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Girls in the Same Youth Group Targeted by Sex Offender Via Bible App

Authorities recently apprehended a registered sex offender in Florida who was using the YouVersion Bible app to target teenage girls.
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Trump Admin Helps Faith-Based Adoption and Foster Care Agencies

Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies across the U.S. can breathe a little easier knowing they will no longer have to comply with an Obama-era nondiscrimination rule that was often at odds with their beliefs.
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Paula White Now Has Official Position in Trump Administration

President Trump has appointed author and controversial pastor Paula White to work in the Office of Public Liaison as the advisor over his Faith and Opportunity Initiative. The appointment gives White an official role in Trump’s inner circle, where she has been influential for some time.
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FBCN Still Wants Marcus Hayes, Despite ‘compromised’ Vote

The leadership of First Baptist Church in Naples, Florida, believes Marcus Hayes “remains the man that we believe God has called to be our next pastor” despite the fact that Hayes failed to garner enough votes from the congregation.
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Deacon With Down Syndrome Follows God’s Call

When First Baptist Church of Indiahoma, Oklahoma needed a new deacon, Pastor Scott Patton had a unique candidate volunteer for the job.
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Mother Emanuel Under Investigation for Handling of Donations

Emanuel AME Church (Mother Emanuel) in Charleston, South Carolina, is facing an investigation after suspicions arose that the church mishandled donations meant for the victims of the 2015 church shooting and their families.
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TobyMac Starts Foundation in Son’s Honor: ‘Dreams Are So Important’

Christian rapper TobyMac has started a foundation in honor of his son, Truett McKeehan, who died suddenly last week at the age of 21. The foundation will benefit children who do not have the money to pursue their love of music.
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Church Fears Racism Cost Strong Candidate the Pastorate

The leaders of First Baptist Church Naples believe “unscrupulous, divisive, and false accusations” were used by some in their congregation to sway the vote against pastoral candidate Marcus Hayes.
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ACLJ Takes Case of U.S. Pastor ‘Detained for Christian faith’

The ACLJ has taken up the cause of Pastor Bryan Nerren from Tennessee. Nerren was traveling in India for the ministry Asian Children's Education Fellowship when he was detained. The organization believes he was detained for his Christian faith.
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‘This Is the Awakening,’ Says Kanye to His Doubters

Kanye West and his gospel choir made an appearance on 'The Late Late Show' with James Corden, where Corden presented a twist on "Carpool Karaoke" and West shared how he sees God working in his life.
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Tony Evans Requests Urgent Prayer for Wife Lois Evans

Pastor Tony Evans gave an update about his wife, Lois, and her battle against cancer. Evans said chemotherapy and radiation are no longer options...
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Joe Biden Denied Communion for Being ‘outside church teaching’

“Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching,” explained Reverend Robert E. Morey, the priest who denied communion to Biden on Sunday.
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Franklin Boycotts Dove Awards, Lecrae and Others Follow

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin has announced that he will be boycotting the Dove Awards, the Gospel Music Association, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network. His decision comes after comments he made about racial conflict were edited out of two separate acceptance speeches.
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Scottish Minister Who Helped 2,000 People Escape the Nazis Memorialized in France

A plaque memorializing the efforts of Scottish minister Donald Caskie was recently unveiled in France. Caskie helped approximately 2,000 people escape from France when it was under Nazi rule in WWII.
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Skillet’s John Cooper Shares Why He Is Now Speaking Out

Skillet frontman John Cooper has said that he will likely be speaking out a lot more about topics pertaining to Christianity and the church, in part because he believes the church is afraid of offending people.
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Second Bible Translator in 2 Months Killed in Cameroon

In addition to working on an Aghem language Bible, Benjamin Tem served as a Scripture engagement facilitator and a Bible listening group promoter. He was killed last week.
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Father Wins Small Victory in Fight to Save 7-Year-Old from Gender Transition

In the highly politicized fight to 'Save James,' a judge has ruled that the boy's father and mother have an equal say in his medical treatment, thus preventing the mother from moving forward with transitioning the seven-year-old from a boy to a girl.
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Suicide Rates in Youth: An ‘enormous problem hiding in plain sight’

A new report from the CDC reveals the suicide rate in youth increased by 56 percent between 2007 and 2017. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.
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Karen Swallow Prior to Leave Liberty University After 21 Years

A beloved Liberty University professor, Karen Swallow Prior, is leaving the institution she served for 21 years to join the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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TobyMac Issues Statement About Son Truett’s Death

Christian rapper TobyMac has issued a statement about his son, Truett Foster McKeehan, and his unexpected death earlier this week. TobyMac described his son as having an "untamable grand personality and dreams to match."
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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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