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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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Compassion

  • Still jailed in Turkey, Andrew Brunson gave ‘bold’ witness
    American pastor Andrew Brunson’s continued imprisonment in Turkey following a July 18 court hearing is probably an act of political maneuvering rather than Islamic persecution, two Islamic studies professors say. Resurgent conservative Islam in Turkey is, however, part of the background, the professors say, that led to Brunson’s October 2016 arrest and subsequent imprisonment over […]
  • Knesset passes a law officially making Israel a Jewish state
    In the wee hours of Thursday (July 19), Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed a nation-state law that explicitly defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” The law passed 62-55 during a heated session that revealed deep divisions within Israeli society over the religious and democratic character of what many have long called […]
  • Federal court protects religious freedom in Texas case
    A federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s order requiring the Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops of Texas to turn over their private deliberations on what they describe as doctrinal and moral issues to a chain of abortion clinics. “It is hard to imagine a better example of how far we have strayed from the […]
  • Court thwarts attempt to tax religious ministry to underprivileged children
    An Illinois court ruled Wednesday (July 18) that the state can’t tax a religious ministry to underprivileged children. The Illinois Department of Employment Security had attempted to assess unemployment compensation taxes to By the Hand Club for Kids, a ministry of The Moody Church, even though it had qualified as nontaxable since its creation in […]
  • Tim Tebow’s field of dreams | Playing ball, serving Jesus
    He’s back on the field, and as always, Christian sports star Tim Tebow knows what’s truly important. Tim Tebow is one of the most beloved—and belittled—men to fasten his chin strap on a football field. About a decade ago, Tebow helped the Florida Gators win two national championships with his vocal leadership and his rugged […]
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