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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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Compassion

  • Canadian court denies religious freedom to Christian law school
    The Supreme Court of Canada dealt a major blow to religious freedom Friday (June 15), ruling that law societies in Canada may deny accreditation to a Christian law school. The judgment comes after a long legal battle in several provinces. Trinity Western University’s law school asks students and faculty to follow its “Community Covenant” based […]
  • Iowa, Michigan Christian colleges win freedom from HHS mandate
    A federal district court issued an order Tuesday (June 12) that permanently halts enforcement of the 2011 HHS mandate against two Christian colleges: Dordt College of Iowa and Cornerstone University of Michigan. “Everyone in America, and especially Christian college communities, should be free to live, study, and work consistently with their deeply held beliefs without the […]
  • Justices deny bid from dissident Episcopal churches to keep buildings
    The Episcopal Church in South Carolina is preparing to reclaim control of more than two dozen properties worth an estimated $500 million after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal brought by a breakaway group of conservative Anglican congregations. “We are grateful for the clarity that this decision offers, and hopeful that […]
  • Anthony Bourdain, suicide, and us | A wake-up call for the church
    An epidemic of staggering and tragic proportions is sweeping the country. And Christians are not immune. This man seemed to have it all. Celebrity chef, TV travel dude, and author Anthony Bourdain circled the globe, going to exotic places, eating the world’s best foods—whether at a West African fish hut or the finest restaurants in […]
  • Justice Department announces new initiative to protect churches
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced a new initiative that focuses on protection of churches to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities — as provided by the land use provisions of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).” The “Place to Worship Initiative” is designed to increase federal intervention in behalf of religious […]
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