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Rev. Teresa Hord Owens Becomes First Black Woman Elected To Lead a Mainline Protestant Denomination In North America

[UPDATED: On July 9th during the Disciples of Christ General Assembly in Indianapolis, Rev. Teresa Hord Owens was elected general minister and president of the church denomination. The appointment made Owens the first Black woman to lead a mainline Protestant denomination in North America.] (more…)

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After Princeton Theological Seminary Revokes Prize Over his Christian Beliefs, Pastor Tim Keller Tells 2017 Gospel Coalition Conference Attendees, “The Cross of Christ Is Offensive To Everybody…In All Sorts of Ways”

Best-selling author and pastor Tim Keller stated Wednesday that the "cross of Christ is offensive in all sorts of ways" and that it is central to understanding the Christian faith. (more…)

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D.J. Nuetzmann (left), a Sheriff's Deputy from Martinsville, and Jerome Johnson, an assistant pastor at First Baptist Church North, Indianapolis, have formed a friendship over their love of God, and fishing, Indianapolis, Thursday, February 23, 2017. (Photo: Robert Scheer/IndyStar)

In Indianapolis, a Black Pastor and a White Sheriff’s Deputy Build Alliances Between Churches and Communities

When Jerome Johnson and his friend Chick Wilson ventured into a white, upper middle-class neighborhood in Johnson County to go fishing, Wilson was anxious. They were two black men in suburbia, rolling slowly through winding streets, looking for an address they’d never visited. To Wilson, it seemed a recipe for

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New Young Adult Books Tackle Racism and Police Brutality Through Fiction

Angie Thomas started writing her young-adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” in reaction to a fatal shooting that took place some 2,000 miles away. But to her it felt deeply personal. (more…)

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Christian McCaffrey Says He Feels Disrespected Among NFL Draft’s Running Backs

Even after racking up 3,622 rushing yards and 31 total touchdowns in two years as a starter at Stanford, Christian McCaffrey arrived at the NFL scouting combine facing questions about how he’ll be able to transition to the NFL. (more…)

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What Could be the ‘Worst Ice Storm in 10 Years’ Hits Central U.S.

What could be the worst ice storm in 10 years began Friday in the central U.S., as forecasters warned it will unload freezing rain on a 1,000-mile swath from the central Plains to the mid-Atlantic over the weekend. (more…)

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Indianapolis Domino’s Pizza Delivery Man Told to Stop Passing Out Gospel Tracts After Some Customers Complain

How would you feel if you phoned in your order for a Domino's pizza and when it arrives, the delivery person drops off your pizza, a two-liter bottle, and a religious pamphlet? (more…)

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David Rinehart, 46, worship and music pastor at Crossroads Christian Church in Newburgh, Indiana (L), his 17-year-old daughter Sophie (R) and his 74-year-old mother, Ruth Ann Rinehart died in a tragic accident on Sunday November 13, 2016.

Tragic: Pastor David Rinehart of Crossroads Christian Church in Evansville, IN, Killed in Car Crash With his Mother and Youngest Daughter; Oldest Daughter Survives

It was the national finals performance at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Saturday. The Castle High School marching band had made the cut of the best 12 bands in the country. (more…)

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