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San Francisco 49ers Players Upset With Fans for Cheering While C.J. Beathard Was Hurt

San Francisco 49ers fans just couldn’t hide their excitement when they saw Jimmy Garoppolo warm up before he entered the game during the final moments of last Sunday’s 24-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. However, C.J. Beathard was still down on the turf with a left knee injury when they started cheering and some of […]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster, Injury News 2017: Jameis Winston on Track to Return for Sunday’s Game

During a press conference on Monday, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter revealed that Winston had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam on his right shoulder earlier in the day, and he would be cleared to return to the practice field on Wednesday if he feels fine after doing some rehab exercises on Tuesday.

The Great Call of China: Churches Poised to Become Major Exporters

Hundreds pledge lives to missions at ‘Chinese Urbana’ as red tape rises. When 1,200 youth gathered for the first Chinese “Urbana-style” missions conference this fall, 300 pledged to become full-time missionaries. “This is one of those historic moments,” said David Ro, director of the Wilson Center for World Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. “There are […]

Oakland Raiders Roster, Injury News 2017: Wide Receiver Amari Cooper Enters Concussion Protocol

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper may have to sit out a game or two after he sustained a concussion in last Sunday’s 21-14 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Meizu M6s Specs, Release Date: Leaked Images Reveal Design That Sets It Apart From the Rest

Meizu is reportedly working on a new addition to the M6 family called the Meizu M6s.

‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ News: Meghan King Edmonds Pregnant With Baby No. 2

Meghan King Edmonds is expecting her second baby with husband Jim Edmonds.

Jeremy Lin Doesn’t Want His Knee Rehab to Become Bigger Priority Than God

Jeremy Lin is making major strides following his knee surgery, but the Brooklyn Nets point guard wants to make sure that his rehabilitation process isn’t getting in the way of his relationship with God.

Natalie Grant Shares Update on Her Voice 7 Weeks After Throat Cancer Surgery (Video)

Christian singer Natalie Grant recently underwent thyroid surgery to remove two cancerous tumors found in her throat. In a recent social media post the artist reveals her progress as she begins preparing to go back on the road for a Christmas tour.

Philadelphia 76ers NBA Trade and Roster Rumors: Sixers Have Lowered Their Asking Price for Jahlil Okafor

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are now willing to part ways with Okafor for a second-round draft pick.

NH City’s 10 Commandments Display to Feature Atheist Flag, ‘Peace Flag’ by Faith Groups

A New Hampshire city’s Ten Commandments monument will be the site of two flag raisings, each meant to represent the religious diversity of the community.

World Vision Introduces Unconventional Gift Catalogue to New York City for the Holidays

While many of the holiday shops in Bryant Park’s Winter Village in New York City boasted conventional gifts like art and jewelry on Tuesday, only one, global Christian humanitarian organization World Vision, offered to deliver goats, sheep, cows and donkeys to needy people all over the developing world.

WWE Rumors: Main Event Could Feature a Title vs. Title Match Involving Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns

The main event of “WrestleMania 34” could end up looking a lot like the main event of “WrestleMania VI.”

Kathie Lee Gifford Speaks Out After Matt Lauer’s Firing: ‘Only God Can Heal … All Have Sinned’

TODAY co-host Kathie Lee Gifford called for forgiveness after hearing that her longtime friend and colleague, Matt Lauer was fired by NBC after a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior.”

Being Hmong and Standing for the Gospel in Vietnam

In Vietnam, an increasing number of Hmong are converting to Christianity from the group’s traditional religion of animism–a decision that comes with a high price. The post Being Hmong and Standing for the Gospel in Vietnam appeared first on Open Doors USA.

Missionary Pilot Shares The Rest of the Auca Martyrs’ Story

Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian tribe. But for Gene, it wasn’t a far-off story. The five martyrs and their surviving […]

British Missionary Killed by Kidnappers, Died For Singing “Amazing Grace”

ICC Note The British missionary, Ian Squire, who was killed in captivity last month, died because he was singing “Amazing Grace” to comfort his fellow captives. According to the rescued captives, Ian had just finished singing the song on their first day when the gunmen opened fire on him. The abductors are believed to be […]

Three Somali Christian Siblings Attacked in Their Home Because They Are Christian

ICC Note Three siblings, children of a Somali Christian Woman, were attacked in their home outside Nairobi, Kenya on November 17. The siblings, aged 13, 17, and 21, were at home while their mother attended a funeral. According to Morning Star News and their local sources, the attack was carried out by Islamic Somalis who […]

Catholic Priest in Bangladesh Disappears Ahead of Pope’s Visit

ICC Note: A Catholic priest from northern Bangladesh has disappeared with police suspecting an abduction by religious extremists operating in the area. Security in Bangladesh has been stepped up ahead of the first visit by the Pope in more than 30 years. According to the priest’s family, he has been missing since Monday and his […]

Iranian Convert Loses Appeal of 10 Year Prison Sentence

ICC Note: An Iranian convert has lost his appeal of a ten year prison sentence following his conviction of engaging in “missionary activities” and acting “against national security.” Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh was sentenced in May along with three Azerbaijanis. These three men are no longer in Iran, and will not be forced to return. They […]

Iranian Christian Released on $60,000 Bail After Signing Blank Papers

ICC Note: An Iranian Christian in Southwestern Iran has been released on $60,000 bail after having been imprisoned for slightly over a month. Mohammad Ali Torabi is one of two Christians who were recently forced to sign blank papers. These papers can now be used to fabricate evidence against these men. The other Christian, Abdol […]

Islamist Leader in Pakistan Scapegoats Christians in Recent Protest Violence

ICC Note: The leader of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, an Islamist political party in Pakistan, has scapegoated Christians for the recent protest violence. Religious and political extremists were conducting a sit-in in Islamabad following reports that the government amended the oath which election candidates must swear when entering office. This sit-in turned violent when protesters attacked the law […]

Bernie Sanders, Dianne Feinstein lead senators’ push urging Israel not to demolish Palestinian villages

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Dianne Feinstein at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, Oct. 4, 2017. The two senators initiated a letter telling Israel’s prime minister that he is imperiling a two-state solution by razing Palestinian villages. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ten senators, among them four Jews, wrote Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Why so many African-American pro basketball players love Israel

Cory Carr played for several Israeli teams over the course of a decade. (Courtesy of Carr) NEW YORK (JTA) — Chris Watson played four standout years of basketball at Niagara University, where he became one of the upstate New York school’s all-time leading scorers. So when the 6-7 forward-center went undrafted by an NBA team […]

White House: Reports of Israel embassy move are ‘premature’

The Embassy of the United States of America in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 14, 2016. (Flash90) WASHINGTON (JTA) — The White House labeled as “premature” a report in the Israeli media that President Donald Trump was set to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. “We have nothing to announce,” a White House official told JTA […]

Jewish activist joins ticket of former NAACP chief running for Maryland governor

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A top former Jewish community official has joined the ticket of a one-time NAACP president in the latter’s bid for Maryland governor. Susan Turnbull, who chaired the Jewish Council for Public Affairs from 2014 to 2016, would become lieutenant governor should Ben Jealous be elected. Regional newspapers reported Jealous’ pick on Wednesday. […]

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