Annual Missions Week at Lee Raises Funds for Liberian Orphanage

Lee University’s “Dee Lavender Missions Week,” was held last week and raised funds for the Phebe Grey Orphanage in Liberia, Africa, for the second year in a row.

International Religious Freedom Summit Comes to Dallas

More than three quarters of the world’s population lives under religious discrimination or persecution. We can ignore it or we can get involved. Speak Freedom Dallas, an international religious freedom summit, will take place this weekend, November 4-6. Renowned speakers Os Guinness, Nigerian Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, Nick Pitts from The Denison Forum, and music by Dallas band All Delighted People will headline the events.

Christian Parenting Book Wins Award

“Raising God’s Girl” by Rich and Mary Lou Graham was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Excellence. “Truly the best of the best,” said Angela Bole, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Chief Executive Officer.

Smithsonian Rediscovers Religion

Bill Donohue comments on a new project by the Smithsonian:

World Missions Updates on Hurricane Damage in Bahamas

Following close on the heels of impact Hurricane Matthew made on the western side of Haiti, the island of Andros, Bahamas, suffered a major blow, as well.

Revival Touches ‘Devil Worshipping’ Tribe

For the first time in centuries, a remote African tribe called the Batwa Pygmies is being introduced to Jesus Christ.

No Stent Miracle!

On a recent ministry trip to Hong Kong, Poppi Smith, wife of Tommy Smith, regional superintendent/representative South Pacific Region/Indonesia, experienced chest and arm pains during a flight.

Dr. James Dobson Calls for Civil Disobedience

Christians across America must express their outrage at the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling to uphold California’s so called ‘Reproductive FACT Act.’ This decision will require 150 pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics across the state to promote abortion services to the women they serve.

Retired Ministers and Widows Appreciation Sunday Is October 30

This Sunday, October 30, 2016, Church of God congregations are being asked to designate a special love offering exclusively for aged ministers and widows.

Family Research Council Calls on Georgia Governor to Withdraw Demand for Pastor’s Sermons and Documents

Family Research Council (FRC) today expressed outrage after the State of Georgia issued a legal demand that Dr. Eric Walsh, a lay pastor, hand over his sermons, sermon notes, and all pastoral documentation including his Bible. FRC launched a petition today at FRC.org/Walsh that calls on Governor Deal to “correct this egregious overreach of the state into church affairs.”

Atheists Try to Bring Down Movie IMDb Rating

Hundreds of atheists have left a one-star rating at the Internet Movie Database in an effort to discredit a new movie called, “The Atheists Delusion.” This, according to the film’s producer, Ray Comfort. Comfort said, “When I saw all the bad reviews, I encouraged Christians to watch the movie, then go to www.imdb.com/title/tt5910814/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt and rate it. Over 1,000 Christians have so far given the film a ten star rating—which means that they think it was ‘excellent,’ with 500 atheists giving it a one star (they think it was ‘awful’). This has lifted the average rating closer to a seven.”

Event Focuses on Building Legacy of Faith with Women of Duck Commander

The third time will truly be a charm for the Heartfelt Experience. The annual event focusing on faith, fun and friendships will feature Missy and Kay Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” as well as event founder and Christian author, Dr. Joneal Kirby and “New York Times” bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, among others.

Arizona Church of God Unveils New State Offices

The Church of God in Arizona recently opened new offices. The following is a first-person account of the dedication as told by David White, pastor of the Porterville Church of God and
State Youth and Discipleship Director for the Church of God in California-Nevada.

PTS Welcomes Willow Creek Leader

Cleveland, TN–On Thursday, October 27, Aaron Niequist, innovative leader of Willow Creek Community Church’s experimental worship service, The Practice, will be the special guest for the Robert E. Fisher chapel service at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). Niequist will lead worship in chapel followed by time of discussion.

Ten Ways to Pray for a Troubled America

The Old Testament clearly shows that the rise and fall of Israel was determined by its spiritual condition. When the people worshipped God, and their leaders honored His laws, Israel prospered. When the people drifted into sin and idolatry, and Israel’s kings forgot the God who delivered them from slavery, the nation went into decline. Foreign armies eventually invaded.

‘Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast’ to be Held at Trump International Hotel

The “Trump International Hotel,” Presidential Ballroom is to be the venue for the Inauguration Day event known to as the “Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast,’ on January 20, 2017. The event host, Rev. Merrie Turner stated that she chose the site because of it’s favorable proximity of the Old Postal Pavilion to both the White House and the U.S. Capitol along the famous parade route of Pennsylvania Avenue and because it is an American Landmark.

Mennonite Church USA and Church of God Begin Ecumenical Dialogue

Members of the Mennonite Church USA and the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) recently began a multi-year ecumenical dialogue. The first meeting took place Oct. 16-18 at Lee University. Through the presentation and discussion of papers during the annual meetings, the team members will pursue mutual understanding of each other’s history and theology, seek greater common witness to the gospel, and consider concrete ways that they can share their sense of togetherness in the one body of Christ with other members of their churches.

‘The Case for Christ’ Comes to Life On Film

THE CASE FOR CHRIST, based on Lee Strobel’s best-selling book about his own journey as an award-winning investigative journalist and resolute atheist who sets out to disprove Christianity, comes to life in its big screen debut.

Kay Arthur Awarded the 2016 Golden Scrolls Lifetime Achievement Award

The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), an organization made up of 500 Christian women authors and speakers, awarded best-selling author and Precept Ministries co-founder and Executive Vice President Kay Arthur with their Golden Scrolls Lifetime Achievement Award at her recent Precept Women’s conference held October 22, 2016 in Chattanooga, TN.

‘I’m Not Ashamed’ Nabs Title of Most Popular New Film in America

I’m Not Ashamed, the inspirational true story of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings, opened on 500 plus screens and quickly became the most popular new film in the country, earning a 93% rating from fans at the popular film website Rottentomatoes.com. The closest competitors in the popularity derby for other newcomers were The Handmaiden and Moonlight both scored by fans at 91%. I’m Not Ashamed opened strong at the box office as well, debuting at #6 in terms of per screen average of newly released films in the top 20.

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