Presented by The Gospel Coalition SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — About half of the victims killed in the worst mass shooting inside a house of worship in U.S. history were children, including one who was only a year old, Texas officials said Monday. Twenty-six people were shot dead during the Sunday massacre at First Baptist Church […]

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Yes, This is Racism Christian Pastor John Pavlovitz has been in the ministry for 20 years. Yesterday he posted a very sincere, eloquent response to the violence that occurred in Charlottesville Virginia, during a racists alt-right rally by white supremacists. Below are his words: As a writer and pastor, my job is to weave together […]

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Christopher J. Hale (Time.com) Easter is a call to rise up and proclaim a community that will outlive all kingdoms “Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.” These wondrous words have become so stale that we’ve perhaps forgotten how weird and how wonderful they truly are. The disciples’ first reactions to this news were remarkable. […]

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Walk past any store's Easter display and you're guaranteed to see bunnies, eggs, and candy. What you probably won't see is much evidence of the Easter story itself, as told in the Bible's four Gospels: that Jesus was arrested, beaten, and hung on a cross to die only to be resurrected on Easter Sunday. But […]

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Satellite images confirm that the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been destroyed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). St Elijah's stood on a hill near the northern city of Mosul for 1,400 years. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Full Story: BBC News

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Paris attacks: Buildings lit in solidarity with France - BBC News Condemnation of Friday's attacks on Paris and expressions of condolence have echoed around the world. Several of the world's most famous buildings - including the World Trade Center in New York - were lit up with the colours of the French flag in a […]

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A video documenting relief efforts in the Philippines by World Vision and Hillsong, following the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan. (Video courtesy of Hillsong Church, Vimeo.)

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Mo Asumang, daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother, talks to BBC News about her experiences making her new documentary, The Aryans, in which she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America. Video courtesy of BBC.com

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