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Christian Matchmaker Reality Show ‘It Takes A Church’

Singer Natalie Grant has been tapped to host new reality show “It Takes a Church.” Christian charity will be hitting the small screen in the middle of next year when “It Takes a Church” is to debut on GSN. The network announced Tuesday that it has greenlighted the new original series, which features 2014 Grammy Award nominee Natalie Grant as host. The hourlong reality show is to visit a different congregation at churches across the U.S. in order to find the perfect romantic partner for a preselected single person. The church’s pastor will then ask his or her congregation...

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Texas Mayor Declares 2014 “Year of the Bible”

The mayor of Flower Mound is receiving a lot of attention after declaring 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden made the proclamation during a regularly scheduled city council meeting in the Dallas-area suburb last month. “I ask that you join with me, Tom Hayden, Mayor of the Town of Flower Mound, Texas, in Proclaiming 2014 to be the ‘Year of the Bible’ in Flower Mound, Texas, and encourage all residents in their own way to examine the principles and teachings found in the Bible,” Read full story:...

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How long until you can vote on your smartphone?

University developing technology to vote on your tablet, smartphone A Clemson University professor is developing a new electronic voting system that will allow voters to cast their ballots from home computers, tablets and smartphones. As Clemson’s chair of human-centered computing, Juan Gilbert has lead teams of students over the last 10 years to create an online voting system accessible at home or on the go that will be more accurate, have increased verification and make voting more accessible to people with disabilities by offering mobile and voice-command options. The system will be downloadable via computer, tablet or smartphone, and...

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8 Resolutions Every Pastor Should Have for 2014

Many people make—and break—New Year’s resolutions. Here are eight possible ones that pastors should consider for the upcoming year: 1. Let influence be the theme of your leadership. I often hear pastors complaining (especially young pastors) about their frustration when they don’t have control over a particular situation. My advice would be this: When you don’t have control, don’t worry. You still have influence. Influence is built when you have great character, follow-through on what you say you’re going to do, and genuinely love people. Allow influence to be the theme of your leadership. 2. Don’t bend to critics. The critics...

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It’s the Gospel truth – so take it or leave it

The alleged fading of Christianity cannot rid it of its power to transform lives… Every year, huge numbers of Chinese, Koreans and South Americans are still being drawn to evangelical Christianity. The Queen’s Christmas message, and the sight of her, with the Royal family, loyally attending morning service at Sandringham is a reminder that we are still, notionally at least, a Christian country, with – as it happens – a Head of State who is herself a committed Christian. Ever since William Dalrymple published his classic From the Holy Mountain in 1997, about the decline of Christianity in the...

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