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Christian artist Chris Rice investigated over sexual assault claims

Chris Rice has not responded publicly to the claimsChristian singer and artist Chris Rice is being investigated over allegations that he sexually assaulted a former student after meeting him at a church retreat.  The allegations were reported to Robert H Cunningham, senior pastor of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky. The church has hired... Read more

What Happens When I Forget Christ Lives in Me – Encouragement for Today – October 16, 2020

Octobr 16, 2020What Happens When I Forget Christ Lives in MeLYNN COWELLLee en espaolI have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave... Read more

Well, Kanye West Almost Swept All of Billboard Music’s Christian and Gospel Awards | RELEVANT

Kanye West’s extremely eventful year continues apace, with his presidential campaign, Sunday Service Series and, of course,Jesus Is King the Gospel pivot that actually only came out about a year ago, if you can believe it.Jesus Is Kingwas a modest hit for Kanye but it must have wowed the folks at the Billboard Music Awards.... Read more

Former CCM Editor and Christian Music Publicist Jay Swartzendruber Dies at 52

Former CCM Editor and Christian Music Publicist Jay Swartzendruber Dies at 52 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Jay Swartzendruber, a Christian journalist and former editor of CCM magazine who urged Christian artists to get involved in the AIDS crisis, has died, according to friends in the music business.He was 52.Swartzendruber, an influential Nashville Christian music publicist in... Read more

Last of Christian martyrs beheaded on a Libyan beach by ISIS is laid to rest

An ISIS video released in February 2015 shows 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians at a beach in Libya moments before they were beheaded.ReutersThe last of the 21 Christian men to be beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach five years ago has been laid to rest.  Matthew Ayariga and 20 other Coptic Christians were executed in... Read more

Tributes pour in for ‘delightful’ Christian blogger and children killed in car crash tragedy

Zoe Powell, her husband Josh and their four childrenThere has been an outpouring of prayer following the tragic death of a Christian blogger and three of her children in a horrific car crash this week.  Zoe Powell, 29, was killed with three of her children, Phoebe, 8, Amelia, 4, and Simeon, 6, when their Subaru... Read more

The Evidence of a Life of Forgiveness – Encouragement for Today – October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020The Evidence of a Life of ForgivenessLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolIf possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 (ESV) Theres some interesting context around todays key verse thats worth considering and unpacking.Paul didnt write what became the book of Romans while on a peaceful vacation with peaceful... Read more

Group Creates Site to Help Christian Voters Understand Candidates’ Platforms Through a Biblical Lens

Group Creates Site to Help Christian Voters Understand Candidates' Platforms Through a Biblical Lens The Salt & Light Council has created a new political resource to help biblically-minded voters parse through the candidates positions in line with a biblical worldview."Biblical Voter, created two years ago by the council, has information on local, state, and national candidates... Read more

‘Not Our Faith’: Bipartisan Christian Group Seeks to Draw Evangelical Voters Away from Trump

'Not Our Faith': Bipartisan Christian Group Seeks to Draw Evangelical Voters Away from Trump With the 2020 Presidential election just weeks away, a bipartisan group of Christians has created a political action committee in order to encourage Christians not to vote for President Trump.According to the Associated Press, the group dubbed Not Our Faith, released... Read more

Christian leaders worldwide call on IMF and World Bank to cancel debts of the poorest nations

Nyamuot Joak and her one-year-old daughter Nyayiena Gatkuoth, who has Severe Acute Malnutrition and is being treated at a clinic run by Christian Aid's partner UNIDO, in South Sudan's Unity State.Andreea Campeanu / DECChristian leaders from around the world and across the denominations have made a joint call to the IMF and World Bank to... Read more

God Hears Your Prayers for Your Marriage – Encouragement for Today – October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020God Hears Your Prayers for Your MarriageFRANCINE RIVERS Lee en espaolAsk and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 (NIV)My husband, Rick, and I celebrated our golden wedding anniversary on December 21, 2019. We often look at each... Read more

Christian Genocide in Africa: An Interview with Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper – Bible Gateway Blog

How much are you aware of Christians being singled out for murder in Africa? While the world is fixated on jihadist threats in the Middle East, terrorists are also massacring men, women, and children across lands from Nigeria to Kenya. Two advocates for religious freedom and human rightsone Jewish and one Christianexplain whats happening, why... Read more

Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy charges after 7 years in prison – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) — Sawan Masih, a Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy back in 2013, has been released from captivity after seven years. MNN reported on his casein 2013 and the extreme violence that followed his accusation. A mob of Muslims descended on the primarily Christian neighborhood of Joseph Colony after Masihs accusation was broadcasted over... Read more

When Things Get Worse Just Before They Get Better – Encouragement for Today – October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020When Things Get Worse Just Before They Get BetterLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolTherefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house;... Read more

NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship

NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship A judge denied a Brooklyn dioceses request for a temporary restraining order on COVID-19 restrictions.According to ABC 7, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn had filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of New York, saying that COVID-19 restrictions were a... Read more

As a Christian, How Involved Should I Be in Politics?

Catherine Segars Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer There were eight of us gathered around the table for a catered dinner at the house of my husbands boss. The small talk was pleasant and expected. Nothing riveting or even interesting, really. Then out of nowhere, someone mentioned the wall. Not the dining room wall or the wall in the... Read more

Share Your Stuff; Serve the Lord – Encouragement for Today – October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020Share Your Stuff; Serve the LordKAREN EHMANLee en espaolDo not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 (ESV)My husband and I stood at the cellphone store, waiting for our turn at the counter. Just then, one of our sons high school... Read more

Yet Another Survey Shows Christian Pro-Life Support Dropping | RELEVANT

A study of American Christians released this week found that 44 percent believe the Bible is ambiguous in its teaching about abortion. In addition, 34 percent said abortion is morally acceptable if it spares the mother from financial or emotional discomfort or hardship. These findings come from the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian Universitys... Read more

Gordon College Cuts Tuition to Make Christian Education More Accessible

Gordon College Cuts Tuition to Make Christian Education More Accessible (RNS) Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, announced a 33 percent tuition cut Thursday (Oct. 8), joining two other Council for Christian Colleges and Universities members that have reset their tuition in the last two weeks in an effort to make private Christian education more accessible.... Read more

Christian ministry helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction suspended from Facebook

REUTERS/KhamFacebook has removed the page of an interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people struggling with unwanted sexual attractions and gender confusion. The Restored Hope Network said its Facebook page had been removed without notice or explanation by the social media giant. The organisation's executive director Anne Paul said the suspension was a "chilling example of... Read more

When You Get Off Track – Encouragement for Today – October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020When You Get Off TrackSHARON JAYNES Lee en espaolSince we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (NIV)Rachel and I sat on weatherworn steps leading down to a pristine beach. We had a front-row seat as the morning sun stretched its arms over the horizon. Rachel... Read more

Christian Animator Attacked Online for Refusing to Draw a Transgender Flag

Christian Animator Attacked Online for Refusing to Draw a Transgender Flag A college student says the online animation community is accusing her of having transphobic and homophobic views after she declined to complete a customer request to draw a transgender flag.According to CBN News, Regent University student Emily Arunt, known as LupisVulpes online, is a... Read more

Chinese Communist Party Imprisoned Christian Kindergarten Teacher for Sharing Her Faith with Students

Chinese Communist Party Imprisoned Christian Kindergarten Teacher for Sharing Her Faith with Students A kindergarten teacher in Communist China was imprisoned for simply sharing her faith with the students, The Christian Post reports.Esther, the teacher who was locked up, shared how Chinese Communist Party officials at first politely asked her to stop holding outreach events at... Read more

Christian Artist Jason Biddle Shares How God Rescued Him following a Drug Overdose

Christian Artist Jason Biddle Shares How God Rescued Him following a Drug Overdose In an interview with The Christian Post, new Christian artist Jason Biddle opened up about how he overcame his drug addiction and found redemption and healing in Christ.Biddle, a former baseball player who tried out for the Cincinnati Reds, became a contractor... Read more

Indicators of Hidden Bitterness – Encouragement for Today – October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020Indicators of Hidden BitternessLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolPoint out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:24 (NLT)I remember several years ago when a friend of mine really hurt my feelings, and I got all bent out of shape. And, honey, everyone in my... Read more

Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’ in Pakistan Acquitted

Christian Sentenced to Death for 'Blasphemy' in Pakistan Acquitted LAHORE, Pakistan, October 6, 2020 (Morning Star News) A Christian sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges six years ago was acquitted by a high court in Lahore on Monday (Oct. 5), sources said.Sawan Masih, a 40-year-old Catholic father of three, had been handed the... Read more

Christian teacher sacked over Facebook posts loses discrimination case

Kristie Higgs was dismissed after sharing two Facebook posts(Photo: Christian Legal Centre)A Christian school teacher who was dismissed over Facebook posts that were critical of transgenderism and sex education has lost her case at employment tribunal. During a weeklong hearing last month, Kristie Higgs argued that her dismissal by Farmor's School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, amounted... Read more

Holding on to Hope – Encouragement for Today – October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020Holding on to HopeJONI EARECKSON TADA Lee en espaolSo be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the LORD! Psalm 31:24 (NLT) I once felt as though life wasnt worth living. As a teenage quadriplegic, I looked down at my useless legs and limp hands and wanted to give up. Without... Read more

Christian Adoption Agency Beats N.Y. in Court: State Can’t Close it over Same-Sex Policy

Christian Adoption Agency Beats N.Y. in Court: State Can't Close it over Same-Sex Policy A U.S. federal judge handed a Christian adoption agency a major victory Monday when it blocked the state of New York from closing the agency over its policy on same-sex adoption.At issue is a policy by the New York State Office... Read more

Christian and Missionary Alliance Launches Second Investigation into Ravi Zacharias

Christian and Missionary Alliance Launches Second Investigation into Ravi Zacharias The Christian and Missionary Alliance has reportedly opened a second investigation into famed Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias.As Christian Headlines previously reported, Zacharias International Ministries first launched and investigation into the late preacher after multiple employees at two Atlanta-area day spas that Zacharias co-owned and frequented,... Read more