Talia Wise - CBN News - (Dec 9, 2016)
"We are so excited to see how God is using 'The Singing Contractors' to lift up His name and to encourage others. Please continue to pray for us daily as we are swinging our hammers and singing for Christ!!"
[CBN News] ’Tis the season that many try their hand at singing their favorite Christmas tunes, but rarely does that lead to viral videos and a music album....(more)
Jessilyn Justice - Charisma News - (Dec 9, 2016)
"Man, This girl has ALWAYS BEEN FILLED with the SPIRIT of CHRIST and for those that couldn't resonate, they should check their own relationship and spiritual connection and awareness! She is Not YOUR Mold of Christianity! Every vessel, do your own part and be used in your own way!"
[Charisma News] Fantasia Barrino of American Idol fame turns her concerts into a worship services at the end of each performance....(more)
Lianne Laurence - LifeSiteNews - (Dec 9, 2016)
“Though my season on staff has come to a joy-filled end, I love 40 Days for Life and will continue to pray for, and participate in, 40 Days for Life campaigns and the pro-life movement.” — David Bereit.
[LifeSiteNews] “After a long season of prayer and discernment,” David Bereit is stepping down as CEO of 40 Days for Life after nearly a decade to begin a new venture, he announced Wednesday....(more)
Bob Eschliman - Charisma News - (Dec 9, 2016)
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will make seven evangelicals at Trump’s Cabinet table.
(Washington, DC) — [Charisma News] Thursday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate another evangelical Christian to a Cabinet-level post in his administration....(more)
Leah Marieann Klett - The Gospel Herald - (Dec 9, 2016)
"God made us a certain way; doing stuff His way was never meant to be punishment or a restriction - it was supposed to be, 'here's a focus on how you were designed.' Following His design always brings about the greatest amount of honor for God, and pleasure and delight for you and me. Let's do it His way." – Pastor Bill Johnson
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Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - Breaking Israel News - (Dec 9, 2016)
“It is known that the Human Rights Council has become an anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli body, but it cannot be that the UN is continuing to assist in this surreal process.” – Danny Danon, Israel’s UN Ambassador
(Israel) — [Breaking Israel News] The United Nations will vote next week to allocate funds, implementing a resolution for a “blacklist” of companies operating directly or indirectly in Judea, Samaria, the Golan, and East Jerusalem....(more)
News Staff - Movieguide/Charisma - (Dec 8, 2016)
"It just goes to show you that people aren't listening to [them] anyway." -Mark Wahlberg
(Hollywood, CA)—[Movieguide /Charisma News] Actor Mark Wahlberg of Deepwater Horizon and the upcoming Patriots Day recently told a news outlet geared toward veterans that his fellow celebrities should stick to entertainment and stop pushing their politics on the public....(more)
News Staff - CBN News - (Dec 8, 2016)
"In the spirit of thankfulness and celebration that comes this time of year, we have a special update to share with you ..." -Lance Wray
(New York, NY)—[CBN News] The Macy's department store chain has announced it is no longer giving money to Planned Parenthood....(more)
CNN Wire, Web Staff - Fox 8 - (Dec 8, 2016)
(Columbus, Ohio)—[Fox8]Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died ... He was 95. Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted: "...As we bow our heads and share our grief with his beloved wife, Annie, we must also turn to the skies, to salute his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to our state and nation..." Click here to read more....(more)
Claire Chretien - LifeSiteNews.com - (Dec 8, 2016)
"One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies..."
(Rome)—[LifeSiteNews] A new document from the Vatican's Congregation for Clergy released today reiterates that "those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called 'gay culture'" are not to be admitted to seminaries or be ordained Catholic priests. (Photo: Shutterstock.com/via LifeSiteNews....(more)
President-elect Donald J Trump - Facebook.com - (Dec 8, 2016)
"Today we are the bearers of the torch of freedom these brave Americans passed on to us..."
[Facebook.com] "We pause today to remember the 2,403 American heroes who selflessly gave their lives at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago, on a date that will forever live in infamy. We also honor the 1,178 Americans who were wounded, and the countless others who instinctively did their duty, rushing to their posts in the midst of the chaos....(more)
Heather Sells - CBN News - (Dec 8, 2016)
Many believe that Senate Democrats will try to block, or at least slow down some of Trump's nominees. They could also hamper his efforts to reform immigration and cut taxes. In addition, some on the Left are promising to do everything they can to defend Obamacare.
(Washington, DC)—[CBN News] Donald Trump's narrow victory over Hillary Clinton in Michigan is now effectively sealed, with a federal judge ruling that Green Party candidate Jill Stein has no legal standing to request a recount....(more)
Jessilyn Justice - Charisma News - (Dec 7, 2016)
This is the first time the sheep have been in Israel since Biblical times.
(Israel)—[Charisma News] One hundred nineteen sheep reportedly descended from Jacob's flock have returned to their Biblical homeland....(more)
Veronica Neffinger - Christian Headlines - (Dec 7, 2016)
"It's disturbing that a video about how I don't hate Jews anymore is flagged hate speech. George Orwell would blush." -Kasim Hafeez
(Herndon, VA)—[Christian Headlines] YouTube has censored a Prager University (more)
Aubrey Bartolome - Gospel Herald - (Dec 7, 2016)
"Only a heterosexual marriage can create the possibility of bearing children, and only then can we sustain the nation's next generation," a pastor representing the group said. "Marriage is a human right, but like all human rights there are limitations."
(Taiwan)—[Gospel Herald] It was in October of this year when the Democratic Progressive Party drafted a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan....(more)
Heather Sells - CBN News - (Dec 7, 2016)
Betsy DeVos is known for her work nationally in the school choice movement.
(Washington, DC)—[CBN News] Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, says that a late 1990s trip to Israel helped shape her vision for contributing to education reform....(more)
Fr. Mark Hodges - LifeSiteNews.com - (Dec 7, 2016)
The Ohio House must agree to amendments and specific language, and then the bill goes to Governor John Kasich's desk.
(Columbus, OH)—[LifeSiteNews] After years of political maneuvering, vote avoidance, and pro-life division, the Ohio Senate passed a bill that will ban abortions once the baby's heartbeat is detected. (Photo: Fetal heartbeat on ultrasound/via fetalheartbeat....(more)
Stephanie Riggs - CBN News - (Dec 7, 2016)
In his new memoir about Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona survivor Don Stratton talks about Captain Mitsuo Fuchida, the pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war, Fuchida met a missionary and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
(Colorado Springs, CO)—[CBN News] December 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, an attack that launched the United States into war with Japan....(more)
Shannon Bream-Opinion - Facebook.com - (Dec 6, 2016)
I ... prayed and cried to God more times than I can remember. "Please help me to find that ring. Please show me where it is if it's still in this house somewhere. Please don't let it be gone forever." I just couldn't bear the thought.
[Facebook.com] Months ago, while traveling from city to city, I lost something very valuable. I called hotels and restaurants, scoured every inch of my luggage and retraced my steps dozens of times....(more)
George Thomas - CBN News - (Dec 6, 2016)
"The circumstances in the prison were very difficult so to stop it from affecting me emotionally and physically, I started praying, even singing aloud and the guards didn't even stop me!" -Eldar Gurbanov
(Baku, Azerbaijan)—[CBN News] Three Christians who spent months in one of the worst prisons in the world are now free....(more)
News Staff - CBN News - (Dec 6, 2016)
"Lots of employers have now become really worried about doing anything discriminatory regarding their Muslim or Jewish staff." -David Isaac
(United Kingdom)—[CBN News] British officials are encouraging people around the country to embrace their Christian faith during the holidays—even at work....(more)
Corey Charlton - The Sun UK - (Dec 6, 2016)
(Germany)—[The Sun UK] Angela Merkel today completed an astonishing U-turn as she formally endorsed a full burka ban following a backlash over her open-door migration policies... Click here to read....(more)
Claire Chretien - LifeSiteNews.com - (Dec 6, 2016)
You can also sign a petition defending the Gaines from the "witch hunt" being waged against them.
(Washington, DC)—[LifeSiteNews] Two Republican congressmen have expressed their support of HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines after a Buzzfeed hit piece on their church questioned whether the couple believes in man-woman marriage. (Photo via LifeSiteNews....(more)
Justin Berry - God Reports - (Dec 5, 2016)
"I have experienced the great joy of God's presence in my children, so I'm inclined to be against abortion of any life." -Martin Sheen
[God Reports] Jack Nicholson's teenage mom very nearly aborted him, which is why he opposes killing fetuses in the womb....(more)
Jessilyn Justice - Charisma News - (Dec 9, 2016)
Sherri was allegedly abducted Nov. 2, disappeared for 22 days, and then re-appeared on the side of the road early Thanksgiving morning.
(Redding, CA) — [Charisma News] The mainstream media labeled Bethel Church member Cameron Gamble "shady," but the hostage negotiator is anything but, according to those who know him best....(more)
Chris Perez - New York Post - (Dec 9, 2016)
[New York Post] A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th anniversary Pearl Harbor Day commemoration ceremony on Wednesday—saying those who died on that fateful day “never took a knee and never failed to stand” during the national anthem... Click here to read....(more)
News Staff - CBN News - (Dec 9, 2016)
Wilders and his family have been living in a government safe house, under police protection for more than a decade because of serious death threats against him.
(The Netherlands) — [CBN News] A Dutch court has convicted lawmaker Geert Wilders of hate speech for speaking out against the dangers of Islam....(more)
News Staff - CBN News - (Dec 9, 2016)
Not only did the story go viral at the time, but it made unique football history.
(Los Angeles, CA) — [CBN News] John 3:16 may be the best-known verse in the Bible, but it's also the subject of an amazing story told by Heisman Trophy winner and professional athlete Tim Tebow....(more)
Steve Liesman - CNBC - (Dec 9, 2016)
The 56 percent of respondents who now back the president-elect represent a sharp change from the 43 percent who were asked the question just before the election in November by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal… continue reading here....(more)
Dr. Alveda King - Blog: Dr. Alveda King - (Dec 8, 2016)
As Christians let us remember the admonition of Christ Himself in Luke 9:26 and boldly proclaim "Christ is the reason for the season" by saying "Merry Christmas" as we consecrate His holy and miraculous birth in the language of our everyday lives.
(Atlanta, GA)—[TruthPR.com] Just after Thanksgiving, Dr. Day Gardner called Evangelist Alveda King and said: "We need to say Merry Christmas again." (Photo: From Left To Right: Alveda King, Walter Hoye, Dean Nelson and Day Gardner/via TruthPR....(more)
Viva Sarah Press - Israel21c.org - (Dec 8, 2016)
"I had tears in my eyes when I heard what was happening. It was so emotional to hear that Muslims were asking to donate to a Jewish synagogue. I've invited them to evening prayers to personally thank them." -Rabbi Dov Hiyon
(Israel)—[Israel21c.org] The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel put out an international call for donations to help the Moriah synagogue rebuild from the ashes after the recent week-long wildfires that raged across Israel. (Photo via Israel21c/courtesy of Masorti....(more)
Thomas Burrows - DailyMail UK - (Dec 8, 2016)
[Daily Mail UK] A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has hit close to the Pacific's Solomon Islands prompting a tsunami warning. The quake was centered about 120 miles south-east of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands... Click here to read....(more)
News Staff - CBN News - (Dec 8, 2016)
The reason it's held right in the shadow of the Supreme Court each year is to show Americans they all have the right to do the same in their town or county.
(Washington, DC)—[CBN News] You may think the so-called separation of church and state might stop a celebration of Christ's birth at the U.S. Supreme Court or your local city hall. But it's perfectly legal, and you can do it, too....(more)
Bob Eschliman-Opinion - Charisma News - (Dec 8, 2016)
"Thanks to a public education system that indoctrinated millions of children—who are now adults—that truth is relative and flexible, not an absolute, and that failed to teach them how to interrogate the information they receive, the liberal mainstream media had a monopoly." -Bob Eschliman
[Charisma News]—Since the conclusion of the presidential election campaign, I've been struck by the liberal mainstream media's crusade against "fake news" and conservatives' knee-jerk dismissive reaction....(more)
Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila - Gospel Herald - (Dec 8, 2016)
"No ordained or licensed minister ... or religious society ... is required to solemnize a marriage that does not conform to the ordained or licensed minister's or religious society's sincerely held religious beliefs," the bill says.
(Ohio)—[Gospel Herald] An Ohio bill protecting pastors who refuse to perform weddings that do not conform to their convictions cleared the House Committee....(more)
Elisa Cipollone - Lifezette.com - (Dec 7, 2016)
[Lifezette.com] It's rare these days to hear about Jesus Christ on prime-time TV—but that's exactly what Dolly Parton brought to "The Voice" [last] Tuesday night. The country music icon partnered with Jennifer Nettles and "The Voice's" top 10 from this season... Click here to read and watch the video....(more)
Victor Skinner - EAG News - (Dec 7, 2016)
The "Hijab for a Day" events are spawned in part by recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education on how schools can counter anti-Muslim bias in schools. But, notes one critic, "How little ... liberals and feminists really know about the real world of Islam."
(Madison, WI)—[EAGnews] University of Wisconsin students are participating in a "Hijabi for a Day" event that's designed to spread awareness about the Muslim headscarf and counter "islamophobia....(more)
Veronica Neffinger - Christian Headlines - (Dec 7, 2016)
"In times of trouble, you'll find the Gaines family at church." -Chip Gaines
(Waco, TX)—[Christian Headlines] Despite Buzzfeed's recent article criticizing them for allegedly being anti-gay, Chip and Joanna Gaines are refusing to retaliate and have instead asked their fans to respect the author of the article....(more)
News Staff - Fox News - (Dec 7, 2016)
[Fox News] The magazine's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said that the choice of Trump this year was "straightforward." "It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said... Click here to read....(more)
News Staff - CBN News - (Dec 7, 2016)
"That date, April 14, 1950—became the second 'day to remember' of my life. On that day, I became a new person. My complete view on life was changed by the intervention of the Christ I had always hated and ignored before. Soon other friends beyond my close family learned of my decision to be a follower of Christ, and they could hardly understand it." -Mitsuo Fuchida's testimony in "From Pearl Harbor to Golgotha."
Veronica Neffinger - Christian Headlines - (Dec 6, 2016)
If you need a smile today, click here to watch this cute video, where Mary does laundry and Wise Men bring gold, "Frankenstein" and Myrrh; oh yes and milk, diapers and wipes...
[Christian Headlines] Last Christmas season, Southland Christian Church released a video of kids telling the Christmas story. That video went viral and has now received nearly 24 million views....(more)
Mark Ellis - God Reports - (Dec 6, 2016)
When I saw this unconditional love and the grace of God in my life I couldn't keep this Good News to myself." -Shapoor
(United Kingdom)—[God Reports] He was uncertain and purposeless when he immigrated to the UK from Iran as a Muslim. But eight years later, God is using Shapoor to build His Kingdom among the refugee population....(more)
Lorie Johnson - CBN News - (Dec 6, 2016)
This, from Harvard researchers who studied 75,000 women!
(Boston, MA)—[CBN News] Most people attend church in order to strengthen their relationship with God. However, Harvard researchers have discovered regular church attendance strengthens our physical and mental health and especially our marriages. In short, compared to people who do not attend religious services, those who do tend to live happier, healthier lives....(more)
Tzippe Barrow - CBN News - (Dec 6, 2016)
"The American people know the Iran deal is bad. I can tell you it's even worse than most people think." -Rep. Peter Roskam, R-IL
(Israel)—[CBN News] President-elect Donald Trump may release details of the Iranian nuclear deal the Obama administration kept hidden from the public, The Daily Beast reported on Monday....(more)
Jason and David Benham - Charisma News - (Dec 6, 2016)
"We're pushing back for little guys—the bakers, florists, photographers and all the others who've been bullied into submission by the thought mafia." -Jason and David Benham
(Washington, DC)—[Charisma News] Last week, we went to bat on "The Kelly File" for HGTV's "Fixer Upper" stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, after Buzzfeed did a hit piece on them for attending a church that believes in Biblical marriage....(more)
News Staff - CBN News - (Dec 5, 2016)
"[The LGBT community] want nothing less than to prohibit from the public square Christianity itself." -Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.
[CBN News] Thousands of Christians are supporting HGTV's "Fixer Upper" hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines. The couple is facing heat because they attend a church that believes in the Biblical definition of marriage....(more)
Jessilyn Justice - Charisma News - (Dec 5, 2016)
"This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and rain did not cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like a barrier between ISIS and Israel."
(Israel)—[Charisma News] A cloud of dust and rain, just as described in Numbers 14, appeared recently to shield Israel from the Islamic State....(more)
Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila - Gospel Herald - (Dec 5, 2016)
"I ask you to pray for me so that the legal process is fair and transparent, and I hope I can get past this trouble as soon as possible. Therefore, I can use my time to provide better services to Jakarta residents." -Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama
(Jakarta, Indonesia)—[Gospel Herald] Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was emotional and spoke softly as he asked people to pray for him while he goes on trial for blasphemy....(more)
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