They couldn’t take God’s gifts from me

My name is Mary O’Brien. I didn’t start out as an O’Brien though. I was put up for adoption as a new born baby in 1961. I spent seven months at a Catholic orphanage in Providence, RI. My mother...

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What Makes Millennials Stay in Church

A new study confirms the importance of parents in fostering kids’ adult faith.   By Daniel James Devine   (WNS)–For millennials who grew up attending church, having a strong...

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My Thoughts On The Movie “American Sniper”

By Chuck Baldwin As did millions of other Americans, I went to see the hugely popular Clint Eastwood-directed movie, “American Sniper.” Here are some of my thoughts: No one, at least not me,...

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He Leads Two Lives

By Ralph Filicchia He works a few blocks away from the notorious Watertown midnight shootout between police and the two Tsarnaev brothers, who allegedly set off  bombs close to the finish line of...

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Florida Pastor Targeted by Feds

By Ronald L. Ray     Kent E. Hovind is a 62-year-old Baptist minister from Florida, who has spent over eight years in federal prison. Some say it is for his outspoken religious views. The...

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A Godly Alternative BCA Has… H.E.A.R.T.

By Fred Comella   “Back in the day”, a child’s education was not so complicated as it seems today. The focus was exclusive to a young person’s future and the skill set they would need to...

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Local News

  • ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ to start Jerusalem International School of Reconciliation Studies

    ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ to start Jerusalem International School of Reconciliation Studies

    By Michael Ireland JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (ANS) – In a recent update from the Middle East, Canon Andrew White, the popular ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ from St. George’s Church in the Iraqi capital, has announced he is to launch an international school to study reconciliation issues. “One of the good things about being in...

  • Natural Health Secrets to Ending Addictions

    Natural Health Secrets to Ending Addictions

    (Part 1 – Diet Soda)   By S.D. Wells   Diet soda is an addiction that brews anxiety, fear, weight gain, irritable bowels and negativity in an acid-laden digestive system.   If you want to lose weight, eat organic raw vegetables and organic raw fruit, then drink spring water and see what happens....

  • National Summit on the Gospel to Address Movements, Justice, Collaboration, and the Centrality of the Gospel

    National Summit on the Gospel to Address Movements, Justice, Collaboration, and the Centrality of the Gospel

    By Susan Brill PALM DESERT, Calif. – Leaders from across the country will come together in Houston, April 27-29, for a National Summit on the Gospel, convened by the Mission America Coalition/U.S. Lausanne Committee (MAC). This Summit is a significant shift toward the centrality of the gospel from the...

  • The Movieguide® “Christian Oscars” Awards: And the Winners Are…

    The Movieguide® “Christian Oscars” Awards: And the Winners Are…

    By Dan Wooding UNIVERSAL CITY, CA (ANS) – “Unbroken,” the powerful American biographical war drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” took first prize in the Best...

  • Destiny Africa Children’s Choir I Am Loved 2015 US Tour

    Destiny Africa Children’s Choir I Am Loved 2015 US Tour

    By Mary Lou Lamontagne   The Destiny Africa Children’s Choir will be returning to the US from April through July 2015 with a brand new, powerful and exciting ministry – not to be missed!   This multi-talented children’s choir has been touring in the UK, Belgium and the US for the past five...

  • “We’re Going to Walk for the Babies”

    “We’re Going to Walk for the Babies”

    Families, church groups, and young people flood the National Mall for the annual March for Life By Juliana Chan Erikson   (WNS)–Tens of thousands turned out on the National Mall today as part of the March for Life, the pro-life movement’s annual rally protesting abortion on the anniversary of the...

Inspiration

Vacation Bible School 2015 MINISTRY TIP

By Rev. Doug Forbes This is the perfect time of year to begin planning your Vacation Bible School program.  Vacation Bible School is the second biggest outreach opportunity a church has...

Health

News

  • World Shorts

    World Shorts

    British Lawmakers OK Three-Parent Babies   (WNS)–Lawmakers in Britain’s House of Commons voted recently to allow doctors to create three-parent embryos. The technique, which takes DNA from one egg and implants it in another, is designed to prevent children from inheriting potentially fatal genetic conditions....

  • UK Pilgrim Heritage Trail Launched – Tours to Focus on Outstanding Men of Faith

    UK Pilgrim Heritage Trail Launched – Tours to Focus on Outstanding Men of Faith

    By Charles Gardner Doncaster, UK (ANS) – With the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower fast approaching, a campaign to revive interest in the Pilgrim Fathers and other outstanding English Christians has been launched. It is initially being focused on the area of North Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire...

  • Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank

    Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank

    (RT) The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and the IMF. The New Development Bank is expected to start fully functioning by...

  • Nagmeh Abedini on Prayer and the President

    Nagmeh Abedini on Prayer and the President

    The wife of Saeed Abedini, imprisoned for his faith in Iran, talks about her recent meeting with President Barack Obama   By Mary Reichard   (WNS)–As negotiators from Iran and the United States work to hammer out a deal to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, one family hopes their name comes up...

  • National Shorts

    National Shorts

    Franklin Graham Reminds Islam of End-Times Theology   By Jennifer LeClaire Franklin Graham is hammering Islam. After making global headlines for rebuking Obama for comparing ISIS to the Christian crusades earlier this month, Billy Graham’s once-prodigal son asked us to imagine the outcry if Christians...

Books

Movies

  • The Most Family-Friendly Movies Earn More Money, Annual Movieguide® Report Shows

    The Most Family-Friendly Movies Earn More Money, Annual Movieguide® Report Shows

    By Dan Wooding Hollywood, CA (ANS) – An annual box office analysis by a Christian group catering to families has found once again that the most family-friendly movies with the most inspiring, cleanest content, earn more money at the box office and on home video. The 2015 Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry...

  • Oscars Display ‘Decaying Moral Standards’

    Oscars Display ‘Decaying Moral Standards’

    By Phil Boatwright KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) — I’ve enjoyably tuned in to the Oscar telecasts since the age of 12. The only year I didn’t watch was in 2011. I was in Hawaii that award night interviewing the makers of the then upcoming “Soul Surfer.” Hey, who’s going to watch TV while...

  • Little Known Actor Chosen to Play the Role of a Lifetime in ‘David and Goliath’ Movie

    Little Known Actor Chosen to Play the Role of a Lifetime in ‘David and Goliath’ Movie

    By Michael Ireland Los Angeles, CA (ANS) – The uncanny resemblance between a young British actor and a mid-16th century painting in the Louvre Museum in Paris depicting David fighting Goliath may or may not have played a role in landing him the part of David in the new movie, “David and Goliath.” But the...

  • In Plain Sight, Sexual Slavery on Our Front Doorstep

    In Plain Sight, Sexual Slavery on Our Front Doorstep

    By Janey DeMeo Vista, CA (ANS) – In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom is a disturbing and compelling documentary that follows six modern-day abolitionists fighting sex trafficking across the country. Narrated by Natalie Grant, the film introduces us to girls who are or were real-life sex-slaves, real life...

  • The Christian ‘Braveheart’ Story You’ve Never Heard

    The Christian ‘Braveheart’ Story You’ve Never Heard

    By The Good News Today   THOMSON, Ill. – A new children’s audio theater series is putting Christ back into history — and it’s getting lots of support from several well-known actors and actresses. Heirloom Audio Productions just released its second CD, In Freedom’s Cause, which...