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Posted 1/9/15 at 2:04 PM | Alex Murashko
“Today my twin brother, womb-mate and best friend went home to be with the Lord,” Andrae Crouch's twin sister, Sandra Crouch, said in statement via the Los Angeles Times. “Please keep me, my family and our church family in your prayers. I tried to keep him here but God loved him best.”
Legendary gospel music singer, songwriter and choir director Andrae Crouch who had been ailing for some time, died Thursday after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He was 72. FULL STORY
Posted 1/7/15 at 11:16 AM | Alex Murashko
At least 12 people have been killed in Paris after two masked gunmen stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. The newspaper attracted controversy and was burned in 2011 after it published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, deemed insulting to the Muslim world.
Hollande called the shooting a terrorist attack, according to The Associated Press, and noted that several other terror attacks have apparently been thwarted in France in recent weeks. FULL STORY AT THE CHRISTIAN POST
Dutch political cartoonist Ruben L. Oppenheimer penned the above editorial cartoon soon after the attack.
Posted 12/16/14 at 12:04 PM | Alex Murashko
After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them. (John 13:12-17 NLT)
Here’s a Christmas story that’s very dear to my heart. I was blessed recently to participate in a weekend missions trip to the outskirts of Maneadero, Baja, Mexico, just a short drive from Ensenda. Eighty percent of what was given was clothes and items from my mom’s “collection.” This is what she wanted. To give until it hurts. That’s why she hoarded, at least a good part of the reason, so she could bring joy to others by giving whatever she had from her “stock.” FULL POST
Posted 12/11/14 at 2:17 PM | Alex Murashko
Saddleback Church Los Angeles worship leader John Coggins performed during KOST 103.5 ChristmasLand's Hillsong concert Wednesday evening. Performers during the evening included their own renditions of Christmas song standards.
Posted 11/15/14 at 6:37 PM | Alex Murashko
Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt, the Navy chaplain discharged for praying in Jesus' name while in uniform, and who was elected to the Colorado State House, is already creating a bit of a stir primarily among liberals. FULL POST
Posted 10/2/14 at 10:30 AM | Alex Murashko
Culture & Christianity: A Necessary Partnership Relationship Explored at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics
CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Culture and Christianity. Can one exist without the other? In nine days, experts in various fields will explore just that at the Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu) 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics. In a world where faith and culture often collide, can these two peacefully co-exist?
The SES conference, which will be held at Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte, will explore many relevant topics linking Christianity and culture, including:
• “Faith In The Public Square” (Tim Goeglein of Focus on the Family and The Heritage Foundation)
• “Was Jesus Intolerant?” (Dr. Frank Turek of CrossExamined.org) • “Passing on the Faith” (a conversion with Sean McDowell and Josh McDowell) • “Pop Culture and the Problem of Evil” (Dr. Thomas J. Bridges of SES)
• “A Christian Response to Sexual Diversity” (Kathryn Camp of Living Into The Truth Ministries) FULL POST
Posted 9/4/14 at 10:35 AM | Alex Murashko
Christians in North Texas will gather on Sunday September 14th at Dallas City Hall Plaza; at 4:30 pm, for a rally to show their support for humanitarian relief for persecuted Christians in Iraq and other Muslim nations.
WHEN: September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm.
WHERE: In front of Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX.
The deliberate targeting and persecution of Christians by ISIL in Iraq, as well as the blatant attacks on Christian communities throughout the Middle East has caused great concern and offense within the Christian communities of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding counties.
In Iraq, many Christians are fleeing their homes and cities to escape the brutal jihad against Christians at the hands of ISIL. Many are now refugees in need of humanitarian aid. FULL POST
Posted 8/15/14 at 10:55 AM | Alex Murashko
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Posted 7/22/14 at 2:06 PM | Alex Murashko
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
$90 Million Box Office Smash;
Inspiring Faith/Family Film; Blu-ray™/DVD July 22
Featuring Oscar Nominees Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church
Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes, 3 Featurettes
WHAT: An inspiring story of family and faith, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD July 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL tells the true story of Todd Burpo, a small-town businessman whose young son, Colton (Connor Corum), miraculously recovers from a near-death experience with vivid memories of his visit to Heaven.
WHO: HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. Directed by Randall Wallace (SECRETARIAT), the film stars Academy Award® nominees Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, 1997) and Thomas Haden Church (Best Supporting Actor, SIDEWAYS, 2004). Also starring Kelly Reilly (FLIGHT, SHERLOCK HOLMES) and Emmy® Award winner Margo Martindale (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Justified, 2010, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY). FULL POST
Posted 7/18/14 at 12:53 PM | Alex Murashko
Jeremy Lin's Twitter profile page (@JLin7) says it all doesn't it?
On Friday, he tweeted: Thanks Taiwan for the insaneee airport reception!! Last leg of the Asia trip then off to LA!… http://instagram.com/p/qkr9JlOP1R/
Last week, the Houston Rockets traded Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reported.
The Lakers were willing to make this deal because Lin is under contract for only one more season, therefore preserving the team's cap space next summer, according to league source. ESPN reports that the Lakers also covet draft picks, "after trading away their first-round picks in 2015 and 2017 to Phoenix and Orlando as part of the Steve Nash and Dwight Howard trades, respectively."