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Debt-Free for the Holidays
The average American spends almost $700 during the holiday season—most of that on credit. This year, refuse to be average. Discover how God helped financial adviser Amie Streater dig her way out of $100,000 of credit-card debt, and join her in living debt-free. Learn more at debtfree.charismamag.com.
News That Likes to be (Hand)Held
With the Charisma News Mobile app you can have news, reviews, teachings and more sent to your Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS or Nokia phone. Download the free app by texting “Charisma” to 46275 or by going to app.charismamag.com.
The Digital Revolution is Here
... and we’re leading the charge with a revamped digital magazine that not only has readers raving, but also is getting props from industry experts. In addition to bringing you articles from our print magazine, exclusive digital-only features, videos, podcasts and photo galleries, our digital edition has been redesigned so you don’t have to zoom in and out. Just click, open and enjoy. To join the revolution, go to digital.charismamag.com.
Live Chat With Mike Bickle
Are you desperate for a more intimate prayer life? Do you want to know how to hear God’s voice more? Then join prayer leader Mike Bickle for a conference call on Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. (EST) to ask questions and listen to an in-depth discussion on prayer and worship. Register and submit your questions for the chat at bickle.charismamag.com.
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Look Ma, No Zoom!
So we’ve gone and done it again. We’ve completely revamped our digital magazine and made it something to write home about. (At least that’s what users are saying.) In addition to featuring articles from our print version, exclusive digital-only features, videos, podcasts and photo galleries, Charisma’s digital edition has been redesigned to make it an easier read on your desktop. You no longer need to zoom in and out. Just click to open and enjoy. Go to digital.charismamag.com to start exploring.
The Younger Face of Politics
Young adult Christians approach church and politics in a different manner than their parents. Go to youngpolitics.charismamag.com to find out how the mosaic generation is changing the political landscape.
Access Charisma Anytime, Anywhere
With the Charisma News Mobile app you’ll get news, reviews, commentary and more sent to your Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS or Nokia phone. Download the free app by texting “Charisma” to 46275 or by going to app.charismamag.com.
Live Chat With Samuel Rodriguez
Are you confused by the many arguments surrounding America’s immigration debate? Then join Samuel Rodriguez, one of the nation’s leading voices on the issue, on Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. (EST) to ask questions and listen to an in-depth discussion on this controversial subject. You can register and submit your questions by going to rodriguez.charismamag.com.
Be a Follower ... on Twitter
Come on, everyone’s doing it. Follow Charisma on Twitter and be one of the first to receive frequently updated news, teachings and other articles from us. Follow Charisma at twitter.com/charismamag.
It’s Heating Up on Facebook
Our Facebook page is rapidly growing as our conversations get more intense. Become a fan at facebook.com/charismamagazine and join the community living in the Spirit.
10 tips to fight fear
Do you find yourself constantly battling fear? Do you often kick yourself for not having said or done something when you felt prompted to? Visit fightfear.charismamag.com for tips on how to face life with bold faith.
Get Charisma in your hand
With our Charisma mobile app you’ll get news, reviews, commentary and more sent to your Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Window Mobile or Palm OS. Download the free app by texting “Charisma” to 46275 or by going to app.charismamag.com.
Take a neighborhood missions trip
You don’t always have to fly across the world to spread the love of Christ. Visit creativemissions.charismamag.com to find inventive ways to be an effective missionary in your city.
Free book giveaway
Learn how to engage in strategic prayer and spiritual warfare from Cindy Trimm’s latest book, The Art of War for Spiritual Battle. Enter to win a copy at war.charismamag.com.
Learn the art of Spiritual warfare
Are you facing an unusual number of obstacles in your life? Do you want to know how to pray more effectively to overcome those roadblocks? Join minister Cindy Trimm on a live conference call Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. (EST) as she shares key tactics and strategies for spiritual warfare. Visit cindytrimm.charismamag.com to reserve your spot on the call and to submit your questions.
Want to receive the Holy Spirit’s baptism?
If you’ve never experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit, go to spiritbaptism.charismamag.com to have someone help you in praying for this amazing gift. (Or listen in on how you can pray for others to be Spirit baptized.)
The Science behind tongues
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania conducted a series of medical tests on patients who speak in tongues. The study yielded surprisingly positive results. Learn about the science behind glossolalia at tongues.charismamag.com.
Everything you need to know about the gifts (ok, almost ... )
A true father figure in the charismatic movement, Bill Hamon has taught on the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit for more than 50 years. Here’s your chance to ask him any question. Join the Christian International Ministries Network founder on Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. for a live conference call. Only the first 1,000 people can participate, so reserve your spot now and submit a question at billhamon.charismamag.com.
We’re not dead yet
Watch video testimonials from Christians who say they died and were brought back to life at raised.charismamag.com.
Take a trip down memory lane
Watch some of Charisma’s video footage of the charismatic movement’s milestones during the last 35 years at milestones.charismamag.com.
Two-for-none Book Giveaway
Get two free New York Times best-sellers at no cost to you. Visit heavenandhell.charismamag.com to enter to win Heaven Is So Real by Choo Thomas and Bill Wiese’s 23 Minutes in Hell. Be enlightened by their unique experiences of going to heaven and hell.
Suicide: Heaven or Hell
We recently struck a major chord on our Facebook page (facebook.com/charismamagazine) when we posed a tough question regarding suicide: If a person takes his own life, will he spend eternity in heaven or in hell? Chime in on the discussion at suicide.charismamag.com.
A View of the Afterlife
Watch video testimonies from people who say they have had visions of heaven and hell at videos.charismamag.com.
Live chat with Bill Wiese
Do you have a burning question about hell? Then join Charisma July 13 at 9 p.m. (EST) as we host a question-and-answer session with New York Times best-selling author Bill Wiese, who says he journeyed to hell and back. Travel to billwiese.charismamag.com to reserve your spot on the call and to submit your questions.
10 Ways to Rejuvenate your prayer life
Do you want to jump-start your prayer life? Have you fallen into a rut and feel you’ve lost the fervor you once had? Then you’ll want to check out Charisma’s 10 tips to help renew your prayer life at prayerlife.charismamag.com.
10. Accountability. Start praying with a partner or with a handful of believers who will push each other to pray. The key is to never treat group prayer time as a substitute for your personal prayer time. Carve out a period before or after the group intercession to engage with your heavenly Father alone.
9. Location, location, location. If your knees have burned a hole in the same place for the last 50 years, than maybe it’s time to change your location. A change in surroundings might exhilarate your prayer time. Try going to a park and praying while gazing at God’s creation.
To read the entire list, including the No. 1 way to rejuvenate your prayer life, visit newprayerlife.charismamag.com.
FREE Book Giveaway
Learn how you can live at the optimal level of God’s grace and mercy. Go to favor.charismamag.com and enter to win a copy of Joseph Prince’s newest book, Unmerited Favor. Discover keys to help you be in the right place at the right time for encountering God’s favor.
Get your App! Get your Charisma App!
The Charisma mobile app is finally out and available for free in all app stores. Get breaking Christian news, spiritual teaching, Bible studies, entertainment reviews and more on your Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm OS—now! For more info, check out app.charismamag.com.
Alvin Slaughter wants you free of fear
Join gospel legend Alvin Slaughter on June 8 at 9 p.m. (EST) as he discusses overcoming one of life’s greatest struggles: fear. Listen in as he talks about his personal journey and offers biblical tips to help combat fear. Go to slaughter.charismamag.com to reserve your spot on the call and to submit questions for Slaughter.
Faith Comes by Hearing
Increase your faith by going to podcasts.charismamag.com to choose from a variety of exclusive Charisma podcasts to edify your spirit.
- House church pastor Tony Dale predicts the future of the house church movement.
- Listen as a couple who married, divorced and remarried each other (p. 20) give unique tips for building a God-centered marriage.
- Jewish believer Dan Juster discusses how Israel will aid the West in the future.
- Find out whether adoption is a viable option for you.
- Iverna Tompkins talks about the future of women and ministry.
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? Go to mothersday.charismamag.com to find unique, inexpensive and easy ways to reflect God’s love to your mother this season. Also, find ways to share the gospel with your mother if she does not yet have a relationship with Christ.
Every Picture Tells a Story
Riddle me this: If a picture tells a thousand words, how many words do dozens of pictures tell? Check out photoessays.charismamag.com to see our numerous stories from this issue in photo form—and get the answer to the riddle.
- Glimpse into the life of Steven Curtis Chapman and his family.
- See Charisma’s exclusive coverage of the devastation and relief in Haiti.
- Look at how Christians and others are faring after the earthquake rocked Chile.
- Peer into the everyday lives of residents in a small Texas town who adopted more than 70 children.
- Live Chat With Cindy Jacobs
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Live Chat With Cindy Jacobs
Join Charisma May 11 at 9 p.m. (EST) for this year’s first live conference call. Listen to Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals International, discuss the future state of the church. Head to cindyjacobs.charismamag.com to reserve your spot on the call and to submit your questions.
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? At realtalk.charismamag.com Charisma held a roundtable conversation with leaders from within the body of Christ to talk about the generation gap and discuss a remedy. Listen to the podcast, then tell us if you agree or disagree. It’s high time we start talking about this elephant in the room.
To get inspired by how God is moving through His church in creative ways, check out trendsetters.charismamag.com. There you can watch how innovative ministries such as the Expectation Church Network push the envelope.
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? What are you chasing? Go to passionate.charismamag.com and tell us what you’re pursuing. We may feature your answers in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
Leaders Predict Where the Church Is Going
So where is the church headed? Is there change on the horizon? Visit vision.charismamag.com, where we’ve gathered thoughts from leaders about where the church is going.
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.”
Check out Charisma’s photo essay of celebrities sharing how God has changed their lives. A tearful Steve Harvey, who is most recently known as a New York Times best-selling author, says it was his mother’s persistent biblical teachings when he was a child that eventually guided him back to Christ. Find his and others’ testimonies at celebrities.charismamag.com.
Haiti: Still Work to Be Done
Christians are still at work helping to rebuild the island nation of Haiti after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck in January. Go to haiti.charismamag.com for firsthand, exclusive reports from Charisma editor Valerie Lowe as she investigates stories about God’s miraculous intervention and believers who are aiding Haitian victims.
10Ways to Evangelize on Facebook
Admit it, whether you are young or old Facebook is probably a (sometimes large) part of your life. With more than 350 million people on the Web site, shouldn’t Christians use it as an evangelism tool? Go to fbevangelism
.charismamag.com to find the top 10 ways to use Facebook for evangelism. Also, you can become a fan of Charisma’s Facebook page by going to facebook.com/charismamagazine.
Being Faithful Among the Faithless
Ever wonder how to live in this world but not be ensnared by the secular lifestyle? Are you concerned that Christianity has become nothing more than just another worldly subculture? Then go to bedifferent.charismamag.com to find a Bible study that can help you remain faithful among the faithless.
Two Sides: Christians and Tattoos
When Charisma printed the article The Dark Side of Tattoos, readers flooded us with feedback both for and against tattoos. So how much does your outward appearance
matter when it comes to a Spirit-filled walk? Christian leaders and readers weigh in at
Healing evangelist Oral Roberts will be remembered by many as a minister who was driven by a passion to obey God. Go to oralroberts.charismamag.com to view a special tribute, which includes reflections by Christian leaders on the legendary healing evangelist as well as a photo gallery and videos.
Roberts, who preached to millions and laid hands on 1.5 million sick people, faced his own physical challenges. He almost died from tuberculosis at age 17, but he told audiences later that he was healed in July 1935 during a tent revival. Watch videos of him preaching and praying over the sick at oralvideos.charismamag.com.
[REFLECTIONS]We asked prominent Christian leaders to reflect on the legacy of healing evangelist Oral Roberts. He was remembered as “a man of God” and a pioneer in televangelism and healing ministry. For more, go to reflections.charismamag.com.
Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston
“For more than 50 years, Oral Roberts was a dear family friend, and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He profoundly affected all of us through his strong faith in Jesus Christ and his deep compassion and love for his fellow man. “
Frederick K.C. Price, founder of Crenshaw Christian Center
“He was a very special man of God and a blessing to the entire body of Christ. He, Evelyn, Betty and I were dear friends and enjoyed a very warm and close relationship, which we shall forever cherish. We will miss him. “
Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
“I always appreciated the times when he went out of his way to befriend me. I thank God for his friendship and godly example and his faithfulness in ministry. He will be greatly missed.”
Important News You Can Use
Want accurate Christian news fast? Charisma News Online brings you breaking stories and time-sensitive reports from the U.S. and around the world. Sign up at newsletters.charismamag.com.
View Faithful Athletes
Christians are quietly sharing the message of Christ behind the scenes at the winter Olympics. Visit faithfulathletes .charismamag .com to view Christian athletes’ testimonies and videos of their performances.
Prayer: The New Boiler Room
A nonstop prayer movement is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Britain-based 24-7 Prayer has seen its international prayer rooms spawn a creative arts movement, social justice initiatives and modern-day monasteries known as “boiler rooms.” To learn about a boiler room in Ibiza, Spain, go to boilerroom.charismamag.com.
As an early Christmas gift, Charisma is giving our readers a box of Dayspring Christmas cards free of charge. Just go to survey.charismamag.com and fill out our short survey, and we’ll mail your gift to you. We’re making it easy for you to spread good cheer this holiday season.
Although many people might believe angels exist, that’s where the consensus ends on this controversial topic. Do angels come and talk with humans? Can anyone see an angel? Whatever your belief, Charisma has tracked down Christians who believe they’ve had real encounters with angels. Go to angels.charismamag.com to watch and read testimonies about angelic manifestations.
Win a DVD
Win a copy of Irene Gleeson’s extraordinary life story chronicled in the documentary Cinderella Children at cinderellachildren.charismamag.com.
Personality Test For Christians
Mark all that apply.
- Do you give your money or time even to your own detriment?
- Do you avoid the spotlight, feeling most comfortable behind the scenes?
- Do people often tell you that you nitpick?
- Do you believe you know a person after a first impression?
- Do you cry when you encounter a hurting person?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are probably already operating in your God-given spiritual gift. Go to spiritualgifts.charismamag.com to take our test and find out what they are.