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Pew: Religious Terrorism at Record Low, Government Persecution at Record High https://t.ly/zXfp | 51% of French do not believe in God, survey says https://t.ly/EF0t | 56% of Practicing Christians Believe Understanding Their Calling Is a Solo Journey https://t.ly/UXaX


The Case for Optimism https://t.ly/MdDN


The only national flag with a Bible on it https://t.ly/ZGxa


'I Needed That Prayer': Broncos Safety Justin Simmons Thanks God for 'Impactful Prayer' Moment with QB Teddy Bridgewater https://t.ly/tyen | ‘All the Self-Glory Stuff Is Fleeting’: Raiders QB Derek Carr Re-Directs Praise to God After ‘MVP’ Chants https://t.ly/sryv | Rags to Riches: Christian Boxing Great Pacquiao Announces Retirement https://t.ly/j3AM | 'The Jesus Music' stars reflect on highs, lows of Christian music: 'We aren’t perfect, we’re forgiven' https://t.ly/A5JC | Country Star RaeLynn Celebrates Gift of Life in ‘Most Personal’ Project Yet, Pro-Life Song ‘She Chose Me’ https://t.ly/xNLL


John Piper denounces bedroom role-playing: ‘Fantasized sin is sin’ https://t.ly/OWHB | Why Mindfulness isn’t Christian https://t.ly/vVhu | The Masks of Atheism https://t.ly/K8Rj


Breaking: Google-YouTube to Ban ANY CLAIMS that “Vaccines are Ineffective or Dangerous” despite the Death Numbers – Suspends Robert F. Kennedy’s Account https://t.ly/COZ6 | "Declaration Of Media War": Russia Threatens Total Ban On YouTube After Major Channels Deleted https://t.ly/R3ub | California bans travel to Ohio over law protecting religious freedom of healthcare professionals https://t.ly/uV1b | Police arrest COVID cops-rejecting pastor when he lands in Canada https://t.ly/Ed6Y | ‘They Will Have to Wait’: Unvaccinated Australians Will ‘Lose Their Freedoms’ After Lockdown Ends, Official Says https://t.ly/4EHH | NBA player denied Vaccine religious exemption… Won’t play any home games… https://t.ly/Tea7 | Colorado medical school sued for denying religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate https://t.ly/12VH


Babylon Bee: 7 Powerful Verses In The Bible That Support Vaccination https://t.ly/CqXa


Surveillance capitalism: Elements of a Christian response https://t.ly/oDZv


Why the 'Women's Health Protection Act' Is So Deceptive and Dangerous https://t.ly/yHcC | 'Science Is on Our Side,' Pro-Life Sen. Marsha Blackburn Tells Abortion Supporters https://t.ly/RdIm


Parents Sue California over Curriculum that Directs Students to Pray to Aztec Gods https://t.ly/75Od7 | It Is Our Responsibility to Teach Our Children Wisdom https://t.ly/5cF7


Lava topples Church in Canary Islands https://t.ly/sxSS


United Airlines Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Workers Seeking Religious, Medical Exemptions https://t.ly/bjcp


Pastor pledges to stop eating until Congress passes climate bill but hopes it won’t take long https://t.ly/1ezN | 'As church leaders, we must speak up' - over 1,100 sign letter to PM over Universal Credit cut https://t.ly/MWr6


Christian Grandmother Faces Million Dollar Penalty for Declining to Create Floral Arrangements For Gay Wedding https://t.ly/r8lt | GrubHub is Rewarding Restaurant Owners for Being Homosexuals https://t.ly/AzK5


Oxford college caves to woke mob, apologizes for letting Christians use campus https://t.ly/80vo


Megachurch Pastor Releases Cringey Rap Video, Dressed in Chains, Tattoos and Gangster Garb https://t.ly/4PS7 | Joel Osteen Claims Jacob Slept with Wrong Woman Because He Was Drunk https://t.ly/EYsa | SBC EC member resigns over ‘denominational wide corruption’ https://t.ly/SDeq | Ed Litton’s Church Members Allegedly Threaten Bloggers Who Exposed His Serial Plagiarism https://t.ly/zhWn | SBC exec committee sparks outrage after 'unprecedented' vote on sexual abuse investigation https://t.ly/7RZY | Southern Baptist seminary heads join chorus of critics as leaders balk on abuse probe https://t.ly/R9Km | Southern Baptists, at impasse, postpone vote on sex abuse probe for a week https://t.ly/HO5B | Squires: David French advocates for social and racial justice when he should promote biblical justice https://t.ly/G6nP | John Hagee denies that Jesus is the only Messiah? https://t.ly/UIp2


Here’s How Christians Bring Bibles Into Iran, Where It’s Illegal To Possess One https://t.ly/ELK4 | Afghanistan: ‘Christian Taliban’ Ask to ‘Meet Jesus’ https://t.ly/zSUK | Pakistan’s Anti-Forced Conversion Bill Shot Down https://t.ly/oy6F


Chinese Christian Taken Away to be Interrogated on His Church https://t.ly/DUFN

| Six Christians in India’s Karnataka State Falsely Accused of Crimes as Government Calls for Anti-Conversion Law https://t.ly/0aGj | Custody of a 14-Year-Old Christian in Pakistan Awarded to Her Abductor by High Court https://t.ly/xrG6 | Algerian Christian Sentences Upheld and 3 Churches Sealed https://t.ly/LIOq | Pakistan: Hindus Beaten, Tortured for Getting Water from Mosque https://t.ly/uNLS | Christians 'Under Siege' in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Area Leaders Say https://t.ly/DVLC | Radical Hindu Nationalists Burn Four Christian Homes in India https://t.ly/zdnp | Herdsmen Kill Christian at Worship, 30 Others in One Day https://t.ly/2XSP | Bloody Sunday Night: 44 Christians Killed by Militant Fulani https://t.ly/M50a | Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors at Police Station in India https://t.ly/2x1T


No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible https://t.ly/CAyE | Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible https://t.ly/BbyV | 3D scans show boat-like formation matching 'biblical' description of Noah’s Ark, archaelogists say https://t.ly/HmE7


Has Sodom Been Found? Scientists Say Meteor and Fire from Sky 'Melted' Ancient City https://t.ly/K6DR | The Report https://t.ly/jTJ6Q | Answers in Genesis have in the past expressed skepticism about Tell el-Hammam as a possible site https://t.ly/BsqU | Sodom Destroyed by Meteor, Scientists Say. Biblical Archaeologists Not Convinced. https://t.ly/Pof7