Crossing the DigitaI Divide

How the church is spreading the gospel and leading the way in an online revolution

 

Every April at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the world’s most creative minds converge with a legion of tech-heads to talk shop and plan world domination. The NAB Show, as the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention is called, is a utopia for those who work with content production—one of those rare can’t-miss events for Hollywood movers and Internet shapers alike. It’s where 100,000 people gather to find out how to cross the great digital divide in the ever-shifting world of communication and technology, and how to bridge the gap between old-school media and an online revolution that operates at light speed.

It’s also where the church became a leader—again.

Jono Hall, director of media at the International House of Prayer (IHOP-KC) in Kansas City, Mo., has sensed this shift in recent years while walking the floor with industry leaders. And this year’s show placed the body of Christ on full display, especially when it came to one of the conference’s main themes: live streaming. read more

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Canada vs. TV Host Sid Roth

I was very surprised to see the negative response by the Canadian government to Sid Roth and his ministry (Inform, August). Wow, he’s really doing it right to get that kind of reaction! Thank God for his boldness to preach the truth and demonstrate it in power to our Jewish brothers and sisters; and thank God people on his program are speaking out about Islam! We so appreciate Charisma

Sharon Thompson, Great Falls, Mont. 


Grading our PROPHETIC upgrade

Regarding “It’s Time to Upgrade the Prophetic” (by Francis Frangipane, August), the prophetic movement should throw away the tendency to “perform.” God calls individuals, not a movement, and nothing can take the place of solid Bible-study foundation. The Word comes first, then the gifts. Not the other way!

Andrew Igene, Dallas


Wait Just a new york minute!

“In a New York Minute …” (Inform, August) contains a quote from former Judge Roy Moore of Alabama about the passage of a bill by the New York Legislature allowing same-sex marriage. Presenting this quote with no counterpoint displays a startling bias. Heterosexuals bear the brunt of the guilt for destroying marriage in America. How can we preach about the sanctity of marriage when our own house isn’t in order? If we want to be a witness to our culture, we must live exemplary lives in our homes and marriages.

Benjamin Ferrarini, Raleigh, N.C.

 

The church’s ‘GAY DILEMMA’

I applaud the Charisma team for your July issue addressing the homosexual crisis we’re in (“The Church’s Gay Dilemma”). I was very pleased to find the articles not skirting the issue but telling it like it is! Thank you for your discernment concerning how important this issue really is.

Candace Long, Roswell, Ga.

We must begin to intercede for those in the homosexual lifestyle, as Abraham did for his family. I thank the Lord for someone who interceded for me while I was living the gay life. I have been delivered for 26 years by God’s grace. I pray that if you’re a practicing homosexual, please repent and invite the Lord in. I am a witness that He can deliver you. 

Harold Simms Jr., Tacoma, Wash. read more

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