Mastering Life Ministries have announced this year's "Pure Passion" award winners; Jonathan and Elaine Daugherty of Be Broken Ministries, a ministry that reaches out to porn and sex addicts with scripture and Christ's love.
The award "recognizes God's work in a ministry and its leader who exemplify passionate, risk-taking obedience to the Great Commission, particularly in the area of God's pursuit of sexually bound and broken people," Mastering Life Ministries said in a statement.
In addition to the award, the Daugherty's will receive a $10,000 check to go to their ministry along with a framed print by Larry Cole called, "Love." more >>
Joel Osteen is coming to network television on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. ET on WNBC 4 New York.
The show will follow the same 30-minute television program format it always has with the first program airing on Aug. 4. It will be called "A Magnet for Blessings."
Osteen's services reach more than 10 million households per week-- one of the largest audiences in the U.S. a press release said. More than 100 nations across the globe are also are able to watch. more >>
An escape artist and evangelist has planned a death-defying stunt to celebrate the release of his new book and the 25th anniversary of one of his most daring feats. He's going to be handcuffed, locked in a freight box and shoved out of an aircraft.
Anthony Martin, who was dubbed "King of Escapists" at one point by Ripley's Believe It or Not, plans to be dropped from a height ten times that of the Empire State Building next Tuesday. But before he's shoved out of the plane's cargo bay, he will be handcuffed by a locksmith, have a parachute put on him and will be closed in a box locked by an essentially "keyless" lock.
Twenty-five years ago, at the age of 22, Martin successfully accomplished a similar feat, though this time around he is using a different type of lock. Locksmiths will scramble the combination of the lock he's using in the stunt to ensure sure the existing key will no longer work on it. more >>
A Nashville-based Christian organization that equips orphans and impoverished aspiring musicians in the developing world with quality instruments says the gift of music alleviates "poverty of the soul."
The non-profit group, called Instruments of Joy, said it is bringing joy to the world with the gift of music in Jesus' name. Each donated instrument is prayed over before it is sent and the plan is for a card with John 3:16 to be attached.
"A lot of organizations fight physical poverty by giving water, food and clothing. At Instruments of Joy we are focused on alleviating poverty of the soul by giving the gift of music," said the group's founder, Joshua MacLeod. He is looking for sponsors to help fund the goal of distributing 2,000 quality instruments annually by the year 2015. more >>
A Christian rights group in Great Britain has called on the chief of Scotland Yard to issue guidelines clarifying whether Christians have free speech rights, following the arrest of a street preacher in London earlier this month.
The Christian Legal Centre (CLC) has called on Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, to issue guidelines to his officers, clarifying that Christians are protected legally by free speech rights when quoting scripture relating to homosexuality being a sin.
The request comes after Tony Miano, a former deputy sheriff from Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Wimbledon, South London earlier in July for allegedly preaching about homosexuality as a sin, quoting 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, which focuses on "sexual immorality." Miano was reportedly detained by police for seven hours, during which time he was questioned about his views on homosexuality and DNA tested. more >>
Well known escape artist and evangelist Anthony Martin will be attempting a daring and life threatening escape stunt that he originally tried 25 years ago. This time, he upped the difficulty.
Martin will put on a parachute and then be locked into a freight box by a locksmith with a keyless lock. The combination will then be scrambled by the locksmith and set onto the box.
An aircraft will climb to a height 10 times that of the Empire State building, then shove the cargo box containing Martin, out the open bay door according to a press release. more >>