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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

  • Inside FDA’s research with aborted baby body parts
    Taxpayers have been funding government research using tissue from aborted babies for years, according to a new report, and pro-life groups are calling for the practice to halt. CNS News broke the story last week that the Food and Drug Administration signed a contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) to provide “human fetal tissue” to […]
  • Museum of the Bible returns medieval manuscript after discovering item’s theft
    One year after the Green family — owners of the craft store chain Hobby Lobby and principal sponsors of the Museum of the Bible — agreed to pay a $3 million fine for illegally importing artifacts from Iraq, the museum is returning a medieval New Testament manuscript to the University of Athens after learning the […]
  • Labor Department bolsters religious exemptions
    The government has a duty to allow contractors to be excused from federal anti-discrimination laws if they cite a religious reason for doing so, according to a new directive from the U.S. Department of Labor. The order, issued Friday (Aug. 10), is another sign of the Trump administration’s determination to accommodate religious conservatives, who have […]
  • The happy honk | The importance of good manners
    These are angry times. So what better time for Christians to display good manners, courtesy, and respect? Have you ever felt nervous or guilty about honking your car horn at somebody—even if the driver ahead of you is texting his friends, and doesn’t realize the red light has changed to green? You may be right […]
  • Case against Army chaplain called ‘anti-religious’
    A U.S. Army investigator ignored key evidence in saying a chaplain was derelict in his duties for rescheduling a marriage retreat to accommodate a lesbian couple, the chaplain’s attorney said. Army Chaplain Jerry Scott Squires refused to conduct a Strong Bonds marriage retreat because a lesbian officer planned to attend, the investigating officer identified as […]
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