Contact: Lindsay Nelson, Teleios Research, 843-819-0201
GOOSE CREEK, S.C., April 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Teleios Research conducted a survey by placing advertisements on InstaPray, a Christian Instagram account In total, 858 individuals participated, with the majority being: evangelicals (77%); college students (51%), females (67%), and 80% US residents. The average age was 23 ± 10 years.HOW CHRISTIANS MAKE DECISIONSThe respondents indicated they most often make spiritual an Sour
- Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371NAPA, Calif., April 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a new video recently showing Planned Parenthood's willingness to engage in the illegal sale of fetal body parts. In the video, President of the Medical Directors' Council for PP Federation of America's Dr. Mary Gatter says that $50 per aborted baby is "on the low end" of payment for fetal specimens. G Source:
Care Net Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Affecting the Free Speech of Pro-Life Pregnancy CentersContact: Vincent DiCaro, Care Net, 703-554-8741
LANSDOWNE, Va., April 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Care Net, a national non-profit ministry supporting one of the largest networks of pregnancy centers in the United States, filed an amicus brief to support National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), the petitioner in a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Care Net supports NIFLA's petition to have the Supreme Court reverse the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals toSource
- Contact: Gunnar Mägi, Global Mission Team: Partnerships & Communications, United Bible Societies, 00-372-503-4980, firstname.lastname@example.org
SWINDON, UK, April 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- In 2016, Bible Societies assisted in the completion of translations in 61 languages spoken by over 428 million people. 2016 was 'a first' for no fewer than 30 languages, spoken by over 95 million people. 17 communities now have their very first Bible, 6 have a New Testament and 7 communities have t
- Today's Headlines Blasphemy charges dropped against Ahok post-election
Asian Access celebrates 50 years of ministry
Short-term missions, long-term impact
- www.TheStarMovie.com Contact: Michael Conrad, 214-616-0320, Michael@Lovell-Fairchild.com CULVER CITY, Calif., April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- From Sony Pictures Animation, THE STAR offers a first look at four characters from the anticipated faith-and-family film, and announces the addition of three-time Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton as Edith the cow's voice to join its outstanding cast.Premiering Nov. 10th, 2017, THE STAR tells the story of the first Christmas through t
Nomi Network Announces 7th Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony to Honor Patagonia's Wendy Savage, Grace Farms' Sharon Prince, and Actress & Activist Julia OrmondCelebrities, Fashion Designers and Business Leaders Gather to End Human TraffickingContact: Sweena Varghese, Nomi Network, 646-867-0608
NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nomi Network, an anti-human trafficking non-profit organization, announced today that it will honor three key individuals at its 7th Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony for their efforts to eradicate the vicious cycle of human trafficking. The reception and ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in New Sou
- World Health Day focus on depression prompts caring 'not forgotten' visits by GFA-supported teamsContact: 972-300-3379, email@example.com WILLS POINT, Texas, April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Impoverished families who pick through trash to make a meager living were given a tangible "expression of hope" as GFA (Gospel for Asia) teams marked World Health Day recently with a series of special programs.Free check-ups and medicines, mosquito nets and packets of fruit w Source: InC
- Best-selling author and Southern Baptist leader to keynote International Day for the Unreached alliance celebration and challenge June 4Contact: Darin Campbell, 512-785-8350, firstname.lastname@example.org; Press kit www.inchristcommunications.com/dayfortheunreached COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Best-selling author and missions leader David Platt will bring a message of support and challenge to this year's International Day for the Un
- Faculty push back against stricter standards keeping curse words, R-rated movies, and sexual content out of their curricula.
This spring, Cedarville University enacted new curriculum guidelines inspired by Philippians 4:8 and aimed at purifying coursework of erotic and graphic content.
Cedarville, a buttoned-up Baptist school with a 130-year Christian history, is not the kind of place where professors assign Fifty Shades of Grey or anything close. But administrators want to err on the side of ca
- The political lines on abortion blurred (a bit) this week.
Evangelical institutions suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate expected that their legal battle would end when President Donald Trump took office.
As of this week, it doesn’t look like that will be the case.
Despite Trump pledging to dismantle Obamacare and to defend religious groups against “bullying” by the federal government, his administration has opted to still stan
- Two surveys examine who studies Scripture, who doesn't, and why.
For the most part, Americans have positive things to say about the Bible. More than half call it a good source of morals (52%). About a third say it’s helpful (37%), true (36%), and life-changing (35%), according to a new LifeWay Research survey.
Even more told the American Bible Society (ABS) and Barna Group that they believe it’s the actual or inspired word of God (81%).
But a growing segment— 19 percent in 2017
- As you go, wherever you go, make disciples of all people.
And the Lord added to their number …
What was behind the amazing growth of the Church in the Book of Acts? How did the Early Church grow—and grow so rapidly and with such diversity?
The 21st-century Body of Christ is exploding with evangelism-related resources. Christ-followers across the globe have immediate, at-your-finger-tips access to websites with seemingly unlimited links to articles and interviews, podcasts and video
- Part One in a new series.
If we are honest, we must say that in many senses, we've lost our imagination, passion, and direction for evangelism. We need to put evangelism back into our imagination. To some, I may sound like a broken record (if you are old enough to remember records!). But I honestly believe there is nothing more worthy of pushing into and prodding the Church towards as making evangelism part of our daily lives. After all, it was the last command of Jesus before His ascension!
- Christian philosopher honored with $1.4 million award for reshaping theism.
The man who brought belief in God back into the study of philosophy, Alvin Plantinga, has received the 2017 Templeton Prize.
The 84-year-old Christian philosopher is the latest in a line of dozens of laureates honored for their spiritual contributions to the world, including Billy Graham, Chuck Colson, Bill Bright, and Mother Teresa.
Plantinga made a name for himself as a philosophy professor at Calvin College and the Un
- Welcoming the stranger carries real risks. But hospitality is a New Testament expectation.
During our first five years as newlyweds, my husband, Tom, and I watched every episode of The X-Files. I was convinced that demented serial killers worked the late shift everywhere that my small town of 7,000 could possibly employ them.
Granted, as a pastor’s kid I had grown up without television, so my imagination was maybe making up for lost time. Or maybe I’m just uniquely susceptible to cal
- Dave started the church in 2011 with no people, no resources, no building, nothing.
Ed: Dave, you came here and started Church of the Beloved in Chicago, but give me a little backstory. How did you come to start this church?
Dave: I was getting some offers from churches that were established with senior leaders who are highly respected and seasoned. I was really excited about the possibility of getting mentored by a few of them, so I went to a little chapel in the Billy Graham Center Museum at W
- The influential rapper’s latest record is all about our fear of being condemned.
Last week, rapper Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated third major label album, DAMN. As with all his past releases, critics and fans have been buzzing about Kendrick’s lyrical deftness, musical prowess, and pointed social commentary. Increasingly, however, these conversations have also been centered on the interweaving of his Christian faith into his complex musical narratives. While his first
- USCIRF annual report expands countries of particular concern.
Russia’s ongoing crackdown on religious minorities, foreign missionaries, and evangelists has earned it a spot among the worst countries in the world for religious freedom.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which flags religious freedom violators for the State Department, listed the former Soviet state among six new Tier 1 “countries of particular concern” (CPC) in its latest annual repor
- Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, email@example.com
NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Planned Parenthood event that will honor Hillary Clinton and Shonda Rhimes on May 2 in New York City: They are billing it as "a once in a lifetime Gala, 100 Years Strong: The Celebration of the Century." Hillary Clinton will receive the Champion of the Century Award and Shonda Source: Catholic Leag
- Contact: John Snyder, St. Gabriel Possenti Society, 202-239-8005, firstname.lastname@example.org
VIERA, Fla., April 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Christians must promote the right and ability of their persecuted brethren to obtain and use self-defense firearms," John M. Snyder, founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, said here today.
St. Gabriel Possenti used handguns in 1860 to rescue villagers of Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy from a violent band of renegades. The St. Gabriel Poss Source: St
- Today's Headlines Poverty, famine, and the death that overshadows Yemen
Fighting terrorism…with computer lab job training?
Tips on effective short-term missions
- New African-American advisory board welcomed as a key step in missions group's major push to more fully reflect God's church and kingdom Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, email@example.com NORCROSS, Ga., April 25, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Non-white churches and workers have long been underrepresented in mainline denominations in missions, but one agency is doing all that it can to help change that. TMS Global is undertaking a major drive to S
- Contact: David Migdal, 201-602-2910SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 25, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- PureFlix.com, the leader in the faith and family streaming video on demand space, is expanding the type and number of devices consumers can watch the service on, thanks to a significant expansion of its Android-based platform and compatibility with Apple TV.
For the first time, PureFlix.com will now be available directly on Android TVs from Sony and Sharp, Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets, and Android Source:
- Global Mapping International's open-handed move aims to continue 'faithful stewarding' of library of valuable products, data and insights Contact: Jon Hirst, 719-531-3599, firstname.lastname@example.org COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 25, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Global Mapping International (GMI) announced today it will close its doors June 30, 2017, after 33 years of providing vital information and insight to the global church. As it winds down its pioneering work, GMI is taking the unusual So
- Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, email@example.com
NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on legislation targeting religious employers in California: Under the guise of "anti-discrimination," a pro-abortion California assemblywoman is pushing a bill that would bar faith-based codes of conduct for employees of religious organizations.AB 569 specifically targets codes of conduct involving emp Source: Catholic League
Judicial Watch Receives New Records on United Passenger David Dao Removal Incident -- Police Reports, New Video, Audio FilesContact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172 WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch today received documents today from the City of Chicago in response to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request for records about the removal of United Airlines passenger David Dao on April 9. The records are available here.Judicial Watch filed a FOIA on April 11, 2017 for:copies of all records related to the involuntary removal of passenger David Dao from Source: J
- Book Explains Who is the True Owner of Hobby Lobby and Encourages Readers to Live Generously to Impact Future Generations"Giving It All AwayAnd Getting It All Back Again" by David Green Releases from Zondervan TodayGRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 25, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Hobby Lobby CEO and founder David Green, one of America's most successful businessmen, offers both inspiration and practical advice in his new book, "Giving It All Away And Getting It All Back Again" (Zonderva Source: Zonderv
- Today's Headlines Could China, U.S. relations improve religious freedoms?
Ghana prison system partners with ministry for holistic care
Inspiring the advance of technology missions in India
- Local Digital Marketing Agency recognized for expertise in web design by the Arizona Interactive Marketing AssociationContact: Anthony Kirlew, 480-338-6744PHOENIX, April 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Infinion Marketing, a Phoenix-based Digital Marketing Agency, was the recent recipient of a TIM Award for eCommerce Web Design by the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA). The company offers a variety of digital marketing services with website design being at the forefront. Source: I
- Contact: Robin Barnett, 616-698-3251, firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Zondervan announced today a two-book contract with Hannah Brencher. The first book on learning to embrace the process required to build a better, more rooted life will release in August 2018. Brencher is the founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, a global community united in writing letters to strangers across the globe. In 2012, Brencher gave a TED Talk o Sour
Former NFL Player, Dallas Cowboy Chaplain and Spoken Word Artist Jonathan Evans Defines and Discovers the Meaning of Manhood in New Album 'J-Walk' Available WorldwideContact: Christina Garvin, Sundari PR, 805-229-1612, email@example.com
DALLAS, April 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Son of mega church pastor Dr. Tony Evans, Jonathan Evans, a mentor, author, speaker, spoken word artist and former NFL fullback is encouraging men of all ages in their spiritual walk with God on his new album J-Walk. The spoken word record is available on all digital platforms worldwide and on JonathanBlakeEvans.com.
The album is the latest accompan Source:
- Restoring the Sacred in Catholic ArtContact: Kathleen Carr, 240-418-3308CHICAGO, April 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- An organization dedicated to the restoration of the Sacred in the visual arts has been established at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, a parish known for its renaissance in Catholic faith and culture."We want to support artists in offering their gifts for the greater glory of God in an effort to harness the power of Beauty and its necessity in the work of eva Source: Catholi
- Contact: Dr. David Wagner, 267-250-1222, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Airmen-Marine Memorial Chapel, the Command Chaplain of MCAS Miramar, Commander Manuel (Don) Biadog, Jr., CHC, USN, received the 2017 "Outstanding Chaplain of the Year" Award.
Photo: Rear Admiral Brent W. Scott, CHC, USN, Chaplain of the Marine Corps, Commander Don Biadog, CHC, USN, Command Chaplain, MCAS Miramar, Source: Milit
- Today's Headlines Millions of South Sudanese face famine in â€˜lean seasonâ€™
Asian Access marks its Golden Jubilee in Jakarta, Indonesia
Orphans Reborn expands into Far East Russia
- A balanced, biblical take on the devices we can’t seem to live without.
I remember the day I got my first smartphone. Upgrading from a “dumb phone,” I was dazzled. Crisp and clear pictures. Email and calendar in one place. Ready access to Twitter, Facebook, and any search engine I wanted. In the words of the AT&T ad, I could now “move at the speed of instantly.”
But as the months went on, I realized my smartphone was not a neutral tool that would leave my life u
- We're missing a broader scope of familial love.At the center of the remarkable montage near the opening of Pixar’s Up stands the sorrow of infertility.
On one side lie the joys of a budding marriage, and on the other the delights of its twilight. In the hour of crisis, Carl sees Ellie sitting in the garden facing the sun with a forlorn look, feeling the devastation of their joint barrenness. Neither character speaks throughout the montage, but here their silence is particularly apt: the wo
- How evangelical scientists square their place in the global movement.
Hundreds of thousands of researchers, educators, and doctors will take to the streets tomorrow, holding nerdy signs and sporting pins with slogans like “I Believe in Science.”
For many of them, that’s not all they believe in. Evangelicals’ involvement in the upcoming March for Science reflects their unique place in the sector. Despite all the motivations and concerns they share with their secular counte
- The thrilling story of British explorer Percy Fawcett dramatizes our search for a transcendent home.
James Gray’s The Lost City of Z opens with a rousing sequence of sport: British army officers on horseback, galloping through the picturesque Irish country on a stag hunt. Complete with a bagpipe score, sweeping vistas, and shots of adoring wives and children cheering on their men, the scene embodies masculine attraction to danger, adventure, exploration and competition. When Percy Fawcett
- Why Christians should support reforms that recognize both the dignity of immigrants and the rule of law.
Early in his new book, Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective, Mark Amstutz recounts the story of a young man in California who had completed law school and was seeking admission to the state bar. But his aspiration was so controversial that he eventually found himself in front of the California Supreme Court.
The problem? This young man was not an American citizen. His pa
- And other thoughts on the biblical and theological significance of home.
Home sweet home. Home is where the heart is. Human beings have crafted a multitude of expressions that testify to an innate desire for rootedness, comfort, and belonging. In Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home, writer Jen Pollock Michel (also the author of Teach Us to Want, CT’s 2015 Book of the Year) explores this universal longing through biblical, theological, and practical lenses. A. J. Swobod
- No teasing, no favorites, and hours and hours of time with one other.
Sibling friendship is a countercultural notion. TV shows, movies, and books rarely portray siblings as allies. Sibling rivalry has been elevated from an occasional challenge to the cultural norm.
Under this norm, parents function as referees and judges—breaking up fights, assigning blame, and steering siblings to leave each other alone. But the Bible indicates that siblinghood (both spiritual and physical) consists of mo
- We share the gospel because men and women need to know they are loved by God.
I’ve seen people squirm and fidget whenever the topic of evangelism is mentioned. Of course, the reasons vary from person to person.
I wonder if some feel awkward engaging in an activity they’ve never, or seldom, done. They are awkward when it comes to sharing their faith.
But I’m convinced that none of us is very life-skilled, even about significant features of life. For instance, nobody
- But after losing Jakarta race, Ahok finds some favor in court.
The blasphemy charges that cost Indonesia’s top Christian politician his re-election race won’t send him to jail.
Just a day after Basuki Purnama—popularly known as Ahok—conceded the runoff for governor of Jakarta, prosecutors recommended a light sentence of two years probation instead of the maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Ahok, a double minority in the archipelago as a Christian and as an Indonesian
- I equated material possessions with happiness, until a high-school mission trip changed my thinking.
Growing up, I was something of a nomad. I spent the first years of my life in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. Then, at age six, I moved to Hong Kong, where I would remain until the third grade before moving back to Maryland. I grew up speaking Chinese at home but learned to master English at school. At a young age, I became adept at adapting to different environments.
My ambitions were as
Mother Dolores Hart, OSB -- 'The Nun Who Kissed Elvis' -- To Speak at the Leo House in New York CityContact: Ashley Bryant, The Leo House, 646-791-3528 ext 222NEW YORK, April 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Monday, May 15, Mother Dolores Hart, OSB will discuss "How does love really fit in today's world?" and sign copies of her autobiography, "The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows," at The Leo House in New York City. The event is sponsored by The Leo House and Relevant Radio 1430AMNew York Metropolitan Area with support from the Archdiocese of Ne Source: VMR
- Contact: Rachel Hamel, Child Evangelism Fellowship®, 636-456-4321 ext 1177KAPOLEI, Hawaii, April 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a victory for Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) in the Aloha State, its after-school Good News Club® can now be held in Ewa Elementary, the largest elementary school in the Campbell-Kapolei Complex.The Hawaii Chapter of CEF was originally denied use of the school facilities, despite other comparable programs in Hawaii schools, such as A+ Program,
- Contact: Evelyn Lemly, CEO, Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc., 407-629-4948, email@example.comDEBARY, Fla., April 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Kairos of Texas was presented the prestigious Texas Department of Criminal Justice Restorative Justice Award for excellence at the Governor's 2017 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program on April 6th. This award was presented, in Austin, by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman, Dale Wainwright, and Texas Department of Crim Sour
Australian Prayer Leaders Call World to Pray and Fast for America as US Vice President Visits AustraliaContact: Wesley Leake, 61-457-288-872; Melissa Haigh, 61-439-352-465; Warwick Marsh, 61-418-225-212; www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au UNANDERRA, Australia, April 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- For the fifth year in a row, Australia is calling the nations of the world to join with them to pray and fast for five days for America, from 30 April4 May 2017. April 30 is America's National Day of Repentance. May 4 is America's National Day of Prayer. "For Source: Australi
Texas State University Professor Protects Student from Arrest After He Destroyed Anti-Abortion DisplayContact: Dr. Daryl Rodriguez, President, Love of Truth Ministries, 210-867-7268, firstname.lastname@example.org SPRING BRANCH, Texas, April 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The Police are going to come and arrest you!" exclaimed a Texas State University faculty member to the student who recently destroyed several signs of the anti-abortion group Love of Truth Ministries. On the afternoon of April 3rd, the TSU student, Ian Ramos encountered our team with signs in the Quad. T Source: C