Billy Graham Rapid Response Team on Site in Texas as Hurricane Alex Approaches

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– With Hurricane Alex, the first named storm of the 2010 hurricane season, churning in the Gulf of Mexico, the crisis-trained chaplains of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team have deployed to Texas and are prepared to provide emotional and spiritual care to those impacted by the storm.
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Christian Professor in Pakistan Beaten for Refusing to Convert

by Stacy L. Harp | compass direct

Compass Direct is reporting on a Christian professor and some students who have come under persecution from Muslims because they refuse to deny Christ and convert to Islam.  Here’s part of that story. In another province, three eighth-grade students expelled for declining Islam. Read more of this post

Children’s Bible Clubs thrive, despite arrest of ministry workers

Yesterday, we brought you the story of eight ministry workers going back to court on July 2 for the charge of “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.” The eight were attacked and then arrested during a 4-day training session for the Year-Long Children’s Bible Clubs in August of last year. Read more of this post

VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV

A Missouri VA hospital is under fire because it may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.  John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has recently mailed letters to 1,812 veterans telling them they could contract hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after visiting the medical center for dental work, said Rep. Russ Carnahan. Read more of this post

Eareckson-Tada Recovering from Cancer Surgery

Joni Eareckson-Tada is recovering after successful breast cancer surgery. The 60-year-old author and minister to the disabled will need chemotherapy treatments, but doctors say the type of cancer she endured is ‘highly survivable.’ Read more of this post

Thousands ‘Resolved’ to Get Jesus Right

by Audrey Barrick|Christian Post Reporter

We need to be rescued from an inadequate understanding of Jesus, said a prominent theologian. While it’s obvious that atheists and those who follow a liberal theology hold to an inaccurate view of Jesus, not all evangelical Christians have it right either. Read more of this post

Study: Cell phones may be killing bees

London, England  A new study has suggested that cell phone radiation may be contributing to declines in bee populations in some areas of the world. Bee populations dropped 17 percent in the UK last year, according to the British Bee Association, and nearly 30 percent in the United States says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more of this post

Theresa Phillips: As in the Days of Noah…

I was in worship when the Lord spoke to me, “These are the days of Noah. Speak it forth, do not hold back,” said the Lord. Wow, I was taken by surprise by this. His voice was loud and clear! “Yes Sir,” was my answer. Then He began to prophesy through me, “These are the days of Noah. As the people did not understand what Noah was doing, so will they not understand what I am asking you to do.” That got my attention! Read more of this post

Lock of Napoleon’s hair sold at New Zealand auction

A lock of hair from former French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte has sold for more than US$13,000 (£8,600) at auction in New Zealand. The hair, cut from his head after he died in exile in 1821 on the Atlantic island of St Helena, was bought by an unnamed London collector. Read more of this post

‘Dead’ man spends four years fighting to prove he is alive

A South African man mistakenly listed as dead by authorities has spent four years fighting to prove he is alive so he can get a passport, register a car and change his wife’s marital status from “widowed”.  Read more of this post