rise in France. In 2018, an average of two attacks on churches per day occurred, and in February 2019, the country saw 50 such attacks.
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A Human Chain and People Praying in the Streets: The Notre Dame Fire

Parisians knelt in the street yesterday, praying and singing “Ave Maria” as hundreds of firefighters struggled to save the iconic Notre Dame cathedral. Even though the spire of Notre Dame collapsed, the main structure has been saved, in addition to many of the cathedral’s relics.
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Did Jesus Actually Rise From the Dead? Majority UK Christians Not Sure

Did Jesus physically die and rise from the dead? How literally do you have to take the story of Jesus' resurrection in order to be a Christian? The BBC conducted an eye-opening poll.
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94 Abortion Workers Respond to ‘Censored’ Unplanned Movie

Despite what Director Chuck Konzelman believes was an effort by Google and Twitter to censor the movie, hundreds of people have responded to the message of "Unplanned."
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UK Poised to Restrict Social Media “Likes” for Minors

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the U.K. has just proposed a new “code of practice for online services” aimed at protecting children’s privacy. Among other things, the code includes social media guidelines restricting "likes" and "streaks."
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Notre Dame on Fire, Spire Collapsed

Parisians were shocked tonight by the Notre Dame fire that has so far claimed the iconic cathedral's spire.

Archaeologists Share What the Upper Room Actually Looked Like

Thanks to 3D imaging, archaeologists are getting a better picture of what the upper room, the setting for the Last Supper, actually looked like.
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South Korea Says ‘No’ to 66-Year-Old Ban on Abortion

The Constitutional Court of South Korea has found a law that makes abortion a criminal offense to be unconstitutional. Support for abortion is common among childbearing South Korean women, many of whom get abortions illegally.
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You Can See a Snapshot of the Abortion Debate From This Senate Hearing

On Tuesday, April 9, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimonies from pro-life and pro-choice advocates regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, or Bill S. 160. The testimonies provide a good picture of the current perspectives on each side of the abortion debate in the U.S.
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Suspected Church Arsonist Involved in Black Metal

Black metal or Satanic music may have played a role in the burning of three historically black churches in Louisiana.
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This Year’s Final Four Was All About Redemption

This year's Final Four teams had a lot to be thankful for. Some of them were thankful not only for the opportunity to play in the NCAA finals but also for the thing that every Christian basketball player is thankful for: Redemption.
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This IG Profile Is Calling Out Pastors and Fueling Discussion

This Instagram account is only a few weeks old, but already it's caused Zoe Church pastor Chad Veach to change his account handle and is making some tithing church-goers uncomfortable.
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Suicide Related Visits to ER Double Among Youth

A new study from JAMA Pediatrics has found that the number of children under the age of 18 who visited emergency departments (ED) between 2007 and 2015 for a suicide attempt (SA) or suicidal ideation (SI) doubled during that time period.
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Thanks to Craig Gross, Christian Cannabis Is Now a Thing

Craig Gross, founder of XXXchurch.com, has made a bold move: he’s decided to start his own company selling weed, and he’s calling it Christian Cannabis.

New Podcasts

Charles Stone: What You Need to Know About Mindfulness

Pastor Charles Stone talks about the research pointing to the benefits of practicing mindfulness. Which leads to the question: Is there such a thing as Christian mindfulness?