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Montana calls porn public health crisis, becoming 13th state to pass resolution

The Montana legislature has resolved that pornography constitutes a public health crisis, becoming the latest in a handful of states that have acknowledged its harmful effects on society.

Chip and Joanna Gaines make the 'Time 100': 3 ways the church can change the world

Joanna and Chip Gaines made the Time 100 this year. Any time followers of Jesus make the news because of their cultural relevance, the kingdom advances and God is glorified.

Should Protestants share a stage with Catholics at worship events?

I love Roman Catholics and I believe that there are many Christians within their ranks, but, because of major theological issues, I don't believe that we can share the stage at worship events.

A Christian ministry wants me to rebuke Ben Shapiro for blasphemy

According to this ministry, it is the duty of Christians to rebuke Jews for not believing in Jesus. What an effective way to win our Jewish friends to Him!

Over half of Protestant churchgoers failed to share the Gospel in the last 6 months: LifeWay

More than fifty percent of Protestant church attendees have admitted to not engaging in evangelism in the past half a year, according to a recently released report by LifeWay Research.

Nepal arrests 4 Christians over 'false' conversion allegation; US citizen deported

Four Christians have been arrested in Nepal, including a United States citizen, months after a controversial law criminalizing religious conversion went into effect in the Asian nation.

Half of Americans want religion to play a more important role in the US

More people globally -- including a majority in the United States -- say that they desire to see religion play a more important role in their country, new polling data from the Pew Research Center shows.

Another Christian band loses tour bus in a fire, Citizens Way pleads for help to continue ministry

Christian band Citizen Way's is in need of help after a fire destroyed their Generosity Rocks sponsored tour bus while at a recent tour stop in Michigan.

How a secular Jew proved Christians ended slavery

In the debate over social justice and reparations, many claims are being made about slavery. Christians are now debating about how complicit earlier Christians were in slavery.

Our atheist presidents?

Atheists are doing their best to remove God from our nation's future, and have even rewritten history to try to erase Him from our past. They maintain that to date the United States has actually had four presidents who were atheists.

Teen suicide and God's call

Teen suicides are reaching epidemic proportions in our nation. Far too little is still being done to make the difference needed in a country full of deeply hurting teenagers.

Sri Lanka bombing now 'single deadliest' ISIS attack; Easter called a 'blasphemous holiday'

Sunday's Easter bombings in Sri Lanka now appear to be the single deadliest one-day attack ever claimed by the Islamic State (also known as IS, ISIL or ISIS) after the death toll was raised to 359 on Wednesday.

House can reject atheist's request to deliver secular morning invocation, appeals court rules

The U.S. House of Representatives and House Chaplain Pat Conroy can reject an atheist's request to deliver a secular invocation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Samuel Rodriguez reveals what convicted him as a pastor while making 'Breakthrough' movie

"Breakthrough" Executive Producer Samuel Rodriguez said the story behind the film greatly convicted him as a pastor.

'Massive generational' shift changing evangelical institutions on justice issues, Gary Haugen says

A "massive generational" shift is changing how evangelical institutions address justice issues, according to International Justice Mission CEO Gary Haugen.

Liberal Christians who distort the Gospel and conservative Christians who do likewise

The current president of Union Theological Seminary, is getting some attention given that Jones enthusiastically tosses multiple cherished doctrines of Christian orthodoxy. Virgin birth? "Bizarre," she says.

The Left's bizarre, irrational hatred of MAGA

The left is committing acts of violence against conservatives merely for wearing a MAGA hat. It's gotten so bad that the left now equates MAGA with white nationalism.

Bethany Christian Services will place children in LGBT families as part of Michigan settlement

Bethany Christian Services, which was sued for refusing to work with same-sex couples, announced that it will start placing children with LGBT families as part of a settlement with the state. The agency insists, however, that its beliefs have not changed.

Bills protecting babies born alive during botched abortions vetoed in Wisconsin, North Carolina

The fight over proposed legislation to protect infants born alive during botched abortions continued this week as Democratic governors wielded their veto powers.

Wichita church helps pay off $2.2M in medical debt for 1,600 struggling families

Todd Carter, lead pastor of the multi-campus Pathway Church in Wichita, Kansas, announced Sunday that his congregation paid off some $2.2 million in medical debt for 1,600 families from across the state who had fallen on hard times.

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Today in Christian History
1956
English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in "Letters to an American Lady": 'One of the many reasons for wishing to be a better Christian is that, if one were, one's prayers for others might be more effectual.'
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Joshua 11-12; Job 26; Acts 11:1-18:
When Jabin king of Hazor heard of this, he sent word to Jobab king of Madon, to the kings of Shimron and Akshaph,and to the northern kings who were in the mountains, in the Arabah south of Kinnereth, in the western foothills and in Naphoth Dor on the west;to the Canaanites in the east and west; to the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites and Jebusites in the hill country; and to the Hivites below Hermon in the region of Mizpah.They came out…
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