Friday, December 11, 2009

Graham on CNN

Franklin Graham discusses President Obama's Nobel speech, Islam, and Sarah Palin with CNN.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chinese Christians

Associated Press offers a detailed reports on a China's crackdown on Christian churches here.

The Pastor who can't be killed

An African pastor who was severely injured in terrorist attack that killed an American missionary is now in the U.S. for treatment. KTRK-TV in Houston has this report.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

High Court on College Group

The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a college Christian group. At issue is whether University of California's Hastings College of Law can legally deny recognition to the Christian Legal Society because it bars gay and lesbian members for religious reasons. Conflicting lower court rulings have left schools uncertain as what is firm legal ground.

Schuller Media Deal

Former televangelist Robert A. Schuller, is buying two media companies in Atlanta. ComStar Media (his group) is purchasing FamilyNet Radio and FamilyNet Television from Charles Stanley's In Touch Ministries. Though Schuller isn't saying how much the deal is worth, it increases his company's reach to some 50 million households. FamilyNet will be moved to Comstar's Dallas headquarters. ComStar pulled in $5 million in revenue each year and bought the AmericanLife Television Network earlier this year. The younger Schuller moved into running television networks after he left the megachurch founded by his father in Orange County, California because of a family dispute.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Charges Dismissed

Domestic assault charges have been dismissed against singer BeBe Winans by a Nashville judge. He was accused of shoving his wife, Debra Winans, to the ground during an argument over custody of their two children.

Pastor Out of Intensive Care

A Texas megachurch pastor is out of intensive care, recovering from brain surgery. Matt Chandler had a tumor removed Friday from the frontal lobe of his brain. He's expected to remain in the hospital for several more days. The Village Church based in the Dallas-area, which Chandler has led for the past seven years. has some 6000 members.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Grammy Nods

Third Day has the most Grammy nominations of any Christian group. The Atlanta band is up for Best Gospel Performance” for Born Again, Best Gospel Song for Born Again, and Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album for Live Revelations. The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will be handed out January 31 in Los Angeles.

Leeland garnered its third career nomination for Love Is On The Move in the Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category. Red secures its second career nomination in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category for Innocence & Instinct. Jars of Clay received a nomination in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category for The Long Fall Back To Earth.