At the height of a refugee crisis, the Arabic version of the popular Trans World Radio program Women of Hope is being aired in prime time on a popular FM station in the heart of the Middle East, TWR announced Wednesday.
Starting this month, Laki Raja, which is the Arabic name of Women of Hope, is being broadcast free of charge four times a week by a widely heard station in Lebanon. The broadcasts reach listeners in that country as well as in Syria and Palestine.
"This is a new initiative in TWR's history," reported TWR's Arabic Ministry director, whose name is withheld for security reasons. "With many Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon, this comes as an amazing opportunity to share the Gospel with the women who have lost their homes, husbands, and sometimes children, too, and who are in desperate need of hearing a message of hope!" more >>
Franklin Graham reminisced about his Christmas traditions growing up with evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Graham for parents, and shared how Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes make Christmas equally special for children around the world during an interview with pastor Greg Laurie at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, on Sunday.
Speaking with Laurie about holiday traditions, the Samaritan's Purse CEO said growing up as one of five children in the Graham household his mother, Ruth, loved to decorate the house for Christmas. He remembered, "The house was always decorated to the hilt. We had the stockings."
Franklin, who admittedly had a mischievous side as a child, recalled: "I remembered on year I got ashes and switches in mine." more >>
A&E debuted a new show last week, much to the delight of fans of the hit series "Duck Dynasty." "Country Buck$" follows the lives of the Busbice family, owners of Wildgame Innovations, as they navigate personal and professional business. One of the stars, Matt Busbice, spoke with The Christian Post about the show, his family and faith, and the relationship between the Busbice family and the Robertson family.
One of the greatest misconceptions about the series, Matt told CP, is that "Country Buck$" is simply "Duck Dynasty 2.0."
"I want people to laugh all the way through every episode because we are not the perfect episode—everything is trial and error. I hope that people see we are an entirely different family, though we have a common denominator with the Robertson family, which is that we are a family running an outdoor business. But we touch so many different products and show the fun of those products on our show," Matt explained. "We feel like we have companion show because we really are friends and we work together. We're not competitive but want to work together." more >>
Preacher and Hollywood producer Devon Franklin recently spoke with The Christian Post about his marriage and how he and actress wife Megan Good came through a serious trial together.
In September, Good and several other celebrities, had their iClouds hacked and revealing photos stolen and leaked to the public.
Many criticized Good, wondering why she would pose for such photos and send them to her husband, a well-known pastor. The couple stayed relatively quiet on the topic, but Franklin spoke about the situation with The Christian Post this week. more >>
Pop icon Justin Bieber has moved on to the next part of his spiritual quest to "learn how to spread the Word of God" by spending time with a rabbi in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old performer spent three hours with an unknown rabbi in the Jewish Community Center. He reportedly learned about the Jewish tradition from his manager Scooter Braun. At the time, Braun told Yedioth Ahronoth news that Bieber recited a Christian prayer and the Jewish prayer before each one of his concerts.
Bieber is on a mission to spread the Word of God and has been working with Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz in order to fulfill that mission. The two have spent time together, and Bieber has reportedly cut out all harmful influences in his life, including toxic friends, alcohol and drugs. Just two weeks ago he posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, "The old is gone, the new is here #workinprogress." more >>
A family in West Virginia has adopted 29 children from around the world, including several with severe disabilities and illnesses.
Jeane and Paul Briggs already had five biological children when they decided to open their home to several children who desperately needed a home and people to love and care for them. At least one child is blind, another has Down syndrome, while yet another has a cleft palate. None of that has stopped the Briggs from going through with the adoptions from the United States and across the world.
Despite the circumstances, the family says that they are relying on God to provide for their family and cite their faith as the reason why they have taken in so many children. more >>