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How Fidel Castro's Death Will Affect Cuba's Christian Revival

It won't. And that's (mostly) a good thing.
How Fidel Castro's Death Will Affect Cuba's Christian Revival
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The remains of Fidel Castro are being displayed in Havana as part of Cuba’s nine days of official mourning for the deceased dictator. Many world leaders will not attend the funeral next week for the man who raised literacy rates but kept a rigid grasp on civil rights.

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Died: Russell Shedd, Brazil's Top Evangelical Theologian

Longtime missionary's books trained generations of pastors.
Died: Russell Shedd, Brazil's Top Evangelical Theologian
Cristianismo Hoje

Only a few Christian leaders in South America have won as much unanimity in life as Russell Phillip Shedd.

The esteemed pastor, theologian, missionary, teacher, writer, and lecturer died last weekend in São Paulo, Brazil, where he lived and served for more than 50 years. ...

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Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals

Dramatic election ends with historic victory for Donald Trump.
Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals
Mark Wilson / Getty

Exit polls suggest that “Never Trump” was never a likely outcome for white evangelical voters, who showed up to support President-elect Donald Trump at their highest margin since 2004.

Despite reservations expressed by many evangelical and Republican leaders, white ...

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LifeWay Stops Selling Jen Hatmaker Books over LGBT Beliefs

(UPDATE) Hatmaker says she doesn't need to defend her decision.
LifeWay Stops Selling Jen Hatmaker Books over LGBT Beliefs
Jen Hatmaker

Update (Oct. 31): Jen Hatmaker posted a 650-word response on her Facebook page Monday, saying she “wrestled with and through Scripture, not around it” before coming to a decision to affirm same-sex relationships, which recently led to LifeWay Christian Resources ...

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Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly

Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible editor Lawrence O. Richards reimagined Christian education for evangelicals.
Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly
Zondervan

The late Lawrence O. Richards led churches to think about Christian education beyond Sunday school with his wildly popular Bibles for kids and youth. He died earlier this month at age 85.

Richards’ kid-friendly revisions of the New International Version (NIV) include the ...

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Died: Jack Chick, Cartoonist Whose Controversial Tracts Became Cult Hits

This was his life!

Jack Chick, the cartoonist who wanted to save your soul from hell, died Sunday at age 92.

The biggest name in tract evangelism, Chick distributed more than 500 million pamphlets, nicknamed “chicklets,” over five decades. His signature black-and-white panel comics ...

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Celebs from Michael Phelps to Kim Kardashian Want a Purpose-Driven Life

The bestseller's buzz has not died down 15 years later.

One of the 40 million copies sold of The Purpose Driven Life ended up in the large, paddle-like hands of Michael Phelps.

In between winning Olympic golds, Phelps made headlines for very different reasons: repeated DUIs, parties and pot, weight gain and rehab. A couple of years ...

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Dobson Explains Why He Called Trump a ‘Baby Christian’

Offhand comments sparked debate over candidate's possible recommitment to Christ.
Dobson Explains Why He Called Trump a ‘Baby Christian’

James Dobson didn’t realize his off-the-cuff remarks about Donald Trump’s faith would set off so many questions about the Republican candidate’s alleged recommitment to Christ.

The former Focus on the Family leader, who has endorsed Trump, publicly addressed ...

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Egypt's First 'Official' Christian Convert Quits, Returns to Islam

After years of harassment and imprisonment, Mohamed Hegazy abandons his unprecedented legal quest.
Egypt's First 'Official' Christian Convert Quits, Returns to Islam
World Watch Monitor

In 2007, Mohamed Hegazy became the first Egyptian to seek to change the religion on his identification card from Muslim to Christian. But after nine years of harassment, imprisonment, and torture, last week Hegazy publicly declared his return to Islam.

In a YouTube video, Hegazy ...

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Died: Tim LaHaye, Author Who 'Left Behind' a Long Legacy

Jerry B. Jenkins: 'Thrilled as I am that he is where he has always wanted to be, his departure leaves a void in my soul.'
Died: Tim LaHaye, Author Who 'Left Behind' a Long Legacy
Tim LaHaye

Tim LaHaye, the best-selling author best known for the Left Behind series, “graduated to heaven” early this morning after suffering a stroke at age 90.

His family announced the news of his passing at a San Diego hospital on his ministry Facebook page.

On the eve of ...

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How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches

Stats suggest a substantial number of pastors struggle with addiction, but are split on what to do about it.
How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches
NewSpring Church

Perry Noble asked his supporters at NewSpring Church to stand down this week.

“If you love me, be at NewSpring on Sunday, and the next Sunday, and the next Sunday,” said the founder and former senior pastor of the South Carolina megachurch, which claims 30,000 members ...

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As SBC Backs Refugee Resettlement, World Relief Leader Resigns

Southern Baptists vote to encourage compassion, while Stephan Bauman reveals next move.
As SBC Backs Refugee Resettlement, World Relief Leader Resigns
World Relief

Southern Baptists adopted a resolution this morning encouraging fellow believers to offer “care, compassion, and the gospel” to refugees, while at the same time calling on the American government to “implement the strictest security measures possible in the ...

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Evenly Split, Southern Baptists Pick President after Candidate Quits

J. D. Greear withdraws from unusually tight SBC election, making Steve Gaines the next leader.

In an unusually contested race, Southern Baptist messengers elected Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines as their next president this morning.

Gaines replaces Ronnie Floyd, who has served the maximum two consecutive terms. SBC presidents are elected one year at a time; the post is largely ...

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A Tale of Two Billy Graham Statues

Dual delays on efforts to honor 'America's pastor,' while researchers rank his admiration in 30 countries.
A Tale of Two Billy Graham Statues
LifeWay Christian Resources

Yesterday, contractors working to dismantle the familiar 9-foot statue of Billy Graham outside of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville ran into trouble.

LifeWay, which sold its 15-acre downtown campus last year, plans to move the statue to the entrance of its Ridgecrest Conference ...

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Died: Robertson McQuilkin, College President Praised for Alzheimer’s Resignation

Author of 'A Promise Kept' left Columbia Bible College short of retirement to care for his ailing wife.
Died: Robertson McQuilkin, College President Praised for Alzheimer’s Resignation
Columbia International University

Robertson McQuilkin, who stepped down from the presidency of Columbia Bible College and Seminary (now Columbia International University) in 1990 to care fulltime for his ailing wife, Muriel, has died. He was 88.

McQuilkin, whose father was Columbia’s first president, met ...

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