The International School of Ministry may not be a household name yet, but it is the world's largest video Bible school and continues to grow by leaps and bounds. read more
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Much like our 16th president in 1863, we have much to be thankful to God for on this Thanksgiving Day. read more
Florida House candidate Scott Plakon not only talks about Christian values and integrity, he lives it. Find out why Charisma Media Founder Steve Strang wants you to vote for Plakon. read more
This is a serious time in the history of America, Israel and the world, Charisma Founder Steve Strang says. Find out how Robert Stearns is lighting a candle, and what you can do to help. read more
At long last our documentary on the Christian response to racism is finished. And Charisma Founder Steve Strang needs your help to make it go viral. read more
We've already started work and I created this "trailer" sharing the vision. read more
Behind the scenes of the Trayvon Martin case—and the inspiring account of reconciliation no one’s telling
Trayvon Martin was killed 2.3 miles from my office in a newer part of Sanford, Fla. The exact street where he was shot is less than a mile from a similar gated townhouse community where my younger son lives.
So to me, this is extremely personal. As we put together this special issue, I’ve been in a whirlwind of meetings and diplomacy unlike anything I’ve ever experienced during my journalism career, stretching back to high school. And as with most stories, there is a behind-the-scenes account that’s just as interesting. This is my attempt to tell that personal side of the story, even as Charisma deals with the spiritual, cultural and political effects of this situation.
I’ve known for years Sanford was a racially divided community, and I’ve worked in my own way to bring healing and reconciliation—including getting to know black pastors, attending their churches and serving on the board of a small ministry to the homeless in the center of this predominantly black area. I’ve helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for many of these ministries. I’ve even been involved in Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations and lobbied to get a street named after the slain civil rights leader. read more