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6 Reasons Young Christians Abandon Church

Many parents and church leaders wonder how to most effectively cultivate durable faith in the lives of young people. A five-year project headed by the Barna Group explores the opportunities and challenges of faith development among teens and young adults within a rapidly shifting culture. The findings of the research are included in a new …

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Who killed the contemporary Christian music industry?

Derek Webb’s old band, Caedmon’s Call, was once the darling of the contemporary Christian music (CCM) industry. Their eponymous debut, released in 1996, sold over 250,000 copies, and their follow-up, 40 Acres, sold about 100,000 more. Caedmon’s Call’s live shows frequently sold out, and really broadened CCM’s demographic. You were as likely to see college …

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SEN. TED CRUZ: NEXT PRESIDENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY REIMPOSE SANCTIONS ON IRAN

While accepting the “Defender of Israel” award from the World Values Network at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala last Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% brought up relations with Iran in front of a very pro-Israel crowd. Cruz called the nuclear deal with Iran “catastrophic and disastrous,” declaring that …

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Vince Vaughn wants all American schools protected with firearms

“It’s well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.” That’s one of the statements actor Vince Vaughn makes in in a wide-ranging interview to the UK edition of GQ magazine that includes his views about the rights of Americans to carry firearms. “I support …

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To All My Backsliding Friends and Family

I grew up in Belleville, IL. It’s a fairly decent sized town right outside St. Louis.  Growing up I was raised in a pretty strict religious family. I was raised Apostolic Pentecostal.  I loved it. My parents scrapped the bottom of the barrel and sacrificed so much for me and my sisters to attend a private …

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Man Named Bacon Arrested in Fight Over Sausage

A New Jersey man whose last name is Bacon was arrested after a dispute over sausage, according to police. Thomas Bacon, 19, allegedly attacked another person at a Madison home on May 12 for eating the last piece of sausage, NJ.com reports. Read More

ISIS claims 2nd Saudi mosque attack

For the second time in as many weeks, ISIS has claimed it’s behind a deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia. The latest happened shortly after noon (5 a.m. ET) Friday outside the Imam Hussein mosque in Dammam, a coastal city about 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the Persian Gulf island nation …

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Anheuser-Busch halts beer to make water for flood victims

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — The Anheuser Busch plant in Cartersville is stopping production to help those impacted by the flooding. Instead of making beer, they are canning water. It will be given to the Red Cross, who will then take it to Texas and Oklahoma. Water runs like this normally happen three times a year in …

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‘Lolz’ And Thousands Of Other Words Added to Scrabble Dictionary

Quinzhee, an Inuit snow shelter, will get you 29 points It’s obvs that lotsa people are going to use the new words added to the Scrabble dictionary. “Obvs” and “lotsa” are both among the 6,500 new entries to the Collins Scrabble Word List, along with other slang terms like lolz, shizzle, and ridic, BBC reports. …

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WHY I CHOSE TO NO LONGER WEAR LEGGINGS

For the past several months, I have been having a conviction weighing heavy on my heart. I tried ignoring it for as long as I could until one day a conversation came up amongst myself and a few others (both men and women). The conversation was about leggings and how when women wear them it …

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5 Things We Believe about Hell That Are Not in the Bible

When was the last time you heard a sermon about hell? Can you even remember? Honestly, I can’t. What about the last time you heard someone mention hell? Now that, I remember vividly. I was involved with a huge Christmas musical at my church last year that attracts thousands of people. While in a ballet …

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Class forgoes trip to give principal money to treat cancer

The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Courtney Vashaw, principal at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, tells WMUR her school works hard teaching students compassion and caring for others, but she never thought …

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