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Joel Osteen Ministry Brings 400 Teens to Help Low-Income Areas in DC

More than 400 teens from across the country volunteered this past week to help D.C.’s underserved communities as part of the inaugural effort of Generation Hope Project, an outreach of Joel Osteen Ministries, to leave the host city of America’s Night of Hope in better shape after the event is done.

Boehner: Obama Is ‘Diminishing’ the Presidency

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) continued to criticize President Barack Obama for using the office of the president to campaign for reelection, rather than focus on governing, on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.

40 Amazing Quotes to Ignite Your Heart

We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19, NIV Love is awesome because God is Love. We hope these truths and reflections on love help you love bigger, live deeper, and extend astonishing grace today to those around you.

10 Ways to Be Cool Though Christian

1. Get a tattoo but make sure it’s a Hebrew word for something spiritual.

Pastor to Pastor: How’s Your Church Doing?

It’s such a common question. It’s the perennial question that pastors ask one another whenever we assemble. It’s the ministerial equivalent of “How about this weather we’re having?” It’s such an important question. Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for it (Ephesians 5:25). Pastors give up less for their churches than Christ gave, […]

John Piper Says He Longs for John Stott’s Ambition, Discernment

John Piper says he longs for “the light of discernment and the heat of ambition” which kept world-renowned Bible scholar John Stott focused on playing a key role in God’s work globally until he died about nine months ago.

Obama Jokes About Open Mics, Kim Kardashian and Eating Dog Meat at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Barack Obama showed his lighter side and a knack for comedy Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ dinner.

Evangelicals Condemn Burning of Qurans by Fla. Pastor Terry Jones

Evangelical leaders strongly condemned the burning of Qurans by Florida Pastor Terry Jones on Saturday in protest of Iran’s continued imprisonment of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.

Why Is First Jeremy Lin eBook Not Selling?

Award-winning sports writer Ted Kluck wonders if he should feel embarrassed that he wrote the first faith-based ebook on the evangelical basketball star Jeremy Lin, which despite being cheaper than a Starbucks coffee has not sold well since it was released about a month ago.

Fear of Success

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And […]

Put Religious Freedom Before Harmony In Indonesia, Activist Urges

04/29/2012 Indonesia (The Jakarta Globe) – Efforts by the government to insert itself more prominently into religious matters, coupled with its unclear stance on the role of religion in the state, will only exacerbate interreligious tensions in the country, leading rights activists warn. Veteran human rights activist Todung Mulya Lubis, speaking at a discussion on […]

U.S Air Force Bows To Atheists In Multiple Anti-Christian Moves

04/26/2012 United States (Charisma) – The Air Force and its Secretary, Michael B. Donley, have created the most hostile “anti-religious” environment in the history of the United States military. So says the American Family Association (AFA). Under Donley, the AFA argues, Air Force leaders have repeatedly caved to the demands of a small band of […]

Will UK Force Churches to Perform Gay Marriage?

Concerns Grow that UK will Force Religious Groups to Participate in ‘gay marriage’ ICC Note UK churches fear that they could be forced to perform gay marriages. Christians in the West are coming under increased pressure due to the growing influence of secularists. By Hillary White 04/27/2012 UK ( – Despite government assurances to the contrary, […]

Kidnapped Swiss Christian Freed Amid Mali’s Unrest

Kidnapped Swiss Christian Freed Amid Mali’s Unrest Rebels release Beatrice Stockly as country forms transitional government. 04/27/2012 Mali (CDN)-Separatist Islamist rebels released a Swiss Christian woman kidnapped by a private militia on April 15 amid political turmoil in Timbuktu, Mali, according to a Swiss foreign ministry statement. Armed members of the militant Islamic group Ansar […]

Christian released from prison in Iran, but others remain behind bars

ICC Note: “Fariborz Azram, a believer from a Muslim background, was released on 11th April after six months in detention on account of his faith,” Middle East Concern reports. However, more than 20 Christians remain in prison in Iran and request our prayers. 4/26/2012 Iran (Middle East Concern) – We are pleased to report that […]

Hindu Villagers Attack Christian Mourners in India

Assailants in Chhattisgarh state try to prevent burial of Christian 4/27/2012 India (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists trying to stop the burial of a convert to Christianity last week in Chhattisgarh state beat a pastor and other Christians, including children and two 60-year-old women who fell unconscious, sources told Compass. Jaikant Pawar, 31, of […]

Amidst Persecution, India Christians Graduate from Bible College and Pledge to “Die for Christ”

ICC Note: “Hundreds of future missionaries have graduated at a Bible college in India’s northern state of Rajasthan and pledged to ‘die for Christ’ if necessary amid expected persecution,” BosNewsLife reports. By Stefan J. Bos 4/27/2012 India (BosNewsLife) – Hundreds of future missionaries have graduated at a Bible college in India’s northern state of Rajasthan […]

Israeli govt. gets 2 more months to formulate new outpost policy

Israel’s Supreme Court has given the government two more months to examine the issue of razing unauthorized outposts built on Palestinian land.

Olmert, Ashkenazi caution against Israeli strike on Iran

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and ex-military chief Gabi Ashkenazi advocated against an Israeli military strike on Iran.

Iranian student deported from India for spying on synagogue, Chabad

Police in Pune, India, deported an Iranian doctoral candidate for “undesirable activities,” which reportedly included spying on a local synagogue and the Chabad house.

Former Shin Bet chief says he has ‘no faith’ in Israel’s leaders

The judgment of Israeli leaders has been clouded by “messianic feelings” and they cannot be trusted to decide to launch a military strike on Iran, Israel’s former security chief said.

Temporary housing site approved for Migron outpost residents

Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved a proposal to establish a temporary housing site for residents of the Migron outpost, which is scheduled to be demolished in August.

Israel’s top judoka, Arik Ze’evi, takes European gold

Israel’s top judoka, Arik Ze’evi, won a gold medal for the fourth time at the European judo championship.

Tel Aviv man arrested for firebombing African migrants’ homes

Police arrested a 20-year-old resident of south Tel Aviv for firebombing the homes of African asylum seekers living in his neighborhood.

Tal Law will be replaced with more ‘just’ law, Netanyahu promises

The Tal Law, which exempts full-time yeshiva students from mandatory army service, will be replaced with “a more egalitarian and just law,” Israel’s Prime Minister promised activists.

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