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The Amazing Escape

Watch Michael McDowell’s miraculous escape, plus his interview with Ellen DeGeneres below. {youtube}XNDDZDB6ugQ{/youtube} read more

Fit for the Right Reasons

God created us to be purpose driven. In other words, our natural inclination is to operate with an intent—a motive, so to speak.

The Bible gives us a number of examples of men and women who did extraordinary things (whether for good or evil) in order to fulfill a purpose or reach a goal. Jacob, for instance, worked 14 years for the deceitful Laban in order to marry the woman of his dreams (see Gen. 29). He had a motive (espousing the lovely Rachel), which served to motivate him to work an extra seven years to accomplish his objective. read more

Ted Baehr's Top 10 Family Movies

Movieguide's Ted Baehr offers his top 10 picks for the best family-friendly movies of the last decade.

1. Finding Nemo
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. Up
4. Wall-E
5. Ratatouille
6. The Nativity Story
7. Amazing Grace
8. The Incredibles
9. Enchanted
10.March of the Penguins read more

Share Your Thoughts

Here is your opportunity to share your memories and reflections of David Wilkerson in the comment section below. read more

A Tribute to Malinda Sapp

Watch video from MaLinda Sapp's homegoing service as Marvin Sapp and their children give a tribute.

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What is True Worship?

The look and sound of worship in churches today is a far cry from what it was in past generations. We have great sound, tech-savvy video directors, lights and well-trained musicians that lead us into worship during our services. So why is there so much discussion about getting back to the heart of worship?


We’ve compiled the thoughts of seasoned and new worship artists at worship.charismamag.com to help answer that. They share why it’s important that everyone, from worship leaders to tone-deaf Christians, discover God’s true intent for worship.

Worship Under Pressure
Former Hillsong Church worship pastor Darlene Zschech candidly shares her struggles as a worship leader. She also discusses how understanding the anointing of God, already on the inside of us, will ease the pressure many worship leaders feel.

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Praise vs. Performance
Recording artist and song writer Paul Baloche, known for writing songs commonly sung on Sunday mornings such as “Above All,” “Open the Eyes of My Heart” and “Your Name,” examines the difference between praise and performance.

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Why I’m NOT a Musician
Matt Redman has been leading worship full time since he was 20 years old, singing and playing instruments. But Redman doesn’t call himself a musician; instead he says he’s a worship leader. He says there’s a big difference. Check out why.

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Shaking Up the Routine
Veteran worship leader Don Moen, who released his first album in the early 1990s, tells of his journey as the music industry changed over the years and how he overcame redundancy and stagnation. His story will be an encouragement to seasoned worship leaders.

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Facing Fear
Jesus Culture’s Kim Walker-Smith shares how worship leaders can overcome fear and timidity. She knows all about the topic: Though she now sings before thousands, she ran offstage crying the first time she led a song.

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Give Us Your Thoughts

Click on the cover to view the issue, then come back here and give us your feedback below.

Thank you again for joining the Charisma Reader Advisory Board. Your feedback is very important to us. We need your help. We're working on a few things behind the scenes with our digital magazine. We're curious about a section in our February issue. Would you take a few minutes to look it over and give us your thoughts below? read more

Prayers on the Move

24-7 Prayer movement is a Britain-based ministry that has sparked a global movement of nonstop prayer.

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