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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As Eliud Kipchoge arrived back home in Nairobi on Wednesday (Oct. 16), citizens of his country pointed at a “hand of God” in his record-breaking, sub-two-hour run on Saturday in Vienna.

RICHMOND (BP) -- Andrew (Andy) N. Leininger, who served as a Christian worker in the former Soviet Union for 22 years, died in his home state of Missouri on October 13, 2019. He was 56.

(RNS) — Evangelical pastor John MacArthur, speaking at a celebration of his  50th year in pulpit ministry, claimed the SBC had taken a “headlong plunge” toward allowing women preachers at its annual meeting, decrying they had lost faith in the authority of the Bible.

(RNS) — The latest Pew Research report released Thursday (Oct. 17), finds that two-thirds (65%) of Americans describe themselves as Christians. A decade ago, that figure was 77%.

(RNS) — All the available hard evidence shows that religious congregations are declining.  But a new nationally representative study from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds that revenue is not necessarily declining along with attendance.

(RNS) — As many as 17 ancient Bible fragments that were bought for the Museum of the Bible were apparently stolen by a world-renowned Oxford University professor, the museum has acknowledged.

MARSHALL, Ill. (BP) -- In a Sunday school classroom at Marshall Missionary Baptist Church, the Loving Hands group work on quilts that have raised tens of thousands of dollars for Illinois' Baptist Children's Home and Family Services since their first one in 2005.

CHICAGO (RNS) — A woman dressed in beautifully designed fabrics had invited guests into her home and taken great care to show them hospitality. But the refugee's home was a tent made from tarps, insulated against the crisp air as best as possible.

KHARKOV, Ukraine (BP) -- What compels Ukrainian believers to get up daily and kneel in the snow? Why is it so important to meet together when they could whisper a prayer from the warmth of their beds?

(RNS) — As in politics, the entertainment industry, science and elsewhere, the world of Christianity is reassessing how to describe sexual misconduct, with an eye to owning up to the seriousness of abuse that was once dismissed as innocent or covered up.