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Exodus movie: brother-enemies, slavery, liberation

Exodus: Gods and Kings

If you were an epic-adventure filmmaker and wanted a protagonist who could connect with over half the world’s population, Moses would be a prime candidate. He’s revered by Christians, Muslims and Jews. The first five books of the Hebrew Bible ...

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Music news | Canton Junction loses founding member

Aaron Crabb, a founding member of the acclaimed quartet Canton Junction, has left the group to focus on pastoring Restoring Hope Church. Crabb and his wife Amanda started the Hendersonville, Tennessee church earlier this year. “To everything there is a ...

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Christmas gift ideas for the whole family

Christmas albums “When Christmas Comes” — Kim Walker-Smith From cinematic, grand orchestral backdrops to plaintive folk-acoustic stylings with an occasional bluesy flair, “When Christmas Comes” showcases Walker-Smith’s soulful voice. $13. http://store.jesusculture.com/products/when-christmas-comes “Christmas Goes Gospel: ’Tis the Season” Collection — Rendezvous ...

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Christmas: The secular vs. the sacred

Can we celebrate Jesus and Santa on the same day? Is it possible to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus on the same day? There is certainly a warm, nostalgic feeling about the Christmas season. Social media fills up ...

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The stain on my shirt

Are you more likely to define yourself by what Christ has done for you or by a misstep you have made along the way? Something you might consider a life-defining failure or something others might consider an #epicfail? I tend ...

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Twin Cities’ Christmas events

Christmas

Long-time traditions and new experiences The Twin Cities’ Christmas spirit comes alive with many activities and performances. Remembering the true beauty of the season in the gift of the newborn King, these events can enhance your merriment. NOV 15-JAN 11 ...

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Bust through the obstacles to exercise

Ever find yourself experiencing a roadblock when it comes to exercise? Whether it’s mental or physical, does that roadblock seem too difficult and almost next to impossible to get around or over? The thought of exercising “sounds” great, but the ...

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7 steps to building trust with your kids

Trust is important. Trust activates love. Trust leads to respect and relational safety. Where trust fails, relationships—even those where love is high—fail too. So earning kids’ trust is perhaps the most important thing a parent can do to express love ...

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How does your life compare?

The election is behind us, which means we can look forward to nearly two years of freedom from political ads. For months, we’ve been deluged with ads claiming that our elected leaders are stupid and corrupt, followed by ads insisting ...

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  • Abortion defunding bill fails in Senate
    The effort to remove the federal government from the abortion business failed Thursday (Jan. 17) in the U.S. Senate. Senators voted, 48-47, to bring the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act to the floor for a vote on final passage. But the roll call fell far short of the 60 […]
  • A tale of two marches | The two sides of the abortion debate
    Today [Jan. 18, 2019], tens of thousands are descending on Washington, D.C., for the forty-fifth year in a row to demand an end to legal abortion. Every year since Roe v. Wade, the March for Life has served as a public witness to the whole nation of the millions killed in the womb in the name […]
  • ‘Unborn Child’ | Remembering a musical plea for life
    This month marks the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion-on-demand the law of the land. It also marks the 45th anniversary of what is arguably the most courageous act in pop culture history. In the early 1970s, the Texas-born duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts was at the peak of their popularity. […]
  • Christian women targets for persecution
    Targeted Christian persecution tailored to hurt women is trending globally, Open Doors reported in its 2019 World Watch List of 50 countries most dangerous for Christians to practice their faith. “The data proves conclusively that Christian women are the most exploited group on the face of the earth today,” Open Doors President David Curry said […]
  • Dementia and religion: ‘What if I forget about God?’
    When geropsychologist Benjamin Mast evaluates dementia clients at his University of Louisville research lab, there’s a question some people of faith ask him: “What if I forget about God?” It’s a query that reflects the struggles of people facing diseases like Alzheimer’s. Dementia is the overall term for memory loss and cognitive impairment that results […]
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