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Hillsong big winner at 45th Dove Awards

Hillsong

NASHVILLE — Hillsong UNITED, a worship band at Australia’s Hillsong Church, was the big winner at the Gospel Music Association’s 45th annual Dove Awards Oct. 7. The band was named Artist of the Year and their song “Oceans (Where Feet ...

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Are your kids responsible or spoiled?

Parents are naturally inclined to protect their children from disappointment and failure. But in modern America, it seems the inclination has become quite a problem. A team of UCLA researchers has recently concluded that American parents are far too child-centered, ...

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Reboot of ‘Left Behind’ hits theaters

Left Behind

Of all the jobs in the world, moviemaking surely has to be one of the most challenging ones—especially when it comes to filming subjects no one has ever seen or experienced. For instance, what should a scene look like in ...

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Is the Ice Bucket Challenge going to cure ALS?

Ice Bucket Challenge

Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig is remembered today mostly for the disease that ended his career—amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In a passionate goodbye to the sport he loved, Gehrig said, “I consider myself the luckiest ...

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A living hope

Hope

One year ago, as I write this, was an extremely difficult time for me and many of my friends and family. The Minnesota State Fair had wrapped up, another Labor Day weekend enjoyed with family, and school had begun when ...

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My most difficult leadership challenge

leadership

I have great difficulty leading … me. No matter who you are, how much money you make or what your life has brought, you are a leader. Since leadership brings influence, you (and I) have responsibility to lead others in ...

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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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