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Olympic Faith

Even in communist China, Christians are quietly sharing the message of Christ behind the scenes during the Olympics. read more

God is a Matchmaker

Romance is one of God’s most unique specialties. He brought the world’s first couple together, and He still delights in arranging marriages. read more

Running From Fame

Members of Casting Crowns really don’t care that the band is at the top of the Christian music world. Their priority is ministry. read more

Faces of Zion

Today in Israel, a growing number of Christians are sharing the love of Jesus with a war-torn nation. These brave believers are part of your faith family. read more

The Preacher Who Dared to Be President

Snubbed by party elites, Mike Huckabee swept the Southern primaries and bumped big names from the race. He has made it further than anyone expected and has galvanized a new breed of Christian voter along the way. read more

One Woman vs. the Dragon

Jackie Pullinger began reaching Hong Kong’s drug addicts in 1966. Now a living legend of Christian sacrifice, she still offers the gospel to the Chinese people. read more

Crying Out From the Wilderness

Since Jentezen Franklin started preaching in the hills of North Carolina, he’s been calling America back to old-fashioned repentance. read more

Hearts for the Hungry

Larry and Frances Jones have been fighting a war against poverty for more than 20 years. Many of the children they help are in the United States. read more

He Has Seen the Promised Land

Bishop Charles E. Blake, the new leader of the Church of God in Christ, plans to take his denomination into a fresh season of international impact. read more

The Flame Still Burns

One hundred years ago a son of slaves brought the Pentecostal message to African Americans in the South. Today, the Church of God in Christ is poised to spread the gospel worldwide. read more

The Unlikely Ambassador

Just a few years ago a young Nigerian immigrant planted a church in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. Today Sunday Adelaja’s Embassy of God is the largest church in Europe. read more

God on Campus

A new spirituality is stirring America’s college students. Here’s how the Holy Spirit is touching the digital generation. read more

A Church of Many Colors

Church today is no longer just black and white. A wave of immigrants has created a vibrant kaleidoscope of ethnic variety. read more

It's a Worship Revolution

Worship artist David Crowder is taking Christian music to a whole new level. And he’s doing it from a Baptist church full of college students. read more

Make Way for the Women

Although chauvinistic attitudes still stand in their way, a new group of women has risen to the challenge of leading the 21st century church.
Early in her ministry career, Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, was snubbed when a group of male pastors turned their chairs around to indicate their objection to being addressed by a female preacher. Yet since that time—the early 1980s—she has traveled around the world, speaking to audiences of both men and women from platforms offered to her not by women only but also by prominent male leaders, including, in the years before his death, Campus Crusade founder Bill Bright.

Lotz's current liberty to preach to both genders in high-profile venues is not singular. Throughout Christendom "something is happening for women," as Bonnie and Mahesh Chavda declare in their 2006 book, The Hidden Power of a Woman. In both denominational and nondenominational—particularly Pentecostal-charismatic settings—women are taking their places alongside men as ministers of the gospel. read more

God's Generals

While American troops fight the war on terror, Dutch Sheets and Chuck Pierce are helping mobilize an army of intercessors to pray for the nation. read more

China's Brave Witness

Brother Yun has been beaten, shocked and imprisoned for his faith. But he survived to tell the amazing story of New Testament-style revival in China. read more

Ignite the Fire

Bill and Brenda Johnson have one goal—revival. They’re seeing it happen in their California church and beyond. read more

No More Urban Slavery

How Bishop George McKinney is helping residents in a troubled San Diego community find freedom from gangs, drugs and hopelessness. read more

The Passion of the Christ Child

It’s a gamble, but Hollywood is betting that Christians will flock to theaters to see this year’s most Bible-friendly film, The Nativity Story. read more

Wired to Reach the World

With their Southern charm and innovative ideas Marcus and Joni Lamb of Daystar Television Network are changing the landscape of Christian television. read more

Grace So Amazing

Before he met Jesus in 1989, Zachery Tims was dealing drugs in a Baltimore neighborhood. Today he’s helping thousands of people turn their lives around. read more

Uganda's Miracle

Amid war and persecution, Christians are experiencing a revival in Uganda that is marked by church growth, an unprecedented drop in AIDS prevalence and a changing political landscape. read more

Singing from the Heart

Martha Munizzi never expected to blaze any trails in gospel music, but her soulful style of worship is BREAKING DOWN RACIAL BARRIERS between black and white Christians. read more

Why Israel Matters

God began fulfilling Old Testament prophecies in 1948 when Israel became a nation. Today this special land is still a prophetic signpost. read more

When Heaven Came Down

If we could send a reporter back in time to 1906, his report on the Azusa Street Revival would read like this. read more

Brave Hearts in a Desperate Land

ROLLAND and HEIDI BAKER ventured to Mozambique armed with faith and little money. Today they have planted hundreds of churches in a nation overrun by Muslim gangs. read more

The Bishop's Campaign

Michigan pastor Keith Butler, a pro-life Republican, took a big risk when he decided to run for the U.S. Senate. He talked with Charisma about why he's the best man for the job. read more

A Sacrifice of Praise

Bill and Gloria Gaither were recently named Christian Songwriters of the Century. Their legacy is marked by down-home charm, family values and an adoring audience that keeps on growing. read more

She's Just Everyday People

Although she's performed for world leaders, gospel vocalist NICOLE C. MULLEN knows how to keep it real. This daughter of Pentecostal preachers hasn't forgotten her humble roots. read more

Running from God

The statistics are alarming: Fewer teenagers attend church today than ever. If we don't reach them soon, we will face a spiritual crisis. read more

Set Ablaze by the Spirit

These well-known Christians all have something in common. They encountered the power of the Holy Spirit-and were changed forever. read more

A Man of the Spirit

Most people don't know how warmly Pope John Paul II welcomed the renewal of the Holy Spirit. I saw his passion for God up close. read more

When Man Meets His Maker

When Jordan Rubin was dying of Crohn's disease, he heard God tell him to change his diet. Today the author of The Maker's Diet says healthy eating saved his life. read more

When Christians Quit Church

An alarming number of Christians are staying home on Sunday mornings. Charisma researched how this trend is affecting today's church. read more

Healing a Violent Land

Uprooted by their country's long-running unrest, some of Colombia's displaced millions are finding hope through caring Christians. read more

Renaissance Man

Just when you thought most Pentecostals were all emotion and no intellect, along comes Mark Rutland--scholar, orator, wordsmith. And did we mention college president? read more

God and the Black Vote

African American Christians typically vote for Democrats. But because same-sex marriage is a key issue this year, some say they're not sure how they will vote. read more

America's Most Crucial Hour

This is not a time for God's people to engage in partisan politics. We need His prophetic directive as we face the next election. read more

Soul Sister

When CeCe Winans auditioned in a talent search as a child, she never dreamed God would use her to sing the gospel. Yet today she's using her platform to preach, too. read more

The Man Who Challenged Harry Potter

G.P. Taylor is intrigued by graveyards, wizardry and ancient folklore. But the author of the popular new book Shadowmancer is an Anglican priest who's been filled with the Holy Spirit. read more

Why Is the Church So Fat?

Have your noticed that we don't fit in the pews anymore? God's people are packing on the pounds, but His Word is clear about how we can reclaim our health. read more

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