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Iconic Church Stands to Lose Land in Border Barrier Construction

The iconic La Lomita chapel in Mission, Texas, could potentially lose big in the construction of a border wall in southern Texas.
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Pastor Who Was Kidnapped in Myanmar Is Now Reported Dead

A pastor in Myanmar (formerly Burma) who was missing for two weeks is now dead. Five people kidnapped Pastor Tun Nu from his home at gunpoint on January 19 for reasons that remain unclear.

The Sexual Abuse of Nuns Exists and Is Ongoing, Pope Admits

Pope Francis has publicly acknowledged another major controversy the Catholic Church has looming on its radar: the sexual abuse of nuns at the hands of priests.
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Faith-Sharing Is Wrong, Say Half of Christian Millennials

Although many Christian Millennials say they’re well-equipped to share their faith and are even “gifted” at it, almost half say it’s at least somewhat wrong to share personal religious beliefs with someone of another faith.
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Study: Unprecedented Growth Possible in Next 30 Years

A new study on church growth, decline and retention has significant application for the world of church planting.

Father: John Chau’s Death Is the Result of ‘Extreme Christianity’

Missionary John Chau was killed when he illegally attempted to make contact with an isolated tribe in the North Sentinel Islands. Chau’s father, Dr. Patrick Chau, holds the American missionary community responsible for his son's death.
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Watch Out for This ‘Food Porn’ Commercial During the Big Game

Food porn may be a trending hashtag on social media, but now it's coming to television. It seems advertisers have hit a new low making light of a serious problem.

New Research: Religion Linked to Happiness and Good Citizenship

A new report from Pew Research Center suggests that being actively involved in a religion has a positive impact on people and perhaps even society in general.
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Synagogue Shooting Survivors Seek Healing at Mother Emanuel

Survivors of the Mother Emmanuel Church shooting have a lot in common with a congregation of Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh. A group of survivors from Tree of Life Synagogue traveled to Charleston to seek lessons on forgiveness and healing from members of Mother Emmanuel.
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Robert Morris Surprises Congregation With New Campus Announcement

Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church had a surprise announcement for his congregation. The church's newest campus will be very hard to access but will likely make a huge impact.

‘Missionary’ Gets Life in Prison for Abusing Children in Cambodia

A judge has sentenced Daniel Stephen Johnson, a resident of Coos Bay, Oregon, to life in prison. Johnson, who was funded by various churches, molested children at an unlicensed orphanage he ran for several years in Cambodia.
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The Most Important Coaches on the Field at the Super Bowl

NFL players of faith often lean on "character coaches" to help them navigate the sometimes stressful world of professional football. Chaplain Kevin Nickerson of the L.A. Rams and Chaplain Jack Easterby of the New England Patriots are eager to answer the call.

Pastor Succumbs to Suicide After Struggling With Mental Health

Jim Howard, a pastor at Real Life Church in Santa Clarita, California, fatally shot himself on January 23. Howard was the Family Life pastor at the church's Valencia campus and had a history of struggling with his mental health.
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Asia Bibi Is Really Free This Time

The latest Asia Bibi news is that she is really free now. The Supreme Court in Pakistan upheld its October 2018 ruling to acquit her of blasphemy charges. Bibi is looking forward to seeing her children very soon.

Colorado Law to Ban Conversion Therapy, but Not From Clergy

The state of Colorado is poised to pass a law banning conversion therapy on minors, although the bill would not prevent religious organizations, such...
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Asia Bibi Could Either Leave Pakistan Tomorrow or Return to Death Row

The Supreme Court in Pakistan will review their decision to acquit Christian mother Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges. Depending on the decision, Bibi could either head back to death row or leave Pakistan.
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Missionary Could Face Genocide Charges in Brazil

Steve Campbell could face severe punishment for trespassing on the territory of the Hi-Merimã people in Brazil's Amazon region.
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20 Killed in Church Terrorist Attack in the Philippines

Officials suspect the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is behind Sunday's bombings targeting a church in Southern Philippines. 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded.

Bible Used to Argue For and Against Guns in VA Churches

Proponents of gun rights scored a minor victory as the Virginia Senate approved a law allowing people to carry guns into their houses of worship.
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Governments May Shut Down, but Churches Don’t

As the news on government shutdown unfolded week after week, one thing remained consistent: Churches stepped up to help federal workers and others affected by the shutdown.
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SCOTUS Ruling Approves More Exemptions to Birth Control Mandate

The SCOUTS ruling, a victory for the Trump administration and the Catholic charity Little Sisters of the Poor, weakens the ACA's so-called contraceptive mandate, which has faced years of legal challenges.

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Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."