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Have you ever thought of your marriage in terms of strength and growth areas? Some pieces such as your personal habits or beliefs might come together more naturally, and other pieces like your orientation to finances are going to take ...

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Houston mayor withdraws pastors’ subpoenas

HOUSTON—The mayor of Houston on Wednesday (Oct. 29) that the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors have been withdrawn. The word “subpoenas” grabbed national attention after it became known that five Houston ministers were being subpoenaed for sermons and other ...

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Survey: heaven, hell & a bit of heresy

Most Americans believe in heaven, hell and a few old-fashioned heresies. Those are among the findings of a new study of American views about Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Americans also disagree about mixing religion and politics and about ...

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  • As refugee admissions drop, fewer persecuted Christians admitted to US
    The number of Christian refugees coming to the United States from the countries where Christians are most persecuted has dropped dramatically in the last two years. That comes despite the president’s pledge during his first week in office that helping persecuted Christians overseas would be a priority for his administration. According to a new analysis […]
  • ‘More Than Funny’ film blends comedy, inspiration
    A prayer Michael Jr. uttered in advance of a stand-up comedy routine changed the Christian comedian’s perception of his purpose. Comedy is not about getting laughs, he noted, but it’s about giving. The epiphany a decade ago in Los Angeles opened for Michael Jr. a world of volunteerism and ministry alongside comedy that birthed the […]
  • Indivisible movie: Would your romance survive this?
    Could your marriage or romance survive the stresses that this film portrays? Any relationship has its struggles, but military families face significant and sometimes unique tensions. Lengthy separation. Difficulty maintaining personal contact during deployment. Death and injury. Battlefield trauma and PTSD at home. It’s enough to drive a wedge between the closest of partners. Indivisible […]
  • China’s suffering widows | Overcoming an intolerable burden
    We say it all the time. Ideas have consequences, bad ideas have victims. Just look at the widows of China. Seven years ago, Mrs. Wu’s husband threw himself into a dam. He’d recently been diagnosed with liver cancer and could not afford to have it treated. He left behind a wife and two small children—and […]
  • Incoming Moody president hopes to give historic Christian school a ‘restart’
    Mark Jobe, the new president of Moody Bible Institute, is no stranger to helping old religious institutions find new life. For decades, he’s helped restart struggling congregations as pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago. Now he hopes to do the same at Moody. Last week, Jobe, 54, was announced as Moody’s 10th president. He […]
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