Family’s Murder Attempts Bolden Cameroon Disciple Leader’s Faith

Family’s Murder Attempts Bolden Cameroon Disciple Leader’s Faith

Photo Credit: Wikipedia (Open Doors USA) — “They threatened to kill me, and had God not protected me, they would have succeeded.” The “they” in *Abdul’s story are not Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram that terrorizes Christians and churches in West Africa, fiercely attempting to eradicate Christianity. “They” are Abdul’s family. When Abdul left his tribal religion of Islam and committed his life to Christ in 2000, his Muslim family felt and acted like he had just pointed a challenging dagger straight at them. Abdul’s family (part of the ethnic Kotoko group spread over Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria) always took pride in the fact that they were one of the few tribes in their region of Cameroon with no known Christians. “When all their spells and curses with the help of the local medicine man failed, they tried to kill me themselves.” Continue reading this story >> A special message from the...Read more
Benjamin Watson on Florida School Shooting: Our Culture ‘Gravitates Toward Violence’

Benjamin Watson on Florida School Shooting: Our Culture ‘Gravitates Toward Violence’

Photo Credit: Benjamin Watson Facebook page In commenting on last Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, outspoken Christian and NFL player Benjamin Watson lamented on social media and national television that American culture “gravitates toward violence,” and noted that society only suffers when it removes God from the public sphere. “‪In times like this, we loudly reiterate the charge to each citizen to RESPECT LIFE, yet we sanction the disintegration of our family bonds, the murder of our unborn children and the excessive incarceration of our young men,” he wrote on Friday. Watson noted that the climate of the country is “tense and toxic” and that its citizens spew vile words—both on social media and to men’s faces—to combat those that they oppose. “We encourage a lifestyle of relativism, free expression, and a capricious standard...Read more
Pennsylvania Student Charged With Planning to Shoot Up High School Graduation

Pennsylvania Student Charged With Planning to Shoot Up High School Graduation

(New York Daily News) — An 18-year-old Pennsylvania student was arrested Tuesday for threatening to conduct a mass shooting at his high school’s graduation — the latest in a string of student arrests across the country after the massacre in a Florida high school killed 17. Jacob Deneen, a Shade-Central City High School student, confessed to plotting the school shooting with two other students at this year’s graduation ceremony, WJAC-TV reported. He has been charged with making terroristic threats and causing or risking catastrophe. Shade-Central City High School had already received such a threat on Friday. Cops arrested a 17-year-old student on Sunday after family members told the police he was planning to shoot up the high school, according to WJAC. Continue reading this story >> A special message from the publisher… Dear Reader, because of your generous support, we have...Read more
Billy Graham Dead at 99

Billy Graham Dead at 99

Billy Graham, who founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950 and who served as a counselor to numerous presidents, including Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, has died at age 99. He passed into eternity at 7:46 a.m. on Wednesday at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, according to the organization he founded, which published a post about his death. Graham preached his last crusade in 2005 at Flushing Meadows Park in New York, and delivered his final recorded message via television and the Internet five years ago. “During the week of his 95th birthday in 2013, Graham delivered his final message via more than 480 television stations across the U.S. and Canada. More than 26,000 churches participated in this ‘My Hope’ project, making it the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s largest evangelistic outreach ever in North America,” the...Read more
911 Dispatcher Killed in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash Involving Former Pastor

911 Dispatcher Killed in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash Involving Former Pastor

(Fox News) — A Minneapolis 911 dispatcher who worked “day-and-night to keep people safe” was tragically killed over the weekend after her car was struck by a former pastor who was driving the wrong way and is believed to have been drinking, police say. Jenna Bixby, 30, was killed around 8 p.m. while heading to her job Saturday night on Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park. “We just want to know why,” her sister, Nikki Orlicki, told FOX9. “We don’t understand. Why her? She was going to work to save people, and somebody decided to take her life and didn’t care.” Authorities said Bixby’s car was hit head on by an SUV driven by Richard J. Shaka, a retired 72-year-old minister from Blaine, and alcohol is suspected to have been a factor. Bixby was pronounced dead at the scene while Shaka was in critical condition Sunday at a local hospital. No charges have been announced yet in the case. Continue...Read more

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