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I continue my journey of learning to discover how I can use my story to bring glory to God—the one who gave it to me. All of us tell stories about ourselves. Stories define us. If you want to know ...

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Mental illness rarely addressed by churches

Protestant clergy rarely preach about mental illness to their congregations and only one-quarter of congregations have a plan in place to assist families of the mentally ill, a new survey found. The findings, in a nation where one in four ...

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Stumbling in the dark

My mornings begin in darkness. I’m up at 5:00 a.m. For some of you, you roll over and see your clock at 5:00 a.m. and think, “I have two or three more hours of sleep.” I see it and think, ...

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  • Tennessee lawmakers pass bill requiring schools to post ‘In God We Trust’
    Public schools in Tennessee soon could be required to post “In God We Trust” in a “prominent location” if the governor signs a bill that cleared the state legislature this week. “Our national motto and our founding documents are the cornerstones of freedom,” the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Rep. Susan Lynn, said in a statement. […]
  • Johnson Amendment remains intact in latest omnibus spending bill
    The part of tax law that prohibits houses of worship from engaging in explicit political activity will remain intact for now, despite concerns that Republican lawmakers would try to repeal it in the latest massive federal spending bill they released this week. The more than 60-year-old law, often referred to as the Johnson Amendment, bars […]
  • American pastor facing up to 35 years in prison in Turkey
    Imprisoned US pastor Andrew Brunson is set to stand trial before a Turkish criminal court on April 16 on espionage and terrorism-related charges that could jail him for up to 35 years. Seventeen months after the pastor’s arrest in the port city of Izmir, a formal indictment accepted by the Izmir 2nd Criminal Court has […]
  • Austin bombings unite pastors in prayer
    The spate of bombings in Austin that had everyone in the city on “high alert” may be over after suspect Mark Anthony Conditt killed himself with an explosive device Wednesday, March 21. The latest development left many Christian leaders thankful the situation didn’t become far worse, said David Smith. “Though we grieve for the families, […]
  • North Korean says Kim dynasty changed his perception of Christianity
    Every year, for the birthdays of North Korea’s Kim dynasty founder, Kim Il-sung, and his son and successor, Kim Jong-il, John Choi* would receive a large pack of sweets from his parents. So would all his primary-school peers. However, before unpacking his present, John was told to follow the ritual of bowing to the pictures […]