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"The church meets here."

‘The church meets here’. Brazil congregation understands what the church is

One congregation in São Paulo state shows that it understands biblical teaching about the church.

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Evangelists turn to first-person stories for sharing the gospel

Lance Mosher’s first person account of his conversion adds to the positive literature of this genre as a means of sharing the gospel. Do we have a 21st-Century trend?

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Culture named word of the year at Merriam-Webster. And in the brotherhood?

The editor shares his perspective on the idea of culture as a prime tool for progressives in the church.

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Heritage reports baptisms, library growth, teaching abroad

Dr. Bill Bagents notes progress at the school, baptisms by alumni, teaching by faculty.

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Let my people go! See some other movie instead of ‘Exodus’

It’s not worth the money to see, says this reviewer. You’ll be disappointed, from several standpoints.

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Supplies, Bibles, gospel reach Philippine island after typhoon

Michael Hildreth coordinates typhoon relief funds and supplies on the eastern island of Samar.

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‘Life is more peaceful:’ Preacher and wife live out of minibus

Chris Clevenger explains the decision to live out of a mini-bus.

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Three Faulkner athletes to be charged in murder of fourth

Four students attempted a house robbery, one was shot and killed by the homeowners, other three to be charged with murder, say police.

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Tennessee church puts woman in pulpit, provokes reactions

Faithful brethren respond to a Nashville-area progressive church that recently put a woman in the pulpit.

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FHU cancels Bill Cosby for banquet appearance, confirms Ben Carson

Freed-Hardeman University replaces a controversial speaker with a conservative spokesman and potential presidential candidate.

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‘The horrible condition of mankind:’ Why missionaries ask for money

George Hall reminds us that we should be touched by the greatest need of all.

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Ruth Orr: ‘Vast numbers will spend eternity with God because of her’

Betty Choate remembers indefatigable missionary Ruth Orr.

Man tries to kill Christian wife, converts through church’s love

A man is converted after seeing the church’s love toward his Christian wife, whom he tried to kill because of her faith.

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Brazilian ‘pastor’ converts to Christ, gives up title

After his baptism he wrote, “Because of my recent decision to follow biblical principles, I wish to communicate that I relinquish the ministry of ‘pastor,’ for I do not have the qualifications to exercise such a ministry.”

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Forthright Press hosts month of daily prayers

Today kicked off a month-long joint effort to write and publish daily prayers on the Internet, called NaPraWriMo, or National Prayer Writing Month.

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Ryan Champion charged with killing parents, sister, acquaintance

Ryan had claimed a recent acquaintance started shooting after they arrived home from church.

Elvis impersonator Chuck Baril with 90-year-old Elvis East

Elvis is in the house

Elvis East celebrated her 90th birthday Oct. 28.

Joy and Lindsey Champion with their son Ryan and Emily, from Joy's Facebook profile

Breaking: Cadiz, Kentucky, elder and family killed in shooting

Elder Lindsey Champion, his wife Joy, and their daughter-in-law Emily were killed in a shooting.

Video: GBN on Houston’s crimp on morality and religious liberty

Church near Maceió. Antonio Barros sits in center in white shirt and tie.

Intruder invades evangelist’s home, attacks with knife

A Brazilian evangelist was attacked as he prepared his Sunday lesson at his dining room table.