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Avoid the ‘Wouldas’ and ‘Couldas’

Charisma tracked down a few veterans in the faith to give young people sage advice about faithfully standing the test of time. Go to mentors.charismamag.com and get advice to avoid your own "wouldas" and "couldas."


Embrace Change

One of the most important lessons for any leader to embrace is that change is constant, and change is our friend. God has ordained a life of change, for our entire lives. David wrote, "Because they do not change, therefore they fear not God" (Ps. 55:19). It is during times of change that we realize our need of God. read more

What Are You Chasing?

This month we’re highlighting young ministers  who are sharing their passions for the next  generation. What are you passionate about?  In the comment section below, tell us what you’re pursuing. We may feature your answers in an upcoming issue of the magazine.




A Cry for Intimacy With God

I'm part of a generation that hungers to know God. We want a real relationship with Him—the kind that's filled with the laughter, tears and honesty even when it hurts. We want a relationship with God that isn't tampered with by artificial additives that promise to make it sweeter, sourer or tastier than it really is. We want an organic relationship with God.Why organic? read more

The Generational Elephant in the Room

For far too long young people have experienced God from one side of the church while the "older folks" resigned to do ministry from a separate corner. Why is there such a wide generation gap in today's church? Below you can hear Charisma's roundtable conversation with leaders from within the body of Christ. We talk about the generation gap and discuss a remedy.  In the comment section below tell us if you agree or disagree. It's high time we start talking about this elephant in the room.

 

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Creative Churches

To get inspired by how God is moving through His church in creative ways, check out the video below to see innovative ministries push the envelope.

Rescuing the Homeless in Atlanta

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Vision for 2020 Extended

American Church in Crisis
Rick Joyner
I've been told the same word for "crisis" in Chinese is also the same word for "opportunity." That may best describe the period we are entering-both crisis and opportunity.









One of the most remarkable verses in the Bible is Revelation 3:20, where we see the Lord standing outside the doors of His own church, knocking to see if anyone will hear Him and open to Him. During this age He won't enter where He isn't wanted, even in His own church. For the last few decades America has basically asked the Lord to leave every public place. In our public schools you can now use the f-word without impunity, but if you say the name of Christ (except as a curse), you can be expelled. The meltdown of American citizens' basic character has occurred, and studies show that in basic morality and integrity you can no longer distinguish between Christians and non-Christians. Without revival or another Great Awakening, America will not likely survive this decade as either a great nation or a free nation. read more

Easy Ways to Bless Mom

Moms bless us 365 days a year. Why not go out of your way to make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day. Here are some unique, inexpensive and easy ways to reflect God’s love to your mother this season.

Goody Basket
Make mom a goody basket. Fill the basket with small items you know your mother will love.

De-stress-her 
Treat mom to a massage at a classy spa or a nice relaxing night at a hotel in town. read more

Seeing Digital

The church is more technologically advanced than you might think. Here are five ways believers are paving the way with their innovation. Below are video demonstrations of some of inventions by Christians.

YouVersion.com
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The Glo Bible
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Love and Remarriage

For years statistics have shown that Christian marriages are just as likely to end in divorce as non-Christian ones. Adding to the bleak snapshot of the American church is the fact that clergy divorce rates are lock step with their congregations. But pastor Isaac Pitre and his wife, Denisha, (pictured above) who helm Christ Nations Church in Texarkana, Texas, say God wants to restore all marriages-even if couples have already divorced. Charisma recently spoke with the pair, who remarried each other six years after their 2003 divorce. You can hear the entire interview below.

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Every Picture Tells a Story

Chapman & family

 

Glimpse into the life of Steven Curtis Chapman and his family.
Exclusive Haiti Coverage

 

See Charisma’s exclusive coverage of the devastation and relief in Haiti.
A Texas Family of 70

 

Peer into the small Texas town whose residents adopted more than 70 children.
The Chile Earthquake

 

Look at how Christians and others are faring after the earthquake rocked Chile. read more

Upclose With Peter Hitchens

British journalist Peter Hitchens believes faith is reasonable, and that's no small feat. The brother of popular God Is Not Great author Christopher Hitchens embraced atheism as a teenager and burned his Bible when he was 15. But at age 30, he began to drift slowly back toward Christianity. Now part of the Church of England, Hitchens says there is "a good, firm, reasonable case for belief in God," which he explains in his newly released memoir The Rage Against God. Recently he talked with Charisma about his book, his journey to faith and the future of Christianity in Britain.


Do you see others in your generation returning to faith?
I think my generation is particularly hostile to faith in Britain. There's something about the way they were brought up, the circumstances they were brought up in. It's one of the big differences between not just Britain and the United States, but Europe and the United States. The huge damage which the early part of the 20th century did to religious faith in general, particularly the First World War, it just went very deep. And we caught a sort of rather large after shock of that, I think. When I go to church now, there are people there who are older than me and there are people there who are younger than me, but very few are the same age. Mine is just a particularly secular generation. And it's one that's been very lucky so therefore not as most generations in human existence have been compelled to confront the sort of things, which make people think about the broader, deeper subjects which lead you toward faith. We just haven't needed to. Now that we're all approaching the grave, it might become more urgent, but I think most people would say I don't practice. I don't think it will really come to it. You've got an awful lot of British people who don't know what it means declaring that they're atheist these days, of my generation. It's a matter of pride and something that distinguishes them in some way. read more

See Israel

Journey through Israel through the lens of a camera. Follow Charisma associate editor Valerie G. Lowe as she gives you a glimpse of the holy land.

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Protecting Israel

Watch how humanitarian aid organizations are protecting the next generation of Jews.

Leket Israel

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Suicide: Heaven or Hell

If someone takes their own life where will they spend eternity? We'd love to know about any scriptures or resources you have that supports your perspective. Add your thoughts below.

Steven Owen
Well where did Judas go? He was the first to commit suicide in the New Testament and he wasn't saved!
May 25 at 2:38pm · · · Flag
Jeanette Rose Jacono
WOW, not even going to touch this one...
May 25 at 2:40pm · · · Flag read more

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