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Larry Chaulklin

Turning Up the Volume: Joyful Noise or Noise Ordinance Violation?

Nearby businesses and residents initially welcomed Transformation Church when it bought the abandoned Spirit Bank Event Center in Bixby, Oklahoma, last August. But some neighbors have already had enough. Sound complaints have reached a fever pitch, with those living in a housing development behind the church claiming it’s so loud their coffee mugs shake during …

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Christian workers in China witness “holy moment” as North Korean is baptized

A North Korean believer who escaped the hermit kingdom two years ago was recently baptized in the name of Jesus across the border in China, in a secret ceremony onlookers described as a “holy moment.” According to Open Doors USA workers in China, a woman named Bon-Hwa who crossed the border from North Korea and …

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Iran arrests Christian convert activist after criticizing regime’s ‘soft repression’

Concerns are being raised internationally about the well-being of an Iranian Christian convert who was arrested during an anti-government protest in Tehran last week. The Human Rights Activists News Agency first reported on the arrest of 21-year-old Christian convert Fatemeh Mohammadi, who prefers to go by the name “Mary” since her spiritual conversion. Mohammadi was …

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Nigerian governor: Over one hundred thousand orphans and widows created by Boko Haram

A Nigerian professor-turned-politician claimed last week that Boko Haram has created nearly 120,000 orphans and widows since it began its onslaught against Christians in the West African nation. Babagana Umara Zulum, now the governor of Borno state, spoke at the National Defense College in Abuja last week to present his paper “Strategic Leadership: The Challenges …

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Chris Pratt declares ‘One Nation Under God’ as he launches production company aimed at overcoming divisions

Chris Pratt has launched a new production company that he says is to focus on content that will both entertain and help to heal divisions. The Christian actor announced Indivisible Productions on his Instagram page, joking that its remit is “no biggie”. “So grateful for each step of this wonderful journey,” he said in the …

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Believer from Iran details story of answered prayer

A persecuted Christian from Iran who escaped to Switzerland detailed the conditions believers are facing in the Islamic Republic at the Family Research Council Wednesday, telling a story of how her father was told by God to hand their church over to the government. Dabrina Bet Tamraz’s father Victor received a phone call in March …

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UPCI Superintendent David K. Bernard Attends Prayer Breakfast, Meets With National Leaders

Rev. David Bernard, General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, posted a number of updates and informational posts about meetings he had on February 5 and 6 in Washington DC. First on February 5, he attended a Bible Study in the Office of the Vice President of the United States and then he met …

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In horrifying ruling, Pakistan court says men can marry underage girls if they have had their first period

A Pakistan court has ruled that men can marry underage girls as long as they have had their first period. The ruling was made by the Sindh High Court in Karachi on Monday during a hearing into the alleged abduction, forced conversion and marriage of Huma Younus to Abdul Jabbar. The Catholic teen was taken …

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‘Torrents of support’ for Franklin Graham’s tour, say organisers, despite venue cancellations

Despite every single venue cancelling, the organisers of Franklin Graham’s planned UK tour say it has the strong support of churches across the country. Graham, the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, will be kicking off his tour in Glasgow on May 30. It was supposed to take place at the Glasgow Hydro, but …

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Chris Pratt Launches Patriotic-Themed Production Company: ‘Indivisible Productions’

Actor Chris Pratt, an open Christian who has specifically avoided alienating fans with divisive partisanship, has launched a new production company with the expressed mission of bridging “the growing divide in our country and world.” In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Pratt offered fans a sneak peek into the new offices of “Indivisible Productions,” a …

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When a Christian Couple Sins Sexually

Some Christian men and women feel locked into a dating relationship, even when it’s dysfunctional, and especially after they sin sexually. Maybe you know a relationship like this. Maybe you’re in a relationship like this. Failures to commit are prevalent (and destructive), but I want to speak into excessively committed relationships, unwisely committed relationships — couples that …

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No, Nancy Pelosi Didn’t Break the Law When Destroying Trump’s Speech

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) produced a great .gif of performative outrage for the #Resistance by ripping up a copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening after he rejected her “handshake of friendship.” Right-wing critics of the San Francisco liberal icon were quick to trot out their own performative outrage by lying about the …

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