ARDEN, N.C. -- In a new study, Lifeway Research Group, in partnership with Evangelism Explosion International, interviewed more than 1,000 Americans to find out how open they are to talking about their faith. They found that 66% were open or very open to having a conversation about faith with a friend. When the question changed from friend to stranger, 51% were still open to that conversation.

The study also asked questions to gauge the availability that Americans have to the Gospel through personal connections. It found that six out of ten people say that many of their friends who claim to be Christians rarely talk about their faith. Also, it found that 40% say they wouldn't think about faith on their own if a friend or family member did not bring it up. Males aged 18-34 were the most likely to agree to that statement.

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Päivi Räsänen, Member of the Parliament of Finland
Päivi Räsänen, Member of the Parliament of Finland

HELSINKI, Finland -- The following statement is released by Päivi Räsänen (photo), Member of the Parliament of Finland:

The prosecutor has a year ago in her written application for summons made a number of false and untrue allegations about my views. According to the prosecutor, my view is that "homosexuals are not created by God as heterosexuals are." Nowhere have I said such a thing. I have repeatedly emphasized that all human beings are created in the image of God and have equal dignity and human rights. In the passage to which the prosecutor refers, reference was made to the biblical account of creation. Referring to it, I stated: "In the beginning, God created a man and a woman and intended marriage to be between the two. I regard homosexuals as fully equal humans and, in addition, equally worthy human beings created in the image of God."

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Two-thirds of arid region's young people stream videos on phones; SAT-7 PLUS eyes 'digital generation' with gospel

STREAMS IN THE DESERT: Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS -- a Netflix-type service that streams Christian programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and North Africa -- has gained 37,000 viewers. A ministry of SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org), it's the first-ever Christian video streaming service in the vast desert region.
STREAMS IN THE DESERT: Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS -- a Netflix-type service that streams Christian programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and North Africa -- has gained 37,000 viewers. A ministry of SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org), it's the first-ever Christian video streaming service in the vast desert region.

EASTON, Md. -- Thousands of soul-searching young people in the Middle East, including many from Muslim families, are using their smartphones to watch the first-ever Christian video-on-demand streaming service in the vast desert region.

Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS -- a Netflix-type service that streams faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and North Africa -- is growing by the day.

The free on-demand channel is a "game changer" for sharing the Christian message of peace and love in the troubled region where Christians often find themselves isolated from other believers and unable to talk about their faith openly.

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, February 21, 2022:  Join Annie Broughton as she welcomes Christian Author Edie Melson to provide insight from her latest book, Soul Care When You’re Grieving.  Ministering in music tonight is Shinita Wright.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Thousands of Christian educators around the world will join in celebrating the fifth annual ACSI Day of Prayer Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.

The ACSI Day of Prayer is one of the Association's most popular events, focusing on advancing Christ-centered education through prayer. ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor looks forward to the unification of schools around the world through prayer.

"There's no doubt that the past few school years have been unique and challenging, but God desires for His people to flourish in spite of the surrounding circumstances," he said.

The theme for this year's Day of Prayer is "Shalom," emphasizing the importance of finding contentment in Jesus no matter the cultural tides. According to the website, the theme also reminds individuals that all have a part to play in God's larger story.

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More than 650,000 Children's Bibles Donated to Students in Croatian Public Schools

Girl Cradles the Bible Eastern European MissionHURST, Texas -- Eastern European Mission (EEM), a group that has steadfastly worked to supply Bibles to Eastern European countries for the last 60 years, broke its 2020 record with the distribution of 1,529,668 Bibles and Bible-based materials into 32 nations and 23 languages – free of charge – in 2021. Even in the difficult era of COVID, EEM's total 2021 number is a 15% increase from the previous year.

Additionally, as part of a multi-year program, EEM donated 650,000 Children's Bibles to students in Croatian public schools.

"It's easy for us to be overwhelmed by the numbers; however, they have purpose and are inspiring," said Robert Burckle, President of EEM. "Behind these incredible statistics are real people whose lives are forever being changed by the 'Good News' that is taking hold of their hearts and transforming their lives."

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, February 14, 2022:  Join Annie Broughton as she hosts a Valentine’s program tonight on Nite Line.  Pastor Sam and Lulu Rivera and Minister Kenny and Samara Smith share the stories of how they met and fell in love.  This program features the music of Minister Kenny Smith.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022:   Pastor Nathan Bland welcomes Pastor Larry and Darlene Beckett to discuss their ministry, Highways and Hedges, and also share their weight loss journey.  Soul Harvest sings on tonight’s program.

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