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CT Makers: 20 of the Most Creative Christians We Know

Meet the artists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists using fresh ideas for common good. “The Christian shoemaker does his Christian duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes.” This pithy quote is usually attributed to Martin Luther, but in fact, scholars say he never said it. First, no Christian of Luther’s […]

The Purge: Election Year

The opportunity for biting social critique gets swept away in a torrent of bloody destruction. Few, if any, of CT‘s readers probably ought to see (or bother seeing) The Purge: Election Year. Like its predecessors (The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy), its world is drawn thinly in ways that don’t actually help the very interesting […]

The BFG

Fairy tales need real dragons. Roald Dahl weaves strange yarns for kids, mixing imagination and whimsy with a distinct strand of menace. The enduring popularity of his stories—Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published in 1964!—depends on all those threads, menace included. What good is Matilda without the criminally neglectful parents or abusive Agatha Trunchbull? […]

Issues in the Future of Evangelicalism

The future of evangelicalism includes harsh realities for churches. The enduring question for the church is this: how do we fulfill the Great Commission in a rapidly changing world? We—the church of the West—receive no exception from the question. But it appears that despite our best efforts to keep up with the ever-morphing values and […]

Interview: Q+A with Adam Grant: Does Our Calling Make Us More Creative?

The author of ‘Originals’ talks about how faith factors into our ideas and work. A psychology professor at Wharton Business School, Adam Grant probes motivations and inspirations to get at the heart of work. His research reveals unexpected glimpses of humanity and character, like how generosity can help leaders get ahead (his 2013 bestseller Give […]

McDonald’s May Be the Most Welcoming Spot in Your Neighborhood

A fast-food skeptic finds lessons on community in an unexpected place. I’ve blamed McDonald’s and fellow fast food joints for enabling Americans’ worst eating habits. They help us scarf down a meal in our cars, by ourselves, and in a hurry. Their cheap, greasy food steals away poor people’s paychecks, and their glowing signs interrupt […]

Hubble and the Celestial Fireworks: NASA Space Telescope Spots Rare Tadpole Galaxy that Resembles July 4th Fireworks

Numerous star births looking like the fireworks during July 4th were observed at the Hubble Space Telescope.

Ban on Coffee and Donuts Leads to Church Brawl

A violent rumble erupted at a local church Sunday morning after the congregational care team voted to stop serving coffee and donuts in all Sunday school and life classes.

5 Inspirational Bible Verses to Help You Enjoy Your Retirement

While some people look forward to retirement, others meet it with dread and fear. Remember, God wants you to take time to enjoy the beauty of His creation and the fruits of your labor. Reaching retirement age doesn’t mean that your mission in life is over, God still has much work for you to do […]

James Dobson Says Paula White Led Donald Trump to Jesus Christ

After making headlines last week for saying Donald Trump is a “baby Christian” who has accepted a relationship with Jesus, evangelical leader James Dobson has emphasized that even though the Republican nominee is still maturing in his Christian walk, that is no reason to not vote for him and give Hillary Clinton the power to […]

Christian Woman Slays Performance of National Anthem at Lincoln Memorial

Star Genleah Swain, an assistant principal at Jefferson County Middle/High School in Florida is now the toast of the Internet after an impromptu video of her delivering a powerful and captivating performance of the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial while on vacation went viral.

Who Is Nigel Farage? 5 Things to Know About the Man Who Led Brexit

At the heart of the successful Brexit movement was one man: Nigel Farage. The 52-year-old leader of the UK Independence Party is considered the champion of the effort to leave the EU. Yet who is Farage?

Gospel Singer James Fortune Admits ‘I Was an Abuser’ After Being Sentenced for Bone-Breaking Assault on Wife

In his first candid interview about the bone-breaking assault on his wife in 2014, to which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced in March, popular gospel singer James Fortune recently confessed, “I was an abuser.”

Actress Patricia Heaton Blasts Supreme Court Abortion Decision by Quoting Thomas Jefferson

Pro-life feminist television actress Patricia Heaton has spoken out against the United States Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to operate under similar medical safety standards required of other surgical medical facilities.

Supreme Court Condones ‘Vicious Anti-Christian’ Law, Says David French on Washington Pharmacist Suit

Conservative columnist David French denounced the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision to not grant a hearing for a suit against a Washington state law that compells pharmacies to provide abortion-inducing drugs despite any religious objections.

Calvinism Not to Blame for Southern Baptist Decline, JD Greear Says

J.D. Greear, who was a strong contender for president at the recent Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, says it’s unfair to blame declining baptism numbers in the SBC on a resurgence of 5-point Calvinism in Southern Baptist life.

Pray for Wife of a Christian Prisoner

Karlygash continues to wait and pray for the release of her husband, Yklas Kabduakasov, who is serving two years in a labor camp because of his Christian faith. Yklas, a former Muslim, was arrested in August 2015 for “inciting religious hatred.” He began serving the prison term in December 2015, but Karlygash hopes for an […]

PRAISE REPORT | Cave Church in Egypt Attracts 70,000 Christians Weekly to Worship Jesus

With the Middle East in turmoil and the threat of Islamic insurgency in Egypt, many Christians have left the country. Despite this tragedy and Egypt’s unfortunate human right’s conditions, Coptic Egyptians still worship Jesus. In one cave church outside of Cairo, nearly 70,000 Christians attend weekly to carry on tradition and worship their savior. Read […]

Authorities Deem Petitioning Government ‘A Social Disturbance,’ Christian To Stand Trial

ICC Note:  A Christian who was arrested for protesting the events surrounding the attempted demolition of his church’s cross on Thursday is being persecuted for speaking out on behalf of his beliefs. The authorities’ argument is that by petitioning higher authorities, one is disrupting “social stability”. On the contrary, the reality of this situation is that […]

Scores of Boko Haram Members Killed, 16 Hostages Freed – Army

ICC Note: The Nigerian Army reports that they have killed dozens of Boko Haram fighters, as well as rescued 16 of the terrorist group’s hostages during a recent operation. They recovered a significant amount of arms and ammunition during this raid as well. Nigerian troops are now working on profiling the rescued people since they […]

Thousands of Pregnant Women Displaced by Boko Haram in Niger

ICC Note: In early June, Boko Haram led attacks in southeastern Niger, which displaced roughly 75,000 people, including 3,000 pregnant girls and women. These women are now in dire need of maternal care and assistance, having been removed from their homes and forced to walk long distances to escape the terrorists that attacked their villages. […]

Iraq military liberates Fallujah from ISIS

ICC Note: After Iraqi forces have defeated ISIS in the key city of Fallujah, 85 thousand refugees have been created. Most who have been held in the city for the past two and a half years have no home to which they can return. Christian refugees in particular are choosing to flee the country entirely, […]

Egypt: Eight Defendants Involved in Attacks On Christians in Minya Released

ICC Note: Eight defendants who were arrested in connection to the attacks against Christian homes in Karam village in May have been released on bail by the Minya court Judge. The defendants were those arrest on May 20th after a group of 300 armed men attacked seven Christian homes and stripped and elderly Christian woman. […]

Christians in Jharkhand, India Face Continued Persecution for Worshiping Christ

ICC Note: Christians in Jharkhand state in India are facing continued persecution for worshiping Christ. One month after being assaulted by Hindu radicals, Christians in Hunter village have been attacked and threatened again by both Hindu radicals and local police for continuing to worship Christ. Hindu radicals have now told the Christians of Hunter village that they […]

Christians Fear for Children Attending Children Bible Clubs in India

By ICC’s India Correspondent 6/29/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in India in 2014, Christians have experienced an increasing amount of persecution. Over the past two years, it has almost become common for radical Hindus to attack pastors and destroy churches without fear of punishment from […]

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