‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not S*ck’

‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not S*ck’

An Arizona-based group has launched a “political late-night comedy” show similar to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” that provides stand-up comedy and skits by its pastor, who had been characterized by the New York Post as a “hipster pastor.” The weekly broadcast uses satire and strong language to make a “mockery of sin” in […]

Former Inmates, Now Born Again, Clean Cars to Thank the Police

Former Inmates, Now Born Again, Clean Cars to Thank the Police

(Evangelical Focus) — Forty former prisoners grabbed water bucket, sponge and soap, and showed up on Sunday in Houston, Texas, to to clean police officers’ personal cars. It was an initiative of the C.H.A.R.M. Prison ministry (Christ’s Hope and Reconciliation Ministry), a Christian organization dedicated to current and former prison inmates. The focus of the […]

Kazakhstani Pastor, Five Foreign Visitors Fined for Holding Baptisms

Kazakhstani Pastor, Five Foreign Visitors Fined for Holding Baptisms

(Forum 18) — A local Protestant pastor and five foreign visitors were fined for holding baptisms in hot springs near Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty. One of the foreigners–a United States-based Canadian citizen—was ordered deported. A court in Akmola Region overturned a summary police fine on a Baptist pastor for leading a church that chooses to […]

July 30 Is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30 Is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

India (Mission Network News) — This coming Sunday, July 30, is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The International Labor Organization estimates at least 21 million people are in forced labor and sexual exploitation today. The blight is widespread, not isolated to particular countries and communities, and is something several Christian ministries are combatting as […]

Street Preacher Cleared of False Accusation of Making Abusive Comments to Homosexuals

Street Preacher Cleared of False Accusation of Making Abusive Comments to Homosexuals

(Christian Institute) — A Christian street preacher has been cleared of all charges after being falsely accused of making abusive comments towards a homosexual couple. Andrew Frost had been preaching in Nottingham when two homosexuals reported him for verbal abuse. According to Rory Green, a friend who was preaching alongside him at the time, the […]

A Taxi Driver, a Suffering Woman, a Town in Witchcraft and the Power of Audio Bibles

A Taxi Driver, a Suffering Woman, a Town in Witchcraft and the Power of Audio Bibles

Mexico (Mission Network News) — Audio Scripture Ministries is tackling an ambitious Great Commission goal. In southern Mexico alone, there are 120 spoken languages, and with the help of Wycliffe Bible Translators, ASM wants to get Scripture in all those languages translated and recorded. Jim Loker with ASM reports, “The state of Oaxaca, which is way in […]

Preachers Acquitted of UK ‘Crime & Disorder Act’ Charges Over Public Offense at Exclusivity of Gospel

Preachers Acquitted of UK ‘Crime & Disorder Act’ Charges Over Public Offense at Exclusivity of Gospel

BRISTOL, U.K. — Two preachers who had been found guilty earlier this year of “intentionally alarming” the public with their open-air preaching have now been acquitted in a UK appeals court. “We hope and pray that today’s ruling will be an encouragement to Christians across the nation to continue preaching the good news,” defendant Michael Overd said […]

Pakistan Expels South Korean for ‘Illegal Preaching’ After Murder of Chinese ‘Missionaries’

Pakistan Expels South Korean for ‘Illegal Preaching’ After Murder of Chinese ‘Missionaries’

(World Watch Monitor) — Pakistan has ordered a South Korean man to leave the country, accusing him of involvement in “illegal preaching activities” after two of his students at an Urdu-language school were abducted and killed by the Islamic State group, which claimed they had been secretly preaching Christianity. “Investigations have revealed that [Juan Won-seo] […]

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