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Posted 2/11/15 at 12:18 PM | Alex Murashko

Christian Group to 'Drop the L-Bomb' on Valentine’s Day Weekend; Campaign to Help Children in Eye of Middle East Storm


For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Santiago, Director, Reload Love,

Albuquerque, NM – February 10, 2015 – Albuquerque-based Reload Love, a non-profit organization that works to raise money and awareness for children caught in the crossfire of violence in the Middle East, has announced it will “Drop the ‘L’-Bomb” this Valentine’s Day and are asking everyone to join. Reload Love is aiming to raise $50,000 to help support a series of efforts that will in turn send love to the Middle East in the form of aid to refugee children and youth who were abused by members of ISIS and are now living in displaced communities. FULL POST

Posted 2/5/15 at 2:15 PM | Alex Murashko

Father Factor: Countering the Viral Growth of Youth Crime

Every Man Ministries

Currently in America, at least twenty-five million children under the age of 18 don’t live with their natural father. Add the number of children who live with their fathers but who aren’t connected emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually and you have the dramatic majority of all children.

Children who sense closeness to their fathers are twice as likely to enter college or find stable employment after high school; they are seventy-five percent less likely to have a child in their teenaged years, eighty percent less likely to spend time in jail, and half as likely to experience depression. A four-decade study reports that when dads encourage their daughters to excel and achieve and are emotionally close to their sons, their daughters are more successful in school and careers, and their sons achieve greater economic status.

One of Every Man Ministries initiatives is to focus on the epidemic of social problems that come with fatherlessness and disconnected dads. The Father Factor is Every Man Ministries newest conference offering for women and men featuring Dr. Ken Canfield, Doug Field, and Kenny Luck serving the church and inner city communities to help them address this critical issue in the congregation and, more importantly, the community. It is an interactive, multi-media, inspirational and educational conference centered on the “Father” issue addressing personal, family, and faith dimensions related to the issue.

Top 5 Tips for Fathering Teenagers; How to Counter the Viral Growth of Youth Crime

Posted 1/9/15 at 2:04 PM | Alex Murashko

Quotes: Sandra Crouch, Twin Sister of Andrae Crouch on Her Brother's Death

“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


From the desk of Alex Murashko.

Posted 1/7/15 at 11:16 AM | Alex Murashko

Dutch Political Cartoonist on Charlie Hebdo Massacre

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.

From the desk of Alex Murashko.

Posted 12/16/14 at 12:04 PM | Alex Murashko

Christmas: An Action Step Worth Remembering

(PHOTO: Strong Tower Ministries/Bob Ortiz)

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 LA Worship Leader Rocks Acoustic Set During ChristmasLand's Hillsong Concert (PHOTO)

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

'Chaps' the Former Navy Chaplain Elected to Colorado State House Now Topic of Colbert Nation Joke (VIDEO)



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 SES's Conference on Apologetics


Culture & Christianity: A Necessary Partnership Relationship Explored at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics

October 10-11

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, 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 • “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

Dallas Area Christians to Rally in Support of Persecuted in Iraq


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.

(Photo: Reuters)
A member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant waves an ISIS flag.

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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Pastor Chuck Smith opening in prayer at Harvest America, Aug. 26, 2012.

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