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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


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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  • Trump inauguration Bible heads to museum
    One of the two Bibles Donald Trump used to take the oath of office is joining others used by American presidents at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. The Revised Standard Version edition Bible given to the future 45th president of the United States by his mother when he was a child is […]
  • California bill threatens Bible-based therapy
    A proposed law in California could outlaw helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender-identity confusion. If passed, the bill, introduced last month by Assemblyman Evan Low, would be the most expansive ban on therapy related to sexual orientation and gender in the country. Other bans across the country restrict the practice of licensed therapists, […]
  • ‘I Can Only Imagine’ opens big
    “I Can Only Imagine” opened third at the U.S. box office this past weekend as the Easter season heralds two more faith-based films. The saga of forgiveness and triumph based on the hit MercyMe ballad brought in $17 million from just over 1,600 locations March 16–18, based on Box Office Mojo statistics, far exceeding industry […]
  • Can the government force pregnancy centers to speak a message they disagree with?
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday (March 20) in a case with serious implications for religious rights and free speech nationwide. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates vs. Becerra, the court will decide whether pro-life advocates must refer clients to abortion clinics or face fines, penalties and possible closure. The basic question the […]
  • DC councilman apologizes for blaming winter storm on Jews
    WASHINGTON — A city councilman in the nation’s capital has apologized for propagating a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. On Sunday (March 18), D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr., a Democrat, posted a video to Facebook shortly after snow flurries began to fall in the region. The clip, which was published at […]