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Jesus’ Answer to Transgenderism: You Must Be Born Again

Sam Allberry contends that one of the painful things Jesus says to all of us (not just those grappling with transgenderism) is that how we have been born is not quite right.
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Church Members Lace Up Their Shoes, Raise $10K to End ‘Birthday Abortions’

A church in Jacksonville, Florida was looking for a cost-effective way to raise money for the pro-life movement. Kim Wiggins of Evangel Temple Assembly...
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Jarrid Wilson’s Widow: If I Have Peace, You Can Have Peace

At Jarrid Wilson's memorial service, his widow, Juli Wilson, shared that God has given her a deep sense of peace in the midst of her pain and confusion. She described Jarrid’s love for people and called on the church to carry on his legacy of giving hope to the hopeless. 
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Pastor to Open Coffee Shop Run by People with Special Needs

People with special needs will be the ones running McLeod’s Coffee House, fulfilling a dream of retired pastor Brewster McLeod. Through the project, McLeod hopes to serve those who run the shop and help those who patronize it to gain a new perspective.
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Governor Declares Day of Prayer and Fasting for Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee says he was inspired to declare a day of prayer and fasting for the state after "countless" people told him they are praying for him and his wife.
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It’s a Great Day to Pray: Students Unify Around Prayer, Flag Poles

Almost three decades ago, a small group of teenagers in Texas spontaneously drove to schools in their area to pray for fellow students. They formed a circle around the schools' flag poles and prayed. Today marks the 29th annual See You at the Pole prayer event.
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RELEVANT Founder Accused of Fostering Toxic Culture, Steps Down

RELEVANT Magazine's founder and CEO, Cameron Strang, is stepping away from his role at the publication in the wake of accusations from former employees that he fosters a toxic work environment.
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Trump Calls Religious Freedom an ‘eternal right’ in UN Speech

“More than 80% of the world’s population live in nations where religious freedom is threatened or banned,” President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence said during their address to the United Nations General Assembly.
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The United Methodist Church Split: 4 Proposals for the Future

Since February, talk of a United Methodist Church schism has intensified, donations have declined, and some congregations have left the denomination. What does the future hold for the UMC?
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Why Are Pastors Depressed? A Look at the Research

A full 80% admitted to being jealous of the success of other pastors. Additionally, only 40% of clergy said they had someone they considered a personal pastor, while only 16% said they had a spiritual director.
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Revenge Will Not Stop the Pain, Pastor of Murdered Man Says

A man was a victim of a fatal shooting in St Paul, Minnesota, after leaving a Bible study last Wednesday evening. His uncle, who is a pastor, has emphasized that revenge would go against the beliefs of the family and would fail to take away the pain caused by his nephew’s death.
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United Methodist Church Returns Land to Wyandotte Nation

As part of its bicentennial celebration, the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries is transferring three acres in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, back to...
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Fantasia: Let Your (Good) Man Be the Head of the House

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino-Taylor has stirred up controversy for saying that women need to let men lead in their families. The singer and her husband posted a video on Instagram where they shared their views on what godly leadership looks like and what submission is and is not.
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Can You Be Evangelical and an Environmentalist? Absolutely

A growing number of evangelical Christians are making the case for acting on climate change. Young evangelicals say you can call it being an environmentalist, or you can just call it being a responsible Christian in the 21st century.
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New Research: Happy Couples Know How to Argue Well

According to a new study, happily married and unhappily married couples all deal with challenges in the same areas of life...but it’s how they approach those issues that makes all the difference in the quality of their marriages.
Iranian Church

The Iranian Church Is the Fastest Growing in the World

"Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East."
Guttmacher Institute

Abortion Numbers at Lowest Level Since 1973

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute indicates the number of abortions obtained in the U.S. between 2014 and 2017 have dropped 7% and are continuing along a downward trajectory that started in 1980.
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Iranian Authorities Sentence Man to Prison for Selling the Bible

As attacks against Christianity in Iran continue, a bookseller from the city of Bukan has been arrested on charges of selling the Bible. He is one of many in the country being persecuted in the name of Christ, even as the gospel is spreading rapidly.
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Study: 20,000 Lives, $316 Billion Saved Annually by Faith-Based Recovery Groups

A new report shows a majority of substance abuse treatment programs include a spiritual component and that faith-based recovery groups save the U.S. economy more than $300 billion annually. September is National Recovery Month.
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Chinese Churches Forced to Replace 10 Commandments

Chinese officials have gotten the 10 Commandments removed and replaced with quotes from President Xi Jinping in just about every Three-Self church in a county of Luoyang city in Henan province. This is just another in a series of steps the government is taking to sinicize religion in the country.
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When it comes to online small groups, says Allen White, "This is a time that is wide open for experimentation, and those experiments have produced some pretty amazing things in the church this year."