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The Problem of Suicide: How is the Church Caring for those Impacted?
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A church without the broken is a broken church. Each year, 44,193 Americans die by suicide which, on average, amounts to 121 suicides per day. For many of us, these figures don’t feel too far off. We can picture the faces and remember the names of those in our own communities who’ve taken their own […]

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A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church
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I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms. I have always been a person of gloom. Even as a small child, I suffered bouts of depression salted with anxiety before I even knew what the words meant. From toddlerhood on, insomnia overtook me as […]

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Church Claims He is an Atheist & Questioning Belief | Kei – Maryland | Atheist Experience 21.39
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The Atheist Experience episode 21.39 for October 8, 2017, with Tracie Harris and Phil Session. Call the show on Sundays 4:00-6:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279 We welcome your comments on the open blog thread for this show. ► http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp/ YouTube comments are at present disabled in our channel, to the displeasure of some. However, each video has […]

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Atheist Forced to Go to Church & Coming Out | Caroline – Atlanta, GA | Atheist Experience 21.35
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The Atheist Experience 21.35 for September 10, 2017 with Russell Glasser and Jen Peeples. Call the show on Sundays 4:00-6:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279 We welcome your comments on the open blog thread for this show. ► http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp/ YouTube comments are at present disabled in our channel, to the displeasure of some. However, each video has a […]

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A Prayer and Confession of the Church in America During These Days
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A prayer of Daniel as a model of repentance. As I write this, I am reflecting on what took place two weeks ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. My heart breaks over the division, hatred, and strife that we face in this country over the issue of race. I freely confess that I’m no expert or wise […]

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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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Breaking the 200 Barrier: Monmouth Christian Church in Monmouth, Oregon
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Church planted by pioneers seeks to reach hipsters MCC is a church planted by pioneers from Illinois 160 years ago. Throughout those 16 decades it has been a church that has seen some major highs and painful lows. This legacy has included the season when the building was condemned, an Easter when they had an […]

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Sibling Rivalry: From Childhood to the Church
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Will they—or will we—ever stop fighting? “Stop it! Don’t touch me!” “She started it.” “No, I didn—” “Yes! You! Did!” In our Christian subculture, the words “brother” and “sister” tend to conjure up feelings of kinship, intimacy, and loyalty. This made sense to me once. But then I became a parent. My children—aged 12, 10, […]

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News: Should Your Favorite Ministry Become a ‘Church’?
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Why more parachurch groups are telling the US government they’re not like other nonprofits. Among Billy Graham’s many legacies is leading ministries to greater financial transparency. Now two major organizations led by the evangelist’s eldest son are ditching the most common way nonprofits disclose their finances. This fall, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) confirmed […]

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The State of The Church in America: When Numbers Point To A New Reality, Part 3
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Before you dismiss research as unimportant, read this. If facts are our friends, then it’s time we listen to them for the good of the Church in America. The (Formerly Christian) Nones The Nones, as we discussed earlier, are on the rise. Almost 1 in 4 Americans now claims to have no religious affiliation. That […]

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The Casserole-Toting Church Ladies Hold the Secret To Happiness
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I found unexpected heroes—and a model for faithful living—in the elderly women at my church. I don’t want to be married anymore. This refrain propelled Elizabeth Gilbert from her prone position on the bathroom floor into the wondering and wandering that became her 2006 bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love. In its pages, she travels the […]

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Trends in Church Architecture, Part 2
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Larger churches building smaller buildings with community areas are a growing trend. Following building trends isn’t necessarily a hobby of mine, but it is quite interesting. For instance, micro-housing or tiny houses have become increasingly popular, particularly among millennials, and in urban areas with a high cost of living. But what about church buildings? Are […]

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Cover Story: Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel Church
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Some visitors claim to be healed. Others claim to receive direct words from God. Is it ‘real’–or dangerous? I have seen a man dance holding a translucent scarf, the fabric billowing around his spinning form like a garment made of stars. I have prayed for strangers’ healing from high-blood pressure and unspecified neurological disorders. I […]

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Saturday is for Seminars—Moody Church Global Outreach Conference
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I’m looking forward to being at Moody Church for this great event. Moody Church Global Outreach Conference, April 17, 2016—Chicago, IL And be sure to join us at AmplifyConference.tv this summer! Coming Soon April 17, 2016The Moody Church Chicago, IL April 22, 2016AWANA National Meeting Streamwood, IL April 23-24, 2016Christ Fellowship Miami Miami, FL April […]

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How 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Spotlight' Help Me Serve a Broken Church
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Do I really want to count myself among Christians if they let injustice continue? As I left the theater after seeing Spotlight, two members of the film’s publicity team asked for my thoughts on the film. I fumbled for words and said I was heartbroken. My wife mercifully pulled me away before I broke out […]

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Faith that Amazes! | Woodlands Church
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What the world is looking for today is that which has never been seen before! Tired of religion and equally unimpressed with the religious leaders of their day, people were drawn to the message and miracles of Jesus.

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Richland Baptist Church » Testimony of Faith – Kale Stewart
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Kale Stewart was baptized this morning and shared his testimony of Christian faith at the beginning of the service. What Kale shared was greatly convicting, powerful and personal. To listen to his testimony, click HERE.

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Richland Baptist Church » Christian Testimonies – Childlike …
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Yesterday Noah was baptized during our morning worship service, and Colin was baptized during our evening service. Here are their short testimony videos that were taken several days before their baptisms.

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Faith as Defined by Jesus | New Grace Christian Church
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Faith as Defined by Jesus. November 8, 2015 admin Leave a comment · Play. Podcast: Play in new window | Download. Passage: Luke 8:19-25. An error occurred. Try watching this video on www.youtube.com, or enable JavaScript if it is …

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Faith Formation Bake Sale! | Sacred Heart of Jesus Church …
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Faith Formation Bake Sale! November 6, 2015. Stop over after the Sunday Masses this weekend and pickup some delicious baked goods sponsored by our Faith Formation Classes to benefit Catholic Charities.

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LDS Church says children of same-sex couples cannot be …
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SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is confirming new policies affecting members in same-sex relationships and their children, and the changes mean that children of same-sex couples cannot become members of the LDS Church … The LDS Church will not permit children of parents in a same-sex marriage, “natural […]

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Giving Your Personal Testimony | Calvary Baptist Church …
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When you give your testimony you want to highlight those three things: 1. Your life before becoming a Christian. 2. How you became a Christian. 3. Your life since becoming a Christian. Now a word of caution: Do not go into great detail about …

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Jesus trumps | Covenant – The Living Church
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The “quest for historical Jesus” and the Jesus-of-history/Christ- of-faith dichotomy was up and running before the turn of the twentieth century. More recently, the Jesus Seminar has opined repeatedly on this or that word or …

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Church columnist: The prayer of faith – LaGrange Daily News
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So, Jesus was telling His disciples that when they pray they were to put words together “like this,” i.e. “in this manner.” The prayer that the Lord taught to His disciples teaches the principles involved in the prayer of faith, not a …

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