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  • Campus Crusade for Christ: What's in a Name? ("Crusade" dropped because of bad image it evokes)

    07/31/2011 12:33:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2011 | Ken Connor
    "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (NIV) Campus Crusade for Christ, one of the world’s leading evangelistic ministries, is changing its name. Apparently the passage of time and changing cultural sensitivities have made its old name – in place since its founding on the campus of UCLA in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright – a liability. “Campus” evokes images of youth and enthusiasm and institutions of higher learning. But, in the ensuing 60 years, the ministry had expanded into...
  • Funerals for Virginia Tech students killed in Jefferson National Forest set for this afternoon

    08/31/2009 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 2,079+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | 31 Aug 2009
    The funeral services for two Virginia Tech sophomores who apparently were shot to death last week in the Caldwell Fields section of the Jefferson National Forest are scheduled for today in Lynchburg. As of Sunday evening, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office still was seeking leads for the shooting, which they believe occurred either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Services for David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest will be held at Heritage Baptist Church, which both students attended. Metzler's service will be at 1 p.m., while Childs' will be at 3 p.m. Each service...
  • Va. Tech in Mourning, This Time for Couple Slain Off Campus

    08/29/2009 5:15:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,547+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-08-29 | Mark Viera & Maria Glod
    BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 28 -- In what has become a sadly familiar ritual, about 100 students huddled together Friday on the Drillfield at the heart of the Virginia Tech campus, weeping and singing hymns as they mourned two slain classmates. Heidi Childs, 18, and David Metzler, 19, bright and promising students who were active in Campus Crusade for Christ, were found fatally shot Thursday morning in a national park about 15 miles from campus. Police said Friday that they had no suspects.
  • CCC Media Ministry Records Over 1M Decisions for Christ in 1 Month

    07/16/2009 5:17:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 401+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 7/16/2009 | Eric Young
    For the first time in its five-year history, the media arm of Campus Crusade for Christ recorded over one million decisions for Jesus Christ in a single month. In its announcement Wednesday, CCCs Global Media Outreach (GMO) reported that 1,030,581 people indicated either a first-time decision to follow Jesus or a decision to recommit their life to Christ through one of more than 90 GMO-hosted Gospel Web sites in June. "This is an historic event only possible by God's power," said GMO founder and chair Walt Wilson. "Over the past few months, we have seen an increasing number of people...
  • Top Pentagon Officers Face Discipline for Endorsing Christianity

    08/27/2007 6:19:54 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 15 replies · 697+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Aug. 26 2007 | Ethan Cole
    Seven high-ranking officers, including four generals, could face discipline for what the Pentagon considers their promotion of Christianity. The Pentagon inspector general found the seven officers to be engaged in misconduct when they appeared in a promotional fundraiser video for the evangelical group Christian Embassy three years ago, according to OneNewsNow. Christian Embassy was founded by the late Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ and ministers to diplomats, government leaders and military officers. The ministry holds prayer meetings each Wednesday morning at the Pentagon. The officers were said to be in uniform at the Pentagon when they expressed...
  • Lauren's legacy

    06/09/2007 8:52:48 AM PDT · by JZelle · 5 replies · 399+ views
    dailypress.com ^ | 6-9-07 | Mike Holtzclaw
    HAMPTON -- Lauren McCain is still talking to people and sharing her faith. Six weeks after she was killed in the April 16 massacre at Virginia Tech, the 20-year-old from Hampton is beginning to attract attention from churches and Christian groups across the country through an 8 1/2-minute video clip -- filmed less than two months before her death -- in which she talks about her faith and her belief in an afterlife. Her father, David McCain, in his first public comments since her death, said the video is a fitting legacy for his daughter. "That was her desire," he...
  • Campus Crusade will be featured on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric Wednesday, November 1st

    11/01/2006 6:31:21 AM PST · by WKB · 55 replies · 1,110+ views
    11-1-6 | Email From CCC Memeber
    The CBS film crew just finished shooting at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The focus of the story is the increased spiritual interest of college students and their involvement with Christian groups. CBS shot the entire UW weekly meeting with fantastic footage of a classic Crusade gathering with students streaming in and hanging from the rafters. They also filmed an entire freshmen girls dorm Bible study. Two students were interviewed sharing how they left the party scene when their lives were changed by Jesus. Now they are leading Bible studies. The feature is tentatively scheduled to run on Wednesday,...
  • Canadian Cinema Chain Won't Permit Paid Ad Correcting Da Vinci Code Errors

    05/29/2006 9:57:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 362+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/29/06 | LifeSiteNews
    VANCOUVER, May 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Canadian Movie Theater chain Cineplex Odeon abruptly cancelled a planned in-theater advertising campaign by Campus Crusade for Christ May 17. Valued at more than $60,000, the ads were part of the organization's program encouraging the public to view The Da Vinci Code movie and explore religious issues raised by the film."We're very disappointed the movie chain cancelled our ads without any discussion or verification regarding our plans," said Campus Crusade Marketing Director Braden Douglas.The Langley, BC-based organization had produced a 10-sec movie screen teaser ad encouraging the public to visit a special...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (5/6/06): photos & news

    05/06/2006 4:34:57 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 123 replies · 3,220+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY President Bush had an exceptionally full calendar today. He left Washington shortly after dawn this morning to fly to Oklahoma, where he delivered the commencement address at the University of Oklahoma. While in flight aboard Air Force One, the President got some work done, including a phone call to discuss Darfur with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. On his return to Washington, the President joined the First Lady and former President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, at a wedding for family friends. Transcript of the President's Commencement Address at the University of Oklahoma...
  • Christians Sue for Right Not to Tolerate Policies [bias alert]

    04/10/2006 9:17:06 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 6 replies · 271+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 4/10/2006
    Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant.Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where shes a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation.Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. So shes demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy.With her lawsuit, the 22-year-old student joins a growing campaign to force public schools, state colleges and private workplaces to eliminate policies protecting gays and lesbians from harassment. The religious right aims to overturn...
  • Christians Sue for Right Not to Tolerate Policies

    04/10/2006 2:26:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 213 replies · 3,549+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 10, 2006 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
    ATLANTA Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant. Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she's a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation. Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. So she's demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy. With her lawsuit, the 22-year-old student joins a growing campaign to force public schools, state colleges and private workplaces to eliminate policies protecting gays and lesbians from harassment. The...
  • Christian Students Replace Spring Break Sun, Sand with Mud, Mildew

    03/12/2006 7:14:22 AM PST · by MineralMan · 9 replies · 675+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 3/12/06 | UNK
    College students are replacing the sun, sand and surf of a typical spring break with the mud, muck, mold and mildew of Katrina relief, according to a campus ministry spokesman. Campus Crusade for Christ has drawn thousands of students from campuses across the nation to spend their respective spring breaks helping Gulf Coast communities recover and rebuild. The campus ministry had originally planned on 8,000 participants but drew another 2,000 student registrants to the Katrina-devastated lands. Students flew and traveled by bus for up to 36 hours from such cities as Berkeley, Calif., and Buffalo, N.Y., for the "rolling" spring...
  • Ivy League Schools See Rise in Evangelical Students

    12/28/2005 2:51:46 PM PST · by dukeman · 66 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 12/27/05 | Audrey Barrick
    More Evangelicals are attending Ivy League universities where spiritual interest is growing more than ever, according to university faculty and campus fellowship officials. "People are more hungry than I've ever seen; people want to know if it's true or not," said Craig Parker of The Navigators, according to CBN. "I've seen a growing spiritual interest." Noting the increase in Evangelicals at Ivy League schools, Michael Lindsay, a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, said, "This is the unintended consequence of having a more diverse student body. As these elite institutions have recruited geographicallythey've also produced religious diversity, so there are more...
  • Father & Child (An Evangelical Minister preaches on St. Joseph)

    12/14/2005 11:33:44 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 2,150+ views
    Time ^ | December 12, 2005 | DAVID VAN BIEMA
    Four days before Christmas in 1994, John DavidEdington, 22, the adopted son of a Presbyterian minister named Howard Edington, was driving home through an Orlando, Fla., downpour when he lost control of his car and ran into a tree. He died instantly. The tragedy was mourned deeply in lofty reaches of the evangelical world because the Rev. Edington is an extremely respected minister and at the time was the personal pastor to Bill Bright, founder of the megaministry Campus Crusade for Christ.Edington could have retreated into his grief, but instead, he preached three Christmas sermons that week on a topic...
  • 'Jesus' film screeners murdered (Men in Muslim Bangladesh had received threats)

    08/06/2005 4:44:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 394+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/6/05 | Michael Ireland/Assist News Service
    Two Christian men showing the "Jesus" film were killed in Faridpur, Bangladesh. Lipial Marandi, 21, and Tapan Kumar Roy, 27, were employed with Christian Life Bangladesh, a partner agency of Campus Crusade for Christ, the American-based evangelistic group. Amid strong outrage voiced at their July 29 murders, Bengali Christians are planning a rally in support of their families. The two men had spent the last eight months providing health awareness programs to locals and showing the "Jesus" film. The two-hour docudrama about the life of Christ, based on the Gospel of Luke, has been seen in every country of the...
  • The Pope We Never Knew:

    04/30/2005 8:08:49 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies · 378+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 04/19/2005 | David Scott
    When Karol Wojtyla stepped out on the Vatican balcony on October 16, 1978, as the new Pope John Paul II, waving to the crowds in St. Peter's Square on the first day of his auspicious papacy, the person preaching for him in his home pulpit back in Krakow, Poland, was none other than Billy Graham. Behind that fact is a surprising story of the late pope's personal involvement with American evangelicals. With his passing, it is time to tell that story. In the mid-1970s, American mission organizations like the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association began taking the gospel behind the Iron...
  • Campus Crusade for Christ Sues Mel Gibson over Passion

    12/13/2004 3:21:06 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 993+ views
    Holy Observer ^ | February 16, 2004
    Ministry claims the actor's movie is "a blatant rip off" of their JESUS filmLOS ANGELES, CA In a flurry of controversy that just won't blow over, Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ which has seen a storm of criticism from Jewish groups who fear the movie will stir anti-Semitism - seems destined for a dustup with an unlikely opponent and recent ally. Lawyers for Campus Crusade for Christ International have filed papers in US District Court alleging that The Passion of the Christ, which tells the story of the final 12 hours of the life of...
  • NYC's New Hope- street-smart churches changing the culture of USA's largest and most dynamic city

    11/21/2004 5:19:43 PM PST · by dukeman · 62 replies · 3,307+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/19/04 | Tony Carnes
    Acting on a tip, FBI agents in early October began digging up a vacant, swampy lot in Queens with a backhoe, searching for bodies of Mafia victims. One person the agents were seeking disappeared 24 years ago after he accidentally killed the 12-year-old son of John Gotti, the late "Teflon Don" mobster. I knew exactly where they were digging. I had been on that lonely dead end on Easter. For the past two years, I have been searching hundreds of streets and alleyways to discover the civilizing effect of Christ on New York City. I could have told them where...
  • Local group serves deployed troops one Bible at a time

    10/09/2004 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 573+ views
    Casemate - Fort Monroe, Va. ^ | October 8, 2004 | Patrick Buffett
    (Click logo to return to home page)Local group serves deployed troops one Bible at a timeSTORY AND PHOTO BY PATRICK BUFFETT CASEMATE STAFF WRITER At first glance, Suite 6012 in a Newport News office tower seems like any other business. Administrative assistants fuss over computer keyboards and issue the occasional may I help you? in response to the chatter of incoming phone calls. Doorplates mark the presence of higher-level personnel assistants and financial managers. A closer look, however, reveals an aspect of this office that sets it apart from any other in the world. Throughout each business day, teams...
  • Graduation Jihad

    06/17/2004 1:57:58 AM PDT · by kattracks · 45 replies · 562+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 6/17/04 | Roberta Leguizamon
    Graduating students at University of California-Irvine should be celebrating the end of a journey and the beginning of the best and most productive years of their lives. Instead, some of those young hopefuls intend to show their supportfor terrorism,murder and Islamist tyranny. The Muslim Student Union (MSU) of University of California-Irvine has asked graduating Muslim students to wear green sashes bearing the word shahada, the Arabic word for "martyrdom. The Muslim world refers toa suicide bomber who kills innocent civilians in Israelas ashahid. Pilots and their cohorts who fly airplanes into skyscrapers are also celebrated for their martyrdom. Children in...