About 120 international Christian students attending a Bible college in Ohio could possibly face deportation after their school was recently denied recertification with the U.S. immigration exchange student program.
Although President Barack Obama plans to announce Thursday night an immigration overhaul that could allow nearly 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the 120 foreign Christian students at Marietta Bible College are in a bind after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to issue the school recertification into the the agency's Student and Exchange Visitor Program.
In doing so, the school's international students must either find a new school to transfer to or they will face deportation starting in February 2015. Additionally, the college may no longer accept international students. more >>
David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Ministries and pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in California, is returning to New York City for another celebration, following a 2013 event that drew thousands to the city.
"One of the things we found out last year — we were at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last year, and it was a very special night for us because we introduced a brand new study Bible that we had worked on for so many years. It was a night of celebration," Jeremiah told The Christian Post.
"But what we learned is that many of the friends of our ministry, many of the people who live in that greater New York area love coming to the city, and especially if there's a spiritual event there at the center of it. So we decided to do it again this year at a smaller venue," he added. more >>
Billy Graham is being featured in Christian History Magazine this month for his lifetime of work for Jesus Christ.
In honor of the iconic televangelist's 96th birthday on Nov. 7, Christian History Magazine interrupted its quarterly releases with a special edition focused on Graham titled "Billy Graham–Apostle of changed lives and second chances."
"No man has had more personal, one-on-one, impact for faith in Jesus Christ than Mr. Graham," said Michael Austin, a Christian commenter and spokesperson for Christian History Magazine. "He and his family are a living testimony to the faithfulness of the Biblical message he so clearly derived from the start of his ministry to this day. Billy Graham's impact for good in this world is incalculable." more >>
A common theme arose throughout Gov. Mike Huckabee's Journey with Christian leaders in Poland. They heard firsthand how Poland's freedom from communist occupation was primarily possible because of Pope John Paul II. But equally important, was the Polish people's struggle to maintain their national identity, which was deeply rooted in their Christian faith.
When the Soviets occupied Poland after World War II, they systematically destroyed churches, removed crosses in public and private locations, and eliminated any expression of worship and faith, upon imprisonment. Every aspect of their lives had been stripped away to the point that they did not know who they were and felt complete despair.
Much of communism required destroying and taking away land. One such area, a few miles from Krakow, had long been significantly fertile agricultural ground. The Soviets destroyed it to build their "model communist city," Nowa Huta. Meaning "New Steelworks," after the newly created steel industry, Nowa Huta was a centrally planned "ideal urban" housing community specifically designed to exclude all things related to God. more >>
Nick Vujicic, the Christian motivational speaker known as the "limbless evangelist," tells of his journey to finding true love in the new book, Love Without Limits, and the challenges he and his wife, Kanae have faced on their journey to marriage, and beyond.
Being born with tetra-amelia syndrome (without limbs), since his youth Nick had been plagued with the fear that "no woman would ever love me or want to marry me," the Australian-born Serbian evangelist writes in Love With Limbs: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All. "I had many doubts about my fitness as both a husband and a father." more >>
Now that the mid-term elections are over, the political class is pivoting its attention to 2016. Most Americans aren't yet focused on electing our next president, but make no mistake: the potential candidates are already heavily engaged in running for that job.
One sign of the early activity is that the "Evangelical Primary" is already in full swing. According to network exit polls in 2012, self-identified evangelical Christians comprised 51 percent of all the votes cast in Republican presidential preference primaries and caucuses. So no one seeking the GOP nomination in 2016 can afford to ignore this vital and dynamic constituency. There is simply no viable road to the presidency for a Republican candidate who fails to win strong support from voters of faith.
The 2014-midterm elections confirmed the persistent and enduring potency of the evangelical constituency in American politics. According to a post-election survey by Public Opinion Strategies, Christian conservatives and Evangelicals comprised 32 percent of the electorate, voting 86 percent Republican and 12 percent for Democratic candidates. They were the largest and most vibrant single voting bloc in the midterm electorate, larger than the African-American vote, Hispanic vote, union vote, and "gay" vote combined. more >>