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Lauren Daigle Fans Disappointed After Singer Wouldn’t Call Herself a ‘Christian Artist’ in Secular Interview

By Heather Clark  LOS ANGELES — Fans of CCM artist Lauren Daigle are again expressing disappointment after the popular singer would not forthrightly consider herself a Christian artist when asked about the characterization last week on a secular radio station, and did not mention Jesus, but only talked about herself throughout the interview. “s far as your music, you’re… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Chinese Provinces Demand ‘Church-Free Zones’ Near Schools

By Editor Photo Credit: Mark Forman/FreeImages.com (International Christian Concern) – According to recent documents issued in China’s northern Shanxi province and central Henan province, China is now establishing “church-free zones” near schools while asking local churches to share lists of youth members. Bitter Winter Magazine reports that a document entitled… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Planned Parenthood President: ‘Our Core Mission Is Providing, Protecting and Expanding Access to Abortion’

By Heather Clark Screenshot YouTube/Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON — In a tweet on Tuesday, new Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen acknowledged that the organization’s “core mission” is not only providing, but expanding “access to abortion and reproductive healthcare.” Wen made her remarks as she took issue with an article published by BuzzFeed with the headline “Planned… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Course in Schools

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Billy Alexander BISMARCK, N.D. — A lawmaker in North Dakota has proposed a bill that would authorize the creation of an elective Bible course in the state’s public and private high schools. Senate Bill 2136, introduced by Sen. Oley Larsen, R-Minot, would make studies in the Old or New Testament—or both—available for students, and notes that… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Faith Costs Christian in Algeria His Family, Livelihood

By Morning Star News TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A 32-year-old convert in Algeria has not seen much of his two young daughters since his wife divorced him and charged him with undermining Islam more than two years ago. Ahmed Beghal (name changed for security reasons) has legal rights to visit his daughters, ages 4 and 6, but his wife’s family keeps them away from… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Indiana Lawmaker Again Files ‘Protection of Life’ Bill to Outlaw Abortion in State

By Heather Clark INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana lawmaker has again filed a bill that would declare that life begins at conception, and would consequently outlaw abortion in the state. Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Goshen, announced on Tuesday that he had filed House Bill 1430, also known as the “Protection of Life” and the “Protection at Conception” bill, in the legislature. According… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christian Club at Pennsylvania High School Claims It Was Prohibited From Distributing Bibles During Lunch Period

By Heather Clark MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Students at a Pennsylvania high school claim that they were prohibited by their principal from distributing Bibles during their lunch period. The school district claims that the students never formally applied for permission, but attorneys for the students say that is because they were already told that distribution during the school day is not… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Cardiologist Who Conquered Cancer Cherishes ‘Power of Prayer’

By Editor ASHLAND, Ky. (Baptist Press) — A cardiologist who had a miracle recovery from a grim cancer diagnosis this summer spoke emotionally Dec. 16 from the pulpit at Rose Hill Baptist Church. After receiving a standing ovation from a packed house in Ashland, Ky., David Bush thanked a congregation who had lifted him up in prayer during a two-month stretch when doctors… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Rejects Colorado’s Effort to Dismiss Baker’s Lawsuit Over Right to Decline Cake Celebrating ‘Gender Transition’

By Heather Clark DENVER, Co. — A federal judge nominated to the bench then-President Bill Clinton has rejected efforts to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Christian baker Jack Phillips against the Colorado Civil Rights Division, which had approved a new discrimination complaint against Phillips last year after he declined to make a blue and pink cake for a celebration of a man’s “gender… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘Pastor’ Who Said He Hoped God Would ‘Finish the Job’ of Orlando Shooter Steps Down Over Prostitutes, Gambling, Drugs

By Heather Clark FORT WORTH, Texas — The leader of a professed church in Texas affiliated with Steven Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, who spoke positively of the deaths of 49 people in the 2016 Pulse homosexual nightclub massacre, has resigned after admitting to being involved with prostitutes, gambling and drugs. Donnie Romero, who led Stedfast Baptist Church… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Church Plants Arise Out of Audio Scripture Listening Groups in Mexico

By Editor Photo Credit: Audio Scripture Ministries Mexico (Mission News News) — Approximately 129 million people fill Mexico’s borders, and many of them are oral learners. This means they gain better understanding when new information is spoken rather than written down. When oral learners hear Scripture in their heart language, lives change. Joshua Harrison with… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Planned Parenthood Billboards in Iowa: ‘I Am Not Ashamed,’ ‘I Am Not Apologizing’ for Abortion

By Heather Clark Screenshot: SayAbortion.com DES MOINES, Iowa — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has announced that it has launched a billboard campaign in an effort to put faces to women who have had an abortion and aren’t sorry for it. “I had an abortion, and I am not ashamed,” “I had an abortion, and I am not apologizing for it” and “I had an abortion, and it… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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British Medical Association Advises Families to Trawl Social Media, Email to See if Relative on Life Support Prefers to Die

By Editor Photo Credit: RawPixel/Pexels (The Christian Institute) — New guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) advises searching the old online content of patients on life-support to see if they want to die. The BMA said that emails and social media posts could contain evidence that a seriously ill patient would prefer not to live with a disease or brain… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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David’s Bridal ‘Rewriting the Rules’ Ad Features Unwed Couple With Baby, Lesbian Brides

By Heather Clark CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — A new ad released by the wedding gown giant David’s Bridal centers on what the company sees as being representative of “brides today,” from a man and woman—and their baby—standing at the altar, to two lesbians dancing together at their wedding reception. “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—and we empower you… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Philadelphia Teenager Charged With Murder After Baby Found in Trash

By Heather Clark PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia teenager has been charged with murder after allegedly leaving her newborn baby for dead in the trash on New Year’s Eve. According to reports, a friend of Jani Morris, 15, told her mother what had occurred, and the woman hurried to locate the child. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that neighbor Diane Byrd saw the woman frantically… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Persecution by Poisoning: Man Tells Story of Mother’s Death After Father Angry About Conversion to Christianity

By Editor (International Christian Concern) – Ayub Maate was a Muslim before he converted to Christianity. He practiced his faith daily, even sounding the trumpet three times a day, which would call fellow Muslims to prayer. However, in 2011, his mother heard the Good News and believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. His father, who is a sheikh in Bundibugyo, was… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Pastor Responds to Claims That Papuan Korowai Tribe’s Way of Life Being ‘Wiped Out’ by Christian Missionaries

By Heather Clark A pastor and missionary who has lived among the Korowai tribe in Papua, New Guinea for 12 years has responded to claims from a Russian photographer who looked for tribal members as he hiked through the rainforest during a 15-day visit that Christian missionaries are wiping out the Korowai and their way of life. “The media has been propagating a false view of the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Four New Jordanian Christians From Muslim Backgrounds Brave Public Baptism

By Editor Jordan (Mission Network News) — Four new believers in Jordan just took an unprecedented step of faith: they were baptized. “It was just a beautiful, beautiful ceremony,” shares Samuel of Redemptive Stories. “They each got up and told their stories about how they had come to faith in Christ. We worshipped together and then had the opportunity to baptize… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘Jesus Never Told Caesar How to Run Rome’: Jerry Falwell Jr. Says Bible Not Meant for Public Policy

By Heather Clark During a recent interview with The Washington Post, Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, which hails itself as the world’s largest Christian university, said that he doesn’t believe that public policy should be based on the Bible, and agreed that the government should be “free of religious association.” “Jesus never told Caesar how to run Rome,”… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UK Actress Laments Modern Television’s Sex, Swearing and Murder in Final Interview

By Editor (The Christian Institute) — June Whitfield, who died last week aged 93, used her final interview to criticize modern television, saying there’s “too much sex and swearing.” The actress, best known for her roles in “Absolutely Fabulous” and “Terry and June,” made the comments in an interview on BBC Radio Sussex just days before her death. … “I never… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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