Regarding Marcus Yoars’ March column, what might be even more enlightening from you is a discerning article about what is really going on at these Christian discernment ministries. You mention the goal is to “develop enough discernment to find the pearls” in today’s media world. The fact is, in my own life I used to be willing to compromise with a certain level of wickedness for the sake of entertainment. As long as it wasn’t “too bad” it would justify the pearls that would satisfy my fleshly desire for entertainment. Many Christians don’t want to deny their fleshly desires for “entertainment” and even believe that they must tune in to pop culture to minister to today’s society. 

Bernis Ingvaldson, via email



Thank you for your ministry. I subscribe to your Charisma News app for the iPhone, and I am glad I do! I serve the Lord at an associate school of Christ for the Nations International, Japan Bible School. In your recent news you have had quite a few stories about Japan, and they have been very encouraging to us here. I have been forwarding some of them to my list of friends who pray for Japan, including some Japanese people who understand English. 

Gerald Goodall, Hokkaido, Japan


Take a deep breath, fellow saints. It’s called an earthquake —like in New Zealand, Chile and Haiti (“Is Japan Disaster Another Apocalyptic Sign?”; Charisma News Online). It’s foolish humankind that builds reactors near fault lines, buildings with inferior codes and design, cities in flood zones; and also refuses to invest in renewable energy sources, which nuclear energy is not. That has nothing to do with “the end.” 

Rev. John Dale, Venice, Fla.


Editor’s Note:
Our article “You Can Start Over” by Brian Welch (February) should have included the following copyright and permissions credit: “From the book Stronger: Forty Days of Metal and Spirituality by Brian Welch. Copyright © 2010 by Brian Welch. Reprinted by permission of HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.”

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