Alex Murashko

CP Contributor

DC Church Steps Closer to Building Community 'Dream Center'

National Community Church in Washington, D.C., led by Pastor Mark Batterson, continues moving closer to constructing a community center designed to help an impoverished area of the city with both tangible and spiritual needs. Batterson said he believes the DC Dream Center will be the most significant thing his church has ever done.

InterVarsity Launches Thousands of Bible Studies With College Groups Across Nation

College campuses in the U.S. are not generally considered bastions for Bible literacy or interest, say officials from the Christian organization InterVarsity. However, in light of a recent Barna Group study released about the most and least Bible-minded cities in the nation, InterVarsity optimistically points to thousands of Bible studies "breaking out across the country," following commitments made at its student missions conference (Urbana 12) at the end of December in St. Louis.

March for Life Movement Counters Lack of News Coverage With Social Media

Participants in this year's March for Life, marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, seemed less bothered by the mainstream media's lack of coverage of the estimated half-million people descending on Washington, D.C. to demonstrate against abortion on Friday. That's because they relied heavily on social media to help shine the spotlight on the movement.

Egypt: Christian Leaders Call for Prayer on 2nd Anniv. of Mubarak's Ousting

Renewed fears of large-scale violence in Egypt for today's second anniversary of the uprising that helped oust long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak were realized when Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails during a day-long demonstration Thursday. Christian leaders inside and outside the country are calling for prayers.

Interview: Actress on New Film About Life's Choices, Abortion, and Faith

Actress Jenn Gotzon, who made her Hollywood breakthrough in the film "Frost/Nixon" portraying the president's daughter, Tricia Nixon, is in Washington, D.C., this week to help present two screenings of the movie "Doonby." The screenings of the mystery film with an underlying message about life's choices are intentionally timed to coincide with the March for Life and the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade case.

Christian Leaders Shaken by Death of Orange County Homeless Man During Cold Spell

It appeared that Scott "Scooch" Miller was winning his battle over the demons that plagued him as a U.S. military veteran of the Vietnam war, at least in part, thanks to his relationship with a Christian homeless ministry serving in South Orange County, Calif. However, he remained homeless, still struggling with alcoholism, while spending nights sleeping in a field next to a famous surf spot until his death two weeks ago.

Mars Hill Music Label Partners With Major Record Companies

Seattle-based Mars Hill Church is taking its record label that features an eclectic brand of worship music to the next level by partnering with two renowned record label and recording studio companies that have featured such Christian favorites as Jeremy Camp, KJ-52, Kutless, and Falling Up.

Obama Admin Loses 10, Wins 4 Contraception Mandate Lawsuits

The Obama administration's record in cases litigated so far involving the contraceptive mandate is at 10 losses and only four wins, according to Alliance Defending Freedom, which released a "scorecard" of the more than 40 cases so far over the Health and Human Services requiring employers, including religious organizations, to provide insurance that cover contraception, sterilization and some abortifacient drugs.

Tim Tebow Teams With Richard Petty to Restore College Car for Fundraiser

Although the status of his career in the NFL as a quarterback remains a question mark, Tim Tebow's work inside his philanthropic foundation continues at full strength. The Christian athlete has given his previously dormant college car to NASCAR legend Richard Petty to super charge for eventual sale with proceeds tentatively pegged for the Tim Tebow Foundation's work in the Philippines.

Author Aims to Equip HS Students With Psychology From Christian Perspective

The author of a high school textbook that introduces psychology from a Christian perspective says Christian students entering college are unprepared for the challenges of today's Psychology classes and "schools-of-thought." Dr. Tim Rice, LPC, author of Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition, also believes this unpreparedness is a reason for the high rate of Christian students dropping their faith after entering college.