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Pastor steals the show

Media | The Voice crowns an unexpected winner
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 5/26/20, 07:50 pm

From Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake, it’s not uncommon for singers to get their start performing in front of congregations. A church background isn’t unusual on TV singing competitions either. Kris Allen, the 2009 winner of American Idol, served as worship leader of a nondenominational church in Arkansas, and Chris Blue, a 2017 finalist on The Voice, served in the same capacity at a Methodist church in eastern Tennessee. What’s a little more out of the ordinary is for any singer to score his big break in his fifth decade of life.

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Planned Parenthood’s sneak attacks

Abortion | The abortion giant opens surprise facility in Illinois
by Leah Hickman
Posted 5/25/20, 07:03 pm

Staff at a pro-life pregnancy center in Zion, Ill., found out from a Chicago Tribune report this month Planned Parenthood was opening a new abortion facility in the nearby Chicago suburb of Waukegan. Until then, the pro-lifers had no idea about plans for the new center just 10 minutes away.

“It’s very disappointing … that they put one of these facilities right next door,” said Doug Carlson, president of the board of the Family Resource Center in Zion.

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To Hollywood, with Legos

Lifestyle | Creativity and teamwork led Tyler and Amy Clites to a Lego Masters championship
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 5/21/20, 05:17 pm

Be in the world but not of it: A familiar concept for Christians, but easier said than done if the world is Hollywood reality TV. Just ask Florida couple Tyler and Amy Clites, champions of Fox’s new show Lego Masters.

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