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Ray Lewis Preaches Love and Faith at Hall of Fame Induction

In his 33-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, former NFL star Ray Lewis talked about the role faith has played throughout his life.
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Bill Hybels’ Successor Resigns From Willow Creek—Effective Immediately

Despite the elder board asking him to wait, Steve Carter announced today that he has resigned from Willow Creek Church, effective immediately. Carter cites a disagreement with the way the elders have handled the allegations against founding pastor Bill Hybels.
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Black Pastors Helping White House With Prison Reform

President Donald Trump has told Republican senators that he’s open to a new proposal on prison reform to include sentencing reform, giving new life to an issue that seemed hopelessly stalled on Capitol Hill.

Prosperity Theology Beliefs Are in the Church. Not Sure to What Extent

It appears LifeWay researchers felt the best way to warn Christians about the heresy of prosperity theology was by suggesting it has overtaken the church.
people who dont go to church

Here Are the Reasons People Stay Home on Sunday Morning

The people who don't go to church often give personal, not spiritual, reasons. That’s a conclusion from a new Pew Research study.
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Meet the Doctor Who Found Jesus After Asia’s Most Infamous Sex Scandal

God used pain, suffering and failure to get the attention of Hayden Kho. A chance encounter with Ravi Zacharias did the rest.
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This Is Why Bethel Church Is Turning Away Evacuees of Carr Fire

Bethel church leaders took heat on social media from people angry that the church didn’t open its doors to victims evacuated by the Redding fire. But there's more to the story.
racial diversity

Study Shows Racial Diversity Seen as a Value Reserved for Heaven—Not Earth

Every Christian who has read Revelation believes there will be racial diversity in heaven. So why do we have such a hard time working toward racial diversity here on earth?
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Here’s What Actually Happened at Revoice

The controversial Revoice conference garnered a lot of attention before it even began. Now that it's over, what actually was said at the gathering?
Baba Yetu

Judges Lose It When 145-Person Choir Sings Baba Yetu [Lord’s Prayer in Swahili]

This incredibly talented 145-person choir stunned judges with a performance of a song in Swahili. Baba Yetu means "Our Father" and has a very curious origin.
Harry Thomas

Ex-Pastor Harry Thomas Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Harry Thomas, former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford, N.J., and co-founder of the Creation Festival, plead guilty of sexual assaults and other crimes involving five minors.
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Rwanda’s Relentless Drive to Secularize Claims 8,000 Churches

Government closing Rwandan churches in an effort to make clear its aggressive secular stance.
Ann Miller

SBC Apologizes to Sexual Abuse Victim Anne Miller

After reporting her abuse to the IMB in 2007, and what appeared to be a cover-up on the part of the SBC, Anne Miller went to law enforcement. Now, David Platt is thanking Miller for "the courage she showed in approaching IMB in 2007, and the courage she is showing now.”
fake news

This Is Why Fake News Spreads Like Wildfire

A new study on fake news and its appeal on social media finds human nature is a big reason we are more interested in lies than truth.
Economic impact of religion

America’s Economy (and Social Programs): Fueled by Faith

The economic impact of religion in the United States is worth $1.2 trillion a year, making it equivalent to the 15th largest national economy in the world, according to a study out of Georgetown University.
prosperity gospel

Vatican Warns of Prosperity Gospel Spreading Like a Noxious Weed

The Vatican is warning about the perils of the prosperity gospel, the belief that true followers of God are rich, healthy and happy.
Spencer Chamberlain

They Used to Be a Christian Band. And Then Christians Failed Them

Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of Underoath sit down to discuss the problems they find with Christianity.
church discipline

Media Critical of Church That Expects Members to Attend

Last week, Cave City Baptist Church near Bowling Green, Kentucky, removed approximately 70 members from the church membership roles for not attending services. Church leaders say they were following through on church discipline.
Paula Faris

Paula Faris Leaving the View and GMA to Report on Faith

Paula Faris is leaving "The View" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" for a new position at ABC—she’ll be handling breaking news and reporting at ABC News. According to the network, she’ll also start a podcast focusing on faith and what unites people in divisive times.
religious liberty

Religious Liberty Brings World Leaders to Washington Next Week

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is hoping to move the needle in favor of religious liberty in countries around the world by helping them understand how it “fits into a democratic society, how it makes sense for each country, how it can improve economies.”
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