Month: June 2017

  • News
    millenials

    Gay marriage gains favor of younger white evangelicals

    Young white evangelicals — both Millennials and Gen-Xers — born after 1964 are among societal groups increasingly approving of same-sex marriage, according to new Pew Research Center figures. Homosexual marriage is supported by 47 percent of younger white evangelicals today,…

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  • News
    church

    Reaching the unchurched key to small church growth

    WHEATON, Ill. — Attracting and keeping people considered unchurched is rated as the top predictor of growth through new professions of faith at small churches, according to a new study encompassing 12 Christian denominations. “These churches are places of invitation,…

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  • News

    Car-care ministries a growing niche in midsize cities

    When he founded the car-care ministry at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church 15 years ago, David McCoy knew he was filling a need in his community. What he didn’t know was just how big a need that was. Car-care ministries…

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  • Perspectives

    When charity is labeled “hate”

    The culture war has a new front: philanthropic giving. That is, charity. And Christians, once again, are in the crosshairs. Even if you’ve never heard of Guidestar, trust me, philanthropists are very familiar with the organization. Guidestar’s stated mission is…

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  • Living faith

    Teen walks 300 miles, spotlights human trafficking

    ARTHUR, Illinois — Fourteen-year-old Lindsey Yoder walked 15 miles a day along the dusty back roads of southern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee in a quest to raise awareness about human trafficking. She departed from Arthur, Illinois on May 28…

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  • News
    Ten Commandments monument smashed

    Arkansas Ten Commandments monument smashed

    LITTLE ROCK — City workers have removed pieces of the newly installed Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds after a Van Buren man apparently smashed it with his car. The 6-foot-tall stone monument was installed Tuesday (June 27)…

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  • News
    Religious liberty

    Court upholds North Carolina religious liberty law

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled June 27th in favor of a North Carolina religious liberty law protecting county magistrates. The law allows the public officials to recuse themselves from performing marriage ceremonies for or issuing marriage licenses to…

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  • News

    Americans’ views on sex, religion studied

    From cohabitation and same-sex marriage to birth control and bathrooms, Americans can’t seem to agree about what is right and wrong regarding sex. Their views are often rooted in faith, according to a study released June 27. Those disputes can…

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  • News
    Compassion International

    Trump urged to address India’s religious repression

    WASHINGTON — United States senators urged President Trump to address India’s deteriorating religious freedom conditions — including its discrimination against foreign humanitarian organizations — when he met with that country’s prime minister Monday, June 26. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., and…

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  • Perspectives
    video games

    Numbed by video games | Anesthetic for the male soul?

    Are video games worthy of all the time and attention they get from young men these days? One writer thinks so. But he’s wrong. If there is a stereotype that lives up to reality these days, it’s the unemployed, disaffected,…

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