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In The World—August 27, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Christians Believe Competing Worldviews Many Christians agree with ideas that are linked to competing worldviews, according to a recent Barna research study. More than half of practicing Christians resonated with ideas rooted in New Spirituality (61 percent) and postmodernism (54 percent), and about a third agree with ideas from Marxism (36 percent) […]

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In The World—August 20, 2017

By Melissa Wuske What Matters Most to Americans In a recent survey, LifeWay Research asked Americans which feelings they avoid, what are their strongest desires, and which goals or directions they value. “Personal freedom” and “respect” were the most common desires (40 and 31 percent), and the most valued directions were “reaching my potential” (51 […]

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In The World—August 13, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Hope Amidst Threats Xavier Gonzalez has been pastoring a church in an impoverished, remote region of Columbia for 12 years. Before he decided to plant the church, others warned him: “That’s a violent place. There are paramilitaries there, and they are going to kill you.” Gonzalez simply responded, “God gave me an […]

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In The World—August 6, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Skeptical vs. Hostile About the Bible In their annual State of the Bible survey, the American Bible Society (ABS) and Barna Group aimed to get a better sense of the growing group of people who do not believe the Bible is inspired by God. To do that, they asked whether people believed […]

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In The World—July 30, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Adopting 6 to Keep Family Together Christopher and Christina Sanders are foster parents who have 5 biological children. They know the importance of keeping kids from the same family together and in a stable home, so the couple recently made the bold choice to adopt a family of children they’d been fostering—6 […]