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Village Church Pastor Matt Chandler Reveals Minor Was Sexually Assaulted at Kids Camp

Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church in Highland Village, Texas, revealed on Sunday that police are currently investigating a sexual assault allegation involving a minor from his church. The incident reportedly occurred at a camp for kids held six years ago.

Election 2018 Polls: Will There Be a 'Blue Wave'?

What will happen when Americans go to the voting booths on Tuesday, Nov. 6? Here is what some current polling data has to say on the issue.

Texas Megachurch Says Disputed Retirement Benefits Were to Be Funded From Natural Gas Revenue

Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, revealed Monday that a disputed supplemental retirement benefits package for which former executive pastor Mel Dietz and his wife Vicki sued for millions of dollars was to be funded from natural gas revenues that could not support the plan overtime.

7 Reactions to the Kavanaugh Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme court nomination hit an 11th hour hurdle Sunday when a woman came forward and accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school.

The Conditions of Unconditional Love Part 4

Personally I experience a check down in my spirit every time I hear the phrase "unconditional love".

Carrie Underwood Opens Up About 3 Miscarriages, Praying to God in Tearful Interview

Country superstar Carrie Underwood revealed that she was afraid to get angry when she had three miscarriages because of how blessed her life already is. But she confessed she still got angry.

Acting in Christian Film 'Unbroken' Taught Suffering Can Be Blessing, Hollywood Actress Says

Hollywood actress Gianna Simone says the new film "Unbroken: Path to Redemption," about World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini, personally touched her life, teaching her to beauty behind of pain and suffering.

Gospel Star Kirk Franklin Forgives Dying Biological Father Who Gave Him Up for Adoption

After losing his troubled younger sister to prison earlier this summer, gospel star Kirk Franklin revealed on Sunday that he chose to release his dying biological father, who gave him up for adoption, from another prison -- the prison of unforgiveness.

Greg Laurie Describes 'Awkward Moment' With Melania Trump During White House Dinner

California evangelist and megachurch pastor Greg Laurie shared his experience from last month's White House dinner for evangelical leaders and detailed what he considered to be an awkward moment with first lady Melania Trump.

Female Bishop Says Church Should Stop Calling God 'He'; Less Than Half of British Christians Say God Is Male

The Church of England's first female diocesan bishop is urging the church body to stop calling God "He," after a survey found that less than half of British Christians believe God is male.

California to Provide Gender Surgery, Hormone Treatment to Foster Children

California has passed a law aimed at guaranteeing access to gender surgery and hormonal treatments for foster children who identify as transgender.

'God Was in the Room' When Carrie Underwood's Smash Hit 'Something In The Water' Was Written

Three-time Grammy-Award winning writer Chris DeStefano say he believes God was in the room when he collaborated with Brett James and Carrie Underwood for her smash Christian-crossover hit "Something In The Water."

Man Allegedly Helped Wife Kill Herself by Convincing Her She Was Too Weak to Survive the Rapture

An Australian man is being accused of helping his wife commit suicide by convincing her that she was too weak to survive the Rapture, making him the beneficiary of a $1.4 million life insurance plan.

Racist Trump Voters Less Religious Than Nonracist Trump Voters, Survey Says

Trump voters with unfavorable attitudes to minority groups were less religious, while Trump voters who attended church often were less likely to demonstrate racist attitudes, according to a new report.

Hurricane Florence Tragedy: 2 Babies Among 17 Dead, 1M Lose Power, Storm 'Never Been More Dangerous'

Two babies are among the 17 people who have been killed so far by hurricane-turned-storm Florence on the U.S. East Coast, with flooding getting worse.

'We Prayed and Look at That': Pat Robertson Credits Prayer for Redirecting Hurricane Florence Away From His Ministries

Pat Robertson, longtime host of "The 700 Club," is crediting prayers for Hurricane Florence changing course and avoiding his ministry headquarters.

Parents of Christian Girl Kidnapped by Boko Haram: Nigerian Gov't Never Contacted Us

The parents of a Christian schoolgirl being held captive in Nigeria by Boko Haram said they have yet to receive any government response.

John Hagee: Old Testament Prophecies 'Like Reading the Daily Headlines'

Reading the Old Testament prophets Daniel and Ezekiel is "like reading the daily headlines," Pastor John Hagee said in a Christian Post interview about his new book, Earth's Last Empire: The Final Game of Thrones.

Here's a Useful Survey on Americans' Abortion Views

Public support for Roe v. Wade is a very poor metric for measuring support for legal abortion. Many Americans do not know that Roe made it remarkably difficult for states to place limits on late-term abortions, and many are unaware that reversing Roe would return abortion policy to the states.

Practicing the Christian Worldview

Let's look at a progression from worldview to practice. As we recognize the reality of the Christian worldview, it becomes integrative, it changes how we see reality.


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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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Today in Christian History
1924
A complete Bible translation of the Old and New Testaments was published by American Bible scholar and historian James Moffatt, 54. Moffatt's intention was to make available to the lay reader, in simple language, a current scholarly understanding of the biblical text.
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Chronicles 29; Psalm 85; John 18:38-19:16:
Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah.He did what was right in the eyes of the , just as his father David had done.In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the temple of the and repaired them.He brought in the priests and the Levites, assembled them in the square on the east sideand said:…
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