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Rep. Wolf calls on religious leaders to speak out on behalf of persecuted church

Will reintroduce bill to create State Dept. Special Envoy position on religious minorities By ChinaAid News Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2013) – Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), one of Congress’ most outspoken leaders on religious freedom and human rights, today called on faith leaders in the West to use their influence to speak out on behalf […]

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Staff engagement increases for 2013 Best Christian Workplaces

By Al Lopus SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Following their calling and passion, workers in Christian organizations are seeing their engagement levels improve to 51 percent of staff versus 47 percent the previous year. “These increases are substantial,” according to Al Lopus, president of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. “It’s an indication that […]

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Scourby Audio Bible Apps — Keeping people in touch with the Bible anytime/anywhere

By David Aven For users wanting to remain in touch with the King James Bible at all times, the Scourby audio Bible Apps for iOS, and Android phone and Mobile devices are just the thing. There has not been such a technological advancement since the invention of the Guttenberg press back in the 15th Century. […]

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Hurdles to established church innovation

Does the established nature of some churches hinder innovation?

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Soft Sheen property donated to historic Chicago church by Hobby Lobby

CHICAGO — Jan. 10, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Churchgoers attending Sunday worship services at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church received the good word and some good news too, as Pastor Charles Jenkins announced that the historic church is now the proud owner of a historic property — the former headquarters of the Soft Sheen beauty products […]

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How to reach university young adults who want to do church in a new way.

By Paul Seebeck Associate, Mission Communications, Presbyterian Church (USA) LOUISVILLE — Four months ago, Pastor Brent Johnston walked into the office of his recently hired youth and young adult ministry director with a Presbyterians Today magazine. “It was open to an article talking about a movement in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to create 1,001 new […]

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Vision is better than hallucination

One of the best ministry tips I might suggest at this time of year is to watch out for the pitfalls of church “resolutions.”

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God is alive and well in America, says Gallup chief

By Daniel Burke (RNS) Despite a deep drop in the number of Americans who identify with a particular faith, the country could be on the cusp of a religious renaissance, says Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of The Gallup Poll. Grounded in more than a million Gallup interviews, Newport’s new book, “God is Alive and Well,” argues […]

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Free Mass. campus given to Christian foundation

By G. Jeffrey (RNS) Christian institutions hoping to win a free campus in western Massachusetts might soon face competition from others who are willing to pay for it, according to terms of a year-end donation from the property’s billionaire owners. Last week (Dec. 28), Hobby Lobby Stores donated a 217-acre campus in Northfield, Mass., to […]

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