THE CHRISTIAN POST "MORNING NEWS" Monday April 2 2012 Nisan 10, 5772

Trayvon Martin
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Thousands Rally for Trayvon Martin on Palm Sunday

By Anugrah Kumar

Pastors and members of churches across the nation wore hoodie sweatshirts on Palm Sunday in honor of Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Fla. over a month ago.

Christians Travel to Jerusalem for Holy Week

By Napp Nazworth

Hundreds of Christian visitors were in Jerusalem Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week.


Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Sets Stage for General Election Budget Battle

By Napp Nazworth

On ABC's "This Week,” Ryan said he was "excited about going to the country with a choice of two futures." He called the budget a "referendum," adding, "I think we need to bring this referendum to our country, and I'm looking forward to this."

The global sex industry generates over $30 billion a year, which is why Kristin Keen is often on the side of the highway in Jacksonville, Fla. She routinely walks a section called Philips Highway to meet and talk with prostitutes working on the street. These women wonder why she cares, especially in a place where most transactions are strictly business.

The U.S. military hosted an event meant specifically for atheist and agnostic soldiers for the first time Saturday on the grounds of a large Army base in North Carolina.

A Massachusetts appeals court will hear a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, this week.

Over the past few years, Republicans have led the charge in passing marriage laws or constitutional amendments in various states and are batting 31 for 31 in their efforts. Now some are wondering if the GOP is backing away from fighting for traditional marriage.

Church & Ministries

Bishop Jakes signs his new book,

Bishop TD Jakes Talks Forgiveness in Trayvon Martin Case

By Katherine Weber

T.D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, while promoting his new book, Let It Go, has taken to national television to express his views regarding the Trayvon Martin case, which has attracted worldwide attention since details of the Florida teen's shooting death were made public.

With a bed and a stripper pole placed next to his pulpit, a pastor in Ohio is all set to begin a series of sermons on sex and relationships beginning Sunday.

A church in Georgia is planning to hold a worship service for a group not usually associated with congregations: bikers.

The "Hour of Power," Crystal Cathedral's landmark television program, will air its first new episode Sunday under new leadership, after the church's founding family, the Schullers, quit the ministry. However, in some markets, the long-running program will be cut to just half an hour.

I am Second, the Texas-based ministry that has garnered recognition for its videos of celebrity testimonies, is teaming up with Reunion Church to host an event that will bring hope to the people of downtown Dallas during Holy Week.

What is your occupation?


'Mirror Mirror'

Movie Review: 'Mirror Mirror' Brings Out the Laughs, but Not the Lessons

By Eryn Sun

What's the price you'd be willing to pay for beauty? How about a few lives, an entire kingdom, and a couple hours-worth of excruciating treatments?

Tim Tebow was recently announced as a backup quarterback for the New York Jets football team. But when it comes to being a spokesperson for a product, he is a first-stringer. According to the findings of a new marketing index, the outspoken Christian quarterback's endorsement is one of the most marketable among today's celebrities.

Five-time 2012 Dove Awards nominee Natalie Grant has opened up about what it's like to be an artist recognized by the Gospel Music Association.

The Weinstein Company recently announced that they would release their documentary "Bully" unrated after months of unsuccessful petitioning alongside celebrities and lawmakers to get their film a PG-13 rating.


A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time after 5 years of Taliban Sharia law as she waits at a food distribution centre in central Kabul November 14, 2001. Under its strict interpretation of Islam, the Taliban ordered all women hid

Afghan Women Continuously Jailed for Being Raped, Prostituted and Other 'Moral Crimes'

By Ivana Kvesic

A new report released by Human Rights Watch this week argues that despite the ousting of the Taliban, women and girls in Afghanistan continue to live in precarious conditions with hundreds of females spending years behind bars for committing "moral crimes," which sometimes include being victims of rape.

A Christian doctor was purportedly fired after emailing a prayer to his colleagues at Walsall Manor Hospital in western England, according to the Derby Telegraph.

The Church of England has voted down a 'unity covenant' that was intended to help keep together the Anglican Communion, which is experiencing fierce divisions over theological differences amongst its member churches.

Michelle Duggar Says Overpopulation a 'Lie' (VIDEO)

Reality television mother of 19 Michelle Duggar ...

Jeremy Lin Shares Faith With Ex-ESPN Employee Who Wrote 'Chink' Slur

Jeremy Lin recently shared his Christian faith ...

Interview: Actress Lily Collins on 'Mirror Mirror,' Beauty in Hollywood

Actress Lily Collins may play the role of "the ...

Made to Crave for Young Women - Reality Checks (BOOK EXCERPT, PT 7)

The Book Stop blog is publishing daily excerpts ...

Project Targets Bullying: 'It's Got to Stop Now,' Says Pastor

Bullying is more prominent than ever before, ...

Amish Buggy Bill Religious Victory or Traffic Hazard?

A new bill passed in Kentucky has excited many ...

Tech & Biz

eBible Voice Edition

Speak Words of Life With eBible Voice Edition App

By Vincent Funaro

Believers can now access their favorite scriptures by simply speaking them into a mobile device with the new eBible Voice Edition application for Android OS.

Hulu Plus subscribers can now access the application for the service on several more Android powered tablets thanks to a new update that is now available for download.

Today marks the last day for the Electric Vehicle Conference which took place in San Jose over the past couple of days. While the conference garnered some attention to those in the electric industry, car lovers may have been more taken by Google's new project instead.

Apple is reportedly preparing to release an iOS device that will have a 5-inch display sometime in 2013.

Economic Theory and Theological Truth

By Dr. Richard D. Land

We hear much discussion these days on the subject of the economy. Why is our economy in the doldrums and what needs to be done to restore our once prosperous business and job climate? Are the problems merely cyclical or are they systemic?


4 Years Later: Missionary Finally Returns With Adopted Son

Becky and Kyle Morlock

Christian missionary Becky Morlock landed on U.S. soil March 24 after being stuck in India for more than four years due to complications in obtaining a visa for her adopted son, Kyle.


Dying to Meet Him: Anorexia and Grace


There's been tension in my family starting 17 years ago, with this horrible disease named anorexia. It's unpredictable, sneaky, malicious, deceptive. I know the pain and hurt it's caused emotionally and psychologically, and I know I can never erase those scars.


Video Clips in Church Service Communicates Preaching Is Weak


I think that, to the degree that pastors begin to supplement their preaching with this entertaining spice to help people stay with them and be moved and get helped, it's going to backfire.


Matt Chandler Warns Pastors of Dangers of Seeking 'Success'

matt chandler

Evangelical pastor Matt Chandler has been disturbed by what he's been hearing or sensing from pastors lately – and that is their search for "success" through the size of their churches and the growth of their platforms.


In What Way Are God's Ways Higher Than Our Ways?


Whenever someone is struggling with the concept of billions of people being eternally separated from God in hell, sooner or later somebody will offer Isaiah 55:8-9: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord.


President Jimmy Carter on His Bible Book, Abortion, and Evangelism (VIDEO)

Jimmy Carter

Many people know Jimmy Carter as the 39th president of the United States and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. His Sunday School teachings and interpretation of Scripture are included in a new study Bible called, NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter.


Prepare to Give an Answer

kirk cameron CPAC

We know we will be asked what we think of homosexuality and so-called gay "marriage." So we need to prepare now for what we'll say then. If we are caught off-guard without knowing what to say, shame on us.


Hungry People Games

Hunger Games

Our culture, at this time, is ready for a movie like this. Hunger Games strikes a note of a song everyone is already singing.


Biblical Success

This morning during my quiet time with the Lord I was meditating on what it means to have Biblical success. Early in my life I would have thought that being a Biblical success would be something that looked like a Christian rock and roll star or possibly a big name preacher with a radio ministry and a church of thousands.


Legal Problems for Kennel in Israel Could Impact Long-Term Health of Biblical Dog Breed

Magnum, a national champion Canaan dog in the U.S., is co-owned by Richard Vulliet and Pamela Rosman.

A woman who immigrated to Israel to help preserve the Canaan dog, an Israeli breed believed to have made multiple appearances in the Bible, is now at risk of losing her home, and her kennel, due to a lawsuit filed by the Israel Lands Authority.


Why Going to Church Is Important, Part 1

President Barack Obama Easter

Some people claim to be Christians but don't attend church. But if you really love God, you will love His people and long to be with them.


Four Reasons I Came Back to Church


Though I can't say for sure why ALL young adults in church do so, I can share a few reasons why I, as a young adult, went back after ten years.


Resurrection ... Did He or Didn't He?

By George W. Sarris As we approach the Palm Sunday and Easter holidays, I was reminded of a Christmas card I received from a friend some years ago.  It had a very simple, but profound message.  The cover asked, “What's the difference between Christmas, Buddhamas, Confuciusmas, and Moham


John Piper, Tim Keller Discuss Why Churches Still Struggle With Racism

john piper

At a live discussion on race and the Gospel this week in New York City, evangelical pastors John Piper and Tim Keller discussed why racism still persists in today's Church and shared struggles that pastors, including themselves, face in pursuing racial diversity in their churches.


Inside Church Planting: Who Are the Church Planters? (Part 1)

Multiply Indonesia

There are churches in the United States that are hundreds of years old. Many of them have rich traditions and have seen hundreds if not thousands of people come to know Jesus Christ through their ministries. Yet there is a special crop of people – the church planters – who feel called not to preach from pulpits in front of well-established congregations, but to create churches of their own.


Aborting Women's Rights

Planned Parenthood

For years, feminists have maintained that women will not be truly free or equal unless they are free to abort their unborn children.


Law and Gospel: Part 1

The WEA urges increased Bible readership during Lent. Pictured: The World's Oldest Bible.

Every ounce of confusion regarding justification, sanctification, the human condition, God's grace, how God relates to us, the nature of the Christian life, and so on, is due to our failure to properly distinguish between the law and the gospel.


Abortion Proponents Support Ultrasound Use for Tumors


A state judge in Oklahoma this week blocked enforcement of a law that would have required doctors to give a woman an ultrasound and describe the unborn baby to her in detail before performing an abortion.


A Note to Dads With Daughters

perry noble

Spend as much time as possible with your little girl! NOW!! Seriously, do it right now!


Obamacare – Health Care Overhaul or Government Overreach?

Tea Party supporters protest Obamacare

It is said that the high court has not heard as many oral arguments on any one case since the 1950s in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education.


Foolishness in Federal Prisons


What do you get when ideology drives federal policy? Dangerous foolishness.


An Investment in Respite Care Saves Families

dinner family

Nationally,there are some 16.8 million families caring for a child under the age of 18 who has special needs. These families are far more likely to experience divorce and are more likely to struggle financially.


Does Calvinism Make People Jerks?


Reformed folks have been stereotyped as the cranky Christians on the block. I'm not interested in debating whether the stereotype is deserved or not. Sometimes it is; sometimes it isn't.


Mark Driscoll: 8 Truths About Jesus and the Cross

Jack Graham, Mark Driscoll and T.D. Jakes appear at "The Elephant Room" 2012 roundtable on Jan. 25, 2012.

With the celebration of Easter less than two weeks away, megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll outlined what he called the eight truths about the reason for Jesus' death on the cross in a recent blog post.


Christianity Without the Church?


Want all the blessings of Christianity without having to hassle with a church? Well, it isn't possible.


Will Graham Preaches to Nearly 10,000 in Texas

Will Graham

Nearly 10,000 people came to hear evangelist Will Graham speak at two consecutive weekend outreach events produced by The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Texas.


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