Michelle A. Vu

Christian Post Reporter

Obama State of the Union 2015 Text Transcript and Full Video

We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.

Ex-Gang Warlord Nicky Cruz on Why 'The Devil Has No Mother'

Nicky Cruz knows a thing or two about the devil and he's here to set the record straight. The son of a satanic priest and priestess, Cruz grew up in Puerto Rico witnessing frightening supernatural events at his home and later experienced spiritual attacks after he left the New York City gang life to be a Christian. What he wants to let people know in his latest book, The Devil Has No Mother (Worthy Publishing, July 2013), is that the devil exists and he's worse than people think he is.

Kay Warren on Son's Suicide: 'This Is Not How It Should Be,' But Grateful That Matthew's 'Broken Mind' Is Now Healed in Heaven

Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church in Southern California with her husband, Rick Warren, gave an emotional speech on Saturday afternoon for International Survivors of Suicide Day, saying that her 27-year-old son, Matthew, who took his life earlier this year, shouldn't have died the way he did, but she's comforted and grateful that he's now in heaven and his "broken mind" is finally healed.

Tokyo Judge Convicts Yamaya Makoto of Defaming Christian Today in Japan; Ordered to Pay Compensation

A Tokyo District Court judge on Wednesday convicted Makoto Yamaya, a "cyber-terrorist" blogger and staff of Salvation Army in Tokyo (not involved in lawsuit), of defaming Japan-based newspaper Christian Today by disseminating information alleging that Christian Today was tied to a heretical cult organization connected with the Unification Church. Yamaya was ordered by Judge Toda Hisahi to pay 950,000 yen, or the equivalent of $9,565.

The Global Mission Shift: Should the North American Church Lead, Follow or Both?

The North American Church is finding itself in an odd position, where it is now receiving missionaries from the countries it once sent missionaries to. With this shifting of the "Christian center of gravity" away from the West, what role should the North American Church – with the U.S. still ranked as the top missionary-sending country in world history – now play in global mission?

Obama May Have Disagreed With Inaugural Committee's Handling of Giglio Controversy

Sources close to the Oval Office are saying that there was disagreement within the Obama administration with how the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) handled the Rev. Louie Giglio, after a liberal blog unearthed a mid-90s sermon where he defined homosexuality as a sin. Giglio, after accepting PIC's invitation to give the inaugural benediction, declined the invitation after two days of controversy over his 17-year-old comments.

Missio Nexus' Steve Moore on Why He's Not a Missionary, Misconceptions About Missions

Right after finishing his round of "thank you for coming" at the end of the North American Mission Leaders Conference, hosted by Missio Nexus, Steve Moore, the group's president, sat down with The Christian Post's Michelle Vu for an interview over lunch before his flight back to Atlanta, Ga. Moore talked about the greatest development thus far in his mission career, tips on how to connect with the younger generation, why his father and him did not become full-time missionaries, and some of the biggest misconceptions about missions. Here are excerpts from the interview.

Sources in 'Second Coming Christ Controversy' Face Scrutiny

U.S. and Korean evangelical leaders are rallying around Olivet University and its founder Dr. David Jang in the wake of an article published by Christianity Today which attempts to rekindle in the U.S. a decade-old Asian controversy over alleged Second Coming Christ beliefs regarding Jang. All of the allegations against Jang have been dismissed as false.

Is Support Chick-Fil-A Day on July 25 or August 1?

Supporters of traditional marriage and fans of the much-talked-about (as well as much-sung-about) Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich are ready to head to their nearest Chick-fil-A restaurant to encourage the company's president Dan Cathy, who recently became the target of gay activists after he stated his support for the traditional family in several recent interviews. There's only one problem: Is Chick-fil-A day July 25 or August 1?

Interview: Phoenix City Prosecutor on Religious Freedom in Jailed Pastor Case (Pt. 2)

In part 1 of CP's conversation with chief prosecutor of Phoenix Aaron J. Carreon-Ainsa, we heard why the city was troubled by Salman's weekly Bible study in his 2,000-square-foot game room. Now in the second part of the interview, Carreon-Ainsa will address concerns that the city violated Salman's religious freedom, the court order limiting only 12 people or less in the pastor's home, and a police "raid" on the property.

Jailed Pastor's Lawyers Release 'Fact Sheet' in Home Bible Study Case

Attorneys with The Rutherford Institute released Tuesday a fact sheet in defense of Phoenix pastor Michael Salman, who is fined more than $12,000 and is serving a 60-day jail sentence over hosting weekly Bible study on his private property. The Phoenix Municipal Court found him guilty of 67 code violations related to building safety.

LA Homeless Children Treated to Snowy Christmas in July

It may reach a sweat-inducing 84°F today in sunny, palm-tree-lined Los Angeles. But over 100 homeless children living in downtown L.A.'s Skid Row will be treated to Christmas in July – complete with mounds of snow perfect for a snowball fight, Christmas presents, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Megachurch Pastor: How to Biblically Conquer Insecurity

Chicago-area megachurch pastor James MacDonald noticed that he struck a nerve – in a good way – during a sermon two weeks ago on insecurity. Feeling that it wasn't the right time to move on, MacDonald delivered an emotionally-charged and revealing follow-up sermon – complete with his own biggest insecurity as well as that of his late mother, which he has never shared publicly – on Sunday to thousands of people who responded with "Amen" and text-messaged questions.