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20 Best End of the World Movies – Disaster and Apocalypse Films

Netflix End-of-the-world movies have their own brand of power. They combine the adrenaline rush of disaster movies with the creeping dread of horror movies, so you’ll definitely feel a pulse-quickening suspense. Sometimes, the movies take place as the world is about to end, so you have to sit there and mentally create your own end-of-the-world to-do list along with the characters. Sometimes, there’s already an extinction event, and you wonder if you’d be able to hack it with the other survivors. And sometimes, the…

Andrew Brunson, pastor imprisoned in Turkey for Christian faith, tells ‘God’s side of the story’

Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was held as a political hostage in Turkey for 735 days, says he is sharing God’s side of the story, as well as the darkest moments of his life — when he was in jail– in his new book. The book stems from a promise to God while in prison, where he battled suicidal thoughts and doubted God’s existence, unsure if he would ever see freedom again. ANDREW BRUNSON, EX-IMPRISONED PASTOR IN TURKEY, SAYS 2016 PRISON DREAM ‘HAS HAPPENED’ “My story is…

Don’t blame incivility on religion. Christian principles are an antidote to nastiness.

Our belief system isn’t the problem, it’s that we have strayed from what we say we believe. Following Jesus means loving and caring for our neighbors. A common narrative today is that deeply held religious beliefs are a key driver of incivility. Yet new research on evangelical views on civility and democracy shows exactly the opposite effect. This massive survey was released as part of a joint project by The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Lifeway Research and the Fetzer Institute. The findings are often sobering and should…

Pentecostal faith a fast-growing segment of Christianity

PELHAM, N.H. — The root of what later became New England Pentecostal Ministries was planted by a home prayer group in Nashua during 1942. The church now occupies a large plot of land at 955 Bridge St. in Pelham nearly eight decades later. Pentecostalism represents one of the fastest-growing segments of global Christianity, according to the Pew Research Center website. At least a quarter of the world’s 2 billion Christians are thought to be members of Pentecostalism and related “charismatic movements,” which include “lively,…

‘The Dream Has Happened’: Pastor Brunson’s Prophetic Dream Reveals Chilling Truth of Turkish Invasion

JERUSALEM, Israel – As the Turkish military pushes deeper into northeast Syria forcing thousands to flee for their lives, US Pastor Andrew Brunson is revealing a chilling prophetic dream he had while he was falsely imprisoned in Turkey for two years.  “The dream has happened,” he told Fox News. “My goal is about declaring who Jesus is and not getting involved in politics, but this is the dream God gave me, and I think it’s relevant to what’s happening now.”  While sitting in a…

William Barr: Our Less Christian Society Is To Blame For Mental Illness And Drug Abuse

Attorney General William Barr on Friday faulted the “ascendancy” of secularism in America for mental illness, violence and drug abuse. “Virtually every moral pathology has gained ground,” he said in a speech at the University of Notre Dame’s law school. (See the video above beginning at 21:48.) The speech revealed how deeply the top lawman in the nation is tied to his Catholicism as he lashed a recent New Jersey law requiring LGBTQ curriculum in public schools to support civil rights. He complained that…

Students, Staff From Christian School Kidnapped by Islamist Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria

Six teenage girls and two staff members at a Christian school in Nigeria were reportedly abducted at gunpoint by Fulani Muslim “bandits” last week.  Faithwire: EVIL: After Brutal Killing of Kidnapped Pastor’s Wife, Fulani Herdsmen Collect Ransom Money From Her Family The armed men reportedly kidnapped the eight people at Engravers’ College in Chikun County shortly after midnight on Oct. 3, according to Morning Star News.  “I just pray that nothing happens to them and that they come out alive,” Julde Juli, whose 15-year-old daughter was…

Christian Leaders Say Turkish Invasion Of Syria Raises Risk Of ‘Genocide’

Enlarge this image On Thursday, a Kurd living in Cyprus shouts slogans and holds a banner showing President Donald Trump, in front of the U.S. embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, to protest Turkey’s offensive into Syria. The protesters chanted slogans condemning Turkey’s military action and urged for the withdrawal of Turkish forces. Petros Karadjias/AP hide caption toggle caption Petros Karadjias/AP The airstrikes and artillery bombardments had barely begun in the Syrian city of Qamishli, just across the border from Turkey, when Bassam Ishak’s cell phone…

Evangelical Christian Leaders Push Back On Turkish Invasion Of Northern Syria

Evangelical Christian leaders are furious over President Trump’s green light to a Turkish invasion of Kurd-controlled territory in Syria. Thousands of Syrian and Kurdish Christians are in danger. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Today, Turkey launched its long-expected offensive on Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria. The attack comes just three days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops out of the border region. The Kurds are U.S. allies. They have been protecting religious minorities in Syria. NPR’s Tom Gjelten says the president’s order has angered U.S.…

This is what Christianity looks like in Zimbabwe

By Hannah Wheeler, Voices Contributor | Sunday, October 06, 2019 A small ladies ensemble worship in the Ndebele language; singing “Siyabonga, Jesu” at a church service in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. | Photo: Emma Lown I often find myself scrolling through pictures from last month. My heart is filled with joy as I look at the fellowshipping groups, the sporadic worship and the genuine moments, yet I feel a longing. There are some experiences in life you never forget. Although I only spent one week in…