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Trump, Clinton, or Neither: How Evangelicals Are Expected to Vote

An early look at data on the rising question debated by Russell Moore, Robert Jeffress, and many others.
Trump, Clinton, or Neither: How Evangelicals Are Expected to Vote
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When Ted Cruz and John Kasich pulled out of the presidential race this week, they left voters one “yuge” step closer to having to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this fall.

And they left churchgoing Christians, who largely supportedCruz, without a ...

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Will Christians Read Beth Moore’s First Novel?

Stats show that Christian readers prefer nonfiction. But some are betting that’s going to change.
Will Christians Read Beth Moore’s First Novel?
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Sales of religious fiction recently took a nosedive.

But that didn’t discourage popular Bible teacher Beth Moore from writing her first work of fiction this year.

In between writing Bible studies and speaking on tour with her Living Proof Ministries, the 58-year-old author ...

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| People; Theology

Beyond Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Most Searched and Shared Psalms

Fuller Seminary video wants more reading. Here's what people already are.
Beyond Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Most Searched and Shared Psalms
Taylor Martyn / Fuller Studio

Fuller Theological Seminary wants you to read the Psalms more. And it enlisted Bono and Eugene Peterson to make the case.

According to research, many Americans already are.

“What is your earliest memory of the Psalms?” asks Fuller professor David Taylor of the U2 singer-songwriter ...

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Will Ben Carson's Bible Advice to Donald Trump Work? Here’s What Americans Think

Can more Bible reading make the presidential election more civil if Trump’s favorite verse is ‘an eye for an eye?’
Will Ben Carson's Bible Advice to Donald Trump Work? Here’s What Americans Think
Jose Luis Magana / AP

Starting Sunday, the entire Bible will be read aloud in 90 hours on Capitol Hill. Hundreds will make their way to the 27th annual reading at the US Capitol, where 100 English and foreign language versions of the Bible will be available.

Former presidential candidate Ben Carson ...

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| International; Religious Freedom

After Pastor's Wife Buried Alive, Chinese Church Wins Land Battle

Officials decide that bulldozed property does belong to Protestant house church after all.
After Pastor's Wife Buried Alive, Chinese Church Wins Land Battle
China Aid

Nearly two weeks after a Chinese pastor and his wife were buried alive defending their church from destruction, local authorities have ruled in favor of the Protestant house church’s claim to its land.

After a local business wanted to take over the property that Beitou ...

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The Major Money Problems of Church Planters vs. Other Pastors

Why your pastors can't save themselves.
The Major Money Problems of Church Planters vs. Other Pastors
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Almost one-third of American pastors (29%) have no money in personal savings.

Another third (33%) have less than $10,000 put away for retirement. And half make less than the national median household income of $51,939.

Yet most say they are satisfied with their salaries.

That’s ...

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| Research; Theology

Only One-Third of Pastors Share 'Left Behind' End Times Theology

Here's how 1,000 Protestant clergy disagree on the rapture, the Antichrist, and other points of eschatology.
Only One-Third of Pastors Share 'Left Behind' End Times Theology
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Most Protestant pastors believe Jesus will return in the future. But few agree about the details of the apocalypse.

A third of America’s Protestant pastors expect Christians to be raptured—or taken up in the sky to meet Jesus—as the end times begin. About half ...

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Christian Women Worldwide Are The Most Religious … and the Most Persecuted

Thousands of US churches urged to ‘stand with the persecuted’ this Sunday.
Christian Women Worldwide Are The Most Religious … and the Most Persecuted
Family Research Council

A survey of 192 countries has demonstrated scientifically what many have long known anecdotally to be true: Christian women are more religious than Christian men.

The lesser known fact: those women bear the brunt of persecution in the 50 countries where it is hardest to be a ...

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| International; Religious Freedom

Turkey Releases US Street Evangelist Facing Deportation

Missionary David Byle works with successful Bible correspondence course in Muslim-majority nation.
Turkey Releases US Street Evangelist Facing Deportation
David Byle / Facebook

An American missionary facing deportation from Turkey for being a “danger to public order” has been released.

“Praise God, I was released from the deportation center this afternoon, and just arrived home,” David Byle wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to ...

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| International

Accused MK Counterfeiter Asks To Be Released to YWAM

Son of Uganda missionaries allegedly smuggled $400,000 into US inside child sponsorship pamphlets.
Accused MK Counterfeiter Asks To Be Released to YWAM
US Attorney's Office

A man who allegedly headed a $2 million international counterfeiting ring has asked to be released into the care of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) while he awaits trial in Pennsylvania.

Ryan Gustafson, 28, faces seven counts of counterfeiting and money laundering. A “missionary ...

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