Today's Headlines Mission Cry’s director reports on Belize trip
Czech Christian worker freed, two still imprisoned in Sudan
Iraqi refugees aided by Christian medical clinic on wheels
- "We changed history with the Clinton email scandal."Tom Fitton Mainstage CPAC Interview
Judicial Watch Groundbreaking Facebook Live Interviews of Leading Conservatives from Broadcast Row
Contact: Brandon Cockerham, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today the results of its participation as a major participant in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), from Feb Source: Judicial Watch
Rutherford Institute Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Hold Police Liable for the Reckless Shooting of a Homeless Couple in the Wake of a Warrantless RaidContact: Nisha Whitehead, 434-978-3888, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Rutherford Institute is urging the United States Supreme Court to hold police liable for recklessly firing 15 times into a backyard shack in which a homeless coupleAngel and Jennifer Mendezwas sheltering. Angel Mendez suffered numerous gunshot wounds, one of which required the amputation of his right leg below the knee, and his wife Jennifer was shot in the ba Source: The Rut
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GENEVE, Feb. 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- As the World Council of Churches (WCC) adopts a regional focus on Africa for its pilgrimage of justice and peace during 2017, Rev. Dr Andre Karamaga, general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) reflected that the entire continent has reached a crossroads at which it must make the right choices.
Photo: Rev. Dr Andre Karamaga. &cop S
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HUNTINGTON, Vt., Feb. 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- MadJak Studios announces the launch of Audible Genesis "Now," production music for Christian media. Three years in development, Audible Genesis "Now" is a format-focused music library with Flight Tracker production management included free. Source: MadJak Studios
- Contact: Jesus Piñango, 561-249-5228, email@example.comWEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Olympusat Telecom, a subsidiary of Olympusat Inc., one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish- and English-language networks, will be in attendance at the NRB International Christian Media ConventionProclaim 17, where it will present its end-to-end suite of streaming solutions, po
- Today's Headlines Egypt: Christians face extremist threat
Are all Christians â€œcalledâ€� to missions?
Nepalese Christians standing strong amidst struggles
- The most valuable resource we can offer is the Gospel.
We all hear those inspiring stories of people who have paid for the meal of the person behind them in the drive-thru lane. Or people who have dropped $20 bills into the buckets of all those they pass by on the street. Or those who have purchased a hot drink for the person standing out in the cold. Our hearts warm as we hear of these and we are inspired to action.
At the risk of offending some, let me be honest: what you think is warm and fuz
What are these "Five Solas" and Why Do They Even Matter? An Interview with College Church Pastor Josh MoodySolas are essential to understand if we are to understand the Reformation
Josh Moody is the pastor of College Church. We’ve become fast friends and I drive (or walk) by his church at least five times a week. It’s a great blessing to our community and has a long and powerful history.
Josh and I have been discussing theology, and often have come back to the solas. We are even doing a conference together around the solas. But it seems to me that, outside of Calvinistic circles, people d
- Canadian pastors debate whether Trump baggage will hurt local outreach efforts.
Compared to Franklin Graham’s evangelistic rallies in far-off countries, his upcoming event in Vancouver is relatively close to home. But the diverse, mostly secular Canadian city is culturally a world away from the Bible Belt.
That’s partly why a group of fellow evangelicals has joined local Christian leaders asking him not to speak at the Festival of Hope, a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association event s
- But only after I went to Japan in search of his life story.
I couldn’t believe it when I opened my email.
Inside my inbox was an invitation to the 120th anniversary celebration of a church in Osaka—a church founded by my great-grandfather, a 19th-century Presbyterian missionary. The minister had Googled my great-grandfather’s name, and apparently my own name had popped up, along with the text of a speech I had given in Tokyo a few years earlier just after leaving my job as a to
- The Oscar favorite's portrayal of black, gay experience is at odds with a biblical sexual ethic—but for some, it might be worth the discomfort.
In a few days at the Oscars, we’re likely to see director Barry Jenkins’s acclaimed film Moonlight up for numerous awards, including Best Picture. It will also likely bring home many of those awards. Yet, as Christians, most of us won’t be sure what to do with this film about a young, gay black man, despite the fact that it may ju
- Pew: Latino Protestants most likely to rate Trump a ‘terrible’ president.
Even before President Donald Trump pledged to double down on policies against undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many Hispanics were already praying for protection.
Half of Latino Christians worry about themselves or someone close to them getting deported, according to Pew Research Center data provided to CT. And more than 4 in 10 have “serious concerns” about their place in Americ
- Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
When we first moved to Connecticut five years ago for my husband’s job, I decided that I would go without childcare. Our kids were six, four, and two at the time. I wanted to be their source of stability in the midst of their dad’s new job, a new town, new friends, and a new house.
In the years since then, I’ve learned that time is not the only gift we give our children. In fact, I’ve learned that, while pare
- Deportation of evangelist David Byle blocked, while pastor Andrew Brunson still imprisoned without evidence.
As Turkey continues to crack down on dissent in the wake of a failed coup, two longtime American Christian expats are struggling to stay in the Muslim-majority nation they have long served. So far, they have fared quite differently in Turkish courts.
Last week, dozens of US lawmakers called for Turkey to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who remains imprisoned there with limite
- African Americans who worship regularly are better able to handle racism and discrimination.
One can see the power of faith in black lives in places like Cleveland, where African American churches have remained—sometimes two or three to a block—even as the middle class and many businesses and predominantly white congregations moved away.
Now science is providing greater insight.
Several new studies build on past research to continue revealing how faith is associated with positive out
- Why I was wrong—and what the ABC comedy reveals about conviction and forgiveness.
When I first saw the trailer for ABC’s Speechless, it was shortly after my son was diagnosed with autism, and I was prepared to self-righteously hate it. It conjured the first and only memory I have of my child being mocked: As my son head-butted the side of a car-shaped grocery cart, an older boy in line behind us did the same. Declan thought he was being included in a game. I knew he was being exclude
- More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world’s largest Christian retailers.
More than two years ago, suppliers forgave Family Christian Stores $127 million in debt so that it could remain open. Today, the chain—which bills itself as “the world’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise”—announced it is closing all of its stores after 85 years in business.
Family Christian, which employed more than 3,000
- Contact: Sam Rodriguez, Christ for all Nations, 407-854-4400, firstname.lastname@example.org
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, the President of Christ for all Nations (CfaN), invites you to an epic tour and conference in the Holy Land, along with Paul Wilbur, Dr. Michael Brown, Todd White and many other world-renowned and anointed speakers.This special Experience Israel tour is a faith-booster that will challenge and inspire you to a new level in your w Source:
- Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will partner with two national grassroots organizationsChristians in Defense of Israel (CIDI) and Liberty Counselin the premiere of an exclusive 13-part original series, Why Israel Matters, designed to demonstrate in a powerful way the crucial importance of the Jewish state Source: Liberty Co
- Contact: World Council of Churches, +41 79 507 6363; www.oikoumene.org/press GENEVA, Feb. 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The peace message must be delivered to all the stakeholders, including the opposition," urged Adama Dieng, United Nations special adviser on the prevention of genocide, during opening remarks at a consultation of church leaders from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February.Photo: Octavio DiogoThe aim Source: Wo
- Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, email@example.com
NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest anti-Catholic attack:
The ACLU continues its war on Catholic health care, this time in Peoria, Illinois. The ACLU objects to the fact that federally funded Heartland Health Services leases two of its four clinics from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. The lease agreement requires staff at those t Source: Cath
- Today's Headlines Hospitality spurs transformation in refugee camps
Bethany Christian Services on refugee resettlement and reunion
Missions tip: the power of the personal story
- Small Town Roads - New Christian Fiction from Amazon #1 Best-selling Author L. B. JohnsonAll ages will relate to the character's triumphs and tragedies as they work on healing with hope, humor, and trust in GodContact: L.B. Johnson, 317-448-3192BROOKFIELD, Ill., Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- In L. B. Johnson's new book, Small Town Roads ($14.99, paperback, 9781498490719, $7.99, eBook, 9781498490726) two women, one a young police officer from a major urban area, and another, Source: self
- Contact: Adam Bohlmeyer, Marketing Specialist, Lifetree Café, 970-292-4340, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.LifetreeCafe.com
LOVELAND, Colo., Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The film "The Shack" will be discussed at Lifetree Café community forums around the country during the week of March 5, 2017.The film adaption of the New York Times Bestseller "The Shack" is scheduled to release nationally on March 3, and features Academy Awardwinner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures and The Help
Maryknoll Magazine Announces 2016 Student Essay Winners; Honors Students from Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia"Caring For Our Common Home" Respects the Earth, Calls for End to Exploiting God's GiftContact: Mike Virgintino, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 914-941-7636 ext 2219MARYKNOLL, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Six middle and high school students representing Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia have received cash awards for their winning submissions in "Maryknoll" magazine's 28th annual Maryknoll Student Essay Contest. "Maryknoll" magazine Source: Marykno
- New name, location reflect agency's commitment to producing high return-on-investment results for nonprofit organizationsContact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, email@example.com ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- One of the country's leading nonprofit fundraising consultancies, Westfall Group, is rebranding to multiply its work helping others make a bigger difference in the world. Photo: Robert Yi, Westfall Gold president and COO, Bob Westfall, CEO and Alan Go S
- Contact: Michael Phillips, All In Movement, 225-400-2011, firstname.lastname@example.org
GONZALES, La., Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian businessman Michael Phillips was once the owner and Chief Operating Officer of one of the fastest growing IT firms in the country. But in June of 2012, in response to what he describes as a "calling from God," he walked away from his business and gave his truck away to a stranger in a donut store parking lot. "That's the day my 'all in' journey beg Source: A
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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Tenn., Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Author Barbara Golder crafts a bit of an autobiographical sketch into her mystery Dying for Revenge, a medical thriller that not only solves a murder, but packs a spiritual punch as well. In a day where reader consumption is often filled with graphic violence and casual sex, Golder's book adds a layer Sour
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CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The weekend of April 22 - 23, 2017 has been designated as the 27th Annual "Just Pray NO!" to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting. Since April 7th, 1991 "Just Pray NO!" has united Christians from around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of the addicted and their families.
"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may Source: "Jus
- Today's Headlines East Africa food prices expected to spike in drought
Forgiveness sets the prisoners free
Volunteers needed to teach English
- Contact: Karen England, 775-737-6616, email@example.com RENO, Nev., Feb. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- In May of 2016, the Obama Administration issued sweeping guidelines directing all states to allow students to use bathrooms, locker rooms, and sleeping quarters on overnight trips, according to their gender identity, rather than their biological sex. Today, the Trump Administration rescinded that policy, giving the power back to the states.The administration's deci
- Dr. Theon Hill is Assistant Professor of Communication at Wheaton College.
What is rhetoric, and why were the early prophets breaking all the rules when it came to communications? What does the Bible have to say about rhetoric? Rhetoric which is good is that which pushes people towards God and tells the truth.
What is the role of rhetoric in the public square and in enacting justice? Hill explains that rhetoric shapes our identity. How we describe and term things in our world helps shape that ar
One on One with the Small Church Pastor who "Took Over" the SBC Pastors Conference to Highlight Smaller ChurchesAn "average" church pastor is the president of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference.
Ed: You’re a small church pastor and yet you won the election to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. I think there was a message that Southern Baptists were sending to themselves. Sometimes people forget what a typical church looks like in the United States. Why are small churches—which are actually typical churches—overlooked so
- A new short podcast to help you show and share the love of Jesus each week.
It’s hard to believe it’s been over seven months since I officially took the role of Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. It’s been a fun journey so far with some great (and creative) people. One of the reasons I came to the Center was because I wanted to spend more time focusing on evangelism and training the Church to show and share the love of Jesus more of
- Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith.
On April 21, 2008 at the age of 26, Katherine Wolf experienced a brain bleed from a massive brain stem stroke that nearly killed her. She survived but was left unable to walk, talk, or swallow and with severe double vision, right ear deafness, and right-side facial paralysis. The former beauty queen, model, and mother to a then-six-month-old baby boy had to redefine her life.
“I am grateful that the Lord h
- Most pastors want their churches to be a safe haven, but don’t have a plan to get there.
When it comes to domestic violence, Protestant pastors want to be helpful but often don’t know where to start.
Most say their church would be a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.
But many don’t know if anyone in their church has been a victim of domestic violence. And only half say they have a plan in place to help if a victim comes forward.
Those are among the findings of a new r
- Leaders have the capacity to affect great changes in their communities.
This past January, I taught a class called “Missional Movements and Evangelism” at Wheaton College. One of the students in the class was Josh Fenska, who pastors Redeemer Community Church in Aurora, Illinois. Over the course of three days in class, I was reminded why I believe leaders have the capacity to affect great changes in their communities.
Josh and his leadership team realized that they were not following
- His Fellowship is the force behind DC discipleship and the National Prayer Breakfast.
Doug Coe, the Washington DC pastor and power broker best known for organizing the network of Christian leaders responsible for the annual National Prayer Breakfast, died Tuesday afternoon. He was 88.
His death, from “complications following a heart attack and stroke,” came just a few weeks after Coe attended the prayer breakfast’s 64th annual gathering.
“Despite our personal sadness, we
- Contact: Elizabeth Morris, Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare, 701-430-9210, firstname.lastname@example.orgHILLSBORO, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare declares itself a 'Sanctuary for Children and Families' adversely affected by the Indian Child Welfare Act.American children are frequently removed from homes they love and placed with strangers; sometimes with strangers considered dangerous by social service standards. SomeSource: CAICW
- Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, 866-FRC-NEWS, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council, testified before the New Hampshire House of Representatives against H.B. 587, a bill to prohibit minors from seeking the help of a licensed counselor to deal with unwanted same-sex attractions and H.B. 478, a bill providing special rights on the basis of gender identity which
- Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Congress prepares to vote on legislation that would halt tax payments to Planned Parenthood, a new video showing the urgent need to defund America's largest abortion provider has been released by Operation Rescue.The video shows 18 ambulances that have Sourc
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School Students and Community Members Donate 91 Ponytails for Cancer Patients91 students and community members donate their ponytails to help cancer patients who are experiencing hair loss.Contact: Joan Wagner, Ph. D., President, firstname.lastname@example.org; Cristina Almanza, Director of Communications, 512-244-4811, ext. 1211, email@example.com; both with St. Dominic Savio Catholic High SchoolAUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- 91 St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School students and many community members donated their ponytails during the Cuts for Source:
- Today's Headlines Malaysia: a kidnapping, religious pressure, and Sharia
Having a heart for Muslim missions — it does make a difference
Bibles for China partnership to resource China
- Contact: Genevieve Wilson, Georgia Right to Life, 770-339-6880NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) PAC today announced its endorsement of State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) for Congress to replace Tom Price in the 6th district."Senator Hill has a strong pro-life record and we're confident he will be an effective standard bearer to protect innocent human lives at all stagesfrom the pre-born to the elderly and infirm," said Genevieve Wil Source: Geo
- Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to a speech given by Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown on February 7:Two weeks ago today, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to the defense of slavery and rape, and not a single major media outletwith the exception of a blogger on the Washington Post website and a brief posting on fox Source: Catho
- Gospel for Asia-supported workers give help and hope to those living in isolation Contact: 800-946-2742, email@example.com; www.gfa.org/press WILLS POINT, Texas, Feb. 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- People affected with leprosy throughout South Asia received food, shoes, blankets and household supplies as workers supported through Gospel for Asia (GFA) commemorated World Leprosy Day, held each year to promote awareness and prevention.Photo: To commemorate World Leprosy
- 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative releases IRF Congressional ScorecardContact: Lou Ann Sabatier, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-216-2941, Lsabatier@21wilberforce.org
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- International religious freedom issues are growing in urgency and importance worldwide, and today the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is releasing the International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard for the 114th session of Congress.
"Having serve Source: 21st
- Contact: Laraine Bennett, National Council of Catholic Women, 703-224-0990, firstname.lastname@example.org
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Council of Catholic Women, established by the U.S. Catholic Bishops, will celebrate its 97th year of serving the Church and communities on March 4, 1920.
Historic milestones in the NCCW history include: a White House reception for delegates from the first NCCW Convention in 1921, address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower at theSource: Na
- Today's Headlines Letter sent to Turkish president for American pastorâ€™s release
SAARC region takes ministry focus
Pray, Give, Go. Does it really matter?