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Prayer: A Conditioned Reflex

The Christian Post - 2 hours 25 min ago
Have you ever been gripped by fear? You know the feeling. Your blood goes cold. You get a shiver down your spine. Your stomach sinks. Your hair stands on end (in my case—that is singular, not plural). All of these are emotions associated with fear.
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Iowa Freedom Summit: Ted Cruz Pushes 'Reigniting the Miracle of America' Theme; Sarah Palin, Carly Fiorina Take Shots at Hillary Clinton

The Christian Post - 3 hours 1 min ago
At least nine potential Republican presidential contenders gathered – and five did not – at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines Saturday, the unofficial kickoff of the race to win the Iowa caucuses, but no clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination emerged.
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Bobby Jindal at National Prayer Rally: Billy Graham Inspired Me to Convert to Christianity; America Needs a Spiritual Revival, Not Just a Good Political Leader

The Christian Post - 3 hours 18 min ago
Louisiana Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal shared with thousands of people at his national prayer rally Sunday how he converted from Hinduism to Catholicism, and urged prayers for America's spiritual revival as well as President Obama and his family.
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Popular Christian Rapper Talks Race, the Church, and Why It Could've Been Him

The Christian Post - 3 hours 35 min ago
It is an "irresponsible argument" for critics of the claim that police officers are biased in their targeting of and interactions with black men to point to so-called black-on-black crime, according to Christian rapper, pastor, author, and thought leader Trip Lee. That only deflects from the real issue, he said in a recent interview in which he comments on race, the church, and how he identifies with Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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'Orange is the New Black' Season 3 Release Date, Cast News: Lorraine Toussaint Reveals Fate of Character

The Christian Post - 3 hours 59 min ago
With fans eager for Season 3 of Orange is the New Black, new plot spoilers and cast rumors are emerging.
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Interview: Mike Huckabee on Common Core and Running for President (Part 3)

The Christian Post - 6 hours 31 min ago
Common Core is a "good idea gone bad," Mike Huckabee wrote in his new book, _God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. He explained what he meant by that in a Monday interview with the Christian Post, and talked about his plans for a presidential run in 2016 and why he wrote the book.
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Japanese Hostage Apparently Killed; ISIS Demands Prisoner Swap for the Other Hostage

The Christian Post - 6 hours 48 min ago
A video purports to show the killing of one of the two Japanese hostages by ISIS in Syria after Tokyo failed to pay a ransom, even as the terror group now demands the release of an Iraqi woman jailed in Jordan for her role in a 2005 bombing in exchange for the other Japanese captive.
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LA Gov. Jindal draws thousands to prayer rally, calls for spiritual revival

One News Now - 13 hours 13 min ago

Thousands of Christians gathered at Louisiana State University’s basketball arena Saturday for “The Response” prayer rally, hosted by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), who called for a spiritual revival — not politics — to heal America.

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Working heartily for the Lord

World Magazine - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 5:47pm
“I want to meet with all our Christian associates once each quarter,” Michael, the company’s CEO, said to his senior staff. “I’ve made a commitment that we want to operate this company on biblical principles. I want to be accountable to you and those believing associates to keep that promise and seek their advice on how we can improve. What do you think?” His staff’s response stunned Michael. “You can do that if you want,” said Phyllis, the sales manager. “We respect
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Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

World Magazine - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:43pm
How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate transportation from Mason, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., reserve hotel and conference rooms, and arrange speaking engagements with members of Congress. This is precisely what teachers at Mars Hill Academy, a Cincinnati-area classical Christian school, did, as they handed the reins to 14 student leaders who spent nine months planning each and
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Does your city measure up to Indianapolis?

World Magazine - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 2:59pm
Motivated by faith, many ministries in this Midwestern city bear fruit in their good works
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A Passion to Serve God

The Christian Post - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 1:53pm
Oswald Chambers, author of My Utmost for His Highest, died in 1917 at age 43. His influence, however, lives on. Almost a century later, God is still using this man's book to speak to hearts; I am one of the many convicted by his words. Chambers' message has lasted because he gave priority to things of eternal value rather than to things of the world.
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Andrew Walker Interviews Brad Wilcox On Treating All Families Fairly, Expresses Disappointment With Obama's State of the Union Remarks

The Christian Post - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:34pm
During the President's State of the Union address this week, he proposed a plan for restructuring the tax code to help middle class families. While initially appealing, his proposals are decidedly one sided. I expressed my displeasure with the plan here, but wanted to take the opportunity to interview my friend Brad Wilcox, one of the nation's foremost sociologists on family structure.
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Illinois Bible colleges sue over state regulation

World Magazine - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:50am
Three years ago, Rachel Vasquez enrolled in Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., north of Chicago. She wanted to attend a college that “would teach the truth from the Word of God,” and she thought she would receive a degree after completing her studies in biblical education, with an emphasis on missions. Now, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is trying to prevent the school from conferring degrees. Perhaps a certificate of completion or a diploma, but
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World Evangelical Alliance New Secretary General Is Filipino Bishop Efraim Tendero

The Christian Post - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:53am
The World Evangelical Alliance, which represents more than 600 million evangelicals around the globe, has announced the appointment of Bishop Efraim Tendero, currently the National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, as its next Secretary General.
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America's 10 Most Bible-Minded Cities for 2015 Are All in the South and Birmingham, Alabama Tops Them All

The Christian Post - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:52am
America's 10 most Bible-minded cities are all still located in the "Bible Belt" of the South and Birmingham, Alabama sits at the top of that pack. The state of Alabama also became the state with the most Bible-minded cities in 2015 according to a Barna survey commissioned by the American Bible Society.
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Nancy Pelosi, Liberals Admit 'Obamacare' Funds Abortion, Now That Republicans Voted to Strip Funding

The Christian Post - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:46am
Even though pro-lifers were criticized for saying that "Obamacare" funds abortion, some liberals, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are now complaining about Obamacare abortion funding that the U.S. House voted to remove Thursday.
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Japan Vows Not to Give Up on Two Hostages as ISIS Deadline Passes; Captive's Mother Pleads for His Release

The Christian Post - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:15am
As the deadline given by the ISIS terror group for a ransom of $200 million passed, Japan pledged on Saturday not to give up on efforts to save the lives of two Japanese hostages "until the very end." The mother of one of the hostages pleaded for his son's release.
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Among outrageous pop stars, Ed Sheeran is weirdly normal

World Magazine - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:00am
Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stands out from this year’s Grammy frenzy. It’s not his nomination for the coveted best-album award nor his blockbuster sales numbers, though Sheeran finds himself on top of an elite group.  Spotify recently named him the most listened-to artist in the world, with 860 million downloads, according to The Independent. What’s different is not even his arresting musical style, a sleek combination of indie-acoustic with R&B and
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