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Wilkerson Preaches Kanye’s Latest ‘Service’: Here Is What Stood Out

Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr., of VOUS Church in Miami, preached a sermon this week at the latest Kanye West Sunday service. While Wilkerson’s message contained some important truths, some might be troubled by the absence of a key part of the gospel message: that Jesus saves us from our sins.
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Do You Read Your Bible Everyday? Most Churchgoers Say No

Do you make it a habit to read the Bible every day? Most churchgoers don't quite read it every day, but the majority read it at least a few times a week. Find out how your Bible reading frequency compares.
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Can You Pass Pew’s Religion Quiz? Most Americans Can’t

A new religion quiz from Pew Research indicates Americans have some catching up to do about world religions. The average score for the religious knowledge quiz was a failing grade of just 14 correct answers out of 32 questions.
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Hank Hanegraaff: God ‘Supernaturally Saved Me’ from Death

Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff is out of the hospital after a nearly 40-day stay. Hanegraaff says he almost died while he was there, but that he believes God saved him in order to give him many more years.
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Korean Cult Attempts to Proselytize in South Dakota

The World Mission Society Church of God is actively recruiting people in the United States, claiming people must come to saving faith in "God the Mother" among other alarming beliefs.
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‘Loud Krazy Love’ Reminds Us Following God Is Hard…But Still Good

In his documentary Loud Krazy Love, Brian “Head” Welch of nu metal band Korn explores the brokenness of his life, focusing on his relationship with his daughter. The film highlights the incredible mercy God has on all of us, even those who seem impossibly far from Him.
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Persecution of Early Rain Church Continues Unchecked

While Early Rain Church's pastor Wang Yi is still in detention and unable to make contact with anyone, church members who have been released report having their phones and social media profiles monitored.
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$1 Million Grant Provides Free Resources So You Can ‘Bless Your Pastor’

Want ideas for how to support your pastor? Recognizing that many church leaders “face significant financial challenges,” the new “Bless Your Pastor” campaign aims to raise awareness about those needs and assist church members in meeting them.
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Willow Creek Elders: Hybels ‘has chosen not to engage in dialogue’

In what they say will be their final Bill Hybels update, the elders of Willow Creek announced on Friday that they have tried reaching out to Hybels, urging him “to reflect on his years in ministry, repent where necessary, and seek to live out the ministry of reconciliation.”
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There Is No Perfect Formula for a Good Marriage

Joshua Harris, the author of the best seller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced he is separating from his wife and singer, Shannon Harris. The couple, married 20 years, wed following an experimental approach to relationships that Harris touted in his popular book.
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Kent Brantly to Return to Africa Amid New Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Kent Brantly was treating patients in 2014 in Liberia when he contracted ebola. After a harrowing journey to healing, Brantly and his family are heading back to Africa as a new outbreak threatens the continent.
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21 Inmates at Rikers Island Prison Trust in Jesus After Hope Event

On July 3rd, Hillsong NYC and Prison Fellowship collaborated to bring an evening of worship to 43 men in New York’s Rikers Island prison. When presented with the gospel message, at least 21 inmates came forward to dedicate their lives to Christ.
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‘Save Chick-fil-A Law’ Passed in Texas

While the bill itself doesn't name the popular fast-food chain, the newly signed 'Save Chick-fil-A law' leaves no question as to what its intention is. Governor Greg Abbott signed the Chick fil A law while surrounded by the company's food.
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Nigerian Imam Protects 262 Christians From Fulani Herdsmen

A Nigerian imam is being hailed a hero for saving the lives of some 262 Christians who were being targeted by Fulani herdsmen in...
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FL Kids to Get Help with the #1 Problem They Say Affects Them

First Lady Casey DeSantis has been instrumental in getting a new mandate passed in Florida that requires public schools to provide a minimum of five hours of mental health education for students, beginning in the sixth grade.
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This Pastor Saved a Woman’s Life by Donating His Liver

When a pastor in Illinois heard that the mom of a girl connected with his church had been diagnosed with cancer and needed a liver transplant, he made a remarkable decision. After talking with his wife, he decided to be tested to see if he could make a liver donation. 
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Prestonwood Baptist Church Ministers to Border Patrol Agents, Families

In a mission trip dubbed Operation Border Blessing, a team from Prestonwood Baptist Church delivered food, backpacks, and other items to agents and their families in El Paso, Texas.
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50 Years Ago, Man Celebrated Holy Communion on the Moon

July 20, 1969, was the date 50 years ago when mankind first landed on the moon. The date was also significant for being the first time mankind celebrated Holy Communion anywhere other than planet Earth.
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Joni Eareckson Tada Cancer Update: ‘All Clear!’

After several months battling her second bout with cancer, Joni Eareckson Tada cancer update reads "All Clear!" The author and ministry leader is cancer-free, a state she describes as "miraculous."
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Religious Advocates Implore CEOs Not to Be Complicit in Chinese ‘Holocaust’

The Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China has written a letter to companies in Silicon Valley (including Amazon, Microsoft, and a conglomerate that includes Google), imploring them not to be complicit in the severe human rights violations taking place in China.
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Churches Hit Home Run With Services in Ballparks and Stadiums as...

South Bend City Church—a 4-year-old church that draws on a number of Christian traditions for its music, messages and mantras — has been meeting at the minor league ballpark since the novel coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball into large gatherings like worship services.

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Esau McCaulley: Why Do We Treat Racism Differently Than Other Sins?

"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"