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In The World—March 19, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Faith & the Philadelphia Eagles There is a spiritual awakening happening in an unexpected place: a professional football team. “This is by far the most spiritual team I’ve been on,” said Chase Daniel, a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Daniel leads a weekly Bible study and prayer time for the team. Five […]


In The World—March 12, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Childcare Costs for Student Parents Nearly 5 million college students in the United States are also parents, including a quarter of all undergraduate students. But balancing school and parenting presents a financial challenge, particularly in regard to paying for childcare. Child Care Aware of America estimates that it can cost up to […]

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In the World—March 5, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Minister Inspired by Peanuts Gregory Fryer, a minister in New York City, has a new ministry method inspired by an unlikely source: Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip. Fryer sets up a booth on the sidewalk with a sign that says, “Spiritual help 5¢. The pastor is in.” “I do this for […]

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In The World—February 26, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Views of Scripture Affect Church Growth A study published by Review of Religious Research found that Protestant churches with more literal views about Scripture were more likely to also be growing. “If we are talking solely about what belief system is more likely to lead to numerical growth among Protestant churches, the […]


In The World—February 19, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Growth of Churches in Iran Today there are anywhere from 300,000 to 1 million Christians in Iran, a dramatic increase over the 2,000 to 5,000 believers in the country two decades ago. One account says that late last year, 200 Iranians and Afghans were baptized during a single service. “According to our […]