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TBN's Jan Crouch Found Liable for Covering Up Granddaughter's Alleged Rape
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Jury awards $2 million in damages in civil lawsuit. A California jury has found that the late Jan Crouch, the founder and popular face of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), is partly to blame for mishandling an incident when her teenage granddaughter was allegedly molested and raped at a telethon in 2006. Carra Crouch, now 24, […]

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Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
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A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team. Patty Bruininks, chair of the psychology department at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, has studied hope for years. The word is stretched on a banner across a bookcase in her office. It’s printed on a sign by her window. “Where there’s tea, […]

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Leaked Trump Rule: Any Religious Employer Can Opt Out of Contraception Coverage
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Draft broadens exemptions to controversial Obamacare mandate. But Little Sisters will still sue. The Trump administration appears to be preparing to follow through on the president’s recent promise to relieve religious employers fighting the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate. A leaked draft reveals plans for a new regulation to allow more companies and organizations […]

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ISIS Flag Flies in Asia’s Most Christian Country
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Islamist insurgence in the southern Philippines forces Christians to flee, hide, or die. The violence, instability, and Christian persecution that ISIS has brought to the Middle East is making its way to a besieged island in the Philippines. More than 100 people have been killed and hundreds more taken hostage in the span of a […]

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700 Club Interactive – May 30, 2017
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Daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, Natasha Bure addresses living in the public eye, her faith, and living an authentic life despite challenges.

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Do This in Remembrance
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Participating in the “high holy day” of American civil religion is beneficial for Christians, so long as we do so thoughtfully. This Memorial Day I’ll make what’s become an annual pilgrimage, to a place made sacred by the struggles of people like my cousin Mike. Nestled in between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. […]

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‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
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Netflix’s Madalyn Murray O’Hair biopic explores the divisive legacy of one of the country’s most influential atheists. There’s something exhilarating about “playing devil’s advocate”—you get to poke holes, and you don’t have to mend any. Perhaps that’s why most of the combatants in the “culture war” spend more time railing against alleged evils (whether it’s […]

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ICE Deports Christian Who Fled Persecution Back to Indonesia
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Man who sought asylum in New Jersey church caught up in 100-day surge in non-criminal arrests. Four years ago, eight Indonesian Christians living in a New Jersey church received some encouraging news: despite overstaying their visas for more than a decade, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would not be deporting them. This year, ICE […]

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Why Don’t the Gospel Writers Tell the Same Story?
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New Testament scholar and apologist Michael Licona’s new book argues that ancient literary devices are the answer—and that’s a good thing for Christians. Though Michael Licona became a Christian at a young age, he experienced strong doubts while working on a master’s degree in religious studies at Liberty University. That led him to explore the […]

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Indonesia’s Blasphemy Conviction Threatens Muslim Democracy. But I Still Have Hope.
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Why Christians should support the type of Muslims who support Ahok. When I learned that the Christian governor of Jakarta had been convicted and imprisoned for blasphemy, I was stunned. So were my dinner companions: four senior Indonesian political leaders—three Muslims, one Christian. We were celebrating the end of a grueling six-week tour, traveling the […]

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Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
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Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy. The turnover among Christians in the Middle East, in addition to years of stirring among reformist Arab evangelicals, has made way for female pastors to rise into leadership positions vacated by clergy who have fled amid the mass migration in the region. […]

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My Stance on Refugees and Immigration, and How They Intersect with Christianity
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I answer some frequently asked questions. I have always believed that good discussion and debate over critical issues is helpful for those willing to engage in it. In the past few months, I have written quite a bit on the refugee ban and what I believe should be the Christian response to it. I, along […]

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“Super Christians” Are Overrated
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Somewhere along the line, many Christians have come to believe that it’s not their responsibility to tell others about Christ. I think there’s a misunderstanding out there that I’d like to confront. The rationale behind this varies. Some think that it’s their pastor’s job to preach the gospel, not theirs. Others believe that proclaiming the […]

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Kendrick Lamar's Duel with Damnation
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The influential rapper’s latest record is all about our fear of being condemned. Last week, rapper Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated third major label album, DAMN. As with all his past releases, critics and fans have been buzzing about Kendrick’s lyrical deftness, musical prowess, and pointed social commentary. Increasingly, however, these conversations have also […]

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How to End Sibling Rivalry Like a Christian
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No teasing, no favorites, and hours and hours of time with one other. Sibling friendship is a countercultural notion. TV shows, movies, and books rarely portray siblings as allies. Sibling rivalry has been elevated from an occasional challenge to the cultural norm. Under this norm, parents function as referees and judges—breaking up fights, assigning blame, […]

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Blasphemy Blocks Re-Election of Indonesia’s Only Christian Governor
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But after losing Jakarta race, Ahok finds some favor in court. The blasphemy charges that cost Indonesia’s top Christian politician his re-election race won’t send him to jail. Just a day after Basuki Purnama—popularly known as Ahok—conceded the runoff for governor of Jakarta, prosecutors recommended a light sentence of two years probation instead of the […]

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'Bible Answer Man' Converts to Orthodoxy
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CRI’s Hank Hanegraaff joined the Greek Orthodox Church on Palm Sunday. Last Sunday, 67-year-old Hank Hanegraaff and his wife entered into Orthodox Christianity at St. Niktarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The former Protestant is well known among evangelicals as the Bible Answer Man. Since 1989, Hanegraaff has been answering questions on Christianity, […]

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ISIS Church Bombings Kill Dozens at Palm Sunday Services in Egypt
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Attacks disrupt start of Holy Week at Nile Delta church and Alexandria cathedral where Coptic pope was celebrating Mass. ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks at two Coptic Orthodox churches in Egypt’s Nile Delta that killed dozens of worshipers and injured about 100 more during Palm Sunday services. Reuters reports more details on the bombing […]

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700 Club Interactive – April 4, 2017
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Jordone sought love in the wrong places. When the party life didn’t fulfill, she found her acceptance in Christ.

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Commentary: Franklin Graham’s Global Fallout, from Canada to Japan
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Vancouver pastor: How the church can model civil discourse amid controversy. When Franklin Graham came to my hometown of Vancouver last month, it caused a great deal of controversy—and I found myself caught in the middle of it. I treasure and place great personal importance on my relationship with the extended Graham family. Leighton Ford, […]

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Augustine Today: Why He’s Still Relevant
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Dr. Lee is Senior Fellow at the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies. In this edition of Theology for Life, Ed, Lynn, and Greg Lee discuss why St. Augustine is important to theology today, especially as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. What issues did Augustine face as a Bishop in North […]

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Check Your Privilege Obsession
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Instead of fighting injustice, we end up fighting each other. Years ago, I heard John Perkins speak at a Christian Community Development Association conference. He off-handedly mentioned voluntary poverty but warned with a wry smile that we can’t do much good by simply being poor. Instead, we should “go out and make a lot of […]

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700 Club Interactive – March 29, 2017
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On today’s 700 Club Interactive, author Erin Weidemann discusses the devastation of a cancer diagnosis and giving her life to God.

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Healing Victims of Human Trafficking: A Long, Slow Road to Transformation
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When we give our lives to the service of others, THEY will change US. If you’ve heard or know anything about human trafficking, then you’ve heard the term “modern-day slavery.” And that’s exactly what it is. There are more slaves in the world today than any other time in our history. We should be facing […]

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