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Another 'Stained Glass Ceiling' Shatters: CCCU Picks First Female President

Calvin College leader brings legal savvy to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Another 'Stained Glass Ceiling' Shatters: CCCU Picks First Female President
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America's leading advocate for Christian colleges has chosen its first female president.

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has elected Shirley V. Hoogstra of Calvin College to lead the Washington, D.C.-based association. Approximately 9 of its ...

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Leading Rabbi Nominated as First Non-Christian Religious Freedom Ambassador

Obama nomination of David Saperstein will require strong Senate support.
Leading Rabbi Nominated as First Non-Christian Religious Freedom Ambassador
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President Obama nominated Rabbi David Saperstein this morning to be the next—and first non-Christian—United States ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

The press statment said:

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate ...

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China May Free Gao Zhisheng, Christian lawyer, on Aug. 7

More than 151,000 signed petition for his release.
China May Free Gao Zhisheng, Christian lawyer, on Aug. 7
Courtesy, Epoch Times

In 21 days, Gao Zhisheng, perhaps the most well-known Christian currently serving prison time in China, is due to complete his eight-year sentence and could be freed as early as Aug. 7, according to family members.

On July 12, Radio Free Asia, a non-profit media outlet ...

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New Movies to Highlight Friendship Between Creators of Narnia and Middle Earth

As Hollywood works its way through dramatizing the fantasy novels, several hope to tell a more historical tale of real-world friendship.
New Movies to Highlight Friendship Between Creators of Narnia and Middle Earth
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The friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, well known to some devoted fans, may soon be a star of the silver screen along with the elves, dragons, hobbits, and marsh-wiggles of their creation.

Tolkien & Lewis, an $18 million British film that will feature the ...

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Died: Christopher Mitchell, Top Lewis Scholar, Biola Professor

Director of Wade Center at Wheaton College for 19 years.
Died: Christopher Mitchell, Top Lewis Scholar, Biola Professor
Courtesy, Biola University

Biola University, La Mirada, California, today announced that Christopher Mitchell, a nationally known C.S. Lewis scholar and professor at the university's Torrey Honors Institute, has died unexpectedly. He was 63.

Today, the university's press office posted online ...

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Brazilian Evangelists See World Cup Opportunity

The evangelicals who make up nearly one-quarter of the country’s population bring faith to the frenzy.
Brazilian Evangelists See World Cup Opportunity
Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Brazil may have lost its bid to win the World Cup, but it has a few days left to win the souls of soccer fans, and local Christians aren't letting this opportunity slip past.

Brazil's Christian population is enormous — more than 90 percent of Brazilians claim ...

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Lecrae v. Katy Perry: Christian Rappers Sue Pop Star

Christian hip-hop artists claim pop queen’s “witchcraft” hit ripped off their song.
Lecrae v. Katy Perry: Christian Rappers Sue Pop Star
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Katy Perry's hit single "Dark Horse" has sparked an unusual lawsuit from Christian artists who claim she stole part of the song from them.

A group of four Christian hip-hop singers, including popular rappers Lecrae (Moore) and Flame (Marcus Gray), filed a ...

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Results of Bill Gothard Harassment Investigation Released

IBLP board decides seminar speaker acted inappropriately but not criminally.
Results of Bill Gothard Harassment Investigation Released
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A board investigation into allegations that Bill Gothard sexually harassed teen girls has concluded that the popular seminar speaker acted inappropriately but not criminally.

CT reported in March how Gothard resigned as president of his Institute in Basic Life Principles ...

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After Teaching Churches How To Store Up Treasures on Earth, Speaker Faces Fraud Indictment

Wealth coach accused of swindling church members out of $5 million.
After Teaching Churches How To Store Up Treasures on Earth, Speaker Faces Fraud Indictment
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A self-styled "socially conscious investor" who took his "Building Wealth Tour" to churches across America has been indicted on charges of defrauding investors of more than $5 million.

Ephren Taylor II is accused of participating in a conspiracy to defraud ...

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Student Subdues Shooter After One Dead, 3 Injured at Seattle Pacific University

(Updated) It's the latest of several Christian college attacks.
Student Subdues Shooter After One Dead, 3 Injured at Seattle Pacific University
Courtesy, SPU

Updated 6/6/13 8:58 a.m. with further identification

Seattle police have arrested a suspect in today's shooting at Otto Miller Hall on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. Local media report that Seattle police identified him as Aaron Ybarra, a 26-year-old with no ...

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Dave Ramsey Reportedly Silences Critics on Twitter and Facebook

Daily Beast: Christian financial guru is confronting former employees behind social media criticism and parodies.
Dave Ramsey Reportedly Silences Critics on Twitter and Facebook
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Bestselling Christian finance guru and radio host Dave Ramsey has more than a half-million followers on Twitter, but not all of them are fans. His critics include a handful of anonymous accounts and parodies, thought to be operated by former staff of Ramsey's 400-employee ...

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C. J. Mahaney Breaks Silence on Sovereign Grace Ministries Abuse Allegations

'I look forward to the day when I can speak freely,' said Mahaney, denying 'all the claims made against me.'
C. J. Mahaney Breaks Silence on Sovereign Grace Ministries Abuse Allegations
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C. J. Mahaney has finally broken his two-year silence about a controversial civil lawsuit (dismissed last May, but being appealed next month) alleging that his Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) covered up the abuse of children.

"Many have urged me to respond publicly ...

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Tim Keller, Don Carson Explain Why Tullian Tchividjian Was Asked to Leave Gospel Coalition

(UPDATED) Tchividjian apologizes that his public breakup with TGC has 'given the world the justification they're looking for to disbelieve the gospel.'
Tim Keller, Don Carson Explain Why Tullian Tchividjian Was Asked to Leave Gospel Coalition
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Update (June 2): Tullian Tchividjian apologized on Friday [May 30] for his "very public 'break-up'" with The Gospel Coalition (TGC), drawing praise from Russell Moore who connected the social media spat to the recent World Vision controversy.

"This ...

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Christian Pundit Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty

In federal court, former president of The King's College admits to violating campaign finance law.
Christian Pundit Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty
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In federal district court in New York this morning, Christian political commentator Dinesh D'Souza entered a guilty plea to one count of violating campaign finance law.

His case was scheduled to go to trial today in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. But this morning, ...

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C. J. Mahaney, Joshua Harris Resign from Gospel Coalition after SGM Abuse Conviction

(UPDATED) Trial of former youth leader revives debate over alleged abuse coverup at Sovereign Grace Ministries.
C. J. Mahaney, Joshua Harris Resign from Gospel Coalition after SGM Abuse Conviction
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Update (July 3): The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) has severed ties with the pastors college of Sovereign Grace Ministries, ending a nearly two-year relationship between the two organizations.

James A. Smith, chief spokesman of the seminary, said SBTS maintains ...

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