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How Black and White Christians Do Discipleship Differently

Survey: African Americans value spiritual formation in community, while whites prefer the opposite.

When it comes to spiritual formation and discipleship, African American Christians are in it together.

Black believers are more likely to position their growth in Christ in the context of community and fellowship, while white Christians take a more individualized approach, according ...

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16 Scholars, Authors, and Celebs Evangelicals Lost in 2016

Remembering Thomas Oden, Peter Wagner, Cliff Barrows, Gordon Lewis, and others.
16 Scholars, Authors, and Celebs Evangelicals Lost in 2016

A collection of CT obituaries and tributes in 2016, listed in chronological order.

Antonin Scalia: Devout Christian, Worldly Judge
A faithful man lives out his faith on the bench with restraint.

Charles C. Ryrie, Theologian Whose Study Bible Shaped Dispensationalism The 90-year-old ...

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No Middle Ground: Evangelical Leaders Reject Compromise on LGBT and Religious Rights

Scores sign statement against SOGI protections.

Compromises designed to safeguard both religious freedoms and LGBT rights won’t fly among many of America’s most influential conservative Christians.

Leaders from nearly 90 evangelical seminaries, publications, ministries, and churches—as well as Catholic and ...

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‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

Islamic extremism now has a rival, according to 2017 World Watch List.
‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian
Open Doors

For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high.

But the primary cause, Islamic extremism, now has a rival: ethnic nationalism.

Thus, Asia increasingly merits concern alongside the Middle East, according to the 2017 World ...

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The Favorite Bible Verses of 88 Nations

Israel and Afghanistan favor the same verse. So do Italy and Saudi Arabia.
The Favorite Bible Verses of 88 Nations
YouVersion

Zechariah 14:9 doesn’t show up often on lists of favorite Bible verses.

“The Lord will be king over the whole earth,” it reads in the New International Version of the Bible. “On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.”

But last ...

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The World’s Most Outstanding Medical Missionary

Burundi surgeon wins $500,000 prize for service in 2016’s hungriest country.
The World’s Most Outstanding Medical Missionary
African Mission Healthcare Foundation

A missionary surgeon to one of the world’s poorest countries has won the first-ever $500,000 Gerson L’Chaim prize for outstanding Christian medical service.

Jason Fader, whose parents were also medical missionaries, is 1 of 13 surgeons serving the 10 million people ...

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Passion Students Sponsor Every Compassion Child in Four Countries

Attendees at 50,000-strong conference commit to financially support 7,000 children in developing world.
Passion Students Sponsor Every Compassion Child in Four Countries
Brooke Bennett / Passion

In the largest surge of sponsorships in Compassion International’s 65-year history, 18- to 25-year-olds at the 2017 Passion Conference last week erased the list of children waiting for sponsors in El Salvador, Indonesia, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

Then they sponsored 900 more ...

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Amazon's Alexa Delivers Your Daily Devo in Your Favorite Authors' Voices

Hear Ann Voskamp, Shauna Niequist, and others straight from your smart device.
Amazon's Alexa Delivers Your Daily Devo in Your Favorite Authors' Voices
YouVersion / YouTube

Ask Alexa, and it will be given to you.

Users can now summon the popular Amazon voice assistant for biblical inspiration, cueing audio clips from daily devotionals by top evangelical authors such as Ann Voskamp and Rick Warren.

In December, the company sold millions of its smart ...

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Beware of Making Jesus Your Password

These 75 popular Christian phrases and Bible verses are too predictable to be secure from hackers.

At first glance, “john316” looks like a reasonable password.

While it’s a couple characters short of the recommended minimum of 8 to 10, it at least mixes numbers and letters.

But “john316” is not a good choice for keeping your account safe. It’s ...

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America’s Conversation Leaders, Ranked: Pastors Fall Between Trump and Kanye

Who do people trust to discuss national problems beyond Twitter debates?
America’s Conversation Leaders, Ranked: Pastors Fall Between Trump and Kanye
Bloomberg

America’s got problems and needs to talk.

But few Americans agree on who can best lead a conversation about the nation’s woes, according to a new report from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Less than a quarter (23%) would turn to the office of the US president. About ...

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