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Mandisa, winner of this year’s Grammy for best contemporary Christian music album, explained on Facebook why she chose not to attend the event that was replete with expressions of immorality. Mandisa, honored for her “Overcomer”...

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Hundreds of thousands of people comprised an international audience to watch a debate between creationist Ken Ham and evolutionist Bill Nye, demonstrating a vibrant interest in origins in an era when many consider the topic...

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Jacob Tamme is used to intense competition. He’s taken hard hits on the football field in games and in practice during his six years in the NFL. But when his wife Allison was diagnosed with...

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Americans by the millions tuned in to “Downton Abbey” at the beginning of its fourth season, eager to enjoy the continuation of the saga of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and their household. According...

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“I would strongly encourage every pastor – indeed every staff member, teacher, ministry leader, youth worker and certainly every parent – to keep this book on their desk. It is very readable, drawing you in...

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Don Hinkle interviews Gail McWilliams, author and inspirational speaker, who shares her testimony and how she sacrificed her eyesight in order to save her baby....

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JEFFERSON CITY – Three members of Concord Baptist Church here (from left, Gerad Fox, CR Miller and Chris Rhodes) were among those that camped out in sub-freezing temperatures for 24 hours prior to the opening...

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Tim Tebow is returning to football – not as a player, but as an analyst for ESPN. The former University of Florida star and Heisman Trophy winner will make his debut...

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is considering another run for president in 2016, he said on Fox News during his latest round of defending biblical values. “When people ask me, ‘Are you open to the...

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The 2014 Academy Award nominees should be very grateful that only the technical and artistic merits of their work will be judged. Whatever positive messages may be contained in most, albeit not all, of the...

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The A&E network’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for comments regarding homosexuality constitutes an unhelpful form of close-minded censorship, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said....

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PASADENA, Calif. (Christian News Network) – Two homosexual men are set to ‘wed’ on New Year’s Day during the historic Tournament of Roses parade, as they ride a float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation....

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Donors say they plan to give more to charity this holiday season than in 2012, according to a study released by Dunham+Company. The percentage of donors who said they would give more increased from 6...

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Matt Damico/Southern Seminary LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s commitment to live and minister in full accord with Scripture provides a model for all Christians, Baptist historian Tom Nettles says as the author of...

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Hannibal – Gospel singer Lynda Randle appreciates the mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU), having benefitted from Christian schools herself. However, Randle, the keynote speaker/singer at the 72nd annual HLGU Booster Banquet Nov. 22 learned some...

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Kirsten Powers, previously an atheist, shocked her fellow liberal democrats when she revealed the powerful transformation that Christ had in her life and her new life as a devout evangelical Christian. Click here to read...

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The official trailer for the much anticipated movie Son of God; the first motion picture about the life of Jesus since the Passion of the Christ....

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Today is remembered as the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. It is interesting to note that two other important lives ended that same day with much...

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The first monument erected to honor America's Christian foundation is the National Monument to the Forefathers, and it is the original Statue of Liberty. But now it is not mentioned in humanistic revisions of American...

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ST. LOUIS (BP) — If it seems odd for a hip hop artist to do seminary coursework, the idea was even more foreign to veteran rapper Flame. The Grammy-nominated artist is now a graduate of...

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army is blaming a soldier for the content of a slide show that labeled one of the largest pro-family Christian organizations in the country a “domestic hate group” because of its...

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Ben Johnson HONOLULU, November 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although teeming crowds of thousands, perhaps the largest in the history of state politics, opposed it, the Hawaiian legislature passed a bill redefining marriage. In a signing...

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KANSAS CITY – Reaffirming traditional marriage and lamenting changes in Boy Scout membership requirements were hot topics in resolutions passed by messengers at the 2013 Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) annual meeting Oct. 30. Resolution 2, on...

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SUSAN MIRES/contributing writer KANSAS CITY – Young men creatively combined the contemporary and the traditional to share eternal truths during the annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), Oct. 28-30. Wearing a baggy brown sweater...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – English worship leader Matt Redman received top honors at the 44th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in Nashville Oct. 15, garnering the award for Songwriter of the Year and an impressive four...

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ST. LOUIS – Adopting 10 children into a family might seem daunting, but it works for Randy and Linda Koenig who live in a St. Louis suburb. Their children, adopted between 1990 and 2002, now...

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NASHVILLE — Actor John Rhys-Davies (Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) has partnered with the website BibleMesh.com as narrator of The Biblical Story, an online Bible survey course on how all of Scripture...

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Overland Park, Kan. – Singer/songwriter Guy Penrod will perform in concert at the Emmanuel Baptist Church here, Sept. 26. Penrod has just recently been nominated for two Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, one for “Hymns”...

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KANSAS CITY (BP) — I’m not sure I could take the slings and arrows Kirk Cameron has had to dodge or endure. Cameron is famous and talented but add devotion to your Christian walk and...

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ST. LOUIS – Often referred to as “Missouri’s First Family of Southern Gospel Music,” The Lesters are now an all-male trio and their latest CD, “Life In The Light,” has been just released. Tenor Justin...

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Viewers and ducks have a hard time resisting the call of the Robertson family. Duck Dynasty, the hit A&E television show, returns with season four in mid-August. But before that, Si Robertson,...

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NASHVILLE — Suffering and crises of faith were no strangers to the life and ministry of itinerate Bible teacher and author Ron Dunn. Despite Dunn’s life being marked with personal pain and loss, including his...

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ST. LOUIS (BP) — A new book by longtime St. Louis sportswriter Rob Rains explores the Christian faith of several members of the St. Louis Cardinals, including second-year manager Mike Matheny. Intentional Walk, published by...

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) – It’s amusing, it’s quirky, it’s clean and it’s wildly popular. It’s the hit reality program “Duck Dynasty” on the cable network A&E. Duck Dynasty’s fourth season premiered Aug. 14 with 11.8...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – The centrality of the doctrine of substitutionary atonement is being emphasized by Southern Baptist leaders after a state newspaper editor wrote that he does not sing certain words of a popular hymn...

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JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) – “OK, I know it’s here somewhere. I know I took it! I pulled the car over, rolled down the window, and CLICK! The beautiful field, mountains in the background and that...

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Many colleges are starting classes this week, and some conservative students have to make a decision. Say you have liberal professors and are not a career suicide bomber: You don’t want to be a classroom...

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HOLLYWOOD, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sexually explicit performances at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) have caused a parents group to demand reform of the cable industry. In the opening act, the always provocative Lady Gaga...

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The Internet is a wonderful tool for ministry, yet it is fraught with danger. To protect yourself, your equipment and your church, here are my top five cyber security musts for ministry. 1. Internet filtering. To...

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Former President Herbert Hoover, while offering remarks at a reception for his 80th birthday in West Branch, Iowa on Aug. 10, 1954, chose to emphasize the connection between the Bible and America’s founding documents. He...

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Barbara Denman/Baptist Press HOUSTON (BP) – During a year when mass shootings and suicides have stunned the nation, a resolution on “Mental Health Concerns and the Heart of God” was overwhelmingly approved by messengers to...

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BRANSON – Neil Franks, pastor, First Baptist Church, Branson, is into “The 2.” That is his rank among Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) officers right now as he serves as first vice president. That is also...

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