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The Vicious Cycle You Need to Fear: The Lonely Use of Porn

American youth are considered to be the loneliest in the world. Some are suggesting the link between pornography and loneliness is part of the problem.
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For MS-13 and Barrio 18 Members, the Evangelical Church Offers an Approved Out

Evangelical churches in El Salvador are viewed positively by Barrio 18 and MS-13, the country's two largest gangs.
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Evangelicals Heap Praise on Kavanaugh Nomination to High Court

The evangelicals believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh fulfills the scriptural teaching that “government is justly ordered when it exercises the proper authority delegated to it by God.”
World Cup Outreach

Innovative World Cup Outreach Scores Big Despite Russian Authorities’ Detainment of Church Members

Churches and missionaries in Russia are taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunity for evangelism and outreach the World Cup has provided.
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Parents of Boy Saved In Thai Cave Rescue Thank God

One of those freed in the Thai Cave Rescue is reportedly a Compassion International sponsored child.
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David Platt: Celebrating National Freedom and Spiritual Freedom

The Sunday before Independence Day, David Platt addressed the proper role of faith and freedom at McLean Bible Church outside the nation’s capital.
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New Research: Churchgoers Stick Around for Theology, Not Music or Preachers

A new study from Lifeway Research reveals interesting insights on church retention and what makes people stay at a church.
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Australian Archbishop Sentenced for Failing to Report Child Abuse

A Catholic archbishop in Australia is the most senior Catholic globally to be convicted for failing to report child sexual abuse. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention.
John Crist

Dear Critic, It Was Just a Joke

It’s ironic that a person whose career is making people laugh would spend so much time dealing with critics.  Such is the case for John Crist, a Christian, homeschooled pastor’s kid who is also a popular comedian.
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Mom Says 7-Year-Old’s Avatar Was Sexually Assaulted on Gaming Site

This isn't the first complaint about Roblox, dubbed the “number one gaming website” for kids.
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Is a Religious Test Being Applied to One Supreme Court Contender?

Two names emerged over the weekend as the leading candidates to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court—D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Chicago Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett. But one in particular is feeling progressives' scorn—Judge Barrett.
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Megachurch Pastor Resigns Following Allegations of Sexual Abuse

An investigation supported the fact that Mark Darling, while holding a position of authority, engaged in inappropriate conduct… "Specifically, this conduct included spending time alone with women in private settings and inappropriate conversations with women of a sexual nature."
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Is It Biblical to Keep Accusations of Abuse in House?

What does it look like for a victim to “go to the church” when the church’s own leadership are participating in, or covering up, the abuse? What does the Bible have to say about this?
Nigerian Christians

What You Need to Know About the ‘Clashes’ in Nigeria

Since January, 6,000 Nigerian Christians, mostly women and children, have been killed, prompting the organizations to demand that the attacks “be stopped immediately." Many others have been injured.
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The Quiet Spiritual Revival Brewing in the US Army

Almost 1,000 soldiers in basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri have given their lives to Jesus Christ since March in what can only be described as a spiritual revival.
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U.K. Abortion Clinics Becoming No-Prayer Zones

The high court ruled that Ealing council can create a 100-meter, protest-free buffer zone around the Marie Stopes clinic. The council was the first in the country to make such a decision in an attempt to shield women from demonstrators.
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Churches Targeted in New Parking Tax

A petition opposing a new parking tax on churches and other ministries is quickly gaining signatures. As of Friday afternoon, more than 1,800 people had signed an online petition calling for its repeal.
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Two-Thirds Find No Moral Problem With Marijuana

According to Gallup, the moral acceptance of pot is now similar to gay and lesbian relations, stem cell research and having a baby outside marriage.
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Update: Church Evicted Over Sign

Church signs are becoming lightning rods for controversy. One outside Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn, Indiana, reads, "LGBTQ is a hate crime against God. Repent." The sign generated comments on social and local media from passersby who were offended by it and those who defended it.
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Online Evangelism

The number of people using social media is staggering and fraught with possibilities for online evangelism.
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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."