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A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

Combatants in the annual “War on Christmas” have some new data to chew on, thanks to a survey released this week by the Pew Research Center. While many doubt that Christmas is embattled, as some conservative pundits contend, the new study does suggest American attitudes are changing. The Pew study, based on interviews conducted in recent weeks with 1,503 adults, found that while a vast majority of Americans still celebrate Christmas, most find the religious elements of the holiday are emphasized…

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

‘Tis the season to be jolly, for peace on earth and goodwill toward men, but not at Loyola University- Chicago. Some students at the Catholic school are complaining that Christmas is receiving too much emphasis.They want other religious holidays like the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr to receive the same amount of attention. And the holiday inclusion movement has spread to other college campuses this Christmas season. The University of Tennessee has warned students to ensure that…

Chris Hemsworth Narrates the Christmas Story From Scripture [Watch]

Chris Hemsworth Narrates the Christmas Story From Scripture [Watch]

There is much debate surrounding the lack of public acknowledgment when it comes to the true meaning of Christmas. In our secular culture, the festive season is all about shopping, mince pies and, if you’re lucky, a once-a-year appearance at church on Christmas morning. But is the true Biblical narrative making a resurgence in our entertainment industry? A recent gospel reading at Disneyland certainly points in that direction! Incredibly, despite its progressive stance on many key issues…

Jordin Sparks Shares How Jesus Changed Her Life and Encourages Others to Believe in His Unconditional Love [Watch]

Jordin Sparks Shares How Jesus Changed Her Life and Encourages Others to Believe in His Unconditional Love [Watch]

Jordin Sparks is making headlines for a recent announcement about her new marriage and news that she’s expecting a baby boy in the coming months. But now, the singer-songwriter is going public about how Jesus changed her life and she is encouraging others to believe in his unconditional love. The season six American Idol winner shared her story on Kingdom Theology Facebook page. She confessed that although she grew up as a Christian, she did not live her…

The Gift That Started It All 🎄⭐💝

The Gift That Started It All 🎄⭐💝

One Christmas a little boy was allowed to select a dog as his Christmas present. At the pet store he was shown a number of puppies. He looked them all over very carefully and spent time with each of them. From all the puppies he looked at, he chose one whose tail wagged wildly. When asked why he selected that particular dog, he explained, “I wanted the one with the happy ending.” In the Gift that started…

‘Merry Christmas’ Returns to the White House With Melania Trump’s Christmas Decor

‘Merry Christmas’ Returns to the White House With Melania Trump’s Christmas Decor

First Lady Melania Trump unveiled Christmas decorations at the White House. “The decorations are up!” the first lady tweeted Monday morning. “White House is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!” The First Lady’s theme is “Time-Honored Traditions.” A new touch this year are wreaths that hang from exterior windows with glistening wintry branches lining an East Wing hallway. A fir tree in the Blue Room is decorated with ornaments from every…

Teaching Your Children To Have ‘A Heart That Follows God’

Teaching Your Children To Have ‘A Heart That Follows God’

Here’s a ‘game’ I developed to help my kids understand spiritual priorities as they begin to face the pressures and temptations of their world. My 6-year-old daughter looks like Shirley Temple—she has naturally highlighted ringlets all over her head, sweet dimples, and big brown eyes that shine with every smile. And right now, she has the upbeat personality to match her face and hair. But she hears how beautiful she is all the time. Of course, I…

Today is #GivingTuesday…

Today is #GivingTuesday…

Today is “Giving Tuesday,” a day that many give their support to worthy nonprofit organizations. Your #GivingTuesday gift could be the vehicle that God uses to introduce a lost person to the Good News of the Gospel. People all over the world are searching for spiritual answers and you can help give them the answer they desperately need: Jesus. If you want to have an even bigger impact, share this post with your Gospel-loving friends and spread the word about…

Watch the Newly-Released Trailer for the Upcoming Movie ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

Watch the Newly-Released Trailer for the Upcoming Movie ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

The first trailer for the new major motion picture about the life of the Apostle Paul has been released online. The movie titled Paul, Apostle of Christ brings to life the New Testament story of the man who went from persecutor of the church to its most powerful proponent. “Each aspect of Paul’s life is based on what we know from the Bible, and we set that true story in the perilous world of Rome in the time of…

[Thanksgiving tearjerker] Homeless US Marine Gives Last $20 To Keep Stranded Female Motorist Safe, She Gives Him His Life Back 🦃🍗🍁

[Thanksgiving tearjerker] Homeless US Marine Gives Last $20 To Keep Stranded Female Motorist Safe, She Gives Him His Life Back 🦃🍗🍁

KATE MCCLURE DIDN’T EXPECT TO RUN OUT OF GAS ON HER DRIVE TO PHILADELPHIA LAST MONTH. AND SHE DEFINITELY DIDN’T EXPECT THAT HER MISFORTUNE WOULD GIVE HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE. “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (KJV) NTEB EDITOR’S NOTE: I don’t know if the homeless Marine in this story, Johnny, is a Christian or…

5 Lessons of Faith From the First Thanksgiving

5 Lessons of Faith From the First Thanksgiving

God’s story for His children isn’t one of loss and despair but one of restoration and hope. They traveled more than 3,000 miles aboard the Mayflower in search of a fresh start. Instead, the Pilgrims encountered sickness, starvation, a grueling winter, and death after landing in Cape Cod in November of 1620. By the following spring, half of their community remained, roughly 50 people. But their story didn’t end there. An alliance with the nearby Wampanoag tribe…

Find It in His Grace to Forgive

Find It in His Grace to Forgive

When asking for forgiveness, the world has an expression they frequently use. They say, “Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?” But to paraphrase an old saying, they are asking others to look for forgiveness in all the wrong places! “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9). Any forgiveness that someone finds there is likely to come with conditions and many strings attached. If you are finding it difficult…

Lysa TerKeurst ‘Clings’ to God Through Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Lysa TerKeurst ‘Clings’ to God Through Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis

UPDATE: TerKeurst’s ministry team has reported via her Facebook page that she had surgery on Nov. 10.  They posted, “She is doing well and Lysa wants to make sure you know she deeply appreciates your prayers. The Lord carried her today and she is so thankful. We treasure your continued prayers as she recovers and hopefully heads home soon!” New York Times Bestselling Christian author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst says she has breast cancer. TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31…

How the Virtue of Self-Denial Can Lead to Gratitude

How the Virtue of Self-Denial Can Lead to Gratitude

We do our kids a great service when we help them practice the virtue of self-restraint. God gives us so many good things to enjoy: fudge sundaes, trendy outfits, shiny bicycles and more. But they are life’s desserts, not the main course. They are worth waiting for and working for. It’s not a bad thing to let our kids go without something they want. These are necessary growth moments for developing grounded, grateful kids. Learning to say…

Harry Connick, Jr. Professes His Foundation and Faith: ‘I Want to Do God’s Will’

Harry Connick, Jr. Professes His Foundation and Faith: ‘I Want to Do God’s Will’

Singer, actor, and talk show host Harry Connick, Jr., says God is the foundation for everything he does. “If I had three wishes I want to do God’s will, I want to do God’s will, I want to do God’s will,” he told Matthew Faraci during an interview on the Dove Channel. While some may view doing God’s will as boring or unexciting, Connick believes it gives him more creativity and energy. “I just want to do…

‘Terrorism Did This, Not God’: Kathie Lee Gifford

‘Terrorism Did This, Not God’: Kathie Lee Gifford

Talk show host and recording artist Kathie Lee Gifford joins the chorus of voices speaking out against the terror in New York City and reminding us that “Jesus is always the answer” even in the darkest of times. “God is sovereign in all things,” Gifford said in an exclusive interview with Studio 5’s Efrem Graham. She continued, “His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. We have to trust that He has it in control, even when it seems…

How God Rescued Erik from a Life of Addiction

How God Rescued Erik from a Life of Addiction

We all know that God truly does work in mysterious ways — and for some people, the journey to seek Him comes with hardships many of us could never imagine. Erik never knew he needed God in his life until he was at the height of his addiction. Little did he know, the saving grace Erik needed — our Lord — had been with him all along. A troubled youth Erik’s journey to sobriety was long and…

Natalie Grant Says Cancerous Tumors Are Completely Gone

Natalie Grant Says Cancerous Tumors Are Completely Gone

Singer Natalie Grant says the cancerous tumors growing on the side of her thyroid are completely gone. The world-renowned worship leader underwent surgery last week to remove the tumors. “The pathology results have revealed that it was in fact papillary thyroid cancer,” she said in a Facebook video addressing her fans. “Now, I had two cancerous nodules inside that right lobe, but pathology has also revealed that the cancer was completely contained within those nodules. So, in…

How Jesus Took Ex-Destiny’s Child Superstar Michelle Williams on ‘Journey to Freedom’ from Depression

How Jesus Took Ex-Destiny’s Child Superstar Michelle Williams on ‘Journey to Freedom’ from Depression

A former singer with one of the best-selling female bands in history shares how her faith in Jesus Christ helped her through a period of depression. Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, topped the charts with songs like “Say My Name” and “Survivor” but today the multi-platinum album songstress is singing a different tune.  Williams, who once sung at the White House for President Obama, shared her testimony of God’s love as she lead a worship service…

Radio Host Delilah and Katy Perry Talk God, Love, and The Dangers of Social Media

Radio Host Delilah and Katy Perry Talk God, Love, and The Dangers of Social Media

Delilah Rene, the country’s most popular female radio host, is going off-air temporarily to grieve the sudden death of her son after he took his own life. Rene has spent the last 20 years encouraging thousands of people including those who suffer with mental illness or depression. From the every day people to celebrities like popstar Katy Perry, Rene used her radio platform to help people. Perry, who recently opened up about her own struggle with suicidal…