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Canadian Ice Cream Chain Drew Flak Over Blasphemous Name

Christians denounced a Canadian-based ice cream chain Sweet Jesus for its blasphemous and misuse of the name of the Lord.

Russian Churches Use World Cup to Evangelize, Despite Ban

Russian churches use the World Cup 2018 to reach more people, despite a law that bans the sharing of faith outside church buildings.

Bulgaria Passes New Law Excluding Severe Church Restrictions

The parliament of Bulgaria passed the Religious Denominations Act, without the severe Church restrictions that evangelicals have been protesting against since October.

Researchers Turn to the Bible to Perfect Translation Algorithms

Researchers at Dartmouth College found the Bible to be the ideal tool to improve translation algorithms by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

China’s No Term Limits Spells Harder Times for Christians

China's parliament approved the removal of presidential term limits from its constitution on March 11, 2018. This unconventional move allows the current leader Xi Jinping to rule the Asian...

China Bans Online Bible Sale

In another effort to curtail the growing number of Christians in China, the communist government has banned the online selling of Bibles. Online merchants such as JD.com, Taobao, and Amazon...

Christians Outraged as Rwanda Closes 8,000 Churches

Rwanda shut down 8,000 churches alleged to be in violation of new government laws. Christians condemned the forceful closing of the churches.

French Christians Pray Following Supermarket Siege

Residents of the small community of Trèbes in Southern France gathered in church to mourn and offer prayers to the victims of the recent supermarket shooting which killed four...

Church Leader Asks for Prayers for Greece Wildfires

A church leader in Athens has asked for prayers following the deadly forest wildfires in Greece which broke out on July 23, 2018.

Japan’s “Hidden” Christian Sites Added to World Heritage List

UNESCO added on June 30, 2018 to the World Heritage list the 12 sites in Japan linked to the history of persecuted Christians.
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Patrick and the History of St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, when we celebrate his life and legacy. However, this celebration didn’t begin until 1631, almost 1200 years after his death.

Little Girl Lost … Little Girl Found: from Addiction to Grace and Freedom

Her father was a deputy for the Sheriff’s Department and also became an assistant pastor, making church and faith a family priority. But unbeknownst to her parents, between the ages of seven and eight-years-old, Jacquie was sexually abused.