Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Christians Dominate 'American Idol' This Season

Charlene Israel/CBN News 

Season 12 of American Idol has its share of Christian contestants: Eight of the top 10 are Christians. 
Contestants Candice Glover, Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Curtis Finch Jr., Amber Holcolm, Angie Miller, Devin Velez, and Burnell Taylor are all in it to win it.
They're also not ashamed to share their faith with the world while they're at it. Angie Miller, who many expect to be crowned winner this year, often tweets about her faith.
"Church isn't the only time to worship and hear from/spend time with God. That should happen on an everyday basis," she recently tweeted.

Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Student-Led Prayer in Schools

By Dayna Lovelady , CP Contributor
March 12, 2013|5:54 pm

The Mississippi Legislature passed a bill allowing student-led prayer in public schools with a majority vote in both the Senate and the House.

Senate Bill 2633 – also known as "The Mississippi Student Religious Liberties Act of 2013"– prohibits public schools in the state from discrimination due to student's expression of religious beliefs. The bill, which passed March 6, has been sent to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature.

NRB Network Helps Believers Take on Tough Questions at Know Truth Apologetics Conference, April 13 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 13, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christians puzzled by tough and hotly-argued issues such as human origins, atheism, and more will find help in April as NRB Network brings together some of the nation's top Christian apologists for the Know Truth Apologetics Conference.

The conference is Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 9 am to 6 pm at Christ Church Nashville, which is sponsoring the event along with NRB Network.

Attendees will find insights and answers from leading Christian apologists who will address these topics:

  • Ray Bohlin, Ph.D., a Discovery Institute Fellow, on Evidence for Design in Biology

  • William Dembski, Ph.D., a leading intelligent design thinker, on The Scientific & Cultural Impact of Intelligent Design

  • Stuart McAllister, an apologist for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, on The Question of Meaning

  • Alex McFarland, an author and popular apologetics speaker, on What You'll Hear Your Freshman Year

  • Frank Turek, president of, on why I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

  • Dan Scott, Senior Pastor at Christ Church Nashville, on Why Apologetics is Important to the Believer & The Church
Sessions will be videotaped for later broadcast on the NRB Network, which enjoys a strong reputation for programming that gives viewers well-grounded reasons to believe.

Troy A. Miller, NRB Network President and CEO, praised the event as an opportunity for "NRB viewers, college students and the community at large to interact with some of the most well-known Christian apologists out there in a way that goes beyond the television screen."

Pastor Dan Scott, Senior Pastor of Christ Church Nashville, observed that, "In a globalized, technologically savvy and secular world, the need for coherent, honest answers is more important than ever. This conference addresses that need."

To register for the conference, which is Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 9 am to 6 pm at Christ Church Nashville, visit Know Truth Apologetics Conference online.

Take advantage of a $35 Early-Bird registration rate before Friday, March 15 (cost is $50 per person thereafter). Student registration is $15. Chick-fil-A boxed lunches are available for $7 per person.

NRB Network airs on DIRECTV channel 378, on SkyAngel channel 181, on select local affiliates, and via video streaming on Roku and Android devices and at

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A MIRACLE Happens When This Speechless Autistic Man Hears Music!

A MIRACLE Happens When This Speechless Autistic Man Hears Music! from sharethemessage on GodTube.

Urgent Statement to Condemn Attacks on Innocent Copts in Libya and Call for Actions

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity condemns in the strongest terms the unlawful acts by the group Ansarul Sharia in Libya to arrest, torture and detain dozens of Copts; and the detention by Libya's Preventive Security department in Tripoli of the Coptic man Ezzat Hakim Atallah for ten days until he died on March 9 under torture, and the detention of his Coptic colleagues Imad Seddik Ibrahim, Issa Ibrahim Isaac, Emad Shaker, Sharif Ramses, and others who are still being subjected to torture inside the Preventive Security building.
    Event Details:

    Coptic Solidarity calls for a peaceful demonstration in front of the Libyan Embassy

    When: At noon on Thursday, March 14, 2013

    2600 Virginia Avenue, NW Suite 705
    Washington, D.C., 20037
Coptic Solidarity further demands that the Libyan authorities at the highest levels order the immediate release of all Copts detained in Libya under the despicable and idiotic charges of proselytizing, simply based on possessing Christian books for personal use.

Coptic Solidarity demands that the Libyan authorities conduct a just investigation into the death of Izzat Hakim Atallah, punish those responsible and compensate fairly the victims' families.

Coptic Solidarity condemns in the strongest terms the Egyptian authorities, especially the foreign minister, the ambassador in Libya and the Consul in Benghazi, for their failure to defend their fellow citizens. In contrast, the presidency and the foreign ministry had enthusiastically rushed to defend a Muslim Brotherhood cell that was arrested in the United Arab Emirates on charges of threatening the country's national security. The attitude of the Egyptian authorities in dealing with the Coptic citizens is shameful.

Coptic Solidarity demands international bodies and organizations and human rights organizations to immediately intervene to stop the flagrant attacks on innocent Copts in Libya, and to conduct investigations and accordingly pursue those responsible.

For further information, please contact Magdi Khalil at 202-725-3091

Coptic Solidarity© Established as a public charity organization Ref.: EIN 27 1220227 -
P.O. Box 1450, Centreville, VA 20122, USA.
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Persecuted Pastor's Wife Set to Testify Before Congress

Melanie Korb 
With an increase in the arrest, imprisonment and killing of religious and cultural minorities in Iran—approximately 300 Christians have been arbitrarily arrested and detained since June 2010—Congress will hold a hearing to address the continuing deterioration of religious freedom in Iran.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which defends human rights and religious freedom, will testify Friday before the Congressional committee, focusing on the plight of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith.


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American Idol Contestant Sings ANOTHER Christian Song on National Television!

American Idol Contestant Sings ANOTHER Christian Song on National Television! from theremix on GodTube.